August 20, 2014

Soul Sentiments on the Blacktop Junkies singing Lala

(It appears I accidentally hit a button that sent this post out blank... please forgive me!)

Now that we have that out of the way- Howdy!!!
I was just out to the mailbox and thinking about the saying 'the dog days of summer' which made me ponder easy days, warm temperatures and kids running around playing quick pick up games outside.  Right now in our area and most of Texas we are not in warm temperatures- it's plain Hot!  Open the door and it feels like an oven- we are dry and need Rain! WE are praying for a good soaking here!

Thinking of it being Hot- hitting the blacktop... We are doing a little round about with our vendors this week. From Comal, Fayette, Tyler and Atascosa Counties.

First up are these two adorable gals better known as Black Top Junkies they make me smile every time I see them!  They have a unique assortment of GoOds- Custom window screen photos, lamps, vintage goodness, women's clothing and accessories (many handmade) and more!!!   So happy they are back with us again!

Next is Soul Sentiments joining us for a second year.  She has been Busy, Busy and then Busy getting great things made to fill her booth this year!  Hand painted signs and furniture, home decor and shabby chic girls clothes (that I wish could fit me...) are coming to her booth.  Here is a glimpse of her work!!

*Precious girl nor spotted dog available for sale*  Cute clothes- Yes!

Next we have the super talented and super sweet (are you starting to figure out how much I love and appreciate our vendors that I have come to know over the past few years???) LaLa Designs. She found us via Flea Market Style Spring 2012 issue where the Barn Sale was listed in the top vintage sales in Texas.  So we knew that she had good style just because she reads a cool magazine! Her work is so unique and creative- I have a few pieces in my collection!

And a totally different look for this post is custom built barn wood furniture. The Mross' booth will have it and so much more!!!  They are packing a Big trailer of furniture, home decor and western accents for their spot in the barn!

Do you know there are only 11- Eleven- XI, once, elf, undici, jedenascie, onze, elva- any other language... it all means 11- More Friday's till Barn Sale 2014!!!!!!!

See you soon.....
Suzanne @ Rusted Gingham

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August 13, 2014

Treasures, Taking Flyte, Loving Indigo, Junktion all together

This week has been busy hence the late Sneak Peek post for Barn Sale '14!  We just spent the weekend at my 'Happy Place' otherwise known as my Heaven on Earth- pretty sure where God puts me in Heaven is going to look a Lot like this place aka the Frio River.

I am no photographer by trade- but the beauty He put before me Sunday morning was surely for His Glory!  I was happy to be able to photograph such a beautiful site!

We had a 4-H Banquet when we arrived home followed by a 2 day Technology camp- which did not include time to blog! And- I am still learning how to try and watermark images... the above were taken by me- I am happy to say!

I'm going to throw several vendors at you this week- If you have been to the Barn in the past you will recognize the first two smiling ladies!  These two Always have a smile on their face!  They have been with us since we moved to the Showbarn and enjoy it each and every year.  Meet Betsy and Elaine of Sister's Treasures.
They keep a busy schedule- constantly Treasure hunting and in between that they keep an adorable cottage filled at Fredericksburg Trade Days (which happens to be this weekend) along with Vintage Garden Market in Uvalde, Aunt Maudies Attic in Seguin, and Zapp Hall in Warrenton (during Texas Antiques Week)!  They have been 'saving' items just for Barn Sale Customers- so be ready to check out their Treasures!
The above are just a few they picked up on a recent 'junking trip'- I think they did pretty well!!!

Next meet a new vendor from last year that had a booth packed full of creative goodness- Autumn of Take Flyte Farm. She has been hitting the road hard filling her booth with wonderful creations.  If you follow her on Facebook you know she has been hoarding storing GoOds for months to get them ready for her booth in Round Top/Warrenton!  After that show she will be busy getting ready for our Barn Sale!  Below are some of her Farm Theme Items she had at a recent sale!

Also last year we welcomed a new vendor to our show, but not new to setting up fabulous booths!  Debra of I LOVE INDIGO is beautiful inside and out.  She has the sweetest salvage art & home decor with inspirational sayings.  Look at these beautiful pieces!  Follow her on Facebook.

