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Friday, October 13, 2017

A touch of spook


 I love to mix some seasonal with my everyday vintage look.

The coffee station is a good spot for a little sprinkle of spook.

These darling spiders and mice are just the perfect touch for Halloween.




These funny little mice with the bottle brush tales are some of my favorites.


Even though I hate spiders with a passion.
Actually, I am terrified of them and will run the other direction when I see one. 

These little metal ones on chains - Perfect for dangling on any-old-thing.  How can you not like these little guys at this time of year.



They look good in a grouping, hanging out by their chains at different lengths.  I think they fit right in with my collection of Vintage M's. I really don't think of myself as a person who collects... but I do have a few things that catch my eye, and when placed in a grouping, make it look as if I am a collector...

Who am I trying to kid... I collect M's!!
and this is as good a place as any to display them.


I hope you have a touch of spook to display at your house.

LM

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Farmhouse series BAGS - For Sale

Hello Goatgeous.
One thing on my bucket list, for the last few years, has been to master a sewing machine. 

I mentioned this new sewing idea recently to one of my sisters, and she offered to give me the machine sitting in her closest.  It is the most basic, of basic machines, but when one is teaching one's self to sew... basic is music to my ears.

I tried... I failed... I then recruited my mom for help... and after 10 minutes !!
Voila`! Yippee!
Thank You Mom!
I am a sewer.

I love black and white stripes and black and white polka-dots, so with that in mind, the bags were born.

I also fell in love with the lining... greys and pinks! 


I was fortunate to find all of the material I used at Hobby Lobby. 
One stop. In and out.
That's how I like to roll.
If you know me, once I have something in my head, look out... stand back!!



This is my sheep bag
Can you stand how cute it is.

All of the bags are similar, but then again slightly different.
The hello Goatgeous bag comes in black, but the hello Farmhouse comes in two choices, tan and black.




The back of the bag is adorned with a pocket.. hopefully large enough to hold a cell phone.

Right now I am trying to keep up with orders.
I am selling them locally and shipping them out as fast as my little fingers can go.
$48
Locally you can find them at
LBC - Junk Market
Tafoya Salon

If you want to place a special request order and have me ship it to you
just drop an email

If you want to order via the online shop, they are now available.


I hope you are all enjoying this fabulous FALL weather.

Lori ~ RBPCo.

  
Lori 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Available online ~ Farmhouse Series now 10



NOW we have 10 different cards to complete the farmhouse series
original 8
 They are now available through the 
online shop.



You can order the set of eight and get one of each note card or each card is available individually in bunches of six. This makes it easy to share, to give and to hoard.




 Just a note to say how happy you are... 
 order your favorites ...
great for a little "thank you"
or an invite or just a sweet hello!




Order these for yourself! 
Now available online.

Thank you for your patience. 
This project has taken me longer then expected.

NOW we have 10 different cards to complete the farmhouse series



... again you can buy retail from the website or contact me and get these in your own shop.
loriatthebarn@ymail.com


Lori

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Farmhouse series

   

The farmhouse series is set to go.
I just received the first batch from the printer and they turned out so CUTE.
Our new line is all about the love of 
Farmhouse and Vintage style.



They are postcard style.
Perfect for all occasions... little thank you's or quick hand written notes.
.


Frame them.
Get inspiration form them.
smile at them.
share them.
love them.



Too fun.
They each come with a funky envelope.
The back of each card shows the silverware faded, so you can barely see it.
It adds a little drama to the back, but you can easily write your notes over it.
These are are four out of seven in the series.



For wholesale information OR if you want to purchase a few cards outright, for yourself, email me at loriatthebarn@ymail.com

They are also available in bigger prints / Canvas Art


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Spring designs


It's one of those days.
Spring is actually not right around the corner, like it is for some of you.  We have a good two months before buds are blooming and the threat of snow is gone.  Tonight and tomorrow they are saying 8" - 16" of snow.
 Oh Well.

We have had it easy, we have had four days of teasingly warm weather, which makes me dream of Spring.  I was playing on the computer this morning...I tell Mr. Miller that I am Working on my computer...

Creating isn't really work, but productivity is considered work to him, and as I was feeling very productive... a good days work it will be.


I am really into black and white these days so I decided to start with a chalkboard background.

The one shown above and my Farmer's Market are the two I like the best.


What do you think....
-something for the wall
- card design
- a pillow cover

love. love. love.

- LM

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Spring is in the air


Spring is in the air.
I am in Minnesota and I can feel it.

For all you shop keepers, I hope you have the green plants growing within your displays.
It doesn't matter if you sell the plants or just set them out for a breath of fresh air.
This time of year ... it is a must.

The little green heads will bring a smile to your customers faces.



Even the little itty bitty ones.
I love them mixed in with as much gardening elements as available.
If you don't have any vintage pieces laying around, use natural elements like bits of mulch or little piles of dirt. All of it will inspire and make everyone who sees it feel good.

