Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I Went Gray for the October Barn Sale

Well, I've officially gone shades of gray this month. 

You can see all the gray in this first image looking into my booth.

I have a pair of these chests with lined drawers.  They could be night stands and would make perfect jewelry cases.  The swan is hand carved from blocks of wood and signed by the artist.  The chandelier is vintage chinoiserie.  The vanity chair is newly upholstered.  The mirror is vintage and I painted it a soft gray.

Here's a closer look at the vanity chair.  I wish I had taken a before.  It was a mess with tattered fabric and a sinking seat.  Quite a transformation.

I gave the farm table top a soft gray wash before I sealed it with polyurethane. 
 It has very nicely turned legs.

This is the matching chest.  I topped it with an acrylic lamp and a stenciled shade.

I found this fabulous Widdicomb furniture cabinet with brass accents and a drawer.  On top are two new chalkboards made from vintage frames and some of the new jewelry I'm carrying.  Suspended above is the pendant light I created from a wire cloche.

I love this great tufted vintage foot stool.  It could double as a coffee table.

With Fall and Thanksgiving coming I included some brown transferware. 
 It's the perfect color for Fall decor.  Some plates and serving pieces are in my china cabinet. The upper shelf is English china and the lower shelf plates in the plate grooves are French.   The china cabinet is also a soft gray but the inside is a robin's egg blue.

Here's a detail from the single-door china with a deep drawer for linens and great chunky legs.

This English platter is perfect for a holiday family dinner.  Note the factory mark from the back.

This lid has a beautiful design.  You could incorporate it into a wall grouping with plates or artwork.
Alongside the lid is a pair of Mid Century Modern horse head book ends.

I have a set of eight of these Mid Century Modern high ball glasses.  They're signed too.

I always mix new in with old.  These owls are actually Christmas ornaments but I decided they could also be Fall decor.  So cute peeking out of the old metal drawers.  FYI, the drawers are on a nightstand that I painted citrine.  I just had to rebel and add a pop of color in this sea of gray.

The other new items are these felt flower pins, change purses, and bags.

I took this next picture before I loaded it into the car to go to the store.  I wish I had taken a before of this wrought iron stool.  Before I covered it with some houndstooth fabric and added cording it had some vinyl fabric in bad condition.

I hope to see you at our next sale.  I have even more than I photographed.
 Come check me and the other vendors out.


Sale Dates
October 19,20,21
10am to 5pm

  4051 Stanford Ct, Frederick MD
- We are right off Rt. 15 {coming from Leesburg it's a right / coming from 270 it's a left} turn on to Mountville Rd.
- 1st left onto Winchester Blvd.
- Wind through the industrial park
- Turn right into the horse farm at Stanford Ct!  You'll see our sign at the end of the road.
*** Stanford Ct is a new road so most GPS's don't find it so use a phone mapping system or print directions from Google before you leave.


  1. i bet the citrine piece and the gray nightstands go fast! it all looks SOOOOOOO good! i LOVE the chandelier!!!! i would buy it for my living room if we were wired in there for a light- it would be perfect!!! love it all kathy- it looks SO good.

  2. thanks for the eye candy. It's so much fun to see these things while I am taking my lunch break - next best thing to actually being there! I love the brown stoneware.

  3. your space looks great! if I had $ to spend I'd be buying that leather ottoman, the wood desk and chair, and an owl or 2!

  4. Your space is looking great as always! I see so many pieces I love. Here's to a great October sale!

  5. I wish I could come to your sales - you always have outstanding items! And your displays are super. Plus I just see a lot of things that we don't find down here in Texas.