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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

at home vignette-ing

This week the focus is on my Home Tour. At least with me it is.
I am giving you a peek.... and this is it until after the tour.
My home is small and I tend to over do things, especially when I decorate. I just don't know how to do it any other way.








































I will leave you with this.
I think I counted 10 vignetted areas in my living room and entry alone. If you have been to my small house you would say NO WAY but I guess, as I have said, I over do things.
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Remember call the store to reserve your spot.
We have 3 pm - 4 pm open
763.427.5321

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hand crafted

Not since the 80's has the words Hand Crafted been the in thing.
With the economy and the whole green thing going on, hand crafted is the push right now. I truly love my local artists and I believe that my Barn could not have the unique look it has without them. My crafter's knit, not only scarves, but mittens and hats as well. They make pillows and dolls and canvas and art and they are truly inspirational to us all. Now - if only I had time for my own designs.... someday. In this post I am featuring the art by my friends Sue Wolfe, Renee Ellena and my new friend Sue Abramowski.

Angels - Renee Ellena




SOLD





$92 each


Sue Wolfe Designs






Sue Abramowski designs
- various prices



Renee Ellena



decorated clips and twine to hang your Christmas cards or photos








Tuesday is the last day of November.
Oh my, do I have to get busy.
It is time for a POWER list.
Only 6 days until the home tour. When 100's of women and men, well mostly women.... 1-2 men will come through and I can never tell if they are happy to be escorting the Mrs. or if it is a pay back thing. One year, Mr. guest stayed out front and shoveled snow for me. We had a ton of snow that year. All of my pots and outdoor vignettes were buried... oh jeez
Not done. Not done. Lots to do...oh my!
Deep breathe. make the list...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Believe in the season

Believe in the Season.
It is starting here with some cold weather and a little bit of snow. Now is the time to start preparing the house for Christmas, but first some pumpkin pie, I love pumpkin pie for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving... yummy. Many people shop the weekend after thanksgiving so I hope you all plan on stopping at the Barn for your special gifts. I am trying to prepare a post with my special artisian gifts that are at the Barn this year. Stay tuned. For now these pictures are a continuation of the front room with the large penguin table. Browns and whites and greens and loads of nature...birch and pine and birch.




this is one of the real trees I drag in every year





lanterns are very hot this year

and again words are hot, hot, HOT









































love this shot
I did something similar on my front door at home this year
Too Fun





this is the other real tree tucked in with all the birch trees








smaller size but just as fun.
Update on the home tour....
Saturday December 04
We are still taking reservations... call the store to reserve your spot.
3 homes so plan on an afternoon of inspiration.
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November / Christmas Jeanne d'Arc Living - available
Have fun shopping this weekend. ~L