Friday, July 18, 2008

1 of My Five Favorite Things

You all know Kathy? Well, sweet Miss Kathy tagged me the other day with the MEME: List 5 of your favorite things. What I decided to do is to have 5 individual posts to tell a story about my 5 favorite things. Today's post is about one of my favorite places to shop.
Like farm fresh produce? I do!
Like antiques and collectibles? Me, too!
Want to know a great place to go for a "one stop shop" for both?

Some of you locals (huh Jean?) will recognize this place. It is called
The Barn and is located at
25015 Hwy 120
Escalon, CA. 95320
The Barn is owned and operated by Tom and Denise, who have lovingly spruced this awesome old barn up and opened their big barn doors up right before Christmas of 2007. Tom and Denise are as sweet as pie and just so easy to talk to and we just feel like we have known them for a lifetime! Denise is also an Interior Designer and has wonderful antiques and decorating accessories spread throughout.
Ok, come along.....let's go for a walk.

A lovely set of chairs that have a nice rustic patina (they are new).
Love this old "All" soap pail! Anyone remember these?

Ok, I told you there were some wonderful old pieces - with a few new ones tucked in here and there - so walk over here....

An old plate rack that looks great against the rustic interior walls of the barn.
Stacked suitcases remind me of Kim's travel room. She has the old vintage ones stacked on top of an armoire.
A wonderful old pine sleigh bed.
A beautiful window silhouette.
I L-O-V-E this old pine hutch! Check out the carved birds at the top and the detailed cornice piece. They just don't make 'em like they used to.

This white piece is a fabulous Eastlake dresser that Denise recently painted white and is ordering the old tear-drop handles to add to the drawers. ...I am in love with this one!!!....
Great old chrome dinette piece with that awesome aqua and yellow mix.
Darling drop leaf table...
...and cute vignettes of sweet things for sale.
My favorite pictures are the vintage ones of children. These two are sweet!
The one of the little boy is dated 1909.

Love this arrangement of a ceramic chicken/chicks that is displayed in a vintage gym locker basket. I can think of several blog friends who would like these!! You all know who you are!
One of Tom and Denise's customers made this banner for them.

Ok, I mentioned you can buy fresh produce, but there are also assortments of dried nuts. Our Central Valley is well known for having an abundance of almond orchards.
Was-up? Some hot Wasabi peas!!
Plump juicy cherries. They are some of the best I have ever had, too.
When it is hot outside, I mosey over for something cold to whet my whistle!

Here is Lily, the adopted Dove. Denise said that when they were working on the place, Lily flew inside one day. Denise gently placed her back outside, but determined Lily flew back in. So home it is for the little Lily girl. She is very social and gets plently of attention from the customers. Now she just needs a Leopold to keep her company!
Ok, more looking around for us....
Wonderful old ironing boards - and look, there is one for the kids!!!
Who does this remind you of? I know someone who loves vintage camping trailers!
If I had room in my kitchen, this old table would be home with me. Hmmm...or maybe it would be perfect in a living room.....hmmmmmmmm......
You want to know another reason that The Barn is on my list of five favorite things? Yup, cause Tom and Denise invite the little Duhgall P. in for a visit. They even have a water dish outside for their thirsty four legged friends.
If ever in this neck of the woods, stop by and say hello to two of the sweetest Barn owners I've ever known, well second to my uncle who owned a dairy. :0)
Happy Trails...


Miss Jean said...

Becky is right. This is such a wonderful place to stop by, shop and visit. I was there today and Denise offered to wash a customers fruit for them as they were traveling. Where do you get attention like that? Denise and Tom have losts of plans up their little sleeves for improving the location, but that's another blog down the road. If you're going to be in my little town let me know. I'll call Becky and we will wonder over, sit a spell and visit with you while we eat the most luscious fresh fruit imaginable!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Oh my goodness so much eye candy in this post. I saw lots in there that would have been hard to pass up, LOL. That little Doogs sure looks cute and how can you not love a place that loves dogs :). Have a great weekend

Lisa said...

I would absolutely love this place. It looks like an amazing place I could spend lots and lots of time in. This was fun, looking forward to our next shopping trip! Be sure to bring Doogs.

MyJourneyBack said...

What an amazing place to visit. And Duhgall friendly is even better.
I love your blog and would love to invite my friends over to visit you tomorrow and meet Duhgall. My dog Daisy writes on Sat. about her friends and she would so love to be Duhgall's new friend.
Come visit us every Sat. to meet a new doggie friend. I loved this post. We will definately be back.
Sherry and Daisy

Merrie said...

