A month or so ago, my mom asked me to go to a barn sale with her. I wasn't really sure about the whole thing because barn + Kim does not always = fun.
However... super fun. It was chilly (in the upper 40s, low 50s all morning) and one of my girl children may have whined a lot about being cold towards the end but for the most part we kept moving and shopping. I had given myself a budget and had it in cash so I wouldn't be tempted to over spend. My mom met us there and gave the girls each $20 so they had spending cash (and in retrospect, I should have them do chores to earn $$ or at least get some of their own cash from their savings so they could shop... there was a lot they wanted).
Here's a photo of us sitting in the 'Nox waiting for my mom to arrive:
Parking was insane. I'm not one who likes parking much anyway and I'll usually park clear out at the edges of the lot and walk in to save myself a meltdown when I have to leave. Except this time I parked on what I thought was an edge... and people parked behind me. It was a mess getting out of there. I heard they have a plan to make next year's parking better. I hope it's true because I'm pretty sure we'll be back.
The girls on the way into the sale. A cute sign pretty much tells you it's going to be a fun time, doesn't it? The barn sale was an area out in the country with a big, clean, new barn. The inside of the barn was a warm place to sit and eat breakfast and/or lunch. Outside surrounding the barn was dozens of craft booths. Every kind of craft/vintage booth you could imagine plus some yummy food. It was awesome. Lots of stuff but not so big you couldn't make a quick swing through and then go back for what you wanted. Here's some of what we wanted:
I bought this scarf for myself. I wasn't going to buy it because I need a new scarf like I need a hole in the head, but the colors were so gorgeous. Every time I walked by it, it called to me. At one point, I thought someone had bought it and then I discovered it had just been moved. So that's when I bought it. It's really warm. And gorgeous. I couldn't find the Facebook page for this seller or I'd link you up.
Here's some of my goodies. The notecards are from JennyLU Designs. I wasn't sure where I got the spiral doodad. I'm using it at Christmas as a tree. It's a spring of some sort that has been painted and had fabric tied to it, with cute matching clothespins. The aqua and red are my Christmas colors so it seemed perfect. I'm planning to print little instagram photos from Christmases past to clip onto the tree.
This adorable little clipboard set is from Random Road Creations. I super loved it and I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but I wanted it and I bought it.
This is Kiah's haul. I bought her the headband, which came from Hazel Grace Creations. It's really gorgeous (and this is coming from someone who owned hundreds of headbands at one point). The apple pie jam is from The Circle C Ranch. They had lots of yummy jams available with some unusual flavors.
Chesney chose these things:
I couldn't find the vendors for most of these things. Her headband came from Hazel Grace Designs as well. The fingerless gloves are a favorite at our house (Kiah and I both have a pair) and she loved the little Believe sign.
I love handmade things and the Barn Sale was so perfect for me. Loved being there, loved being outside, loved being with my girls and my mom and my niece. Super fun.
Plus I brought home this for breakfast the next day: