April 9, 2012

Monday Merchant Circle Featuring The Barn Hollow

Good morning Blogging Friends!
Another Monday and a GORGEOUS one at that! 
I hope your Easter Celebrations were memorable....in a GOOD way!
My children were all here on Saturday and I was in 'Heaven'! I was still a bit under the weather as was our Twirly Girl but I still put a great meal on the table and we had a fabulous time hiding and hunting eggs with the Twins! 
Front Row: Twirly Girl, Tate, and Anna Belle. Back Row: TJ, Sam, Vicky, Cristi, & Becky

Today I'd like to introduce you to a sweetheart and a VERY TALENTED PAFA Team member.....
Here's a little interview with Kim and some pics of her wonderful creations!
My name is Kim and my business name is The Barn Hollow. I love old barns, 
the treasures they hold and the history behind their doors. When I found the 
graphics I currently use for my blog and website name just seemed to fit perfectly.
 I have been creating for 30+ years. in the late 80's and early 90's, my business
 name was The Country Cottage. After taking a few years to step away, 
I restarted my business as The Barn Hollow in 2011.
 I am inspired by anything and everything. I seem to get most of my ideas for 
new designs after going"antiquing". There are so many different shapes, 
colors, textures and fabrics that you can't help but be inspired. 
I never leave the house without a sketch book. We make several trips to 
Tennessee to see our grandchildren and for some reason I come up with some 
of my best ideas while tooling down the interstate. I also design quilt blocks,
 and get so many of my ideas for those in nature. Last summer I put in my
 first garden in almost 20 years and designed a set of six blocks all based on
 my garden. 
My creative style is a combination of primitive, country and folk art. 
I love them all and try to create items that will appeal to all of my customers. 
I am however, creating more primitives lately, I just love the simplicity of 
their design.
I create the majority of my items using fabric.  All of my items are hand made 
by me. I am a perfectionist and take extreme pride in everything I make. We 
all work so hard to make a living and hope for that little extra to buy ourselves 
that something special. I strive to make sure that my customers' hard earned 
money is well placed when they purchase something from me and that they
are pleased with their "something special".  
You can find Kim at the following links:
My Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/thebarnhollow
Website: www.thebarnhollow.com 
Blog: thebarnhollow.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Barn-Hollow/332819286761276?sk=wall 



Linda Welcome said...

Great feature on Kim!
I loved seeing your entire family. Isn't it wonderful to have them all together? Always a Mother's wish...

yorkie's primitives said...

Great feature on Kim! She is so talented. Love her creations, Valerie

basketsbyrose said...

Love your family picture! Nothing better then having the whole family together for food and fun. Kim is just one of the very talented artist and the PAFA Team. Great feature!

Prims*Gone*Wild said...

Great Feature ~ Love her creations.


Donna said...

Love the picture of your family. You are blessed to have them all home for Easter. What most moms dream of. :) Love the feature on Kim! Her creations are so great.

Kim said...

I am so glad you were able to enjoy Easter with your family. Wonderful feature on Kim. I love that Americana pig :D

Firecracker Kid said...

So glad to hear you had a wonderful Easter. You know you were able to function happily with the love of your children there. They are all beautiful :o)
Yes, Kim is quite the crafty gal. I'm glad to be on the same team with her.

Barb said...

Hi Vicky,
Wonderful for your whole family to be together and what a great photo too!
Fabulous feature on Kim and her wonderful creations. Thanks for sharing!

My Stitches to Treasure said...

A talented artist, no doubt. Love her treasures!
Thanks for sharing, Vicky!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a happy family you have! I know you enjoyed being together...I sure miss my four boys! It's been years since we've all been together. I love Kim's creations. I have the bunny on my wish list!

hand of bela peck said...

Such a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing the Barn Hollow with us! That bunny is just precious!



The Barn Hollow said...

Thank you to everyone for their lovely compliments. Most especially Thanks You to Miss Vicky for doing a feature on me and my shop.
I love seeing pics of everyone's life outside of PAFA, business and blogging. You have a wonderful family Vicky, it is a true blessing to spend time together as a complete unit. They all grow so fast.
Warm Wishes,

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

LOVE the family picture Vicky, what a beautiful family! Hope you and Audrey are finally feeling better :O) Great post about Kim, she's a talented gal!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Vicky:
Thanks for sharing the photos of your family, you have a beautiful one.
This was a nice feature on Kim.