Hope everyone had a great weekend! The boys and I got to spend the weekend with my parents, who live about 3 hours away from us. We don’t get to see them nearly as often as we like, so it was nice to be able to spend some time together. Plus, Mom and I finally got started on her office makeover. No pics yet- we spent the weekend organizing, and I’ll go back down and we’ll work on the “pretty” next time-which will be super fun!
I realized when I was down there that I forgot to share finds from our latest Hunt. It’s from Bootsie’s Barn Sale, which took place a couple of weeks ago here in Athens. I had shared a pic from this on Instagram (follow me there if you don’t already, although I will warn you, my social media game is not strong yet 🙂 ) This is what the entrance to the barn sale looked like:
When I saw that, I knew it was going to be good 🙂
Of course, Michael was all about this:
So the stars were all pointing in a positive direction here. We had to pay $10 admission each to this sale (with proceeds benefitting a local charity). We knew, from the advertising that had been done on Facebook, that this was going to be more of an “upscale” barn sale, not our typical junkin’ adventure, and I was super excited about what we could find!
Fair warning, I didn’t get as many pics as I would have liked, because I got overwhelmed with all the good stuff and forgot to take pictures. Plus, some of the booths had items that were clearly handmade original designs and I don’t take pictures of original designs unless I can get the permission of the shop owner. Unless I buy it. Then it’s mine 🙂
Okay, the first thing I saw when I got there I ended up buying. Take a look (sorry for the glare):
I’m usually not into super rustic decor, but I really liked this star for some reason. I thought about it the entire time we were there and ended up going back to buy it. It was only $25. It’s large, and I’ve been wanting something big and architectural for our bedroom (we’re finally getting around to decorating it-more to come!). Our room, like most of the rest of our house, has 12 foot ceilings, which are nice, but can be a challenge to decorate- sometimes a big statement piece like this is all you need.
I really liked the antique corbels and wanted to buy them all! But I couldn’t think of where I would use them, so they stayed at Bootsie’s:
Aren’t they beautiful? That detail…would be perfect for a kitchen island, mudroom bench….
Next, this wooden dough bowl. I love these things. I just think they are so beautiful and functional. And look at that gorgeous blue wash on this one. It was hard for me to walk away from this, but since I’m running out of room in my kitchen, I had to let it go.
Michael found this sign. I would have loved to have this- it’s just got such a cool vibe, and would look great in his Georgia room. Honestly I’m not sure why we didn’t buy it.
There was so much more to see, but I fell down on my blogger duties and did a bad job taking pictures (Michael was all like, “Shouldn’t you be taking pictures of this?”). Bootsie’s was a three day event, and from what I understand, the next one will take place this fall. If you are local, or don’t mind traveling, it is totally worth the trip to check it out!