Sunday, 2 October 2011

Monday Morning Mop & Shop

Monday Oct 3
we will be mopping floors and cleaning up!

If you want to stop in during these hours, and you don't mind our mess... feel free to come shop around for fun finds. Still deals to be had on items under our tents that need to go!

 (And no, I won't be mopping in high heels!)

  • Vintage Sheets - $5 EACH (reg. $10)
  • Fabric Bundles $2 EACH (reg $4)
  • Vintage Suitcases - $10 EACH - definately some funky ones left!
  • Vintage HotWheels Cars - $1 each
  • Retro 50s stepstools - $30 EACH turquoise or green.
  • Vintage Turquoise Metal Ironing Board - $20  (TIP: these make excellent shelving stands  , or jewelry holders if mounted to the wall!)   
  • Other nik-naks etc. as well :)
still some FREE halloween costumes, accessories left that need a new home.

A great big thank you to everyone who came out for our last official Market day
- don't forget to upload a fun photo of your Tin Barn find onto our Facebook Page
for a chance to win a $20 gift card to our online store which will be opening again soon! 

Saturday, 1 October 2011


Some stuff we're taking with us for the winter, but there are lots of things we won't be, some come give it a new home! 

Come make us an offer on the things you love.  As long as we haven't slotted it to come with us, you bet we'll give you a better deal - especially if you smile :)

aqua & green 50's retro stools, select clothing, vintage odds n ends, mens ties, fabrics, dishes, wooden rocking chair & side chairs + DIY funky junk - rusty baby carriage, spindles, old pine board, wooden chess board.

Better Homes & Gardens 2009 Fleamarket Style Finds

also FREE secondhand Halloween costumes/accessories. Everything will be in a tickle trunk under the SALE tent for you to sort through and take as you wish. Wigs, Hats, Makeup, Clothing, a couple of kids costumes, etc. etc.  A couple of nice handmade CAPES as well for just $5

Tomorrow it will be too windy for our signs to go up ...
so find us via GPS Hwy 29 #4637 - just 5 minutes North of Almonte

Balloons and our Big Sign will be at the Gate

Parking in the front field to your right when you enter.

Thursday, 29 September 2011


Okay all you Tin Barn Fans, now is the chance to show off your goods ......
that you found at the Tin Barn Market that is!


We have had such a fun, fantastic few months opening and tinkering with the concept of our little Tin Barn Market.  Meeting and collaborating with so many wonderful, creative, & planet friendly people has been great.  Thank you to everyone who visited, stopped by, bought something, baked, created or made things for the shoppe, and to those who have inspired us to continue down the road of spreading the word about unique ways to re-use, re-purpose, and reclaim materials and the importance of diverting waste from landfills. We hope to continue to stay in touch with all of you over the winter as we explore and try out some new angles and other avenues! 

As we close out the season at our current location outside of Almonte, ON we thought a photo contest showcasing YOUR favourites would be a fun and interactive to say thank you for a great summer and your support!

So here's what you've gotta do!

1.  Upload a photo onto the TinBarn Facebook Page with a short note/description 
     telling us how how you have used a Tin Barn  find and why you love it. 

2.  Haven't taken something home from the the Tin Barn yet? Ahh, what a pity... but no worries, we welcome you to drop by this Sunday Oct 2  to create your own fun photo
     using anything you see and like. (no, you do not have to buy anything from us to enter  the contest, but your photo does need to have a Tin Barn item in it) 
     ***We will also have a camera onsite that you can borrow if needed*** 

We will be judging and selecting our top three photo favourites with these things in mind:

1) overall greatness & appeal of the photo
2) originality of how you have used something you found (re-used, re-purposed, re-h
omed)3) and above all, a touch of humour gets big brownie points! (the good, clean, fun kind)

There is no limit to how many entries one person submits, provided your photograph contains an item from the Tin Barn.

HURRY! Deadline to ENTER is Sunday October 9, 2010Contest Winners will be contacted November 1st, 2011 and will be able to redeem winning Gift Cards at our online store that we are currently working on opening in the very near future That's right...funky finds delivered right to your front door. Exciting.

Saturday, 24 September 2011


GATE OPEN 9am-5pm.....

Enjoy our little selection of homegrown, homemade goods. Each Sunday we have a small selection of treats available.  We recommend coming early if you have a craving for something specific :)

This Sunday we will have CANDY APPLES & BROWNIES!

homemade all natural FACIAL BARS & SOAP
Homemade JAMS - peach, raspberry, strawberry - NEW this Sunday - GRAPE JELLY)
Premium local organic GARLIC BULBS from the farm down the road
PICKLES - Sweet Dill & Bread&Butter

TENT SALE BARGAINS! fun junk & nik naks starting at $1

(probably even some freebies :)

Secondhand clothing & Halloween pieces & accessories also being cleared out!

& FROM THE SHOPPE..... the things we are loving this week!

Vintage Flower Storage Tins

Mini Silver Salt & Pepper shakers

Hard Case Suitcases

Assorted Old Jars


and as usual....we love it when dogs come in to try on and model our funky handknit dog sweaters by AKAINU fine handknits!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Road Trip Destination: Mississippi Mills!

Looking for a nice, lazy, lovely way to spend your Sunday? Come on out for a country drive and swing by our little barn shoppe and outdoor vintage, handmade, secondhand market.  We invite you to join us for some laid back shopping fun and want to encourage people to enjoy the nice things this area has to offer while they're here! We are just 5 minutes down the road from beautiful Mill of Kintail where you can hike and enjoy the turning Fall colours. Click here to find out more about this fantastic little gem:


We are happy to offer a few of Linda's FRESH HOME BAKED DEEP DISH PEACH & APPLE PIES to go....get here early, first come first serve!

My sister's Homemade Sweet Dill Pickles, Bread & Butter Pickles, Medium Spicy Salsa, Jams - Strawberry, Peach, & Raspberry

Large Organic Garlic Bulbs grown and picked by our neighbours down the road!

* Antique Shabby Chic Dresser - use as is or turn it into a sink vanity
* Retro 60's flower power storage tins (pink & yellow!)
* Vintage metal cone-shaped graters (we think these would make awesome
   industrial style hanging lamp shades, parts come from an old Hamilton Beach food grater, 

   never used)
* 50s turquoise fold-out step stool to complement anyone's retro kitchen - not
to mention how handy these are for reaching high places!
* Assortment of antique & vintage kitchen utensils
* Wooden Window Frames -some with glass, others without

* Discount fabric scraps starting at $1
* Halloween Costumes & Accessories starting at $1
* Cat Jewelry - any piece $5 each

Drop in and say hello, and enjoy the thrill of a great find!

Friday, 9 September 2011

The Line-up for Sept 10 & 11

 This weekend is Fibre Fest in Almonte!  Celebrating fine fibre arts with workshops, demos, unique vendors, and new this year BUTTON MANIA!

While you're in the area, swing by and visit us at the Tin Barn
  to check out our own funky collection of
  • Knit hats & mittens,
  • Luxury hand knit dog sweaters and pet toys
  • Nice vintage wool jackets , handknitted sweaters & shawls
  • Hip retro-knit kitchen hand towels & more
As usual, we've got outdoor croquet and horsehoes for kids, as well as a doggie watering station and treats for pups who came along for the roadtrip!

Find out more about us here:
Find out more about Fibre Fest here:

the closest bank machine is 5 minutes down the road in Almonte.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Always an interesting outing at Rideau Ferry Antiques!

Is life complete without a roadtrip to Rideau Ferry Antiques? This trip I spent some time out in the yard snapping some photos of my favourite rusting junk piles. I'm forever impressed by the organization of "stuff" at this place, and somehow the result always leaves an overwhelming yet  artistic impression on me.

This place is a great spot to find just about prepared to dig and explore. The outdoor yard spills over with a variety of old and interesting rusted things, the barns (a new one now open) is home to antique and vintage home furnishings,collectables and salvage, while the cupboards and cabinets inside the house are filled to the brim with teacups, china, figurines, linens and more.  There is just too much stuff to even mention!

What I like best about this place:  you take home a few neat treasures at reasonable prices, but also a humbling reminder of the impact of consumption, and where things go when we no longer use them.

As always, we would love to see and hear about your great Rideau Ferry finds and any upcycled projects!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Sunday August 14: What's Happening at the Tin Barn!

Just in! A sweet new selection of  home décor and kitchenware: pottery, funky mugs and dishes, pitchers, platters and more!  We add new inventory each week so you get new finds all the time! Handmade chalkboards also ready for Sunday – including our new colour – Butter Yellow!  These are great for going back to school, making to do lists, keeping track of groceries, or for letting guests know your menu!

Love Salvage? We now have a few DIY salvaged items that are great to use to achieve that country rustic look around your home & garden: Garden Markers, Old Windows, Decorative Wood Trimwork, and Wooden shutter pieces are some of the treasures.  Be creative and make something nice!

A Taste of Country from the Market! My sister’s Homemade Fresh Fruit Sundae Toppers or Jams make great gifts - or personal treats! Peach, Raspberry & Strawberry now available in gift baskets of two with pretty vintage fabric tied around the lids. [Also commonly used to make toast taste better J ]

Heads up, Pickles are Coming! – You can place a pickle jar order with us in advance - her homemade pickles come in two weeks! Send us an email or stop into the shoppe to place an order.

Mid Century Modern Fanatics!  We are very excited and happy to welcome a new inspirational guest vendor this Sunday!  Sharing a passion for home décor, Tharani, from 20 Rue Edward, who specializes in collecting and decorating with Mid Century Modern pieces and kitchenware, will be onsite showcasing and selling some of her amazing goods!  I was fortunate enough to get a house tour from her the other day and all I can say is that surely, you will not be disappointed by her creative and playful displays and her eye for a good find!  Oh, did I mention she cooks wicked exotic vegetarian foods? Sample some of her favourites at the market this Sunday while you browse for treasures.  For more info follow her at their blog:

And lasly, did anyone else smell Fall looming in the air the other night? Maybe I’m over reacting…but just the same, I’ve put out some fun & pretty hand knit throws, which go great with a cool evening and a campfire J

Hope to see you Sunday

Errin @ the Tin Barn

Sunday, 31 July 2011


Monday August 1st we are open 9am-5pm

Lots of great treasures waiting to be found - including a great shabby chic wooden storage box!
Visit us on Facebook and learn more about us.

Hope to see you!
Tin Barn

Monday, 18 July 2011

TIN BARN MARKET NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 9am-5pm! HWY 29 - just North of Almonte. #4637

Hi and Welcome to the Tin Barn Market.  We're so excited to be open!  While we continue to get our feet on the ground a little better, we'de like to invite you to join us on Facebook to stay in the loop and be the first to know what we're upto!!/pages/TIN-BARN-MARKET/361150363356?sk=wall

Swing by for a visit next time you are out this way!  Hwy 29, #4637 just north of Almonte - watch for our signs.

Tin Barn