This crazy vertigo I’ve been experiencing has significantly subsided and I feel much better this morning, so I’ll finish telling you about our trip to the French Hen Farm. Mr. S and I started out from Dayton on Friday morning and drove to Lancaster, Ohio to shop at the Olde Shoe Factory Antique Mall. Polly, from Sassafras Stuff, has a booth there and I was hoping to be able to visit with her, since it’s been ages since I saw her last. Unfortunately, we were only able to chat by phone, since she wasn’t going in to work until later in the afternoon. I did pick up a few things from her booth, including an old feed sack she’s had on hold for me for months! Thanks Polly- I thought the staff was never going to be able to find it! *grin*
It was Polly who suggested that we make the trip to Marysville ; she knows my taste and style and said I’d like what the girls had to sell. And she was right!
I’d say this is not a your conventional barn out on a farm. It was new and had bright sunshine streaming in from the many windows, and there were chandeliers hanging from the rafters!
Now tell me this wasn’t cute~ Can you see the welcome sign hanging from the ceiling?
We arrived long after the large crowds had left for the day, so it was easy to roam through the barn and do some leisurely shopping.
Even though this chaise was well–worn, there was definitely some beauty in the carved wood framework.
There was a fun display of old carnival chalkware dogs, along with a little bit of history about them.
Reasonably priced blue Atlas and Mason jars were on display throughout the barn.
Mr. S thought this chair, reasonably priced at under $40, was quite nice with its turquoise blue seat. I told him we simply did not need another chair in the house!
Here’s Mr. S admiring some Halloween decor. I caught his reflection in the eerily decorated mirror.
This was a fun example of some framed ephemera artwork.
I loved the chalky blue paint on these drawers.
I blurred the only picture I took of this five drawer chest, so you may not be able to see that it was decoupaged with sheets of paper with French writing on it. I have plans to do something similar to a chest I bought a few months ago. Do you see that all of the drawer handles are different?
I loved the display of glittered pumpkins and bottles. I found some extra fine glitter at the craft store, so I’ll be covering some of my own faux pumpkins with it. My favorite color was the purple hue on the mini pumpkins.
Velvet pumpkins were a big hit this fall at the Country Living Fair. I’ll be sewing up a few of these, too.
Here’s another chandy in the corner.
More ephemera on an old screen.
Here’s a glimpse of the property looking toward the barn. It was a glorious fall day, and since we chose to take the back roads, it was perfect for enjoying the scenery of the countryside.
My purchases still have to be styled into their new homes. I’m hoping to show you what I found before I leave for Florida. Hope the upcoming week is a good one for you!
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