Monday, October 20, 2014

a gathering for us

What are you doing Wednesday, October 22

Get out your calendar.

Call your friends.

We are having a Friends & Family Get together.

Loads of fun... loads of savings...I will even have a touch of Christmas out.  I have to get started that week, so come on in and celebrate with us.
Spread the LOVE

3 hours only.

See you then.. see you at the Barn...

Lori ~ RBPCo.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Letting Go... It's time to move on.

It's time.

I think you have all heard the news... rumors... gossip.
Well it is true.
I can finally talk about it...
I can Say it out loud !!
... here go's...
I am selling the business.
You heard it from me. 

It's time to let go.

For those of you who have followed and know my story, you know that I have a full time career outside of the Barn.  The purchase of the Barn and establishing myself in this crazy Vintage- Retail world has been the best time in my life.  The things I have learned... the people who I have met... and the goals that I have accomplished.  
But who can continue 2 full time careers at the same time.... for eight years...
It has been a hell of a ride, but my family is in need of more of me, so it is time to hand over the reigns.

So... no, I have not sold yet.
You still have a chance to own and run your very own 
World renowned Destination shop.
One of the top Destination establishments for the last 8 years. The RB Potting Company is housed in a historic Landmark Round Barn, that is well over 120 years old.  The building's charm and antiquity embellishes everyone and anyone's shopping experience.  

The Barn is a place to come for daily rejuvenation and inspiration. 
Located in Andover, Minnesota - just 20 minutes north of Minneapolis.

Calling all stylists...
... designers...
shop owner wanna-be's!!

If it has always been your dream to own your own business...
if you have just been waiting for the right opportunity...
the right location...
The Right Fun Venue!!

My Barn is the funkiest setting you will ever find to express yourself and to grow your business.

I will discuss details with only serious buyers.
Appointments must be made in advance.

You know you want it.
My dreams can become your Dreams !! goes...publish...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

... a house full of spookies

We actually have enough Spookies to fill a few houses.... 

... look at their cute pink toes.

I am wrapping up my Halloween postings today.  It is such a fun time at the barn. I can't believe it is only a few weeks away.  

... and then Christmas !!

The spiders just love Lola.
They are going to town...
these little spiders have these fab bendy legs - so you can hook them on anything... cupboard doors...vanity mirrors... the side of a coffee cup.
Your sweety will be surprised !

make your own Evil Brew...

treats. treats. treats.

thanks for stopping.
happy weekend!!

For all of you October babies ... Happy Birthday Month!

Lori ~ RBPCo.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Do we have Halloween ...

A customer walked in the other day and asked, "do you have anything Halloween?"

Of course I smiled and replied...
"we happen to have a little Halloween."

Newbies !! You gotta love em'

She was quite happy to say the least....

this empty vintage bird cage was perfect to anchor my spider webs AND my last, big - furry - scary spider !!

the skeletons I mentioned last post...

quick, follow me....

most of the glitter and shine are gone....
replaced with 2 tones of MMS milk paint.
I love how they turned out

did I mention the spider webs...

Of course, the Dracula bust and the crowned crow, are two of my favorites...

local artist, Renee, chalk board art.
One of a kind!

as a bracelet ?? Maybe.

One more round of photos to come.

... do we have Halloween !!!

We Do Indeed AND it is on SALE !!

See you soon.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Halloween ~ Barn Style

I love decorating for Halloween.

I don't know what it is about spider webs, skulls and rats.

Putting it all together in an old Barn with trees and crates and broken down chairs just adds to The mystery. The charm. The Ooh-la-la. ... The Va-Voom !

What ever it is about the Barn and Halloween it is a must see.

Love the vintage newsprint spiders.

More pictures to come...
The four full skeletons...
(within the mantle, hanging over the mantle, on top of the mantle and 
sitting in chair)

... they were all shiny, silver glitter, but I repainted them with Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint and they turned out so good.  Seriously, that MMS milk paint looks original and Fabulous on everything it touches.

Come back for more...

Lori ~ RBPCo.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

Do you have that special little something that you have been meaning to paint.

Your Mr. says "when are getting rid of that damn thing..."
Your response is the same..." I'm going to paint it."

Well Come on in and get your paint on !!

You will love this product

you can make your special piece look this good...

It really is so rewarding to get your project finished.

We are open everyday... come see how easy it is.
If you live too far away, give me a shout and I can throw it in the mail.

Fun times !!

If you are not a "do-er" but want this look...
come on in, I have funky furniture ready to go out the door.

Lori ~ RBPCo.