Monday, December 19, 2011

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

I found this fabulous Driftwood Christmas Tree 

and these festive Holiday Candle Holders in
They always have interesting items at such reasonable prices. 
The Driftwood Christmas Tree was $29.99 
and each of the 3 candle holders were around $5.00 each....a bargain.  
The two wreaths were each under $20.00
This display came out so warm and inviting and looks great day or night.

Thanks Home Goods!

Monday, December 12, 2011

We Have 3 Winners from our Barn Sale Raffle

There are 3 lucky winners from our Christmas Barn Sale Raffle
The Winners Are

Patty M -  Vintage Barn Board Whale Cut-out

Annette - $25.00 Gift Certificate for Small Holdings Barn
JoAnn Savarese -$25.00 Gift Certificate for Small Holdings Barn

Congratulations to you all,  Sherron

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thanks to all who came to our Christmas Barn Sale

Here are some photos of the Christmas Barn Sale
We enjoyed seeing each and every one of you!

The Barn looked beautiful and festive

We served cookies and hot cider...with a kick if you wanted it

Our handmade, 100% Soy, 
original Holiday scent candles were a big hit 
(We burned a few so it smelled heavenly in here)

As was our Bath and Body Department
(one free Bath & Body item to all who made a purchase)

Here is a peek at our new and exciting 
"one of a kind" driftwood designs
Driftwood Duck Bookends

Driftwood Christmas Tree

Mounted Natural Driftwood Whale

Little Fisherman Driftwood Sailboat

Vintage Barn Board & Virginia Red Cedar Driftwood Whale

Many Colorful Driftwood Sailboats
We will be announcing the winners of several raffles on Monday, December 12th

And a special thanks to all who donated a warm coat, blanket, sweater etc. that will go to Maureen Haven
(Every year we collect these items in exchange for a discount at the sale)
Hope your Christmas is Merry...
and Filled with 

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Barn Is Ready For Our Annual Christmas Sale

After lots of hard work, the barn is ready for our 
Annual Christmas Sale  -  take a peek inside.....
Plenty of Christmas Spirit
Original Driftwood Designs
Country Kitchen Fun

From the Sea

Small Holdings Farm - Original Scent - Hand Poured -  100% Soy Candles
Festive Holiday Decor - Glassware  and Decorative Items

Our Bath and Body Department

Vintage Bottles - Baskets & Baubles
A Country Cottage Christmas.....come join us
Refreshments will be served - Give-a-ways Galore
See You There!

Monday, November 28, 2011

We Have A Driftwood Sailboat Winner

We have a winner for our driftwood sailboat give-a-way
 and the winner is.........
Tracy Suzanne

Tracy said  "Oh' how pretty. I love both of these. Drift wood is so pretty and you've made them even better. I just found your blog on Chic on a Shoestring and I'm now a new follower.
I hope you'll stop by and visit my blog too.Thanks for letting me enter.
    Hugs....."    Tracy  

Thanks to all who entered.  We made lots of new friends 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Our Friendly Whales & Driftwood Sailboats are Finally Here

Whale Cut-outs and a Sailboat Give-a-way.

Our Whale Cut-Outs and Driftwood Sailboats are finally up for sale on the website.  It was touch and go there for awhile, because we sold out of the original batch before we could get them listed on the website.  Walter managed to make more for me, for which I am very grateful.
This batch is great....the driftwood is spectacular!
The driftwood comes from our local Long Island Beaches or from Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Shores.  I found fabulous Red Cedar Driftwood this time....woo woo!!

We also made Colorful Driftwood Sailboats 
The sails are made of vintage fabric and we used the same fabulous driftwood

To kick off our new line....
we are giving away this Sailboat
This Catboat Rig  measures 28" high x 21" long on a piece 
Long Island driftwood with vintage canvas sail
 Just become a follower 
and leave a comment for two chances to win.

You have until Midnight Sunday November 27th
We will pick a winner and post it on Monday the 28th

Good luck to everyone - I'll look forward to hearing from you

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Long Island Whale Watching

Our pod of friendly whales are almost here
 We have been busy working on our newly designed whales.  
They are made of antique barn wood with a nice thickness and are quite solid. 

We have several sizes with each having different patinas....
waxed, oiled or completely natural, making them similar.....yet each one an individual.
This particular variety is mounted on on a metal rod and attached to a piece of driftwood.  
We will have many other varieties, including hanging, shelf sitters,
painted etc. along with several different styles and shapes.
Many of them have been cut out so as to use a knot in the wood as the whales eye.....

 We are working diligently to get them up for sale on the website
by the beginning of next week...November 7th or 8th. 
We will have other surprises also

They are swimming our fast as they can!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Handcrafted Halloween Dollhouse

As some of you know, I have a space in an Antique Mall in Virginia called the Blue Crow

I was there last week, restocking my booth and saw these....

There is a lady that works there named Connie.
She makes these fantastic Halloween Dollhouses.  
The attention to detail is quite amazing.  
They are intricate and very well thought out. 
I just loved them.
Visit Connie at the Blue Crow Antique Mall
32124 Lankford Hwy
Keller, Va  23401

Monday, October 17, 2011

One of My Favorite Furniture Finds

This is one of my all time favorite furniture finds
It stands in my kitchen and is just as I found it. 
I love the multiple layers of original chippy paint.

All I did was clear-coat it to preserve it.

 Some people would not like it so distressed but that's why
I love it
The interesting places it has been and stories it would tell
I like the idea that I rescued it and now it stands 
proudly in service, once again

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Distinctly Different Fall Decor

Decor for Fall need not be your typical Pumpkins and Leaves

I found these arrows at a sale.  
They reminded me of fall when displayed in the crock.

 Some vintage paint brushes displayed in an old terracotta flower pot pushed me to add other mismatched items to accompany it.
Somehow it all works together...It's looking like fall.