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Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Day at the Barn House Market in Battle Ground, WA

I had the most amazing day checking out the booths at the Barn House Vintage Country Marketplace in Battle Ground, WA last Saturday.  This is one of those antique markets that takes place once a year at a farm with the "booths" set up in a barn and around it.  The rooster crowed all morning - and it was great.  I've only read about this type of market - where really unique things could be found.
It was just as amazing as I had hoped.

You can see a bit of the parking lot (aka the field), behind the cupcake stand and you'll know how packed it was - really packed!  I was sure I'd have time to get a cupcake after a bit of shopping, but by lunch time, the line was so long and I had to leave to take my kids to a picnic with the Chinese Immersion program from my older son's school, that I missed it.

 Madison Park Antiques had some of the most amazing items, including my French finial, partly shown below.

 Loved the red and white items from Seabold Vintage Market! (on left)

My Goodies! My new Corteelii Silk cabinet. My other finds included a yellow egg basket to hold my kids' outdoor toys, breadbox with great patina, blue seltzer bottle, a wooden microscope box sans microscope but with its keys - for my older son to lock his valuable things away from his little brother - ha!  - some books in the bag, a bit of lace, and one of the best items - a copper finial from a building in Normandy, France!  

 Some other vendor's show areas - yellow theme on left and Auntie's place on right.

 Big, Bold and Lots of Drama at the Tarte shop.

When this cute little goldie locks got too hot, she just hopped in the tub!  
These two vendors thought it was a great idea and jumped into the Cluckingham Palace pool to cool down. (The palace was sold already!)

I totally loved this British chest of drawers!

 This was a really unique item - 3 of them, actually!  
I thought they would be pretty cute lined up outside filled with dirt and plants.  They are authentic French urinals - they should have a fancy word for urinal in French, but I don't know what it is.  
The French always make everything sound so elegant though.

 More from Tarte - including the Bargain of the Day - a sleigh bed for $50.00! 
I really liked the feather ball lights they had - one of them is under the umbrella.

Thea's Vintage Living had some fun things including 2 orange boxes I picked up along with an orange vase from London.

Lovely purple flower - lovely show.

Finishing the Day in San Miguel

True colors of the market.

My lunch - chicken in mole sauce with rice, side of avocado. Mixed fruit drink.

Little dancer girl.

The end of a magical day.