Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday Tidings-The Barn

My neighbor (and friend) 
was kind enough to escort me to a place 
I've been hearing about for years.
Mostly by her.
Mrs. J and I are so much alike
in the way we think and run our households.
She grew up on a farm
and I'm a farmer wannabe. 
We sometimes question 
if we are related in some way.

 The Barn is an antique shop 
out in the middle of nowhere.
I was grateful for the opportunity 
to spend some time with this sweet lady
and enjoy treasures of old.

It's well worth the 30 minutes trip to Lake Alfred.

Inside the first barn were rooms of English furniture
and accessories brought over by the owners.
We were told that they travel every six weeks
to restock their inventory.

There were quite a variety of furnishings available
as well as more whimsical pieces.

One back room housed an array
 of stained glass windows.

These are taken out of buildings to be repurposed 
here in some lucky buyer's home.

Here's an old wringer.
Love stuff like this...

The tag on this enamel pot
indicated that it was once used for storing bread.
If I had been there to buy,
this would have come home with me.

This display of vintage amber bottles caught my eye.

Outside, garden furnishings could be found.

So many possibilities...

The garden section had a great selection of plants,

garden art,

even hardware to hang your greenery.

It was a beautiful day
and I'm so glad that I got to spend it 
with such a special friend.
She's a keeper.

So's this place...

The Chicken Chick


  1. Rare to see an antique shop not totally chock full. The due cluttered style makes it easier to see each piece. Lovely to see the windows stored for repurposing.

    1. They have plenty of room there for their treasures!

  2. That looks like my kind of place! I go crazy for stained glass windows and apothecary jars :)

  3. Wow, this place looks great! Love the garden section!

  4. I love The Barn and always make an annual trip there to browse around and eat, of course!

  5. Wow, what a fantastic place! I would love to have someplace like that around here.

  6. GREAT stuff! It looks so tidy and organized too. :)

  7. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick


    1. Thanks for hosting a great hop! Enjoy your week!


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