Monday, April 27, 2009

Under Construction - Part 1


Drastic times call for drastic measures! Over a month ago, we knew the clock was ticking on our opening and we had to cut out some of our guilty pleasures (aka, time wasters). We actually turned off ALL 200+ channels (many in HD) of our satellite TV so that we could focus more on BH. Now, the biggest, most beautiful, gorgeous and nurturing TV in the world sits with a very blank stare on her facing asking "Where did our love go?" I also went as far as canceling my subscription to US Weekly (and how I looked forward to checking the mailbox every Friday for that absolute garbage). You would think getting rid of these two things alone over a month ago would have allowed us to be on schedule. Not exactly... We ended up falling in love with our little duckies and did a lot of duck watching...I got "bullied" (by Lynne G.--Yes, I am calling you out!) into joining Facebook and got caught up in a web of family and friends I haven't heard from in decades...AND we decided we reeaallly needed an iPOD (since we don't have TV). Now, we have been spending time downloading music (it's really for the shows, right!?)

After realizing the clock was ticking and the show was REALLY just around the corner, we ran into another issue. We had been away from The Barn (watching TV) for a long time and really had not just sat and listened to what "she" wanted for her big transformation and debut into the 2009 BH Season (she doesn't like wearing the same thing twice, you know). So there we sat...thinking our thoughts...waiting for a sign...sipping on a little moonshine maybe at times...arguing about whose fault it was as to why we weren't hearing anything yet...having staring contests...etc. Well, apparently "she" decided at the 3 week mark before the season opening that all would be revealed. So, here we are...SCRAMBLING!

The Barn wanted a bigger entry/welcoming area equipped with a Big & Elaborate Structure, new fence and a ton of gravel for flooring. The Barn also wanted a new back drop...and additional lighting. She also wanted Big & Elaborate Structure inside...a new check out area and a new check out counter. AND she wanted us to finish a bunch of other stuff that slipped through the cracks last year. She ALSO asked for wood floors for the interior, but that's where we had to draw the line. SHE'S GREEDY ONCE SHE STARTS TALKING!!!!
Here we go again!!!!
Don't worry...we WILL be ready!!! Just light a candle for us, in the meantime. ;o)

The goods are piled up everywhere!!

Joe and I hit a JACKPOT this weekend...one of those JACKPOTS that requires 2-3 trips to pick it all up...one of those JACKPOTS you wouldn't tell ANYone the address because the stuff is sooooo good! We were giddy all day!!!


Oh, and I can't forget to mention our Featured Dealers!!! They will be bringing their treasures for the next week filling the joint to the brim...

Sylvi - Little Cottage
Natalie - Sparrow
Debbie & Laurie - Worthy Goods
Cindy - The Queen of Tarte
Julie - The Withies
and new to The BH Family, Leah - Art by Leah

I will be talking about them more this week...but it's after midnight and I have to be somewhat presentable at The Torture Chamber tomorrow.

OH...and THANKS to all of the folks that have left such warm and encouraging comments. I am REAAAALLY behind on getting back to everyone...I hope you understand. We have a very greedy barn...

J & J
The Boys of BH / Barn People / Barn Enablers

24 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Funny....clever....and not surprising that those little ducks stole your hearts! they ARE the cutest things!!
I would create a little sign on their home, that if someone wants to pick them up to handle with care, or something like that....we put signs up last time at the sale, and it helped alot!
LOVE your transformation spirit!!
Can't wait to see what you'll do-

Wish I could go!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You did find the jackpot!! Good luck with the next show. Wish I were there.

Woods Olde Homestead said...

Oh what awesome finds...jackpot is right
wish I could be there too...
Prim Blessings...
Tonja

littlebyrd said...

Not US weekly??!!! hehehehe! I can't wait to see the final transformation - no doubt it will be wonderful. I saw a few things I was liking quite a bit...

Tiffany ~ Shabby Scraps said...

