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Ekster May Barn Sale

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This weekend  my friend Cindy and I were able to drive down to Virginia and check out the amazing Ekster monthly barn sale.  I’ve been a big fan  for years, following the shop from their locations in Leesburg, VA to Brunswick, MD and then back to Leesburg.  ekster may barn sale 2011 022When Caroline, Ekster’s creator, decided to close down her storefront I was truly heartbroken.  Thankfully the antiquing Gods are smiling down upon us out East, and Ekster is now holding barn sales on their property just outside Leesburg, VA.  This heaven on earth, featured in the recently published book  Romantic Prarie Style by Fifi O’Neil in the as well as issues of  Country Living and Country Home magazines, is even more beautiful in person.  In addition to the main barn, 3 additional barns/outbuildings are packed full of goodies Caroline and her charming hubby have found in their travels to Europe and elsewhere.  Here’s a bit of eye candy from our shopping adventure. ekster may barn sale 2011 005 crop

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Ekster will be set up at the 12th Annual Lucketts Spring Market next weekend (May 21-22), so we will have a second chance at any goodies we weren’t able to fit in the car today.  This time out Cindy and I settled for some fabulous ironstone bowls and a funky silver-plated ladle.  We showed incredible restraint, all things considered, but with the treasures of the Lucketts Spring Market Shimmering in the very near future, we wanted to be sure we had $$ left for that!

birthday gift from Cindy

birthday gift from Cindy

There’s really something special about spending the day with a friend who totally “gets” you  Thanks, Cindy for the lovely gifts and a day of wonderful adventures!   Rest up for next weekend, dearie!!

1 comment to Ekster May Barn Sale

  • Happy Birthday, Sue,
    What will we do without Silver Bella? I am sad. This looks like a grand place…we only have Junk Bonanza! A Happy Birthday to you…whenever it was! I hope you got a treat at this sale for your birthday!
    Hugs,
    Suz

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