October 23, 2017

Join us at the Turquoise Table!

Our good friend, Tara, of Royer's Pie Haven is sharing today. We love her heart, her sisterhood, and her pie (which will be in the barn soon)!

From Tara:
Earlier this year I reached out to Kristin Schell about coming to The Gathering at
Round Top at Royers Pie Haven. I hoped she would do a book signing for her new
book, The Turquoise Table. Of course, I had no idea if she would say yes or even
answer. Well, she answered and showed up. She even was a guest speaker and
shared how God had breathed life into her dry bones. Her book, The Turquoise
Table, is a beautiful book about gathering, showing up and loving.



See we don’t have turquoise tables at Royers Pie Haven but we have pie that brings
them to the table; then we have the opportunity to sit and listen. To be still together.
To hear each other’s stories and shine Christ. The table doesn’t have to be
in a fancy place & you don’t even have to bake a pie (PS you can buy one from us,
haha!!). It’s just being intentional to show up and provide a safe place for others to
sit and be heard. To be loved. To bring unity and not division. Put the table in your
front yard, heck at a school or even at work, since we have Royers Pie Haven that
makes it easy for us. A simple cup of coffee, glass of iced tea and some slice & bake
cookies are perfect.


(These sweet ladies gathered at a table during Barn Sale to drink coffee and visit!)

Next week, Nov. 3rd & 4th, we will be selling pies at The Rusted Gingham Barn Sale
in Gonzales; there will be turquoise tables there (well- ones with turquoise covers)!! Y’all can come and gather around the table &eat pie together. Heck y’all can buy a whole one to stick in the
freezer and pull out for the next time you gather around the table.



Won’t you join us in being intentional to show up, love and gather? Oh and shop, too.

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October 18, 2017

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

The TeNTH annual Barn Sale is near! Tell your friends, load up the truck, and come on down to JB Wells Park in Gonzales, Texas, November 3rd and 4th! 


See you in the barn!

November 3rd, 4:00pm-9:00pm
November 4th, 9:00am-4:00pm

If you haven't already, place your pre-sale tamale order to make sure you have plenty of tamales to take home as well! Shoot an email to place your order by October 26th. $12 per dozen; proceeds fund scholarships.


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October 10, 2017

Another Peek Into the Barn

The Barn Sale is a-comin' soon! Just twenty-four days, to be exact. Vendors, volunteers, and shoppers alike are planning and preparing for Rusted Gingham's 10th Annual Barn Sale!

Junktion Alley

Junktion Alley

Join us at JB Wells Park, 2301 CR 197, Gonzales, Texas on November 3rd and 4th for the best selection of vintage, unique, handmade, remade GoOds in south Texas!

Between the Lines Vinyl Designs
Mason Chix 

We can taste the Delicious Tamales, chili, sweets and treats already! (Place pre-sale tamale order to make sure you have plenty of tamales to take home as well! Shoot an email to place your order by October 26th. $12 per dozen; proceeds fund scholarships.)


Vintage Market

Call all your girlfriends (or text them if that's more your fancy), make your plans, and meet us at the barn!


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October 04, 2017

Doing the Faithful Thing


 Hey There!!!!  It's Oct 5th- 

Here we are less than a month away from the Barn Sale and I'm so excited that Y-O-U can finally get your hands on (or if you pre-ordered) already have in your hands Melanie Shankle's Church of the Small Things! 

 This book was a companion many days at lunch and many late nights- until it was finished.  

As with her other books Melanie invites you into her day to day life- shares stories that so many of us can relate to; we laugh, we cry, we laugh louder and we Amen some moments!




 I was absolutely delighted to be part of the Launch Team to share 'nuggets' of the book with my closest friends and 'followers!'


 “You know what we all do when we sit around thinking about our Fantasy Someday? We miss the holiness of this moment we’re living right now. There will never be another one like it. And even if that makes you think “THANK GOD, BECAUSE MY LIFE CURRENTLY STINKS,” there are still lessons to be learned, character to be built, and stories that will be told about where you are right now. God takes all of it- the mundane and the ugly, the clean couch and the wine spills, the ordinary and the occasional extraordinary- and when we allow him to add his grace, his mercy, and his outrageous love, he adds a brushstroke there and some color here and so paints it all into one glorious work of art, one that only he can achieve through us where we are right in that moment- in our homes, in our neighborhoods, in our classrooms, in our communities and world.”- Church of the Small Things, Melanie Shankle


 Y'all- We are ALL at different places in our lives- there is Not a single One- zip- zero of us that is Perfect or has a 'perfect' life according to Worldly standards.  I've learned well over the years to not 'worry' about Worldly standards because they won't get me to Heaven.

