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!