THE BLUE FARMHOUSE

THE BLUE FARMHOUSE

Monday, August 17, 2015

"Vintage Twin Beds"

This bed with

This mirror

For this special girl
[Photo by Ryan]

     Today was a short and sweet visit to a local thrift store which yielded this incredible find. I found a matching pair of vintage twin beds. The carvings, details and craftsmanship are just incredible and not to be compared to what you might find in today's store. 

     I can see actually how I would decorate the perfect little girls room...great white bedding and a dash of color with pillows. And just so that she can see herself everyday this beautiful ornate mirror propped against a wall. If I was an artist I'd draw it actually as I see it but since I'm not I hope you can just imagine with me. Thanks for dropping by again...today. Hope to see you again!!! 

     The Blue Farmhouse

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"Cinderella"

"She spins...

...and she sways

Another BFF (Blue Farmhouse Find)

Thank you for dropping by....

She spins and she sways to whatever song plays/Without a care in the world
And I'm sitting here wearing the weight of the world on my shoulders
It's been a long day and there's still work to do/She's pulling at me saying "Dad I need you!
There's a ball at the castle and I've been invited/And I need to practice my dancin'
Oh please, Daddy, please!"

So I will dance with Cinderella/While she is here in my arms
'Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh I will dance with Cinderella/I don't want to miss even one song
"Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone
(Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman)

     I just happened to drop into a store just to wind down after a long day at work...and the rest of course is history! As I head to the back of the store I notice a backroom door opened and saw this mirror. I wasn't sure if this was a place allowed for customers so, I politely inquire from the owner if it where possible to take a look at something that "caught my eye". She cordially responded, "Sure honey, for you." 

     I knew immediately I had found another treasure in this ornate old vintage mirror.  There's just one thing...as much as I love it I know that I'm planning to sell it here at "The Remnants of The Past Vintage Show" in beautiful Santa Barbara.

     If you're an interested buyer let me know and I hope to see you at the show in November...I can hardly wait!

     The Blue Farmhouse  

Saturday, August 8, 2015

"A Little Something"

Old gold frame meets


Induction Ceremonies S.A.T.C. 1918



Repurposed mirror


     This BFF (Blue Farmhouse Find) wasn't what I was looking for nevertheless I'm glad I spotted it on the floor. It's a picture (not the original) of an "Induction Ceremonies of S.A.T.C. Kansas University, Lawrence Kansas on October 1st, 1918. 

    I love the imperfections and bits of missing parts in this frame, and quickly felt that it would like great with a piece of chalkboard in it. However, I think I'll leave it for now and place it above my white mirror I found earlier. The gold frame with missing pieces speaks perfectly to the white mirror that has been slightly sanded with pieces of the original gold peeking through it...yes it's a beautiful combination.

     Until next time happy thrifting, collecting and finding a piece of history...

     The Blue Farmhouse

Monday, August 3, 2015

"Painting and More Painting"

Any clues?


Latest finds


See more on my Instagram


All done


Before picture


After pictures


     It took me a couple of days to transform this gorgeous mirror from gold to white and I'm very happy with the results. I was very anxious to get started and finish because of two reason...I like instant gratification and I was painting in the living room. Thankfully I have a big living space and it didn't matter but I still wanted to finish sooner rather than later. Do you ever wonder what home your finds come from? I wonder all the time who just gives this good stuff away? Either way I'm glad that I have been the recent recipient of some great finds.

     I thought of several places to put this mirror while keeping in mind that it's a beast (very heavy) but I certainly wanted to make it a focal point. I believe that I've found a good spot and you can check it out on my Instagram. Who knows how long I'll keep it there and that's the fun part of thrifting and collecting because you can rearrange things whenever you want. Who knows what I might find next but you'll have to come here to see....thank you for your visit.

     Until next time happy collecting, thrifting and painting your treasured finds...

     The Blue Farmhouse

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"A Quick Glimpse"

A beautiful process taking place


No turning back


All cleaned and taped off


A work in progress...stay tuned


     Well as you can see I have been busy over the last 48 hours. The weather has been hot so I'm painting in my living room. Thankfully it's a big open space without the possibilities of someone bumping into it. All of the above images I posted on my Instagram and you can check out some other beautiful finds too. 

     Hopefully, I'll be done painting and aging this mirror by next week and I do hope you'll return for the big reveal.

The Blue Farmhouse


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