Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Replenished! BH Fall Havest Show on Saturday...


Every once in a while, me and my best friend need to get in the truck and just drive. We had a very special final destination, but planned to take our time and let the trip organically guide us as we rolled down the road. There was so much to talk about...so much to decompress...so much to strategize about the final show of this year. We needed to take the load off and replenish our spirits and be in the presence of some genuine friends. And that's exactly what we did...


Now, intuitively, one would think that we would REALLY need to be at home the weekend before our final show of 2009. THAT reasoning certainly makes perfect sense. BUT, have you known The Boys of BH to always/ever use common sense...to take the simple road...to do anything the conventional way?? If you really know us, you definitely understand we teeter-totter between logical and illogical...and between simple and over-the-top...




Outside of driving to visit the farthest place we could think of in The NW, this trip was all about returning to a place when life was a bit less complicated.



And we stumbled across a fantastic barn sale in a place off the beaten path....and stumbled upon some Friends of BH...








BUT, the main reason we traveled so far was because we really needed to spend time with some very special friends...at their home (one of THE MOST beautifully designed/decorated homes we have EVER been honored to spend time at)...and to eat at undoubtedly our favorite restaurant in the world! Sometimes you need to travel long distances to replenish your soul. Spending time with Celeste and Dan was our destination and we certainly knew why we needed to get there...









Celeste and Joe telling more secrets...And how we miss them already -- our hearts ached all the way home! Thank you both for replenishing our souls with your love and generousity. We love you and honor our friendship more than you know!

Now we can finally face the inevitable...our bitter-sweet final show. Did I mention we brought these big ol things back full too???


We are just a tad behind after lolly-gagging the holiday weekend away. BUT, we have called in the troops and it's all good! The Barn is overflowing with treasures. It will be a crazy race to the finish line (as usual)...I will post some sneak peeks tomorrow...check back soon! OH, please note there is a road closure on Ward Ave...please e-mail us for special directions.

OH -- and attention Seattle area-folks, click here for details on the VIP bus leaving from your area with more perks than you could imagine -- including a $200 raffle for Barn House shopping, a VIP gourmet brunch/luncheon, an BH home tour and a TON of other give-aways....Visit Timi at www.comejunkwithus.com for details. The menu has been set for the luncheon -- these VIP ladies are in for a special treat...


See you all soon...

J & J

17 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You guys rock! You know exactly what to do to replinish your soul, you take a retreat in an awesome place (I can tell by the pics and yes the decorating was awesome) and you find cool stuff along the way and...you get a massage and eat the best looking food I've seen. I'm telling you, you could write a book and become millionaires and I then I could say I knew ya'll when...I'll let you come and do a book signing at a blog party, whatya think?

KarenSue said...

We had the most wonderful experience at Chaps. Celeste was the perfect host. She made us feel like we were lost time friends. It's an amazing place and I will be back next year. Thanks for bring back memories!
Sue-Orlando,Florida

Beth said...

Love these photos! Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I felt like I was there -- and wish I could visit your corner of the country. Best of luck with your show!

trash talk said...

I think that was just what the doctor ordered. If you don't take the time for friends and yourself, it will cause the heart to harden faster than cholesterol!
There has to be more to life than work and lord knows, y'all put in the hours!
I'm so glad you took that time for yourselves and see...you were rewarded with a trailer load of stuff!
Debbie
P.S. Totally digging that truck!

Laurie said...

Sounds like it was worth the trip!Thanks for sharing your trip with us... Your Season Finale is going to be wonderful!

xoxo,
Laurie

Salvage Studio said...

Good for you guys...Nothing like blowing out the cobwebs with a road trip. And Celeste is a good fill-er-up-er...body and soul.

I am so excited to be heading down on the Junk Bus...

See you in a few days!
Lisa
Salvage Studio

Prairie Girl Studio said...

awww ~ thanks for the little soul restoration through your story and photos ... i can totally see why you love dan and celeste ~ just from this posting i can tell they are completely delightful!
i so wish i lived closer ... maybe someday i'll have to take a looooooong road trip to replenish!
off to see 'comejunkwithus' now ...
cheers,
prairiegirl

Florence said...

Hi BH boys I am hot on your trail, we spent the night in Spokane after spending this last week in Montana at my daughters putting up the harvest for her, I have a special treat for you both. My farm girl ladies we will all be there on Saturday. I am so glad you got away to rest and restore and to get to eat and stay with Celeste must have been a real treat.

Timi said...

I was all teared up while reading your blog. Thinking aaaaaah what a great well deserved weekend. Then in a Street Rat Crazy second I was all.... I'M SO EXCITED!!!! I
I don't know how I'm going to sleep for the next couple nights.
All I can think about is
BARN HOUSE SALE!!!

THANK YOU!!!!

wide open spaces said...

that produce looks like art. so gorgeous & colorful. such adventures!

Maison Douce said...

Oh, my goodness, sounds like a wonderful weekend!!! I'm glad you guys took some well deserved time to replenish your souls.... I am so bummed to miss your last show of the year, but I will be with you in spirit!! Big hug!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Oh man, you guys are living the life!! Awesome photos.

Ramona said...

Wonderful photos...and great post. Have a wonderful show!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Little Cottage said...

Dearest J&J,
Thanks for the update;- you guys will do GREAT!!!!
With much love,
Sylvi

Traveling Ypsie's 3 said...

Hey U! I am missin your show sad to say.Hope to see U at Tarte. Great still life "real" pics. O.K I was thinkin, I may have to drive to Seattle just to ride the bus and get V.I.P treatment.Just a lil jealous.Good to see you are doing some Soul searchin as well, it keeps it simple and real.The Ride wouldn't be worth it, if you couldn't Enjoy it.U boys are Fantabulous! Me

Fruehlingbitte-Naturseifen said...

You have a very lovely blog. Lots and lots of inspiration. You are most welcome to visit my blog too.
Best regards from Germany,
Silke

Caroline said...

Love that photo with the Faded add on it: Have a friend who does great work and has his stuff in my Art Gallery:
Maybe you should hook up?
http://fadingad.wordpress.com/
The more I see of your blog, the more impressed I am! You both are so talented. God bless you both and your endeavors! I am glad I found you! Sincerely Caroline