New Year / New Cheer

Good Cheer for the New Year
The last week of 2008 .... it's hard to imagine that another year has passed so quickly. As you all know, I am a list maker, I started my morning with my beloved cup of java, grabbed a piece of paper and pen and created the list of all lists. My first intention was to get me through the week ... Holy Cats, I'll be busy until March! If you are a list maker you know what I did next.... I started a new list! The new list is my goals for today and whatever lingers for next week. You see, it's not just making the list ... it is the need to cross things off as you accomplish the tasks.... the true glory of the list.

I am fortunate because I get to make another list for the shop ... my LOVE. This week we will be wrapping up our 50% off sale on all Christmas. Condensing, cleaning, re-vignetting ... if that is even a word and then there is inventory. The true sign of year end.

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of my customers - my friends - who have supported this dream for the past two years. 2008 was a landmark year for the Round Barn Potting Company and I thank You for being a part of my vision ....

1. Plan an outing at the Round Barn Potting Co.
2. Re-Create your space for Winter
3. End the year surrounded by loved ones
4. Celebrate the start of the new year - 2009
5. drink responsibly
6. Eat in excess

Good humor ... for us in Minnesota, street drinking is not a problem.... it is too darn Cold.

Be Safe!

Our NEW hours start this week

Tue - Sat 10-5pm

Sunday 12-4pm

Closed Mondays

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas...

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas... as in White ironstone. Soup tureens, teapots, gravy boats, thick platters and graceful pitchers evermore.....

I admit this White Ironstone obsession to be a weakness. When I am out buying for the store white dishware, any size or shape, is the first thing to catch my eye. I immediately think, this will look great in my new vignette at the shop, but when I get home .... somehow my thoughts change to how well it looks in my kitchen.... As I said, White dishware... of any kind.... is my weakness. I have many goals for my shop this upcoming year.... sharing my love of the white ironstone with you is one of them.... Stay tuned, in all shapes and sizes it will grace my tables at the Barn as it does my tables at home.


Sorry, I had more great pictures, but in all the Christmas excitement my camera is MIA.

I hope you all are enjoying friends and family and Having the best Christmas ever !

I wish you a day of Peace, Happiness and Joy.

All Christmas 50% off

New Hours : Tue - Sat 10p - 5p / Sun 12 - 4p /closed Mon

The weather outside is Frightful

Oh, the weather outside is Frightful, But this SALE is so Delightful!!

Pre - Christmas 40% discount. Post - Christmas 50% - 75% discount.

Despite what is happening with today's economy, we have had better then expected business this Christmas season....thank you, thank you, thank you! So, my friends and faithful Barn followers, I am doing an unheard of pre - Christmas 40% discount. Things are emptying quickly, but we still have incredible gift items for your loved ones....and something special for You Too. It's odd to think that in 4 days it will be done,'s a wrap - as they say. Ha - ha . For those of you who love the after Christmas shopping, we will have all kinds of wonderful things for you to pick up for some future holiday whimsy.

my reusable gift bags .... a big hit... free if you spend over $100.

Thanks for stopping....Merry Christmas. L

Festive Finds

It's that time....last minute gifts. We're all in the same boat. Searching for that perfect gift, for our perfect friend or family member...who has everything and needs nothing. Oh, what to do. Here at the Barn we have unique vintage finds for the junker on your list, the entertainer, the homebody, even the trendsetter. These newly received vintage door knobs are flying out the door....some are from Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and of course Minnesota. They are all unique in their own two are alike.
Sorry, this one sold as I was taking the picture....

This grand beauty is from Australia...

most are $59's hard to pick just one

they fit in with any decor....bathroom, bedroom, can mix them up

group them together

New signs have also just arrived....

I just want to remind everyone about the hours change:

After Christmas our hours will be changing
Monday - closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5pm
Sunday 12 - 4pm

Where are all the Elves

The store is decorated... my house is decorated.... why do I still feel so far behind schedule. Why, at this time of year is the list so long? Why is MOM Santa Claus? And if so....where are my elves....there are gifts to buy, gifts to wrap, cookies to make - well in my case to buy, cards to address, parties to attend, parties to host....yikes, I need more then elves I need the reindeer too!
Love this vintage wagon...the wheels have the original rubber. Wouldn't it look great filled with fresh greens on the porch?

This vignette was fun to set up with the vintage child's dressing gown and my Bethany Lowe angel collection.

Hand painted and embellished.....these pots are so precious, artist and friend - Julie Pierce.

I want to share the next two pictures with you because my best friend - BFF, Bonnie Aarsvold, came into the store....spent some money....went home and put her own vignette together. Recognize the Barn look......Love.

...some sparkle, some fresh greens, nature and some garden statuary....Perfection

I have started my Sale early...... come get the goods while the gettin' is good


Believe....and they will come. All is well here at the Barn. I have new guests arriving daily with a look of wonder on their faces - It warms my heart. Most are not buying large quantities; however, they find something that is perfect for themselves or for that perfect gift. Almost all claim on their way out "I'll be back" and "I've got to tell my girlfriends". All is well here at the Barn.
Vignettes are changing as the product goes...... don't you love these Regal Sheep.

potted paperwhites in all sizes....some are starting to open....they make great gifts
Amy from Whisperwood Cottage, Duluth. Her first trip to the Barn...."love the amount of JUNK mixed in with the new". Amy is all about Junk!!!

Great vintage frame....sorry SOLD

A fun find from Buffalo, Second Hand Rose. One of my favorite places to search for the unusual, whimsical, one of a kind find.

Barb, Susan, Rose and myself.....Baby it's Cold outside

The Brains......

my reds are dwindling fast....hurry in for whats left

The buffet in the back ground just sold.....oh, how I will miss of my favorites


Vintage Tinsel Tree.....last one

can you say Sparkle ....if you love to entertain as much as I do you will love these great vintage finds

mirrored tray, vintage shaker and glasses

the silver bowl ....loVe....the three tier server is hosting small glass lids for plates...loVe - LOVE


The Girls are back in town......Lori, Jacki, Robin, Krista and Andrea
The fun never ends!
Holiday Sale Starts Friday
Thanks for stopping..... L

Layer it on. Change it up.

Time for a refresh. Have you ever looked at an area in your house and thought I am done looking at that mess.   Or maybe it's just time...