22 February 2009

TARTE's Grand Opening!!

Pure magic...!!! That is how I would describe Tarte's Grand Opening this saturday!! Cindy, along with the boys of Barn House, did an incredible job transforming a 1900 sf barn into a magical place, filled with wonderful creations and incredible finds!! I, along with my friends Kate and Jeanne, arrived right at 9:00 am to find a long line of people awaiting the grand opening... Wonderful items were flying off the shelves as fast as people could grab them!! I was so busy taking it all in, I almost forgot to shop!!! The pictures speak for themselves...

Our friends Joy and her sisters Terry and Tony...

... and my travel buddies Jeanne and Kate!!

I was very excited to walk away with some treasures of my own... I found some gorgeous vintage wallpaper...

... a set of 3 floral cast iron details (I have a plan for these, which I will share soon)...

... a darling metal basket carrier...

... and my favorite, an old cement religious figure!! How cute is it? I hope you have enjoyed the tour, I really wanted you to feel like you were right there along with me!!


  1. AAARRRGGGHHHHHHH!!! This is DIVINE, Isabel! MANY thanks for sharing such beauty!
    Monica xo.

  2. What a great place and I love that name :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks so much Isabel! Looks like a fantastic grand opening. And your finds are lovely, as always.

  4. I absolutely enjoyed the tour. If I didn't live in Texas, I would want to live in Oregon/WA area! Great things, great displays, and great people--I don't think this show could have been any better. Thanks for showing us what we missed!

  5. looks wonderful, sorry I missed it.
    dont forget to stop by the Kindred Roses blog to enter our giveaway.
    Have a good day

  6. Oh my, oh my ,oh my... the damage I could do in there, you would never see me again if I got there.....thanks for the brief break from normal life!!! Great post!!Love your treasures too!!!

  7. WOW! What an amazing Barn and stuff! Great photos! Thanks for sharing them with us. Would have loved to have been there!

  8. Beautiful store! I'm sure they will do well. Thanks for the tour!

  9. I see you got the good stuff! I did leave with a topiary form to showcase a hat. Just what I needed. I will know now to be there earlier.

  10. I'll bet you wanted to tell everybody to just be still a minute and stop moving things! Maybe you could've snuck in a preview peek the night before all alone :)

  11. I was so crushed to have missed the opening. Thanks for posting the pictures. I will have to make March for sure.

  12. What wonderful things! I love little antique items, they really brighten up a house, or any space -really. Thank you for sharing the photos!


  13. thanks for stopping by my blog! it was also nice to meet you:) these are some great picts from the day, you really captured the favorite is the two white chairs under the window with the pink poufs on them!

  14. That looks like an awesome show-I can't even imagine trying to do it every month! I have the barn but not the quirky creativity that she has!
    Are you and Lisa doing the Expo? I am wanting to head over that way and trying to decide which weekend. Expo or Joy and Diane's sale weekend?
    I really *NEED* to get to Monticello, too...esp. after all of those great pics!

  15. Wow.....I'm so disappointed that I wasn't able to make it. I really like the vintage wallpaper that you pretty! I will get there one of these times!


    Chloe Rose
    Kindred Roses

  16. Hi and nice to meet you!

    That statue of the Christ child is so unique...really haven't ever seen a statue like that- perfect for indoors and out -

    That sale is something I inspire to have....I have a sale her on my farm, and love how you gave me such great ideas

  17. I am so jealous. I have been dying for pix of the opening and found yours. You did a great job capturing the moments. In some small way, you made me feel like we were there.....great pixxx.

  18. Thanks for a lovely time on Saturday!
    Always so nice to see you :o)

  19. Well that's it! I am totally pea green! I just loved the tour of your new "playground". What I would give for something like that near me somewhere! Looks like you had loads of fun! Great finds by the way!

  20. Boy does that look exciting to go to. We have a barn like shop in my area, and I love going to it. There is always something wonderful to buy. I can not wait for things to get better around here, especially with the warmer weather coming shortly..

  21. Wow! What a great barn! Thanks for the tour, almost as good as being there in person!

  22. YUMMY!!! Oh how I wish I could have made the sale!! There are so many things I would have loved to get my hands on!! Girlfriend you scored some fab stuff! That darling concrete statue was my favorite too! Have I told you lately how much I LOVE your blog? *winks* Vanna

  23. I know what you will be doing this weekend! What a wonderful shop, and in an old barn! My kind of the place! Thank you so much for the photo tour; almost feels like I've been there. Good luck to your friend. blessings, carrell


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