Friday, November 4, 2011

Romantic barn sale tomorrow!

Hello everyone!
I have been gone forever it seems from the blogging world. So much
has been happening here at the home of French Buttons...

Working and getting ready for my barn sale has been alot of work.
Another big change is we are moving.
So between purging for the sale and packing in between shifts at
work you can say it's been a little stressful around here!

I do hope everything flies out the door tomorrow because I don't want
to have to pack it all up!

This little barn is adorable too! Wish you all could attend my sale!

Even to just visit with me..

We are moving December 1st...yes the busiest time of the year!

Moving to another quaint little place in the next town "Cobble Hill"

isn't that the prettiest name??

Our time here at this old home has come to a close and I am ready to move

on....(it will be nice to live in a place with central heat again too!!)

Hopefully my blog will still be of interest to all of you even though there

will be no more photos of claw foot tubs or sleeping porches...

The Carriage house will be given my special touch to look enchanting

for the temporary time we shall be there. We are coming to a cross roads

in our lives here.... deciding whether to stay on the Island or move back

to my beloved Ontario.

"You can take the girl out of Ontario but you can never take Ontario out

of the girl!"

Wish me luck tomorrow.... I am so nervous!

Pamela xo


  1. Many of my family live in Cobble Hill, and Shawnigan Lake. It's very nice there, and my absolutely favorite store, Cobble Hill Fine Furnishings is there =) Good luck with the sale and the move!!

  2. good to hear from you. I look forward to seeing your new home. I am quite certain that you will embrace it with your charm and share when you can.

    I wish you a successful barn sale and dry weather for your move. I remember you telling us that you had to close part of your home last winter to conserve on heat!
    I wish you the best, always!

  3. Hi Pamela, you are going to do great!! I wish I could be there and lesseon your stress by helping out :)
    everything looks do divine, I am cyber shopping from your barn :)

    Where are you moving to, and how will you be decorating your new place. You must post and show it off when you settle in.

    see you soon have a great sale, play great music and get into the grove you are going to do GREAT!!

    Have an inspiring week-end :)

  4. Goodness Pamela, you do have a lot going on! You sale looks fabulous - I wish I could be there. I'm sure it will go well and I'll be thinking of you. Best of luck with all your changes and let us know how you are getting on. I know you will make a beautiful home wherever you end up. x Sharon

  5. Oh! I am so excited for you! I would love to help if I were there!


  6. Hi Pamela,
    I hope all goes well with your sale and with your move.I look forward to seeing your new home.

    Take care,

  7. Aw sweetie - if I wasn't so sick (with a cold) I'd drive up-Island for your barn sale! I'd bring a big ole' truck too... I really like that white wicker bedside table - are there 2? Good luck with your sale and your move to Cobble Hill too.

  8. I have moved so many times, and yes it can be stressful, but you know, it is an adventure! Life can be so exciting, and it really is what you make it, so I will be wishing you all good things as you move to Cobble Hill!

  9. Pamela, I hope you sell out at the sale so you don't have to pack as much. I hope the move goes well and that you love your new town. Good luck with it all.

  10. Oh, you are leaving this pretty home! Can't wait to see your new place. You are busy busy. Good luck with the sale!

  11. Dear Pamela, you have a busy month ahead! I moved in May and spent the entire month of April purging and packing ad nauseum. I know your new home will be lovely and we are all eagerly waiting to see it.

    Good luck iwht your sale. If I were there, I'd want every single thing!

  12. The best of luck to you on your sale today Pamela! Oh how much I wish I could be there!!
    xo Catherine

  13. Oh my goodness you have so much on your plate...the best of luck with everything my friend. Don't be nervous. Your barn looks lovely. We will follow you to where ever you call home. You know that home is where your heart is...

