Sweet Sunshine

Good Morning.

I decided to post these photos because they are bright and sunny and mischievous AND good.
I, on the other hand, I am SICK.
AND I am sick of being SICK !

So, on my 7th day of illness, I need these bright, beautiful, sun filled photos to make me feel good.  Actually, this morning when I got in the shower I felt a little better... a twinge of hope....maybe this is coming to an end.... thank God for antibiotics, Advil and cold medicine.... AND husbands who are good caregivers.
Before I tore this vignette apart so we could actually eat Christmas dinner, I had the opportunity to capture some photos when the sun hit the table just right.

They are making me feel warm and fuzzy already.
But wait till you see the beautiful cherubs....

I told you....

Isn't it funny how the light changes the photo completely.

I'll wait until the end of the Year for the giveaway drawing and let everyone know who wins the miniature cherub and silver.

Barn News:

We will be open New Years day.
Christmas merchandise is 50% off ~ it's going fast!
Some goodies are marked down and they are half off of that!  Does it get any better!

If anyone else is sick this week, I hope these photos brighten your day :-)

oh Christmas tree

The weekend is here and it is Christmas Eve.
I am so excited to get together with family tonight, but first I must head over to the Barn for all the last minute shoppers. 

I promised you the Christmas trees before Christmas.....
these shots should keep you busy for awhile

 my sweet skinny guy nestled in the corner dressed in metal, placed in a vintage bucket and surrounded by architectural finds

Love my collection of posts.... they were a score from my friend Jane

... anything zinc or metal that I could find went on this guy.  The garland is cut up vintage book pages..... my theme this year at the barn instead of snow.  I thought it only fitting to carry it over at home.

Moving on to my main tree. 
 He is surrounded by a forest of birch and various vintage finds, back lit with an old funnel light and adorned with my favorite ornaments, clocks and street signs.
He rests in the old canvas mail trolley.

 Up top, on my favorite piece of furniture, is a little white vignette with some large birch logs for a back drop.

way up top where my sweet Bella can not reach...
oh yeah, she is my Christmas nightmare... the garland on the stairs has been shredded for weeks now, many ornaments broken....I told you already about the eaten baby shoes... :-(
AND just two nights ago the vintage cabinet that sits in my entry, I posted pics earlier with the sparkly tree with the baby shoes, angel, candelabra.... well, the whole cabinet came down when she skidded into it at full blast.... I told you my Christmas nightmare. 

... back to vintage love, peace and serenity

I had one gal on the home tour ask how much the entire tree and all accoutrement's would go for... the vintage street sign .... solid wood.... sent things over board and over budget.


Last but not least, my red corner...


another precious, we-little fella, blessing me with fallen needles on a daily basis

I clumped red balls into small groupings and sprinkled a few more at the base and that was that...


Peace to everyone.

Merry Christmas ~ Lori

...oh, and don't worry, I love my sweet Bella no matter how much she tests me

Jeanne d'Arc Living - 2011 / the Giveaway

I can not believe Jeanne d'Arc Living is going on their 3rd year!!


Congratulations Ladies.

I am so into the French - Nordic style that this magazine offers. Not only that, but the quality of the paper, the photography, the lack of advertisement... Love it all.
From start to finish.

If you have not received a copy... find one for yourself, you will not be disappointed.

these are just a small sample of photos from the upcoming issue.

Are you ready for 2011

I wish I could still get my hands on their product for myself and the Barn. Some day they will resume shipping to the US. Until then, we peruse the pages.


I do not automatically carry over the 2010 ship list.

Please contact me if you want to continue receiving the 2011 issues.

The first issue will be in around the 3rd week of January.

The giveaway
 We are celebrating here at the RBPCo. 
To enter the giveaway... leave a comment and let me know you are a follower OR leave a comment and become a follower... easy as that.

The prize is this fab mini cherub and a set of the mini silver.... like the ones shown on my kitchen table

Too Fun.... good Luck... pass it on...talk to me....

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...