Barn House Flea Market: Shopping, Bake-Off, Chili & Fun!

Oh wow, where do I begin?  I had a wonderful time at the Barn House Flea Market over the weekend!  I’ll be doing a series about organizing with found items, but for now here’s some highlights of the event.

Krista Colvin, my BlogTalkRadio show co-host invited myself and a couple of her friends to come along to this even.  Boy, I am sure glad you did, sistah!  Krista was a judge in the sweets bake off and I was judging the chili cook-off.  Yum!  This candid shot is the judges getting their plates.  Krista is on the right and Tracey Buxton of Notes from A Cottage Industry is on the left.

Krista Colvin & Tracey Buxton

This is what they were judging, the poor things.  (Tracey posted some gorgeous shots of the full desserts here.)

Bake-Off Sweets

We did a little shopping (more on that later) and then it was time for the chili cook-off:

Chili Cookoff

There were some great entries including ingredients like chocolate and smoked pork.  Yum!  I was really asking one of the Barn House Boys about his secret here…. It was delicious and even went back for seconds!

Chili at Barn House Flea Market

I also got a quick shot with Tracey since she was headed back out of town.  It was so great to meet her!

Tracey Buxton & Brandie Kajino

After all that food, fun and shopping we were lucky enough to get a private tour of the house on the property.  Krista and I have decided that we’d like to be boarders!   This is a the entrance to the garden…

Barn House Garden

I love this idea of using a large wardrobe with baskets and fun accessories in side.  This is the bathroom, don’t you love it?  I could curl up in that chair and read for hours…

Barn House Bathroom

The living room was also to die for, such a warm and welcoming space without being fussy.  Love that!

Barn House Living Room

Best of all?  I walked away with some great stuff like this fabulously stylish chair and the vintage phone dial below from the sale!  The chair is going right in the corner of my office in my soon-to-be coffee/reading area in my home office.  I am totally in LOVE with it and plan to reupholster it at a later date…. or not.   🙂  (Thanks Lynne!)

my new vintage chair

Seriously, how cute is this phone dial?  Queen of Tarte had it in her booth, and had some great ideas about using it as an ornament.  I even thought I might be able to use it as a photo frame.  Fun!

vintage phone dial

I for one can’t wait for the next Barn Sale in August!

Like what you see?  Check out the links below for more info, photos and the fabulous vendors at the event.  ( And cross your fingers that we’ll get to see some more recipes… *hint hint* )

Barn House Vintage Home & Garden (the hosts of the event + peach cobbler bakers + chili makers)

Notes From a Cottage Industry

Krista’s Organize In Style Blog

Queen of Tarte

Antie Joy (posted her poppyseed Cake Recipe!)

The Silly Bear

Little Byrd

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3 thoughts on “Barn House Flea Market: Shopping, Bake-Off, Chili & Fun!”

  1. really i could have just moved right on in to that beautiful farm house… tempting to leave the kids + hubby in the burbs and go rural- does starbucks deliver?

  2. You are NOT kiddin! I love that house, and I’m sad I didn’t get a picture of the very cool firepit outside. I think I’ve talked my husband into carving one out in our own backyard in the burbs. 🙂

  3. Hey Brandi! Thank you for the lovely blog on our little flea mkt. It was great having you out and we really appreciate you being a judge, not to mention loving the Barn House entry for the Chili Cook-Off!!! :o) Thanks for everything and hope to see you again soon!!

    Joe and Jermonne
    The Boys of Barn House

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