Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Barn around Town!

I'm a buyer at heart, I'll confess! It's really what I like to do and I when I'm out shopping for the barn sales, I'm ALWAYS on the lookout for a good display piece! Display is KEY to selling really anything and having an interesting piece makes all the difference. I know you like to shop at stores where things are presented in an interesting way, so do I!

Because a girl can't keep everything she buys, she has to part with it and really just as much as I love to find and buy it, I really love to see the piece PUT to GOOD USE!

Here are 2 wonderful shops that have bought display pieces from me...I thought I would give them a shout out and show you how these pieces got used!


A fun, new plant/floral shop in Tyler in a brand new, but looks old, shopping center
called The Market!
Click here for MOSS on Facebook!

Now, don't  you love that metal plant stand - double tiered and all!
It's from the barn!


How about this industrial ladder? It gives height and interest to this corner...It's from the barn!



I also purchased a pair of these wonderful cupola's for the Market overall appearance!
Really, you need to check out all the wonderful shops here!



A great sterling silver jewelry shop here in Tyler...

She purchased this amazing vintage paint ladder from me at the barn!
( I do have a thing for ladders!)


 Doesn't it look great - perfectly displayed for Christmas!



 Really, I hated to give it up, but so glad I can go and visit it and so happy to see it used!
Check out Sterling Grace FB page too!

Are you looking for something for your shop or house?
Shoot me an email...you never know what I have right now in the barn!!!


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Monday, December 17, 2012

Vintage Christmas LOVE


 Are you ready for a treat? Some eye candy in the way of vintage Christmas decor...somehow, I thought so...Here's my friend Rebecca's house...I have showed you some pictures of her home before, but not at Christmas...so here goes! Be sure and look close, she has lots of inspiring ideas tucked around!

Ps. She has a great love of whites and creams, so I'll show you those first!









Isn't this lady grand?

And now for some color...how about RED!















 Rebecca's the one in the middle with leopard on...she has a sewing/slipcover business called 
Forever Rebecca and take it from me, she is wonderful! Please contact me if you would like her business info and I'll be glad to pass it on! 

From her house to yours, 
Merry Christmas!


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Friday, November 30, 2012

The JESUS Tree









 





Jesus * Name Above All Names * Ruler Over All * The Door * The Light * Redeemer * Savior* Messiah *
Lion of Judah * Key to Heaven * The Word * Lamb of God * My Song * Emmanuel * Counselor*

And so many more...

This is the JESUS Tree. A tree dedicated to only using the names of Jesus with the ornaments representing that particular name of Jesus. Our list is comprised of 60 names of Jesus with scripture references. We have loved this way of "redeeming" the season of Christmas and learning the wonderful names of Jesus. We sell a set of 60 tags that have a name of Jesus and where that name is found in scripture. You will also receive a 4x6 reference card with all the names and scriptures listed. For example, He is the Door so we used a vintage door knob to represent this name. The fun part is coming up with an ornament/item that represents these names to you and your family.

We now have a full website for tags, ornaments and tree toppers!
 


You will receive a small version of this poster in the set of tags.



These are the set of Jesus Tree Tags.


 
There are 60 names in our package of tags, so we suggest using a 4-6 ft tree. You can also mix the tags and ornaments in with your regular Christmas tree.



Here are some of our ideas... 





 The Good Shepherd





 Key to Heaven


Rose of Sharon



The Light


Gift of God


Bread of Life



Living Water


Name Above All Names


Emmanuel


Prince of Peace


Ruler Over All


Bridegroom


We often spell out names of Jesus with scrabble letters also!


Isn't this a great way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, JESUS! After all, we give gifts because God gave us Jesus to the world first.

" For God so loved the world He GAVE His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him, will not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16


These tags have been used in countless ways, here are some ideas to get you thinking:

  • As an advent...read 3 names and scripture references and hang on the tree each day leading up to Christmas
  • Use them in your Sunday School Class, have the students bring something that represents a name.
  • Hanging the tags on a wreath/tree. They look simple and beautiful with out ornaments also.
  • Use them as gift tags on packages
  • Have a scavenger hunt with your group/family, divide up tags with groups and see what you can find in nature and in the store (Hobby Lobby is a great place to start.)
  • The tags have been used by teachers at Christian schools to teach the names of Jesus. Each student is assigned a name and told to find a ornament that represents that specific name. They all bring the ornaments, read the name and scripture, then decorate the tree with HIS names.
We use them as an advent at our house. Each night before bed, we read the names and look up each Bible reference and talk about how Jesus has been that name this year. This has been such a special way to learn Jesus' names and make Him more real to each of us and keep our family focused on the true meaning of Christmas.

 The Jesus Tree is also a great witness to your unbelieving house guests and friends without ever saying a word. It is a silent testament to WHO you believe in. Wouldn't it be great if this tree/tags started an conversation about Jesus and what He means in your life?

 How have you used the tags? Please share your ideas with us, we would love to know!


Blessings as you seek to know Him better this season,

  Jodi


Please visit our website for Jesus Tree Tags, ornaments and tree toppers!
 
 
 



 
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Saturday - A ONE DAY SALE!


Prices are falling at the barn - tomorrow - ONE DAY ONLY!
Nov. 24th Open 10-4
Here's what's on sale!

All most all remaining Christmas decor - 25% (Jesus tree tags and items not included)
All glass, silver plate - 50% off
All Jars ( white and blue) - 50% off
Everything under the main tent - 50% off
All dishes - 25% off

AND some pieces of furniture have special prices on them!

Bundle up and bring your friends/family that are visiting!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chrismas in the Country...a recap!

 

 It was the perfect night and weather for the Christmas sale...chilly and crisp and everyone was in a great mood! I'm just sharing some of my favorite pictures.... hope you enjoy them!















This is our Jesus tree...you can read more about it by clicking on the link above... I'll be posting more about this idea soon!

We are going to be open THIS saturday, NOV. 24th in support of Small Business Saturday!
The barn and tent will be shoppable from 10-4, so come on out...lots will be on sale too!
Here is our address if you need it for GPS!
Gresham Barn Sale
10101 FM 2813 Flint, TX 75762
( we are right outside of Tyler, Tx!)

Love for you to come and bring your Thanksgiving guests too!
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