Friday, October 17, 2008

{Pumpkin Maze & Old Roses Mercantile }

LONG POST=MANY PICS!! {You've been warned}

FUN FOR THE KIDS: 
I decided at the last minute yesterday that we needed some pumpkins & the kids hadn't been treated to our annual pumpkin pilgrimage for the year. So I picked up Parker from Cub Scouts @ 4:00 and we high tailed it to the Pumpkin patch. The kids had a great time and I spent way to much $moola$ on pumpkins that will be thrown away in due time, but it's tradition so what are ya gonna do? 
Anyway we had a good time & at the end of the day we loaded up the Excursion with our numerous pounds of pumpkin prizes.














FUN FOR MOM: 
And at this same Pumpkin patch they also have a barn called Old Roses Mercantile (which is always closed when I want to go) and in this barn are all kinds of Fall goodies & crafts. 
There is some C.U.T.E. stuff in there and while talking with the owner she said that they take down all the fall stuff after the 31st and the barn turns into Christmas for the winter months!! 
I can hardly wait. I also talked with La' owner about making some of my Fabric pumpkins and selling them in her store (she said yes) but that means I have to get some more pumpkins made tonight as the next 2 weekends are her big weekends!!! We'll see, anyway here are some pictures that she kindly let me take inside the store.
Upstairs
The Bath & Body room.
I'm so dying over that green hutch

MORE FALL DECOR: I these awesome pumpkins at our local Grocery Outlet they were only $1.99. I walked out with all they had left which was only 2 of each of these little babies, but aren't they the cutest thing you ever did see! Now to figure out where to display them. 
I think I'm turning into a pumpkin whore. 
Yes I just said whore on my blog. 
That should provide some interesting hits. ;)

Also I'm sorry I've been a bit MIA for the past few days but I've been trying to get my Etsy store up and running. 
I'm a little scared to open one only for the fear that I won't sell anything, but I've been stitching up some Fall and Christmas stuff so I'll let you know when that's up and going. Busy Busy!!
Pin It

46 comments:

  1. great pics I love it all and I am a pumpkin whore too! lol!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds like a great time. Love the pumpkins. Can't wait to see your ETSY store. Let us know.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am so excited for you!! If you make 100 pumpkins I know they will ALL sell! You are sooooo talented! I know this for a fact. Guess what came in the mail today? My AMAZING picture! I can't wait to blog about it (DK has my camera so I can't take pictures of it until he gets back from a father/son campout). Anyway...you are going to sell EVERYTHING you make...in the barn and in your etsy shop. I personally can't wait to buy something myself!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What beautiful photos!!! Looks like a fun time and what a cute shop!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great photos hope you all had a great time! Make lots of pumpkins I know they will sell:) and of course we are all pumpkin whores. I seen a cute pumpkin today with an electric candle in the middle I'm working on trying to make one. I'll try to post next week.
    have a great weekend
    julie

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ah! Are they going to restock the grocery outlet before tomorrow?!! (I'm in LG, but leaving Saturday). Those are so cute! I'll have to check the one in Corvallis.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Are you sure you're just a pumpkin whore?? I think you may be a CRAFT HO...

    You know I love ya more than my luggage!!!

    I'll call you soon!

    ReplyDelete
  8. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm delicious photos....

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your store will be empty in no time!! I am sure your pumpkins are gonna fly off that store's shelves also. I found some natural pumpkins similar to yours a few summers ago at Garden Ridge for a penny. That's right, a penny!! I bought at least fifty or so-all they had left.
    Can you imagine?!?!
    P.S. I don't know if you have your email on your sidebar, but if not, would you email me at athomeelise@yahoo.com??
    Thanks!!
    Elise

    ReplyDelete
  10. Can't wait for the etsy store! Your blog cheers me on as a mom! Thanks for bein such a blessing!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I look forward to seeing all your Etsy stuff! They'll be all adorable I'm sure - and they'll sell like hot cakes! Love the pumpkins and patch pics - adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  12. There is so much in this post...
    #1 Great pictures of the kids...what a fun place to go!!
    #2 Love that store..how fun is that!My kids would be lost in the corn maze while mamma is shopping...hee hee!
    #3 The last two pictures of those pumpkins...so very cute!! Now those are pumpkins with style!
    -Sandy Toes

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm coming to visit you RIGHT NOW so I can go to that store... oh and hopefully I win the lottery on the way so I can actually buy some stuff;)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love all the photos., soooo cute. What's the name of that grocery outlet? maybe there's one by my house. Wishful thinking.

