Wednesday, April 27, 2011

BH Spring Country Marketplace AND Too Much Other Information...

(Big Daddy - Boy of Barn House)

I am so behind on posting about our latest life changing experiences. I believe it all started with our decision to change up our BH Formula. We decided to have just one big huge show in the Summer, and play the rest by ear - and we are loving it. We decided it was very important to make time for our family and friends - and we are loving it. We decided to celebrate the love we have for each other, our family and our friends...OUT LOUD.  And guess what, every day is more and more beautiful as we embrace what we have been blessed to have put on our plates. 

Our 2nd impromptu show here on our farm was amazing!  It was a last minute thought. We pretty much had to turn what was Joe's hoarding / project / painting area back into our showroom just a couple of days. At a certain point he turned to me and said, "There is SOOOO much stuff, why did you let me do this???" I just looked him dead in the eye and said, "Bitch, 'cause nobody can get control of you!! You have a shopping problem, Baby.  You need professional help!" ;o)

So there we were, scrambling at the last minute to get it all done. If you ever come to one of our shows before we open, you will see us in action. We are the lunatics doing ALL of the shit we should have done the day before..pricing, picking up trash/beer bottles, making coffee, taking pictures, cleaning tables, etc. Real BH Shit in the making. It has been cold/raining for AT LEAST SIX MONTHS here in the Pacific NW. It was cold and rainy until Thursday afternoon. Spring really didn't come until Friday. On Saturday, it was sunny and 71 degrees. We have had about 15 shows here in the NW at our place...and not one has been rained out. We are not lucky. We are truly blessed.

We would like to thank all of our very loyal customer's who made it out on Saturday. We love you and our little critters love you too for all of the special treats and love you showed them. We would also like to thank Natalie (Sparrow) for all of her hard work in making the show so special. And we would like to thank Katheryne and Karrie for, again, helping at the register and being their wonderful selves.

AND, we want to thank Kelly of her newly created Bella Berkeley Cupcakes for hooking us up with the delicious sweets for our customers. We are SOOOO very proud of her!!!!

She R-O-C-K-E-D IT...oh yes she did!  She was THE PERFECT BH Invited Guest!!  :o)

You would have thought it was the Bella Berkeley Cupcack show...not BH...based on all of the love folks had for her and what she did.  We are SOOO addition to everyone else who knows her personally. Right-On! Do your thing, Mama!!!

These ladies started a group named The Wabi-Sabis, which means...

Wabi-Sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent and incomplete".  Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.

LOVED them...and I want into that club!  As imperfect as WE are, I am lobbying to get my foot in the door to be part of their click.  :o)

We would also like to thank some of our new Besties, Heather & Adrea, for accepting our invitation for salsa, beers, food, campfire fun and lodging after their long trip from Spokane, WA. Definitely no pictures THAT! We had F-U-N!  Cheers to new friends!!!

Our lives will forever be changed by embracing our love and happiness, eventhough it often seems too good to be true.  We are very thankful!!!  Over the past couple of months, we have been on what we are calling our Friendship Tour.  I am going to share a few of these experiences with you.  Unedited.  I don't have much time to explain it all.  But I think most of you will feel it in your hearts, just with the photos.

This is one of our BEST friend's 101 year old grandmother.  Some of you may remember her from a previous post.  Being in her presence is like what I imagine being touched by Mother Teresa.  Simply, it is a blessing in itself.  We are so happy to know her.  This vacation to New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona was my favorite EVER. So much love coming in and going out in such a wild changing...

And then there were all of the other special visits.

Our visit to Bainbridge Island - Life Changing. 

Liz and The Seabold Vintage / Bainbridge Blues Family made us feel so very special. 

The show was AMAZING!   But, our time with Liz, Jeff and the rest of their family / extended family was life changing.  It was a simply a reminder of what is most important in life.  It was a true reminder of why we work so hard at this business.  I can't wait for our next visit with them!!

Then there was our much needed visit to The Tarte Family.  We hadn't seen them since the holidays.  So all of that time away from each other resulted in an explosion of madness.  Something magical always happens with The Boys of BH and The Tarte People collide in the night.   A few hours before our departure, I texted everyone, "Let's all get tatoos tonight...Everybody figure out what the Fuck you are going to get!"  Cindy wrote back, "Really????"  Well YES, Love, REALLY!  And yes, y'all, that's exactly what we did!  You can see it all on our Facebook page.  Pure madness!!  :o)

Oh, and then there was the hook up with one of our Besties, Rebekah of Little Byrd Vintage, at our special "date" spot.  Five hours of love and sharing.  It was kind of like "Pillow Talk," but in a restaurant full of people.  Life changing shit.  Fucking Awesome!  We love us some Rebekah...LOVE us some Rebekah!  No pix on this one...but I hope you caught it.

So the following weekend we were off to see more of our NW Familia...Katie, Scott, Little Audrey and Baby Avery.  Who knew a 5 year old's birthday party could be so fun??? Little Audrey's uncles (J&J) bought her a beautfiul dress from Seabold Vintage's online store, and y'all, she LOVED it and R-O-C-K-E-D it! 

She is such a beautiful little girl - inside and out.  It has been amazing to see her development from being in the belly to the wonderful little lady she has grown up to Be and Inspire. 

We thank Katie, Scotty and their families for loving and embracing us as we are so far away our own families.  Yes, they have changed our lives and we love them for it!

Well, I know that was a lot of catching up and that I have talked your ear off.   I hope it's all good.  I hope you caught what's in our hearts by these words and pictures.  Soon, we are off to visit our family and friends in Los Angeles.  My Grandma has not been well and we are primarily going to give her and my Mommy an Extreme Home Makeover...and visit with our life-long friends.  It will be the first time in FIVE years since I have gone back home for a "Pleasure" visit.  I am certain it will be EPIC and LIFE CHANGING.  Yes, it will!

Follow us on Facebook for all of the madness on our journey together.  We thank you for your continued support.

MUCH Love & MUCHO Gracias for YOUR Love,

Joe & Jermonne
The Boys of Barn House


Our online store, Barn House Marketplace is getting fully restocked with over 100 new treasures this week. 

We are about 1/2 there, so please be sure to visit at

Friday, April 22, 2011

BH Vintage Country Marketplace - Sneek Peeks..

Y'all, I ain't going to lie...we are SCRAMBLING!  But, everything is coming together beautifully. 
This will probably go down as my favorite BH Spring ever!!! 
Please check out more pictures on our Facebook Page by clicking


We hope you can join us.  It's going to be 70 degrees!!! 
(really this time)

The Boys of Barn House

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Alert! Barn House Event - April 23rd!!!

We have SOOO much to share about
 our recent life-changing experiences.

Experiencing life to the fullest is the most rewarding gift ever.

Life is exceptional! 
And we have been enjoying every moment.

Well, Joe was finally able to spend some time out in the Sun yesterday digging in the dirt and became very inspired to decorate! 

So ladies and gentlemen, here we go again...

Barn House Presents

Vintage Country Marketplace
Saturday, April 23rd
9a - 3p

Hosted here on our Farm
21607 NE 242nd Avenue
Battle Ground, WA 98604

As this was just decided late last night,
we have lots of details to share about the show. 
One thing is certain, it is going to be a blast! 
More to come...we hope you can join us!

J & J
The Boys of Barn House