Sunday, September 23, 2012

"Something to Crow About"

     Well what do you think? I love the way that the rooster panel turned out and now I need to find the perfect place for it (collectors you know what I mean). It's a solid piece of wood and it's really gorgeous in person...and it's definitely a keeper!

     I have temporarily placed it on the kitchen windowsill after removing part of my polish pottery collection...and playing around with all the ironstone and buffalo china (yikes...that's another post to come later).

     So for right now I've been arranging and rearranging different looks to see what I like best (nothing quite permanent yet)... and when I get everything just right I'm going down the street to get my neighbor Lisa and give her a personal tour.

     Until next time happy collecting and thrifting.

     The Blue Farmhouse.

Kitchen windowsill

Not sure if this will the permanent home

Another view

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Let There Be Light"

     One of the items that I have been recently finding while scavenging through some of my favorite thrift stores ( and at least one new store) are lamps. In a post "Out and About" I found this super heavy 1970's style lamp and instantly fell in love.

     Despite it's dated color I say the potential and snagged this one for a mere $9.99. I believe it turned out beautifully and especially because I found the perfect shade covering at Pottery Barn. Here's a few a my favorites that I have found and repurposed with white paint and beautiful lampshades from Pottery Barn (a favorite destination).

     But I'm interested in which one you like the best and as for me they're all keepers. Until next time....happy collecting and thrifting.

(P.S. Looking for perfect finials for some lamps and a lampshade for Chinese print lamp)

     The Blue Farmhouse.

Finished project
(Lampshade "Espresso" from Pottery Barn)

Love the detail

Lamp by Rachel Ashwell
Block Print Shade "Khaki" from Pottery Barn

Another old lamp I found and painted and aged
Lampshade from Pottery Barn

Both thrift store finds

Saturday, September 15, 2012

"Like A Good Neighbor..."

     This is the phrase that came to mind as I thought about the lovely gift (again) my dear neighbor Lisa left for me. When I awoke this morning and entered the living room to open the blinds, I stumbled across what I thought was an old carved panel. Upon closer observation it's a rooster carving with lots of wonderful details.

     Immediately I go to my husband to thank him for his good taste on something that will fit perfecting into "Blue Farmhouse "style. Of course, I learn from my daughter that my neighbor down the street left it for me.

     I have plans for this piece and unfortunately I'm going to change the color to____? to reveal more of the details in this piece. So please come back and let me know what you think of the color and transformation.

     Again, thank you Lisa for this beautiful gift! Until next time happy thrifting and collecting.

     The Blue Farmhouse.

A gift from my neighbor

Closer look

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