It is with much excitement and sadness that I announce the future path for Lafayette Antiques & Home Décor.

A lot of you know that we live on 40 acres east of Lafayette. About 3 years ago we built a pole barn with the intent of doing barn sales at some point in my future.

In those 3 years since the barn was built, I have been filling it full of treasures, and enjoying the peacefulness of country living (on my weekends). hahaha

With the shutdown of our economy, and the store being closed for 2 months gave me some time to reflect. I also realized that I was getting burned out working 6 days a week with 2-hour drive daily.

So, after much thought and anguish – I have decided that it is time to move the store. Lafayette Antiques last day in Lafayette will be 1/31/21.

Between now and then we will be having sales to move items that do not fit our barn sales theme.

We do not have a first barn sale date scheduled yet, as I have a lot of work to move the store and organize the barn for the sale.

This is not goodbye – this is, we will see you soon, whether it is at a barn sale, antique show, or just in town saying “hi”

I will miss my daily interaction with customers, you all have been the best, and I could not have done this without all of you!

I will not be gone, just in a different location, I will just be a call, email, or text away! Or at a show near you! 😊

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

To follow our progress, you can find us on facebook, instagram, and of course our website.




Our venture is:

Rustic Ranch Barn Sales




Please visit our sister site –

Funky Vintiques




As soon as we finish moving the store, we will be adding a lot of vintage items to our Etsy store, where you can purchase or hold, and pick up or we will be shipping!

Funky Vintiques can also be found on facebook, instagram & pinterest.

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Using Old Ladders in the Garden

Old primitives tell a stories, and make such statements. I would love to know each of their stories.

Creating new stories for old primitives is such a wonderful experience, and make great additions to your home and garden!

We have snow again, but I have been thinking of how and where I want to create a new flower area this spring. I just need it to get here! hahaha I know everyone else is in the same boat! So today I am sharing some old ladders for the garden area to help get your creative juices flowing.




Isn’t this sweet – lots of color, an old iron wagon wheel and birdhouses!








This is also sweet – lots of color, another old iron wagon wheel and look at those unique planters – an old boot!







We have some old primitive ladders at the store, and they are available for pick up by appointment!!

WE would love to see how you have used old primitive ladders in your garden!

Have a great day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Happy Thursday!

I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy. As of right now the store is closed until April 26th. Hopefully we’ll get the stay-at-home order lifted. I don’t know about you, but I miss the store and customers.

I don’t know if you have noticed yet, but we have been working on our on-line stores! We are still adding to them, and yes we do have local pick up available.

We would love to know what you think of our on-line stores and what else you would like to see in them!

You will notice that our blog is looking a lot different recently. We are setting up a store right here so you can purchase and keep up with what is going on at the store. No new website addresses to learn – win win



Hello 🙂







Back to work – you all have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy



Funky Vintiques New On-Line Store

With the store being closed for a few weeks we have been busy working on our on-line store.

I am excited and I think it is looking amazing! We will still have our blog posts with store updates, and sharing ideas on how to use items you find in the store.

If you notice there are 2 new menus toward the top of the page. The top menu has customer info, and the on-line store link takes you to all our products, second one has links to the different categories for the store. On our footer page – down below – you’ll find all your account links, store address, and email info, our blog categories, along with our social media info.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!! Right now via email, and hopefully by the 27th of April, we’ll be back at the store!

All payments are SECURE as they will be going through paypal, and we will not be collecting any of our payment info!


If you have any questions, please contact us.

See you Soon,

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy



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Let’s Talk Planters

When you plant flowers or house plants, are you a traditional planter person?? Or do you love to use unique items for your plants?

If you have been in the store or seen pics on our blog, you’ll know that I an a unique planter kind of girl!

A colorful thermos, a beautiful pottery pitcher, an old tin, or even in a mid-century canister with a broken lid, you find me planting!

Not only are you re-using an item, but you’re going to have the most unique plants in the neighborhood!



I love this idea – I am going to create one this spring!

What do you think of this as a planter?? Would you create one???







I don’t know about you, but I LOVE hand made pottery. You’ll find a lot of different pieces, and styles inside the store!

When we purchase hand made pottery, we’re also supporting an artist that creates beautiful things with their hands! I love to support hand made!





This tin sits on my patio – I LOVE the colors and the cactus looks great awesome and it adds color to the garden!






Would love to hear your comments and see pics of your unusual planters. We have lots of pottery, old tins and more to add creativity and color to your plants – both indoor and outdoor.

We are available by appointment at the store!

Have a great day and we can’t wait to see your plants!!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy