Our 3oth anniversary getaway happened to fall on the same weekend as the Barn House Antique sale. I have always wanted to go but it has never worked out before. The timing this year was perfect and as you can see in my 2 previous posts we were very close to where the sale was being held.
My BB Guy likes antiques too so off we went Saturday morning driving from Portland to Battle Creek, Washington. It was about a half hour drive through the lovely countryside.
The sale is held on a farm and has many vendors who bring in their antiques for the sale. Let me tell you it was crowded. REALLY CROWDED. They had a lot of people helping direct traffic for parking. Great job guys. This barn was full to the brim with different vendors and shoppers. So much to see, not big enough elbows to spread out and get good pictures.I don’t know why I didn’t buy these. I guess it was because we had just got there. Silly me. My photos don’t do the displays justice. It always makes me sad to see photos for sale. I wonder about the family members who may not even know the photo exists and who would love to have a copy.Not everything was an antique but the country style was just what I like.I know I would have purchased off of this table too if I wasn’t feeling so claustrophobic.I got to know this fella really well while standing in line to pay for an old, black clock. The line wasn’t moving because some woman was chit-chatting away at the cash desk about whether or not she should come back later to pick something up or take it now. Whether she wanted to shop more or not. What she thought she might do with her purchases once she gets them home. Really? Lined up 2o deep in a hot barn and you are visiting. Let’s all learn our antique sale manners. Keep things moving.The many booths offered little bits of shade here and there. So much to see. Who is that good looking guy in the mirror? I didn’t see my BB Guy until after I looked at the picture on here.This Ouzo bottle was about 18 inches tall.This window would have come home with me if it hadn’t been broken. It was so beautiful. This one below made me think of Sue @ Sullivan and Murphy. I think she likes old typewriters. We wandered throughout the displays and tried to cool down as much as possible in the shady spots. It would have been fun to stay for the music and the food they set up but our time was limited. I thoroughly enjoyed myself here and know that we just skimmed the surface of all the wonderful items on display. In the end I only bought an old black Big Ben clock and a really big badger hair paint brush. BB Guy ended up with nothing.