Tagged: fall

My First Barn Sale!

I am so excited. My dear friend Barbara Hall from LR Fox Antiques and Design invited me to be a vendor at her first annual Foxwood Barn Sale. It will be held on October 3, 2015 at 3483 Spring Run Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. The link for the sale’s Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/foxwoodbarnsale. Check it out to see the beautiful barn and grounds where the sale will take place as well as great merchandise from the other vendors.

Some goodies Moss Cottage Vintage will have at the Barn Sale.

Some goodies Moss Cottage Vintage will have at the Barn Sale.

Old Shenandoah Vinegar Crate. Sorry, Louie is not included!

Old Shenandoah Vinegar Crate. Sorry, Louie is not included!

Up-cycled notebooks made by Moss Cottage Vintage.

Up-cycled notebooks made by Moss Cottage Vintage.

Up-cycled corrugated owl tags made by Moss Cottage Vintage.

Up-cycled corrugated owl tags made by Moss Cottage Vintage.


One-of-a-kind collage plaques made by Moss Cottage Vintage.

One-of-a-kind collage plaques made by Moss Cottage Vintage.

Needless to say, in the next two weeks I will be furiously cleaning, pricing and making other goodies to stock my booth at this wonderful event. Please come to the sale and support Moss Cottage Vintage and all the other wonderful vendors!


Autumn Vignettes My Way

It seems to me that we have been thrown into autumn this year. It is getting darker much earlier this October and the mornings are freezing, kind of like winter. Anyway, according to the calendar it is still autumn so I decided to show you some fall vignettes from around our house.

fall1Here is the only normal autumn vignette in our house. The candle has a nice fall spice scent and the little owl book houses a big stack of post-it notes. Both of these lovely gifts were from my dear sister-friend Judy. Thank you Judy!


This is one of two bowls of green tomatoes Martin had to rescue from the garden due to the freezing nights.


Here is a scary vignette. It is on the small table in my studio. It’s a mix of finished, half-finished and not even close to being finished Christmas items.


And below that table sits these two lovely plastic totes filled with Christmas crafting supplies. And as you can see, those items that don’t fit in the totes I have carefully just thrown on the totes or on the floor somewhere close to the totes.


Even the elves in Santa’s workshop could not make a mess vignette like this. Really Helen?



Here’s a little vignette in the laundry room of stuff I just purchased last week and am too lazy  too busy to get to. I guess there is no way Better Homes and Gardens Magazine would want to do a Fall layout of our house. But I have a valid excuse.  I have to stock my shop and have several Christmas shows all in November. This means lots of crafting, sorting, packing and messes. But for those of you who get to come to my shop and shows you will see it is all worth it.

And last but not least, I am saving the best Autumn display for last. Drum roll please……..


YES! It is Holly and Louie snuggled up together to stay warm on a cold afternoon. This is the only vignette in our house that I cannot claim any responsibility for!


The Essence of Fall

Our House Dressed for Fall

Nobody in Central Virginia can say we haven’t had a beautiful fall. We have had wonderful warm days and cool nights. Last Saturday was no exception. Here in Bowling Green we had our annual Harvest Festival. This is a big deal for our small town as it attracts people from all over Central Virginia. Above is a picture of our house all decked out for Fall. Unfortunately my photographer is a novice and took the picture way too far away for you to see the pumpkin and color coordinated pillows, etc. She better watch it or I’ll fire her!!!

Cool Cars!

This is what we saw when we left our house! The Mid-Atlantic car show takes place at our festival and the street is lined with really cool cars. All of Main Street is closed to traffic so you can walk around and get up close to these beauties. You should see the HUGE trophies they give the winners of the show. Alas, once again my photographer has let me down.

Lots of People

Okay, this picture was taken really early in the day and it does not do the crowds justice. The paper said over 12,000 people attended our Harvest Festival this year. That is awesome!!!

Nom nom nom!

What Harvest Festival would be complete without pumpkins? This funny fellow belongs to my neighbors. 

Old Timey!

Oh, and tractors. You must have antique tractors at a harvest event. This is an all time favorite with the little kids. They love to sit on them and pretend.

They are biker dudes who have found Christ. Amen, brothers. You rock on! These guys were really nice, and funny!

I want one!

Ponies! And miniature horses. Need I say more? No, I didn’t think so.


Look at all that wonderful and colorful produce.  I loved all the differently colored pumpkins.

Cheryl from English Acres

This is Cheryl English from English Acres Nursery. She is an all around talent. She knows all about plants, obviously, but she is also and excellent painter and crafter. She gives a lot of her time promoting events in Bowling Green, such as Ladies Night Out. You can find out more about LNO on my events page at the top of my blog page. 

This is a funny little arrangement that Cheryl made. I love the eyeball!


I love your sweaters ladies! Oh, and nice earrings too.

Susan and I

I stopped by to see Susan from Stone Creek Antiques.  This was a display she had outside her storefront. Susan and I are going to be doing the Vintage Holiday Market together. Look for more information under my events heading at the top of this page. Oh, and I just fired my photographer for making me look that old!!!!

All and all, it was a wonderful day with lots of stuff to see and do. I really enjoyed myself. Next year you are invited to come with me!