Sunday, January 10, 2010

VINTAGE HOME Lifestyle's Barn Sale

Cathleen at VINTAGE HOME Lifestyle in Healdsburg had a barn sale this weekend and we stopped in to introduce ourselves and do some shopping. She is a fellow blogger, and we have been communicating with each other. It was nice to finally meet her.

Here is her barn behind her 100 year old farmhouse. It was just begging to be explored!

Inside was filled with wonderful vintage treasures, like painted furniture, candles, soaps, plants, and accessories. Cathleen refinishes all the furniture herself. She is also a genius at merchandising her store. Everywhere I looked, I discovered something special.

Like this candle that she wrapped in upholstery webbing and tied with an old skeleton key. How cool is that? I loved it so much, I bought them all!

And these bottles that she labeled with old French paper and tied with a crystal prism. She has her own line of soy candles and bath and body products that she originated in her Farmhouse kitchen!

How adorable is this wreath?

Cathleen made this bulletin board. I love the hotel silverware and bistro dishes.

Another inside shot of the barn.

Outside, this old bicycle has been re-purposed as a planter.

Cathleen and Mr. A trying to get two tables in an SUV for a customer. Believe it or not, they did it. It's a good thing we showed up when we did!

Cathleen and I posing in front of a beautiful painted china cabinet.
It was so much fun meeting her. I plan to visit again when she has the next barn sale in February. No doubt the barn will be filled again with more great old painted pieces and found objects.

Be sure to check out Cathleen's blog here and her online store here.


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