Well, I promised you photos of the Barn Sale at La Maison Rustique and here they are! I have to tell you, I had such fun at this fabulous once-a-month event. If you’ve never been, it is located about an hour north of San Diego in Temecula – wine country. As I drove down the road in Temecula toward the sale, I saw several hot air balloons overhead. I passed winery after winery. It is absolutely beautiful there. The sale is only on two days – Friday and Saturday – and it is very popular. I spoke to a family that had driven from Las Vegas just for the sale. They got up at 4 in the morning and drove 4 hours – one way!
I love the barn that is La Maison Rustique. Isn’t it charming? Linda is the creator of the event – and the barn is hers. There are many talented women behind the scenes, styling, creating, selling – the vignettes they have created are wonderful. As I walked toward the barn, what did I see? Paintings by one of my favorite artists, Christie Repasy. I made a beeline toward them and started speaking with a woman in the booth who I soon discovered was Christie herself. She is a lovely person and I spent quite a bit of time talking to her about her work, what inspires her, her children and her home in Laguna Beach. Her paintings are predominately of roses and other flowers and they are gorgeous. She was so generous with her time. I spent a good long while deciding what painting to buy…I would look at everything, go away, come back, and go away again until I finally decided. I’ll share those with you another time! Here is Christie in her booth, along with some more photos of her work.
There’s much more, but to tell you the truth, I was so busy looking at everything, talking to everyone and enjoying the morning that I had to remind myself to take pictures! I wanted this cupboard, the doors were painted with chalkboard paint – unfortunately, I can’t buy furniture while I’m here. (Sometimes I fantasize about not flying home but renting a van instead and loading all my stuff in it when I leave here. You can bet I would be loading that porch swing right into the van!