Shopping with Chickens

Just a quick ‘n’ dirty post to tell you about all the fun I had yesterday attending my first ever barn sale. They weren’t actually selling the barn, lovely as it was. Ekster Antiques fills their amazing historic barn with a mix of antiques and new furnishings and decorations and has a big sale once every few months. I was in as soon as I heard they had brought over multiple containers from Europe! The barn is down a gravel road, and the bucolic scene is complete with chickens and hound dogs moseying around outside. Inside was full of everything – tables, chandeliers, huge leaner mirrors, dishes, accessories, armoires¬† – you name it. One could easily furnish an entire house there in a heartbeat. People were walking out with armloads of lovely things! The pictures below probably don’t do it justice, but hopefully they will give you an idea. If you are in the DC region this weekend, do check it out – they are open all weekend. Would be a great way to finish getting the house ready for the holidays, or find some great gifts you won’t see elsewhere.

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In addition to having a great time, I learned a valuable lesson – chickens are really hard to photograph – they are in constant motion. But I tried:

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The dogs were easier:

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Ekster Antiques, 38532 Pheasant Hill Lane, Hamilton, VA 20158

http://www.eksterantiques.com/

 

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