Wednesday, March 2, 2011

at home with white...

Spring is almost here and the thought of going to flea markets and yard sales is giving me something to look forward to.  Although I must admit I am envious of all the lucky ones who are gearing up to go to Warrenton Texas for some fabulous treasure hunting at places like The Zapp Hall Antique Show.  I love to visit Theresa's blog and see her inspiring displays and read her posts full of excitement and anticipation for the show.  The latest Flea Market Style magazine highlights her blog...
 If you are like me, heading South soon is not an option (although it is on my pixie dust list) so I guess I will patiently wait for Brimfield in May.  I would also love to go to one of those fabulous Barn Sales that some of you have ~ especially Rene's...
I love reading along as she gets ready for these events and love even more when she shares photos like this...

I would love to get Jim an outfit like that!!

While I am lucky to have booth space at The Wrentham Country Store I would really love to have a big ol' barn to have a sale like this myself.  I would love to get a chance to create over the top displays and bring some excitement of the big Texas shows or a vintage barn sale to my neck of the woods.  I would love to put something like this together...
  Now Jim will not be building me a big ol' barn but he says he will wear the suit and get a paint spray gun and help any way possible if I ever get a chance to sell at a big event.  Well, suit up Jim...
I get to work play at the shop on Saturdays with Mary Ellen who owns the shop.  We really "get" each other and she loved the idea of creating something different and capturing a little essence of being under those big tops in Texas or browsing an ol' barn in the country.  That is how our At Home With White Event came about.  We will be creating a vintage market place full of whites complimented by textures of the past for any style home.  With having so many different styles under the WCS roof we knew that white would be the perfect common ground to unite us all to hunt for treasures for our customers and showcase them in a different, fun way!

The energy at the shop right now is very exciting.  I can not wait to see what the other shop girls put together ~ I know it will be fabulous!  As for my own display, it will not be what I had originally envisioned but am very happy to be able to participate with help from my family and fellow shop girls!  I am hoping to feel better than ever by then!!  Our At Home With White theme will spill over to our porch and will be highlighted throughout the store as well.

I am sure, being this is my first attempt at creating a big display, that it will be more of a learning experience for me.  I hope to make this the first of many special events for us at the shop.  If you have any tips to share with me I would love to hear them! 

So if you live in the area save the date, April 9th and 10th.  I originally wanted to put together a little blog meet to get a chance to meet some of you local bloggers.  I am not sure if I will be able to pull that together now but if you plan to come to the event let me know ~ I would LOVE to get to meet you!

Thank you Rene for letting me share your photos today.  You always inspire me!  Thanks also to Kathleen for hosting another wonderful White Wednesday!  Last but not least, thank you Mary Ellen for the beautiful flowers and for letting me cross off another item on my pixie dust list...

32 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What sweet post to include me and I'd love to go Rene's sale. Thanks again and hope you have an awesome day!

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

I'm with you Sandi. I would love to get to a flea market in Texas. Maybe one of these days and Lucky you getting to go to Brimfield. If you ever get a barn for a barn sale, perhaps, I will make the trek and even set up some of my own wares for sale. I too can't wait for Spring to get here, especially so I can get to painting my furniture! Have a great day and hope you are feeling better every day!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I think all of us white lovers dream in white. Loved this post and would love to be in the yard of white furniture!!! ~~Sherry~~

A Vintage Vine said...

I'm going down there this year....what shall I find for you???

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Sandi, so glad to hear that you are doing well. Your white event sounds like it will be a great experience for all. Have fun with it! Best wishes, Tammy

Amy Kinser said...

I would love to go to a barn sale also. I don't think we have them in Tennessee but it really needs to start. I don't have a barn either, but I do have a chicken coop. Don't think that will work though. :)

Passionate for White said...

I'm as giddy with anticipation as you are!

Crystal said...

How exciting!!! I know I would save all year for one good barn sale!!! I know things will go well and can't wait for pics!!!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

I wish I as in the area to pop by!

Jeanine

Rachel Noelle said...

LOVE all the whites!!! xo Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Darn the luck, Sandi! You are too far away!!! A would absolutely LOVE to go to a white event!!! I can't wait to read all about it!

Sandi said...

Hi Sandi,
Wow lucky you! I only dream of participating in an event like that. My booth is screaming for a makeover and I haven't even gotten that accomplished yet. Hopefully someday. Have fun!!
Blessings~

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

OHHHHHH does this sound AWESOME!!! I cannot wait to see the photos! PLEEEEEEZE take tons of pics okay!!
Beth

Donna Mc said...

