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Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Quick Trip Through the Tobacco Barn

I snapped a few pictures when I ran through Asheville's Tobacco Barn last week.  Here are some highlights:

Love the carved garland detail on this coffee table!

Blue and white garden stools are always classic.

I was intrigued by this pair of tulip tables.  It is such a versatile style.

How chic is this yellow and lucite ice bucket?

As you probably know, I have a weakness for the clean lines of midcentury case goods.  This bleached walnut dresser almost came home with me (or rather with the Tobacco Barn delivery guy).

This photo doesn't capture how amazing this door is.  Even crated and on its side, it is MASSIVE (see how it dwarfs the dresser next to it?) and so ornate.  You would have to design a house around it, I believe.  I'd love to know the story on it!

This set of brass directoire chairs really tempted me.

I came really really really close to buying this dining room table.  The fretwork lines are amazing. 

But...  it needs to be refinished, needs a new leaf (the original leaf is missing), and it needs a new piece of glass cut for the top.  So even though it was a good deal, after all the work it needs, it is a significant investment that I am not sure I want to make.  I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Sitting atop the fretwork table was an Italian leather cabinet.  It was absolutely amazing.  Too expensive for me to re-sell and too precious for my current baby-friendly house, but it really was a remarkable piece.

Sadly, this may have been my last trip to the Tobacco Barn for at least the foreseeable future.  After our 4th of July in the mountains, my parents informed me that they are selling the house in Montreat.  My heart aches- maybe one day I will be able to express why this house is so special.  It is going to be hard to say goodbye.  

5 comments:

Kim said...

I love little hidden treasures like this barn! You will find a way back ... maybe not as often, but you'll get there! xo

Brittany Liljeqvist said...

OMG I want to go there!!!

Brittany
www.classicallyb.com

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Oh I would have a tough time leaving those brass director's chairs!

The Office Stylist said...

Obsessed with all those tables.

--Sayeh, The Office Stylist

SHERRY HART said...

I have always wanted to go there....looks like it is chock full of great stuff!

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