a sign for the little barn

Pike Lake Sign - 5In a bid to improve the exterior of The Little Barn, ordering an address sign was certainly a must.

Pike Lake Sign - 2I went through the same online company that we used for Little Green’s sign. Rather than choosing a bronze and gold cast aluminum plaque, this time I selected a green and silver one. It better matched the gooseneck lighting and hardware for the sliding doors.

Pike Lake Sign - 3Because of the uneven nature of the siding, Geoffrey had to first install a piece of reclaimed wood to ensure that the sign would fasten securely to the house. 

Pike Lake Sign - 7Pike Lake Sign - 8Remy watched to make sure that we did a job. It was so hot and windy that day!

Pike Lake Sign - 4We still need to stain the exterior of the house and deck and order a fence. The renos never end, even on a new home.

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potomac trading post : in the store

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetThese items were recently added to Potomac Trading Post, Ltd.

Women:

IMG_15441. Peplum Tee by Cherry Dress // $10

IMG_15502. Floral Dress by En Creme // $30

IMG_13783. Fringe Top by Double D Ranch Wear // $85

Men:

IMG_76601. Vintage Skyline Sweater by Unbranded // $10

Vintage:

Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 5.00.55 PM1. Mid-Century Magazine Rack // $15

IMG_13822. 1982 Deluxe First Aid Kit // $25

Handcrafted:

arrow row1. Arrow + Row Tea Towels // $12

Processed with VSCOcam with se3 preset2. Beard Oil // $25

Sold:

IMG_1299Please dispatch an email to potomactradingpost@gmail.com to purchase any of these items.

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men : listen up

IMG_1425Two weeks ago, and for the entire week, I dedicated every post on Potomac’s Instagram account to promote men’s wears in the store. I’ve recently increased this type of stock, and wanted to see how well they would sell before I went ahead and began incorporating more of men’s items. After only a few days, I nearly sold every shirt that I had.

PTP - Men's ItemsWhile it will take me a little while to start building my repertoire of men’s items back up in Potomac Trading Post, Ltd., there are a few shirts remaining. You can either go directly to the store website to view them, or to eBay to purchase them.

IMG_1419I am incredibly excited about this new change, and cannot wait to start reaching out to some male customers on a wider scale. My favourite part is that I now get to have Geoffrey model the store clothes alongside moi. :-)))

Have a great week!

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buy this: vintage barn lighting

rustic-exteriorOur biggest inspiration behind The Little Barn was this Cruz Cabin (see above). After coming across it nearly eight months ago, we have tried to model almost every detail on The Little Barn’s exterior after this cabin.

TheLittleBarn6The remainder of the photos are of The Little Barn. See if you can you spot the resemblance!

So, why is this post on vintage barn lighting then, you ask? Prior to selling our last home and finding the lot for our new one, I purchased a barn light for the exterior of Little Green. It was very expensive, but it changed the exterior of our little 1920s bungalow from cute to sophisticated. I bookmarked the seller on eBay, and knew that I was going to purchase more barn lights from their store, Vintage Barn Lighting, in the future.

TheLittleBarn1Fast forward a little bit. One of the first things that I noticed about the Cruz Cabin were its lights. That, the barn doors, and the fact that it reminded me of Little Green’s exterior. Those three elements were what drove me to build something similar looking. It also went without saying that I already knew that I was going to hang several barn lights on its exterior.

TheLittleBarn3Working the lights into the plans was a different story. I told our contractor to draw in five lights (four is bad Chi). I wanted two in the front, two on the side, and one in the back. When we received the blueprints, there were only four. Not wanting to cause a fuss, I went ahead and bought four vintage barn lights. A few weeks later we went out to check on TLB, and Geoffrey noticed that the exterior was now wired for five lights. Confused, I sent my contractor a text asking why there was now an extra light, and he said something to the effect of, “Is there?” Knowing that the lights were vintage and one-of-a-kind, I panicked and immediately assumed that I would never be able to find another similar one to match any that I had just purchased. After a few days went by, I finally got a text back confirming that I would have to buy a second and a replica light for the front of the house.

TheLittleBarn2Taking a stab in the dark, I contacted the store seller and told them my predicament. They were already so kind in reducing the shipping fees on my previous purchases since I had essentially bought so many lights from them. I was told me to wait another few days, and that they would try to track down a duplicate light. So I waited again, and to my surprise, I received a message saying that they found one that would work, and I could have it at a discounted price. I counted my lucky stars and thanked them, and was once again reaffirmed as to why I prefer to shop with small businesses rather than big corporations. Sometimes, you can’t put a price on quality customer service.

TheLittleBarn4Six months later, we’re finally in our new home! The exterior lights were the last thing that needed to be installed. When they finally did go up, The Little Barn went from beautiful to jaw-dropping. The whole wait, confusion, cost, and stress over these lights were worth it. Don’t you agree?

Oh, Little Barn. You are by far the nicest looking house that we have ever owned. 

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in the store

off broadwayThis week’s fashion post is twofold. One goal is to promote my store and eBay site and show you that I’m having a really amazing sale where everything is 30% off! The second is to showcase this new and beautiful dress by Off Broadway.

off broadway 2So, guys, what are you waiting for? I offer worldwide shipping, discounted prices on all of my clothing, and incredibly low shipping rates! The sale only lasts until Sunday. Head on over to Potomac Trading Post, Ltd. right now, and have yourself a fashionable weekend.

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