And new to us this year- although not new to fixing up junkity junk (those are her words) pieces of furniture and displaying them crazy cool is Robyn of Ford Junktion-find Ford Junktion on Facebook. I cannot wait to see what she brings to the Barn!  She keeps goodies in a store in New Braunfels called The Red Rooster Antique & Design Center.
So, there you have it for this week....
I hope you are getting as excited about the vendors under the Barn this year as I am......
Many Many more to come.........

Tell your friends, put it on the calendar, share on FB and Instagram- we want to see you at the Barn enjoying all this goodness we have coming!

November 7, 4pm-8pm
November 8, 9am-4pm
JB Wells Park
Gonzales, Texas

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August 03, 2014

Peek week 2 -Beauty ahead

Going through Vendor photos with their applications is very enjoyable- getting to meet vendors first hand- even better!

A few years ago a Really sweet lady and her daughter came to a show we were at to introduce themselves.  We were thrilled as these two had gone all out 'staging' their 'hope to' booth for the Barn Sale- in a pasture. It was by far the neatest photo set up we had seen from all the other pics sent in.  Needless to say- they were selected and have been with us since.  Not only have they been with us- they have been a HUGE help to us!  A great friendship has developed and truly cannot imagine Barn Sale without the sweet Bluebonnet Smile crew!

A lot of handiwork in this booth- literally! Katie spends countless hours with a needle and yarn in hand, she truly does not have idle hands! One unique item is their barbed wire balls- if you get there early enough they typically have some with lights in them!  Talk about something neat out in your yard or hanging from an arbor or porch!

 Sweet smiles and they are real!  Such fun to be around! We are Delighted to have them as part of the Barn Sale!

 A bluebonnet wrap- this is by far one of the prettiest wraps I have ever seen!

Maroon and white chevron- oh yes!  You know I would love that! Bluebonnet Smile 
is online and on FB.  Keep up with her between now and the sale to see what she has going on!
fringe- really- with yarn- how awesome!

Now- this sweet lady had a friend that she suggested try to be a vendor as well.  This friend had a unique name, one we had a hard time trying to figure out how to say it the first year- TXBluiz.  She does a lot of handiwork too- and then she does hand held work- with a camera!  This barely represents what she has done, so just know that more beauty awaits you at the Barn Sale! Rumor has it that she has been back to West Texas recently and just might hit Montana pre Barn Sale- and has been in Germany!  No telling what her eye will or has captured through the lens!

Amazing photography, canvas, prints and cards.  I can Never get enough cards from her!  They are absolutely gorgeous and if I had any around here I would photograph them to show you, but I've given them all away.  The cards are totally Frame worthy as they are just mini versions of the photos!

We are SO excited to have these ladies back with us for another show- and I know you will be glad they are back too!

This past week Katie of Bluebonnet Smile was kind enough to meet me at JB Wells Park to do some 're measurements' of parts of the barn.  As mentioned in previous posts- it really is a barn- as you can see, this time it was F-U-L-L of horse stalls..... so we got the best measurements we could! That little wheel is awesome!

We are Busy busy getting ready to fill that barn with the Best Vendors from the state of Texas!  Have you made plans to join us Nov 7-8th? Friday 4-8 and Saturday 9-4. Free parking, $3 at door.

Have a great first full week of August!

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July 27, 2014

BARN SALE- First Vendor Peeks- caution; Drooling ahead

 Howdy Friends!  Beautiful Warm day here in South Central Texas! 
So, I am a bit 'freaked out' that this week is the beginning of August--- Where oh where has this summer gone?  Seriously, my 'to do' list hasn't even gotten started!  We are 4 months away from our Big event that we work toward all year- yes- 4 months!

 I am full of excitement over our list of vendors that are filling the barn for our 7th Annual Barn Sale. I know each year you hear me say that this is going to be the 'best yet' but I truly mean it- each and every time!  The vendors Really put time and effort into their GoOdS and their displays are Amazin...... Which means if you have not yet marked your calendar for Nov 7-8 at JB Wells Park in Gonzales, Texas it's high time you do it!

