4.20.2015

The Home Stretch


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


Almost every day for the past few months, one or all of us have been either at The Barn getting ready for our spring show, or out hunting high and low for the great pieces we have in each of our shows.  

 We've been up and down the east coast picking in barns, attics and auctions for unique pieces we'd love to have in our own homes, picking them up, and in most cases cleaning, painting, repurposing, and imaging where they would fit in The Barn, how they could be used in your home and then carefully creating vignettes that will showcase each piece beautifully.  

We're working feverishly this week to put the 
fruit of our labors into place and we really
think you're going to love what you see
when you visit our spring show,
Friday, April 24th - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25th - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
and
Sunday, April 26th - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Now with every show, we have to share a 
few guidelines on how we operate,
so that the newbies and our long-time
loyal customers can all have a really
great shopping experience.
So, are you ready for the ground rules?
Here goes, and in no particular order
(this barn girl is tired!)

1.  The absolute most important rule is to 

"Have Fun, Enjoy Yourself", 
have some (free) coffee and some (free) water
and (free) cookies, and take your time shopping 
the show.  We're a unique shopping experience and you're going to want to savor your time with us, and we're going to want to spend some time with you, so don't rush in and rush out!  

Slow down, enjoy, and be sure to say hello,
because we're so happy you're even considering spending your valuable time with us, that we want to have an appropriate chance to say hello and thank you before you rush off!

2.  When you find something you love, 
(and we truly hope you do!)
we accept visa/mc, cash and 
checks with proper identification.
The only caveat is that if you'd like to use
your credit card we require a minimum of a 
$25 purchase to do so.
For our longtime customers - this is a new rule
so please make sure you take notice!
(Thank you!) 


3.  It's going to be crowded Friday morning, so if you
don't like crowds please plan to shop the show later in the day or on Saturday or Sunday.
That said, due to parking constraints 
we ask that you exercise patience, caution 
and respect our neighbors by not parking on their lawns or in their driveways. They so kindly put up with our shows three times a year and we really strive to be good neighbors, and with your help we can keep them happy. 
:)
  Unfortunately due to our rural location we have limited parking so please consider carpooling with your friends.

4.  If you are local you know we've had some rain the past couple of days and so our parking lot is still drying out, the ground may be slippery , so please, please be careful! 


5.  We also have tent stakes marked with bright pink caution tape - and in your excitement to see the goods we don't want you tripping and getting hurt. Let's stay safe!
6.  We offer delivery services at reasonable rates, so if you find something you love and it won't fit in your car, we can help you get it home. 
(Deliveries occur after the show ends)

7.  ALL PRICES ARE FIRM!
We only have three days to sell a barn full of
treasures we have spent tons of gas money and time finding,digging through dirty old barns, sweating (or freezing) our little bottoms off at auctions waiting hours for one item to come up, and not to mention the amount of time it took us to clean them up, paint them up, repurpose them, make it all look adorable and despite all of that, we price everything in The Barn to sell - we're known for our excellent prices, so please respect the hard work that goes into it!
(thank you!)

8.  HOLDS
If you get to the show and find something you love, just look for one of the crew members - we'll all be wearing black aprons with our barn show logo on the front and we'll be happy to start a hold pile for that's managed by one of our crew members and an awesome group of volunteers.  

9.  TAGS
Everything is tagged from the lamps to the tables to the awesome homemade bread we have made for us,
and so if something doesn't have a tag it probably 
means someone beat you to it.  If you do pull a tag
on a piece of furniture, find a crew member right away so we can mark it as a PENDING SALE. No item is 
considered SOLD until it is paid for.
Small items, such as jewelry, pictures, etc., can be given to a crew member and placed on the hold table with your name on it so no one else can claim them.  

Wow, who knew there were so many "rules" about
shopping a Barn Show!  

Stop back tomorrow (Tuesday) so I can share some
more information about parking, the shuttle bus, 
the best time to shop the show, etc.  




  But until then, the most important thing 
we would like to say is "Thank You". 
Thank you for supporting us, allowing us to do what we love and just being such wonderful 
friends to all of us at The Barn Show. 
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

PICS TOMORROW!
or find us on Facebook
The Barn Show/Gambrills
for the most current photos

Need additional information
or directions?

Call us:  410/903-1583
Email us: info@thebarnshow.com

- The Barn Crew -
Maria, Pam, Gail, Kari
Calvin, Gregg and Kenny