Hello and welcome to Life’s Patina! My name is Meg Veno and I like to consider myself CEO, CFO and President of our very active family of four spirited boys and one very well adjusted daughter. After many years of searching, my patient husband and I found our dream home and labor of love at Willowbrook Farm where the integrity and beauty of such a place has influenced and affected our lives. Being a lover of history and architecture, this place “spoke to us” and we have fallen more deeply in love with the uneven walls, stone, old wood, unusual additions and oddities that make up the buildings of this farm. It also caused us to ask the question, “How can we maintain and utilize buildings such as these, that tell a story that we do not want to end?” Why we repurposed them and we open them up to share their gifts with all of you. We did that by creating Life’s Patina… where we celebrate the beauty in everyday life…past and present. We celebrate the beauty of life by sharing with you easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors, gardens, recipes and snippets and musings of our everyday life, that I hope both lift you up and make you laugh a little.
At Life’s Patina, we host unique Pop-Up Barn Sales in a renovated historic bank barn that was originally used as a dairy barn in Chester County Pennsylvania. Four large Barn Sales are held during the year, one for each season.. Smaller sales and special events are sprinkled throughout the rest of the year as well as “by appointment only” showings. Here one can find artistically displayed vignettes combining antiques, one of a kind pieces that we make out of reclaimed objects, artwork from local artists in a variety of mediums, and new home decor, accessories and gift items that seamlessly blend with the old. We support a local charity for each event and a portion of the proceeds are donated to that charity. We offer styling services and staging, design sourcing and vintage rentals for your special event as well, all inspired by our life on the farm.
Come visit Life’s Patina at Willowbrook Farm, either in person or at one of our sales or events or via our Blog as well as joining in on the conversation on Facebook. It is a place where one can celebrate the beauty of everyday life in their decorating, cooking, gardening, art forms, DIY projects, entertaining etc.
Come visit, and let Willowbrook Farm “speak to you” as it did to me when we first laid eyes on it. Be a part of the continuation of it’s story.