European Grain Sack Stockpile

Well, all good things must come to an end.

We enjoyed five days at the family’s house at Lake Tahoe and now it’s time to face 106 degrees, back in Sacramento.

As you may recall, if you’ve been following along for a while, our dear parents gave this wonderful place to us, before they passed away. I’ve been spending summers here, since I was 16, although the place was rebuilt seven years ago.

We did some boating and Mr. Wonderful got lots of compliments on his hat!

We also ate ourselves silly, at home and out. This picture below is from the deck, at Sunnyside Restaurant, a Tahoe landmark.

Yesterday, we went on a field trip to my grain sack source. I got to pick sacks from hundreds of these beauties. Hopefully, you’ll like the selection. Last week I shipped a bag to a reader in Southern California, so don’t be shy.

I’m hoping to expand my on line store , to include these sorts of things, this summer.

I’ll bet you love interior shots of our old Suburban ( almost 200,000 miles!!)! But, tucked under that cardboard is the prettiest, big, blue bottle from Eastern Europe.

Last of the car shots, I promise! Never pass a thrift store if you can avoid it! Great arm chair with a rush seat. It think it will be perfect for painting demos, at our July 20th Paint Extravaganza! I hope that those of you in the area will be able to make it. Old Town Paints is contributing lots of paint for raffle prizes and Mr. Wonderful will be barbecuing hamburgers for lunch!

Well, that’s all for now! Bless Patti, for holding down the fort, when I’m away!


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  1. Wow, look at that stack of grain sacks. I bet the blue bottle is gorgeous. I need to keep a look out for one to make into a lamp.
    Have a wonderful 4th. Raining here.

    • Hi Kim, I’m not a bottle expert by any means, but frankly I’m surprised by how popular…and expensive they are. He had some REALLY big bottles! You would have been amazed by the inventory! I am still conservative in my buying, and that’s ok for now, but I could have gone crazy! B.

  2. Donnamae says

    You had me at big blue bottle! I didn’t know you had an online store! When did this happen? I love suburbans…many fond memories…they are the best! 😉

    • HI DM, It’s just my on-line PAINT store, right now. Stay tuned! And, yes, we love the “Burb”. It’s indestructible! It’s great for garage-sale shopping!

  3. Hey, must have just missed you. Husband and I arrived in Tahoe yesterday – soooo much cooler here than at home in Elko. So, will you share your grain sack source? Is it here? If not, I may need to have you ship me a couple soon as well. Have a good 4th.

  4. Glad you had a wonderful time!…and those grain sacks are fabulous!!…Have a very safe and happy 4th Barbara with hopefully no laundry!!!

  5. I would love to do a great pillow with grain sack! they look first rate! Happy Independence Holiday Barb!

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  6. Sounds like a lovely trip! I stumbled upon your blog while searching for grain sacks, I am hoping to make a little curtain from one! Off to explore your blog 🙂

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