Summer market on the farm. June 2017

I am extremely excited to share with you all that I will be hosting another Market on the farm, this June!  Exactly one month from today, you will be able to come out to our farm, and shop for rusty, vintage goods, home decor, jewelry, furniture, books, clothing, and loads of misc items, right inside of the old chicken coop!

To RSVP to the event and to remind yourself that you want to go, head on over to Facebook and RSVP yourself as ‘going’, here.  That is where you will also find sneak peeks of items that will be for sale and the latest updates, as well as possible date shifts due to weather.  Be sure to share this event with your family and friends!  This is a fun event to go to with a group!

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As always you can also follow along with my latest DIY and antiquing adventures on my Facebook page.

Once the date gets closer, I will update the Facebook event page and add a new blog post with the exact address and easy directions so you can find us out here in Rock Falls, Wi!

As with all things in life, we learn, we grow and we make things better!  Take a look below to see a few changes we have made for this years’ sale.

New this year:

-My 8 year old daughter will be selling Lemonade at her lemonade stand for 25 cents a cup! Bring your quarters!

-Coffee Coffee Coffee! Coffee will be available for FREE!

-Relaxation Area. We will have an area set aside with chairs and picnic tables , where you can take a break, play board games,  wait for your spouse;), enjoy your coffee and lemonade, chat with friends & make new friends, all while enjoying our wonderful view of neighboring farm fields.

( Want to shop ahead of time? You can shop Endless Acres Farmtiques goods 7 days a week in my booth at The Shed 1519 Mayer Road in Altoona, WI!)

I am grateful for the support you have shown me and look forward to creating new friendships and having our sale be a destination that you look forward to every year!

Thank you all!
See you soon!

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Announcing: Fall Market on the farm 2017

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Hey all! I am so excited to announce that I will be having another Flea Market sale again this Fall!  I am so blessed that my first spontaneous and last minute sale last October was a huge success.  Thanks to your support, I am encouraged to host yet another fall sale.

This years sale will be even bigger and better. The last sale I threw together in literally 1.5 weeks, so you can imagine how wonderful our sale will be this Fall, with months and months to plan, prepare and create custom pieces for your home!

There will be free coffee and a seating area this year as well, so you can come and enjoy our property before or after your shop, or take a little relaxation break in between.

Stay tuned for more details and information as the date gets closer!

Be sure to save the date: October 7th 10am-4pm. This is a one day only sale! However, sale may extend to Sunday October 8th as well, depending on turnout and weather.  Sale date may change, due to weather.  Announcements and updates regarding the sale will be posted on the Endless Acres Farmtiques Facebook page.

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Fall Market on the farm 2016

As always, you can shop Endless Acres Farmtiques home goods, in my booth at The Shed at 1519 Mayer Road in Altoona,  Wisconsin (booth # 56 in the new addition), and I am also always available for custom requests and do allow people to come take a look at my decor and vintage goods in the Spring and Summer, based on availability and by appointment.

I look forward to seeing all of you this Fall!

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Minneapolis Home & Garden Show 2016

 

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same.” – Nelson Mandela

If you are an artist in any form, (painter, architect, contractor, wood-worker, writer, photographer, etc) than you understand how important continually finding inspiration is.    Sometimes as artists, we can get inspired by something we see on tv, a magazine, a walk in nature, or attending an event like the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show!

This past Saturday, I attended  The Minneapolis Home and Garden show.

My husband dropped the kids and I off at The Minneapolis Convention Center around 9:45 am, we flew in the doors in a rush to hear Matt Muenster speak at 10:00! We made it to the area he was at, 5 minutes prior to show time!  If you have never been to the Convention Center, it is a very big space, especially when you don’t know exactly where you are going.

Matt is an interior designer, licensed contractor and tv personality on HGTV’s Bath Crashers.  He is also partnered with Decolav and has teamed up with them to create an exclusive collection of stylish bathroom products.

Matt walked out onto the stage dressed sharp with a big heart warming smile on his face.


He gave a wonderful talk and I truly felt so inspired while listening to him.  He shared some insider information about Bath Crashers, how they pick the Bath Crasher winners, “You need to be the coolest of everyone we talk to!” He said.  I liked that.  His honesty, his humbleness and knowledge poured out of him during his talk.  He also shared some tips about crashing your own bathroom, and mentioned to focus on one statement piece, as in a custom mural wall.  One thing that really stuck with me that I will take with me while working on our own bathroom, is to not waste your bathroom space, “It is valuable square footage,” Matt said, “Don’t waste it just to go in and out of to take care of business, make it a place to relax.  If you like coffee, put in an espresso maker. (He is speaking my language there!)   “Don’t worry about what the neighbors think, what the next possible home owner may think, incorporate what you love into your space!”    I wish I would have videoed his entire talk!

We were blessed with the opportunity to meet Matt and get his signature and a photo.   My 7 year old daughter made Matt a birthday card which included a Bathroom Mood Board on the inside with bathroom design pieces from my magazines, like a bath tub, lighting, sink, wall hangings, flooring, paint color etc.

 

After the excitement of meeting Matt, we headed into the Auditorium to see The Property Brothers!  We got into the auditorium over 40 minutes prior to their talk, and it was already over half way full.  They drew a crowd of thousands! When they walked out onto stage, just like when Matt did, the kids looked at me, and I at them, and we all were embracing the fact that these incredible men that we see just about daily in our living room, on television- are real! Just like us!  Camryn kept saying, “Mommy this is so weird!”

Drew and Jonathan Scott, of the Property Brothers gave out some great advice about real estate investing, paying off your mortgage, and of course they tied in some humorous skits and videos as well.  They are quite the funny duo!

 

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The kids with The Property Brothers, kind of.
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Rayce waiting for The Property Brothers to take the stage!  Look at that crowd!
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Drew and Jonathan Scott on stage.

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Hey look, here we are with The Property Brothers! Again, kind of.

After The Property Brothers finished their talk, and we rushed back to see them again on the smaller stage.  We enjoyed a few delicious popcorn samples near by, when we heard Matt Muenster call out Camryns name!  She smiled so big!  He thanked her again for the birthday card, and we took the opportunity for another photo with him.  This guy is a class act!   As we walked away, Rayce said, “I can’t believe he remembered Camryns name!”  Then Camryn said,”I think  it’s because I was wearing a blue jacket.”    Camryn has been carrying around her signature from Matt everywhere, since we got home on Saturday night and she asked that it be hung above her creative art area, so she can see it while she is working her art projects.

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The kids and I with Matt Muenster of HGTV’s Bath Crashers.

 

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Once our excitement decreased from getting to talk with Matt again, we wandered around the Home Show and enjoyed some lunch.  We only got through about 1/3 of the booths in the limited time that we had.  Next year we will be sure to allow more time to enjoy at the show.

Ms Macs Antiques.  Such a beautiful booth set up!

 

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After lunch, we headed to the long line to wait to go look at the Tiny Home Village! My 12 year old son was begging me to go see these.  I am so glad we did!  I loved the simplistic design and really loved the way that they were staged inside.  The details are important1  I see myself having a Tiny Home someday, tucked alongside a big mountain, for a second vacation home.  I’m a big dreamer, with dreams of a little house in the mountains.

This was my sons favorite Tiny Home.





What a fun day!  I left the home show, feeling so inspired, after meeting Matt, hearing him and The Property Brothers talk, and seeing all kinds of project ideas I could incorporate into my own home.   I would highly recommend the Minneapolis Home & Garden show to anyone who is looking for ideas, inspiration, or quality craftsmen and women who can help them bring their ideas for their home, to life.

I am already looking forward to our adventures at the home show next year!  Maybe I will see you there too?!

Remember you can follow along with my DIY adventures over on Facebook too!

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