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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Sonia said...

Oh how I would love to shop in her barn! I love Healdsburg and can't wait to get back to the area later this year..(we live in Oklahoma now) what a great place and she has some fabulous ideas. Hope you had a great weekend! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like my kind of place to shop. Thanks for taking us along.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

OH what fun. It has been "forever" since I've done anything fun like this. Her barn goodies are so enticing.. can't wait to check out her site. Thanks for taking us with you.. hugs ~lynne~

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Hi Delores,
Thank you for such a WONDERFUL post on my BARN SALE!!!
It was sooo great meeting you. Mr. A was such a trooper jumping in and helping load the tables...what a great photo that was.
Hope you enjoy all your treasures you brought home.
BIG HUGS...Cathleen

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

That is my favorite kind of shopping, how I wish I could have been there. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Oooohhh! I love all the vintage pretties. What a great place!!

The Tablescaper said...

Looks like fun! Wish I could have been there.

- The Tablescaper

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What beautiful treasures and what a wonderful place to find them!!!


Lori E said...

I could just move right in there. She wouldn't even notice me....much.
I am seeing new possibilities for upholstery tape.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a fun barn sale girl...I see your also from Ca. I use to live in the bay area and now live in the Sierra your blog will add you to follow as I don'y know that many Ca. Bloggers...come for a visit also...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

What a great post about Cathleen's barn sale! Love your photos. Your kitchen in the post above is gorgeous, love the bistro dishes and the "Cheese" and "Pure Butter" servers. I have the cheese one and I love it to bits! Good to meet you.

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