Wednesday, July 18, 2018

MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale 2018 - The Haul



A quick post to show you "the haul" before I head to work.  I was very disciplined, and only bought items I would be using on a regular basis. In the photo above, I love the two round vases for everyday flowers from the garden. The size is perfect, and two is better than one. The wine chiller will be used next weekend for Joe's retirement party I am hosting for family at my camp. A little MKC in the woods is a nice touch. The ribbon is always a must, and the little hook will be used to hold my sun hat and a tote bag once Joe finishes painting our entry way. And who doesn't need an insulated winner carrier, and only $10 at the barn sale. I bought a few for gifts as well.  The picture frame will be used for a photo from our Northern Italy trip in September. 

 Barn Sale treasures and meeting people that have love and passion for MKC is always the highlight of the MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale. Some of my blog friends have expressed interest in attending in 2019, and I sure hope they do. How long was the line this year? I went on Thursday, arrived at 2 pm and waited for one hour and 10 minutes. We were checked out quickly, just in time for dinner at the Aurora Inn with Sarah and our friend Tami who drove two hours just to meet Sarah and me. 


Love my new vases!

Waiting in a long line was made much more pleasant by Theresa who Joe and I both hit it
off with. Of all the barn sales I have attended, Theresa was our best "line buddy" ever. We hope to keep in touch. 
While I was standing in line, Colleen from the Finger Lakes recognized me from Instagram and introduced herself. Loved meeting Colleen, and we are looking forward to next year's barn sale. 
The furniture tent was about the only quiet area at the barn sale so we decided to relax for a few minutes and someone offered to take our photo. The sunflower chairs are adorable.
Each barn sale, Joe asks me to stand by the pond for the requisite photo after we check out
Another required photo in the frame :-) The MKC photographers are awesome. 
Did I tell you that Sarah came all the way from Austin, TX to the barn sale?
 These fun ladies from down South (I think) were relaxing in the courtyard after the sale, so I plopped down next to them.
Relaxing after dinner with sweet Sarah.
Last year I met the fun (and famous) N'Awlins ladies (Cynthia and her two daughters), and I asked them to give me just some of their stamina. They attend the barn sale all four days, and shop till they drop. They also camped out in their Mardis Gras tent on Wednesday evening so they could get into the barn early on Thursday morning. They were numbers 32-34 (or something like that). Very lovely ladies, and I enjoyed chatting with them again this year. 
A view of Cayuga Lake taken from the E. B. Morgan House.
I met Janice from the blog Figs and Twigs, and we know each other from her floral business in California on Instagram. She is a doll and it was wonderful meeting her. She certainly makes us smile with her beautiful photos. 
Joe at the E.B. Morgan House.




Another fun and memorable Barn Sale! Until next year! Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

21 comments:

  1. How fun for y'all:):) Sarah was such a trooper to go on her own:) Kudos..You all look great anf fun finds..And God bless that Joe of yours.
    Congatulations on his retirement.
    Sunflower chair..you must have:)

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    1. Joe enjoys the barn sale as much as I do :-) If only you could see him at the sale...he goes in a different direction than me, loads up a cart and then finds me. And then puts back 90% of his cart once we converse..LOL. He has not had a day off since he retired in June...so many friends and family members have odd jobs for him. He is building a deck for my sister at the moment.

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  2. Oh my the people you met and their outfits are as much fun to see as your goodies! What a party! I love your requisite photos! You all look fabulous! So glad Sarah could make it too!

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    1. A MKC party it was! So easy to talk to everyone you meet in line, and the outfits were over the top fun! So glad that Sarah was able to make it and cross it off her bucket list.

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  3. I have to admire the camaraderie of the barn sale! What wonderful ladies you've meet and of course I love the photos of you and Joe :) Great looking pieces you bought and the vases are beautiful! I have the same vase only in a yellow/red strip and use mine as a candle holder. Another fun sale and it looks like the weather was great!

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    1. The vase does make a lovely candle holder, and I have the smaller black and white striped ones that I love to use for summer dining alfresco. We sure did have great weather!

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  4. My goodness, that looked like a barrel of fun for sure! I was mesmerized by the store and can't even imagine the barn sale.

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    1. Way too much fun Lea! I enjoy seeing the outfits and the laid back social atmosphere as much as the treasure hunt!

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  5. Great MC choices this year Deb. Looks like you met some fellow bloggers and friends from Instagram. Wow, I know it was fun! How nice you and Sarah got to visit too. I see a lot of creative fashion there too. I love those sunflower chairs. I want to hear about your Italy plans! Have a good day.

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    1. Thanks Emily! I'm starting to get excited about our trip to Italy. We've had such a busy summer that I am just now starting to think about what to bring to Italy, etc. We are going on a tour with Tauck Travel out of CT, so at least I don't have to plan a thing. We are going to Northern Italy for 2.5 weeks. I'll be in touch!

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  6. This is so great. The buzz which surrounds the sale is incredible. I think that's what makes it all seem so worth it. It's the people and the place. Oh yeah, and the merchandise. 😘

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    1. The buzz is incredible! I'm thankful that we are able to go to this wonderful place every July.

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  7. I love your haul, Debbie, and seeing all the people that you met, who enjoy your passion. I'm so glad that you and dear Sarah met up. It's so nice that Joe shares all this with you. He's a gem! I look forward to hearing all about your upcoming trip to Italy!

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  8. Debbie, it was a fantastic week for me, and seeing you and Joe and the others was just the icing on the cake. Tami was such a dear to drive over to meet us for dinner. Speaks volumns about this sweet lady! Like you, meeting new friends in line while waiting was a huge part of the fun. I even made great friends in the check out lines. Never a dull moment. I never felt as if waiting was a drag.
    Love seeing all these great photos. I'm working at getting my photos edited and organized.

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    1. Tami and I worked for the same company over 20 years ago, and our love of MKC is one of our hottest topics of conversation. She has the tote like we have and shares her photos from time to time. She knows you are an avid collector, and was glad she got to know through Facebook. It was time to meet you!

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  9. Ha-ha, looks like you all had a blast! Big smiles:@)

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  10. Such a great post Debbie, I almost feel like I was there!! All the checked outfits are so fun, I had no idea people wore crazy clothes like this, too funny!! Thanks for sharing all the details of your experience, and I can't believe your hubby goes with you, what a great guy!
    Jenna

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    1. It's a MKC fashion show, but in a fun way! Joe had his own shopping basket :-)

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  11. Oh I will know to wear Courtney black and white checked clothing when I get to go some year LOL
    You are lucky lucky shoppers

    I would need a tralier for the furniture I want

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    1. Get your outfit ready! That is half the fun. Even if you don't go, you can hire a personal shopper and show us a picture of you in your outfit on your blog.

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