Nellie's Barn Sale Recap: Fall, 2013

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Oh my gosh, I had an amazing weekend!  I spent Friday and Saturday in Roscoe, Illinois with a group of my junk-loving  friends and vendors at the twice yearly extravaganza known as NELLIE's BARN SALE (link here).

It never ceases to humble and amaze me to be a part of this event.  There are twelve vendors hosted by my life-long friend, Ann (Nellie) on her beautiful property.

Shoppers line up beginning over an hour before the gates open so that they can be the first to grab her painted furniture, industrial, repurposed, and found items.

                                                Of course, there's live music, hot cider
                                                                                                                  ...and a even  few sweet treats

There's no "rummage" at this event...just really cool vintage stuff in booth after beautifully-styled booth of junky goodness. Retro kitchen items, home made candles, and hand made soaps.

                            Needless to say,since this was the fall sale, there were pumpkins, both real and faux...

For me, the best part of this event (in addition to spending two days with my girlfriends chatting and styling.. and selling and RE-styling),  is meeting those of YOU who come to this sale.

I met the readers and friends  from Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and, of course, Illinois. There were mothers and daughters, sisters and girlfriends who made a day (or a weekend) of shopping the many vintage shops in the area.

Ann somehow managed to find time to hand paint some fabulous fall screens.

There was something for everyone...including me!  I brought home this fabulous 1890-1910, scrubbed pine cupboard with a pull out kneading board which I'll be using in my new pantry and a great carved wood shelf.

Isn't the patina wonderful!?!?  I can't wait to fill this cabinet with my baking supplies....about a year from now when I actually have a pantry.

In the mean time, I'll be shopping flea markets and barn sales and shops.....collecting my farmhouse and, of course, I'll share what I find with YOU!

Have a wonderful week!