When 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?
Two 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.
Diane 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.
Diane 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.
These 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:
Bill 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.
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.