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Summer Finds

So often in the game of life we say to ourselves, “Should have, could have, would have.” As in life, we do that on a daily basis here in the barn. So many countless projects, stylized designs and events have gone by unrecorded, for there never seems enough time in our daylight hours to think of and then execute everything that we would like to accomplish. For example, one of these days, we would love to send out images of what you will find here at our sales in the barn BEFORE the actual sale so if you see something that piques your interest, you can come see it in person. This time around, we were unbelievably lucky to have two talented photographers document the product and vignettes at the Summer Preview Party. We would like to share their work with you and give those of you who have not experienced a Life’s Patina Barn Sale yet, a feel for what you are in store for when you walk through the barn doors.  We think they captured it pretty well don’t you?


DSC_0125Apothecary goodies from Zoet Bathletier




DSC_0502Garden inspired treats by Loraine Houston Catering set up on our seasonally themed center farm table
DSC_0110Beautiful jewelry by Elements Jill Schwartz…a favorite Anthropologie jewelry designer
pretty-little-findsOur handpicked treasures





Summer Barn Sale

Our European aesthetic furniture pieces

Summer Barn Sale

Summer Barn Sale

Since these are photographs from the Summer Barn Sale which has passed, much of the merchandise has found new homes in the hands of our wonderful customers. The Summer Sale was also our last large scale sale/show until we open again in September.  The barn will be chock full of new merchandise acquired from our hunting trips this summer and our makeovers that we find we have more time for during the slower summer months. We will be sure to post about our forays and our projects but until then, we are opening one more time…

this Thursday, June 16th from 9 am until 5 pm.

While the artfully vignetted rooms may appear a bit different than some of these photos, there are still plenty of goodies to be found!

Ocean themed hostess gifts for that trip down to the shore…


Fun and funky silver stamped vintage spoons for that friend’s Birthday gift. Attach to a bag of their favorite coffee or tea or drop into a coffee mug and you have an instant gift. (we have those too!)


Summer entertaining supplies…these create beautiful lines on our black board table runners.
IMG_9274Alphabet books for dad for Father’s Day…
IMG_9278and a  so cool vintage Mad Men bar set…sorry! that is just a tease for this one sold within minutes of the opening of our Preview party. We will be on the hunt for another such find this summer!

IMG_9227Heirloom baby blankets that have evoked many a full grown woman to utter that they wish they could get one for themselves.
DSC_0429 You will be certain to find something that you are looking for…
DSC_0435 to help you enjoy the great outdoors…
DSC_0438 to rest and relax and take in the summer scenes…
DSC_0451 and to celebrate all that this summer season has to offer!

We welcome you into the barn this Thursday to take one last peak before the Fall and to take in some unique summer entertaining ideas as well!


Compilation of Photos by:

Emcee Studio Photographie

Carol Ross Photography

Theme Thursday ~ Summer entertaining Ideas and 20% of select summer merchandise

Open 9-5 pm

Click here for more info on this Thursday’s event.

Hope to see you here!





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