December 13, 2012

More Barn Sale 2012 pictures

Nancy Wilkins of Spur of the Moment Photography took some great pictures for us this year! She does great work in barns...her favorite photo opportunities are rodeos! She was so good to come see us again this year and capture some of the fun we had at our 5th annual Barn Sale. Below is just another 'sampling' of the weekend! Hope you enjoy the photo tour!
Sweet Smiles greeted happy shoppers as they entered the barn- Our friends at the front had a great time visiting and meeting visitors from across the state!
Fayerene and Carolyn - Simply Sisters
If you wanted Hot Coffee this was the place to be! Along with some great sweets, breads and Fudge- These ladies are sweeter than their sweets!!!! We are pretty partial- they are our Mom/Mother in Law and Aunt!!!!!
Hot chocolate - iced chocolate - any way you like it! I could not get enough of the iced hot chocolate- I enjoyed one each day- and could have had more!!!  Super smart of them to put ice in- especially when it was as warm as it was! These sweet girls were all smiles and really enjoyed their booth!  We are delighted to share in a great opportunity for them!
Carol with Just Homemade jams and jellies- this stuff was selling like hotcakes!!!!

Stephanie with The Chicken Coop
Could you have any cuter of a lamp shade for a girls room than the ones above???  Pretty petticoats- they just make you want to twirl!!

Tracy with Lonna from Threadbare Soul
Lonna worked hard getting hats & wraps ready for the show- such a great amount of work! Super sweet- she was so happy to share in the weekend! (Cool cup Tracy is holding- Gig' Em Aggies!)

Lana's booth Talented Friends
Painted projects don't come much cuter than these goods from Lana! Such character is painted in each creation- we are happy she brought some fall color and cool Christmas characters along!

Tai with Sweet Cactus Pink
Anyone coming to our show would have thought this girl does shows every weekend- Tai had the coolest sign- as you can see, and a booth that was well thought out. Truth be known- this was her first show, and she Loved it!!!!  We loved her happy personality, makes you want to spend more time in her booth with her cool finds!!!

Monika with Sweetly Recycled
I cannot drink anything out of a glass bottle now without thinking about Ms.Monika!  Such time and talent goes into each of these beautiful creations!  I'm thinking of saving a group of similar glass bottles for juice glasses!

Kristen with Cherished 
Rounding out a corner, Kristen had a sign to go with any saying and furniture for the home as well- hand painted is the way to go!!!

Burlap- It's the IN thing!!!!  There were a lot of creative handmade burlap goods!  Unfortunately- we are not sure exactly whose amazing booth this photo was taken in- so if any of you know- please tell us so we can give due credit! Gorgeous lampshade and pillows with fun flowers- a great addition to a living room!
Vintage Soul TX
The time it takes to make these chalk signs is - well, lets just say a lot!  They looked very inviting at the Vintage Soul booth- I wanted her to teach me how to do it, but it's not a simple thing!  Their booth was buzzing all weekend- they enjoyed the show and we were so glad to have them with us!!!!
cowgirl art by Suzanne at Rusted Gingham- I enjoy making fun sayings!  A sweet friend that I took 'junkin' many years ago for one of her first trips bought the one that said 'love 2 junk' and was super excited to have it- she is addicted to junkin!

Re-Sale Therapy with Marnie
Miss Marnie and her Mom brought all kinds of therapy into their booth! Great goods at low prices- they were busy the whole time!!!! Smiles all the way through- especially from Chuck who didn't have near as much to load in the trailer come Saturday evening!

Sweet little Lloyd being held by a friends daughter-he is the newborn son of the President and Activity Chair for the Gonzales County A&M Club- he needed a break from all the hard work!
Old Rusty Truck- Oh How you Make The Smile!!!!  We (I) squealed when our friends pulled in the barn with it!!!!  Key is in it- to take you where your imagination can go on the dirt roads!
Linda with Rusty Pearls
Lovely vintage items all around here- Thanks Linda for bringing your Goods!
Lisa with Adornments and Yuki with Packrats
These ladies were smiles all weekend!!!  Lisa and Yuki prepped for months for this show- and it showed! They had a blast and did great as well- those smiles would make anyone want to visit their booths!

Happy Shoppers from all over the place- The above ones were just a few that Nancy captured!  It was so great seeing groups of friends enjoying the day together!  And, there were several 'couple' groups as well- we enjoy seeing the men shop, and then they would carry packages out to the car, then come in and sit for some coffee or a coke and visit! What a great time- and I love hearing 'Oh I remember Mom having one of those', or 'Grandma used to have one of those sitting by.....' you fill in the blank.  I know to some people alot of this is just 'stuff', but to so many others they are memories that make them smile- and I'm glad we have a part in that! It takes a whole lot of work to coordinate something like our Barn Sale- and for me when I see people enjoying time with family and friends for a weekend and make it an annual affair- it makes it all so worth it!
Thank you to those of you that visited Historic Gonzales- the town merchants, B&B's hotels and restaurants were glad to have new faces!
Thank you all for being part of this sale and for helping it to grow over the past 5 years- we could not have done it without amazing vendors, and shoppers that come each year and then tell more friends and family!  I love being able to promote family run businesses- our country was founded on those and I am glad to still be a part of that! Thanks for sharing in the Goods!!!!!

See ya next year for our 6th annual Barn Sale.
Friday - Saturday, November 1-2, 2013.
JB Wells Showbarn, Gonzales, TX