Monday, April 26, 2010
Diamond in the Rough
My mother and I drove to Escondido this weekend to the Urban Barn. It was an hour and a half drive but well worth every minute. The industrial building is not very big but it is warm and inviting. The space is full of beautiful arranged displays and are packed with antiques and great vintage findings.
The owner of Urban Barn was nice enough to tell us about Matilda's Mouse, another shop just up the road. From the moment we drove through the wrought iron gates, I knew we stumbled upon something special. As we walked through the front door of the barn there was Matilda's (yes she is real and is a Fox Terrier) with pink rollers in her hair and sitting on the counter to greet us. It was such a wonderful shop and any collector of antiques would love browsing though this 1878 barn. I was fortunate enough to get a couple of items for my house.
On the way out we stopped to admire the beautiful view of the old brick house. The owner was outside and came up and introduced herself to us. Marla told us of the history of the 1878 house and took us through the history of the house and the different owners over the years. Marla is such a sweet and hospitable women and I am so glad we had the chance to meet her.
Unfortunately, I forgot to bring my camera on this trip, so this is the only picture I have for all of you. Luckily for me, they have an event at the end of every month. So, next month, I will be posting some pictures for you to enjoy as well.