Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fun At The Barn!!

Hi All,
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
I had the best day yesterday. Mark and I got up at 6:00am, (Fun so far huh?)
We left the house before 7:00am with coffee and breakfast bars in hand. Set the GPS,
and headed north on the 101 for the 2 hour drive to beautiful Nipomo California.
It is a rural area beyond Santa Barbara and before Pismo Beach.
If you recall last fall I went to the same sale. It's in a beautiful barn, on an amazing piece of property, owned by the Watkin's family. The barn is normally used for functions such as weddings, parties, showers etc.,but 2 times per year it is open to the most beautiful, French, shabby, lovely vendors you would ever want to see. We arrived right on time, at 9:00am. People were already in line to get in. It's a pretty girly girl sale, so they have a wonderful seating, (holding cell for husbands) cushy couches and chairs, coffee, scones, cookies, fruit etc. Mark and I parted ways, and I headed into the barn. Not what you would think the inside of a barn would look like. Beauty hits you right in the face the minute you walk in. Each vendor has their area set up like the most beautiful shop you have seen. Just as I started looking, I hear my name being called by my friend Jennifer Grey. We were planning to meet and shop together. She is a seasoned vendor herself, so I loved having her input and ideas. We had such fun!! We would shop, and carry our packages back to our husbands for safe keeping. As you can see from the photos, I got just a few choice little things. A French book, a lovely square tray, angel wings, reindeer moss, that will actually stay that amazing shade of green, this great jar with a zinc lid perfect for a fairy house, pretty printed white bags, that I will turn into something magical, a pretty little planter with the plants included(thanks to Jennifer). All in all it was a wonderful day. My husband met some really nice guys all sitting around waiting patiently for their wives.
After several hours we took off up the coast for a little lunch. A great little place in Arroyo Grande.
I hope you had a fun Saturday too!!
I promised a picture of my cute little find at last weeks garage sales. I found this vintage pink baby scale for $5. I am going to use it as a decoration at the upcoming baby showers we are having.
Hope you enjoyed my field trip!
Have a great week!
Hope to chat again soon, but I arrived back home yesterday to several phone calls, and emails for orders. I will be back working in the studio all week. Don't worry, it's a lot of fun to create for people. I will post photos when work is done.
Chat soon.
PS, did I use the words great, amazing, and beautiful enough?


Laura said...! You did NOT use those words enough....everything is great! amazing! and beautiful! Oh, how I wish I was at that sale with you! It looks like it was a wonderful afternoon.....Don't work too hard this week!
Be well, Laura

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Thank you for letting me tag-along to the barn sale via your wonderful pictures! Nothing like that here, it looks like it was just a heavenly sale.

You got some wonderful pieces, and HOW NICE not to have a husband at your elbow while you shop...oh yes we love them, but...their input is NOT DESIRABLE when shabby-chic shopping!!!

Those angel wings are just the most unique looking things...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Rosemary!
It looks like a great place to have the best time! I love the photo with the little tiaras and the porcelain doll! I miss the flea markets in France...Have a great week! Anita

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Rosemary, this looks like a wonderful day!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Rosemary! Yes, that is me in the picture at the antique shop! And that's all YOU. Beautiful paper projects that I know you could do and do well! It is so funny how I won it! I had just seen it at a paper shop and drooled and now I have one! Good day, Anita

TattingChic said...

That looks like a fun day! :)

Simply Me Art said...

Wow! No you did not use them enough!! Just Gorgeous Finds. I would be in Heaven. We really Must do this show in the Fall. Mark is such a Good Hubby, I bet he Enjoyed himself too. Have a Great Week Filling orders, Im so Happy for you. Jamie

Allidink said...

Omgsh! You found the greatest cutest things! You have to tell me when and where the next barn sale is because I just have to go too! I am going to get Taylor to come and chill in the men's lounge LOL. That is a crack up to me because I can't tell you how many times I wish these stores that Taylor sometimes comes with me to had an Xbox room or something LOL. Sounds like your going to be busy busy again! Stay well!

All the best,

Cottage At Dove Canyon said...

Oh I am so jealous! You have to start posting info on some of these great events in advance. I would just LOVE to go to one sometime. You found some beautiful things - I also love that pink scale. Can't wait to see the creative way you use it at the shower!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHHH you found some the scale. cherry

Susie Q said...

Oh what wonderful treasures! This is definitely my kind of day...oh to live closer to you! : )
That scale is just too cool!
I know you will use it creatively! No one is mor etalente dthan you sweet lady!


Storybook Woods said...

Oh how fun, sooo much temptations and inspirations. I am so glad you go to go. Clarice

Liz said...

SIGH. When I think about my afterlife in heaven, i keep my fingers crossed that it looks like this. :)

Mermaid Queen said...

Looks like you got a bunch of great finds Rosemary! How fun. Hope you're doing well.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

What a great day you had...a little vintage shopping,visit with a friend, lunch and lovely time with hubby too. A little bit of heaven all in one day. You've earned it.
Love everything especially the little box with the birdy on the front and the planter with the ferns(I think)love all the texture.

Fete et Fleur said...

What a lovely time you had. I had a wonderful weekend too!


Deb said...

What a fun day!
Love the pink baby scale.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

LOL! That's so great that they have a "holding cell" for the hubbies! My husband would love that! It looks like such a fun venue!


Decorating With Art said...

Hi Rosemary! I so loved your pics of Nipomo -- I did that show last year and really missed it this year, so your photos brought back some good memories. say the barn is beautiful, and it is! The house on that property was absolutely spectacular -- I think I could handle living there! Thanks for putting this on your blog and best wishes!