Thursday, February 24, 2011

Barn Sale Weekend is Here!

It's barn sale time! We'l be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - February 25-27 - from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. We hope you can make it! We've filled the barn full of fantastic finds!

Just a last-minute update.... raining big time, so there will be lots of mud, also limited parking, so I would highly recommend coming out a little later today or tomorrow. There is plenty of stuff and with too many people in the barn, it is going to be hard to move around..... call me, if you want a status 540-454-2944.

Just a few reminders:
  • We accept cash and checks only.
  • Dress warmly & wear layers - it might be cold and rainy on Friday morning.
  • Wear boots/comfortable shoes because it might will be muddy!
  • If you see something you like AND are sure you want it, pull the tag! If you are not sure, please do not take the tag off so other people get a chance to buy it. 
  • Bring measurements of the spaces you're trying to fill in your home and a tape measure to use when you're shopping. 
  • Ask about delivery services and rates.
  • Have fun!
Need Details About Our Barn Sale
Get map and directions »
See preview photos »

Don't forget the Barn Sale Crawl!
We were recently featured in a Washington Post article about local barn sales. See the "Find a Barn Sale" section for maps and details about the other three barns that will be open this weekend too!
Read the article: Old barns become new upscale home-furnishing stores »

Local Info:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Almost Time!

Here are a few more pictures of the cool stuff we have for the barn sale!




















Sale starts on Friday, February 25 at 10:00 am.
Get more details about the Ekster Antiques barn sale »

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Feeling Adventurous?

As you may know, our barn sale event is this weekend!!!
If you are coming out for our sale, then why not make your visit part of a day trip! Not familiar with Loudoun County? Then get out the GPS and maps …and get ready for an adventure! Not only are there lots of great places to go for lunch and dinner in the area but we are also located in wine country (wine tasting, anyone?) and surrounded by historical attractions (gotta keep the husbands happy)!
 
Here’s some of our favorite restaurants:
The Wine Kitchen in downtown Leesburg:
http://www.thewinekitchen.com/

Lightfoot in downtown Leesburg:
http://lightfootrestaurant.com/

Tuscarora Mill in downtown Leesburg
:
http://www.tuskies.com/

Magnolia’s at the Mill in Purcellville:
http://www.magnoliasmill.com/

Wineries & Vineyards:
Here’s a great tour guide of Loudoun Country vineyards, wineries, destination restaurants, and more! Note: we are located right in the heart of the “Waterford” wine cluster and there are some vineyards close to us.  You can find lots of info and maps here:
http://www.ntwodesign.com/publications/visitloudoun/touring-guide.html

More Local Attractions & Activities:
Here’s a great website with Loudoun County attractions and other things to do:
http://www.visitloudoun.org/

Don't forget the Barn Sale Crawl!
We were recently featured in a Washington Post article about local barn sales. See the "Find a Barn Sale" section for maps and details about the other three barns that will be open this weekend too!
Old barns become new upscale home-furnishing stores » 

Need Details About Our Barn Sale?
We'll be open February 25-27 from 10-5. Get directions and map »

Monday, February 21, 2011

Countdown til Barn Sale

Wow...just a few more days until the barn sale!!!! It starts this Friday! I'm working harder than ever getting the barn ready!




Sale will be held February 25-27 from 10:00 am -5:00 pm! Be prepared to wear boots because it could be muddy! Lots more info to come the next few days!!!! Get directions and map »

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More Barn Sale Preview Photos

Just about one more week until the barn sale! Here's some more preview photos!

















The barn sale will be held February 25-27, 2011 from 10-5 daily in Hamilton, Virginia which is located right outside of Leesburg. We'll have lots more to share with you about the sale during the next week! Get more details about the Ekster Antiques barn sale »

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thanks Everyone!

Wow...yesterday was so exciting! Thanks everyone! 
In case you missed it, Ekster Antiques was included in a great article about local barn sales in the Washington Post! Here's the article in case you missed it:
Old barns become new upscale home-furnishing stores »

In addition to the article, they also created an great online photo gallery of all the barns including ours. Here's one of the photos of our barn:

from Washington Post

It was great to be included in the article along with the other barn sales in the area:
The Barn Show
Chartreuse and Company
Baileywyck Shoppes

We'll be adding lots more photos as we get closer to the next barn sale!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Featured in Washington Post Article!

Exciting news!
We've been featured in a Washington Post article today about local barn sales in Northern Virginia and Maryland! The writer, Terri Sapienza, was super nice to work with and so was the photographer! The print edition is great if you can find it! But it's also online! Check it out the article and the online photo gallery:

Plus, I'll be on a LIVE chat with Washington Post Local Living section writers Jura Koncius and Terri Sapienza on today at 11:00 am ET. We’ll be giving advice on interior decorating and home improvement. You can submit a question in advance or join us live to chat on Thursday! Just follow this link:
http://live.washingtonpost.com/home-front-0210.html

Check out my decorating style! Here's some photos of our home:






Oh...don't forget...our next sale is February 25, 26, & 27 from 10-5 daily!
Learn more about the sale and get map/directions »

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Big News!

Guess what? I'll be on a LIVE chat with Washington Post Local Living section writers Jura Koncius and Terri Sapienza on Thursday, 2/10 at 11:00 am ET. We’ll be giving advice on interior decorating and home improvement. You can submit a question in advance or join us live to chat on Thursday! Just follow this link:
http://live.washingtonpost.com/home-front-0210.html

Can you believe it?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

February 25-27 Barn Sale Preview Photos

As promised, here's some preview photos of the barn sale!

gorgeous sideboard


dining chairs, tall cabinets that are perfect to display glassware and dishes, and linens, dishes, wine glasses...and more!

sofas, coffee table, coral accents, and other accessories.

sweet statue

1) beautiful faux coral accents
2) side chair
3) VINTAGE iron base coffee table with a thick piece of glass. 39" long/28" wide and 19.5 tall
Lots there are still lots more photos to come over the next few weeks!
Don't forget...next sale is February 25-27, 2011 from 10-5 daily in Hamilton, Virginia.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Unloading Cool Stuff

Sneak peek! Here's a great pair of stools for the upcoming barn sale!

More pics to come!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Barn Sale Progress

Great news...our container from Europe arrived this week full of fantastic furniture and other finds for the upcoming barn sale! I'll be posting pictures soon! In the meantime, here's a little teaser photo of the cool finds that will be at the sale. Who knew a garbage can could be so cool?



There's so many ways you could use this! You could use take off the lid and use it as a table base or fill it with large branches and hang lanterns. What would you use it for????

Don't forget the next barn sales is February 25-27!