Happy Tuesday! I am still stuffy and sneezy over here, but I have a lot to share this week. Can’t stop, won’t stop. We have an exciting weekend ahead for our Sweet Clover May barn sale so I wanted to take the chance to tell you about it as well as share some photos of some areas that are currently styled and ready. Just down the street from us, the Lucketts Spring Antique Market will be going on Friday through Sunday. Last year we were a vendor there but this year decided to lighten our load and just be open since we’re right on the way there. We’ve added a bonus day of shopping on Thursday for those vendors and travelers who are on their way and looking for something to do! We’re also working with Chartreuse & Co in adding an extra day of shopping so make sure you hit us up as well as Chartreuse & Co; they’re hosting a special Art in the Barn event all you art lovers won’t want to miss! And if all that excitement isn’t enough for you, my friend and author, Amy Renea, will be with us at Sweet Clover Saturday signing her new book, Crafting with Nature. So if you are anywhere in or close to the DC/MD/VA area, hop in your
car truck U-haul and head our way. And if that doesn’t work for you, how about a little eye candy to lure you in…
In the very front of the barn, Sarah and I brought in some soft coastal colors. We found the painting and worked with the colors it featured to bring together this vignette.This dresser resides in the same area just opposite the white one. It’s a combination of Amy Howard paints- a base of Barefoot in the Grass, cracked patina, and a top coat of Nottaway. I’ll share a tutorial n it soon but I love the way the mint peeks from under the chippy blue finish.We also created a palm leaf wall to create a tropical and beach inspired backdrop. I shared on Friday that we had found some great palm leaves at a great price and some of you wondered what the plan was. Well… here it is! We think this would make an excellent photo backdrop and might be doing that at June’s sale because it’s too fun to get rid of after just one sale.This coastal blue dresser is the first thing customers see when they walk in the door. We’ve staged it with most of the colors in our area this month to set the mood. Also, Sarah and I really like blue.This little vignette with the rattan love seat is a favorite of mine. I can just picture it on a sunporch.Don’t mind the dead carnations… they’re being replaced on Wednesday before the sale. 😉 We also have a pair of gorgeous bamboo nightstands that Sarah Dorsey refinished. They would be so great on either side of a bed. I found that vase and just love the colors in it… pastels are singing to me at the moment.I know I have shown you a lot of our own spaces in the front of the store, but that’s because many of the vendors
aren’t quite finished haven’t started setting up. But I do have some photos to share from their spaces.
My absolute favorite display in the barn at the moment (aside from the epic palm wall, I say as I pat my own back) is this branch and macrame planter hanging that The Mill created. I want to take home the entire display and hang it over my porch table and string some lights from it!Michelle of Antica Market has been working to get our cottage prepared and she’s going with a New England coastal look… check out this dresser she created.J Marsteller Designs always has some unique finds and I love the shape of these brass candlesticks. I mean, you can never have enough brass candlesticks. Check out both Kyla and Shelley for inspiration on that.
The ladies of Reclaimed make the coolest salvaged parts signs. I love the colors and the sentiment on this one. Oh, and the driftwood.And if vintage isn’t your thing, but you are utterly dragged to Sweet Clover, there are some beautiful horses grazing in the fields surrounding our barn.And of course don’t forget Saturday only we’ll have Amy Renea signing her book. She’s just the sweetest- you won’t want to miss it.
I’ll be there Thursday through Saturday and hope to see you if you are local. And before then I will be there cleaning, staging more, pricing, putting signs up, and all in all just getting ready for a killer weekend. Cheers!