My husband has built fake store fronts inside our Car Museum to house some of our Junk Collectibles. This Car Museum is in our yard and is 12,000 sq feet!
(Yep, I'm in California)
Today I will show pictures of the General Store.
For years I have collected old spice cans, cans, Drug Store items, coffee cans, signs, cash register, bottles, etc. Every Flea Market or Garage Sale I would go to I would pick up something. Some of the items use to belong to my father or grandmother! You can't just keep them in a box in your garage. To much to display in your kitchen, so..... my husband built me a fake store front of a general store to display my items!
Is this not awesome or what?
The two outside windows are very special to me. They are from the house I grew up in, the house that my father built for us!
These old Miner Gold Pans had old lanterns added to them so my husband added lights and I have those flickering lights that look like candles burning!
Old metal Signs hanging outside the store
We added vintage lanterns as lights above the walkway
Check out the hanging lights inside the General Store. They are vintage Mason jars with lights in them!
I haven't blogged for a while and I have really missed everyone! Life has been so busy but I found time today to take some pictures of my newly decorated chicken coop.
I wish I had taken pictures of this thing before I painted it and fixed it up. It was a old shack I think it was a old pigeon coop. My husband saw a vision and decided to revamp it and make it into a chicken coop for me. It now has a huge sun roof window, 2 side windows, automatic heat lamps that turn off and on, nesting boxes on each side for easy access to the eggs, roosting poles across the back and it is completely enclosed with chicken wire to keep any predator out.
I had it painted bright yellow, added curtains, hanging plates, vintage lanterns, vintage egg baskets and I hung all around it my collection of vintage and new farm signs.
It is completely closed in to keep out predators.
I have vintage hanging lamps
My vintage signs are also hanging inside the coop
I love this boot bird house!
I have vintage egg baskets hanging all around the back
I have roosting boxes on each side of the coop. I can't wait till they start laying eggs!
Even the Scare Crow is dressed up in a John Deere Apron!
I bought this adorable sign from a etsy store called Mulberry Lane Folk Art She custom made this for me for the side of my coop!
Here are some of the girls pigging out around the food bowl
Tom the Turkey is getting bigger. He calls all the shots and tells everyone what to do
This is my favorite of all the chickens. This is Susie. She is a White Silkie. Well, I think its a she....at least I am hoping its a she......the other day she made a really deep chirping noise. I am keeping my fingers crossed!!
I am 100% Italian. I am married to the greatest guy. We have 8 children, 18 grandchildren, 3 spoiled dogs, 1 spoiled cat, 2 Tortoises, Koi Fish and a Blue and Gold Macaw Parrot with an attitude.
We have been so blessed with a wonderful family, wonderful life, and many wonderful friends.
I love gardening and making all kinds of crafts. My passion is Mosaics and Stained Glass.
We live in a wonderful country Victorian home on 3 acres and have a 5 acre Avocado Grove next door. We call it "GREEN ACRES".