Sunday, June 15, 2008

Weekend Jackpot...

What a beautiful weekend to hit the "Vintage Home & Garden" Jackpot! Saturday morning, we decided to cruise through the country-side to see if we could spot any good sales on our way to the nursery. After a couple of major disappointments, we stumbled upon a "garage" sale...that was not by any means a typical garage sale. We drove down a long driveway which revealed a beautiful old house that had a few small, very cute cottage-style buildings on the property. As we began to get into that treasure-finding-zone (some of you may be familiar with this), something seemed oddly familiar. As it turns out, we were at home of Rose -- we met last year at the Willow Nest Flea Markets AND most recently at our opening!! We got a tour of her house--GORGEOUS and full of a million Linda and Ludmil creations. Rose and her friend Rosy (who showed up too) are getting ready to open a store (Rosy Rose) in one of these cute buildings on her property. We got a preview of the store AND the opportunity to shop. Then her husband came home and took us into his studio and we got to shop even more! At this point, the pickup was too full to try to go to the nursery. Look at this incredible primitive cupboard!! We are trying our best to give Natalie a run for her money in finding great primitives!! ;o)

Next we decided to go to the Battle Ground Farmer's Market to pick up some plants. "Some plants" is a huge understatement! I am not sure what got into us, but we went a little crazy and ended up spending the rest of the day planting like maniacs. Shoveling and hauling compost around is awesome! ;o) Hopefully one day soon our work in the garden will be done, but that is highly unlikely.

We are not the only ones going a little koo-koo around here. About five of our hens decided to go "broody"...and for y'all city folks, that means five of our hens have decided they want to sit on their eggs for weeks to hatch little baby chicks. This is a picture of the first born. I have no idea what we are going to do with any more chickens!! Good thing our egg selling business is steadily growing...we to have to pay for all of this chicken feed somehow.

Shopping, planting and playing with baby chicks is not all we have done this weekend. We have also been working on getting the store ready for our next sale. It's looking good!! The layout has changed quite a bit, and LOTS of great new goods are being brought in on a daily basis. We hope our next sale is even better than the first! More to come...

Joe and Jermonne
The Boys of Barn House


High Desert Diva said...

What a friggin' haul! That cupboard is to die for. Love the wooden (carpenter's ?) box, too.

And plants, and baby chicks! What a great weekend.

littlebyrd said...

You're weekend finds make my weekend finds look like poop (see my post). Goodness - you did hit the jackpot, didn't you! Love seeing what you found! The plants and chicks are wonderful additions to your property.

Sparrow said...

i am so jealous!!! i am going to have to start following you!
great finds! love all of it!


Auntie Joy said...

Hi J & J,
I am back among the living after the Farm Chick Blur... I saw my sister this week end and she must have told me 15 times that yours is her FAVORITE blog... traitor!! We have to miss the 28th as we will be in Texas looking for treasures and going to a wedding!!
See you in July

Kathy said...

HGi Guys if you have any reason to head down towards Eugene we are having a monster salvage overstock sale,w/ vintage doors,windows,screens,shutters,cupboards etc...this weekend.Your blog looks great!! Kath

Aleta said...

WOW! Look at all those treasures!! I'm so jealous that you're out shopping and I'm soooo not. Are you sure you really want to do a flea market on your property?!! Oiy!

That sweet little chick made me smile. Thank you. :o)

Hugs and hugs,

The Farrier's Daughter said...

Love the idea of the window collection in the staircase! I can see it already.

Shop is still slow-going. I have currently turned my attention to getting ready for "Old Stuff on Main Street" in Silverton (wish me luck). Oh yeah, and tearing the entire roof (beams and all) off of our 100 year-old project/home. More luck please :-)

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

Hi! I'm so glad I found your blog :-) I adore Battleground :-) I live really close to it. Have a great weekend!!! xo Britt :-)

Journal Swag said...

Wow, you guys are rock stars! Yes, I know about the "treasure-finding-zone," kinda makes your heart drop to your tummy! Cute little baby chickadee too. Sounds like a blast!


A Wild Thing said...

I want to come play at your house...I really miss having my baby chicks and rubbing their soft heads on my's the simple things.

A Wild Thing said...

I want to come play at your house...I really miss having my baby chicks and rubbing their soft heads on my's the simple things.