Barntiques .. Your Source for Fresh off the Farm Aniques

Barntiques .. Your Source for Fresh off the Farm Aniques

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fresh off the Farm Antiques

Growing up on a farm in western Iowa during the 60's and 70's we had lot of antiques. Of course we didn't call them antiques. We called them Grandma's old crock or Grandpa's old Skillet. We actually used the stuff!!! It wasn't until I was older that I discovered this old stuff that we used was quite collectible and in antique shops. I had just taken it for granted that everyone had an attic full, basement full, barn full, shed full of our ancestors stuff. Midwesterners typically didn't throw things away ... it just got storage away. Thank goodness of all these wonderful things from the past would have been lost.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Come See What's Inside Our Barn???

Barntiques is Full Inside and Out.
Our porch holds many treasures for your hunting pleasure as well.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Charm of Something Old

I'm just a big sentimental softly for antiques. I want to image who owned them before, how they were used, how important they were to their previous owners in the past and what part they played in their everyday lives. "If only antiques would talk" what stories they would tell... The Cherished favorite doll, book, the dish that always held the special Christmas salad, the wedding gift, the trusty iron, the colorful tablecloth that was only used for special occasions the list could go on and on.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Our Barntiques Kitties

Barnituqes Antique Mall is actually in a turn of the century barn located on our "farm"... we actually just have 5 acreages, but is was once a farm.
Everyone loves the country atmosphere. Especially our Barn Kitties.
We usually have cats for everyone to pet and love while visiting our store. No one loves our cats more than one of our great dealers Elaine's sweet young daughters. Unfortunately her one daughter is very allergic, but she still loves to see them.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Stained Glass Window, Crocks and More..

One of our dealers has a great selection of stained glass windows.
lots of Crocks... I love the blue ones...

Neatly displayed booths

Awesome early Crocks

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Antiques Hanging Around at Barntiques

We have a lot of great Antiques Hanging Around at Barntiques Antique Mall.

Monday, August 16, 2010

State Fair Antiques at The Heritage Hall

Our Family spent an absolutely perfect Sunday at the Iowa State Fair. One of my favorite buildings in the Heritage Barn at the Top of the Hill. It houses antiques, heritage craftsman and all the wonderful contests... like fiddlers competition, longest beard etc.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Barntiques Carries Lots of Ironstone...
Blue Willow

Great ironstone Pitcher

We have Lots of Crocks... This one is really Great!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Turn of the Century Quilts for Sale At Barntiques

We offer a great selection of quilts at Barntiques. Here they are being displayed in our "big" interior of the Barn.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Barntiques Closed Today Aug.12th

Our Daughter will be competing in the Iowa State Fair Bill Riley Talent Show Today. All our help is on Vacation... so Barntiques Antique Mall will be closed Today

The famous Iowa State Fair Butter Cow

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Barntiques.."Antiques Fresh off the Farm"

Our Antique Mall is stocked by 16 dealers from the area with years of antiquing experience. They continually gather antiques for sale at Barntiques. Come See What's New!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Where does "Barntiques" get it's name??

My husband thought of the name for several reasons. First of all Barntiques Antique Mall is actually in our turn of the century barn located on our farm near Iowa City.
The second reason is that we wanted to pay tribute to the Farm and Farmhouses of our great state. We try to buy most of our antiques from farm sales and tag sales from the area. We call it...."fresh off the farm antiques" , so the name Barntiques... is Antiques sold out of a Barn... from Barns etc. We hope you can visit Barnitques soon to see what's new.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

What Cheer Flea Market

Jessica and I headed in the old gray van to What Cheer Iowa for their annual flea market.
What a beautiful day it was. We could only be their a few hours because we had to get back to run the store , but we made good use of time and came home with a load. It was so much fun. Didn't find a many primitives as I wanted, but still got some wonderful hidden treasures.


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