When you are at market buy as many little spring extras as you can.
These succulent candles came prepackaged together.
The package stunk and the price point was too high... not exactly what I remembered ordering at the time.
The only thing to do is Open the package and let the creativity happen....
...not to mention a little $4 candle is easier to stomach for some guests vs. $16 - $20 for the boxed set.





I used to get a lot of crap from my sales associates for the little bags of dirt I would mix into my vignettes. 
(at the very bottom of the picture)
 They were all priced...something silly like $2.95 a bag.
I don't remember if I sold any, but they were cute and people smiled when they picked them up.
They were Just a little extra for visual stimulation.
...like a stack of plates within the plants... my little bit of whimsy... something out of the ordinary.
(I am really starting to miss doing my vignettes)
(.. maybe someone in town needs help whipping their shop into shape...)


These recycled paper pots are some of my favorites.







This time of year it is fun to play in the dirt... definitely, indoor planting, but bits of green growth are invigorating.  
From one shop keeper to another, it doesn't matter if you have a brick and mortar shop, a booth or a pop up shop, get those plants and bulbs going.... 

- LM

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

check one off the list


Some things are just long over due.
Plain and simple as it is.
Sometimes, your mind works faster then there are hours in a day.
Because of this ultra fast mind thing, I believe there is a need for Lists.
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There are mental lists, lists on paper, lists on the phone, iPad, computer and of course the old post-it note.   Everywhere and anywhere is my latest list.
You will not understand "the list" if you, yourself, are not a list person.
Mr Miller, for one, is not a list maker.  He does not understand why I, or anyone for that matter, has a need to make a list. 
... if you get-it you get-it, if you don't you don't.

________

Once upon a time, when time was really short, I worked full time at the hospital, ran the shop full time and tried to be creative on the side.... along with having a family and a so called social life...

Back then I had a private little list of what I wanted to accomplish if I didn't have all these things going on. The list was tucked away ... close, but not ready to present itself.  As you know, It has been over a year since I closed the brick and mortar shop and things have been a little quiet on my end. A little Instagram and a little Facebook but not much else happening.  As of the last couple weeks, the other parts of my life have settled in and I have found myself searching for more.

So just recently, my private list of things that were on hold, has surfaced.

The first thing on the list is to upgrade my camera...I haven't purchased it yet, but I have researched and finally made my decision. That in itself took some time and learning to use a new camera is a big step for me.  The second, is buying and learning a new photo editor system.
I am playing with it daily and I am having so much fun.
Why I didn't do this years ago....
I hope you noticed and like the new blog header.... did it all by myself !
...so proud !!
Also, the advertisement card, showing the new Farmhouse Series.
I think I like the blue boarder.


I'm so excited.
I need to go play some more while I have this hour of free time.

- LM

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Choose Vintage


I finally have a few days off at the hospital.
When you do 8 or 9 days in a row, without a day off, you tend to look forward to time away.  The list of things to get done at home are long.
I am usually torn between doing something fun vs something on my list... meaning chores. 

Today, I thought I would do a little of both.
First, some fun photos from my living room.

I love my vintage - chippy mantel. I found it years ago when I was out shopping for the store - back when I had the brick and mortar shop 
I fell instantly in love... Mr. Miller, not so much... he went on a small rampage, "it is not coming in the house"

Well, we all know how that turned out. 
It fits and looks like it was made for this house.

Over the years I had many different things on and above the lovely mantle, but this look is my favorite.   


The collection of goodies on the bar cabinet are also some of my favorites.


...especially the wee little sheep. I love my sheep.


What do you have inside your mantle opening...

mine is simple... birch and books.

The website online shop has basically been closed for the last year but I am currently working on filling it with services and product. Stay tuned!!

Remember to Choose Vintage ~ LM


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

the Greeting Card line

 I am still having fun with the greeting card line.
I am starting to think about expanding and changing some graphics. After all, 2017 is going to be a year of big change, so I might as well get on board.  I was working on packaging up a wholesale shipment this weekend and thought I would take a couple photos, throw it out there, and remind everyone about the card line.

They are fun little 4x6 inch cards that are everything you love.
Vintage. Chippy. Rusty.
Everything I love, photographed and printed on 18 little cards.
The envelope I also designed with a funky book page look on the inside flap.


This order is heading out to Devils Lake, North Dakota
The shop is a fun little brick and mortar called Rue 54 
This funky establishment will house home decor, of the vintage nature, gifts, jewels, handbags and a wine shop.Yes, you heard right... I believe you can sip a glass of wine...and maybe coffee too...while you shop. Please let Cyndy know I sent you!



If you are interested in perusing my line for your shop, or if you want to purchase just a few cards for yourself please check my other site here 
We ship to any state and International.
email me at 
loriatthebarn@ymail.com

as always thanks for stopping 
LM