    ReplyDelete
  15. so is this the reason you haven't called me back...after i called you back like a week later. wish i had a good excuse like and etsy shop. so excited for your grand opening! WOOHOO!!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. how fun you all had. I too love pumpkins, and yes, I spend way too much on the dang things as well. On one of our local tv shows, they showed to clean them with soap and water and then spray them with a varnish, they looked all shiny and pretty and they last longer. I thought that was a great idea. Anything to make a buck stretch further!
    Your own etsy? How fun! Of course you wil sell stuff. But, if for some reason it doesn't di what you want it to do, you can have a whole lot of presents on hand. Nthing lost. Besdies, if you didn't do it, you would always wonder what would happen if you had. so, you go GIRL! Can't wait to see what else you have come up with!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Fun post to read! Glad you guys had fun! The Etsy shoppe will be so neat!

    ReplyDelete
  18. ooooooooh, love those pumpkins!! i'm not much of a halloween fan, but i love fall, hummmmmm, how could i make one of those bad boys.....thanks for the great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  19. How could you not sell a ton of stuff on Etsy? You go girl!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Rachel~
    I love all of your pictures! It looks like your kids had a great time at the pumpkin farm, and the little store looks wonderful~ wish I could visit it! :)

    I also love the faux pumpkins you found; they are two of the cutest I have seen! And don't worry about selling your crafts~ you will sell everything! :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Serious barn shop envy going on over here!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Looks like everyone had fun! I remember that store - cute things to buy and good things to eat!

    ReplyDelete
  23. That place looks like so much fun! And that store in the barn? Looks like heaven! Congrats on selling your fabric pumpkins! That's great!

    ReplyDelete
  24. LOVE THE PICTURES!! I think we are headed that way on Saturday after the FB Game. Hopefully they have some pumpkins left. I love the mercantile store, I was in there a couple years ago. Maybe I can buy some of your pumpkins since I didn't win
    one :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. I want to shop in your etsy store!! I LOVE it all!!
    Chris
    pinkcar22

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love pumpkin patch pictures. We have to go to the corn maize soon. You reminded me.

    ReplyDelete
  27. that store is FABULOUS!!!! and i love those pumpkins you 'hoe!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Looks like my kind of place.
    Thanks for taking us along.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love your blog and you so deserve the award. I can't wait until you open you shop. And I'm right there with youwhen it comes to being a pumpkin whore. I LOVE PUMPKINS!!! I have 11 to carve so far this Halloween and more than my husband cares to count around the house.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi Rachel~
    It's me again! I just wanted to let you know to check out my blog~ I have something there for you! :)

    Have a good day! :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great pics! Your family is precious! The one with the pumpkin patch is breathtaking!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Great pics! Your family is precious! The one with the pumpkin patch is breathtaking!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Those pictures are ADORABLE! And that craft barn is to die for! I think I may have to come visit you!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Your seriously take the best pictures. I bet you can't wait to scrapbook them. Our pumpkin patch pictures didn't turn out nearly as cute.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I have really enjoyed visiting today! Your blog is so fun and full of life! I can't wait to see your Etsy store! I put your blog as one I will follow, so I will be checking back in!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

    ReplyDelete
  36. Can't wait to see your Esty store! :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Congrats! All of your pumpkin patch pictres are awesome! I can't wait to actually make it to one. I love the Mercantile store it looks fabulous. It will be even more so once your lovely pumpkins are prched on one of the tables. All of which I am sure will sell out. Let me know when you get the Etsy store up. I'll be sure to make a purchase. It will be so much fun and I know you will do great! Oh and LOVE the pumpkins you found for a STEAL!

    ReplyDelete
  38. What finds.......and memories.

    I've been meaning to ask you if you'd be interested in making me a little thingy to email to my friends and family that says we have moved. Of course I'll pay you.....

    ReplyDelete
  39. Oh.my.gosh. Rachel, you made my day leaving me a comment! You are like my blogging idol! THANKYOU! I totally feel like a dork blogging because I don't feel like I have anything great to say...and I don't even know how to put pictures on very creatively...but I am doing this for my girls! My scrapbooks are hopelessly behind, and I thought at least we could remember things if they are written somewhere!

    That cute store at your pumpkin patch makes me green with envy! I can't wait for your Etsy store!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I absolutely LOVE that store....what a great one!!! I can't wait to see your Etsy store!!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Ok....I wondered where you had been....you have not come to say hi at all. I JUST got my etsy started last night. you got to just go for it girl. LOVE the pumpkins you got...2.00???? The pics of the kiddos will be fun to scrap.....you are an awesome photographer and very talented so you will have no problem with selling....I know I will be a customer. I love your stuff. cherry

    ReplyDelete
  42. I came to see you because I hear you're a whor....oh no wait...I came to see your pumpkins!! Ya gotta love a pumpkin patch that has a store form the mommies...and I love those last two...are you kidding me...$1.99 ?????? Did I read that right? I was still so shocked by the "whore" comment I might have been mistaken lol

    ReplyDelete
  43. I'm glad you made this post. I didn't know where there was a pumpkin patch and have never been to one.

    ReplyDelete
  44. ♥ Cute pictures! I like the one of Addison eating hay! Yay for a good deal! I'm gonna go check out your etsy store! :)

    ReplyDelete

Comments? Why Yes Please!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails