By now, you know my barns are stuffed with STUFF.
My Yankee jokes that our little farm has become a Cline's starter kit.
Now for those of you who are new to the Brambleberry Cottage...
this IS NOT my farm. It's Cline's Antiques and Collectibles—
and salvage yard!
Thank goodness, my situation is not nearly as bad as THAT;
but, believe me, it's bad enough!!!
the Yankee and I decided it was time to start "unstuffing" the barns—
before someone nominated us to be candidates for
the TV show Hoarders. ; )
I contacted a blogging buddy of mine, Tammy @ HOME FOR 6, to see if she was
interested in taking a look at the goods that had been culled from the barns,
She was eager to oblige and ended up with quite a load of treasures
from our "destash."
She even did a post about some of her fabulous finds from the Brambleberry Cottage.
And since Tammy does a show a couple of times a year,
it was a great way for her to increase her inventory,
before the next show.
This piece was very hard to let go of, because the Yankee and I had already invested so much
time and energy in the transformation process. Basically, when we first acquired it,
it was just another nondescript,
vintage mirror frame...
that is, BEFORE its beautification.
We found it in one of Cline's barns, looking like this.
Then it came to reside in one of our barns—remaining the same way...
for quite a long while.
Even after the transformation evolved to the point you see it above, it sat around the
cottage for a very long time unfinished. The Yankee and I just could not come
to an agreement
as to how it should be completed...
so it was time to just SAY GOODBYE...
to it, not each other. ; )
Having a totally fresh perspective on the piece...
Tammy was able to put her creative finishing touches on it, in no time at all,
and sell it at her spring show.
So, how's that for the buddy system?