Happy New Year!
I am opening 2012 with a wonderful and inspiring gem located in Escondido, California (a 30-minute jaunt from San Diego proper and approx. two hours from LA - worth the drive folks!).
Welcome to the Urban Barn - a co-op of thirty "booth" style spaces of incredible vintage accessories and furniture - reworked and original - as well as new items of clothing, accessories, gifts, and more. Not only will your creative juices flow but you will be inspired by the layers of incredible pieces available in price points from $2 to $600+. Have a look below, as my mother says "a picture is worth 1000 words"...but I cannot refrain from adding some words of my own...
Urban Barn located at 155 W. Crest St, Escondido, California
|Genius and gorgeous - a large chandelier in this vintage birdcage.|
Enormous warehouse doors open this indoor-outdoor showroom to larger-than-life displays. This store makes Anthropogie look amateur. Incredible.
|A "booth" space with a Shabby Chic/French/Vintage look - furniture and glitter and antique mixing bowls!|
|Dying. For. This. A Happy Birthday tiara. It's vintage. I LOVE. A mere $48.|
|Gorgeous display of German glass glitter. Shakers ranging from $6-20. This is the good glitter people. You know the stuff that makes disco balls look dull.|
|Entrance to the outdoor space - incredible cement garden finds as well as plenty of vintage furniture.|
Trust me this vintage shopping adventure is worth the trip if you find yourself floating around SoCal. I have already been there twice in 24 hours buying an incredible marble cheese cloche for $8 and a stunning black and white marble cafe table with an iron base for a steal.
Run, don't walk.