October 28, 2014

The Final Four

Well- at least we have pics of these 'Final Four'- so that will have to suffice for a name.   There are a few other vendors that we have photos of- but they are hard copy photos and only we can see them.... you will have to come see for yourselves! ;-)

C-A-N-N-O-T believe that the Calendar flips to November on Saturday and a time change on Sunday--- Wow, I truly feel like I was just doing all of this for last year's sale!  However, it is another sale with more GoOds on the way!  Looking so forward to all of your smiling faces and big embraces!

Ok- here is a quick run down of what we have left on photos....

 2 Shabby Chics 
These gals came to the show last year as shoppers to see some friends and Loved It... They have booths in Beeville and Victoria, Texas.  That being said, if you love their goods at Barn Sale- you can find them during the year too!

Sometimes we get applications with extra special 'something' to them... this next vendor was one of them.  She told us that last year her and her husband were planning a weekend getaway to one of their favorite towns- Gonzales.  In doing so, they checked the community calendar where they found Barn Sale info and decided that was the weekend to come.  Needless to say they loved it.  Ms Ellen has been creating precious journals for family and friends for several years and is ready to share them with the Barn! MzElle's Journals and Stuff will be making their first appearance at a show, so come take in her beautiful personalized journals!

 Next is a lady that has been with us for the past two years and is glad to be back!  Julie of YIPIOKYA spends her time at her sewing machine running out a cooler than cool  mix of vintage cowboy mexico inspired clothing and accessories.  If you like this look or has a friend that does- be sure to stop in and see her!
Julie in her hand upcycled western shirt!


Dolly & Co will be with us again this year.  In addition to our Barn Sale they also have a booth at Cherry Tree Creative in Taylor- let me say, if you live near there be sure to check it out!!

I am still kicking myself for not buying this little turquoise piece last year- I hope if one of you reading this has it that you are enjoying it immensely! Dolly & Co specializes in vintage, shabby chic, hand made dog toys and for this time of year- Christmas! 

With over 70 vendors, we surely hope you find something from lace to leather, mesquite to magnet boards, burlap to well burlap, jewelry to junk, photos to pens, tote bags to trinkets, pumpkins to PiE, chippy to china, linens to lamps, tamales to treasures- you get the idea.... there is something for just about Everyone!
Rumor has it there will be viewing of a rare white bat as well.... come see for yourself!

I have to brag on my brother for the above photo- a few weeks ago he asked me to 'keep my eyes out' for an old wooden ladder.... Well, I already had one available.  He told me what he wanted to do with it and here it is!  I am so proud of him- I must be rubbing off on him a bit! ;-)  Funny thing is he needs walls full of them for all his books! That is one thing we definitely have in common- a love of books.  Although, he actually reads all of his-and quick!  I am still working on Rhinestone Jesus that I started this summer! 

And finally I will leave you with this that makes me laugh every time I see it- just change out Flea Market with Barn Sale and you get the picture!

Just a little more junkin for me this week and finish up tagging- then it is finalizing the 'village' that helps us get this whole thing kicked off!  We are counting down the days..... Such Fun awaits!!!
Barn Sale 2014 is near- very very near!

Friday Nov 7th 4-8
Saturday Nov 8th 9-4
$3 admission

Tamales, Frito Pie, drinks, Royer's Pie Haven, cupcakes, cocoa, pimento cheese sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, salty snacks sweet snacks and even a rumor of some of Suzanne's sugar cookies to be found at the barn!

Hope to see you there!!!

- Rusted Gingham-


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October 23, 2014

Welding, Dreaming, Custom canning and Rusted Gingham

Time to set the alarm, put it on your phone, mark it on the calendar, dust off your boots or shopping shoes, fuel up the truck, car, suv, bus- whatever mode of transport you have, grab the hubby, best friend, mom, grandmom and whomever else wants to come enjoy the fun festive fall barn at J.B. Wells Park in Gonzales!!

We can't even tell you how excited we are about the vendors coming- I just want to shop the whole weekend!!!!

We have a new vendor coming- another 'guy'- he came to the show last year and loved it....so he has been creating a forest in his shop since being accepted.  This is just a small example of what he might have with him in his booth....

 I can just see these trees on porches all over the place!!!

Next is sweet Shirley from The Dream Corner joining us for her third year.  I am simply impressed by these craftsmen that have been creating for years upon years yet find new ways to make their product look more beautiful.  I hope you are as impressed with these few photos as I was. 

Next - Miss Alphabet Photography is joining us for her 6th show!!!  We have purchased a few letters from her over the years!  Delighted to see the numbers being part of the set as well.  Tammi really enjoys this show as it's 'in her backyard' as she calls it!  We are just south of Luling- so she can say that!

And next- oh the joy that came over us when we saw this darling ladies app back in our box---- WHH Ranch Co with the adorable and super sweet Charlotte Hamzy at the helm for our show.  You may remember her beautiful hand crafted Christmas ornaments that may show up in her booth, but this is something to get taste buds excited about.... The oldest family cannery in Texas!  They are famous for their 'Cowboy Candy' so if anyone wants to bring cream cheese and crackers we can hang out together!

I'm thinking great stocking stuffers for the the guys, good college guy gifts (hope my nephews are not reading this post), couple of jars for office Christmas parties, couple of jars for the pantry when friends show up and you need some snackin......

Along with all these we have a few more vendors to highlight next week and then you can see them in person!!!!!
However, amongst all this I thought it should be noted that Rusted Gingham will have a booth as well!  There is going to be a full section of these beauties that inspired part of our name....
and you will see the three of us in different capacities at the barn.....
and if we could have given an award last year to the shopper that came the farthest- this smart, sweet, talented, mom of 3 boys, former college roommate, friend since we were babies would have won it...all the way from GERMANY!!!!  Not sure if you can tell the wet eyes I had- they stunned (surprised, shocked) me walking up- she had a choice of weekends that she could come back to the states and chose the weekend of the Barn Sale so she could finally experience what she had been hearing about for years! It made me smile beyond measure!

Well, the countdown is truly on here at Headquarters....  Where are you coming from???

Wherever it may be- all the vendors will be H-A-P-P-Y to see you!  Thanks for making the Barn Sale what it is.... We couldn't do it without you!!!!

Friday Nov 7th ** 4pm-8pm **
Saturday Nov 8th ** 9am-4pm**
$3 at door
Free Parking
Yummy Food
Lot's of drinks
Tons O FUN!!!!

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October 14, 2014

Simply J's Donkey Smiling at Paper & Lace in KK's closet

Creative group of vendors by the names on the post title!  We are nearing the end of these which gets me super giddy..... Barn Sale is just over 3 weeks away!!!!

I have to say I am super excited- the little country church out by us received their annual shipment of pumpkins in last night- we always go help unload...It now is officially Fall!!!

 The grounds are covered in Pumpkins!  If you are in Gonzales County between now and Oct 31st- make your way to Monthalia for the Pumpkin Patch!  Open during daylight hours with pumpkins of almost any shape and size available for purchase!

 Now that you all want to come get pumpkins I will show you more pictures from vendors to make you want to come to the Barn as well!

Coming from Austin, Texas- Simply J's was with us last year and enjoyed the show and the vendors too!  They will be back with us this year to share smiles and their creative talents.

Smalls, Rustic, painted furniture, upcycled, vintage and handmade will fill Simply J's booth

 Paper and Lace comes to us from Meridian, Texas and have set up shop with us for the past several shows.  Their look is not to be mistaken for anyone else. There is always beautiful lace and crocheted doilies restyled into something just as beautiful the second time around.

Donkey Smiles Antiques will be here again from down the road in Marion, Texas.  They scooted in last year smiling and could not wait to be back.  They loved the feel of the barn and the shoppers.  Their style is very different and more formal in what they provide.  Very worth your time to see what treasure they will bring!

KK's Closet will be joining us from Galveston, Texas!  They are 'new' to Texas and excited to be doing shows here.  They specialize in decorative pillows made from vintage fabrics, linens and upcycled sweaters. Here is a sampling of the beauty that can grace beds, couches, settees or chairs!

Signs, Signs and more signs- there will be signs all over the barn!!!  One of the 75+ creative vendors is sure to have a sign that makes you smile!

