We're Ready!


It was a long, cold, frustrating winter,
but spring has officially arrived 
at The Barn! 
We are ready to slide open the barn doors 
and present our latest fresh collection of antiques, home decor, new and vintage furniture, garden elements, jewelry, architectural salvage 
and so much more! 

If you have any questions, need directions,
or just want to tell us how happy you are
we're open this weekend, call us, we'd 
love to hear from you!


Friday, April 4th - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 5th - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 6th - 9a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Barn Show
3250 Bottner Road
Gambrills, MD  21054
(Anne Arundel County) 


If you missed our last post and 
would like some more information
on the show, i.e., policies,
payment and delivery options, etc.
click here

Thank you!

(Your exhausted, but excited)
Barn Crew

Maria, Gail, Pam, Kari
Calvin, Gregg and Kenny


Tent Up Emotion

Oh, my gosh, where to begin!?
Do I first tell you about the two
enormous tents that were
put up today to provide
protection against the 
forecasted rain at the
end of the week, or just 
jump right in to the nitty gritty
and give you all the information
you need to come to the 
show prepared and ready to shop?
Hmm, what to do...  

You know what,
I think I'll talk about what it's like
to put on a barn show because
right now, as I type, completely
winging this post, I just 
imagine my fellow crew members
are at their respective houses
feeling exactly like I am; 
(everything looks incredible!)
(we're working long days!)
(sometimes a vignette vision doesn't come
together as planned)
(we've been moving furniture for weeks!)
(we're doing what we love)
(will it pour?, will you like it?, will my body 
hold up?, when will I find time to finish a 
million more projects?)

Putting on a Barn Show is hard work!
But it's also a lot of fun and we're lucky 
because we're friends and we 
laugh at ourselves, make fun
of each other's craziness,
(we all have our "moments")
support one another, 
encourage creativity 
and just genuinely love the
experience, each and every show,
the good, the bad and the ugly.

It's what we do.  

And I'd like to think it's what
makes The Barn Show
so special, and so different from
any other similar event.
You have no idea how much we 
fuss over room ideas, tweak tablescapes 
relentlessly, completely redo rooms
days before our show because
something seems "off", obsess
over the details, just to make sure
everything is perfect.
It's just who we are. 
When you come to our show we want you 
to be inspired, to find something
perfect for your home, something
that "speaks to you" and worthy to
put in your home, your sanctuary.
And so that's why we're working
so hard to put together our
show - we want you to love it!!

 Okay, so now I'm rambling 
and you're probably thinking,
"What's her point?"

And I guess the point is this;
we're all just so stinkin' excited
about what we've put together
and truly just can't wait for
you to see it all this weekend!

That's the bottom line!

But, hey, speaking of lines,
(now there's a segue)
 as you know, The Barn
can get a little crowded
on opening day and
sometimes the line to get into
the parking lot or to check out
can be a little long,
so while we've implemented some
(like more cashiers and a new check out que)
we ask for your help.
A little kindness and patience 
go a long way!
The reality is there are parking
limitations and we haven't been
able to solve that problem because
we just don't have room to expand
our parking lot, so we ask for
patience and kindness.
Please respect our neighbors,
who so kindly put up with our 
shows, by not parking on their
lawns or in their driveways.
Let's make it an enjoyable
experience for everyone.
Things to consider:
1.  Carpool with your friends
(just bring the big SUV - we 
want you to be able to fit a lot into it!)
2.  Plan to shop after the Friday
morning rush, which usually
occurs from when we open at 9
until noon or so.  
The mini-barn and the upstairs
of the main barn are absolutely
packed with stock and as we
sell down we re-stock.  
 So, the folks who are there 
first thing Friday
morning won't get to see
any of the fabulous pieces we bring 
down as the day/weekend goes on,
but you, our smart friend, will, 
because you shopped later in the day or
came on Saturday or Sunday.
3.  If you do find something you love,
please remember,
all sales are final.   
We only have three days to sell
a barn full of furniture/accessories and
 so our prices are fantastic!
Everything is priced to sell.
4.   We accept cash, checks with
proper identification and Visa/MasterCard.
5.  If you fall in love with a farm 
table and you're only driving a 
Smart Car, don't worry, we offer
delivery services 
(after the show ends)
at reasonable rates. 
6.  All purchases must be picked up
no later than two weeks after the show
ends unless otherwise agreed upon.
Items not picked up 30 days after 
the show will be returned to stock. 
No refund will be given.
7.  And the absolute most 
important rule is to have fun!  
Enjoy the show - introduce yourself,
tell us what you're looking for,
give us your feedback - we want your
visit to the 
The Barn to be delightful,
and we can't wait to see you!

