One of my favorite events are the Barn Sales in my area. every 3-4 months local "barns" participate in the sale. thru out the weekend the barns open their doors so you caravan and visit each sale. Its such an event that people come from all around to hunt for and find treasures.
I tend to be more of a minimalistic tomboy in my decor and dress...in fact, i dont even know if i have a dress with ruffles on it. the cozy, prettiness and decorated fluff of the Shabby Chic look is in complete contrast to the modern practicality of my concrete floors & countertops, blonde wood, white paint, and minimal decor. most everything in my house has a purpose & a place. With the exception of shells, i dont have many things just because they are pretty. yet i love to visit the barns. im drawn to the sparkly glitter, the over-the-top glam, the feathers, the animal prints (i love zebra!), the sweet florals, the pure whites, the antiques, in other words i get a taste of all the girliness im lacking. i love meeting and mingling with the new friends i make at the sales...and catching up with my fave regulars. as practical as i am i have found if i indulge my girlside a little by incorporating some of my barnsale finds, it rounds my boy-ness out quite nicely. and its oh so fun.
this is a little snippet of the Chateau de Fleurs Market Place. there is more to come featuring my favorite vendors individually. this barn was new to the circuit and the only barn sale i visited this time. artist Christie Repasy just moved to the area from Orange County. the sale was held at her cute new home and amazing in- home studio/ showroom. unfortunately i didnt take pix inside her studio, but you view her beautiful talent & artwork here
each barn has it's own style. this sale was set up market style with many vendors in seperate booths. very organized ,well planned and a delight to browse. freshly prepared homemade food using fresh ingredients was also served. on the menu was a feta burger patty wrapped in lettuce. (i heard everyone rave, but i dont eat red meat), the gullivers creamed corn chowder (recipe) was fantastic, but my fave was the fresh salsa & handmade tortilla chips.
another cute booth that led to the artist showroom
i absoultely LOVE this idea
so much prettiness
1 started out with me, but quickly went home after she saw ALL the girlness. so Dad brought 2 to spend the rest of the time with me. this is def her thing.
never a day well spent if it doesn't include a pup. me and 8 month old, very well behaved Jade; the family's dog. such a cute girl. i wanted her of course.
more barn sale day pix and my fab finds to come. maybe next time you will get a chance to visit June 18th & 19th 2010. if your interested in reserving a spot as a vendor contact christie repasy.