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Christmas in the Country Barn Sale THIS weekend!


Join us for Christmas in the Country Barn Sale

Friday, November 7 10-7 and Saturday, November 8 10-4


Over 25 vendors inside 2 buildings…handmade, vintage & new.  Dress warm it’s still cold even though we’re inside.

Enjoy a cinnamon roll and cappuccino as you stroll thru the amazing booths we have lined up for you this weekend!  Stay for lunch and try a yummy sandwich and soup.

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2013 Barn Sales!!

2013 Sales

Even though we have received yet another layer of snow, we are still gearing up for the first Barn Sale of 2013!

There are some fun changes going on in the Barn…but we are keeping it a surprise!

As you can see from the above postcard,all Barn Sale dates and times for 2013 have been set.

So get your calendars out and mark those weekends!

Two additional new things this year….
Barn Sales Weekends have extended to Sundays!
the Barn only will be open every weekend {same hours as sale hours}!

To clarify….

The Barn Sale Weekends are still the BIG sale where all exhibitors will be in their booths,
selling their most recent finds, treasures, and products.
Exhibitors will be located in the Barn, Hen House, Corn Crib, and Machine Shed.
These are the sales that the exhibitors prep long and hard for.

The new weekend hours, outside of the Barn Sale Weekends, the Barn ONLY is open.
The Barn exhibitors do not have to be in their booth, and will restock as time allows.
No other exhibitors will be in the other buildings on these weekends.

There are always junkers who aren’t able to make it to the Barn Sale Weekends.
By being open more, we are hoping we can now accommodate those junkers,
as well as be a destination as junkers plan their junking trips across Iowa and the Midwest. 🙂

If you are interested in being an exhibitor during the Barn Sales,
please check out the link on the right side
for the Scribd document, or click here:
Exhibitor Application/Contract 2013

For the April Barn Sale, the application/contract deadline is March 5.

We are looking forward to our 2nd year of
Little Prairie Girl Barn Sales,
and hope that you are too!

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Black Friday & Small Business Saturday {& Sunday}

If you are not aware, the barn doors at Little Prairie Girl will be closing
for the remainder of 2012 after this coming weekend!
{It will just be too cold in the barn!}

So be sure to stop out at the LPG Barn sometime
Friday, November 23 – Sunday, November 25, from 10a-3p!

Why not close out the year with a big ol’ sale!

Lastly, you are now able to purchase gift certificates!
Perfect for the upcoming holidays or birthdays.

We look forward to seeing you all one last time before the barn doors close!

Barn Sale, Christmas

Christmas in the Country

Sorry we have been absent lately!

We have been busy with the past Barn Sale, and preparing the Barn for a little Christmas in the Country!

We hope that this weekend will get you in the Christmas holiday spirit.

Please note, there will be NO EARLY SALES!

The Barn, Machine Shed, and Hen House doors will open at 4pm!

For your safety, please do NOT park on the road.
There are 3 parking lots around the farm for your safety and convenience.

Vendor List:

Little Prairie Girl
Country Chic
Simply Rooted
Shabby Shack
T’s Vintage & Vogue
Orphan Annie’s
Crazy Daisies
Farmers Market Bakers
Junk Acres
Marci’s Baubles
Tomboy Tools
Pampered Chef
PastTime Treasures
Sue’s VintiQue JUNKtion
The Painted Crow
Kelly’s VintiQue JUNKtion
Pine Peddler
Bloomin Adorable

Also, soup and cold sandwiches will be available for purchase from the Whispering Moose

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Barn Sale Secret!!

Hey Little Prairie Girl Fans!

Have I got some news a secret for you!  You are going to love!  But, it is going to take a little work first.  🙂

Please head over to our Facebook page,
and ‘share’ the big post card picture to your own Facebook wall or page!


LPG wants to gain more ‘likes’ to share the Barn Sale love.  Share the post card with all your junkin’, antique, vintage, uncommon find huntin’ and lovin’ friends!  They can thank you later.  🙂

Let me tell you, you will be happy you did once the secret is revealed.

Since the sale is just around the corner,
I hope you have made plans to attend one or both days!

If you haven’t noticed yet, the times are a little different this sale.  So please make note!

As of now, there are around 27 booths for this sale!

Shabby Shack has moved locations….
from the loft in the Barn out to the Machine Shed.
Hopefully it will be a little easier for Mel and gang, as well as for all of you, to move your fabulous finds.

In that former space, there are now 3 new vendors.

In addition, there is a new floral area for silks.

Do you believe that I haven’t even shared the secret yet?
Not until next week after there are more ‘likes’.

So, head over to the LPG Facebook page and share the Barn Sale details.

Be watching next week as I hope to post some fun little sneak peeks!

Nicole…Farmgirl Chaos….Self-Proclaimed Personal Assistant

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Beach Cottage look coming soon to Little Prairie Girl Barn Sale June 8 June 9


You don’t have to live here to create some beach side cottage decor into your home; nor do you have to change all your decor to seashells & sand…just a few simple touches can take your home from spring into summer.

Take a look at this porch..


It reminds me a great deal of our enclosed screened in porch except for the wall and trim colors…unlike the photo above, I chose a dark brown for the walls and window screens to cover the unsightly fly droppings that nevertheless occur when you live on a farm with livestock.  I didn’t want to be continually scrubbing the windowsills and walls daily so dark brown was a great choice for me.