The barn is looking fabulous! And I think the phrase "when mamma ain't happy, nobody happy" applies here! (not sure if it applies to Miss Barn, or joe though!! :) I'll keep watching all that trash tv for you, so if you need to know what is going on, I am here for you!
Have a great day,
xoxo, TIffany

Karyn Bernard said...

Oh how I enjoy your blog...I rencently discovered it and you are too funny! What an enjoyable read and a feast for the eyes! Keep up the good work and I hope to someday visit a show at The Barn.

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

We missed you at the Kindred Roses Sale Saturday!!!!
You missed some great junk.
Julie & Christa

Florence said...

I am lighting the candle for you all. I know it will all come to gather just in time.

debbie said...

WOW!! Barn House is going to look amazing!! You two are amazing and I just can't wait for May 9th!! I know you will pull it all together....working under pressure always seems to bring out the best in the end!! Take deep breaths along the way!! See you soon!
Debbie

PleasantGirls said...

Wish I could have seen the before but cant wait to see the after....In July none-the-less!!! Good Luck. Sandy, The Tattered House.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

Oh my goodness! lol. you are just the funniest blogger ever! lol.Lately all I do on my blog is post family pics. Nothing of what I have made. I don't even get around to putting anything in my etsy shop. I just make things and give them all away. lol.
Anyway...:-) I am sooo excited about the show! May 9th is my hubby's bday and while he AGREED to go to barn for the show he has been saying some less then excited things about going. Darn him! lol. I will have to convince him more or make a girls day of it with friends :-) I hope you have a fabulous week!!! hugs!!! Britt :-)

LITTLE COTTAGE said...

Hey, great post! Do u want my old US-magz???? All the gossip you're loosing out on....
I look so forward to finally get started & you do know, it's only 11 days left - YEAH!
Sylvi

Tamara Jansen said...

oh, can't wait to see your barn all re-done. We just did the same thing in our barn......check it out :P

http://thegreenhousediaries.blogspot.com/2009/04/milking-parlor-makeover.html

trash talk said...

But without US and TV how will you know when BH makes the big time news? You could be on Oprah and not even know it! You know it's just a matter of time until y'all are "discovered"!!! Now, quit reading this and get back to work. Debbie

Lori E said...

You are killing me here. I will be away at a wedding that weekend. Killing me I tells ya!

Jenns Three Graces said...

Please come pick me up and let me shop.....I live in western Maryland - I promise to buy a lot - wreally wreally !!!!!! Jennifer the collector of many a garden treasure

jennsthreegraces

Stacey Steimle said...

I am hoping that once 'she' gets her transformation that you will share 'her' with us. For those of us that live out of the area and in suburbia a barn like yours is a dream.

Brighid said...

Love what you think about the ol girl and her speaking to you. I'm more than a little upset that I can't come up for the opening. Will try to send my sis-in-law from Vancouver, WA. Could you keep an eye out for her, she'll be the one with the wild eyes, big list, and shatchel full of funds.

KatCollects said...

Wow, you are quite the busy bees. I love my Ipod, if I had to give up my tv or Ipod, the TV would be out the door! I can't wait to see how the barn turns out. I hope you both have a good weekend.
Kathy

gatherings home said...

How clever of you to speak of the barn as a woman who demands attention! Very, very clever. Many things have happened since my last comment. I only wish I had taken the time to see you guys before. I should have some time now!!

ludmil said...

Mama and Papa Willow have been on a buying trip... and out of touch with our little hatchlings.. it's about time you gave up that energy sucker the t.v. and got busy with your tasks at hand... your public awaits... oh to get a make over, such bliss.... anyway we can not wait to see YOU and the lovely barn and baby ducks... opps they will be teenagers by then, maybe we will take a rain ck. love you .... Mother Willow

wide open spaces said...

I'm drooling over all your fabulous finds. just lovely.

HÃ¥ndlister said...

Thanks to Barn house Under Construction, we've just launched our 5th website!

phenocal said...

Ow, I just love those little ducks. We also have ducks at home. They are just adorable.