Sunday, July 19, 2015

MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale 2015

Janine and I got to Aurora, NY for the annual MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale at 7:30 am….

…this was the line in front of us..

..and behind us…

BUT, WHAT?  We got in the first round @ 8:00!!

I found Justin, the cutest salesman from the NYC store, that I met last weekend in Manhattan.  Justin has been following the Tales of the Traveling Tote series (the next post will be at the end of the month):

It was HOT, HOT and Humid in the tent, but we managed to find some great deals...

…which filled up the back of my SUV...

…as well as the back seat:

The courtyard had the loveliest tiered urn, overflowing with flowers and greens:

…and here is a clever idea: a potted plant attached to a birch log, stuck into a flower pot (a very expensive flower pot!!)

On the way home we stopped at The Apple Station Winery in Union Springs.  The Finger Lakes Region is loaded with wineries!

The apples are already HUGE!

The grounds were lovely:

Our next stop was Stella Maris Retreat Center in Skaneateles…the Sisters of St Francis are selling the huge mansion on the Lake and EVERYTHING was for sale!  I bought a small rolling table for crafting.  Janine was too busy flirting with the policeman:

We had lunch at Blue Water Grill and then stopped at the Patisserie….

…for an eclair - YUM!

Here are my favorite treasures from the Barn Sale, a wristlet and a bracelet:

I was also fortunate enough to be able to buy a few more treasures.  It's always a fun event, somewhat overwhelming and I try to stick to my wish list!  If you get the chance to come to Aurora next summer, hopefully you can make it to the Barn Sale!

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  1. Oh you lucky lady. I would kill to go to that but unfortunately living on the West Coast is not doable.
    Sounds like you really had a terrific day. Thanks for sharing all the pretties.

  2. You and Miss Kenzie will be the talk of the Traveling Totes gang with your new wristlet and that fabulous bracelet. Glad you had a super fun day!

  3. How neat that you found Justin from the NYC store, and that he has been following the Tales of the Traveling Tote series. Enjoy all your treasures!

  4. Hello, and I enjoyed your trip post. I have a couple of items that I'd like to send you to "MC check" paint for me, when you have time. Just email me to let me know when to send Thanks, Vicki in Louisville KY

  5. How much fun....I can't believe it's been three years since my daughter and I went to the Barn Sale. We enjoyed Aurora and the road trip getting there so much! :)

    Fun photos and post.....y'all had fun I can tell!


  6. ooo, girl, what a time that must have been...I would have been hyperventilating, peeing, throwing up and buying, probably all at the same time. glad you had such a great time and was able to buy some treasures....

  7. Patti, your barn sale trip looked to be a fun-filled day. I would have such a hard time curbing my enthusiasm! But I gotta tell ya, that sale at the sisters' retreat sounds just as fabulous! Looking forward to your next installment of the TT and excited to joint he fun! :)
    Rita C at Panoply


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