Friday, July 6, 2012

From The Heart - 2012 BH Lineup!

(image courtesy of

As the date gets closer to our 5th Annual Vintage & Antique Marketplace, Joe and I have been reminiscing about how special this journey has been to us.   We have met so many incredibly beautiful people over the years, many of whom have had a tremendous impact on our lives.  Because our events are hosted at our home, which is the most sacred place to us, it is a very intimate endeavor.  When we left Los Angeles over six years ago and decided to move onto a farm in SW Washington, our goal was to create home filled with love and positive energy - a place where our family and friends could visit and really feel the love in our hearts and enjoy the little slice of heaven we created for ourselves.  So when we started Barn House and began hosting special events on our farm, we wanted our guests and customers to feel the same way.  

And we truly feel our business has grown so quickly, not only because of the great items available for sale, but also because of what we like to call 

The Barn House Experience.  

It’s the treasures, the delicious food, the music, the local wines and beers, the friendly chickens-llamas-turkeys-goats-sheep, the hugs, the inspiration, the smiles, the laughter, the peace and the love.  Each year the audience grows.  We have received more press and magazine features than we could have ever imagined.

But, certainly, we can’t take all of the credit.  

This is a collaborative effort that involves many people.   

Each of our “Featured Invited Guests” brings something very exceptional and unique to the table.  Their talents, as well as blood-sweat-tears, have continued to elevate our show to higher levels year-after-year.  

Recently, we were even listed in the Top 20 Flea Markets in the country by 

I can’t express how much love we have for these folks for their continued support and friendship.  They are undoubtedly the best of the best!!!  It is such an honor and pleasure to have them at our home every summer.   We often get asked by people, “I would love to do your show, how do I sign up?”  There is no sign up sheet and we hope our response is never taken personally.  

We have a very limited space with no expansion or venue changing plans. 
We host here at our home, which is what makes it all so personal and distinctive.
It just is what it is.  And we love it!

 It is very important to us to be overly protective about maintaining and nurturing a particular dynamic.   

It is magical.  It is extraordinary.  Pure Love.

It is not uncommon for many of us to be a bit teary-eyed by the overwhelming love in the air during set-up, the show. and when we must say good-bye until next time.  After all, it is our annual Barn House Family Reunion, right?  No pretense.  No drama.  Just love for each other and a celebrating of  our collective  accomplishments and why we work our asses off in this crazy micro-industry.  And this year, we are very pleased to have been able to invite some new folks whom we have been stalking over the years and we are sure they will enhance The BH Experience even more.  EPIC!  

So, without further ado, we are pleased to announce this year’s line-up of amazingly talented collectors, decorators and, most importantly, friends -- coming from as far south as West Hollywood, CA to as far north as Bainbridge Island, WA.

Barn House
 5th Annual Vintage & Antique Marketplace
Featuring our VERY Special Invited Guests:
A Thing For Roses - Sherwood, OR
Auntie Joy - Silverton, OR
Carney Couture – West Hollywood, CA
Calamity Jane’s Antiques – Ridgefield, WA
Camas Antiques – Camas, WA
Cottage Vintage Home – Vancouver, WA
Design Cottage – Tacoma, WA
Duchess – Vancouver, WA
Garden Girl – Yakima, WA
Garden Primitives - Camas, WA
Greatfindz - Redmond, WA
House of Harvest – Washougal, WA
JunkGirls – San Luis Obispo, CA
Kindred Roses – Camas, WA
Life’s a Spice – Battle Ground, WA
Madison Park Antiques – Portland, OR
Maison Douce – Sherwood, OR
Molly Mo’s – Sublimity, OR
Petit & Olson – Bainbridge Island, WA
Platanitis - Lincoln, CA
Seabold Vintage Market – Bainbridge Island, WA
Sparrow – Battle Ground, WA
Tarte – Salem, OR
Thea’s Vintage Living – Portland, OR
Vintage by Fate – Portland, OR
Vintage Trifles - Salem, OR
Worthy Goods - Washougal, WA / Oregon City, OR

Food & Drinks by:

Musical Guest:

We will have even MORE parking this year, as well as ATMs on-site.  We must also mention that our little town of Battle Ground is jumping with all kinds of other great stuff going on the same day as our event including our vintage-loving sister friends down the road at A Vintage Gathering, two Antique/Vintage stores in downtown Battle Ground (Main Street Station and Rusty Glamour -both on Main St.) and the Heisen House Vineyards Lavender Festival.

Directions to Barn House:
(these are the most simple directions - please visit mapquest for shortcuts/additional routes) 

From Portland International Airport:
I-205 N toward Seattle to Exit 32 toward Battle Ground (Padden Parkway East)
Padden Parkway-EAST exit (drive approx 10 miles to Risto Rd)
Risto Road – Turn Right (there will be a BH sign here – drive approx 3 miles)
242nd Avenue – Turn Left (can’t miss it, Venersborg Store on left + BH sign)

From Camas, WA:
WA-14 WEST toward Vancouver, WA (to Exit 8)
164th Ave (Exit 8) – Turn Right (drive approx 6 miles until it ends at Ward)
Ward Rd – Turn Right (drive approx 4 miles)
Risto Road – Turn Right (there will be a BH sign here – drive approx 3 miles)
242nd Avenue – Turn Left (can’t miss it, Venersborg Store on left + BH sign)

From Seattle, WA:
I-5 South toward Portland
I-205 South to Exit 32 toward Battle Ground (Padden East)
Padden Parkway-EAST exit (drive approx 10 miles to Risto Rd)
Risto Road – Turn Right (there will be a BH sign here – drive approx 3 miles)
242nd Avenue – Turn Left (can’t miss it, Venersborg Store on left + BH sign)

From Downtown Battle Ground, WA:
From Main Street head East
Grace Avenue - Turn Right (South)
SE Eaton/199th Street - Turn Left (East)
Risto Road – Turn Left (there will be a BH sign here – drive approx 3 miles)
242nd Avenue – Turn Left (can’t miss it, Venersborg Store on left + BH sign)

For updates, sneek peeks and our crazy shenanigans as we make a mad dash for the finish line, visit  

Much Love!

Joe & Jermonne
The Boys of Barn House

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Save the Date! July 28, 2012

We are very excited to host our
5th Annual Vintage & Antique Marketplace
here on our farm on July 28th!!!

I know I have completely abandoned our blog.  (Blogger formatting = GRRRR)
And, it's just...well...we have been having so much fun over on Facebook too. 
If you miss us and our shenanigans, you can catch us over HERE.

If you would like to be added to our e-mail list for Barn House updates and directions to our event,
please contact us at

More to come! 

Much Love, J&J

Thursday, August 18, 2011

(and survived!)
(AND without killing each other too!!)

(Photo courtesy of The Fancy Farmgirl Photography)

The Boys of BH are finally getting our heads back above water after the splendor of our
Summer Country Vintage Marketplace weekend.
WOW, I don’t even know where to start with this post.
So let me just go back a spell.
When Joe and I started planning for this year, we decided we wanted to change up our game plan to create more of a balance in our lives.
 In 2011, there would be one big BH event on the calendar
and we would just play the rest by ear.

(Photo courtesy of The Fancy Farmgirl Photography)

Our mantra this year has been,
We have no room for ANYthing but GOOD in our lives –
only the best of the best can fit.
AND, we can only invite the most positive
and beautiful experiences
into our home and onto our Farm.

This has nothing to do with material possessions, but everything to do with the core of how we live on a day-to-day basis,
with the people we choose to surround ourselves,
and the positive overall experience we want folks to feel when they visit our farm.

This year has exceeded our expectations tremendously!!
Right on!

(Photo courtesy of Faded Prairie)

So, let’s fast forward to the weeks leading up to the event.
This was BY FAR the biggest endeavor ever for us.
 We added more invited collectors/designers, more food, live music AND a beer/wine garden.
And for the most part, I felt that we were more prepared than ever.

(Photo courtesy of Faded Prairie)

Collectively, we created The Perfect Barn House Storm!!
The weather was PERFECT.
The invited guests were PERFECT.
The customers were PERFECT.
The Parking/Parking Posse were PERFECT.

The band, Celilo & Friends, were PERFECT.

The Beer/Wine was MORE than PERFECT!
We couldn’t have asked for a more PERFECT day with friends and visitors.

We also had a gigantic slumber party on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Barn House Vintage Woodstock of 2011

(Photo courtesy of Calamity Jane's Antiques)

 I will speak for myself in order to protect the” innocent.”
I laughed too loud,
drank too much,
hugged a little too hard,
smiled until my mouth hurt and
even became the after-dinner entertainment one evening.
(I am still wondering how this happened - lol)
(Photo courtesy of Qamera)

It’s so incredible to have friends who can just be real and present.
Friends who don’t care if we finished all the projects we thought we could finish prior to the show.
Friends who were happy with Pizza/Beer/Wine under our Pergola and around the fire pit.
Friends who simply have your back and don’t mind pitching in if needed.

We LOVE these people.

It was very special to have them here with us for a few days,
filling our home with love and laughter.
What more could you ask for in life?

A few minutes before the doors opened as we watched the
hundreds and hundreds of people lined up,
I could feel the emotions bubbling to the surface.
“Oh SHIT…not now, Jermonne!!!” is the look Joe gave me.
He could see what was coming a mile away.
I did pretty well as we greeted folks coming through the doors with
“Thank you for coming!”

Then, I got a little caught off guard when I spotted Celeste and Dan (Chaps – Spokane, WA).

That’s when the flood gates opened and out came
all of the LOVE my poor little heart could no longer hold inside.

There I was at the front gate with my arms wrapped tightly around Celeste
and crying like a Little Bitch for all to see.

That’s how the day started!

And all morning I spent avoiding certain people in order to NOT have a relapse.

(Photo courtesy of Qamera)

I can’t express how thankful we are to our Invited Guests who worked so hard
to once again take our show to the next level!
We are so honored to know them all and are very inspired by each one of them.
We are also very thankful and humbled by the astounding number of beautiful people
who came and showered us with their generosity and loving spirits.
This was the very first year Joe and I did not have to run around like lunatics putting out fires.
We must thank our staff and friends who volunteered and also handled everything
so Joe and I could just have fun visiting and enjoying the day.
To say the least, we had a BLAST!

One thing is certain.
Consistently affirming our mantra this year eliminated a lot of unnecessary distractions
and allowed us to focus on what is most important to us.
We are blessed in many ways!

For even more pictures and stories, please visit the Friends of BH websites listed below.

(If you are not listed below, please send me your link and I will add you to our list)

So, what’s next for Barn House? Let me start with some VERY EXCITING news!
Barn House and our Summer Country Marketplace will be featured in the premier issue of
FOLK Magazine!!!
We are VERY honored to have our story written and photographed by one of our closest friends, Kimberly Taylor. 


You can pre-order a copy of FOLK Magazine on our online store, Barn House Market, today!!!

 And for those of you who have been missing our online store being up-and-running,
we are planning a KILLER clearance sale,
as well as listing lots of new treasures over the next couple of weeks.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook or get on our email list by sending a message to

We are also very honored to be joining the
for their Fall Premier Show, September 9th to October 2.

 Please plan on visiting Monticello’s for the best treasures and inspiration in Portland!!

Also, there are some incredible shows a few of our friends will be hosting
in August/September that you don’t want to miss!!!

TARTE - Aurora, OR
August 20th-21st
(Photo courtesy of Robin Laws Photography)


OH, and we can't forget something VERY IMPORTANT!
Interested in winning this VIP package from The Boys of Barn House??
Leave us a comment on our blog or LIKE us on our Facebook Page
To WIN the Junk Bonanza VIP Package!!!

Until the next time,
The Boys of BH wish you
MUCH Love, Peace and Happiness!

(Photo courtesy of The Fancy Farmgirl Photography)

(Photo courtesy of Kimberly Taylor Images)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Barn House - July 30th...Ready, Set...

The Boys of Barn House and The Barn House Family have been working like crazy to bring you our BIGGEST and BEST endeavor EVER!  This collaboration is beautiful in many, many ways.  There is so much love and laughter in the air and the party hasn't even started yet.  We are very blessed and honored to work with so many wonderful and talented friends. 

We are not quite ready, but we seem to be on schedule.  First things first, triple our parking - CHECK!  Harpo and The Girls are not very happy to be so limited with their space this week, but this was definitely needed for The Cause.    We are slowly but surely getting everything taken care of...ATM Machine, LOTS of additional parking, Beer/Wine Garden, Music Festival, and more vintage treasures than EVER at Barn House.  We will be busting at the seams with the most vendors/spaces than we have ever had, by far. 

Off to the races!!!  Visit our Facebook PAGE and "Like" us for sneek peeks and updates.

We hope to see you Saturday!!! 

Much Love, 

J & J

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Barn House 2011 Vintage Country Marketplace & Music Festival - Sneak Peak

Just a little sneak peek of what we have been working on.  Our BIGGEST endeavor yet is only 3 short weeks away and we are SCRAMBLING, to say the least.  I have a lot of very special things to share with you about our event very soon! 

One thing for sure, plan on staying the WHOLE day.
It's going to be THAT fun!

Tell a friend.

I also have some very heart-felt things to say about our special invited guests.  We are truly blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful and talented friends.  These folks are the best of the best. 

We are honored they will be joining us on July 30th. 

Off to the races!

More details to come as soon as I can get Joe to stop working me like crazy out in the gardens.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Barn House at Retreat Vintage Market

We are back from an incredible trip to Camano Island. 
The Retreat Vintage Market was a HUGE success!

We are VERY thankful to Deb and Bob Kennedy
for being such amazing hosts.
Staying on their farm for a few days was such a wonderful gift.

I don't know how they do it, but the event was flawless.
Me and Joe are running around like lunatics at our shows.
But trust me, I did take a few notes from these Pros!

We thank Deb, Bob and The Retreat Family
for making us feel so special!!
We don't travel for shows much anymore,
but this trip was special in MANY ways.

We hope you enjoy the slideshow.

Unfortunately, I didn't make it to everyone's space with our camera,
but I am sure DeBob will be posting tons on their

Much Love,

Joe and Jermonne
The Boys of Barn House

P.S. - This weekend, we will be sharing some details on our upcoming show...

Barn House Presents

A Vintage Country Marketplace
& Music Festival

Featuring The Barn House Family
of over 30 of THE MOST amazing
collectors / artists / decorators / hoarders

AND some very special food and beverage stylists

As well as some of the hottest musicians in The NW!

There will be over 10,000 square feet of TREASURES!

July 30th

Plan on staying the whole day,
because a LOT will be going on!

HEE HAW!!!!!
(more to come VERY soon)