Whew y'all...how can it already be September??? It seems like the summer flew by and after having TWO shows in August, we had a LOT of catching up to do! First, we had to tend to these "children" of ours...our poor babies waited patiently all summer to be sheared.This is Miss Shug Avery, the Black Sheep of our little family and one of the most loving and friendly sheep you will ever meet. She loves to be kissed and hugged and will wag her little tail with excitement when getting some extra attention.
This is Miss Sophia with the other girls in the background(Shug and Sophia's twin sister Odessa). Sophia and Odessa love them some Jermonne...but no hugging and kissing...just scratching and rubbing their bellies will do for them (Joe moves a little too fast and talks a little too loud for them unless he has a bucket of treats, of course).
Then there was a lot of much needed R&R on "The Wisteria Lane of Barn House"...just hanging out, enjoying the beautiful weather, sunbathing (Joe), and sitting on the porch in a coma-like state (Jermonne).
THEN we invited ourselves over to Cindy and Barry's house for Labor Day...HEE HAW!!!Their house is so beautiful, warm and the source of SOOOO much inspiration! Her exquisite style of infusing French home decor and her own unique creations is absolutely breath-taking!! She even made us an incredible dinner. Joe and Cindy looked at books and discussed the Barn House October Season Finale (YES! The Queen of Tarte will be back as our Featured Guest AND Co-Creator for the October Extravaganza!!!).
Barry and I sipped some moonshine discussing something that was really important at the time...I "think" we were giving Joe a big ol' guilt trip for not letting me get another dog!! Then a very "theatrical" banter began. ;o)This is THEIR dog Jake who is such a sweetie pie (did I mention WE don't have a dog???)!! He use to growl and bark at Joe (who is already afraid of dogs), but they have become BFFs. Who couldn't love Joe after he has invited himself over sooooo many times (not to mention feeding Jake all the delicious food we eat over there)???
Whew...back to work! The vegetable garden needed some love too...
OH...and some very special pink roses for the women in the SEPTEMBER 20th LINE-UP!!!! We know...all of that lolly-gagging when all you REALLY want to hear about is The Line Up...
Our Featured Guests and First-Timers at Barn House:
Second Childhood Girlfriends (Corrine and Karen) - You know them well from Expo, Monticello Antique Marketplace and Camas Antiques...they have a very classic and romantic cottage style of decorating. We were honored to be next to them when we did Expo last November. We have always been impressed with the continuous long line of customers they have in their space!!
Worthy Goods (Debbie and Laurie) - They were one of the featured dealers at our June show AND Flea Market! We LOVE them and are so happy to have them back!! They have been VERY busy collecting a great assortment of treasures just for you.
AND there couldn't be a Barn House Event without one of our all time favorites and top-sellers...Natalie (Sparrow). The pictures of her space from our previous posts say it all. Even though I said she couldn't be invited back after winning our Bake-Off competition at the Flea Market, we "kind of" really, really, REALLY love her AND her style (when she isn't stealing OUR awards). One of these days she is going to get that blog of hers together. One can only hope!!
More to come on our September show AND the blog awardS we just received...
J & J