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


Unknown said...

I love everything you guys stand for, in so many ways. Keep rocking it and I cannot wait until the next show!!

Kelly said...

speechless! really truly love you guys. thank you! may you continue to be blessed! wow!

Julie said...

You boys just knock me out! I love how real your blog has become! One of these days!


Nordic Girl said...

OMG! That looked like you had so much fun! The pictures were amazing. I especially loved the ones of your friend's Grandma. She is so cute and the pics of her standing by the building are fabulous. So glad you had a good time and I just wish I lived closer so I could come to the sales and meet ya'll.

Carol said...

I so enjoyed seeing all the beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing your adventures with me this morning. I can truly feel how happy you two are in your lives. Just when are you two going to bring some of that BH to Texas?



Debra said...

I look forward to each and every post and the day when I can visit a BH show in person! Thanks for all you do - you are an inspiration!

Debra M.
FOUND in Ithaca

Jacque Ferreira said...

Bravo! WoW such beautiful pictures that truly speak LOve, you guys are amazing, I have so enjoyed watching you as you share your life and appreciate more & more the realness you give us. You are living an inspired life and you inspire the rest of us, thank you! We recently bought a second home on the Oregon coast so we are getting closer... someday I will get to come visit and seeing your latest post I want to even more then before!

Betty's corner of the world said...

OMG!! I don't know where to start ..first of all your barn looks better then my's amazing! My daughter got married in a barn .. maybe you should think about hosting parties in yours. The pictures of your trip in the SW brought back wonderful memories of mine and my hubby's trips there.. It's a majical place and you took such beautiful pictures... And I loved the pictures of your visit with the 101 yr. old lady .. You're face was full of love and awe... what a blessing for you..You two men are soo blessed and you really know how to enjoy life.. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Hugz ...Betty ♥

FairfieldHouse said...

You are one of life's simple pleasures! You do realize if I were closer Joe and I would go picking together purely for re-sale purposes . Your show, like those before, look like THE EVENT of the season! Oh well, at least I have your on-line shop! :)

Your Friend,

Andy's Attic said...

It is so great to see you two enjoying life so much. Finding the balance at your age is wonderful. I am very happy for you!

Bohemian said...

I so loved this Post and was LMAO at what you said to Joe... he sounds a lot like me and your conversation with him is like a similar one my Son had with me. *LOL* Yes, guilty as charged and in need of major Therapy lest I end up on an episode of Hoarders when they profile those of us who Hoard beautiful Junque. *Smiles* Right now I'm in edit, purge and Spring Clean mode which may last well into Summer at this rate. I'm so glad your life changing experiences are enriching you, your Families and Friends in so many wonderful ways.

Blessings from the AZ Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

OMG that food looked awesome and you are right...she does look like Mother Teresa! What a blessing to sit in her presence.

Florence said...

You BH Boys have a great little vacation, restore, relax and enjoy your travels. Hugs! Florence

A Pearl In The Making said...

That salsa looks delicious. Anyway to buy some?

Gayle said...

Whenever I see photos of your sales I always think ....."They are so close...why didn't I go??"

I am putting you guys on my "to do" list

Hope to get to your next venue.


Chelsea said...

Your sale was fantastic! And I'm so proud of my adorable cousin Kelly for her cupcakes :)

Ter'e said...

My tongue was literally hanging OUT when I saw the cupcakes...........but then when I saw the jars of fresh salsa...........I about fell outta my dang chair!!!!

You BOYS R O C K!!!!!! In spite of being the cutest are so ubbbbbbbbba talented!!!!!!!!! I would give anything to see a Barn Show in person!!!!!! Can't you come to Florida and do your thang????? Love you BOTH!

YONKS said...

I stumbled upon your blog and couldn't be happier. Why on earth would you let a few comments make you want to deny your followers your story.

you carry on doing what you are doing, it's your life and it's not a rehersal.

I have started a little blog myself and I have added you to my inspiration list. stop by for a visit sometime. I am writing from a UK perspective:

Much Love

Uncle Beefy said...

We had SUCH a great time with your visit to Bainbridge! What a blast that night was with Liz, Fran, and the rest of the gang! And, we can't wait for the chance to do it again!!!

LOVE all this pics of your SW adventures, too! Amazing! I've got me a serious soft spot for New Mexico so it was nice to take a virtual vacation.

Hugs to you guys! xo Beefy

Millas hem said...

I just can say wow! What a beautiful blog and store!

I'll visit here again. That's for sure!!=))

Hugs Camilla

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Oh I adore your blog!!!! I have just stumbled across it and it has made my day (actually week) that I have found you! You have a new and ardent follower who is now off to make a cup of tea and enjoy browsing the rest! Warmest Spring Wishes from England - Glenda


You have such a beautiful blog and store...Love it!! I'll visit you again:))

Anne said...

I enjoy your blog and I'm looking forward to being your neighbor at Retreat Styles event on June 25th. Be sure and bring me a small item and I will demo it with our beautiful Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and also give you a "pot' of any color to play with yourself.
Anne Skougard
U.S.A. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Stockist

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

I just found your blog and I can't stop smiling!!! I want to go out and find you both and give you a big hug!!! I'm not kidding!!!! : ) Thanks for keeping it real and for not being afraid to drop the "F Bomb" every now and again. I have to read all of your posts when I get the chance. You rock!!!! xoxoxo

~ Wendy

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I just love your blog. It's so inspiring and the pictures are gorgeous.

Claire said...

So much gorgeousness!


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Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi J & J,

I just discovered your beautiful blog and it made me smile a hundred different times. I loved your open heart and the courage it took to say all you did. You guys are exceptionally talented...wish I lived in Oregon again so that I could come by for shopping and margaritas.
I just started a blog and I find myself editing as well...I'm a southern girl with a mouth on me! I loved reading your "real" post and laughed out loud so many times. Your story touched my heart.
As a mom of three boys, I only want them to be truly happy with their lives. Whatever that means. I'm so glad you two found love and a life filled with people who adore you.
Thanks for helping me realize that being my authentic self is the only way to go.


LURVE your blog...wish I could shop in person. I miss Bainbridge.♥


Amy Powers said...

Jermonne - Amy Powers ;) Ran into Vincent Ruiz last night (after 20 years) and he gave me your site. I love to see you doing so well! XoXo.

Louis Zeedyk said...

There are some gorgeous pieces on your website!! I may need to write a feature on something there one day soon. Beautiful pieces…thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I wish I lived in your area or at least near by!! I would so be there for the fun, friendship & just being! Got so excited just looking at the photos & then had to find out where you were. I live in Georgia & your show is just so right up to my way. Thank you for sharing

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I felt like I was right there with you, facing the hectic pace of preparation and the joy of sharing it all with everyone. I would love to make it to one of your shows and certainly understand the idea of doing too much shopping. Those cupcakes are also a real lure. They look absolutely decadent and delicious.