Sunday, July 24, 2011


yesterday was the perfect picking day.
my mom came over early 
 to head out to see what 
treasures we could find for next weekend.

i wanted to get out of the city and try some where new.
sometimes there are just to many people and dealers
when you stay in town plus you can't always find
what you are looking for.

i had read about a barn sale that had 10 vendors
participating out in Warren, Oregon.
i am embarrassed to  say, since i am a local girl,
that i had to look up the town of Warren.
you see it is snuggled between two larger towns
which i was aware of.
needless to say i found it and new exactly where we 
were going for the day.

off we headed with the agreement that
we would stop at every garage sale sign we found
once out of the city.
the challenge with this is you are on a 4 lane highway
going 60 mph.  
my mom would call out "sign" but i have to tell you
taking a garage sale quickie turn is not really safe
at 60mph.
that didn't stop us from turning around and following
the signs.
first few stops were good.

found at a sale on a marina parking lot.

found at an estate sale at a heating company.

i have to tell you, when you are out in the country
sales happen at the most random locations.

we roamed around following signs but had the darnedest 
time finding the vintage barn sale.
by sure luck or stupidity we found signs on some back
roads following other garage sale signs.

it was quite delightful and we did find a few items.

we also met some wonderful women, one
in particular ,  Sara.
some one had mentioned Barn House
and i of course brought up 
since they are happening on the same day.
Sara had gotten an email about it that morning
and was planning on going Friday night
since she was participating in the BH sale.
she loved the idea of shopping by candle light
and roasting marshmallows. 
any way, we got to talking and she invited my mom
and i to come by her place and shop her barn.

Ok, you would have to be absolutely stupid to say
no to an offer like that, especially knowing she
was going to be a vendor at BH.

after more shopping some lunch and a quick
phone call to get directions 
we made it to Sara's house.
ok, if you ever get the luck to be invited
to her house you will get to see the most  amazing
view of 4 mountains any where.
can i just say, WOW!

we had a blast shopping her barn.
there were so many wonderful things.
she truly has AMAZING  taste.
i promise we didn't buy it all up.
we left her a few things to take to BH next week.

a huge thank you to Sara for being such 
a wonderful hostess, advising my mom on men
and dating and of course letting us shop!

folk art of Our Lady of Fatima

concrete garden urns. i dreamed of these last week.

pink egg basket

metal, lidded, bread dough bowl.

bakers bread loaf pans

chippy match stick holder

red, metal plant stand, or maybe a cupcake stand.

of course we had to stop at a few more
sales on the way home
and got the most wonderful gift
by an older gentleman having a sale
in the front yard of his farm.

a 1930's Royal Deluxe typewriter.

he just gave it to me.
wouldn't even let me pay.
i tried.
some times a smile and a hello can go a long way.

all in all it was a fun day.
we found some wonderful things
and met some wonderful people.

hope all of you had a great weekend as well.

see you on Friday and Saturday at



Andy's Attic said...

Such a great day you had with your mother. You really found some cool things but finding Sarah was the best. What a kind and generous person! See you Friday night.

Uncovered Ruby said...

Wow, what a GREAT day you and your mom had!!! I love days like that..see you excited! Lisa ;-)