Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Red Barn


 For years, one of my favorite places to stop and look for treasure is a shop on the way to the lake called The Red Barn.


This is a place where you really have to dig...
...and sift through...



But it's worth it.


And it's fun.


I found all those old wooden type numbers, letters and signatures here this summer...
...in two baskets under a table.
That was a happy day.
:)


There are antiques, handmade items, new items
and consignment items.
New things are brought in all summer long...
...and old things are buried in the dark corners...


After we closed up the lake house
I said goodbye to the Red Barn for the season.
  Mr. Flea stopped on the way home and let me poke around one last time.
   Sometimes, he's really good like that! :)


Good bye Red Barn...
Have a good winter!

  
 Another weekend is approaching!
 I will be attending Aunt's weekend at the University of Rochester.

Well, actually it's Parent's Weekend...
but I'm going too!

I can't wait to see my nephew Joe!
:)

37 comments:

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Oh what fun! My kind of place. Wonderful photos. Enjoy your weekend, so wonderful that its Aunt's weekend too!

Beach House Living said...

Places like that are the so fun. Enjoy your Aunt's weekend too.

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~ Wow such treasures!!! Thanks for sharing~*Hugs,Rachel ;)~*~

Kim said...

What a wonderful place to dig! I could spend summers and winters in there!

Ashley said...

I would love to visit this magical place!! The pictures have me in treasure heaven!! xoxoxo

Sherry said...

We would visit a barn similar to this during the spring and summer when we lived in Wisconsin. An older couple love to collect things and resell them. They lived on a pig farm and would let us browse through their barn filled with treasures. Our kids were not to sure of the pigs. Your pictures brought back memories.

Carola Bartz said...

Oh, that would be my kind of place - wonderful. I wish something like that was around here!

Suz said...

Laura,
It was good to see you on the chat last night. Aren't those crazy? I feel like I am trying to follow five conversations at once...and I am! I just got on their by chance...and there it was.How nice you got to stop at the Red Barn. I love places like that! I just stopped at a junky little estate sale today and found adorable old pink and blue Christmas stickers, a darling primer and a flowered hat for a song. Then there was the jewelry....great crystal for reasonable prices, funky plastic flowers, and a Mexican watch...all waiting to be repurposed. So much fun! Wish I knew how to photograph these things as beautifully as you do!
Hugs,
Suz
http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

French Kissed said...

I can see why you love the Red Barn! A real treasure hunting experience. Wish I could have gone along. Have a wonderful weekend.

~jermaine

swedishouse said...

Hellooo

Such an interesting place...
It looks very Swedish, we have lots of little red houses and lots of big red barns like this in Sweden selling all sorts of things too, we call them 'Loppis'.

I love your window view. :-D
Would love for you to play along next week TUESDAYS THROUGH...THE WINDOW come on over and join in and share your view if you would like to ;-)
LOVE PEACE enJOY
Julie
x

rowena said...

I would love to have a red barn here in Holland.
Thanks for showing the beautiful pictures.
Have a nice weekend,
Marion

loveandlilac said...

Would I like to have a good old rummage in that barn! I'm envious! Louise x

manon 21 said...

j'adore Laura ces endroits au bord des routes américaines,merci pour ce partage,même à Paris je rêve....

bonne journée

Manon

Andi's English Attic said...

That looks so much fun. Rummaging is so much more interesting than everything laid out neatly. xx

OhSoVintage said...

Oh I would love to have a rummage through that place, it looks amazing.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Oh, what FUN! I love the pick and poke type places as well. You just never know what treasures may be lurking. ; )
~Michele

erin said...

cool looking place and your photos really capture the magic of this place. the first two images are really lovely. thanks for visiting my bloggy...it means a lot to me that the famous Laura of 52 flea would stop by!
have a lovely weekend,
erin

Bonjade said...

Oh if only I could visit that lovely barn.
Just the right place for me;0)
Fine weekend

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Laura
What fun.. Aunt's weekend. hehehe.. Well this Red Barn looks like somewhere I would enjoy rummaging... aisles of wonderful goodies to adopt and take home...

Love your shots and the treatment you've given them.. and the first shot.. the window shot... just wonderful!!! Feel like a little girl wanting to go out and play!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.. and thanks for your sweet sweet comments.. xxx Julie

Jeanne said...

Your barn photos are pure perfection Laura...I love those last two shots. I am thinking that you need to find a few really old frames in that barn and use them for your photos...they will look sensational :))

jeanne xx

Lynn Richards said...

Laura,
Your photos of the Red Barn are gorgeous. There is nothing better than digging for treasure, that's for certain! And, I have to admit, I gasped out loud when I saw the photo of all the glassware-too much fun!
xo
lynn

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Thanks for the fun shots of the Red Barn! Thanks also for featuring my blue pin tomorrow! I hope it finds a new home. xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

Roseanna said...

Love that Red Barn. When I visit my daughter in Westfiled, NY, we have a favorite "barn" place too! BTW, Welcome to Rochester for the weekend. It is where I live and I hope you have a great time with your nephew!

AntiqueChase said...

I just found you and I am now following. Please come see me when you have time!

Gert said...

Oh my who wouldn't want to stop and shop at the Red Barn.. Have a beautiful weekend!

Blessings...
xoxo Gert

Vintage Home said...

...fun place!

lila Check said...

great eye for treasures hum? fabulous stuff!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

opps left a comment but forgot to check to see if it took. That darn word verification thingy!

just wondered if that was the same barn you sent us to? It really was full of stuff!
Love that first image.
Have fun this weekend.
xx
C

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

That looks like such a fun place to spend some time hunting:) Have fun!
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Theresa said...

Good for you shopping at the Red Barn! It looks like a really cool place to find treasures! Have a blessed weekend! HUGS!

glenda said...

I clicked on your post this morning and instantly relaxed...I love red barns for one thing, and your picture of the window is just breathtaking...
thank you,
glenda

sandy said...

I would LOVE to find a place like that where you have to DIG to find things! The fun is always in the hunt!
Enjoy Parent's ( and Aunt's ) Weekend! It's such fun to "go back to college"!
sandy

red ticking said...

dont you just love a good old fashioned treasure hunt!??? looks amazing... xx

Lori Miller, Round barn Potting Co. said...

just catching up on some past posts and I had to comment... Love the floor boards OMG

Of course I love the barn itself.... have a thing for them myself, but the floor boards took my breath away.

Evi said...

Laura, was that the barn where we got the dressform when we were up at the lake? That was a really neat place!
Hard to say goodbye to.
Hugs, Evi

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That looks like a great place! I don't mind having to dig a little~I think it's more fun.

Anonymous said...

Where is this Red barn? Thanks :)