Thursday, August 13, 2009

Eye Candy As Promised

Holy Yowza. It's nearly Friday.

Before another moment escapes us, let's take a walk down memory lane...All the way back to Sunday.

Ipso Facto. Three Oaks, MI. Go for the name.

Go for the enticing wares luring you in from the front stoop.

Go for this amazing green cubby with numbered labels. And then buy it for moi. I'd like to stick it up in Silas's room and store his cute little shoes in it.

Go for the graphic displays. (Graphic in the good way, not the creepy way...) (Maybe that didn't really need clarification?) (Maybe I should write solely in parenthetical thoughts?)

Go for the industrial swooniness.

Sidenote: They had vintage mathematics flash cards with metal borders for $18. So cute...but $18 bucks? (This store is a shall I say...high end. Just a warning.)

Next up, in New Buffalo, MI.

I couldn't find a website, but it's smack dab next to Redamaks.

By all means, go there for the greasy burgers that curiously do not come with lettuce or tomato. They must have thought that was a bit too refined and healthy for such an establishment.

Oh, and be sure to get a basket of jalapeno poppers.

And definitely be sure to go with a load of small children on the hottest day of the year.

But this post isn't about cute kids, is it?

It's about the infinitely drool-worthy barn, filled to the brim with goodness. (Again, it is pricey goodness, but goodness all the same.)

Take it from me: Wear a bib.

Oh, and your life savings.

Prepare yourself for some Carol Brady chic.

And then, do me a favor and bring this home for me. It's expensive, but I'm worth it.

You didn't bring me the green cubby, so it's time to make things right between us, don'tcha think?


  1. Oh, wow. That is quite a bit of eye candy, isn't it? I tend to stay away from high-end antique stores because they are too much of a tease.

    I LOVE all the bright cheery yellow in the one pic. Oh, and I agree ~ the green cubby is awesome. It would be great for the mudroom to store hats, gloves, etc. Or in the craft room (I don't have a dedicated craft room, this is just wishful thinking) to store ribbon, jars with buttons, and other odds and ends. I like the white spindle posts in the fourth pic down. Don't know what I'd do with them, but they sure are nice to look at! Nice and white and chippy.

    Oh, and I adore the little rosy cheeks on the kiddos.

  2. fun stuff! i love the cream luggage display!!! ahhh....would someone pick up a couple of those pieces for me while your out shopping for farmgirl? :)

  3. Oh, so many things you could store in either of those beauties (the cabinets of course.) A bit too far of a drive for me to pick them up for you, though.

  4. Oh eye candy indeed!!!! I love that Da Barn! Don't you love how they group everything by color? I love the displays there. Redamak' it. My husband couldn't get over the fact that they didn't serve coffee.

    Love your taste girl.

    Now, go back and get that green cubby for ME. :-) Pretty please?

  5. Thanks for fillin' my eyes with heaven!! ;)

  6. omg--love that wine drying rack!!

  7. Oh, how I wish someone would buy those for ME! :)

  8. Gorgeous stuff, those cream suitcases are adorable! x

  9. Oh my chicken and stars. I really want that cubby too. Maybe we could split the cost and share custody.

  10. I am NOT kidding. I could have wrote this. I can PROVE it to you that I took (and never sent) some of the SAME photos from da Barn for you when R and I went a few weeks back. I TOTALLY took a photo of that many drawered thing for you. SERIOUSLY! (Cosmic?). Also, of course that same trip was my FIRST to Redemak and I thought the same as you (where's the lettuce and tomato and why?) but when I got the 'wich, I think I got it. Also, of course, IPSO FACTO!!!!!!! I seriously looked around in there with you in mind, but blasted if I missed those math cards for Silas, either that, or as you said, they were too expensive! Great post! Next time you need to make to the Creperie! (Did you ever see my Album on FB of that place?)

  11. I've been looking for a shoe storage thing for months now! How do you feel about packaging up that green one and sending it right out here :)
    Gotta go on a hunt a the Barn House sale this weekend.

  12. ok.
    i don't do this kind of shopping because 1) i have no money & 2) i don't need a new addiction! but you're seriously making me think about it!

  13. Love all the eye candy. So did you end up with anything? I don't think you said. Also, Redamaks is yummy, it's been forever since I've been there.

  14. Oh! What a treat!!! delightful treasures!!!...and the green cubby!!!! Oh my!!!
    Thanks for "taking us along"!

  15. So fun! These are my favorite type of posts! We can go along and not spend any $, plus see different places in the country! I ♥ the green shelves! Thanks for posting.
    ♥ Jen

  16. Love that dresser at the bottom!

  17. Some great treasures there! I love the drool worthy barn with all of the yellow stuff! And the bookcase full of suitcases. I have one of those, I should do a post about it. Cute kids, too!! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Bloggers are the best! Hugs ~cindy s~

  18. Hi! I stumbled across your blog today and I am happy I did. Eye candy and cute kiddos to boot! Love it!

  19. Okay LOVE the yellow all bunched up together...what a statement and the graphic stuff on the walls. Wow, definitely drool worthy. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Loving all of the vintage finds on here! Especially the first place; love the industrial feel! That open staircase had me so there in my mind... Thanks for sharing!

    Stop by for my Uppercase Living giveaway if you haven't already!


  21. That green cubby needs to be in my home. It WANTS to be. Really.

    LOVE all of it!

  22. You were'nt kiddin' when you said you had some eye candy to share!

    I drove past an old rundown house yesterday and saw a few old windows stacked up with a pile of junk, I thought of you and the window you turned into a gorgeous shabby chic picture I can't stop thinking about it! I'm going to go back and get it I think, once I find the owner that is!

  23. Where in the world is Three Oaks in Michigan? I'm thinkin you must be on the other side of the state, the West side, yes? Or no?

  24. looks like you saw a lot of great stuff. But i'm starving so the burger joint is what is speaking to me the most right now...

  25. Oh my goodness! What great stuff. Love all the yellow.