Antique Lovers Flock to The Barn at Sundial Farm in Ossining, NY

by Dagmar Bleasdale on August 25, 2012

The Barn at Sundial FarmWhen I went to Yorktown’s antiques and collectible sale last weekend, I bought the vintage wooden bucket from Diane Arnold, and she told me about her store, The Barn at Sundial Farms.

It’s actually three barns full of antiques and vintages collectibles, just 10 minutes away from Yorktown in Ossining, NY, right off of the Taconic parkway.

Three barns full of home decorating items, how had I not known about this place?

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique storeTwo days ago I treated myself and drove to The Barn after dropping off Landon at farm camp. Honestly, when I was pulling up I could already tell that I’d fall in love with this place. The setting is just beautiful, and I couldn’t wait to explore every room.

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique storeDiane showed me around for a few minutes and told me that the original house, blacksmith cottage, and barns were built in 1780! The tall barn is stunning and held together with “nails” made out of wood. The “Spieker” house in my parent’s garden in Germany is constructed just like it.

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique storeDiane and her husband Tim — a successful advertising industry veteran, ad consultant, and columnist — opened the doors of The Barn 2 1/2 years ago.

Their friends, Penny and Bill Hawkey, owners of Sundial Farm since 1973, offered up the barns for their use after Diane and Tim downsized and had to put many of their collectibles in storage. The little side business has fast become their full-time passion.

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique storeThe Arnold’s taste is eclectic, and you can find mid-century modern, arts & crafts, Art Deco, contemporary, and American vintage furniture and home decorating items at The Barn.

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique storeCan you tell these were horse stalls? Diane decorated every on of them with a different theme.

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique store

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique store

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique store

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique storeI was tempted to buy these dishes and cups, but I just scored a similar set at a thrift store.

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique store

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique storeThese mid-century modern furniture are not really my style; I’m more interested in antiques since my parents had an antique store. But The Barn is full of items I’d love to get — look at this stunning mirror:

antiques at The Barn at Sundial Farm, Ossining, NY

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique store

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique store

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique store

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique store

The Barn at Sundial Farm antique store

I have a couple of old washboards like this one — what a great idea to turn it into a mirror.

vintage mirrorsRight across the barns is the Sundial Farm’s greenhouse and garden. I must have taken 50 pictures, but here are just a few to give you an idea of how lovely that place is as well.

Sundial Farm in Ossining, NYBill built the “stick house” — a portico he designed and built himself from two fallen cedar trees and thin willow branches. He is a master gardener and his specialties are perennials and organic fruit and vegetables that are for sale.

Sundial Farm in Ossining, NY

Sundial Farm in Ossining, NY

Sundial Farm in Ossining, NYIf you love home decorating and picking through antiques, you need to visit The Barn at Sundial Farm! It is open Thursday through Sunday from 10AM till 6PM.

I ended up wanting to buy this pretty fruit or veggie holder, but Tim insisted I just take it, a little thank you for my interest in their store and wish to blog about it.

Thank you, Diane and Tim, for letting me explore your beautiful place for almost two hours. I’ll be back soon.

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Lisa August 27, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Looks amazing…I am always on the hunt for milk glass…did sundial have any in their collection?

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Dagmar August 27, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I’m not sure, but you could give them a call :)

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Anita Clark August 26, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I love looking for hidden treasures and could see myself spending a lazy afternoon checking out all the goodies at The Barn at Sundial Farm.

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Jamie "ChatterBlossom" August 26, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Oh wow! I am sooo jealous! That place is beautiful!

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