Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"Your Story...My Story"

     I just had these amazing thoughts and I just have to share them with you. Now before you think I just received this crazy revelation...well I didn't. But, what I do receive daily is inspiration from some very talented individuals.

     There's so many beautiful blogs you could literally spend hours going oooo...aahhhh...and I do (not hours) between life, work and school it would be impossible. And just think there are more blogs that I have no idea that they even exist. So, I'm thankful for those that follow The Blue Farmhouse, as I also enjoy following so many of you.

     We are all blessed to have what we have, live where we live and enjoy the things we enjoy. So I guess what I really want to say is don't stop sharing, don't stop following, don't stop inspiring and certainly..don't stop being you.

     Until next time happy collecting, thrifting, blogging and sharing.

     The Blue Farmhouse

It's a beautiful day

Saturday, April 27, 2013

"Busy, Busy, Busy"

     Today has been a busy day, but a day I have accomplished some things of my to do blogging...a couple of fabulous finds, and last by not least planting flowers for my hanging baskets. I had only planned to hang only two instead of four hanging flower baskets and adding some window boxes.

     In years past I placed two over the entry and two over the garage in addition to window boxes. But while I was planting a lady walking her dogs said, "Oh you're going to do your flowers this year... I'm will be looking forward to seeing them again." First I thought oh rats, and I was only planning to put two baskets but now I feel compelled to put the usually four up. If I can find the time I will show you some from past years. I've even had people ask me to do their homes...and I've always offered to help for free.

     So I hope they'll turn out as bountiful and beautiful as years past and I'll do my best to take pictures as they come into bloom. So what's blooming at your place? I hope you'll follow me and view the progress for yourself.

     Until next time... happy collecting, thrifting and gardening.

     The Blue Farmhouse.

Planting "Snowstorms, Impatiens and Bluebirds"


Sprinklers working

Stay tuned...

"In My Own Backyard...Again"

      I am excited to share with you with my fabulous finds today! I'm always on the lookout for these large ornate frames. I love re purposing them to chalkboards and message boards. They have sold very well in the past to customers and shops looking for them to place in their homes or businesses.

     But what I'm most excited about is the "industrial looking" moveable bar, plant work station or smorgesboard for impromptu dinner parties. My friend Laurinda sold it to me for only $10.00! Yes you read it correctly. Of course, my husband didn't have a vision for all the ways you can use this piece, but it's okay I did.

     Laurinda is an awesome decorator, seamstress and stylish. I love everything that she does and we share a kindred spirit for collecting and decorating. Thank you my friend, and although my husband says that this piece will stay at here if we ever move (it's heavy and solid)....I say NEVER.

     Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy collecting and thrifting...

     The Blue Farmhouse.

Today's finds

Getting ready to plant hanging baskets

Impromptu party/dinner station

What's your thoughts?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

"Newest Light Fixture"

     Well as promised here's the beautiful light fixture I picked up for $3.99 while scouring through a thrift store. Between a school research paper and a brief sabbatical from thrifting, I'm very happy with this little treasure. My husband has promised to do some rewiring, and mount it on the ceiling in the hallway bathroom tomorrow.

     So I will take the best pictures in order  to show you the "after" pictures and finished project. Until next time happy collecting and thrifting. The Blue Farmhouse.

(p.s. wish me luck on research paper due on Tuesday)... Yikes!!!

My little find

It needs some re-wiring and painting the gold trim to white

Saturday, April 13, 2013

"Happy Weekend"

     I was really looking forward to heading out to some of our favorite thrift stores after a short sabbatical of  treasure hunting after the purchase of (another) large mirror. I didn't find a lot of things, but what I did find I'm sure you're going to love too.

     It's a beautiful old cut glass ceiling light fixture, and it's going to compliment the chandelier (same style) quite handsomely. You may remember the re purposed chandelier from a older post in December 2011 "Chandelier Restored."

     So on tomorrow I'll share with you the before, and in a few days the completed project. Until next time happy collecting and thrifting.

     The Blue Farmhouse.

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