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

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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..

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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:

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

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

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and the views were AMAZING and usually like this:
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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!

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

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

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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! 🙂

Hugs,

Natalie

 

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This coming weekend is our 1st Barn Sale at Little Prairie Girl Farm

Hello everyone!  This coming weekend is our first Barn Sale at Little Prairie Girl!  Woo HOO!

We modeled our sale after the barnhouse boys…love their style…below is a photo of their sale.

Here’s a small photo of some of the milk glass we’ve been collecting…plus ironstone, galvanized, rusty

& a little glam thrown in!

Below is some galvanized oil cans, bee skeps and a sneak peek in our porch area behind.

Is industrial your thing?  We have some cool auto shop tool cabinet orange doors, pulleys, pallets,

funnels, gas cans, tractor seats and vintage typewriters!

The Sisters Cafe in the hay loft is awaiting you!  Homemade sweets, coffee & cappucino, soups & sandwiches!

The lil’ farm boys are selling popcorn, candy bars, soda & water.  The lil farm girl will be greeting you and

introducing you to her kitties!

Friday & Saturday March 23 & 24  10-6

20428 160th Street, Holland, IA 50642

319-240-5060

Right off the junction of Hwy 14 & Hwy 20

Bring your trailers, suv’s or trucks to haul all the goodies you will be drooling over!   Take measurements of any spots in your home you want to work on and be ready to be in AWE at all of our awesome vendors….come spend the day with us in the country!

Like us on Facebook too!

Hugs,

Kevin & Natalie Meester

Little Prairie Girl Farm

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Three weeks left till our first Barn Sale!

Junk Revised

Whew! Sorry for the lack of posts but we are SO close to our opening date of our very first BARN SALE.  Right here IOWA!

Stop by our facebook page for updates and sneak peeks!

March 23 & 24, 2012

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vintage~Antiques~Uncommon Goods

Various vendors showcasing their goods in our hay loft…Mama Peacock, Shabby Shack, Vintique Junktion, Kathy’s Barn, Junk Revised, Whirlwind Beads, Pendants by Peg, Scentsy with Shannon Roder,  and Thirty-One with Shelly Schafer, Sisters Cafe and so much more!

Little Prairie Girl will be on the main level and the center of the hay loft.  I used to own A Touch of Country in Grundy Center, Ia…so I know what it takes to put on a great show….hope you join us!

Grab a carload of FUN people and shop, eat & have fun with us that weekend.

Hugs,

Natalie Meester

p.s.  add me as a friend on my personal facebook page too!

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barn light outdoor

barn light outdoor

We just ordered these lights from Barn Light Electric www.barnlightelectric.com They were under $55 and will look awesome on the outside of our Barn.

Believe it or not, the outside of our Barn had never been lit…don’t know how my in-laws did chores outside with only a yard light…don’t know about you, but it gets rather dark…I mean D-A-R-K out here in the country, and well…spooky.  You’ll never see my hubby outside without a flashlight….YES he’s a big chicken!

Anyhoo, I ordered 5 of these beauties to light up the night.  They have a glass dome that covers the light bulb and look very industrial.

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