I love your doggie; he is a doll. And I wish I were near enough to visit; that is a super shop for sure! Merrie

Mary Isabella said...

I like this place. Some many beautiful things. It is so awesome!!!!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

oh this looks like my kind of place! I think I'm on the wrong coast though!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, the best product of all is sweet little Doogs! I'll offer full price for that cutey!

Oh, and how did I miss your red white and blue decorations! It looked so cute around there. And your walk by? I hope you'll link that one up the next time we do a drive by post!

happy weekend!


Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Thank you for delighting us with such beautiful photos!
How nice to have a shop like that at your door step.
Full of beautiful treasures and with nice genuine owners!
Have a lovely weekend!
Kisses Kisses

Kathleen Grace said...

I was able to find five favorite things just in this post!The hutch with the birds, the camper birdhouse, the old green table, dark cherries and wasabi peas! It looks like a great load of fun at the Barn! I can see why it would be one of your favorite things.

Shelley said...

Becky, what a wonderful place to visit. Thanks so much for sharing....


Ashley Winters said...

The shop reminds me of Pennsylvania, my home state, where we have many neat shops the like this one.

Heidi Ann said...

Boy, did I ever love this post!! And it's actually a place I can probably get to some day. I sure see some things I'd love to have. Great pictures, Becky!

Darlene said...

That looks like the neatest place. I enjoyed your photo tour. I love roaming through places like that. Thanks for showing us. Have a great weekend!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Tom and Denise have a wonderful store. What a great idea to mix yummy fresh produce, great new items, and beautiful antiques. It's no wonder this is one of your favorite things!
Patricia :o)

Jean said...

What a great place to visit.How could it be any better, food, and lots of treasures, good people and dog friendly. I wish we had a place like that here in Roanoke. What a treat that would be. You have a great weekend and Maggie Mae said to tell Duhgall have a fun weekend too. Jean in Virginia

FourSistersInACottage said...

Hi My Sweet Becky!!!
Finally stealing time to catch up with your blog and I am loving ALL OF IT!!! I cannot believe it's already been a year since your beautiful hoome was in the cottage of the month, where did that time go????
I love ya bunches and hope to talk soon, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Lallee said...

Now that is my kind of idea of one stop shopping! I could come home with fresh produce AND an antique? Come on! Of course I'd be broke in a month probably. I loved everything, but the red top fold down table caught my eye. I have one of those on loan to someone. I love the red top so I may have to wrangle it back if I can think where to put it--maybe the studio. Thank you for the tour, Miss Becky. Can't wait to see what you love #2.


Linda said...

Becky, this is a wonderful place! I see just so many wonderful treasures. Carl is looking at the map right now. I see a day trip in our future...yippee. I loved seeing your first favorite. Hugs, Linda

p.s. Found it on the map...we'll be going soon:). L

Cowboys & Custard said...

I wish you wouldn't show me places like this Becky.. they look like my kind of heaven and it is just too far for my wings to fly over there...

Just to let you know that Henny Penny is doing well and is great friends with Pickles these days!

Michele xxx

Audrey said...

Ok...where on earth is Escalon? I've lived in CA almost my entire life and thought I knew every city. Now I'm stumped.

Your photos are great. I would love this shop.

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What a fab place! I'd spend way to much there I'm sure~

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! Escalon is not too far for a drive from me. I will have to make that a destination some time! It looks like a lot of fun!

quiltingnana said...

the Barn looks like a fabulous place. I especially like the white plate rack...I have been looking for something like that to display my teacups...too bad I am so far away!

Rue said...

Hi Becky :)

What a wonderful place!! Lily stole my heart too :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Becky. Thank you so much for such a wonderful walk through our barn. Since before we opened the doors, we knew we had been blessed with a magical place. When we needed help or equiptment of some sort it would literally show up the next day. When things like that kept happening, we knew we were on the right track. Our highest priorty was to create an atmosphere where people would be comfortable and just want to "hang out". So far it's working (so says Lily)! We offer some of the best local produce our farmers have to offer and we are proud and honored to support them. We are so fortunate to meet people from all over the world traveling to Yosemite. We are also pleased to be meeting local friends like sweet Becky and Doogs. Thanks for your beautiful pictures and kind comments from all of you. Hope to see you at The Barn! Denise (Barn Goddess)

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a great shop. I bet you could spend lots of time in there. But, any store that lets me bring my dog in is a store I would go to often.


Bettsi said...

Gosh, you know what it reminds me of? Remember when the Nut Tree was in it's original form? Wasn't that a great place? This is like "Nut Tree for the new millenium". I really need to go!