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Secret Dreams coming True!

It’s no secret that I love using vintage and antique “found objects” in my home décor.  These types of items have so much character and I love thinking about their history.  Repurposing something into a beautiful home accent brings me so much satisfaction.
For a couple of years now, I’ve been secretly dreaming of having a barn sale where I would sell some of these items.  It started about three years ago when I stumbled upon The Junk Refunkery’s occasional sale.  Dori’s stuff is just so cool, and the way she creates little rooms in her barn is adorable.  I wanted to do something like that.
There are so many times when I come across something and think, “That would be really cool in a ____ room” but it either doesn’t fit in my house or doesn’t go with my décor.  I love to collect unique “things” but there’s no way they all fit in my house.  And so, I admit, I have a couple of outbuildings full of “projects” and random junk.
Bart and I have talked about doing a sale off and on.  We talked about it again this spring, but decided our farm just isn’t the best place to do it.  So we scrapped that idea.

But then, things fell into place.

I met Nicole, from Red Granite Farm, at a Pampered Chef party earlier this summer.  She’s just 4 miles up the road from me, has kids my age, and we’ve become good friends.  She is trying to get more people out to her farm, and mentioned that she wanted to display some garden junk and get on the Junkin’ in June route.
img_8086She called and asked for my help arranging some “junk” in her flower beds and taking photos for her blog. She was planning to BUY junk somewhere.  I told her that wouldn’t be necessary. :)
So, Nicole and I (with the help of our good friend Amy) are partnering up to do an occasional sale!  The sale will feature unique vintage home décor, repurposed farm junk, furniture, accents, etc. and Nicole’s AMAZING perennials and produce.  Since the sale is at the end of September, she will have pumpkins for sale, and it will be the perfect time to plant perennials and spring bulbs!
I’m so excited.  Sounds terribly corny, but I feel like God brought Nicole, Amy and I together to help and support each other.  We are all working together and can utilize our various strengths.  We each benefit in different ways, and we’re creating a “village” (you know, the kind it takes to raise a child.)
Anyway, the sale will be September 28th and 29th at Nicole’s place, Red Granite Farm, as part of Fall for Junk, a central Iowa Junk Jaunt. In the meantime, I’ll be doing some furniture makeovers and scouring the countryside for “merchandise.”  And you can visit Nicole on her farm (and buy perennials or produce) every Friday!

Shared at: Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special 

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  1. Oh how I wish I lived closer so I could come! Someone in our town has a barn sale every year. I don't know how many years it has been now, but it's a lot. They actually just sold the property to my husband's aunt and uncle and one of the stipulations was that they had to carry on the sale. It is next weekend.

    Sarah @ This Farm Family's life

  2. that is so exciting! best of luck to you!

  3. There is nothing corny about that! That is so sweet and I wish I was down the road too. I can't wait to hear more about it...photograph in detail, dear lady. This is going to be sweet!

  4. Love this! I will plan on being there. Let me know what I can do to pimp it out for you! :)
    Shaunna Ulrick

  5. That is so wonderful! Everyone deserves to live their dream!

  6. That is fantastic! It takes a lot of guts to go for your dream! I am so excited for you!

  7. Sounds like it will be a ton of fun. Good luck!

  8. I think I might have to rent a big trailer so I can come shop at your sale. What a great opportunity to share some of your treasures. I hope it's a huge success.
    Found you on FJI.

  9. I will put this on my calendar! Not that I ever check my calendar... but it sounds awesome. I need some more perrenials too! We might also have some spare farm junk to add to your collection. I will get pictures and send them out to you if you are interested.