Friday, August 16, 2013

August Sweet Clover Barn Sale

This weekend is the monthly Sweet Clover Barn Sale.  Using the vintage apple crates I picked up, I made a HUGE display wall complete with LED lights!  Perfect for displaying collections or signature pieces! 

Recently picked up this awesome general store scale!  Great chippy patina!

Here are the vintage frames, oars, and mirrors I painted, they turned out great!

I love wind up alarm clocks!

Some of the bottles I silvered.

Close up of the vintage plaster frame mirror.

I also had this really awesome painted stained glass piece. Looks great backlit doesn't it!

Be sure to come out this weekend 10-5 Fri-Sun 4051Stanford Ct, Frederick MD

Monday, August 12, 2013

Apple Crates and The Sweet Clover Barn

I'm getting geared up for the August Sweet Clover Barn Sale!  This past month I piled up about 350 vintage apple crates from an Orchard in PA that sadly closed.  After scouring Pinterest, and finding some really great pins, I decided to renovate my space @ The Barn!

Using the 1/2 bushel crates, I stacked them and screwed them all together.  I also picked up a few cool factory dunnage racks with some awesome iron hardware!  I used the rack as a base for my display and continued stacking.  

After I had everything screwed together I attached a few LED lights I picked up from Ikea.  I'm going to add someone before the sale, but was excited to share the look with everyone!  I filled it with some of the vintage goodies from my space, and I must say, it turned out enter than I thought!

The lovely ladies of Sweet Clover also used my apple crates to build some shelving and a cute little window seat in the Inspiration Cottage!  (I bought that awesome little green clock in the wall, going in my kitchen!!). These crates are so versatile!  You can make ottomans, coffee tables, table bases, island bases, book shelves, display stands (Fall is almost here and you can use them with your pumpkins!), you're only limited by your imagination! 

Swing by The Sweet Clover Barn!  We're open this weekend Fri-Sun 10am-5pm.  The apple crates will run between $12 and $15 depending on size and condition, with a discount for anyone who buys 6 or more!

4051 Stanford Ct Frederick MD

Monday, August 5, 2013

Old School Amusement Parks

I've always been a fan of the kids rides in the old amusement parks in Ocean City MD and Rehoboth Beach.  The bright colors, bright lights and early to mid 1900's styling are classic American boardwalk!  It just so happens we have a 4 year old that LOVES the old rides, the slower the better!  Unfortunately they removed the old wooden carousel horses years ago and replaced them with the more durable fiberglass models.  The other rides still retain the age and patina of thousands of kids enjoying them.