I figure it's only fitting to start sharing with each of you what and who we have up our sleeves... we will start giving Vendor peeks here on the blog and I have been SO GIDDY to start sharing with y'all!!!!!

 You might remember a few weeks ago I took a trip up to Round Top to see some old friends and visit with a new one that just might be a new BFF (although she doesn't know it yet)!  A super talented vendor from last year whom I will mention in just a bit shared with a fellow friend that if she wanted to do any 'weekend' show that the Barn Sale in Gonzales was the place to be! That made me H-A-P-P-Y, just to think of the time put into our show and how many of you truly appreciate the venue and what it has come to be!  Thank Y'all for making it what it is!!!!

Ok- so here we go....First up--- You have NO Idea how ecstatic I am to welcome a New vendor to our show- But she is NOT new to the world of pure GoOdness.... This gal (my new BFF) whom I met a few years ago at the parade in Round Top (yes- the ones that gave us pie bites for breakfast...) Tara Royer Steele... YEP.... of the Famous little place in Round Top Texas otherwise known as
 Royer's & Royer's Pie Haven

Yes- you read that Right!!! Royer's will be in the BARN!!!!

 Pie Love- Yes I do!!!!!

 Get'em by the slice----- Oh yes Please!!!!  I will take a sampler platter!

 Or a whole pie..... Royer's ships pies year round and does a ton o' business at the holidays- so this will be the perfect time to sample a few flavors and figure out which ones you want gracing your Holiday gatherings!  Previous pics compliments of their FB page- go give em a Like and tell em Rusted Gingham sent you!  You can also find them on Instagram @thepiequeen
Warning: may cause drooling

 See how Delighted Tracy was with her gingham wrapped pie box - yes it had a ROYERS pie in it- Christmas a few years ago.... I slacked and did not have the Amy's ice cream to go with it, but she still loved me!  And boy oh boy did she say she loved me when I told her Royer's was going to be in the barn!!!  I'm pretty certain I will know where to find her at any point.  I am excited since Royer's will be close enough for Ms. Tara to sling a slice of pie my way!

And here we go with the next one- My oh My.... This booth was B-U-S-Y last November!  You may have heard of a little booth called TeXas TrASh & TreAsuRerS. Linda and Richard are absolutely delightful to work with!  They have been in the 'Rust, Dust and Unnecessary Stuff' business for over 20 years!  They are so Creative- Talented and Energetic!

 Linda has done shows for so long and has been a mainstay in Warrenton for as long as I know!  She was curious of 'our little show' in Gonzales and wanted to try it out- By day two she gifted this sign just for me!  Boy did she figure out me and  my colors out quick! Her and I have some future plans simmering... Needless to say- they LOVED the Barn Sale!  She was all smiles the whole weekend and was ready to come back!

 In case you haven't figured it out- TTT Texas Trash & Treasures was the reason that Royer's is excited about coming to the Barn!  Thanks Linda for your kind words, your enthusiasm, your passion for what you do, and our friendship!  I look forward to your and Richard's smile in the barn again this year!  Find them in the same locale as last year- Stocked and ready for all of YOU! You can keep up with them on FB as well.....Tell em Rusted Gingham sent you!

I hope this first sampling of vendors is enough to get you as GIDDY as I am!!!!  See you Nov 7-8 in Gonzales, Texas at JB Wells park!  Friday hours are 4-8 and Saturday is 9-4.  Free Parking $3 at door.

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July 03, 2014

Happy Birthday, America!

I took a little trip to Round Top today to visit with old friends and meet some new ones at Royer's Round Top Cafe, and it also took me on a little trip down memory lane.

See, a couple of years ago, The Girls headed to Round Top with a shiny maroon truck and parade aspirations. They came home with a first place ribbon from the oldest running Fourth of July Parade.

For all you folks out there that love small town Texas and especially small town Texas parades, you'll love this story. Here's how it all happened - the parade - THE TRUCK - the blue ribbon! (continue reading

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