Out in the Barn

Out in the Barn
Sunshine 7 Ranch Boutique

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Semi Annual Barn Boutique!!

I am so excited to announce our fall Barn Boutique 2012!
This is a wonderful time of year! I love when the air is getting slightly crisp, the kids are back in school, football season is in full swing, and the holidays are fast approaching! Some great memories with my parents are shopping the antique and flee markets in Sun Valley, Idaho during the early fall, strolling through mounds of unique and nostalgic treasures! 
We want to share some of those same memories with you! So mark your calendars for this years Barn Boutique! Plan to scoop up some great deals and round up a few fabulous finds especially just in time for the Holidays!
If you are interested in being a vendor for the sale check out the vendor post!
Space is limited and will fill up quickly!

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Sunshine 7 Ranch Foundation;
"Families Helping Families"

More Info to be added soon!! Make sure to check back!
Hope to see you!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Successful Booth Tips

Successful Booth Tips
The Sunshine 7 Ranch
 Barn Boutique!
Keep in mind: The more beautiful the booth the better the sales!
… All your hard work will pay off!

v  To boost overall sales, offer a variety of items in wide price ranges. It is best to have both lower priced items as well as some higher priced items. Seasonal items are always great sellers!

v  Make sure all items are clearly priced. Be sure to have a secure cash box system with ample change.

v  Make a visual impact with a logo or graphics on product labels, price tags, and booth signage. Logos make a statement and create a visual of your products and business. Be creative with signage! Banners, framed chalk boards, standing easel signs, etc.

v  Be creative with backdrops and booth merchandising. Add shelving, racks, various tables, dress forms, trunks, textural fabrics, etc.  Rustic, shabby chic and unique items are a great addition a barn boutique!

v  Make the most of your space: Place items high, low, and at eye level. Rope can be used to creatively hang items or display pieces from the barn rafters.

v  Decorate your booth using a variety of fabric, linens, tulle, burlap, greenery or embellishments of any kind to add a nice touch and compliment your products!

            Part of the charm of The Barn Boutique is the rustic and rough feel of the wood, metal and straw! Play to the shabby chic ambiance of the barn!

v  Backdrop ideas:
·         Old or new doors hinged together
·         Old windows hung from rafters
·         Rope curtain rods with draped with fabric or canvas
·         Fence panels, lattice, pegboard
·         A 10x10 canopy can be great to create a room like feel and define your space.
·         Keep backdrops light weight for easy portability
Have fun adding your own unique flare!

Monday, September 17, 2012

About Me

Welcome! I'm Emily, the green blogger/author of the Sunshine 7 Ranch blog.  I'm a 37 year old wife and mother of two giggly girls 11 and 5, a happy boy who is almost 1, and two sweet girls who went to heaven at ages 8 and 4.  I'm a born and raised Idaho girl recently transplanted just outside of Denver to a 35 acre Ranch. Together with our 3 quarter horses, Molly the pony, our yellow lab and two kitties, we call Castle Rock, CO home. I'm a former flower shop manager and consignment furniture store owner. Now, I'm a full time mom, part time home stager, and collector (hoarder) of salvaged "treasures". I love the hunt for a bargain, and find joy in giving life and beauty to something discarded. If I'm not hunting for sales, you may find me sporting camo and a compound bow out in the woods with my husband; or chipping away at one of the DIY projects we have started on our home.  I am learning to cherish the tiny moments that matter, and have gratitude for each day. I look forward to sharing what I can and gaining friends along this journey.