Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Vintage Inspired Christmas Decor

I find my favorite Christmas Decorations are the ones that are either vintage or vintage inspired because they remind me of my house and my Grandma's at Christmas growing up. My Mom and Aunt were crafters and my Aunt used to make my Mom a set of ornaments every year.  My favorite were handmade Peanuts Character's - and of course Snoopy was my all time favorite!  I wanted to share with you some of my own Christmas decor that I cherish this time of year.  I wish you all Merry Christmas and hope you are enjoying making your homes merry and full of memories this holiday!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DIY Starbucks Costume

Edie actually let me make her a costume this year... Usually, She needs to look pretty or cool so it has been store bought for her!  So much fun to make this costume and really not hard at all.  The "tricky" part was the iron on transfer Starbucks logo.  Lila helped me with that which we got the logo from the internet and printed it from our printer at home onto transfer paper found at JoAnn.  It is fleece and could be no sew if you wanted to do it even more simply by using fabric glue.  The batting was glued and the lid and batting were also glued onto a simple white headband also found at JoAnn. I took a marker and drew the back of the sleeve and Starbucks gave us the lid and stir.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tickled Pink - Dorothy Amling

This post is so long overdue - I want to give a very special THANK YOU to my friend, Dorothy Amling (the owner of Tickled Pink) who was such a huge help to me at my spring barn sale and with whom that night, I would have really been in a pinch without her.  I met Dorothy many years ago at an event in Bexley, OH and really just liked her from minute one.  Dorothy is so talented and I love her big signature flowered pins she makes that she is wearing in the photo.  Dorothy sets up in Springfield, OH at the Extravaganza and at the Country Living Fairs.  Check her out! Photo Credit: Besserina

Owl's New Home

A few years back, I made this owl for the barn door at my sale out of recycled materials.  One of my customers from that sale had always admired it and shared with me at the Country Living Fair a few weeks back that she loved the owl and bought it from me.  Here it is hanging at it's new home.  Thank you for sharing Jennifer.  It looks wonderful!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Country Living Fair

Come see me at the Country Living Fair Columbus, Ohio at Ohio Village Sept 12-14.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Country Living Fair

Yesterday, Judith and I played in the barn in preparation for the Country Living Fair! This will be the best year ever; we are coming back refreshed and very excited! The Homegirl Shop will be participating in the COLUMBUS Country Living Fair; September 12-14, 10AM-5PM. Buy a ticket and come visit us! Also, this year we will not be in our usual space, we have moved locations, so be on the look out!

Friday, June 20, 2014

DIY Butterfly Wreath

-Grape Vine Wreaths
-Ribbon with Wire
-Burlap Ribbon with wire
-Faux Flowers
-Large Stick with Antennas (that can easily be found in your backyard!)

Lay out your grape vine wreaths. I put the larger size on the top and the smaller size on the bottom, to better imitate butterfly wings. Using wire, connect four wreaths together. Take a trek in your back yard to find a perfect stick with antennas! I wrapped the body of  mine in wired burlap ribbon. Using wired ribbon, I tied the stick to the wreaths, connecting in two locations, top section and bottom section. When your butterfly is complete, you can embellish with your favorite faux flowers! A friend of mine made burlap felt flowers, so I snuck two of those on my butterfly as well! Feel free to get creative!

All supplies can be found at your local craft store. There are many different Grape Vine Wreath sizes; I ended up making 3 different butterflies. One large, one medium, and one small. They worked perfectly as visual displays for my Barn Sale!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Great Sale!

Thank you to all who came out to our sale! Especially those that came early to stand in our longest line ever! I really appreciate your support and I was so happy to have such wonder vendors who also contributed their talents and goodies!  It was so gratifying to me to have a small introduction to my line there and I am so greatful that you allow me to do what I love everyday!  What an AMAZING three days of sunshine weather and phenomenal sales! Hope you are happy with your Homegirl finds!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Barn Sale

Only ONE DAY AWAY from the Homegirl BARN SALE. We have some of the best stuff we have ever had! Just wanted to share some sneak peek photos from inside the barn. The opening night is THIS Thursday evening June 5th from 6pm-8pm; Friday June 6th and Saturday June 7th 10am-2pm. The sale location is 2357 Hudson-Aurora Rd. Hudson, Ohio 44236. Hope to see you there! Bring friends! And come early to grab a good spot in line!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Besserina just dropped off some great pieces at the Barn last week! Love her style and design! The sale is June 5th 6pm-8pm, June 6-7 10am-2pm. 2357 Hudson-Aurora Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236. Get there early on opening night to get a great place in line!! Here is a sneak peek of her product: