Thursday, May 31, 2012

June Barn Sale Event This Weekend

Hi Everyone! It's almost time - our Barn Sale Event starts Friday!
The Event runs June 1-June 3, 2012 (Friday-Sunday) from 10 am to 5 pm each day. 
The outer buildings will be open earlier - about 9 am - on Friday only.
The Event will be bigger than ever! We've opened up the entire bottom of the main barn!
Don't worry if you can't make it on Friday, we've got LOTS of great stuff and will restock each day!







  • We accept cash and checks only.
  • All sales are final.
  • If you don't see a price tag on an item, please ask for a price!
  • Ask about our low delivery rates.
  • Let's help the environment and recycle! Please bring your own bags and boxes to carry your purchases!
  • If you see something you like and plan to purchase then please pull the tag. If you change your mind, please put the tag back on the item so that someone else has a chance to buy it.
  • Be sure and check out all the buildings AND the downstairs of the main barn.

Other Tips:

  • The barns can get very hot so dress appropriately and bring water!!!!
  • Bring measurements of the spaces you are trying to fill in your home.
  • If you see something you like, buy it! Most of our inventory are antiques/vintage items or one-of-kind pieces and we may not have it again. However, be sure to ask because we can try to find something similar during our buying trips AND we might be able to order pieces of our new furniture from Europe.
  • Most of the lighting (lamps, sconces, & chandeliers) is from Europe so the items will need to be rewired.


38532 Pheasant Hill Lane
Hamilton, VA 20158
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Why not make the shopping trip part of an adventure in Loudoun county?
We are surrounded by lots of great wineries (wine tasting, anyone?) Here's a great resource about the local wine country:
http://www.visitloudoun.org/Experience-Loudoun/Wine-Country

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/

Hungry for pies, cookies, or fresh bread? Try Mom's Apple Pie - a local favorite!
http://www.momsapplepieco.com/


Hope to see you this weekend!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Counting Down

Hi everyone! We are in serious preparation mode for the Barn Sale Event this week! A few thunderstorms and crazy heat won't get in our way! Here's a few more preview photos... there's still lots more photos to come in the next few days!

We've got lots of beautifully reupholstered furniture in flax linen

Lots of Swedish-style furniture

Great dining tables & chairs...and tabletop items!

And these cool old dress forms.


The Ekster Barn Sale Event will be held
June 1, 2, and 3, 2012 (Friday thru Sunday)
from 10 am to 5 pm each day
Hope you can make it!!!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

Hi there!!! Super busy here! As promised, we were able to take some photos today of some of the items we have for the Barn Sale Event coming up next week!!! We've got LOTS of big furniture for the Sale too ... including dining tables, cabinets, sideboards, chairs, mirrors and more...we'll be adding photos of the furniture later in the week! In the meantime, here's some photos of the great things you'll find at the Ekster Barn Sale.


Dog Statue and Bulls Eye Mirrors


Great fish fountain!

Old cemetery urns from Belgium made of crushed marble stone

Lots of great planters

Cool old umbrella stand

Large old medallion

Old bottle holders from France

 We've got lots of great mirrors, tables, and accessories


Lots of lighting, mirrors, and lamps

Lots of Great Vintage Furniture & Vintage Smalls
AND this is one of the horse stalls that we completely renovated downstairs


LOTS of great vintage finds from Europe!!!

And LOTS of great old paintings

More old collectables


 Lots of lanterns and garden items

Ok..the barn isn't for sale...but what a VIEW!!!


The Ekster Barn Sale Event will be held
June 1, 2, and 3, 2012 (Friday thru Sunday)
from 10 am to 5 pm each day
Hope you can make it!!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Getting Ready for the June Barn Sale

Hi Everyone! I am working away to get ready for the upcoming June Barn Sale Event! The renovations in the barns are complete and now we are busily setting up! I have to admit...there's going to be AMAZING stuff at this Barn Sale!!!! We should start posting more preview photos later this weekend or early next week so you can see for yourselves!!!!
 
 
Quick Reminder:
The Ekster Barn Sale Event will be
June 1, 2, and 3, 2012 (Friday thru Sunday)
from 10 am to 5 pm each day
Learn more about our Barn Sale Events »
Hope you can make it!!!!
 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Renovations


We’ve been busy renovating the barns over the past few months! Did I mention that I've learned how to cut wood myself? First, we worked on various room by adding reclaimed wood to the walls and salvaged architectural pieces. Now, we're  are transforming horse stalls into amazing rooms using reclaimed wood, salvaged architectural pieces, wallpaper, and paint.

Here's some photos so you can see what we've been working on:

Reclaimed wood and salvaged architectural pieces

Before: Here's one of the horse stalls before 8 hours of renovations

 After: And voila ...done!



Here's another section with reclaimed wood and wall paper



And another section of the "lean to" with reclaimed wood on the walls and salvaged architectural pieces


You'll be able to see the all the finished spaces FILLED with to the brim with all the fantastic inventory we've bought over the last few months at the next Barn Sale Event which will be held
 June 1, 2 & 3 2012 (Friday thru Sunday)
from 10 am to 5 pm each day
Learn more about our Barn Sale Events »
Hope you can make it!!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Unpacking for the Barn Sale

Things are busy here getting ready for the June Barn Sale! The container arrived so I've been been unpacking and getting set up! I've also been been doing lots of barn renovations (photos to come soon!) ... you won't believe the changes!

In there meantime, here's some photos of cool things that recently arrived.


 One of a pair of Oeil de Boeuf ("bulls eye") window frames from Belgium.
I have two very large ones coming as well. Old zinc.

Table in back: old industrial enamel top garden table
Table in front: very long white table with bleached top an one drawer


Old lion garden statue


Two old industrial woven baskets from a weavery/factory


Cool old metal boxes

Industrial lamps from a factory in Holland


Two English Dolly tubs. Make great planters,

Old coal bucket from Holland and oyster baskets from France


The Ekster Barn Sale will be held June 1, 2 & 3 2012 (Friday thru Sunday)
from 10 am to 5 pm each day
Learn more about our Barn Sale Events »