The barn open house was a huge success and so much fun! It was a scorcher, but we served traditional summer refreshments: ice-cold lemonade, watermelon, and baked goods served on an over-sized antique ironing board.
My mom and I, taking a breather on the front porch, hosted over 50 people throughout the afternoon, including good friends and all those that contributed to the barn renovation. This doesn't include all of the people that stopped to take photos of the wildflower meadow with the barn back drop. In fact, while getting ready for the guests to arrive, a wedding coordinator spontaneously walked up the driveway and asked if we'd mind if they had their wedding photo shoot in front of the meadow later in the day...which meant right in the middle of the the open house. Of course, we welcomed them all.
I couldn't resist taking a few pictures myself!
The 94 year old woodworker, who made my mother's art supply cabinet, came by with a barn-warming gift.
The architect, Bob Jefferies and his wife Ann, drove seven hours from Boston to surprise us with his first visit to the barn.
The meadow has been attracting so much more than just bees and butterflies...we never know who will pull into the driveway, and we're making new friends all the time.
What an incredible day! So glad we could share it with you too.
Stay tuned...next post up: Barn Tour!