Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Activity

It has been a whirlwind of activity at the Barn this past week.
For all you shop owners out there, isn't it true, when you are gone all the big items sell. Or should I say... the main item in a certain vignette sells, which in turn destroys the look and the whole thing needs to be re-done. We also had a huge buffet, one that is a mainstay... It has been here since I started the Pottin' Company. Well it SOLD. Out the door she went.... Aaah, lots of change.  At my shop, a big piece is usually 5 layers deep with extra product, so it's a BIG deal when it goes out the door.
Anyway, fun times...
Just in time for the flip to Autumn.... 

Not that I am bringing out pumpkins just yet... but soon. 

As for where I went ...I was gone for a week - Atlanta ... on a buying trip.

For those of you who read the blog regularly, know I normally go to Atlanta in January. Last January I was actually  toying with the idea of selling the business.  Eek ! I said it out loud !  So with that said, I did not do any buying for 4th quarter.  As summer approached, I realized I better get busy or I would have an empty Barn come September.   Not acceptable !!

So I bought plane tickets, booked a room, grabbed my mom, met my sister ( she drives from Charleston, SC) and spent a ton of money !! Ate and drank !! Laughed and had a blast !!
Atlanta is quite nice in July and travel was easier then  going in January and fighting the snow and ice.

Can't wait to show you my finds !
Things are already arriving...

I love this vintage chair.
I originally purchased it for my house...
 You know how it goes, not everything can come home with me.

my crowned creatures are new ... first arrivals.
Oh yes, I already have items arriving daily, I think boxes were stacked up when I arrived home.

So cute.

More stories and more photos tomorrow.

I must say we are selling paint like crazy.  Everyone is busy doing projects !!  I love it!!  The Miss Mustard seed's paint line is a huge success in this part of town.

ta-ta for now !

Lori - RBPCo.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jeanne d'Arc Living magazine

This one is number 8 for 2014
I really can't believe we are heading into the 8th month of the year.  
but who doesn't love AUGUST ... my birthday month !!

Sorry I have been away from blog - land for so long...
I left for Atlanta ... buying trip,
my son closed on his house .... we were the moving crew,
my computer lost it's wireless capability .... my fault some rogue switch on the side.

How dumb is that to put an on - off switch on the side to disable the wireless.
Anyway, after a week, I was able to fix... on my own, I might add. So we are back in business... tons of posts to get caught up on.  In the mean time, check out some of the pictures of the 
upcoming Jeanne d'Arc Living magazine.

As you know, it is shipped from Denmark and features this fabulous French-Nordic design.

The climate is much like ours here in Minnesota.
Four fabulous seasons.

This issue should arrive next week at the Barn.
call to reserve your copy.

I have 1 - 2 back issues also, if you need to catch up.

ta-ta for now

Lori - RBPCo.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Good morning.  
It is such a beautiful day here in Minnesota 

Finally, I feel like summer has arrived. 

Outside at my place. 
The vine from the back fence is finally coming around to the front. It is filling in quite nicely if you ask me. I was outside yesterday doing some weeding.. .. that's what happens when you get a month of rain. WEEDs! !! 

Anyway, I looked up and thought I need to photograph that corner and share with my blog friends.  

Lots happening this week 

Inspection on my son's new house.. .. fingers crossed. mean's he is moving out! 
Summer evening painting class at the Barn. 

Leaving for Atlanta on a buying trip. 

Stay tuned. ..
Follow on Facebook 
It will be easier to post while I am hunting and picking. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Furniture Refreshment 101

If these pictures don't get you inspired to paint I don't know what will. 
 I was thinking I was going to take the summer off from the 
Painting classes, but I received a shout out a few weeks ago.
So here we go... Another class is on the books.

The 101 Furniture Refreshment is down and dirty...
Learn about Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

We supply the goods.
You will learn proper mixing techniques, along with using the paint and the 3 waxes.
You will go away with the confidence to complete
your own projects.

18 fabulous colors.

I hope you have a project in mind because when you leave you 
Will want to get started immediately.

Those who have attended the class have come back
And purchased many different colors and waxes.

Call the Barn 763.427.5321
To reserve your spot
Bring a friend

Wednesday, July 9th
5:30 - 7:00


It really is fun and the more the merrier !!

We have a few spots left...

See you soon - Lori 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Anchor Brand

Don't you love how much character a Vintage piece adds to home decor.  This Anchor Brand clothes roller would be an excellent addition to your laundry room or guest bath.

All you need is one or two pieces here and there... Fabulous.

New entry vignette

Just in time for our summer Yard Sale

Miss Moss is for sale and would love to find a new home

excellent condition ... sporting her original tag

This dresser ... just in...
chippy in all the right places.

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

We have it here at the Barn.

Stormy weather this weekend means a good time to shop.

30 - 50 % off

the newest issue of Jeanne d' Arc Living has arrived.

Tue - Sat 10 - 5 pm
Sunday 12 - 4 pm

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

summer blooms

Barn wood signs complement my fresh blooms.

I have to apologize for my lack of posts this month. 
I kind of remember June rolling around, but shouldn't it be the 3rd or the 4th of June.... certainly not the end of the month. It is odd that I haven't posted photos in over two weeks.
What in the world have I been doing...

planting, playing in the rain and working...

we just got some new greens in and the Barn is looking fresh and summer-y.

Summer Blooms !!

... I've also been playing at the Barn and working on some new canvases.
(not shown today but If I have any left I will get them posted)

... and getting things ready for the Yard Sale.

The annual Yard Sale ... in a Barn starts Thursday.

Tell your friends.
Bring a crowd or come explore by yourself.

30 - 50 % off

Thursday, June 26 - Sunday, June 29

some exceptions apply

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Let's Paint

It is all the craze.
The thrift store "re-do"

Find it cheap, fall in love, paint it and make it your own !

I know I can't get enough.
The problem is, you can't find it cheap any more because everyone is doing it.

NO problem.
 As I look around my house I see 5 things I could re-make, and I have not even left my stool.  
If you are going to paint it, YOU must try Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint.  
You will absolutely love it.  

It comes as a bag of powder so you only mix what you need.
Perfect for those small projects.

I'll show you some of the hot sellers this spring.
All you need is warm water and a container to mix it in.

The end result gives you the appearance as if the paint is the original.

Everyone who has come to the Barn and bought the product, has not only loved it, they have returned numerous times for more.

This is the prettiest shade of blue you will ever find.
I especially love it with some white accents and the white wax top coat.

We carry three shades of white.
Ironstone is the whitest of the whites.

... and then there is Trophy grey. .. LOVE

Right now, I have three small pieces of furniture at the Barn in this Yellow.
As fast as we get them in, they are out the door.
Fabulous accent for the porch, entry or bedroom. 

As I said, it comes in powder form...
... clay, limestone, pigments etc.
All natural
No POV's

The white wax is my new favorite.
It goes on like butter.
I can't wait for you to try it.

So gather your Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint at the Barn today and get Your Paint On !! 

I will also ship to any of my Blog friends out there.
Just give us a call or email me 

Reminder: As of Memorial day we have gone back to our Summer hours.
Monday - closed.
Sunday 12 - 4 pm
Tue - Sat 10 - 5 pm

Later hours and large groups by appointment.