Red Barn Revelation
The skies peeled back, and a light shone brightly from Heaven, illuminating a big red barn that had the sign "Barn Sale" advertising on the rich grassy green knoll in front of it.
"You are my daughter in whom I am well pleased. I know you are wistful every Saturday morning, whilst your free (er) friends are off finding amazing and charming doo-dads at yard and barn sales, while you scrub the snot off kitchen floors and poop off panties. Today, I brought you out into the wilderness, not just to pick up the Quad Stroller I led you to on Craig's list, but also to this barn of which holds many delightful vintage treasures with prices that will leave you with money left over for diapers, thus eliminating any guilt you might have felt otherwise.
What's that you say? That vow you made with your husband not to bring any more 'junk' into the house? Oh, my daughter, as I recall, my name was not mentioned in that vow. I will turn the course of his heart to find great joy in your junk when he comes home from 'work day' at his mother's. After all, is a vow made without my inclusion a vow after all ?!?!
Go forth, my daughter. Pull over your chariot and show my Love to this barn owner who may be in need of your pennies. Just keep in mind you won't take any of it when you leave this Earth, which may be around the time your husband comes home. But I digress...GO FORTH!"
And so I did what any obedient follower of The Voice does:
Look, just look at what it led me to!!!
If you are not fond of vintage loveliness, this will leave you scratching your head.
But for those of us who do...all I can say is : WHOO HOO!!!!!!!
10 buckeroos for a little 'ladder stool' that will become a childhood memory to my children.
Love the colors, love the time worn look, love the little cluster of colorful flowers appliqued in the center. Did I mention the two little steps can be tucked away to create simply a stool.
Imagine the cozyness when these charming little lamps are all cleaned up, with Shabby Chic lampshades perched atop??
I have been wanting a lamp to hang on the wall on my side of the bed, as we do not have room for a night stand. I'll polish that little crystal beauty up, find a darling little shade and wha! la! ($2 later!) I have the lighting of my dreams.
See, it takes so little to make me happy!
The bowl? I can hardly resist colorful vintage bowls/plates like that. The metal 'cooler' I'll think up something to do with (any ideas?!?!) and the large blue-rimmed white tray will make a great magnetic board for displaying the artwork we are always abounding with around here.
As for "The Voice"...well, it may have been imagined, or perhaps i was in a trance from driving so much or excessive caffeine intake from my sleepless night last night.
Either way, I'm glad I listened.
(I am leaving you with a scene from the side of our house. The shock of color abounding everywhere is purely and Heavenly inspired!)
I would love to hear of any particularly thrilling and "illuminated" bargains you have 'been led' to lately!