Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Monticello's Christmas show starts Friday

    We are so excited for The Christmas show this year. There are so many talented venders and the inspiration is infectious. We have been setting up all week and the fun begins Friday at 8 am. If you haven't discovered the Monticello in Portland , it is a must. Hope you will join us as we celebrate the season. 

     Here are some peaks of our area so far, we are heading back to fluff tomorrow

Thursday, October 11, 2012

We have a Winner !!

Thank you so much to each of you
 that participated in our Give-a-ways. 
You are all very special 
and we truly wish each participant could have won,
 but this time around the winner is ....... Alissa Clary 
 Congratulations Alissa!!
 please contact me and send me your address
 and I will get your package in the mail. 
To those of you that have followed us, 
my sister in law, My Shabby Roses and I 
will be hosting more give-a-ways in the future.
Have a wonderful weekend ~Kathy

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Loving Fall

This is by far my favorite time of year. I love the fresh harvest,
 both from our own little garden and the wonderful farms 
here in the Willamette Valley. We are enjoying warm 
apple cakes, lots of different types of pumpkins
 and all the beautiful colors of Fall.
Remember there is still time to enter the giveaways  both 
 on my blog, and my sister-in laws blog My Shabby Roses,
 Just click here to enter  Colbycottage "the Barn"
The giveaway ends at midnight October 10th

Thursday, October 4, 2012

There's still Time!

There is still plenty of time to sign up for the Fall Give away! 
We spent the morning at an estate sale and the afternoon getting our new found treasures ready to present to our customers. We truly had a van full and some of the new items have already found their way to the store. 
This child's bike just seemed perfect with the vintage basket for a Fall display.
Remember to sign up for the giveaway, It goes through the 10th and then we announce the winner of both my give away and my sister in law's over at My shabby Roses ....You can enter here  http://colbycottage.blogspot.com
Have a wonderful week end

Monday, October 1, 2012

A special Fall give away

            Its fall and we are welcoming the change of seasons.

 My sister in law Debbie and I are celebrating this lovely time of year by offering a joint give away.

 ******There will be two separate prizes.*******

 Debbie from "My Shabby Roses" will host a give away on her blog and I will host one on mine.

So yes, two separate prizes!!!

We want to give you lots of chances to win, so here we go

1.  "Like" Colbycottage on Facebook

2.  Become a follower on Colbycottage "The Barn"blog 

3.  And then pop over to My Shabby Roses on Facebook and "Like" her page
4. Leave a comment

5. Sharing is another great way to let people know about the giveaway.
After you've done all that be sure to let me know, either through Facebook or by leaving a comment here on this post.
Remember each thing you do on the list your name goes in a basket for another chance to win.
Ok, do you want to see what the winner is going to get?

The winner on my giveaway will receive this french motif tote bag, the recent
 Flea Market Magazine, a tiny metal crown and a lavender grain sack sachet and a 10.00 Starbucks Card

This Flea Market Magazine is bursting
 with fun ideas and pictures

  The winner for My Shabby Roses giveaway will receive the following tote and current issue of Autumn Cottage magazine plus a 10.00 gift card to Starbucks 

*Remember get your entries in by October10 midnight!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In the mood for Fall

     Life has been a whirlwind around here and I must say I am ready for the quiet, cooler Fall days, when I sit inside crafting and sipping coffee. We have been bringing loads of new "old" merchandise to the shop and constantly redoing areas as furniture items sell. This business is a nonstop, no breaks allowed type of work. Just when I think it is all set for a few days, I get that phone call. And do I complain, No, I am thrilled, don't get me wrong, sales are a wonderful thing. 

      So today I will do something different and join "White Wednesday"http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/  I always look at all the lovely posts, and I hugely admire Kathleen who hosts this fun event so I will be sharing some velvet pumpkins I've been working on along with a chippy white crown display pc.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Updates from the Store

    We have been busily preparing the "Barn" area at the store for a huge salvage area in the back. We have a small salvage area but it can"t accommodate the amount of doors, windows, architectural pcs that we have available to sell. 
    First we had to clear out a large area and then move an amount of our items to another area in the store that we are now also filling with mostly garden and a bit more color.

  Our "Barn" area at Glory Days Antiques

 My sweet kiddos enjoying Strawberry lemonade in the Store Deli
  In the next week we will be bringing in all kinds of fun vintage doors, windows, hardware, all things that are not readily available in the Eugene area. If you are in the area stop in for a visit. There are lots of new venders and loads of great new merchandise in the store.  Located at 21st and Main in Springfield

Monday, July 30, 2012

Wedding Fun

     The last couple weeks have been busy for sure. I got the pleasure of doing the flowers and decorating for my dear friend's daughter's wedding. My beautiful 4th daughter, is the bridesmaid on the right side. My family went camping as was planned a year in advance, so I was left behind with #4 daughter to enjoy "wedding," befores, during and afters.
    After cleaning up from wedding event we also were able to go camping and enjoy family and friends for a week.

                                                                                         Here are some photos of the wedding  preparations

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Some great finds this weekend

       We were thrilled to find all kinds of wonderful items to prepare for our customers this weekend. we haven't gone out alot lately so it was quite fun to find some really unusual items. I don't have pictures yet of my favorites but will soon. We are preparing a glass case to house some fabulous vintage pharmaceutical supplies along with some wonderful old gauges from steam engines. we also found some great old books and various furniture pieces.

            This is all from the house we are salvaging

 This is Handyman Marv doing his thing
                     We are also busily tearing a very old house apart and salvaging fabulous old wood, trim and house parts. We have one more day before it gets demolished. It was beautiful in its day.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Some of my favorites

 While looking around for Red, Whites and Blues, I found a few of my favorite things. Thought I'd decorate a bit for the 4th of July.
 Have a wonderful week and enjoy friends and family as you celebrate our nations freedom

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A little Hen talk

Just thought I'd share a few pics of our chickens. Its not that I have nothing better to post about, I just really enjoy our faithful hens. They so dutifully supply us with eggs and a whole lot of entertainment as well. We have sixteen sweet hens and they give us a variety of eggs daily.

We don't sell our eggs, rather, we give them to our neighbors in egg baskets and enjoy their delight in farm fresh eggs.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lovely Weather

   We are so enjoying this wonderful weather. We have been working in the yard, painting all kinds of projects that we are preparing for sale, and even doing some long awaited upkeep on our home.

These lovely Peonies are from our yard

I have been parting with loads of fabric,Trying to downsize my stash

 This sweet little window tool shed, is looking pretty fun, filled with garden displays

     Business at the "Barn" has kept us hopping and we are thrilled to have the problem of needing to bring in more large furniture pieces. Thus the lack of time at the computer lately. Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunshiney Days

    It was a lovely day today here in Eugene. We worked outside and I was amazed at the beauty of Spring. As my husband was pruning apple trees, I was salvaging the gorgeous blossoms.
   This was the perfect way to unwind after a hectic couple of weeks.  The Spring Soiree went fabulous and then I immediately started making birthday decor for our grand baby's first birthday. What a sweetie! Next up was a fundraiser silent auction for the school my children take classes at. I started as helper and some how became in charge of food and decor. The event was last night and I spent the entire week baking,decorating and preparing food for the fundraiser. We were blessed with an incredible evening.

 Luke's 1st Birthday, What a gift little grandchildren are!

late night decorating for the auction,with daughter Emma

   All that to say we enjoyed some sun today!!! And lots of coffee~