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Thanksgiving is near…

Hello!

With Thanksgiving fast approaching I’ve gathered some quick & easy Thanksgiving ideas for you to recreate in your own home.

 

 

 

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image via The Vintage Mixer

This table contains mismatched plates, simple glassware and centerpieces of gathered leaves, berries & nuts you can snatch up on your next outdoor walk!  Easy, Inexpensive & best of all SIMPLE!

 

 

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image via Project Nursery

 

Set up a dessert station by covering a board or foam core with polka dot fabric.  I would personally use black and white polka dots so you can use it for a Christmas backdrop too!  Vary your heights on the sideboard or table with cake stands, or even plates with an upside down glass or crock.  After all “a flat table is a BORING table!”

Gather some outdoor abundance and slip them into mason jars tied with a simple ribbon.

 

 

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image via Shelterness.com

 

Don’t forget your outdoor entry way!  Assemble a grouping similar to this with a fun lawn chair, an old table and fall mums & pumpkins…..then add in some twinkle lights of course!

 

I wish you abundance and peace in this beautiful season.  Take the time to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea outside snuggled in with plaid throw and enjoy God’s beauty that is all around us!

Warm Regards

Natalie

Little Prairie Girl

 

 

 

 

 

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Downtown Ingredients in Cedar Falls this weekend!

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Gather some friends and family and enjoy the amazing weather this weekend!

Stroll thru two levels of our store while sampling a complimentary holiday treat with coffee.

 

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Cozy scarves & hats are in abundance as well as a FABULOUS array of jewelry.  We offer gift cards in any amount for those hard to buy people on your Christmas List!

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Colorful sweaters & tops in all the hottest colors of the season….burgundy, olive, navy….plus they are in are signature flowy style that flatters your own unique body shape.  Comfy, Cozy & Flowy!

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Check out the Ladder Tree in our GYPSY CELLAR….it has touches of vintage mixed thru out with adorable ornaments like tin campers and metal signs with fun sayings.

Our HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE is Thursday November 3 10-7, Friday November 4 10-5 and Saturday November 5 10-5….and just a reminder we are always open on Sundays 12-4.

Visit our Facebook Page for more pictures, a short video tour of the store, and our Events Page.

Warm Hugs & Holiday Wishes,

Natalie

Little Prairie Girl

 

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Christmas in the Country Barn Sale THIS weekend!

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Join us for Christmas in the Country Barn Sale

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

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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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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