Discovering The French Farmer’s Wife Barn Sale In Kernersville, North Carolina

Rarely do I ever seem to find a new inspiring, exciting, mind-blowing junkin' event these days, at least near home in North Carolina. Surely, I have seen them all within driving distance. However, my junkin' partner Gloria and I were truly awestruck today, just minutes from our homes, after entering the French Farmer's Wife! Open just one weekend per month, from Thursday thru Saturday, The French Farmer's Wife features curated vignette after stu...

Awesome Junkin’ At The Thomasville, NC Chartreuse Barn Sale!

Here in North Carolina, winter can be a new experience every time you wake up. So heading over to the Chartreuse barn sale is perfect rain, snow or shine. Find this cool classy barn in Thomasville, NC, in a gorgeous setting in the country - but not too far out. Chartreuse is open during the first weekend of each month, from Thursday through Saturday. My junkin' buddy Glo and I have completely different design styles in our homes, but here both of us...

DIY How To Store Your Stash of Stencils In A Small Space!

Last week I posted about a really fun, inspiring Saturday morning trip to the Chartreuse Barn Sale in Thomasville, NC with my junkin' friend Gloria. Although we discovered countless treasures, this very heavy metal thing is what intrigued me, and made it home in the little Jeep Wrangler. It was displayed with magazines and wine bottles. Perfect. But I needed neither. So "the thing" sat outside awaiting a brainstorm. Eventually, I sprayed it silver, ...

Saturday Morning With Coffee, Junk And A Kitty

The past year has been a blur of activity for me. My Patch of Blue Sky is my second business, and entrepreneurs know that carefree weekends rarely happen, even though weekends are spent doing what we love. I have been working like a crazy person for clients on locally owned store updates, social media, websites, creative blogging for DIY paint and products. Not to mention developing training materials and traveling. I love it all! But, I have had...