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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Not work at all....


A new week has begun.
As I am in my own little world, the Barn, with cobwebs-pumpkins-Christmas all going on at once. The East coast is in big turmoil.  Hopefully, the storm will blow through faster then they think and everyone will get power back and stay safe.

Me, I am deconstructing Fall and Halloween vignettes at record speed.
Thank goodness we don't have a ton of product left and that I don't consider this work at all....
Halloween once filled two whole areas, from ceiling on down and into the kitchen area, now just 2 table tops.

Come and get it!! 
Tomorrow it will be gone - Early.




I have already started getting the guts of this area in place.
Sorry for the quality of the picture.
I wanted to get a couple shots before the product came out but my battery was Ka-put.
My camera was as tired as I was yesterday.

When you realize that you are all of a sudden tired, hungry.....no starving...thirsty AND your feet are killing you....like, can not walk another step...killing you.
It is time to go home!!



...yeah, and the editing piece is haywire too.... ?





You will see these all over the place.
BUT only for 3 more days.
By Friday....which is a huge day for us we will be ready.



Everyone needs a sparkle bar for the Holidays.


The horse carriage "the buggy"
our mascot for the Barn.
Is getting all gussied up.



Today, I finish the kitchen area, with reds and grays and whites.... a Swedish, French, Nordic kind of Flair. 

 I will then finish deconstructing the front Entry ..... haul out the big trees....and start propping that area. A big mess for sure...you may need a hard-hat when you enter.

Then it is the pink and gray fu-fu Christmas in the Vogue Boutigue zone.

Halloween GONE.
Main room propped.

Outside the Barn cleaned up and staged.

Product out on the sales floor....
by now I am onto Thursday evening.... the wine is coming out...
Friday finish up....more wine....Saturday we will be ready!!

Off and running...
emails to answer
online shop to update
orders to process
laundry
shower
....post office
then Barn by 9 am.

Lori

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Christmas from Denmark


My Christmas from Denmark has entered the Barn.

I have been waiting since last January to receive my Christmas order from Denmark.

It has finally arrived.
I am short on time today... this week.... so I can't show it all but here is a peek....
we are already selling like crazy.


Sooooo
CUTE!!




the details are amazing.

not just on the big pixies but every ornament....perfection



sweet little pixie in a can



the Advent calendar
every piece.... perfect




brother and sister mouse in a box

And two mice in a can....


I love the mice




the toy sack is also so precious.


News update:
We have not received the November issue of Jeanne d'Arc Living yet BUT should arrive next week.  In stock at the Barn 1 Sept issue / 2 Oct issues remain

Christmas is being set up ....
the Premiere is November 03 - 04

We will be ready, things are going out as fast as I can set up, but I have PLENTY....
you know how I like to put on a show!!!
See you soon.

~ Lori 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

weeds and sticks and extras


Hello. Hello. Hello.
It is almost Friday, which means another week has absolutely flown by.
October 18th....another month is almost gone.
Holy Moly as they say.

Grab a cup of coffee...

I wanted to share this one last post with you featuring my Fall weeds and sticks.


.... and copper.



terracotta pumpkins



the paper print flowers have been a great hit this fall.

I look forward to working them in with my pine for the winter season too.





love my crates of pots




My last shout out for Fall.
Most of you have filled your home with all the Fall colors and Halloween spooks for the kids, but some are looking for those end-of-season deals.

Need I say more....
tomorrow we start our Big Halloween sale at the Barn and I jump on that band wagon with Fall merchandise too.  Just in case you need some last minute table scape items for your Thanksgiving table.
50 % off Halloween
50 % Fall
weeds, sticks, pumpkins, candles, potpourri etc. etc.


And now the show must go on.
Here is where you need to go get your second cup of coffee...
 a little Christmas sneak peek.

I start in the back of the Barn.
Clearing out all of the Fall vignettes.... moving pumpkins and floral and candles....see why it is now on sale...I am tired of moving and re-vignetting.

Anyway....I start in the back and I start early because it takes me forever to clear and re-prop and then haul out product.

So far 5 no 6 Vignettes have been started.
More product will be added as I dig through the boxes of clutter I call storage.

Here is a tiny peek...you can see more if you visit out facebook page.



the pearl trees sold out immediately last year and I could not get my hands on any more.... so this year I offer them to you again.  Also, I have gone crazy with paper this year... paper ball ornaments instead of the heavy glass ornaments, paper garland and MANY different paper trees....



something for the wall...
Santa with sack of toys
Santa with elf
$28.95 each

shown here black / white with red words and accents
also available
black / white
black / white with green accents


and if you like this look disc ornaments
great for the tree and package toppers

$10.95
3 different styles available



the Farmhouse Christmas area

love!!

Vintage wood chicken crates filled with red geraniums, pine trees in metal buckets, birds and pigs and chickens, white stoneware....






love the French wallpaper birds...



another fun area.... felted wool and linen ribbon and angels and Santos.... and on and on....



I love when things sell early
....I have so much fun product this year.... I can sell Christmas for 3 months straight.... By the way there are only 16 days until my Christmas premiere....36 days until Thanksgiving..... which means only 45 days until our Holiday Home Tour.
AND then we are full blown December!!!



I have one last picture to show you.
We all covet the Vintage Dress Form and if you follow my blog, you know I have an obsession .... big time !! 

You have seen them for sale at my shows and you have seen them at the Barn with the dreaded NFS tag on them (not for sale... for those of you ) but there is always that one special one that makes it home.

This lovely lady was unloaded and placed temporarily in the garage next to my car until I arrived home that night from the Barn.  I almost flipped when I opened the door and pulled in to see that my husband decided to use her to hang his leaf blowing bag on.... Good Lord. No. No. No.



See you soon.

~ Lori