The Strawberry Patch Barn Sale (Spring)

Hey, friends! Hope you’re ready for another little adventure. This time, the location is Hartsville, Tennessee at the Strawberry Patch Barn Sale.

Let me set the scene for you:

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Sigh. Isn’t it beautiful? Mr. S would declare the land “God’s country” and mean it. If you’re not in Tennessee as you read this, it’s crucial that you click on over to this track to set the mood.

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We could sing love songs to Tennessee all day together if you’d like to. I might need to write a separate post just to thank the Lord for the fireflies (lightning bugs), sweet tea, and irises around here.

Anyhow, apart from a wonderful location, the Strawberry Patch Barn Sale features carefully-selected vendors who artfully re-invent vintage finds and make things from scratch. 🙂 I was invited to tag along with a precious co-worker, her husband, and their friends as they explored the sale.

Between good company, gorgeous weather home decor “eye candy”, and a shrimp po’ boy from Fried Green Tomato, I can’t complain about my Saturday.

Without further ado, I’ll share some favorites from the day.

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I seriously considered taking this hutch home with me. IMG_1987 IMG_2001

This was painted by Southern Honey Workshop with their own line of Chalk Paint (Chawk Paint, I think). IMG_1998 IMG_1993

See the trio of lamps on the right side of these lamps from Barn Junk? You might see two of them again… IMG_1999 IMG_2028 IMG_1996 IMG_1997 IMG_2033

You may not know that the hymn “It is Well with My Soul” was written after composer Horatio Spafford’s family endured a series of horrifying tragedies. A fire had destroyed his financial investments, his child had died of Scarlet Fever, and his wife and four surviving children had lost their lives in a shipwreck (all in terrible succession). Yet, he wrote,

“When sorrows like sea billows roll, 
Whatever my lot,
Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, 
With my soul”

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Genius sales pitch, really. Monogramming goes over well here. 🙂 IMG_2003IMG_2005 IMG_2010 IMG_2009

Looks like I accidentally got my outfit in this photo. 🙂 IMG_2008 IMG_2006IMG_2012IMG_2013IMG_2015IMG_2016

Chippy goodness and stripey fabric. IMG_2023

Mr. S would have loved this map if he were able to come along.IMG_2022

Cuff bracelets galore.
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Beautiful handmade pottery by a local artisan who I believe is named “Evelyn White.” IMG_2018IMG_2024IMG_2025

I confess that I couldn’t resist picking this flute up out of its case a playing it for a moment. IMG_2026IMG_2027IMG_2039

Remember how I said those lamps would show up again? They came home with me! 🙂

Thanks for coming by! For the vendor list, click here.

 

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