I hosted a Daisy troop at the Barn this evening and let me tell you- those young ladies know their stuff!
We did a scavenger hunt of the Barn, looking for things that had been repurposed into something new.
Then we visited with the chickens…because chickens are cool.
Finally they each made a flower headband out of t-shirt yarn! It was SO much FUN!!
We had the privilege of attending a special day at my children’s preschool. This is the second year they organized an event for business and vendors to meet that parents and give everyone a chance to shop for Mother’s Day.
We had a great time and are so thankful to Northminster for putting it together!
I had the privilege of volunteering at my sons’ preschool today! 3 year olds rock, that’s all I have to say. I noticed the kids driving around on these:
Their crafty teacher saw them online and made them out of old jeans. They were really diggin’ them. I offered to bring them home and play around with preventing the fraying edges. I might zig-zag stitch them. I might also try some modpodge on the back of each edge. We’ll see. I think it is great for the kids to see repurposing in the classroom and realize that things don’t have to end up in the trash can.
I’m celebrating my birthday today and in true Portage Trail Barn fashion I have received beautiful handmade gifts!
This painting came from a dear friend with a lot of talent. It will be included in the new living room wall decorations. These will also include a window repurposed into a frame, a pallet turned shelf and a wine box book shelf.
These cards should be familiar to you as they are made with love by one of our vendors! She hand embroiders each card to create unique notes that are a gift as well!
My one request for my birthday was to go camping. We own a teardrop camper and love to hit the road and escape for the weekend. We’re off to have fun!
Summer Barn Sale June 20-22
Here’s how it works.
- I put out a call for vendors (this is that call….da da da dant da da)
- People email with websites, pictures, or info on their items
- I select who will be in the Summer Barn Sale June 20-22
- Vendors will be contacted with a yes or no and will receive the vendor agreement and the drop off dates and information
- Once contacted vendors will email 2-3 GOOD quality digital photos of item examples for use as advertisement on the blog and on Facebook
If you talked with me at the Spring Barn Sale, great! Please start with step 2.
If you have been a vendor in the past, great! Please start with step 2.
If you’re my bestest friend and I love you and you don’t think I need to hear from you in any formal way, great! Please start with step 2.
If you’ve never been to Portage Trail Barn before…not so great, but not a deal breaker. Please, please, please be familiar with our products and philosophy. Spend some time on the website…do your homework! We only want to work with people who will care about the Barn as apart of the community. Then start with step 2.
- We support small business
- We support local crafters and artists
- We look for creative, unique, traditional and practical items for kids, adults, families, homes, gardens, and gifts
- We love things made out of repurposed materials and do not support wasteful crafting
- We do not do drama
So email me at PortageTrailBarn@gmail.com
Give me your name address and phone number in addition to describing your items.
Thanks everyone and here’s looking at a great Summer Barn Sale!
No matter how chilly it is, no matter how disappointed you might be to see the sun disappear behind snow clouds another time, take heart! Spring will arrive no matter what stands in it’s way!
This is the third Spring Barn Sale and as much as I enjoy every single sale I really look forward to the spring sales as a great way to celebrate the season.
Here’s a list of items you’ll find at the Spring Barn Sale next week. Make sure to visit us Thursday March 21 from 3-8p, Friday March 22 from 3-8p, and Saturday March 23 from 10a-3p!
- Hot and Cold Packs
- Window shelves
- Painted mason jars
- Hand embroidered greeting cards
- Clothespin bags
- Tea cup and saucer lamps
- Yarn ball wreaths
- Glass lawn ornaments
- Scrabble tile pendants
- Jewelry…many styles
- Hair bows made from repurposed fabric
- Frames and corkboards
- Wood signs
- Baby carriers
- Embroidered Hostess Towels
- Easter Decorations
- Mother’s Day gifts
- As well as an assortment of everyday accessories, children products and home goods.