Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Frame Heaven"

     Yes this is what I call these glorious finds..."Frame Heaven"  and each time I find one I giggle and jump up and down! I'm super excited that this new Mom-to-be and friend selected a couple of these converted old frames for her upcoming baby shower.

     There's still many that I need to redo and I'll be sure to take some photos so that you can view the beautiful results. If you're needing some beautiful converted frames for your special occasion and live in the area leave me a comment please.

     Thank you for dropping by......The Blue Farmhouse.

 Love the textures...

the forms

the functions

 Orante details

three dimensional

the curves

 the gold

the style

Vintage old frames


Sunday, January 25, 2015

"Little Finds....Great Styling"

     I don't like the thought of thrifting and having nothing to show for my efforts. However, I avoid falling into the trap of buying something just to buy it. So after sharpening my focus this is what was found and I have a perfect plan to utilize them.

     The silver water pitcher has an engraved monogrammed on the front (not in view) and I plan to use for a baby shower tea hosted by a coworker for her sister.  And the beautiful elongated basket will get a new paint job (white or blue) then hang on the front door with some beautiful flowers inside....it's going to be pretty!

     I'm in the planning stages of creating a small event rental business using my beautiful dishes and tableware, glassware, sideboards, tables, ornate chalkboards and more for garden parties, bridal showers, tea parties, wedding receptions, and more. As for right now it's fun just collecting, dreaming and planning for something more.

     Until next time happy collecting and thrifting....

The Blue Farmhouse

Sunday, January 18, 2015

"Candelabras or Sconces?"

     What's a girl to do when you keep finding theses...I'm not even sure what they are called? I wish there was a place to hang them in my home, so until then I'll keep collecting and eventually sell a couple.

     Once again thank you for dropping by...until next time happy collecting and thrifting.

The Blue Farmhouse

Sunday, January 11, 2015

"Just Because"

     Not all collectibles are created equal...some are what I call just because...and these little pink baby shoes fit the bill. I bought them just because they're so stinking cute and so is Painted Toe.

     Until next time The Blue Farmhouse.

Painted Toe

"What Are Little Girls Made Of? (Nursery Rhyme)"

What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice,
And everything nice,
That's what little girls are made of.

Author: Unknown

Saturday, January 10, 2015

"A Big Find"

     It was an anxious, quiet, and seemingly longer drive to our destination while hoping to arrive before the thrift store closes. And adding to my anxiety...will it be there or did I just waste my gas and time? Upon arrival I jump out of the car, rush up a flight of stairs...it's here!

     Thanks to Kim at Savvy Southern Style for sharing about her rare ironstone find that prompted me to go back and purchase this bowl. Is it ironstone or buffalo china? I'm no sure but there's no chips and the crazing adds so much character.  I'll need to do some investigating but, regardless of the status it's a keeper and to think it only cost me $20.

     I want to thank you dropping by and welcome any information or thoughts that you might have on it's origins.

     The Blue Farmhouse

Deep and round bowl

Markings on the bottom

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

"Happy New Year"

Pinterest image

An Inspirational Poem by Helen Steiner Rice from her Book of Verses
 "Climb 'Til Your Dreams Come True"

Often your tasks will be many, And more than you think you can do...
Often the road will be rugged And the hills insurmountable to...
But always remember, the hills ahead Are never as steep as they seem...
And with Faith in your heart start upward....And climb 'til you reach your dream...
For nothing in life that is worthy Is ever too hard to achieve...
If you have the courage to try it And you have the Faith to believe...
For Faith is a force that is greater Than knowledge or power or skill...
And many defeats turn to triumph If you trust in God's wisdom and will...
For Faith is a mover of mountains-There's nothing that God cannot do...
So start out today with Faith in your heart...
And Climb 'Til Your Dream Comes True!

It's been an inspiring and blessed year....Happy New Year!!!

The Blue Farmhouse

Friday, December 26, 2014

"A Gift That Keeps Giving"

 A beautiful gift

My favorite color...Bleu

     A lump in my throat as I gaze at the color I love so much...bleu. Thank you Ryan for blessing me with this book...a gift that will keep on giving, and giving, and giving  all year through.

The Blue Farmhouse


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