Friday, July 6, 2012

From The Heart - 2012 BH Lineup!

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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