Tin Barn Market

“Create. Re-purpose. Re-invent. LOVE again.”

This concept isn’t new, it isn’t something we haven’t heard before… so what makes this shop “blog-worthy”? The two very inspirational women that own this shop are what make this “blog-worthy”!!! Oh don’t get me wrong, the “market” is full of different, eclectic hand picked items that make any kindred spirit drool and want everything upon entry, but none of this would exist without the passion, energy and personality galore of these two sweet ladies! Sweet may be a little mild, they are kick-ass ladies! They know how to market, how to network, they know how to make dreams come true! They are hard workers, and have talent and inspiration falling out of their pockets… they do not sit and watch things happen, they are the doers, the thinkers and the dreamers that make this awesome little shop pulse with eclectic energy!

Hello Spring | Vin'yet Etc.

Kick-ass ladies, not as in ~ they will do that to you, at least I don’t think they will… 😉 what I mean by that is they seem to be the whole pkg. They are a dynamic duo!

Vicki’s arsenal; design, film and puppet making (how cool is that) and Errin’s retail, marketing and communications knowledge is a force to be reckoned with… I first met them through facebook, their online auction. I bid on and won an Ironstone platter…

Ironstone vignette | Instagram | Vin'yet Etc.

The vignette I put together with that lovely Ironstone platter… I used some twine and  vintage pictures of my Dad and I… Find more of my vignettes on Instagram

When we were driving to Almonte, ON to pick up my prize, I had no idea what to expect. I knew by reading their FB page that they weren’t re-opened yet, but I was meeting them at the shop. When we arrived, things were upside down and all over, but I totally saw the pride and the potential in that place. Bud and I were invited right in, chaos and all, we chatted like we knew each other for years! Both Bud and I just wanted to stay, get our hands dirty (unwrap all the goodies) and hang out with these two! After one meeting, they knew our names and remembered details from that fast conversation, as I would find out on my return trip… a follow up message from them was the topper for me, yep I wanted to write about them, I wanted to shop at the Tin Barn Market!

Tin Barn Flags | Vin'yet Etc.

I made it there for the grand re-opening and I was not disappointed! After just one meeting, I totally knew who they were, a little stalking on FB never hurt anyone! 😉 I wasn’t prepared however to walk in there and be so openly welcomed, I was a little shy at first, but; “Hello Laurie how are you? Where’s Bud today?” They even remembered that I won the Ironstone platter and had another tucked away for me to have a look at! Imagine, all they had going on with an opening of a store, they remember details like that!

Lets browse shall we…

Pretty Little Bits | Vin'yet Etc.

Handmade Soy Candles | Vin'yet Etc.

Awesome Vignettes | Vin'yet Etc.

Adventures on the road and meeting new people, new like minded people are one of the things that fuel their passions, the other is styling and creating new products, re-loving, re-inventing, they just don’t come up with awesome ideas and have someone else build, they are 100% hands on. Community support, big time, they source items for the store locally and throughout Eastern Ontario, the love of their town is evident straight away… they are the brains, the brawn and the beauty behind this shop!

Vintage Barber Chair | Vin'yet Etc.

There are beautiful twigs and lights and amazing vignettes everywhere… everything is zoned just perfectly.

Almonte ON | Vin'yet Etc.

 Heart Collage

StylizedHeartsHere are some more of my favourites, out of the 200 + pictures I took, yep crushing on this store big time!!!

Tool Box & Spring | Vin'yet Etc.

Office Collage

Laundry Zone | Vin'yet Etc.

Slogan Tin Barn Market | Vin'yet Etc.


Vintage goodness, hangers in a sweet metal basket, soap in mason jars… lovely details!

basket with burlap <3

  I adore this metal laundry basket with burlap…

Industrial Zone

Industrial <3

Bits-n-Pieces | Vin'yet Etc. Bits~n~pieces <3

Adorable Frames

Adorable frames <3

Apothecary B and W | Vin'yet Etc.

Apothecary collage | Vin'yet Etc.

Kitchen Collage One | Vin'yet Etc.

Kitchen Collage Two | Vin'yet Etc.

Fridge Love

I noticed this icebox right away and couldn’t resist a peek inside…

Love of the shopThese two have a gift for networking, but I should say just genuine warmth and caring, they make you feel a part of their dream… how can they not be excited, this little community has so much charm it oozes and this shop is the pièce de résistance…

Living what you love and just talking about it are very different things… I wanted to tell you about this shop because it’s one that dreams are made of, more specifically my dreams… they have my store… not literally of course, but they have lead the way for my brain to actually believe that this, a store of your very own, is a possibility! Tin Barn Market, thank-you! <3

Please stalk follow their journey like I will be, you can find them on, Pinterest, Facebook  and their website… they are so very approachable, they are open and eager to collaborate, let them know what you think and by all means, go visit this store! I sure hope you enjoyed your tour, but mostly I hope you get a chance to check this place out for yourselves! I dare you not to want to take everything home…

There are so many amazing things in this shop, I must admit I wanted too many things for myself! This is what I did take home and my goodies are very comfy in their new vignettes…

Shaving brushes | Vin'yet Etc.

~ Added to my collection of shaving brushes

Vintage hangers

Ironing board and clothes pins

~ Antique ironing board & vintage clothespins

Cream Pitcher | Vin'yet Etc.

~ Cream pitcher ~ filled with burlap and vintage wooden spoons

Thanks for joining me on this adventure, I’m looking forward to our next outing…

~ Laurie xo

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  • Reply Georgia Lyman March 24, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Love this place.

    • Reply Laurie March 24, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      I know I adore it myself… Thanks for popping in!

  • Reply Karen C March 24, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Beautiful shop and great pictures Laurie! How could they not remember you and your love and enthusiasm for all things old?

    • Reply Laurie March 24, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks Karen! <3

  • Reply Tin Barn Market March 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Can we start with : WOW! Laurie, as usual your blog and photographs, and how you have incorporated the love for old treasures into your own home are completely inspirational. Thank you for all of your kind words and featuring our shop on your blog. We were so happy to make a kindred connection with you & Bud and wish you all the success in your own inspired adventures! Hats off to continued creativity “falling out of all of our pockets” as you so cleverly put! Cheers Errin & Vicki
    Tin Barn

    • Reply Laurie March 24, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      Between your store and your town, I wanna move to Almonte! Continued creativity, yes and continued success for you guys! xoxox I feel HUGE things are in your future!
      ~ Laurie

  • Reply Patricia March 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    What a gold mine these ladies have. How fortunate for you to have stumbled upon it.Fantastic photos as well. Kudos to you!

    • Reply Laurie March 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Thank-you Patricia, I’m glad you dropped by, if your ever in the area… you must check them out!


  • Reply Kim Vaters March 25, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Am excited to make a trip to Almonte and check the store. Awesome blog!

    • Reply Laurie March 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks so much Kim for stopping by and leaving a comment!!! This place will is even better in person! 🙂

  • Reply Heidi March 25, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    You store is amazing!! Can’t wait to come for a visit. You are both extremely creative and driven.

  • Reply Laura / The Shed blog by Pet Scribbles April 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    What a gorgeous store by some talented ladies! And your pictures are pure vintage goodness, pure eye candy! Thanks so much for sharing them!

    • Reply Laurie April 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks Laura! This store is amazing! and the girls that run it are 10 times that! I really appreciate you stopping in!

  • Reply Janelle April 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    This place looks so cozy. I just want to stroll through and pick everything up – like you said. I know the kind of business owner you’re talking about it does make all the difference in a shopping experience. Luckily, there are a ton of local shops in Halifax with down-to-earth shopkeepers. Thanks for sharing your pics!

    • Reply Laurie April 16, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Hi Janelle! Thanks for checking out the Tin Barn Market… I could and have spent hours there! 🙂 Ah Halifax is awesome! I am from the East Coast too, NB. I’d love to explore Halifax some day, I bet there are amazing shops there!


  • Reply Dani @ lifeovereasy April 26, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Looks like a great find. And I love it when great stores are owned by great people. Makes me happy to support them. Hopefully I will get a chance to drop in some time. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Laurie April 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      This store is a must, they are so amazing! Let me know if your ever in the area, we’ll go together!

      ~Laur xo

  • Reply kelly February 3, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Hey Laurie,
    Thanks for the Twitter follow thought I would check you out! Nice!! Pinned…Have a lovely week…tweet tweet..

    • Reply Laurie February 4, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Hey Kelly, tweet tweet, right back at ya! Thanks for stopping in and pinning! xo

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