I was reading an article in Prairie Style magazine last month and noticed that one of the features was a farm east of Spokane, coincidentally where we were heading shortly. As luck would have it their monthly barn sale fell during our visit. My husband very indulgently drove us out to Past Blessings Farm one morning and sifted through vintage treasures with me.
See, he will not volunteer to go to these things but he has strong opinions about what we buy once we get here. Good collector's taste, that man has. That's between you and I though ok?
Every corner of the farm had some kind of vintage country fun tucked into it. The whole place was feel good cozy and I wish we had been able to hit one of the larger Pickin' on the Prairie events. We managed to make a good little haul regardless. Abbie picked up a ceramic piggy bank and a new bedspread for a song. Ok, for $29 which is pretty much a song. This was awesome since her giant dog jumped into bed with her a while back and they had a good-sized bedspread tear in the resulting settling down.
Every time I think we are going to do something more "sophisticated" at home I find more homespun that somehow just feels like us. This trip was no exception. My only regret was leaving this t-shirt behind. It's available by mail order however. I wonder if my family knows this.....
I truly fell in love with the eastern Washington-northern Idaho area. Beautiful grain fields, rolling hills, and pine forests. And barn sales to boot? Too good to be true.