Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

I can't believe tomorrow night we will welcome in 2012!   
As I think back on 2011 for Old Barn Rescue Company, 
my heart is full of thankfulness and joy. 
It has been an amazing year of growth for our business with so many wonderful memories. 
Old Barn Rescue Company's top 10 highlights for 2011:
10) Our TV airing with Great Day St. Louis
9)  More stores selling our wares.
8)  Reaching 2000 sales on Etsy for our wall graphics.
7)  Reaching 3000 sales on Etsy for our wall graphics.
 6)  Participating in Art on the Green in beautiful Coeur d'Alene, ID in early August.
5)  Getting our new website up and running.
4)  Hiring Shawna to help us with our growing business!!  (More to come on Shawna soon)
3)  Continuing to create new and unique items inspired by what we find.
2)  Pottery Barn purchasing some of our windows to decorate their local store.
1)  Adonna and I sharing 3 days on the road from St. Louis to Spokane to transport our creations for the Art on the Green show.  
What a time to laugh, share our hearts, revel over breathtaking scenery and dream for our business!
What started out as a fun "hobby" in an attempt to save some old barn wood has turned into quite the adventure for us and for this we are so grateful!  
So as we look to this new year, 
in keeping with our love for words, 
here are some wonderful ones to live by:
Thank you for all your support and appreciation of our creations! 
May 2012 hold more surprises and joys!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Custom orders

This is a busy time of year for our custom orders. 
We LOVE that we can offer a gift that is personal, truly one-of-a-kind and eco-friendly!  
This customer certainly loved it, too!   She ordered this for her parent's Colorado cabin.  FUN!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Holiday Boutique

We are asked ALL THE TIME if we have a shop.  Besides the fact that Jan and I have no clue how to run a shop (other than an on line one!) we are soooo busy with creating we would never see our families if we ran one.  So we do the next best up our homes every so once in awhile and invite any and everyone we know in the area to come see our wares and enjoy a glass of wine with us.

That's just what I did this past weekend here in Spokane.  We had an open house on Sunday from 2-4 and had a nice little crowd of friends and family come through.  Here are a few pictures from it...if you didn't make it just know, WE'LL DO IT AGAIN!

Off to create some more - Adonna

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Our windows decorate local Pottery Barn store

We were honored to have 3 of our windows purchased by the buyers for Pottery Barn Teen, Pottery Barn Baby, and Anthropology. 
They used the 3-window combination to decorate the front wall in the teen section of Pottery Barn's new store in Frontenac, MO. 

What a FUN statement!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Wall graphics go Ohdeedoh!

Our wall graphic division has been a wonderful addition to our business adventure.  Wall graphics are a beautiful, economic way to personalize and change the look of any room.  
You can go bold and big or subtle and classy -- either way they are a simple and easy way to add that special touch.  
The sweet addition of our leafy mendalas to this wall show the subtle and classy impact that can be made:
Gorgeous, huh?  This room is featured on Ohdeedoh today. You can go vote for her room to win (it's toward the bottom of the article) and feel free to share on Facebook!!!