I'm more concerned with where my future is for the long haul than where I will be next year at this time.  I've never been one to compare myself with the Hollywood type- I don't want to be a 'type' - I want to be who God created me to BE and where he wants me to BE!



One part of this book spoke to me and I've talked to my kids about it a lot---
" be the same person at home that you are out in the world"

I had a Really hard time at one point this summer when someone who has never met me spoke to me in a way that I've never been spoken to- and let's just say it wasn't complimentary.  I had offered my 'skills' learned from participating and serving in clubs and organizations over the years for an event and it was taken and heard in a completely different tone than the one I gave it in.  I cried and struggled with the words lashed at me for a while- but a very special person in my life that was at this event told me that they knew my heart.  Y'all- those words lifted me up- filled my cup.  Let me tell you- I did not offer help to get credit, be glamorous, get recognized or anything that the world might say to do- I did it to be Faithful to a group that my family has been part of for a V-e-r-y long time. My family and friends know my heart and how I love to help and serve when I can, Yet someone tried to take that from me. I want my kids and others around me to see my heart and know my character- one of servitude, grace, leadership, love, compassion and most importantly Truth.-Whether at home or in public-  My kids hear me talk on the phone, see me interact in public places, watch me serve in our church, our 4-H Club, attend Board and Commission meetings with me, hang out with family and friends together and most importantly- spend all day with me every day-and see and hear that I am striving who God created me to be- My character cannot be stripped from me- no matter how disrespectful someone speaks to me. I continued on the Faithful path the rest of that event- still offering my services to help- because it's about doing the Faithful thing.  I value what others see in me and know of me, because I am a child of God and all the little things that I do everyday will add up to be Big things to my kids (and maybe others that I've influenced) some day!






I absolutely L-O-V-E having my kids with me Every single day.  There are SO many Little things that happen with them Every- Single- Day and I have to remind myself that these days are fleeting and one day I'll look back on Life and Realize- They were the Big Things! So see it works both ways-  they watch me make choices and I watch and teach them about making choices. Making a Difference Right where I am, Day in and Day Out....... it's not always easy, but it's worth it.


From Melanie "we are called to be the light of the world, a city on a hill. In the days when Jesus spoke those words, a city lit up on a hill would have been a haven for weary travelers, a welcome sight and an indication that they were nearing a good meal and a warm bed to sustain them for the rest of their journey. I want our kids to be a city on a hill, a safe harbor for those who need refuge in the midst of life's storms. The only way I know to accomplish that is to allow the love of Christ to take hold of our hearts and the hearts of our children so we can show each other how to find a way home when we are lost, to hold out hope when we see someone is hurting, and to celebrate how our differences enable each of us to shine our own unique ray of light in the midst of a dark night."

We are trying to teach our kids these values by living them ourselves.  I've had the love of Christ shown to me multiple times- and it's with pleasure that I try to be that light on a daily basis.

Please take time for yourself- get a copy of this book (several retailers have it!)- and maybe even the Video Study with Guide which I plan to do with some neighbor gals that all attend churches of different denominations- and some that don't even attend Church. While you are at it- grab Melanie's other books too- you will be glad you did if you like to laugh, cry and AMEN at true life stories!



#ChurchoftheSmallThings
The Million Little Pieces that Make Up a Life

Click this link below to get a glimpse into Melanie's other books!
Quotes from Melanie's other books 

See you in a Month- At the Barn!
Hopefully I will have met Melanie by then-

Suzanne





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September 29, 2017

Friday Countdown and First Vendor Peeks!

Can you believe that in just FiVe Fridays we will be in the barn for the TeNTH annual Barn Sale?

Vendor: Happy Threads

T E N.

Vendor: Happy Threads


Wow.


Vendor: Vintage Ruffles

We can't wait to have friends from all over the state dropping by to shop, eat, and enjoy! 

Vendor: Vintage Ruffles

Vendors old and new are prepping their wares and ready to bring them all to JB Wells Park November 3rd and 4th! 


Vendor: Vintage on Main

If you haven't booked your room or planned your stops in Gonzales, be sure to check out our info page full of ideas for the weekend. 

See you at the barn!

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