Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What’s A Barn Sale Anyway?

It has been a wonderful, crazy-busy few months! When I announced our Barn Sale in my last post, I had no idea how many people have never heard of a Barn Sale before?!?  So, I thought I’d take a minute to describe what you’ll find if you are planning to visit our Vintage Holiday Barn Sale by answering questions I’ve been asked frequently:

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What’s a Barn Sale, anyway?

A Barn Sale is a sale in and around a barn :) In the last few years, Barn Sales have become very popular in other states. Did you know there are over 10 Barn Sales in operation in Tennessee? Barn Sales are usually hosted on hobby farms or ranches, some with small barns and some with huge fancy barns. Vendors & artisans set up their products to sell to the guests. You can check out other Barn Sales HERE and HERE and HERE.

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What makes Buckets of Burlap Barn Sale special?

Our Barn Sale is an upscale vintage/handmade marketplace…where over 20 unique vendors will sell their quality vintage and/or handmade goods.  They have a flair for creative and eye-catching displays, for turning a small booth space into something to talk about :) You’ll stroll through and around a cozy, quaint barn, which we’ve named the “Tin Roof Barn”. It’s nestled in a pasture next to a pond.We hope you enjoy the music, the scenery, and the company as you shop our two-day event :)

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Is it indoor or outdoor shopping?

Both. Vendors are set up inside and outside the barn. Outdoor vendors will be under individual canopies. 

What should I wear?

Well, it is a barn sale…so wear your boots! There will be a few “photo-booth” type areas…a farm truck and a cotton wagon will be staged with hay, Christmas trees, & flowers to create a nice spot for photos :) Check the weather forecast before you come—it might be cold!

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What type items will the vendors be selling?

Some of the things you’ll find are: hand-painted furniture, signs, windows, wreaths, quilts, bags, scarves, jewelry, pillows, dressers, mirrors, chocolate, floral centerpieces, Christmas decor, buckets, banners, baby items, handmade soaps & candles, granola, journals, clothing, chalk paint, vintage items, antiques, home decor, barnwood frames, reclaimed lumber signs, vintage inspired items…

Should I bring a truck?

That depends on what you are looking to purchase…are you in search of that perfect piece of furniture? Are you shopping for Christmas gifts? A little of everything? 

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Do I have to purchase a ticket?

No, you can pay at the entrance. Admission is 2$ a person. Children 10 and above are 2$. Half of the admission collected will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and the American Cancer Society.

Will you have food available to purchase?

Yes! Food will be served at our Barnyard Bistro. Gumbo and harvest chicken-salad sandwiches are on the menu, along with a few desserts. Drinks include hot apple cider, coffee, hot cocoa, and water.

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Do I need to bring cash?

Yes! Cash will be the easiest form of payment. However, some vendors will be equipped to accept credit cards.

Do I pay for items at each booth space?

Yes! You’ll pay each individual vendor for your purchases from their booth. 

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What time will the Barn Sale open?

On Friday, November 21, we are open from 3pm-7pm. On Saturday, November 22, we are open from 9am-5pm.  Sorry, we don’t open early :)

Do I pay for parking?

No, parking is free. Please be respectful of our neighboring residents by driving the speed limit and not parking on the streets.

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How do I get there?

The address is 369 Stacy Lane, Stonewall, Louisiana. HERE is a link to Google maps for directions. There will be someone to guide you to a place to park.

I’m coming from out-of-town…what else can we do while in the area?

There are so many local activities around the area that weekend! Les Boutiques de Noel is held at the Bossier Civic Center.  The Natchitoches Christmas Festival opens that weekend. And if you’re interested in more antiques and vintage, our area is covered with Antique Malls and unique shops. If you need a place to stay overnight, click HERE or HERE for nearby hotels.

Are you still accepting vendors?

We might! It depends on what you sell and if you are stocked with enough products for a two-day event…send me an email at bucketsofburlap@gmail.com   If you aren’t ready for this November Barn Sale, possibly you could participate in our Spring Spectacular (times subject to change):

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Can I bring my friends? Family? Church group?

Sure! We welcome anyone who enjoys vintage and handmade items and a fun, family atmosphere…especially if you are ready to kick-off some holiday shopping. We just ask that you supervise all children, and keep them with you at all times :)

I hope that I’ve answered some of your questions today :)

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Blessings!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Big Announcement

Hey everyone! I have exciting news to share with you!

We’re hosting a BARN SALE! And you’re invited :)

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I’ve had this God-sized dream in my heart for a few years now…and it’s becoming a reality. And my heart is overjoyed!

Last summer we hosted two Barn Sales …without a barn or vendors.  And it was fun, but we have such a bigger vision.

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Well, guess what?? We have a Barn! However, it needed so much work! There were holes in the roof, metal torn away, and rotten boards. The structure needed major repair. It also had to be cleaned out…from several years of  neglect and storing unused stuff.  Overwhelming…but possible :)

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So, my husband and I stood in the barn and decided to tackle the task ourselves.

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It has been quite an undertaking! Replacing boards, new/old metal, and hauling off loads of trash…  But it’s coming together.

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Sharing a little of our hearts with you…

We’ve always enjoyed this small farm where we live. It’s captivating to our souls. The open space, the pond, and rolling pastures is refreshing. And we want to welcome guests here to be able to experience a taste of the countryside. 

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And most of all, we want those who visit to feel blessed and inspired when they leave.

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So, with thankful hearts, we want to invite you to our Barn Sale!

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I would be honored if you would share our above Invitation on your blog, Google+, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook page.

Also, if you are interested in being a part of our Barn Sale as a Vendor/Merchant, please email me @ bucketsofburlap@gmail.com

Thanks for reading my blog! And thanks in advance, for getting the word out about our Barn Sale!

Blessings

Monday, July 14, 2014

Slow Down Summer!

 

Happy Monday friends! Is summer just flying by for you? It is for us too…and it makes me sad. I love the easy, lazy days of summer- kids sleeping in, staying up late, coffee on the deck, weekend trips :)  It’s been a relaxing month for us…and I hope you’ve all had a great summer so far!

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I have two wine barrels on our front porch…they are overflowing with sweet potato vine, phlox and limelight hydrangeas. So I cut a few limelights to enjoy inside.

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I wanted to mention the vintage grain sack that I purchased from Tracey at French Larkspur… and show one way I use grain sacks- as slipcovers for the arm rests of our sofas.  With 3 kids and a messy English bulldog, this is an easy way to keep our white sofa slipcovers cleaner for a longer period of time…just throw the grain sacks in the washer when needed, and makes your sofa pretty, too :)

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Also, we’ve been eating a LOT of fresh fruit this summer…cherries are one of our

favorites! I had to take some pics of these, they were so pretty on an ironstone plate.

 

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I have been working out in our garden lately, especially in the late evening when it’s not too hot. I harvested the lavender. It smells divine. There’s nothing like fresh cut lavender.

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I also wanted to mention the show everyone is talking about…Fixer Upper on HGTV. Wow! I didn’t know what I’ve been missing. My friend Amy at All Things Home told me how much she LOVES it. So, I saw the first one, and was hooked :) Now, I’m almost caught up with all the episodes! I love that sweet couple and their style is fabulous! If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out :)

Well, thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! You can also keep up with Buckets of Burlap on FACEBOOK HERE and Buckets of Burlap on INSTAGRAM HERE.

Hugs to you all…have a great week!

Blessings

Friday, May 23, 2014

Roses and Rusty Hinge

Happy weekend friends!

Thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway of Prairie Style Magazine!

The winner is comment #4, Michele, at The Nest at Finch Rest! Congratulations!

 

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I have been spending a lot time in our garden lately. Many flowers came back strong this year, including these gorgeous pink roses. I had to bring some inside to enjoy.

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And I’m sure you have heard of Maria from the blog Rusty Hinge...well

Shop Rusty Hinge

Maria's shop is NOW OPENED!

She sells beautiful French vintage wares! And her home was just featured in the Best of Flea Market Style Magazine! I hope you get a chance to visit her shop soon…and she has a sale going on NOW :)

Have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend. God Bless all who served and are now serving our great country. I’m thankful for all of you!

Blessings

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hydrangeas and Prairie Style Magazine Giveaway

Hi friends!

How is everyone? Ready for school to be out? Ready for summer?

Me too!! Our kids have 2 more days! Oh boy, has this month been BUSY!

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I just had to share these photos I took last month…of gorgeous white & lime green hydrangeas.  But I have to admit, I didn’t grow these. They are from a friends’ yard.

She said I could come get all I wanted :)

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This zinc bucket is from a shop in Texas. It’s very unique and has old wooden handles.

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I really wish the blooms would last longer…hated to see them droop and throw them out.

But I sure did enjoy them while they lasted.  I could photograph flowers all day long :)

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And guess what came in the mail!! My copy of the latest Prairie Style Magazine!

Remember, back in January, Fifi and Mark came to photograph our home?

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It’s a gorgeous issue! I have seen the magazine on stands everywhere!

If you haven’t gotten a copy yet, hurry and get one soon!

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We were so excited to see that our kids and English bulldog made it into the feature :)

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Here is a shot of our master bedroom that was one of my favorites.

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I’d like to thank Fifi (along with her sweet sister) and Mark for being such a fun group to welcome into our home. It is a sweet memory I’ll cherish forever :)

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And yes, I’m having a giveaway for one copy of Prairie Style Magazine!!

Just do the following to enter:

1. Follow Buckets of Burlap Blog

2. Like Prairie Style Magazine on FACEBOOK

3. Like Buckets of Burlap on FACEBOOK

4. SHARE the giveaway on FACEBOOK

5. Leave a comment ON THIS POST or FACEBOOK to enter :)

I’ll announce a winner of the magazine on Friday, May 23rd.

Thanks so much for following along on my blog!

Enjoy your week!

Blessings

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