Add some light-colored pillows…cheap painters cloth works great to recover pillows you already may own; or spice it up with some orange, key lime green, red & aqua.  Pick a color or colors that remind you of the beach or the water.

Growing up I didn’t get the chance to go to tropical beaches so when I think of waterside cottages I think of Pine Lake, Clear Lake, or Red Rock….even the waters at George Wyth near Waterloo, IA.

Whites don’t always have to be a key color…I think of the colors in tartan plaids, deer antlers, moss and even minnow buckets.  Love me some browns, silver, shades of  whites, greens and blues.  My summers were spent at cabins in the Midwest for our yearly summer vacations….usually Iowa, Wisconsin & Minnesota were the highlights of my summer.

Usually we spent the week in a tiny cramped cabin with my aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, brother, sister and of course my good ol’ mom & dad!  Sometimes it was a multi-room cottage and sometimes a very small cottage; but no matter what the size it was always FUN and full of such great MEMORIES.

I remember the year we got my great-grandmother Ann Penning into a tiny old silver fishing boat..she was quite elderly at the time and I remember we had to first get her down a HUGE flight of stairs that led to the dock and then into the boat…never a grumble she did make though…just happy to be going along with the family.  I am guessing at the time she was in her late 70’s early 80’s …not sure though?

I remember them looking something like this:


and I remember our cottages usually looked like a fishing shack/cottage similar to this:


although they were usually white or dark brown on the outside and the inside looked something like this:


and the views were AMAZING and usually like this:

Scatter in vignettes around your home some seashells from your vacations or if you don’t have any then make sure to pick some up at our barn sale next weekend!


We will have boat oars for you to make one of these:


and we will have a variety of straw hats for you too!


We will also have some white sand, wooden boxes & glass jars for you to recreate

a look similar to this:



Well that’s all for now…just a few ideas to get you started on your way to a beach cottage look…

hope you can join me next week for Little Prairie Girl’s June Barn Sale!

June 8 10-6

June 9 10-4


20428 160th Street

Holland, IA 50642

We are not in the town of Holland…we are north of Holland near the junction of Hwy 14 & Hwy 20.

When you drive north past The Mill Welcome Center on Hwy 14, you will want to take the first gravel road west which is 160th Street.  We are 2.5 miles down the gravel road…look for the signs and the big red barn with silo!

If you get lost call Kevin at 319-240-8541

Nicole at 515-450-0562

Natalie’s (last scenario) 319-240-5060

Can’t wait to see you soon and Happy Summer!


Like us on Facebook for up to date news on current June vendors and sneak peek photos! 🙂




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Tags, Paying, & One Last Peek!

I am guessing there is LOTS of activity going on at the
Little Prairie Girl {& Guy} Farm right now!

{I’m at work right now…..ready to head there in about an hour!}

All the vendors will be finishing setting up their booths,

and putting the final touches on for all of you!

I can’t wait to see it!


One thing Little Prairie Girl would like to do differently this time is
dealing with the tags of the larger items,
or ones that items need to be moved off of in order to get it.

Please, instead of ripping the tag off the item, find one of the sales clerks.
{You will likely find us behind the sales counter.
Or look for someone in a Little Prairie Girl apron.}

We will then put a SOLD sign on the item.

You will then have one hour to pay for your item, before the sold sign is removed.

However, if you are too busy shopping around an hour later,
just keep us posted that you are still shopping.

Sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but it will help us in the end.


As you are preparing for the sale {gathering your funds, checks, debit/credit cards},
please keep in mind that each vendor at the sale is separate.

If you pick up an item from one vendor, please pay for it before you leave that vendor.
Some vendors allow debit/credit cards, but not all have the capability.


If you have yet to sign up for our newsletter, you might want to!

I am hoping to send out one last BIG sneak peek via newsletter,
with a private link to a blog post.

Don’t miss out!

See you at the sale!

{Nicole…Farmgirl Chaos}  🙂

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May Barn Sale Vendors

Howdy all!

Have you cleared your calendars for this Friday and Saturday?

I sure hope so!


Friday, May 11 from 10a-6p

Saturday, May 12 from 10a-4p

All the vendors are working hard to bring you some fantastic junk and creations!

{Separate booths by Susan and Kelly}

Junk Revised

Silver Wearz by Jes

Country Chic

Designs by Dottie – Jewelry

Tomboy Tools | Tracey Huisinga

Pampered Chef | Sandy Moses

Elegant Junque

Shabby Shack

Norwex| Jennifer Meyers

Arturo’s Pizza

Thirty-One Gifts


At Home America

Enuf Stuff

Farmers Market Bakers | Tracey Huisinga & Bev Simmons

Be sure to head to Facebook and show your support to all the vendors!

See you in a few days!


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Thank You! and a Sneak Peek 1

First off, THANK YOU to everyone for making our first Junk Jubilee such a success!

Without you, none of this would be possible.

During the sale, so many of you had unique ideas for your ‘new’ finds.
If you have a chance, please share pictures on our Facebook page.

In just a few short days, the next Little Prairie Girl Barn Sale will be happening!

May 11, 10a-6p

May 12, 10a-4p

Little Prairie Girl & Guy & Gang have been hard at work getting the barn ready and their newest junk finds cleaned up and prettied up.




Please note, many things in the pictures have yet to be priced.

To make sure you get what you want….be the first in line at the sale!

More sneak peaks to come.


{Nicole…self-proclaimed personal assistant}