Recently, we were driving through the country when we spotted a sign advertising a barn sale. We did what any normal humans would do and pulled a U-turn to check it out. If you’ve never been to a barn sale, you’re really missing out on one of the best things in life. Our town is home to 2 curated, beautifully stocked barn sales, Chartreuse and Co and Sweet Clover that I love going to. But every now and then, we run across barns full of junk that they’re just trying to get rid of. This was one of those barns, except that the owner was a collector of beautiful things. Most of the items were priced beyond my price range, but I ran across a musty old tapestry that reminded me of my childhood. I knew it had to be mine, and it was for $25.
My Vintage Tapestry
When I was a little girl, I would ride into Austin with my dad on Saturdays to hang out in his office while he did work stuff. One day, on the way home, we stopped at a garage sale (he’s not called Gerald the junk man for nothing!) and happened across a very similar tapestry. It had horses and it was velvety. To me it was absolutely magical and represented everything in life that I loved (horses and soft stuff.) I guess, I’ve always been Tina Belcher.
My tapestry has cowboys on those horses, but it is still a very similar age and style to the one that I loved when I was a child. This thing is huge (king size bed for reference), so this is one of the few places in our home where it fits. I’m so glad that my husband didn’t scoff at the idea of me hanging this in our bedroom. Our bedroom is one of the few rooms in our house that I want to leave alone. And now, it’s even better. The saying is true: If you love it, you’ll find a place for it.
I didn’t go out looking for a cowboy tapestry, but I sure am glad that I found it. It’s like a little piece of Texas is looking over me.