on the road

Forget the Matchy-Matchy Look

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Forget the Matchy-Matchy Look

Forget the Matchy-Matchy Look

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WANDERLUST part 1: Mexico.

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 | 6 comments

WANDERLUST part 1: Mexico.

. While Errin will be taking some time off later this spring to have her baby, as part of the Tin Barn’s “sympathetic mat-leave benefit plan”, I’ve decided to spend a month and a half exploring some other, warmer parts of the world.  I am always looking to escape the bitter chill of Canadian winters but mostly, I find a change of scenery the best way for me to feel re-inspired and thaw out the creative juices.  We thought it might be fun if I occasionally checked in along the way and shared some of my journey on our blog.  We hope you also find inspiration in the colours and sights of some of faraway places I’ll be visiting. First stop:...

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We. LOVE. Roadtrips.

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 | 7 comments

We. LOVE. Roadtrips.

This could become a serious addiction. We just got back from our latest jaunt down into the realm of gypsies, misfits and junk collectors  …and are already planning the next one. There is NOTHING like the open road – and when you get to drive a big box van you are perfectly poised when you come upon that “something” you just CAN’T walk away from.  We pretty much filled the truck again this time.  There are LOTS of pieces going into the workshop to be refinished, reworked or up-cycled.  The rest of our finds have inspired us to close the doors for a few days – an excuse to rearrange & freshen up the shop and get ready for (gulp)...

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On the Hunt

Posted by on May 23, 2013 | 4 comments

On the Hunt

You might remember us talking about Tracey & Steve of End of the Thread Antique Emporium ….well, a night at their place, a little wine and lots of ideas (…or visa versa) and they suggested we join them for a trip down to south this spring.  That’s all it took.  We were like fish on a hook.  A few weeks passed.  We looked into renting a trailer.  No, a van.  No, a cube van yeah!!  And next thing you know we were packing up and hitting the road. Well, we couldn’t have asked for a better first cross-border road trip experience (except for the frigid temperatures!!)  Steve and Tracey were amazing travel companions and in just 4 days we had...

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ROAD TRIP!!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 | 4 comments

ROAD TRIP!!

This weekend we took a whirlwind tour down to Southern Ontario to check out the bi-annual antique show at Aberfoyle Market.  We have become experts at maximizing the interior capacity of a vw golf and a mazda protege but this time, we managed to procure ourselves an actual trailer! …so despite the poor weather forecast we armed ourselves with raincoats, rubber boots, tie downs and tarps and we crossed our fingers for a good haul! en route…preparing for a soggy weekend. . Look at us – parking with the big leaguers!  (yup, that’s us on the left ; ) . The market was packed with vendors selling all kinds of things, and even though the clouds...

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AUTUMN News

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 | 1 comment

AUTUMN News

Crisp mornings, cool nights, turning leaves and already we are wanting to spend time snuggled up under warm covers. So, as the summer comes to an end we are happy to tell you …that we have decided to take another jump. We will keep the Tin Barn Market right here, in our cozy space in Almonte, all the way thru to the end of December. WE’RE STAYING! …for a little longer anyways. We’ve signed the lease, crossed our fingers, and have already begun to think about all the exciting new things we can bring in for the holidays and cooler months to come. We always like to know what special items you folks are searching for, or the kinds of things you would...

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