Sunday, August 8, 2010
I have been wanting to write this post for a week now, but I am only now getting the chance. Last weekend, I had an experience.
I went to the Barn House Flea Market. My life will never be the same.
Located in Battle Ground, Washington, the Barn House is a home/garden/vintage/antique sanctuary which pleases the eyes and dances with the home decor soul. As a Portland, OR resident, I had been longing to make the short 45 min. drive to Barn House for a while now and last weekend, I finally had the opportunity.
Can we please just take a moment to think about the fact that an old red barn exists out in the beautiful Washington countryside which gets packed full of vintage and antique items? Can we also please talk about the fact that "the boys" who run the entire operation also live on the property in a stunning home? And - there are chickens, llamas and sheep? It's almost too much for me to handle. Really.
Local vendors from around the NW came and presented their wares. There were tents set up all around the barn, each filled with a myriad of treasures.
When we first arrived, I didn't know where to start.
Here is a view of the barn. It is rugged sophistication at its finest.
I love little drawers. They speak to me. I envision my house of the future to be full of little drawers.
How pretty are these blue mason jars? I picked up a few of these and they are now being used in the bathroom to hold toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Love these old cameras as well. I think they would look great in a media room...or something. Not that I have a media room. But again, I envision.
There was so much to look at at every turn. It was impossible not to feel happy.
Don't you want to just dive onto that couch?
The other thing that surprised me at Barn House was how affordable things were! As a frequenter of as many antique stores as I can find, I am often shocked by high prices, but this event was a different story.
The Barn House is only open for events a few times a year, so there is time to plan ahead. Their next event is September 25 for the Fall Harvest and I highly suggest you make it if you can. It is truly a special place with beauty abound. Here is their website, so check it out.
Hope Monday is going well for all!