The Sweeney's from Edna, Texas will be back at the Barn for a second showing.  Their lights were a hit with shoppers!

You truly never know what you are going to find when you come shopping at the Barn!  Selecting vendors is a very challenging process- we do our best to provide a very unique selection of creative talent from across the state.  We hope you are as excited to come to the Barn as we will be to have you!

J. B. Wells Park Gonzales, Texas is just over an hour from San Antonio, Austin, Victoria and 2 hours from Houston and College Station!  Gonzales is really centrally located and easy to find!  Just 13 miles south of I-10 at the intersection of Hwy 90, Hwy 97 and Hwy 183. 

Nov 7th 4pm-8pm
Nov 8th 9am- 4pm

$3 admission (Kids under 12 are free!!) 
Free Parking

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October 08, 2014

The Younger Vendors

 Each year it melts my heart to see all the kids that come to the Barn Sale- walking along, riding in strollers, being carried, venturing from the rodeo next door....Whatever it is, We love to see all the kids!

It is in that same excitement that we allow a select few kids to be vendors each year!  These are kids that are family friends, church families, and 4-H families.  The neat thing about each of these is what a blessing these kids are to others that have never met them.  These kids use a good portion of their profits to share Christ's love across the world through several different mission fields. 

We admire them for the hard work they put into making their items and the joy they get when customers support them!  I enjoy all their handwork whether food, drinks or jewelry!

 This little girl is so precious- a giving heart and a creative mind, always loving to giggle....Her Daddy comes and helps set up each year.
 She had every flavor of soda you could imagine- and gatorade!!
 Be sure to give her a smile and she will give
one right back!  Emma Lemma Lade is her booth- you will find her next to the Hot Cocoa Girl!
 And here she is- Hot cocoa or Cold!  Yes- you read that right!  Last year I was a great customer for her Cocoa Coolers- they were Delicious!  This sweet girl has been selling Cocoa since Barn Sales at our Barn- we have watched her grow through the years and love having her with us! Little Brother was in charge of the Chocolate mustaches- they were a hit!
 These little reindeer cocoa packs made great stocking stuffers!!

 The two on the left are just half this families crew!  These two happened to be at the table when the photographer was.... Spicy Crackers or 'puppy chow' was on their menu last year... More of that this year too!  You have to have snacks while you shop......
 On the right is a darling girl who loves to make unique pencil covers and bracelets- fun gifts for the young on your list!

 This is the 'Full' Crew!  5 Sisters- Yes 5!!  The 4 on the left will be busy with snacks and the beauty on the right will be helping me!  This is a sweet family that has been part of Barn Sale since at our Barn and we cannot imagine Barn Sale without them!!!
 And Miss Kate- her cupcakes were flying out the door last year- Snickerdoodle cupcakes were AmAziNG!!  She also crocheted a few sets of soft wash rags.  Beautiful smile and sweet girl!  Find all these goodies next to Royer's Pie Haven- we will have all them right up front together!

 Back by popular demand this year.... the little guy in the gingham and friend will have the famous Pepper Pimento Cheese and Chicken Salad sandwiches (and maybe PB&J's) for sale from the back of the 'rusty truck' along with glasses of milk to wash down your Royer's Pie Haven pie!!
They look like they are attached at the hip don't they?!  Boys and trucks - always a fun match!! Tell them hello in the Barn!

And last but not least- the vendor that I watch create all year long....
Our own- Pink Sterling Cowgirl!  This was part of last year's booth.  I think she re-arranged multiple times as things sold!
 Matching hair clips and necklaces- Yes please!  These make great gifts for all ages! All ages- yes I wear the flower clips... they add such a touch of color to my attire!
 And the next two I love- Miss Hot Cocoa shopping the ring selection and a trio of girls below taking in all the goodies Pink Sterling had!
 Happy Shopper- Yes!  Happy Vendor- Yes!
 Beautiful adjustable vintage button rings- these are stunning and One of a Kind!
So you see, the kids are very much part of the sale and We are happy they enjoy it!!  Come hungry, thirsty and ready to shop- they will be ready for you!!!
Friday Nov 7th- 4pm-8pm
Saturday Nov 8th 9am- 4pm
$3 at the door, Free Parking

See you at the Barn!

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