Bella Rustica Barn Marketplace 2012 & Special Guest from Funky Junk Interiors

I am getting excited about the upcoming 2nd Annual Bella Rustica Barn Sale!   It’s the last weekend in September, and the weather should be perfect in middle Tennessee.

Bella Rustica 2012


I really enjoyed the sale last year when it was held in Franklin, TN.  There were so many interesting vintage and upcycled items for sale – truly something for everyone.  This year it’s being held at historic Milky Way Farm in Lynnville, TN which is a longer drive from Nashville, but I’m sure will be well worth it

 Bella Rustica Barn Sale 2011


Two of my girlfriends and I are going to make a day of it on Saturday.  We are also going to tour the amazing Milky Way Manor, built by MARS candy founder, Frank Mars. You know I’m a sucker for a historic home tour, and with 25 bedrooms and 25,000 square feet, this one should be a pretty extraordinary.

Milky Way Manor


I’m hoping I’ll get to meet Donna, of the highly successful blog Funky Junk Interiors.  She’s going to be on-hand to do some fun workshops and meet her fans.  I hear she’s got a beautiful personal story to share, as well.

Donna of Funky Junk Interiors


The Event Manager for Bella Rustica sent me Press Passes in the mail today, so I’ll be taking photos and sharing with you all the coolest things I find at the sale.  Below is a photo of the things I bought last year.  My favorite is the amazing rhinestone bracelet upcycled from a vintage brooch.

 Fun stuff I found at last year’s sale


The proceeds of the sale go to benefit AGAPE, a nonprofit faith-based adoption and counseling agency.  It’s going to be a great weekend with lots of amazing vendors, with proceeds going to a wonderful cause.  Give me a shout if you see me there!

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8 thoughts on “Bella Rustica Barn Marketplace 2012 & Special Guest from Funky Junk Interiors

  1. Eileen says:

    Gee, wish I lived in that neck of the woods!

    I have to tell you how much I appreciate your blog! I have learned so much. I’m in the process of redoing my middle daughter’s room and when she told me she wanted it bright purple, I tried to channel the decorologist and actually got her to go with a purplish gray. I figured that was more neutral and would age a little better than straight out purple. She tried to compromise by saying we could just paint one wall dark purple, but then I remembered something you’d written that discouraged the accent wall, so I stuck to my guns and we both LOVE it!!

    Thank you!

    • Kristie Barnett says:

      You really HAVE been listening, haven’t you?? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to talk mommas into creating less of a “Disney Princess” look and more of a “European Princess” look – definitely grayed down will go further for you both! Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  2. Paula Van Hoogen says:

    This is a wonderful cause you are going to support, Kristie.
    I just watched Donna’s story. It was so special, and so inspiring! May others think and pray along these same lines. God has a wonderful place for all children! Thanks for presenting this. Blessings, Paula.

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    • LORI PEACH says:

      I have a fashion truck and would love to be there Sat & Sun.. I will pay for all days if necessary. I will need to be outside of course, preferably on even concrete. There are pics on my website. I sell women’s consigned and retail clothing, purses, jewelry and accessories. Chris Williams referred me to this. Please contact me asap so that I can make plans!!

      Thanks a bunch!
      Lori Peach

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