Wednesday, May 26, 2010

my other it the 3rd or 4th one??

Some days it seems like I have 3 or 4 jobs...teacher, mom, junker, crafter....Anyway, I have also been selling this jewelry since about October. I have posted about it before, but thought I would do it again. I just love this stuff!!! It is all hand-made, in California...

Here's my site:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

One More Saturday....

Had some great sales today ~ thanks to those of you that stopped by!

However, there is STILL tons of stuff to be sold....I need to make room for my July sales.... Saturday, the 29th I will be offering the following:

$5 off your purchase of $25 or more
$10 off your purchase of $50 or more
$15 off your purchase of $75 or more
$20 off your purchase of $100 or more

So, come on out, bring your friends & family and buy some good junk!

Friday, May 21, 2010

a few new creations for tomorrow

It has been a busy week...2nd to last week of school and senior's last week. However, I managed to get a few more projects done for Signs of Spring this Saturday...

a few more Summer boards ~

A few painted buckets ~

My favorite new idea ~ garden pans

Looks like the weather is going to agree with me for tomorrow! See you then!

Monday, May 17, 2010

now on Facebook...

The Farmer's Wife is now on Facebook ~ Check it out!

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Come 'n get it!!!

Just like the BBQ platter says ~ COME 'N GET IT!!! There's still lots to get, too!

Lots of this...

Some of these...totebags made from great vintage fabrics! Haven't sold any yet, so there is still a lot of selection!

You could even find your 'dream home'.....

Or a great old galvanized gutter to display all your other junk!

Use this huge frame to highlight your favorite pieces!

Quilts. quilt pieces, decopauged stars, boxes, old drawers....

And more good junk awaits you outside!

2206 200th St
1 mile north of the Marengo/North English exit on the corner of the highway and 200th street - look for the sign in the front yard!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rubber Boots Required...

By now I am sure that all of you are sick of hearing me go on about the rain and I will try not to complain anymore. I will just leave you with the warning -- if you come out to the sale tomorrow or Saturday, please come prepared and wear your rain boots!! I should have planned ahead a little better...maybe I could have made this into a contest -- Most Beautiful Boots, Ugliest Boots, etc...Or just come barefoot ~ Please wear clothes...even if you do look as fabulous as this young lady...
Sorry, no pets allowed!
Just come and have fun!!

And, be thankful that it isn't THIS bad... (this is June of last year!)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


that is what I have been doing this week! After working late every night last week to get ready for my sales I find myself hardly even thinking about heading to the basement to, there won't be tons of new items since last weekend, but there is STILL tons of stuff crammed into that little shed of mine! I am writing this I am watching the rain - lots and lots of rain!! So, once again my yard and back driveway will be flooded and I will have to ask again that customers park on the sorry! At least it looks like it will be warmer this Friday and Saturday...

See you then!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


that's right -- I will be open Friday night from 5:00-8:00 pm in addition to being open Saturday from 8:00-noon!! Hopefully, the weather will agree with us on one of these days!

See you then!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

5 customers + 1 purchase = an even bigger & better sale next saturday!

That's right ~ it is 11:15 and so far the sale has been pretty slow. That's ok, though, because it means the shed is already set and ready to go...AND I can create even more recycled treasures for next saturday!!!

Hopefully, it will not rain as much and be a little warmer next saturday!

Again - hope to see you then! Tell all your friends!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Still Open....

YES, I will be open tomorrow. 

There is a lot of water in the front yard AND it is extremely muddy....why? Some of you have asked me why we have such a muddy yard. The very front part of our yard runs right a long the road, so it is actually the road ditch. We also use this part of the yard as the driveway into one our fields.  AND, last fall we were lucky enough to get rural water which required tons of digging, most of which we have not yet seeded with grass.

So, that's the story...but, honestly, I don't care and I am not going to get too upset about it. Every time it rains too much I remind myself of New Orleans, Cedar Rapids, and now, Nashville. I have NOTHING to complain about. I have a house that is not under ten feet of water, so things are OK.

Hope to see many of you on Saturday...

I almost forgot -- my address!! I have been so caught up in everything that I had not posted my address on here yet...

2206 200th St
- - only about a mile north of the Marengo/North English exit
- - it is right on the corner of 200th and the highway, you can't miss it!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I have gotten some emails from customers that are disappointed that they cannot come this Saturday.....let me clarify: I will ALSO be open the 15th, 22nd, and the 29th!

I might even throw a Friday night sale in there somewhere, too!!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Saturday Plans...

It has only been a few hours since my last post but in that short time while I was setting up in the shed I decided that I am having this sale -- NO MATTER WHAT!! However, in order to have it I will need to let all of you know some things in regards to the possibility of the river running through my front yard... may have to park on the road (that would make it seem like a real flea market!). I will have signs posted for parking locations. Normally, I would let you park in our driveway but I have a feeling that it will be just as muddy as the front yard and the gravel situation is NOT plentiful right now (thanks to the lovely winter we had).

...please wear shoes that are NOT your favorite -- old sneakers, rain boots, etc. because the grass will more than likely be wet, too.

...sorry for the inconveniences, but I really want to have this sale and want to have as many of you there as possible!

I took a few pictures tonight as I was setting up...still lots more to set up tomorrow and Friday!



that is what I am doing - praying for good weather!!! I think that it is just my fate that the weather is ALWAYS bad for my sale dates!! :( Anyway, I am going to try my hardest to have this sale on Saturday NO MATTER WHAT! I have lots of stuff to sell!!

I will keep you posted! AND, pictures of all the set up in the shed coming soon...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

More Signs of Spring

Some repurposed jewelry...Sorry, the dress form IS NOT for sale. It is my mom's. She MADE it in college!

More repurposed STUFF...

SNEEK PEAK of some fabrics that I made into bags...none of the bags I made are anything fancy but are all made from vintage fabrics, tablecloths, draperies,
t-towels, etc. Alot of these items are a little worn, faded and even stretched out. Keep that in mind when looking at the bags. It is not like purchasing a brand new item. Many of the bags that I have made in the past I have used for less strenuous tasks - taking to the pool/beach, occasional shopping, overnight to Grandma's, etc. Either way, you can't beat some of these great prints!!

If you plan to attend Signs of Spring on Saturday you might want to come wearing some of these...Even if it is not raining it will be outside in the yard and the grass will be wet!!!
AND, the forecast for Saturday is looking a little I might even roll out the firepit to keep us warm!!

More pictures to come...keep cheking back!


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