Thursday, October 20, 2011

Barn Sale Finds and a Give-away


The Rural Society sale in Mt. Vernon yielded me a few nice finds over the weekend, so I used some of them to put together another fall display.

wooden tray

I used the largest of my three wooden nesting trays to display two of my wrapped wine bottle purchases from the sale.  Then I just added in some small items to fill in.


spanish wine bottle

I’m glad that the label is still intact on this jug- it’s a Spanish wine imported by a distributor up in Cleveland. I still can’t believe that I found this demi-john at such a reasonable price. They sell for much more in the shops.


small bottle

A small wrapped bottle was tucked into the corner under a wooden bowl of stuffed ornaments.



I like these stuffed fabric pillow ornaments because they remind me of things that I should do and things for which I should be thankful.



I’ve been told that I use some unusual and unorthodox items in my vignettes. I guess this one is no different, then. This is an old tin funnel that was a yard sale find earlier in the season. 



Tucked in among the dried apples, nuts, artichokes, and pomegranates is this little rolled rosewood pumpkin. Some of you may remember that it was a find at the Country Living show last year.


wheat bundle 2

A bundle of wheat certainly says, “fall.”









The husband is no stranger to finding treasures. He found the wine basket shown above. It came complete with a cutting board and a wine bottle opener, but we added in everything else necessary for enjoying a glass of wine.  He thinks we should carry it down to the fire-pit and enjoy it tonight. Hah! Doesn’t he know that the wind is blowing and howling and the rain is coming down in sheets?!  I think we’ll be staying in. Nothing wrong with sitting in front of the television with some vino, is there?










cheese and crackers

Cheese, crackers, wine, and even a healthy apple all make for a great pre-game snack if we were to take this to a tailgate party.


OSU booster button

I think what caught his eye when he saw the basket was this vintage Ohio State booster button pinned to the side of it.  The Bucks are definitely having a an “off-season” ( to say the least!), but the husband is a fan all the same.


                                                                       Now on to the give-away! 

                                                                       ~~ Give-away is now closed!~~


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UPrinting, a leading online printing company, is offering one lucky Sullivan and Murphy blog follower a 16” x 20” rolled canvas print in your choice of a personal photo or piece of artwork. Your canvas print is available with a 2-inch border or no border- completely ready for mounting in your favorite frame. In addition to this, they offer a 1-business day turnaround and free shipping!

These canvas prints are great for special day photos such as weddings, anniversaries, senior portraits, or new baby shots. You can even use a special architectural or landscape photo or have artwork made into this canvas print! The possibilities are endless, so visit UPrinting’s website to see what other products they offer, in addition to their canvas printingUPrinting is an eco friendly company that uses vegetable and soy based inks. They also offer paper options that contain up to 55% post-consumer recycled content. 

I want to have the photograph of the family homestead in Ireland made into a canvas print. I know it will look wonderful, framed and placed with other family memorabilia. 


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~ You have the opportunity for three entries in the give-away. Please submit a separate comment for each entry.~

1. Leave me a comment telling me you are a follower through Google Friend Connect. 

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3. Post my give-away button on your blog, then come back to tell me in another comment that you posted it. 




The give-away winner’s name will be randomly chosen on Oct. 27 and  I’ll announce the winner on Oct. 28.   Good Luck, everyone!

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You are not eligible if you have already won this same giveaway somewhere else within the past 6 months.


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Jo said...

As always you got some great fines - love the bottle. I was wondering where you were when you said you were going out to sit at the fire pit with your basket - it is down right nasty here and I have a mtg tonight yuck! I think I have turned the corner on this cold and going to live!

ohiofarmgirl said...

I am a follower! Would love to be entered. Dianntha

ohiofarmgirl said...

I also pushed the like button on uprint! Dianntha

La said...

Hi Sue!

The demijohn is fabulous!

I just won a poster on another blog. Good luck to everyone who enters your giveaway!

Debby said...

I follow you on GFC.
The weather isn't too good ot for cheese and wine by the fire.....but maybe tomorrow night.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful treasures! WOW! ♥

Debby said...

I have already "liked" on FB.
The homestead picture wold be perfect for the enlargement.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Oh I love your new found treasures Sue. I also love that your hubby is no stranger to them either. My husband likes tagging along too. Great giveaway too!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Liked on facebook too!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, I am a follower and I love your demijohns. Great finds.

Stuff and Nonsense said...

you made some lucky finds there
but that wine jug?


of course i am a new follower
and i'm so glad you shared your finds
at fridays unfolded.


Olive Cooper said...

Sue, the Spanish wine bottle is a great find. I follow of course. The Country Living Fair in Ga. is so close but we cannot go and I am sad.

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Sue...tried to follow you but the connect is still down...I will come back later. I would love to be entered in the give-away. I saw your post of the GREAT finds you made over at "No Minimalist Here".

Alicia said...

I just loved those little heart pillows Sue! Those would be so simple to make and to give as Christmas gifts! Of course I'm already a follower so please enter me in your giveaway :-D

Pat said...

Fantabulous finds, Sue!

farmlady said...

Oh that wrapped wine bottle... it's really beautiful. You are so great at displaying the items that you find. Lovely photos.
And who's to say you can have a picnic on the living room floor. I can just see the two of you with your wine and cheese. We need more fun moments like that.
Great picnic basket...

Pam said...

I love your tray of goodies. That tin funnel just tops it off. I'm not sure about the apple for tailgating, but I'd take the wine and cheese. We get a reprieve from the stress of the Buckeyes this week - I think they have the weekend off.

Honey at 2805 said...

You barn sale finds are all just terrific! I love a great antique sale! I am a follower!

Thank you for linking this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday! Your participation is appreciated!

Marigene said...

I love your vignettes...great finds.

Christina said...

I love your displays!!! All the items you found are amazing - but my favs for sure are the bottles!

Take care,

Jemsmom said...

Your vignettes are always some of my favorites because they are unique and unusual. You find the most wonderful treasures!

I am a follower and would love a canvas! Thanks for the opportunity!

Jemsmom said...

I "liked" Uprinting on Facebook!

Your picture of the homeplace would be stunning on canvas!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Great finds Sue! I love your hubby's wine basket! That is so sweet and I like his idea of taking it down to the firepit! With this weather, I am wondering if we have many of those evenings left this season.~Hugs, Patti

Kathleen said...

You know, I only learned what a demijohn was last year. I don't drink, but I do remember those chianti bottles we used to make candle holders!
I love the basket the mister found, and the button. Having spent 4 years in Ohio for college I have a fondness for O! Do people still go Krogering! :)
Of course I am a follower, and I will put your give away in my next post. I have used Vistaprint for business cards, they are great. What business you ask? Monkey or none of your! :)
I will come back after I post it.

chedeb5353 said...

I am a follower. Deb

chedeb5353 said...

Already "liked" UPrinting on FB. Deb

Jilly said...

I think Your picture of the homeplace would be stunning on canvas! Those would be so simple to make and to give as Christmas gifts, hope receiver will receive with big smile.
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Gail said...

Hi Sue, what great finds especially the demijohns! Love the vignette you have created.

Honey at 2805 said...

I like UPrint on FB

Honey at 2805 said...

I posted the giveaway on my sidebar!

Becca said...

Love all of your treasures, Sue! What a wonderful giveaway!

Nook & Cranny said...

Love your nesting tray full of fall wonders. I specially love the jug.
Thanks for sharing.

Pam @ Frippery said...

That is a gorgeous vignette. I swear you would think I wasn't even at the sale. I keep seeing amazing things people bought that I never glimpsed. The wine bottles are awesome!!!! You know I am a follower.

Pam @ Frippery said...

That is a gorgeous vignette. I swear you would think I wasn't even at the sale. I keep seeing amazing things people bought that I never glimpsed. The wine bottles are awesome!!!! You know I am a follower.

Pam @ Frippery said...

I liked uprinting too.

At The Picket Fence said...

You always find the most amazing treasures Sue! I just love that wine bottle with the weathered label still on. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your demi john is gorgeous! What a great find. You have arranged everything so beautifully. Great fall display!

Karen said...

What great finds ~ what a great giveaway too!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great finds and of course I love the demi-john! Your Fall vignette is beautiful and I appreciate you sharing it at the Open House Party.

Renee said...

I am a follower.

Love your fall basket post

Renee said...

I liked them on Facebook, too.

Kathleen said...

I blabbed about your give away on my blog. :)

Diann said...

Sue, gorgeous vignette! I love that demi-john! It is so unique and has such great character! Everything looks beautiful. Thank you for being part of TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

Katherines Corner said...

Wow what a great haul., I love the wine basket. And a giveaway too, yea!! I'm not just a follower but and admirer too. Hugs

Katherines Corner said...

I already like u printing on facebook :-)

Katherines Corner said...

Placed your giveaway on my giveaway page, left a comment on your wonderful trip to the farm. xo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sue what a pretty display, I love those demijohns! I am a happy follower! Martina

Sandy said...

Amazing finds!! And a great give away...

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Chris said...

Hi Sue, thanks for sharing your beautiful vignette. Everything was just so nice. Lucky that you have a hubby who appreciates your finds also. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris