Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vintage Finds at Sweet Clover Barn

Yes, I know that today is Halloween, but we in the vintage market are ready for Christmas.  In fact, tomorrow is our Holiday Open House at  Sweet Clover Barn.

I just got back from the barn and wanted to share what I'll have for sale.

I'm always looking for pieces with drawers or cubbies.
This card catalog from a Baltimore, MD school library fit the bill.

If you follow along you know another of my favorite finds is Campaign furniture.  Not only did I find a piece, but it was already red and perfect for the holiday season.

It's hard to let go of this vintage green drum table with a copper top.

I have several trees in my space.  Besides traditional ornaments I repurposed:

A hunting license badge holder now holds  vintage Christmas greeting cards.

Copper and enamel stencils became ornaments when a ribbon was added.

Clips for bills now hold Christmas post cards.

Men's vintage collars curl around the branches.

Door knob back plates can be ornaments too.

I also copied antique clock faces and mounted the faces to card stock and added a ribbon.

Old thermometers can hang on trees too.

On a recent shopping trip I found some spools of cord.  My rosemary topiary fit perfectly inside the tube of the green cord spool.  I topped the other with an ornament.  Behind the spools is a wrapping paper holder.

I also have some vintage items that make great gifts or stocking stuffers.  There's a drafting table too.
 Perfect for more table space at your holiday gatherings.

There's the third spool of cord.  I added a vintage scissors to this one.

Need a hostess gift:?  This drawer from a file cabinet can hold a wine bottle.  The small leather books are mini versions of classics.

I also have normal ornaments.

I attached some deer ornaments to an old metal locker with magnets.

It's hard to see, but I hung mini crystal chandelier ornaments from a suspended mattress spring from a doll bed.

My Santos angel wears a boxwood necklace.  Behind her is a green tin roof section with some greenery.
It's magnetic too.

A vintage green bottle holds some silver branches, the Infant of Prague planter is the perfect red, and vintage glasses in a tote for your next party.

I hope you'll come see us.

(I'm scheduled to be there tomorrow, the first.)

Nov. 1,2,3  10-5
4051 Stanford Court
Frederick, MD

Please visit Sweet Clover's Facebook page to see more photos of what the other vendors have for sale.

It's hard to find with GPS but we're just off Rt 15.  For EXACT directions and more info about our vintage venue go to their website.



  1. I'm so glad you're back at the barn. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow morning.
    Mary Alice

  2. Kathy, I'd be drawn to your space like a moth to a flame and probably snapping photos of all your wonderful vignettes. Everything looks wonderful and I know you'll sell lots! xoxo

  3. You have the coolest items! If I lived close, I would definitely be one of your best customers! I love the red campaign chest. Since I started reading your blog, I've really become interested in campaign furniture. It's not something you see in Dallas.