  14. Oh good luck, sweet Pammie! You can do this. I know that you must be anxious to move, too. I hope it is better for you there and that you come to love the place. My heart aches when I hear you say HOME to Ontario...because I have a feeling that is where you BELONG..that it is calling you back. I hope your choose wisely at the crossroads and don't look back with regret. I've missed you- xo Diana

  15. Oh Pamela, it's now noon, and I wish I could be at your sale right now! I would buy those 3 iron thingies in the 2nd photo to put in my garden courtyard. I hope everything is going well. I'm sure you will have fun decorating a new place too! Oh, and for selfish reasons I hope you stay on the northwest side of our world. :-) fingers crossed!

  16. good luck with everything Pam. I couldn't imagine leaving Ontario, even if BC is so beautiful. It just wouldn't feel like home, and I guess I'm just not that adventurous.

  17. Hope you sell every last item in your sale today! I'll be excited to see photos of the new place, even though it's not back East (yet). I've missed you!

  18. Hi sweet Pamela...I hope you sale is a huge success. It does sound like your life is certainly know what they say "when one door closes.....another always opens."

    Take care of yourself,


  19. Nice to see you blogging again! Hope the sale goes well. I'm sure it well. And good luck on your move!

  20. I'm sure your sale will be successful!
    Good luck with the move and am looking forward to see how you feather your new nest!

  21. I would love to attend your sale, Pamela! You have some amazing treasures! Wishing you the best of luck not only with the sale, but your move, too! I can so relate to what you said about home. We are moving back to MI next spring, so we will be having a hage moving sale then, too! Keep us posted on your new home, and how things are going!!

  22. I hope your sale yesterday went well Pamela. You have such lovely items.
    Moving isn't much fun, but Cobble Hill is a pretty place. I hope you enjoy it there.

  23. Good luck! Im sure you sold alot of wonderful stuff, looks so charming and beautiful! Come on back to Ontario! :D Id love a creative neigbour!


  24. AAAAGGGH! How did the sale go? Those chairs are not still there I bet!
    Well Pam what is the next chapter of your life going to hold?
    So excited to follow you as you move on....and of course we will all be here when you are free to chat!
    Talk soon Colleen

  25. Oh, moving can be such a tiring thing to do. We moved from Northern California to Southern California about a year ago. I'm not sure where we will end up, so I know what you mean. Somehow we always have a special place in our hearts for the place we grew up at. I wish you luck with your move and don't worry...I'll be here when you return. Your blog makes me smile so.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  26. I stumbled across you garage sale. I would say it was the prettiest garage sale ever. I found wonderful green chairs, two sweet little wooden children's chairs for my granddaughter, and some lovely linens. While you are letting go of things to facilitate an easier move, I am now incorporating them into my newly renovated empty home. I have just moved from 1200 miles away.
    Moving is stressful, but when the move is accomplished, it is so much fun to start decorating again. Good luck to you with your move.
    Your newest follower,

  27. I've been out of town and just got back to see your post... oh my gosh, i really do wish i could be at your sale! I would snap up those gorgeous toile chairs and curtains right away... everything looks delightful!

  28. Wish I could be there with you!
    You will do wonderfully!
    Oh you are my Ontario girlfriend! :)
    I'd follow you anywhere!!!

    Deborah xoxoxo

  29. Hi Pamela, good luck on the barn sale. And congratulations on the upcoming move. I wish you all the best. It will be fun to decorate again, and of course we will still be interested, it will be a fun journey.

  30. Hey, how did the rest of the afternoon go?

  31. I am wishing you all the luck in the world! I'm sure it will a huge success, you have some really sweet stuff to sell. I also wish you all the best in moving and in your decision to stay in BC or move back to Ontario...big decision!
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  32. Hello Pamela,
    I have moved too many times myself and I don't envy you the moving part. A new home however, is always exciting. It's fun decorating and making it your own. I love the red toile chairs in your photos; so gorgeous! Take care and have a delightful day.

    Blessings from the other Island,

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  34. Love your barn, and so wish I were close to attend! I'm not big on moving...will be staying tuned!


I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo