When Christy Jo Stone asked me to style The Strawberry Patch Barn Sale this spring, I couldn’t say no. First, because she’s a total doll with lots of talent to boot. And second because Starlite Farm in Hartsville, TN, is a stylist’s dream–rustic barns, a shimmering pond, rolling hills for days. Yeah, dreamy!
And this VW van set is by far one of my absolute favorite styling feats to date. Let’s be honest…it’s difficult to not make a VW look adorable. But I love how our vintage camping set (should I say “glamping”?) turned out! Much thanks to Alissa Saylor Photography for capturing this beauty…and for being the most amazing styling assistant + friend a girl could ask for!
I love having an excuse to stack Stockroom’s vintage suitcases and train cases to high heaven! Add in some of my favorite retro folding lawn chairs from our collection along with some handmade bunting and other goodies from our arsenal of rentals, and I’m one happy camper. I do have one confession to make though: The fabric for that gorgeous, sunny bunting? It came from a vintage dress…that I ripped apart. In my defense, the dress was horribly stained and tattered (not to mention not in my size!), so I rescued it from the shelves of a thrift store and breathed new life into it. That’s okay, right?! Yeah, I know. It’s vintage sacrilege. But I couldn’t resist! I mean, it’s sheer and sunny and perfect…and all that happy, mustard yellow is just the pop of sunshine I needed for this baby blue set. Once the sunlight started pouring through that sheer fabric, I totally made peace with the dress carnage. Much thanks to Christy Jo again for inviting me + Stockroom Vintage to the barn sale. It was such a dream! And I don’t even have enough words of gratitude for my styling assistants for the day, Alissa Saylor and Taylore Lantz. Styling an entire farm + my own booth wasn’t easy, but these lovely ladies made it a piece a cake! Oh, and I must thank Sarah Beth Hunter Pegg for loaning us her amazing vintage VW van for a few days. It was by far the best styling prop of all time! - Elizabeth