Sunday, November 3, 2013

Barn Sales

The time had come for me to check out the world of barn sales.  On a sunny, brisk and beautiful autumn morning, friend and fellow blogger, Alisa with Five Eleven Decor met up with me in Frederick, Maryland. We visited two holiday open house barn sales: Chartreuse & Co and Sweet Clover.  

Here are a few shots of the awesome handmade and vintage home decor goodies:

Alisa and I had an opportunity to meet a few of the locals at Sweet Clover.  These lovely horses were very friendly... at times, a little too friendly.

Anyway, let me share with you my finds from the barn sales.

I picked up two pieces of milk glass (the top and bottom piece) to add to my mini collection.  I added a little bit of greenery. I love the sharp, crisp and clean color of white milk glass.

A vintage floral frog.  The medal used to make the frog adds the perfect amount of weight.  I painted the frog blue and am using the frog as a card/photo holder.  Currently, the frog is holding the memorial card from my great grandmothers funeral.

A small silver bowl and three skeleton keys.  Thanks Alisa for the tip on the hydrangeas at Hobby Lobby. The skeleton keys are difficult to see due to the glare on the cupcake stand but they are leaning on an old thread spool my grandmother gave me.

This is a close up of the silver bowl in the above photo. If you look really closely, you can see a fancy calligraphy T in the center of the engraved scroll. How could I not buy this little guy?  It basically had a sign calling me... well at least a sign with a T.  Close enough.

A vintage folding yard stick, cute mini Brownie camera, blue book and a galvanized drawer.  The yard stick and blue book found a home on the wood pallet display. The Brownie joined a my vintage camera collection on the library bookcase. And the galvanized drawer is still looking for a perfect place in our home.

Last but not least, an old piece of white ironstone. Usually, I find ironstone to be rather blah but this piece had a little bit of personality with detailed handles and mini pedestal.

That is all for this treasure hunting trip.  It is hard to believe it is November already. Several stores are blaring holiday music. Dear stores, I need to ease my way into the holiday season, not get thrown into it!

Take care!


  1. Ok, so I thought I left a comment but it didn't show up so hopefully I'm not saying the same thing twice ;) I'm SO so impressed! What lovely photos, styling and stories from our adventure! I can't wait to go treasure hunting again :)
    PS I need to get on the ombre bandwagon..your desk is awesome!

    1. Thanks Alisa! I had a blast treasure hunting with you! I hope we can make shopping a regularly scheduled thing.

    2. Definitely! I'd love that :)

  2. Looks like you and Alisa had a wonderful time treasure hunting. You got some nice things.

  3. Love everything, All the milk glass is beautiful. Since Thanksgiving is late this year,you can have some Christmas with fall.