Our Spring Barn Sale is just around the corner: April 21 + 22 . We have been collecting so much inventory for the event and thus traveling to some far out places to uncover finds. We recently returned from a trip that led us to a man who owned a former tobacco farm. His collections were housed in an old train depot station located on the property. He told us stories and let us peek into the old house he grew up in and the run down former general store that served the train depot. The most interesting buying trips are when we can meet folks like this and hear their stories – it makes what we buy for the shop that much more special and unique.
Archive for March, 2012
Although we are not diligent about constantly updating this blog of ours – it makes me happy that we’ve documented some moments of our life through the growth of our business and most especially the growth of our children. It’s annoying how life gets so busy and we are in a rush way too much.
Stu and I love our work and this business we’ve grown – we are slowly working hard to accomplish so much more with Three Potato Four. However, with all work – you get caught up in it, stressed, consumed and totally overwhelmed. Holly and Otis are a constant reminder for us to slow down and really enjoy life – if work has to be put on hold it will just have to be because the two of them will not be little too much more. We’ll probably never find the balance between work and life. But I’m pretty sure that the walk in the woods, trip to the orchard, ride on the steam train, and the fishing afternoon along the pond, those small adventures we take with H + O are what we’ll remember most.
We plan be on the road a lot the next coming weeks and this seems like the perfect song to play on a road trip. It’s about the pettiness and torture of high school. Glad that’s over.
“Rill Rill” by Sleigh Bells
Our Fab.com sale starts this Monday evening, March 5th (7PM EST). If you haven’t heard about Fab, it’s a fantastic flash site where you can get great deals on cool, well-designed and authentic objects in almost every category and every price point.
We have collected 100 exclusive items which will be available in Fab’s Vintage Shop section. Here’s a special link where you can join Fab.com: http://fab.com/gsogtt