The amount of talent in the Gonzales show barn at the Rusted Gingham Barn Sale was beyond impressive. Looking back on the merchandise, the majority of the vendors are actually artisans who creatively repurpose vintage items. It is a miracle they let me in the show because all I do is shop and set up. Take a look at the all the creativity in the barn:
These tin signs from Texas Trash were hot sellers- a lady entered my booth carrying five of them.
Julie from Vintage Soul TX paints pallets and furniture with such skill. She is such a talented designer too, so her space is always inspiring. I first met her at the Junk Salvation show last May and she has really found her niche with painting. Julie, I found a dresser today that I want you to reinvent!
Next up is a glimpse of another great designer, Tiffani from The French Farmhouse.
I first met her at the Barn Sale three years ago when I first went as a shopper.
She convinced me to try the sale as a vendor and I am so glad she did.
Below is a poor quality photo of the dynamic duo, Mickie and Brandy from Accumulations. They had so many awesome smalls and have awesome spaces at Gatherings in Georgetown and the Austin Antique Mall.
I had the pleasure to meet Diane of Shabby Couture Di at this show. I then bought several of her finds at the Marta and Friends show last weekend. She has great treasures!
Next up is my Craigslist friend, Jeanette from Simply J's. She and I met through Craigslist; she emailed me about a piece I had listed and we had good email conversations after realizing we both had antique booths. She planned to come purchase that piece, but in the mean time I listed another one and she inquired about that one too, not knowing that I was the owner of it too. She cleaned out a nice section of my garage and I am so glad I found a new friend and room for new junk because of Jeanette! She had beautiful jewelry and I bought a pair of earrings from her.
Autumn of Take Flyte Farm just hosted her own Barn Sale this weekend and sells her handmade items year-round on Etsy.
I first talked with Lisa from Garden Cat Vintage last year at the Barn Sale, and I was glad to see her awesome vintage goods for sale at this year's show. I can't wait to see pictures of her space from this weekend's Junk Hippy show in Waco.
I wish I could sew. Working with burlap is a battle I lost long ago, but Vintage Trunk has it mastered.
Paper and Lace add a more whimsical and delicate look to the barn.
I am kicking myself for not getting some handmade goods from the sisters at Wool Blossoms and Intertwined.
LaDonna of Jewelry by LaLa does incredible work with metal and leather. I love her jewelry displays with the Izze bottles! Looking forward to getting a few pieces from her at the Vintage in Verdi show next month.
Betsy and Elaine of Sisters' Treasures had some classic Christmas Santas.
Megan from Salvaged had such a fun look with incredible pieces.
She and her mom were my first customers and bought that metal wash stand with the enamel bowl from me before the show. Megan used it to house her delicious smelling and skin softening lavender body scrub. I bought one and LOVE it.
If you are looking for a unique gift, contact Monika from Sweetly Recycled. She cuts discarded wine and liquor bottles and turns them into decorative wind chimes. You can even send her bottles from your favorite winery or a special trip and she can turn them into wind chimes or a cool cut glass vase.
(There were many other awesome vendors whose booths I didn't get pictures of, so my apologies to them.)
What do metal, wood, wool, glass, tin, paper, paint, lace, lavender, and leather have in common? All are materials that innovative Barn Sale artists use to create one of kind handcrafted goods.
There were a few good men helping out in the barn too, but each one of the aforementioned businesses is fueled by women's creativity. What a talented bunch!
Have a chic week,