Tuesday, October 12, 2010

On the Farm...


On Friday evening, I headed over to Na-Da Farm for the most spectacular barn sale!  First off, I have to show you just a few  pictures of Anne Marie's beautiful farm...

Here is a shot looking out from her farm...


Her sweet and gentle white horse...




Another "prairie" shot with Jen looking lovely in her vintage gown...


The very talented Anne Marie and her super sweet daughter...


The entrance to the barn...


...with the most interesting curtains that Anne Marie made, telling the story of Bridgette {Bridgette's Estate was this Fall's theme for the sale}...


And now let's get to the barn shots, right??!...


The ambiance was so very beautiful!  So much to look at and take in...I was on sensory overload!!!  Just so much love and talent went into this sale!  Although the evening lighting in the barn was not ideal for picture taking, you couldn't beat it for the actual experience...lots of candles and white lots everywhere to evoke a magical feeling to the event {the champagne didn't hurt either :)}...








So many interesting elements all mixed together...


The "deconstructed" chair that I thought was so fun...


Angela's gorgeous dried herb bouquets...








Jen's beautiful artwork...





Anne Marie had some really special handmade items that I loved {and bought!}...






I would love to show you even more photos, but I realize this post is getting rather long, so please pop on over to Jen's blog for some additional photos if you'd like to see more!


***On another note, I wanted to also let all of you know that my friend Traci has a super fabulous tutorial up on her blog right now on how to make a blog banner with multiple photos...she has such clear instructions and I know a lot of people would like to do this, but are unsure how...so please head over to her blog and check that out!!!***

And last, but not least...

Fifi has released the cover of her upcoming book, Romantic Prairie Style, due out on April 30, 2011.  And, the exciting news is that my dear friend Maria's home made the cover shot!!!  Woo hoo, I am sooooooo excited for Maria! :))  Take a look...


and here's the back cover of the book...


The book is already available for pre-order on Amazon...click *HERE* to order!



Phew!  I think that's everything for now!  Happy new week to all of you!!!


:) Tracey

56 comments:

Air Kiss said...

I felt so sad I missed out on this sale. Your pictures are fabulous!! I love all your angles and closeup on the details. That clock face candle looks scrumptious.. so do the cute little burlap stockings! I think that is the prettiest ever horse.. wow.. he/she does look soo gentle and spirited. How exciting Maria made the cover! I don't think I've ever seen a full shot of her room - and didn't realize how big and beautiful her windows are!!! Can you say lighting envy?! ;) Gorgeous gorgeous!! I can't wait for the book to come out. Enjoy the sunny day!
:)
Lara

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh my goodness, I have never been to or even seen photos of a sale as amazing as this looks! Just breathtaking!

Beach House Living said...

That sale is amazing.
I love your photos of the white horse especially the first one.

birdie blue said...

beautiful pics! didn't make it to the sale, but i hope to make the next one. the book looks positively beautiful!

have the loveliest of days!
xo
~molly

Dyche Designs said...

The barn sale looked amazing, what a treasure trove.

DustyLu said...

I am so excited for everyone! There is so much positive energy in blogland right now! I am happy for everyone who made it into the book! I love your images of Na Da farm sale! I felt like I was there! Have a great day! lulu

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your pictures are beautiful, Tracey! I'm so happy for Anne Marie that her sell went so well and everything looked so beautiful. She is such a sweetheart and a talented lady!!
I heard about the header tutorial over at Maria's blog and have added it to my favorites, so I can really study it when I have more time. It's so nice of her to do a tutorial for those of us computer illiterates... haha! ;-)
And lastly, WOOOOHOOOO... I'm so excited that Fifi's book is finally available to purchase!! Maria so deserves to be on the cover... congratulations to her!! I can't wait to see your home and so many other blogger friend's homes in this book. :)
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs ~ Jo

Jeni said...

What a gorgeous event in a gorgeous setting. Wish I was there. Love that white horse and everything in the barn. I'm impressed with all the details. You captured them so well!

Congratulations to your friend. How exciting.

It's me said...

I came just from Fifi...so exciting news.....that book.....we have to wait.....but i did not know it was Maria's home on the cover !! great !!!..happy week darling.........love Ria...

Laurie said...

Thank you for the pics of the barn sale... I've been watching all the prep and it was fun to see how it all came together!

Esther@fleurcottage said...

oh! my! goodness!! :)

The Little Red Shop said...

Oh, how lovely, Tracey! What a beautiful way to spend a day!!! Thank you for all of the links too....I'll have to come back and check them out...in the meantime, ya'll have inspired me and I need to go get busy!

I hope that you are having a beautiful week!

: )

Julie M.

Jacqui said...

Oh this post is gorgeous, I have to come back over and over to take it all in!!

songskatesang said...

Oh these pictures are amazing. I love the Madonna and Child. So sweet and lovely.

The sunset and textures! So lovely. Thank you so very much for sharing these with me!

La said...

Thank you for taking me along with you! La

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I'm gasping at every photo. They all put in so much work into this event and it really shows.
xx
Carole

Lynn said...

Tracey
As I am reading your post, I realized I am about 45 minutes away from you. Am in Rochelle, Il with my hubby on wonderful road trip for the last month. We were in Indiana and Michigan last weekend and you are so right, it was beautiful. After taking so many pictures of barns on my travels, how I wish I had been here last weekend and could have seen this awesome event. Your pics are beautiful. Love the curtains she made. I am so in love with the midwest. Am a country girl at heart and am really really not looking forward to going back to "glitzy" sun drenched Florida, with the exception of my family back there of course. What a happy surprise just knowing I am that close to someone I admire and love your blog. Oh yes, your little girl in the Fall walking post is just beautiful.

Privet and Holly said...

Can't believe it's
been almost six months
since I was at the farm...
Your pictures make it
seem like just yesterday,
as there is as much love
and heart in these images
as I witnessed at the last
sale : )! I wonder what
YOU pounced on when you
first arrived ~ you have
a great eye and I LOVE
how decisive you were last
time....especially compared
to me! Jen, A-M and her
daughter and of course the
magic white horse are all
captured here, beautifully,
Tracey!
xx Suzanne

Ashley said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! The first word that comes to mind is MAGICAL! I just absolutely wish I was there. xoxoxo www.1942charm.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

Hi Tracey
everything looks wonderful, wish I could have gone. Just too much going on last weekend.
Your pictures are lovely, as always.'
Blessings
Rebecca

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi Tracey...good lord your pictures are AWESOME..

how inspiring ... what a fabulous array of gorgeous goodies...

Love the cover of the book as well...

TOO much eye candy for me at 11.30 am wednesday morning!!!
& just as I type my latest edition of Jeanne Darc has just arrived from you...thanks heaps again!!~~

xx andrea

Country Dreaming said...

Such great fun!
Everything looks great.
Thanks for the tutorial heads-up.

Melinda

paige said...

tracey, your images are amazing!!!!
i'm so tickled you finally posted.
wow...what an incredible event!
just gorgeous
every thoughtful detail
i'm blown away inspired

fabulous cover on the book!

koralee said...

The barn sale looks amazing..wow...such beauty! Thank you for sharing your photos.

Now you know I will just have to have that lovely book!

Hugs my friend!

chickie said...

As always your photo's are amazing.It's like being right there on the farm.I was at their prior show.It was well worth going to.I just wanted to let you know I wrote a little post of the magazine I ordered from you.Which I absolutely love.It's my way of saying thank-you ! I am going try and keep up with some posts.Please go and take a peek at chickievintagechic.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

I see what you mean by sensory overload! What a great place to spend time, though! Lucky you.

Char said...

Ooooh, I would love to have been there, what fun just looking at all the magic of it all, Char

Heaven's Walk - said...

What a wonderful sale, Tracey! An awesome place! Incredibly inspiring!! You must'ave had a blast there! Barn sale envy.....!!!!

Thanks for sharing your fun day with us and for introducing me to Anne Marie! :)

xoxo laurie

All That Jazz said...

Your pictures of the barn sale are beautiful! Being a horsey girl, I am especially a fan of the horse ones, hee hee! ;-) The merchandise at that sale was so creatively displayed, it must have taken so much time to put it together! Pure talent and inspiration.
Thanks for sharing!
~michelle~

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Such fantastic pics, Tracey!

