Sunday, November 22, 2009

BH Evening Walk - Part 1

We must thank all of your who have commented on the last post. We have been getting back to the basics -- Spending quality time here on the farm with our little ones...and spending quality time with our friends. Today we had a special & very long talk with with someone we love sincerely and are inspired by immensely. It pretty much pulled me out of my blog-funk. One of my favorite blogs is very simple, uncomplicated and beautiful -- it makes me really happy. This post is dedicated to LB/RD (thanks, Sunshine!). This is the BH version of her "My Morning Walk"...(she also has a very cool on-line store on ETSY called Little Byrd Vintage).

I personally feel like we are incredibly lucky to live here in Venersborg. Our walks here reveal a special history and stunning vignettes of nature at its finest. After talking to RD, I "made" Joe get in the truck with me to drive around our "hood." This is what we were able to capture before the sun set...

















When we we made it back into the house, we had received a special message from another dear friend -- Joyce. We feel very special to be a part of the Monticello Antique Marketplace 20009 Christmas Show! We (Joe mostly) have been working very hard preparing for this show. The heavy hitters of the Portland area and beyond will ALL be in the house bringing their A-Game. To say the least, we are REALLY excited to be back at Monti's December 4th - 27th!!!

Much Love,

J & J

The Boys of Barn House

Barn House

AND -- Coming January 2010...

Our Online Store - Barn House Marketplace -- !!! (more to come -- really this time)

BTW - Do you like our new look??? We are probably the LAST bloggers on Earth to finally make-over our site after (only after two long years). We are transforming in many-many ways.

40 comments:

Kathryn said...

Wow....I so wished I live where you do. It's gorgeous!

Sue said...

I'm new to your blog, have an antique business in SoCal, Country Roads in Old Towne Orange, and someone there told me to come visit you. Love the pictures, and story you posted today, and more. I'll definately be back. Take care, Sue

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hey Guys, loved your trip around your "neck of the wood", literally. The countryside is so beautiful, and Oh, the trees. The little churches and school just are so picturesque. Love seeing it all. Have a great show! and have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!
Debra

Traveling Ypsie's 3 said...

BoyZ~ I'm Luva, luva , luvin it! Simplify is my new fav......Motto and It's never to late to live happily ever after.Missed ya lots! I am sooo excited for the online store Woo-hoo bring it on bad boyz.

lulu said...

Love the new blog look. Glad to hear all is well. Wonder what that little burg of yours was named after?

Kathrine said...

Simply gorgeous!! Love the new look!

I miss you guys! I will be at Lynne's on the 5th. I will do my best to make it to Monticello. Maybe Lynne will take me.

Talk to you soon.
Hugs.
Kathy

Pony Girl said...

Love the new look~ your header is fabulous!
What beautiful pictures.....such a quaint & charming place you live in! I have family that grew up really close to there, actually. I was really young and hardly remember it.

trash talk said...

Look at y'all all fancy schmancy! I probably need to get dressed now before coming to visit!
I needed a breath of fresh air this morning to get me started...thanks for providing just the right amount.
I'm looking forward to this next year and all y'all got in store. I would love to see the Monticello show...the photos always look fantastic of the vendors who display there. I really do want to come up there this next year...don't shoot until you see the trash in my eyes!
Debbie

erin said...

Love the new look so much! Happy Thanksgiving!

littlebyrd said...

xxxxxoooooo! I was also full of inspiration after our talk. I might just be the luckiest gal alive to have such wonderful friends as you two! Love your gorgeous pics....makes me want to go out now and have a walk ;)

junkrescuerbeth said...

Welcome back to blogland. I have missed you, but so understand the need to find balance, clarity and serenity. I admire the two of you for proceeding at your own pace. Love the new look of your blog!

Beth of Salvage Studio

Anne Marie said...

country roads are the best!

and funny: your same look on your blog all the time never made me think twice.....

but I do REALLY like your pictures you chose for your new header....

your new look is clean - and it's very nice......

Christina said...

My father-in-law live just a few houses up from you, and my husband grew up out there - but i've yet to have him drive me around the neighborhood. I love the long drive out there from the intersection, the road is so peaceful and beautiful. I think next time we're visiting I'll have him drive me around. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

Andy's Attic said...

Your new look is great! (just like the other one) Love the pics of the hood, very welcoming. Looking forward to the new "shop" :>). Glad you are back bloggin'.
Annette

seabold vintage market said...

Love, Love, Love your new look!!! Relaxation and change is always good for the soul - absolutely love what you are doing!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!1 - liz

Florence said...

