Bird's Nest will not be opening with regular hours this summer, instead we plan to be open the first saturday of each month with a GARAGE/BARN SALE. Which means, May 6 we will be open from 9 to 4. You should be able to find some great bargains. We usually look for things that you can repurpose that will look great in your home. Chalk paint really does wonders!....I had a blanket chest and side table refinished this winter, and can't wait to use them in our new home. Please share and let others know to come May 6, or any other first saturday. We also have a few of my mother-in-laws things to sell, along with my daughters, and others....so it should be a large sale. I'll have a few of the new items that I make, like aprons, etc. too.
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Posted by Karen Miller at 10:50 AM
Thursday, May 19, 2016
I always get excited in the spring to go to a good auction, but by the time it's over, I'm exhausted! The fun part is unloading the truck and seeing what "treasures" are in the box you picked up for $2.00. The hard part is "lugging" everything to the truck to bring it home. :) Last night I hired a young man to help....that was great! But I didn't get the one item I really wanted...double wash tubs.
Posted by Karen Miller at 9:37 PM
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Everyone is welcome to come to the garage sale tomorrow, April 6, 2016, from 8-5. I think I'm finally ready to "wheel and deal" :). Time to move a few things out to get ready for new ones. I have several old dressers and end tables that you could do a lot with....paint, refinish, whatever you find on pinterest (ha). There are 24 garage sales in the area tomorrow...so it should be a fun day for all.
Posted by Karen Miller at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 19, 2016
It's been almost a year since my last blog, and so much has happened in that time.....I didn't open last year so that I would have time to help my parents, and mother-in-law, and I'm so glad I took that time to be with them. Since that time my father passed away the end of Sept., (miss him.) and mother-in-law moved into a small apt. in our home. So, maybe I'm crazy, but I'm getting excited about opening the shop again this summer. I missed it. I've been going to garage sales and auctions again and really enjoying it. I told my husband I think this will help me keep my sanity, and his comment was, "or drive you insane." :) It will be good to see all my friends again. We are having a big garage/barn/porch sale on April 6, which is a Wed. (the same day that F. D. Miller feed mill has their Ladies Day), and there will be a lot of other garage sales in the same area. I'll be getting rid of the old and making room for new things. I like to buy things that others can fix up and be creative with, and you should be able to find quite a few bargains. I have a lot of great decorating ideas for the shop that I picked up on a long week-end antiquing in several shops between here and Bloomington, IL, and look forward to building new displays. Just bought a hammer at the latest auction and it will be put to good use! So, come one, come all on April 6.....(The Bird's Nest Shop will be open that day too), and then plan to open the Shop with my regular hours the first week of May....May 3 to be exact....(2 days after our 45th anniversary...what a way to celebrate.) :) See you all later...........
Posted by Karen Miller at 4:18 PM