Friday, August 6, 2010

BARN SALES AND SECOND HAND STORES...

I went to this sale a bit ago, and thought I'd show you what I saw...it's in Estacada, Oregon and this lady has converted her "barn" into a store of her finds.  Her house is set across from it. She opens it twice a year for the sale and has art classes as well. It's called the Tole Barn...here are a few pics...
looking into a doorway like this makes you want to go in...doesn't it?
and there was even an upstairs area!  That's where she is set up for her art classes too.  My sis-in-law found a silver platter that she loves!  I want a barn!  Really I do!!!
We stumbled on a great second hand store where I scored my find!  To some it would look like a junk shop...but to me, amidst the boxes and boxes of stuff I knew I would find something.  I could have spent hours in there...and I found it!  It was $22 frame and all!
The stitchery was under glass in the frame but without a mat...so I bought and cut a mat board to fit.
Isn't it just beautiful?  I love the real leaves and the angel that they set in there...and the gold metallic in the threads...and the staining from being time worn...I also love finding and giving new love and life to things that others don't find interesting or want anymore.  It is hanging proudly in my studio.

9 comments:

Carola Bartz said...

I love places like that! Great find! Thank you for sharing.

Joji said...

Your find is so sweet. Yes a barn! that would be so nice, I would live in it.

Arti said...

Well that seems like a treasure trove... And the frame looks very beautiful indeed... Have a nice day..

Studio JRU said...

Love, love, love your find! It is gorgeous!!

I have been dreaming of doing something similar to our barn... maybe... hopefully... one day! :)

~Jennifer

Kiki said...

Beautiful post..and such gorgeous treasures! it is lovely to meet you...i have enjoeyd exploring your art..beautiful and lovely blog!
Victoria,
Enchanting the Invisible

Kerri said...

i would love to go there! she did a great job making the place very inviting- and i love the turquoise doorframe!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Lori, such a wonderful find and her house is gorgeous! I would LOVE to visit this place too!! So many lovely lovely items. Have a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Cris said...

Wow, what a barn full of goodies! I love your artwork too. The Autumn girl has fantastic colors--I love fall colors!

Kiki said...

Hi Lori, hope you don't mind but I did a creative spotlight post.. and you are in it!
It has been wonderful meeting you!
Victoria~