I do like your look, there is something to be said about the crisp white, I think. Back to Venersburg, we used to live not very far from where you live, before we moved up in the hills of Hockinson, I love all the winding roads in our neck of the woods. Much hugs to you both. Florence

Tara said...

I love miss Littlebyrd, the way you described her blog is perfect!! gorgeous photos, it is amzing what you can find when you look through a lens!!
And, an on-line store...I can hardly wait...I am so excited, good luck! Happy Thanksgiving~

michelle said...

love the look of your new blog! beautiful pictures of the area. can't wait till your next sale. :)

happy thanksgiving to you both.

Kasey said...

I love your new look!
and i love RD...she is one of my fav girls...
your pics are fabulous.
xo

Joyce said...

AAaaahhh, I love you guys. Isn't country living great. Beautiful pictures. I am looking soo forward to having you guys back in the house. The Christmas show is going to be GRAND and FABULOUS. See you soon!
Hugs, Joyce

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Welcome back! Love the new look...Kind of invites one in....now if I could just get that cuppa coffee... Happy Thanksgiving to you! Enjoy the day and all that goes with it. Tami E.

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Inspiring words, inspiring new look, inspiring Boys.... we love you guys! Thanks so much for sharing your lives with all of us.

Deb n' Bob @ Retreat

Auntie Joy said...

Well YES!! I love your new clean look it is very easy to read and the pictures are wonderful. I am looking forward to seeing you boys from the BH this coming week.
When your through being back to basics and enjoying life, maybe you could write a book, we all love reading your inspiring words.
Love to both of you.
JOY!

The Flying Bee said...

I love your new look! Gorgeous! Oh, and I am so thrilled about being there in just 8 days!!! I can not wait to see the show at Monticello's! Hope to see y'all there!

Adrienne

Philigry said...

yes, i love the new look as well as those beautiful pictures.
thanks so much for sharing.

Celticlass said...

We truly are blessed in this area.
You are both on my Thanksgiving plate of gratitude this year.
Have a wonderful Holiday full of long walks and "gathering"
Blessed Be,
Erin

Junk Exchange said...

makes a body want to move north -

love the new look - always enjoy taking trips with you - hoping you continue to share -

thank you,

troy & rod

The Brocantess said...

The new blog header is beautiful and can not wait until the new online site launches!

Lori said...

I love the new look and these pictures are beautiful!! Have a fabulous Thanksgiving guys and a great show!

Ramona said...

Happy Thanksgiving ~

Great post...don't you just LOVE fall in the Northwest? I love the new look of your blog...and no, I am the last to update the look of my blog. I cannot wait to see your online store...what a wonderful treat~fest and another reason to cuddle up with a cup of tea and hangout in blog land!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Timi said...

Great pictures! Welcome back and happy holidays to the both of you.
I think of you guys often.

Can't wait to see what you two have been cookin up.

Halo Hill said...

Well, I love it all! Gorgeous places near you! Joy must have sped by them too quickly! (You know she is the one with the lead foot, not me)! Ha!

Love,

Sheila

shabbyscraps said...

love this post and LOVE the new header!
xoxo, Tiffany

Karen said...

I loved all the pictures, your banner is great, too. I think it's gorgeous in your area. I'm one who can get lost in places and I never care, b/c I just think so many places are so beautiful, it's just nice to see the sights! That first picture of the old school, what a treasure! I have a special thing in my heart for old schools (my dad owns one) and we actually have a little church given to us by the Finnish people in our area, where we have Bible studies. So, yep, I loved the post, for sure! Karen

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Susan at Charm of the Carolines said...

Love the look of the website and no, you are not the last bloggers to update. My site is in dire need of a makeover. I'll add it to the ever growing list. Looking forward to seeing your Marketplace section in January!

Susan at Charm of the Carolines

gaffergirls.com said...

awesome blog.. & store

wish we were closer..
thanks for the great blog
& sharing your fun....

gaffergirls.com said...

online store...
does it get any closer than this.

come visit us... '0)

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Thank you so much for the lovely walk. Your blog looks wonderful. No...you are not the last ones to redo your blog...I think that's me. Thanks again for all the inspiration.
ooo xxx
Cathleen alyce

CLAYSON FARM said...

BY GOSH YOU ARE NOT I REPEAT NOT GOING TO TAKE THE TITLE OF "LAST BLOGGER ON EARTH TO UPDATE" IT'S MINE I TELL YA ALL MINE!!!!!

I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO DO AND WHAT I WANT IT TO LOOK LIKE BUT GETTIN ON THE SITE WELL LETS JUST SAY THAT'S ANOTHER STORY!!

HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU TO......BEST OF 2010 TO YOU!