And speaking of, that's one super cute pic of YOU over on Jen's blog. :-)

Big hugs,
Anne

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Very pretty pictures Tracey! You captured so many wonderful elements of the barn sale...it all looks amazing. Wish I could've seen it in person :)

Robynne's Nest said...

Lovely images from the barn sale, thankyou. I visited anthropologie in London yesterday and I am now fired up to get creating for xmas.

Jacqueline said...

Dear Tracey,
WOW....it all looks so beautiful and I wish that I lived near so that I could go.....living in the same country would help !!
It must have had so much work go into it and I'm so happy that it was a great success.
I shall be checking out all of the other things that you have told us about.
Happy wednesday Tracey. XXXX

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Wow what a fabulous barn sale. The details are amazing!!!

Leah C said...

Wow!! Definitely some "sensory overload" going on over here:) Love, love your photos...the barn sale looks amazing! Oh, and I'm going to put that book on my "wish list" {congrats to Maria!}.

Servies en Brocante said...

i love the mood that hangs around in the barn.. and the lamp waaaauw its so gorgeous!!

Mel said...

Oh Tracey! Your photos are stunning. I am praying to make it this spring... we will see...lovely lovely lovely photos.

Chrissy said...

Hi Tracey...well it looks like you had a ball...and who wouldn't!! Love all the little things...they are what I would have bought..anyway great post!! x0

Lisa said...

I Love the curtains... wouldn't that be fun for a bridal or baby shower!!! What a wonderful time you had... I am envious!!!

Simply Me Art said...

Well this Farm and Sale look like a Little Piece of Heaven. Sigh, Jealous. Gorgeous Pictures, just so Pretty. Happy Wednesday. Jamie

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Tracey,
This sale looked absolutely fabulous!! I so wish I lived closer so I could have attended!
I have to just tell you that I loved the way you did your son's room in a few post's back, it's so charming!! This is how I've been wanting my boy's room, thanks so much for the inspiration!!
Have a lovely day!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Pudel-design said...

That is so pretty!
Love your Blog!
By the way I`m your new follower!:)
Lovely greetings...

Jenny @ baileyandme2.com said...

so pretty.
so pretty.
so pretty.
thanks for taking the time to feed us our eye candy today!
loved it as always...
~jenny

Lisa said...

You always amaze me, thanks so much! It's all so beautiful.

Lisa

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

thank you for sharing your fabulous photos of the Barn sale ~ looks like a Treasure trove of beautiful wares.
Beautiful farm photos too, with the horse.
The book looks delightful.

Enjoy the rest of the week
Hugs
Carolyn

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Looks like an amazing sale, Tracey. I see so much great stuff there, but I get the impression that the atmosphere there was quite special. p.s. can't wait to get Fifi's book!

Barbara said...

Were you having a conversation with that horse? He seems pretty interested!

I'm thinking about all the things I could do with that old wing chair! Barn sales are great, thanks for taking us there. Fun photos, Tracey.

Christine said...

The curtains in that barn are fabulous! Looks like that was a fun party

abby jenkins said...

WOW There should be a book on that barn sale! Fabu!

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear Tracey,
what a beautiful photo from Anne Marie!
All your images are so wonderful!
I have to buy the book after publication.

Have a great weekend,

Big Hugs,
Yvonne

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Tracey,

I just got caught up on your blog and loved it. Loved that Na Da tour!



Tootles,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Lissa said...

your photos are amazing. You're so lucky you got to go! congrats again on the book!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

oh Tracey I am loving all those photos, wish I could have gone along with you but I sort of have by your blog :0)
Alicia xx

vicki archer said...

Thank you for the gorgeous photos of the barn sale.....Of course I am far far way and couldn't possibly see for myself but these are the next best thing....xv

Kim Klassen said...

Tracey
i can't stand all the beauty...lol...

it's to much....and the new book ...wow... how exciting.. to be included Marie... definitely need to get a copy.

thanks for sharing..

always..xxo,

Counting Your Blessings said...

Tracey, your photos are gorgeous! I'm so glad we met and I hope we'll have lots more Na-Da sales to photograph.

Blessings... Polly