Thursday, May 26, 2011

Color Inspiration

never be scared of mixing pieces that you love!  I wanted to share with you my mid-century modern nude with my 150 year old posts.

My color inspiration!  

 This is what I love to buy!  No one will ever have another pair of these.  Guilded hives from New Orleans!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Luckett's Spring Market

What a great weekend for the Luckett's spring market!  With all of the rain lately in Northern Va, it sure was nice to have a pretty day!

It was a much different scale from Brimfield, but Great stuff!

I just loved this dresser from Artist Merideth Scott.

Adorable ottoman.  I love the shape and colors!

Beautiful display. This was one of my favorite tent's.  

love this lamp!

Table top accessories really make a difference on a plain table.

Totally rustic....but kinda charming.

Loved this sign!

Ok.  new thing to collect.  I love glass bottle stoppers!

Check out counter made out of books.  

universal stool, perfect height and fun.

This is it from Luckett's Spring Market.

Check out some photo's.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Finally! Brimfield photos uploaded!

Brimfield Antique show was Fantastic!  It was the eye candy that went on for the Willy Wonka of antiques and unique finds.  Each booth was better than the last.
On the first day one we pretty much passed out the minute we got back to the hotel.  The funny fact is that we had only seen one quarter of it all.  

All in all, there were great finds.  Just what we were looking for.... and many things we couldn't resist purchasing!  The good news is that we have some fabulous items for everyone.  We couldn't bring home everything so pictures work really well for memories!

Here are some pictures we want to share with you!

Plenty of Linen's and....

Vintage scrap metal letters

Ball thingies made of glass (no, they aren't watermelons)

even several unexpected items.

Hardware galore.

Rumor has it...Ralph Lauren shops here for his stores.

real architectural corbel's

Love them!  

How about a unusual placemat!

This is the "Queen of Green"  Whimsical, fun artist. She uses recycled paints to use on her canvas.  She really has a great eye for putting her colors together. 

One of our "must have" purchases!  Old church window with original hardware.

Artist and a Gentleman.  Made the below magnifying glasses by hand.

These are the most amazing magnifying glasses, the pictures don't do them justice.  If you look in the Horchow magazine , you are looking at his artwork.

Bottles in every shape and size.

And more hardware.

Doors, doors and more doors.

Amazing clock & cabinet.

Faddy!  Owner of "Faddy's " doughnuts & Ice Cream.  To die for! Wish he would move to Northern Virginia.

Fresh made!  Steph and I ate the first row.

Clocks., Wings.

Ok, these freaked me out a few times over.  But, I wish my kids were this well behaved.

Giddy up.

Our Happy Bottle boy.  bottles are his company.  Trina Lucido (aka Sprinkles) is his Biggest Fan!

This pretty much say's it all!!!    Good by for now!  Next a report on Lucketts's in Leesburg VA.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Welcome to The Barn on Sweetwood!

Introducing Stephanie + Denise and The Barn on Sweetwood!

Stephanie loves working with color and mixing different design styles and eras. She enjoys decorating around a client's favorite standout piece or color. 

Denise has been a decorative painter and faux finisher for 15 years and specializes in murals and giving found furniture new life. Everything's a blank canvas to her! 

We both like to update spaces with unique finds. There's no place we won't go for that ultimate find!

Our first show was at the DC Big Flea. We had such a fantastic, successful show and now we can't wait to invite you to our first barn sale later this Spring.

So welcome to our new blog. We're so excited to share our design vision and awesome finds with you!