Saturday, March 28, 2015

"A Definite Favorite"

     ...And just what do I love about this shop EvEryThINg and EVerYtiMe I'm in Santa Barbara I pop in just to be inspired and dream. I'd recommend that you do the same but if you can't just click here to read more about "Rooms & Gardens." 

     Thank you for dropping by to see what inspires me...oh before I forget what's your favorite shop? Go ahead you can list more than one!

The Blue Farmhouse

Sunday, March 22, 2015

"Just My Imagination"

     What if you could take up residency in a favorite shop? How long? I'm not sure because it's just pure fantasy anyway. However crazy it sounds my choices aren't difficult at all. Oh no I can't just make one about two? Drum rolls please. One of my choices is "Avec Moi Decor" in Los Olivos. I first met Michele the proprietress of this beautiful shop in November 2011 when she graciously agreed to an interview with me.

     Since my initial visit Michele has relocated to a stunning building right in the center of town. It's been awhile, but I just recently took a drive for a bite to eat at Paninos...and peek inside to see what had changed. Absolutely nothing...just still breath taking and stunning finds at every turn.

     I hope you'll return for my other choice...

     So until next time happy collecting, thrifting and dreaming about your favorite shop(s).

     The Blue Farmhouse

Monday, March 9, 2015

"New Finds...New Model"

Too heavy...but she's trying

Can I just pose for you...Grandma?

I know...How bout' hide and seek?

I like this new model after all!

Too beautiful to resist

Bridgewood & Son England

     I certainly love all the pieces that I found over the weekend... and I appreciate the help of my new model displaying them. The black chandelier will look great any any room of the house and the oval shaped soup tureen is just gorgeous. I'm always drawn to the lithograph and illustrations of these baptismal certificates and of course the older the more beautiful. So I'll either repaint the current frame or repurpose with another one and if it doesn't work out it's okay because I acquired it for pennies...literally!

     Until next time happy collecting, thrifting and finding beautiful things for your home. Thank you for dropping by and please do come again.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

"Seek and You Shall Find"

My latest find

Bottom marking

Mix and matching

Ironstone platter

More brown and white transfer ware

Blue and white...of course my first love

Different marking

     I was quite happy to jump into my car for a trip to a few of my favorite thrift stores and even more thrilled that I found these....more dishes! Do I need them No....but they coordinate perfectly with all the others. 

     For as long as I have been doing this I'm always amazed with the finds and thrilled by the hunt. Until next time happy thrifting, hunting and collecting... oh and always thank you for dropping by.

     The Blue Farmhouse

Sunday, February 15, 2015

"A Little Adventure"

I took a little trip and found...

A Gold Clock (small cherubs etched on base)

Gold and Glass Deco Piece

Ornate mirror (soon to be chalkboard)

     And found these items while scouring an antique store. I was fortunate on this trip to find these beauties and the prices where incredibly...honestly I wish there was more time to shop. I look forward to re purposing my finds into something beautiful and functional for my home and business.

     Thank you for dropping by and until my next adventure...happy collecting, thrifting and scoring on some incredible finds!

     The Blue Farmhouse

Saturday, January 31, 2015

"A Most Beautiful Day"

     It was indeed a beautiful morning to celebrate a very special occasion... as our new Mom and Dad prepare for the soon arrival of their baby girl. I was thrilled that she asked to use some of my frames for the baby shower and even happier to share these images with you.


 Blue Farmhouse frames

Thank you friend

Good luck and may God bless you...The Blue Farmhouse

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



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