The long winded Gail
and the rest of the 
Barn Crew
- Maria, Pam, Kari, Calvin, Gregg & Kenny -
 Friday, April 4th - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 5th - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 6th - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


The Barn Show
3250 Bottner Road
Gambrills, MD  21054
(Anne Arundel County)

Now that I got all the fine print
out of the way, how about a few
pictures of what went on today
at the barn!?

More pics tomorrow....
this barn girl is tired!


Hello Sunshine!

Oh, it just felt so wonderful being
outside today, soaking up the warmth
of that beautiful sun and knowing
not only was it raising our spirits
but also drying out our fields!

So, while Kari labored to bring
a little spring time beauty 
with flowers from her 
farmhouse to our window boxes,
Calvin took some time to
make some calls, field some
calls from his legion of fans
and even move a bunch of
furniture around with Gregg.

We also made a call to 
this gentleman to help us with a little
"insurance" against the threat
of rain for Thursday and Friday,
and the end result will 
be big, beautiful tents to 
protect all of the outside 
vignettes from the
wrath of Mother Nature - 
just in case she decides to show
up with some rain - again! 

And now I know my post
last night said I'd be providing
all the 411 today on what to expect at
the show, answers to
frequently asked questions, etc.,
but the truth of the matter is 
we were all just so filled with
happiness today because
the rain had stopped, our
plans are coming together and
we're just so dang excited about
the show, that today, I decided
just to spread a little sunshine!

So, with much love and 
appreciation from 
the crew, we thank you
for your interest in The Barn,
and we just want you to know
we can't thank you enough
for supporting us show
after show, year after year,
and we can't wait to see you
Friday, April 4th - Sunday, April 6th.

What the heck, all the fine print can
wait another day, right?


- The Barn Crew -     

3250 Bottner Road
Gambrills, MD  21054

Friday, April 4th - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 5th - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 6th - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 


Rainy Day Blues

 Dear Mother Nature,
You're really starting to
annoy us.   First it was the many
snowstorms that delayed work at
The Barn and now it's your 
insistence on relentless rain
since Friday.
Please, we're begging you 
to give us a break!

  We have so much work that
needs to get done outside for our Barn Show,
which opens this Friday, April 4th and
the rain is making us crazy! 

The parking lot needs to dry out,
we have vignettes to create,
furniture to place and 
signs to post!

So, please, please, turn off the showers
and bring us some sunshine!

The soggy Barn Crew

 So, anyway, lovely reader,
instead of creating
our potting shed vision, 
fishing camp,
and outdoor dining room vignettes,
we spent the day working
inside, fluffing The Barn!

Calvin had us all wishing
there really were two of him

Gregg worked on loading the
"Farmhouse Kitchen" 
with fresh finds

The always camera shy
Kenny hung pediments,
mirrors and pictures

And Kari showed why
she has way more style than
any of us when she whipped
out her tool box, which
is actually a vintage train bag!
(How cool is that?!)

Kari, Maria and Calvin
strategized on what 
additional accessories and
furniture need to be added to a
room we envision as
"An Artist Retreat"
Gregg and Pam
made sure all of the
unique lighting 
(like the one made from
architectural salvage he's working on here) 
is ready for opening day

And what did I (Gail) do?

I splashed in the puddles
and played in the rain!
(And they thought I was just taking pictures!)

Which, I also did...

Rain or shine,
we'll be ready for our
spring show,

The Barn
3250 Bottner Road
Gambrills, MD  21054
Friday, April 4th - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 5th - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 6th - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

Stop back tomorrow for a post
on what to expect, frequently asked
questions, Barn Show policies,
and tips for enjoying the show!

Now, please say a little prayer
to Mother Nature asking
to send us blue skies
and warm temperatures!

Thank you!



Finding Love

Sometimes love finds us
in some pretty crazy places
and when it happens, it 
can't be denied.

Kari knows that first hand.
Here's the message and some
pics she sent us earlier today
describing her latest find:

"It was love at first sight, 
although it was buried in the junk 
pile of an old barn and in bits and pieces,
I just knew I had to have her,
and oooh, she's fabulous, no?"

And so after a little elbow grease,
this little beauty now looks like this:

Pretty sweet, isn't it?

Take a peek at a couple of
other great pieces Kari worked
her magic on with a fresh
coat of paint and a little
distressing to add some interest.

If you like what you see,
make plans to shop our spring show at
The Barn
3250 Bottner Road
Gambrills, MD  21054
Friday, April 4th - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 5th - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 6th - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  


Who knows, you might just
fall in love yourself!