FFf Eclectic Red Barn: August 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vermont Treasures

Our vacation has ended, but we have so many memories, some good and some not so good, and some treasures as reminders.   Once we arrived home, my husband began laying all of our treasures on the ground.
Eclectic Red Barn: Vermont Treasures
Many items that I collected where from my sons farm. The big iron wheel and the small ones were down by an old lean-to. That's were I also got some barn boards.
Eclectic Red Barn: Vermont boards and wheels
I found several Gulf Live Stock containers in the woods, but this was in the best shape. While we were having fun hiking in the woods, we found tons of rocks. I just love these Vermont blue stone. I just had to bring some home. My husband just rolled his eyes as I put things in a pile to take home.
Eclectic Red Barn: Vermont stone
My son and my husband were cutting down trees and one very large maple had barbed wire wrapped on it so I decided to gather it up. Turned out there was quite a lot of it there. Still so much left. My son is going to save it for me.
Eclectic Red Barn: Vermont barbed wire

The vintage sled and old mirror came from a barn sale. The lady who had the sled told me it was hers when she was little and then pushed her kids in it when they lived in town. Now that they live in the country, there is no place to push the grand kids. I loved the sled and because she told me her story, it made it even more special.
Eclectic Red Barn:Vintage sled
The mirror was in the old house when the people who had the barn sale moved it. I also bought the planter, ice skates and Christmas lights from her. I got a few other odds and ends.

While we were at our cabin in the mountains, we stopped at an antique store. I found the post card printing set. I fell in love with it. It is so heavy that I can hardly lift it. I hope I can get it to work. If not, I can do lots of stamping.
Eclectic Red Barn:Vintage printing press
Look at all those letters! How cool are they?

I also brought back a boot scrapper. We have had it the mountains for years and I wanted it in my garden. It is one piece of heavy metal.
I had so much fun collecting all of my treasures. What treasures have you found lately?

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

My broken heart!

I am not sure how to write this post. So much I would like to say, but it is difficult to find the right words. Some of you may know about how our dachshund Tiny has been dealing with some neurological issues for the last six months. She was doing so well, that we thought the worst was over.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Camp Lilies

Many years ago, I saw these lilies at a golf course near our camp and wanted some for my garden here. So, with shovel in hand, I asked if I could dig some up
Eclectic Red Barn: Lilies at the camp
I have no idea what they are called, but they are blooming all over the camp. Actually, they are not at their peak - starting to fade.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Learning to dance in the rain!

We are off on a two week vacation, something we have not done in many years. We are driving to our cabin in the mountains of West Virginia (20 hours) for a few days and then continuing on to Vermont to see the grand kids. Now some might say that is a lot of driving and they would be correct. 

Add to that 4 dachshunds! I think we might be crazy!!!! We have more stuff in the car for the dogs than for us. Just like kids. Here is Marina and Louie with their faces on the console. They love being close to us.
Eclectic Red Barn: Marina and Louie

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Hobby Lobby Copy

Last month when I was in Hobby Lobby they had some of their summer Decor on sale.  I spotted this watering can. I loved the chevron pattern and the blue color. I can't remember how much it was, I think around $20.
Eclectic Red Barn: Hobby Lobby Watering Can

As I was looking at it, I remembered that I had purchased a watering can a while back. Maybe I could make it over.

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