Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ideas, Suggestions, PLEASE....

2011 was another phenomenal year for The Farmer's Wife....I am so excited to look to the future! Once again, I am asking locals for ideas and suggestions on of more locations WHERE to sell/consign my creations. EVEN if you are not local and have ideas, please let me know...I am more than willing to ship product to wherever needed!!

I am very committed to devoting more time in the coming year to this business, with the hope of someday doing this full time....

So, any thoughts and ideas would be appreciated...even if you have ideas about other topics ~ like what you think I should create/upcycle in the coming year, how many sales I should have, etc, etc...Please give me some feedback, ask questions, whatever...NOW is your chance!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Parade of Trees

I participated in our local Parade of Trees this year...The theme for the parade was "All God's Creatures Great and Small" and it was held at the Lutheran elementary school.

My Junk Tree....blingy keys and decoupage Bible page ornaments

some vintage wire landscape trim...perfect for hanging some vintage cards and button wreath

painted vintage globe

Bird cage with shiny brites

My boys and their Farm Tree...with all of their farm ornaments

More Christmas decor and goodies to come this week...You locals ~ go check out The Pink Doehr in Williamsburg....I added a bunch of fun stuff to her inventory last week....cozy frames, painted boxes, some wreaths....

Monday, November 21, 2011

more Holiday Bling & treat prices

I worked all weekend...cleaning and organizing the basement after all the messes I made a few weeks ago. I also started on some more Holiday pieces..I will let you know when they are ready and where they will be sold.
Rusty hinge with some Holiday bling...
I had only three of these at Junkin' Around the Christmas Tree and they sold fast...

My holiday baking prices are now posted. Please click on the 'Holiday Baking' button at the top of this blog on the left-hand side. Please shoot me an email with any questions!

Friday, November 18, 2011

~ The Farmer's Wife in the Kitchen ~

Over the last few holiday seasons I have played with the idea of baking for hire...baking is my second love next to junking/upcycling. I have made cookie & treat platters for close family and friends over the years and always get great feedback....so, this year is the year! 

If you are local and are interested in any holiday baking, please shoot me an email or give me a call. I will be posting a price list sometime this weekend.  I will also be busy this weekend creating more holiday decor...some will go to the Pink Doehr in Williamsburg while some on etsy and some I may just sell directly from my blog...

Stay tuned!

Monday, November 14, 2011

many many thanks!!!

I can't say thank you enough to everyone that came out and shopped Junkin' Around the Christmas Tree Friday night and Saturday morning....It was my best sale so far. There were so many people in that little garage...my mom counted 33 crammed in there at one point...33 may not seem like a lot, but it was amazing to me!! 

I would also like to apologize to the gentleman that called on Saturday night looking for directions...I am sorry that I thought you were "messing" with me. My husband's friends love to joke about my junking business and I truly thought you were one of them! And, I would have offered to let you come shop anyway, but, unfortunately, I had hardly anything left to show you!

Many of you asked for more of the Cozy Frames (the sweater backed frames with snowflakes)...there will be more at The Pink Doehr in Williamsburg soon...just give me a week or two to get some more together. I need to track down more frames!

After that, I am going to try to take a break...but I will still be blogging about all of fun holiday stuff going on at my house...

Friday, November 11, 2011


Here are some more pictures of tonight's goodies & treats...I apologize for some the poor pictures. My garage has poor lighting and my camera wasn't agreeing with me...Please, Santa, bring me a new one for Christmas!!!

vintage button wreath -- just one of these!

WINTER banner on vintage blue Bingo cards

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a little FAITH on a piece of vintage ceiling tin

JOY cozy frame

Peace, Joy, Love

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Part of the black and white table...lots of goodies!

Burlap and black/brown button wreath

NOEL banner on vintage reddish Bingo cards

Bird cage and 'Winter in a Jar'

The jewelry buffet...

Forever banner close up

little bitty snowflake cozy frame

Peace - on a vintage door hinge

Silver snowflake cozy frame

HO HO HO banner from vintage game cards

couple of old quilts

Seasons Greetings scrabble decor

Merry Christmas...and other boxes

Iowa Rose Bowl cushions....from 1982, I think!

home galvanized bucket

another bucket

BELIEVE....decoupaged Bible pages

The door will open at 5:30, no early sales.....Hope to see you there!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

a little preview...

Just a few pictures of some of the junk that will be at Junkin' Around the Christmas Tree...I hope to post more over the next few days...

Winter in a Jar & 2 Cozy Frames
Some winter and Christmas banners -- all wrapped up

Ceiling tin ornament

old flash card in a frame

another cozy frame

Vintage fabric remnants!!! I am no longer going to be making tote bags, so I am selling my remaining fabric. ~ vintage tablecloths, feed sacks, draperies....some larger pieces and many small pieces

Burlap and buttons wreath
Old drawer + blingy reindeer + pine cones = Winter Wonderland

Remember....This Friday, the 11th from 5:30 to 8:00 and Saturday, the 12th from 9:00 am to noon. 

The sale will be held in my UNHEATED garage, so please dress accordingly.  :)

Directions: about 1 mile north of the Marengo I-80 exit, right on the corner of the highway (M Ave) and 200th St.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

sorry for the absence...

Sorry that I have been neglecting my blog...I have been very busy with two trunk shows in the last two weeks and getting ready for Junkin' Around the Christmas Tree. ....I hope to post some preview photos this weekend. Plan to come shop next weekend - you won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

latest purchases...

I spent last evening at Yoder Auction Service in Frytown, Iowa.  I found lots of little goodies, more of which I will show you later. These two items were pictured on their website, so I just went over there and grabbed the pictures.

I saw this as soon as I got there and immediately moved on, thinking that it would go higher than I wanted to spend...not the case at all! Someday, I hope this can be part of my 'dream home' :). I am in love with it. It needs some love - you know, paint, some sanding, distressing, etc. For now, it will go into storage.
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And these plant stands...LOVE the white and green one! Definitely keeping that one. It is small enough to squeeze into my house right now! The other will probably get painted and ruffed up for Junkin' Around the Christmas Tree.
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More pics later...I also got the most adorable owl cookie jar...can't wait to show you that!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My FIRST guest appearance & More Pinterest Love

Today is my first appearance as one of the DIY or Don't Creative Team Members!  Go on over to Sarah's blog and check it out!

I have been crazy busy getting ready for three trunk shows and my upcoming holiday sale, Junkin Around the Christmas Tree  In the little free time I am getting I have been glue to Pinterest...it is addictive. So here are just a few things I have found on there that I LOVE...

charming fabric hangers
fabric covered plastic hangers @ corrieberrypie.blogspot.com
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PAINTED pinecones from ashleyannphotography.com
Love everything about this wedding.
BEAUTIFUL wedding decor from heygorg.com
ghost foot prints
ghost from your child's footprints @ minermoments.blogspot.com
Mason Jar Lighting Mason Jar Chandelier Mason Jar Lamps Hanging Light - Eco Friendly Wedding Blue and Clear-Original BootsNGus Design
Mason jar lighting  from BootsNGus shop on etsy
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ornaments from countryliving.com
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Adorable owl sweater....no link for this one, sorry!
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great outdoor space, again no link...

I need this!!!!
just a cute phome from blogguidebook.com
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A-MAZZZZING!  pillows from etsy, but it would not link to the seller's page :(


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