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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Visiting the Crazy Eight Barn

 A friend and I went "Daytripping" a few weeks ago.
It was a beautiful bright sunny day.
The company was just as lovely.
This shop has two painted barn quilts, that are part of the Barn Quilt Trail.
This quilt is called the "Dakota Star" in honour of the original owners moving
to the Dakotas where they saw octagon barns,
 and moving back to Southern Ontario,
decided to build one.
This quilt is called the "Evening Star"
Lots of country feel before you even get inside.
Love the old washtub used as a planter.
And a sweet welcome sign painted on a hinged door.
The first floor of the shop.
Aren't these lacy lamp shades so pretty?!
It gives me an idea that I want to try.
If it works, I'll share it.
They sell Miss Mustard Seed paint and offer classes as well.
And Fusion paint.
I haven't used this yet.
It's on my "to do" list.
The progression of the round barn.
The story and pictures was played on a small TV for those interested in the details.
I found it very interesting and such a cool idea for a shop.
The second floor has a small café,
as well as more shopping.
These are the stairs that take you to the café.
A beautiful winding staircase.
The only thing is, you couldn't bring a buggy or wheelchair up.
More goodies upstairs.
I like the sign, "Life is good at the Farm".
Some of the items in this shop are made by local artisans.
You can see the café in the foreground.
We had the bean soup.
It was sweet and sour pork 'n bean soup.
I didn't even think to take a picture.
I started eating and didn't stop until the last drop.
We shared a piece of rhubarb pie with ice cream too.
It's a good thing I don't live nearby.
How much more country can you get than this?
This is the view looking up from our table.
Going down the stairs.
It was hard to keep my toes out of the picture.
There are beautiful shrubs and flowers all around the property.
We had a great day.
We stopped at some antique shops along the way.
We stopped at one of the many roadside markets along the way for some fruit.
I had to post one more summer piece.
I hope you enjoyed the shop as much as we did.
I'm not a huge Fall decorator.
I like to spend all my decorating energies on Christmas.
Hopefully I can get to a bit of Fall decorating soon.
So stay tuned!
Have a blessed day!
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  1. This looks like a place that I would thoroughly enjoy visiting! Thanks for the tour :)

  2. Hi Diane! So nice to have a visit and comment from you! I know I would enjoy a visit like this to the barn too. Those are great lamp shades! Still feels like summer here. Can't believe it's October! I hope you are enjoying fall!

  3. What a fun place to visit and shop! Looked like they had a lot of nice things. I love shops that also have a restaurant in them too.

  4. Diane, what a fun place! So fun to go day tripping, (or gallivanting) as I call it; with friends. I did that with 2 of my friends on Tues. We ended up being gone all day long. I haven't tried either of those paints. I've used Annie Sloan, but want to try Miss Mustard Seed. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  6. What a fun outing! I love anything country, it has such a homey fill, doesn't it?! Thanks for taking me on a tour...how lovely!!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Hugs, Amy


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