Our Local- Simply Unique


Hello! Here is “Our Local” feature for January. Yay! For those of you new to my blog, I love Local and I love small businesses. So one of the main reasons The White Barn Farm exists is to bring to light some of our very own local businesses here in the Wenatchee Valley. Each month I enjoy featuring at least one local business to let y’all know about. It is my hope you will stop by their shops for some inspiration for yourself as well! Any business I feature will always be one of my favorite places to find special treasures to make a beautiful, flourishing heart and home.

Simply Unique is a thrift store for the creative at heart. Located at 201 S. Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee WA 98801 this store is a great place to swing by for ‘the hunt’ items you may have on your wish lists.

This is the door that greets you as you enter… “hello”…I feel welcome already, don’t you?


Here are some of the various items on display and for sale this month… I encourage you to stop on by and take a look for yourself. It’s fun!


Look at this! Chippy white chest. ummm, LOVE!


There are usually a variety of old barn wood doors, ladders, shudders etc. Great for adding texture to your walls, corners, and to use as headboards!


Take a look at these light fixtures, aren’t they AmAzInG?!





With so many vendors you’ll be sure to find something of interest as you wander through. I love ‘the hunt’ aspect of thrift shops. It makes finding the deal that much more fun! How about you?


Thanks for coming by today to see more about our very own local, “Simply Unique.”  Here is their website link as well. As you can see above, there is something for everyone! Happy shopping to you!


Our Local- ‘Gather’

You guys, if you haven’t been to Gather located at 23 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee WA you have been missing out! It is one of my favorite spots to shop and gather.

img_1399This store is packed full of beautiful things.  And all the while gorgeously displayed on creative vintage pieces.  There is home decor, seasonal items, clothing, jewelry, lotions, candles, and more.

img_1391This display of lotions, candles, and decor greet you atop a massive vintage spool. So amazing.  The warm glow of the several gorgeous chandeliers make you want to stand still and take in all in…slowly.


img_1396I purchased this Linen Water spray “Washed Cotton.” It’s a lovely ‘freshen-up’ to our sheets, as well as, in preparation for the guest bedroom.

img_1395Look at this cute little glitter house! Now this could make any girl in your life smile.


Another amazing feature about Gather is that they have a space in the back to host events… bridal showers, baby showers, work parties, birthday parties, ladies night out etc.  Isn’t it lovely?!  I was in on a day she was switching out the linens from an even the night before, but you can still see the beauty in this space.


Head on down to Gather this season or plan your next event there, you won’t regret it.  Or for those of you out-of-towners shop the online store .  Merry Christmas and happy shopping! Thanks for coming by “Our Local” today on the blog, I’m so happy you did!

Our Local- ‘The Kitchen Sync’

Welcome, thanks for coming by today! It’s just in time to wrap up some final Christmas shopping that you may have.  Our Local business to highlight today is The Kitchen Sync.  Located at 21 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee WA.


This darling shop is where you can find all things related to…you guessed it, kitchen;  Including dishes, utensils, knives, dish towels, aprons, cookware and more!


There are tons of great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer ideas too!


Check these out… I mean, mixed metals in cookware! Wouldn’t we all say, “Yes please!”

So if you know anyone who…hmmm, let’s just say, eats, then head downtown and support this local business.  Merry cooking to you!

Our Local-‘Spruce and Willow Home’

Happy announcement! We have a new small business just open it’s doors recently, Spruce and Willow Home located at 133 N Wenatchee, Ave Wenatchee WA.img_1400

Many of the vendors in this shop were in the previous space we all remember as “Out on a Whim.”  Here a couple of the spaces I saw as I wondered through.



Isn’t that vintage desk lamp pictured above adorable?! And if anyone is wanting some vintage suitcases there’s a couple here.  Suitcases make a great way to ‘hide’ toys, dvd’s, crafts etc. Or to stack a few together for a nightstand or end table for a unique statement in your home.

This is a great culmination store that keeps on changing each week because of the multiple vendors.  Swing on by sometime soon and stroll around to see what you may find. There’s usually always a treasure or two or three that would bring beauty to your home or provide another outlet for your creativity.  As always, keep aspiring to shop local and small business. We have some amazingly creative people here in our Valley as well as within the IG/Etsy communities. You’re all making the ordinary inspire us to step into the extraordinary.  Nicely done.

Our Local- ‘Model Toys’

Tis the season for holiday bazaars. Today I ventured out with my wonderful mother-in-law to my first Holiday Bazaar of the season at the Entiat, Wa High School gymnasium. As expected there were a variety of homemade treasures adorably displayed. And with just as adorable of white-haired nana’s and papa’s behind the tables with bright sparkling eyes for the joy of the gathering. Each person was delighted to show their skill and gather as a community, for the community. I love that.



One of our favorite finds were these handcrafted wooden toys.  “Model Toys” by John Zucker are beautiful.  My (almost) 2 year old was enthralled with each intricately made toy.  For the past 15 years Mr. Zucker has honed his skill to make everything imaginable that any young lad would enjoy including planes, trains, trucks, tractors, diggers, semi-trucks, and cars.   It is a joy to see such craftsmanship loved by my little ones.  Seth Luke will be a happy camper this Christmas when he opens his gift from Grandma and Grandpa… “Model Toys” for the win.

John Zucker- Model Toys, Entiat WA  509-860-8194  Email: jgz73uc@nwi.net