Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Barn Sale Was a BLAST!

We knew this was gonna be a hum-dinger of a day so we borrowed my friend's husband truck so we could be sure and buy all we saw that we matter what size!  How's THIS for a Texas Sized Truck!?!?!?!  The Barn Sale was about a 2.5 hour drive from Houston so it was nice to cruise down the highway in this "Cowboy Limousine." 
It was a beautiful day for a Barn Sale.  It had been raining in Houston when we first started the trip but the weather was moving East and by the time we arrived.......Cool breezes and blue skies!

This is the first booth we  saw and it didn't disappoint.  There were lots of architectural antiques, which I LOVE!!!
I didn't know what these were or what they were made of  (the tall color tube-like things) but when I saw them in last year's  Barn Chicks post I knew I had to have one.  Turns out they are chicken feeders....who knew...well, probably YOU, but I'm a Small Town girl, not a country girl and I didn't know what they were.  I bought the purple one on the very far left (just behind the shopper), and my friend Tyra bought one too!   We wanted a chicken coop too (is that what you call it?) but didn't get one this year. 
And just to PROVE we were at a Barn Sale.....check out these HUMONGOUS cows that were lounging about just next to the sale


And speaking of about this cute little cowpoke!  He was enjoying a bit of sunshine (and Cheeto's) while his family ran the hot chocolate stand.

This booth has beautiful, antique Christmas tree ornaments just like my Grandmother had on their tree.  We loved the way she decorated her booth and marketed her wares with the beautifully, chippy windows!
Suzanne, the Barn Chick who threw this shin-dig introduced me to her sweet husband and told me he cleans out his barn for her once a year so she can have the barn sale.  This is the third year she's done it.  So, just to prove the sale was in a barn, I took a picture of the hay bales. The hay seems to be a good back drop for this vendors rustic Christmas decorations.  Don't you think?
This is precious Savannah.....she's been working for many, many weeks on her pretty beaded jewelry.  She has quite the eye and probably will become a jewelry designer or maybe a cowgirl, and most likely a blogger! 
And this is darling Rachel.  She has the sweetest personality and lots of creative ideas.  No doubt she will be a big success in whatever she does in life. 
Tyra purchased this old washtub made of metal.  We are thinking it's going to be perfect on her back porch as a soft drink/beer/ice holder, especially during the warms months (and in Texas that about 10 months out of the year)!  There are plugs in both sides so it will be easy to drain. 

As we were leaving the Barn Sale and telling the Barn Chicks how much we enjoyed it....I saw this cute little cow-poke walking in with his daddy and just had to get his picture.  Isn't he precious? 
After the barn sale, but before we hit up the local antique shops, we needed to re-fuel.  We were told this was a wonderful local place to get lunch and it was true!  So, we went through the cafeteria type line and ordered up the sampler platter which had a bit of everything.....brisket, chicken, ribs, sausage, potato salad, beans, cole slaw, bread, pickles....but hey, we didn't get dessert.  We are trying to watch our figures...LOL!   
All in all, it was a great day to get out of the city, meet some sweet fellow blogging friends, buy some cool stuff and enjoy the weather!  I am NO LONGER A BARN SALE VIRGIN!
Check in next time to see what else we bought!  


  1. This looks like a fantastic sale. I'm going to my first barn sale in a couple of weeks with some blogging friends.

    I can't wait! La

  2. Funny....I use to live in a town called Gonzales. Still live close by as a matter of fact. Wish I would have been there with ya'll on this trip. Would love to visit one day~

  3. My hubs has wanted one of those double sinks for as long as I can remember. We never see any in as good a shape as the one you have here. Love the pic of the boy and his dad. Priceless right there. Hugs. Tammy

  4. How could you miss with the three B's going for you...BBQ, beer and a BARN!

  5. How much fun! I'm so glad you shared pics, and glad you girls could borrow a good lookin' truck like that to haul your goodies home!

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, Susan!!!

  6. How cool! I'd love to go to a barn sale one of these days. Thanks for the comment on my last post. I've neglected my blog for so long & I'm going to try and post often now. Happy Thanksgiving to you & stay cool tomorrow, but warm on Friday, lol. It's supposed to be like 80 tommorrow & 51 on Friday. Crazy Texas weather! :-)

  7. Susan, so glad you had fun at the Barn Sale! I loved reading your posts! Just so you can keep in touch with us, we have a new name and website. Rusted Gingham is our name, and you can find us on facebook. We're working our our new website for January. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! ♥

    Tracy and Suzanne
    the girls @ Rusted Gingham

  8. Susan,
    We Were SO glad to have you here! And so Happy you and Tyra found lots of goodies!!!!
    Can't wait till next year!! Find us on facebook under Rusted Gingham- new name same gals!!!!

  9. Susan, it looks like you had a great time. I would love to go to a barn sale someday.
    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I am doing okay.
    Merry Christmas to you.

  10. Just stopped by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

  11. Miss seeing you post, Susan.

    Merry Christmas!

  12. Happy New Year Susan..hope all is well...

  13. hi.... Saw you over at Sandy's and wanted to come and get aquainted. I'm not a follower or yours and hope you will come visit and follow me. Have a great day!

    xoso Sandy O

  14. OMG OMG, I know this post is old but I had no idea there was such an awesome Barn sale just a few hours from here!!!! I am so looking it up since I can never seem to make Round Top. Thanx for stopping by earlier!

  15. I love these kinds of sales but unfortunately always see too many things and get too many ideas and I just can't stop myself from buying more stuff! But it sounds like you had a great time.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog :)


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