I am so excited to be launching our summer barn box! We started doing “barn boxes” last summer and I absolutely love putting them together! I have learned so much this past year and we are still changing and tweaking them each time to make sure we are serving y’all the best way possible!
For our Summer Boxes we are adding some new twists and we hope you love them!
Before they launch I thought we would take a few steps back and share our spring boxes with y’all! They were so bright and cheery after a long, cold grey winter! Ashley Wills took some gorgeous pictures of her box and I am so excited to share them with y’all!h
When you open your box it usually looks similar to this. Tissue or brown paper wrapped up with coordinating ribbon or string. I am always on the hunt for special items to tuck in and include for a special touch. For this box I included an old piece of sheet music.
The largest item in our spring box was a woven rattan tray. I knew I wanted to include some sort of a tray in our spring box and searched and searched for the perfect one!
This time of year our outside spaces like decks and patios become and appendage of our homes and it seems I am always looking for some kind of tray to carry out lemonade or a snack for my kiddos.
Each of our boxes has items in it that are collaborations with our vendors. I am so grateful to be surrounded by so many talented vendors at our fall and spring markets and I LOVE that through the boxes we are able to highlight their work and support them even more by including them in our boxes.
For our spring box we shared ahead of time one item that was going to be in the box. Typically everything is a surprise, but because there was a personalized necklace in each box I thought it might be a good idea to give you a peek!
Nicole with Coleyanne Handcrafted stamped lots of sweet, tiny initial necklaces for y’all. They are her best seller at our barn sales and were a great addition to our spring box with Mother’s Day and Graduations during spring.
The second vendor collaboration in the box was a hand-turned wooden honey dipper by Christina with Rare Earth Wood. She hand turns bowls using wood she gathers in the Ozarks and she spent hours upon hours turning her sweet honey dippers for our box. Each one takes over two hours to make.
When I start brainstorming ideas for items to include our box I try to think of all aspects of the season. Not just one holiday or event, but all the sweet parts each season brings. I wanted to include some garden type items in our box. Each box includes a letter from me and in the spring letter I share how much the garden has helped heal my heart years ago when I was suffering loss. I fell in love with these little handmade pots and knew they had to be included in our spring box!
Next up is the sweet little chalkboard. Each chalkboard had a little piece of chalk tied to it with a piece of pretty floral fabric. I love the versatility of these chalkboards! We shared a tutorial on our Facebook page on how to transfer a sweet spring message onto them! They are perfect to adorn a wreath, large basket or to just hang on their own!
I can’t say the word spring without thinking of “spring cleaning”. Our cheery little yellow striped dish towel was a perfect addition to the box because of that very reason!
This was the first time we included a small, hand tied bouquet of flowers in each box. AND Y’ALL LOVED THEM!!!
As a fun little extra each spring box had an old berry box tucked inside. I collect them and love using them as sweet packages for gifts. My kids love to tote them up to the garden or blackberry patch to harvest some yummy treats.
So to break it all down for you, our spring box included:
- Personalized Necklace
- Handmade Honey Dipper
- Round Rattan Tray
- Yellow Stripe Dish Towel
- Spring Bouquet
- 3 Windowsill Terracotta Pots
Each box I like to include a little something from me. Our spring box included the berry basket and some of my favorite flower seeds I saved from our garden last year.
One of my favorite things about our box is seeing the items come alive in your own homes. I love seeing our little flower pots, dish towel and Ashley’s bouquet in her kitchen.
Our Summer boxes go on sale this week! I love putting them together and can’t wait to share what will be inside this time around!! Thank you Ashley of Ashley Wills Photography for taking such beautiful pictures of our spring barn box!