More Barn House

Sweet Sylvi of Little Cottage
She has the most adorable accent, and you couldn't meet a kinder, helpful, more adorable person than her! I will definitely look forward to seeing her at more shows!!! This adorable striped chair came home with me. I only wish I'd grabbed up a few of her beautiful lace and linen pillows, too. Next time. . . My husband even raves about how comfortable it is. Always a plus!More loot. The two cottage pictures were from Sylvi as well. I'll have to post better pictures once I get them hung. There's a cellophane bag full of vintage millinery, a pretty crepe paper flower garland, some vintage silk ribbon and a fun party hat. The piano bench was from Aleta's booth. Her husband was so sweet and helped me load it into the car. What a gentleman! I loved their stuff and would've happily bought more had the pockets been deeper. If you take a peek at this post, you'll see why!
Loved Natalie's booth! Simply beautiful! I bought a set of pale aqua rimmed vintage plates from her. I'll have to take a picture of them. Her husband was a great help, too! I think it's awesome the husband and wife teams that were there working together. What a dream!
I can't tell you how awestruck I was seeing the people whose blogs I've been reading and admiring for quite some time. I felt like I was meeting some very famous people! The real "superstars" in my book. They were all very friendly and so down to earth.

The Queen of Tarte's space. I bought a beautiful pale pink linen apron (that she's known for making) from her. Too sweet!
What a treat to finally see Deb and Bob and the magic they perform.
The Scrabble boards used as place mats. Ingenious is what they are! To see more of their space, click here.
Click here to read the story about their absolutely gorgeous camp they set up for their time at the Barn Sale. Beautiful pictures as well as a hilarious story. I would have been miffed about people helping themselves to my camp, but they handled it with such grace! Love it. . . .
Anyway, I had a fabulous time and cannot wait to go back. I only wish I had a money tree growing in my front yard. Just experiencing a Barn House Show though is well worth it even if you don't have any $$$ to spend.


It was love at first sight when I saw this hanging at the Barn House Flea Market yesterday. I always feel so conspicuous taking pictures when there are lots of people around. I feel like they'll think I'm taking pictures of them. I think the guy in the red shirt wondered. Besides, they mess up a pretty picture. I wish I was a vendor so I could take all the pre-show pics my little heart desired. Wonder if the Barn House Boys would let me be their official photographer. Think I should ask?

It's funny how I still missed seeing so many cool things until just now looking at the pictures I took. Love the rounded windows behind my candelier.

Anyhoo, what do you think of my find? I love, love, love it! Now to find the perfect spot for it! We do have a tiny cottage, ya know. High ceilings help, though. This spot on our porch works for now (neighbor's house in background).

I can't wait for fall to twine it with some bittersweet and maybe even put mini pumpkins where the candles go. Wouldn't that be cute?

More finds and show pics coming up. . . . .

Spread the Love!

Even though I'd like to keep it all to myself, I can't help but spread the good news here in the Pacific Northwest! Barn House is having a Flea Market this Saturday, July 18th. Come one, come all if you can! It promises to be great fun with finds for everyone! I know I plan on being there. It always seems like something comes up and I can't go. Oh how I've felt sorry for myself when I knew so many others got to go. Silly me! But this time, I made sure to put it on my calendar early as a commitment! Hi-ho, hi-ho it's off to the flea market I go! See you there. . . .
Click on pictures to get more details including driving directions!
While I'm at it, here's another one on Saturday, August 8th at Clayson Farm. Oh what fun! Don't you just love summertime?
Click on picture for a link to their site as well.
Happy Thursday, ya'll!


Look closely. . . .this first picture is when we first moved into our 'new' cottage back in February. See how small the plants around the porch are?

Now look at this picture taken here in July. See the growth?
It just amazes me how fast everything grew up! I love the cottage flowers. Don't ask me what they're called - my husband is the landscaper, not me! Although he didn't put these in. 'Cause he tells me all the time how much he dislikes the lava rock! If we buy this little house, that's the first thing coming out! Oh, and we'd add a cute little picket fence and a few other things to cutesy it up even more! He just pruned the really tall bush so it doesn't hide the porch. Looks much better!

Are you still enjoying your gardens? We're missing our vegetable garden this year! However, this little yard is easy-peasy to keep maintained. And for a super busy landscaper, that's just wonderful!

Run, Don't Walk

I have discovered a new (to me) blog that I'm absolutely in love with! There is more than enough inspiration to go around! I just know you'll enjoy it, too!

A New Giveaway

Visit here for another beautiful giveaway this summer! Add Image
Alice takes absolutely gorgeous pictures as well, doesn't she? You must take a jaunt over to her blog and check it out!

Wall Art

At one time, I had these two pieces in different places. I love both of them! The picture is made to look really old and was given to me by my mom. The old window was from one of our past homes we lived in. I knew I wanted it on a wall somewhere. But individually, each of these things was lacking something. I was moving the picture around to different parts of the house to see if lighting made a difference. When I was in our bedroom, I decided to hold it up against the window on the wall. I liked it! It gives it a 3-D effect or something. It adds to it. What do you think? I didn't realize I didn't have it centered up and down. Oops! Do you think it needs to be?

A picture doesn't do the painting justice. It's a beautiful piece! Thanks, Mom! The stars on each side are just a temporary addition. I was just seeing what they'd look like there.

A Summer Giveaway!

Don't miss your chance to win this beautiful bag! Enter now by clicking on the link on my sidebar or clicking on the picture below.
(My Shabby Roses)
Isn't this the prettiest bag? If I won it, I don't know if I'd use it for a purse, or for gathering goodies at the Farmer's Market, or to hold books from the library. Or all of the above! It would look so pretty hanging on a hook in my cottage.


Isn't it fun to use items for purposes other than what they were intended for? I enjoy the pretty bowls, cake plates and other dishes I've found for just a few cents at thrift stores.
Doesn't this little glass dish look pretty holding shells and a couple of pale blue glass floats I recently picked up at an antique store? When we were at the 28 mile long garage sale a guy wanted $50 each for little floats. It made the $6 I paid for these a HUGE bargain!

Summer Linens

Aren't these a fun summer combo?
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