Monday, September 15, 2014

Form Versus Function?

Me...The Blue Farmhouse

     I'm curious to know how many of us...that's collectors, thrifters and do-it-yourself decorators actually use the lovelies we find or are they for display only? In part I think the answer certainly is both...we use them and when they aren't then it's pure 'eye candy'!

     I love to entertain my friends as often as I can but my home is certainly 'lived' in as well. So I leave you with a couple of functional finds I discovered for my home over the weekend... and a quote I keep with me so that I don't get overwhelmed in the process... 


A cute white eyelet lined (removable) laundry basket

Rhodes Party Bucket from Pottery Barn


Two arm chairs that match the others I had already


"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary can speak."
Hans Hofman
A quote from Rachel Ashwell's book "Shabby Chic Interiors My Rooms, Treasures and Trinkets

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, September 12, 2014

"A Hope And A Prayer"

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Okay I'm leaving my house really early in the morning in hopes of finding an old hutch, armoire and I would love, love, love to find a table like this beauty. Wait...I think I can hear my sweet husband ask...where will you put it honey? And you know what my reply is...I'll figure it out later! 

Wish me luck. 

Happy collecting, thrifting and finding beauties like this one. 

The Blue Farmhouse

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"I Love You"

(A favorite photo of mine)

     Ryan always encourages me, inspires me, and pushes me to dream and dream big. In 2013 we visited The Remnants of The Past Vintage Show as shoppers...and it was here that I thought I could do something like this and you quickly agreed. The following year a dream was realized that weekend as vendors...the first big show!

     You lift me up and sometimes aggravate me past my fears and I simply want to say...I love you and thank you! 

     I encourage you to check out her beautiful blog The Blooming Thread, as well as her Etsy shop. And you can let her know that her Mom sent you there...she won't mind.

You lift me up...

The Blue Farmhouse

Friday, August 29, 2014

"Happy Labor Day Weekend"

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     All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy....literally translated is "said to warn someone that they will not be an interesting person by working all the time." 

     So just in case you were wondering...I plan on resting this long weekend! And I hope you will too.

The Blue Farmhouse

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Workspace in Progress....Not!"

     I actually do most of my work here at the dining room table... plopped on my comfy sofa (after work) daydreaming, planning and gleaning ideas. Maybe someday I'll have a designated work room for my desk but the bedroom will have to do for now.

     This desk is substantial in weight with a gorgeous base...which was the selling point for me. It was originally painted a light blue color with painted flowers on the drawers but my decision to paint it white was to accentuate all its grooves, scrolls and curves.

     I hope you love it as much as I do...so until next time happy collecting, thrifting and hunting for your next treasure!

The Blue Farmhouse
    
After

Before

Work area in progress

Before paint job

Thank you hubby

Monday, August 25, 2014

"Pickles Anyone?"

An old pickle jar


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     There's an old and very true proverb that says..."there's nothing new under the sun" and this certainly rings true with most collectibles today. Luckily I have found a couple of old jars that I love putting everyday stuff in like oatmeal cookies (hubby's favorite), cereal, yogurt covered pretzels just to name a few things.

     And here's a definite favorite that I found while browsing at Sweet Repeats...I'm glad we returned to purchase it because it's my newest fabulous find...a pickle jar!

     Thanks for dropping by....


The Blue Farmhouse



Saturday, August 23, 2014

"For Sale"

     I never tire of finding these beautiful vintage pieces. Some may call them a crescendo or sideboard...I just call them fabulous! How beautiful would a wedding cake and all its pretties look on top of this piece. Or perhaps re purposed as a double sink vanity? If you can just imagine with me a fresh coat of paint or varnish and it can become anything your heart desires.

     It was truly a beautiful day, a delicious lunch, a picturesque drive home and of course...  a fabulous find. Let me know if you are interested in either of the two I have for sale.

     Until next time happy collecting, thrifting and beautiful sunny days.

     The Blue Farmhouse

 Vintage find

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bathroom vanity





 Thanks for the help guys

 Lunch

Always my helper...my husband

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