OMG...I cannot wait for the event at Wrentham Country Store! Lots of white - yippee! :)

NanaDiana said...

Sandi- Well first off...I am so happy that you are feeling better. I hope by the time this big event rolls around that you are in tip-top shape. I will be anxious to see what your booth looks like when you are finished...what fun...and what fun to be working with people that "get you". I think I need some new co-workers!;>) Hugs-Diana

NanaDiana said...

ooooppps...ps... Just wanted to say that one of the lovely things about blogging is being introduced to someone new. I did not know about Rene...who she was...did not know anything about her...but I do now! I am her newest follower...Thanksxxoo Diana

Susan said...

I'm going to do my best to attend! I was wishing we had the same thing in this area - a big barn-type sale with fab displays like other parts of the country. Sounds like yours will be the first!
Rest up, it will be great for you to look forward to Sandi!
- Susan

michelle said...

That is so amazing! I am so happy for you that you get to do this, what a great and fun experience! I would love to have something like this or the big barn sales by us, but there isn't anything even close. I can't wait to see things as they unfold for you! Hope you are feeling good!! :)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Nothing like a good barn sale! Wish we had one coming up soon. Love the photo with all the white furniture displayed. The mattress springs make an awesome display! I think a good rule of thumb is to display pieces in an unconventional way. It really draws attention. Sweet of your hubby to suit up! Love it! :) ~M

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh how fun fun fun for you, Sandi! You are just going to have the best time designing and selling!! Wish I lived closer! :)

xoxo laurie

Prior said...

Sounds so fun, glad you are making some of your dreams come true! I'm following along now to watch it all unfold! Lezlee

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Sounds like a fun time Sandi~ I can't say I'll be home for sure, these days my trips north are few and far between:( but I know my sisters will be there! Just found the Wrentham Country Store blog when I clicked on your link! happily following!

Brian said...

Hey Sandi looking forward to this! I am there for this. It is on my b-day weekend so marking it on my calendar.

I would love to do something like this in the field in the neighborhood i should look into it that would be fun!!

Chrisitne said...

that comment was from me Sandi i forgot to change my google account from my work one brian is the guy i work for oops!!

Rebecca said...

Your big event sounds wonderful, wish I could be there.
Texas is not in the future for me either or Brimfield but I will be selling at the Farm Chicks show in June...
Wishing you a wonderful week
Blessings
Rebecca

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Thanks for stopping by today.....I am a Texas girl, and although I adore Round Top, would also love to be able to go to Brimfield on a regular basis....you are also lucky. I host several event on my back half acre, but don't have a barn....we are working on making it bigger and bigger, but it is hard work with just two people.....love the spray gun and field of furniture idea....just became your latest followers and hope you will follow back....your blog is beautiful.

June said...

Hey sweetie, I hope you are getting better everyday. I laughed at your comment to me about how recouping has you wanting to redo everything. That was so me after my surgery. I would lay there and make lists of things I wanted to change once I felt good again.LOL! We truly are alike in so many ways.
I can hear your excitment in this post about your new venture. I am sending you all kinds of well wishes. I am hoping to go to Rene's sale this year and I am definitely going to farm chicks. I would give anything to meet Theresa, TOT, and Shelley in Texas someday though. That is definitely on my list too.
I went back and read the posts I have missed here and I am always thrilled to get to see into your beautiful home every chance I get.

sending big hugs...

Joy Campbell said...

Oh I just love that pic of the big barn and all the white furniture getting painted...what a dream come true...Hope you have a great time at your White Event!!

Joy

Burlap Luxe said...

Awwww Sandi,
I hear you! wish I were going and sooo, so jealous :)
I wish I were joking...but i'm not :)

I just love how she has all her treasures spread out and getting a spray down of white. I have to do it all the old fashioned way sander, stripper, primers, and paint brushes...she makes it look so easy.

I am inspired to look into a spray gun and then I can finish off with a top brush stroke of techniques.

Thank you for sharing this and wishing I were going.

Thank you for your beautiful comment it is so encouraging to hear from you.

Have a beautiful weekend, so now get going to some of your local fleas and thrifts, will wait to see what you will have to inspire us :)

Cheers
PS. Thank you for the heads up on my new header I created :)

xx
Dore

Rebecca said...

So many things to look forward to-springtime-here we come!

Joanne Angelina said...

What a fantastic blog! Love your posts- hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend!
x

Miss Gracie's House said...

Have FUN! Thanks for the sweet words...
Rene

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