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Monday, March 28, 2011

MoS Heads to Asheville's Tobacco Barn

I spent this past weekend in the mountains with my best friends celebrating birthdays and babies.  On Saturday we went to The Tobacco Barn in Asheville to see what was in store.  While the folks who work at The Tobacco Barn acted shockingly rude and unfriendly, we still had a fun time checking out the store, and none of us walked out empty-handed. 

Here are a few of my Tobacco Barn picks:

A pair of very unique Hollywood regency brass clamshell bookends

A pair of stone horses

Huge framed tapestry made of an Indian wedding fabric

Gorgeous gold and black lacquered coffee table with elephant motifs

Vintage library card catalog-turned-coffee table

Vintage croquet set

Pair of large moose (?) antlers

A HUGE real clamshell for $550 (shells in this size retail for $1500-$2000 in Florida)

One of my favorites, a huge pineapple table base, perfect for a breakfast room table

Hollywood regency gold tole wheat table for $165

Fabulous brass MCM gourd-shaped floor lamp (a designer needs to grab this up; less than $100)

This Pucci-esque vintage sofa caught my eye, as did the bolt of fabric in the same print.  I really wish I had bought the fabric, as it would be stunning on a Bergere chair with lacquered white wood legs.

Set of 4 vintage wire chairs

Large concrete obelisk for the yard

The deal of the day: $86 total for the bar cart and 2 end tables in this fabulous vintage style

I can't resist a ceramic elephant garden stool!  This one was around $250 I believe.

Pair of tole tulip electric sconces, so pretty for a bedroom ($195)

Isn't this vintage striped suitcase, monogrammed with MCD, just adorable?! ($40)

One of my friends is seriously considering this stunning set of gold and white china.  It is a German pattern, in pristine condition, with amazing serving pieces.  It's the perfect china pattern to serve as the setting for fun accent plates!

Both MoS Washington and I have camel saddles we love, but this is the first one I've ever seen that has a cute wooden camel head on it.  It was around $200.

A map of Africa with a large colorful bird would brighten up any room!

I almost DIED when I saw this set of chairs.  If you can get past the hideous hunter green painted wood and fabric, you will see that they are just liked the knotted tassle chairs Meg Braff has in her dressing room.   Someone needs to grab up this set of 6 chairs for a crazy $350.  FAST!

I'm not sure that I would ever actually use a cookie jar, but this vintage elephant jar is just adorable.

And for what came home with me....  This faux bamboo dresser will be perfect for baby girl's nursery.  All it needs is a fresh coat of paint!  (ignore the granite sample sitting atop it)

If you are around Asheville, be sure to check out The Tobacco Barn!  As I mentioned in my previous post about it, sometimes you can find some great deals on items you love that might not be as popular in the Asheville area!

5 comments:

Barbara Jordan Dettweiler said...

Thanks for the virtual shopping trip - sure wish I lived closer! I loved many things including the vintage metal chairs...those would be great inside or out! Very fun stuff.
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A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

The Tobacco Barn is also one of my favorite places to stop in Asheville- too bad they were so rude! Love the piece that is coming home with you! Take care, Caroline

Julie said...

Wow. It looks there are some amazing items there. Too bad the staff acted terribly! Love the nursery purchase!

kayce hughes said...

Love your pictures!

tarheel said...

fun stuff- I love what you brought home! Didn't know you were having a baby girl! Congrats!

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