Thursday, August 26, 2010

[ rummaging around the barn ]

ONE OF MY favourite places to stop when out for a drive is The Antique Barn on Hwy 118 near Port Carling, Ontario. It's a huge red barn just off the highway filled upstairs and down with all kinds of interesting pieces, many salvaged from original Muskoka summer cottages. It has recently been purchased by a new owner who has also been doing a fair bit of travelling in France and has started to bring in some gorgeous French antiques. Whether your style is casual rustic cottage or more refined, it's an absolute treasure trove of finds.

My great find from The Antique Barn is the rustic white cabinet that came from an old Muskoka cottage. I placed it in my living room to hold my $18 brass lamp I got at an auction a few years ago. I love how primitive it looks with its wonky top, original worn paint and old latches.



Angela said...

Love the chest with the blankets in it!

annechovie said...

Great finds, Lisa! xx

Diana said...

Great finds! I also love that chest with blankets in it. That place could be so much trouble for me!

Your white cabinet looks so perfect with that white lampshade and vase. Very serene!

Beach Vintage said...

I just love the sound of it....Big Red Barn, and it looks filled with treasures.

Rai McGarr said...

Small World!! I stumbled upon your blog, scrolled down a bit, then BAM - the red antique barn i have the pleasure of seeing out my cottage window! It definitely is a place of treasures, we too have found some great pieces in there. Your blog is just lovely, and I am excited to take a look at your handbags! I am so happy to have found you.

Rai xo.


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