Saturday, August 31, 2013

"From Trash-To-Treasure"

One man's trash is another man's treasure...
What is useless to one person might be valuable to another.

This piece will go from trash to treasure

The beginning stages

Outdoor sign [Shop located in Los Olivos]

     That's what I'm talkin' bout... this is not an idiom, but the above phrase fits the bill! Did I just use another idiom?[chuckling to myself]...Anyway an idiom is a characteristic mode of expression (e.g., raining cats and dogs, see the light). It is also defines as a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.

     In other words I'm going to take this unique piece [with its' linear lines and 3 dimensional moldings] and transform it into a beautiful sign that can be used indoors or outdoors. And these are the steps I will take:

1. Paint until thoroughly covered.
2. Slightly sand lines, corners and moldings to give the piece an aged appearance.
3. Replace mirror with a piece of chalk board.
4. Remove long metal pieces and make into free standing sign.

 It may not look like much now but you'll have to return for the end results... you'll be astonished I promise!

     Until next time happy making... trash into treasure!

     The Blue Farmhouse.

"Good Morning September"

 ~Favorite collectibles~

 Simply Fab Find ~ Ironstone Creamer

Morning Cup of Coffee ~Love the faint gold trim 

     Okay it's not September yet...but there's a crispness in the morning air signaling a change in the seasons. I'm starting my day with a reflection of some of my favorite collectibles, latest finds and hopes for something wonderful to share with you later today. How did you start this beautiful morning? 

     Happy last day of August... and tomorrow is September [and you thought I forgot].

     The Blue Farmhouse

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"Confession...It's Good For the Soul"

     Confession is good for the soul? they say...okay...I hope you're ready for mine....I'm a dreamer, collector, decorator, thrift store lifer, learner, HGTV watcher, cook, gardener, grandma, mother, wife, sister, friend, christian, singer, teacher, encourager, listener, talker, funny, happy, hugger, beginner photographer, finder, inquisitive, loud [well my kids say so...sometimes], blogger, sister in law, mother in law, student, neighbor, leader, follower and some other things...okay it's your turn.

     I'm positive that as you follow alongside this "blogging" journey with me you're bound to find out more... And now it's your turn! Who are you? I'm listening...

     Until next time happy thrifting, collecting and being "wonderful" you.

     The Blue Farmhouse.

Monday, August 26, 2013

"Sad News"

     I have some sad news to share...someone stole my bike. I know it's sad and I just can't believe someone would come right to my front door and take it. But the good news is that I didn't let it still my JOY.

      Hopefully I'll find another one soon...I need the daily exercise.

     The Blue Farmhouse

 Fun times

I want my bike back

"Look What I Found"

Only someone who totally supports all my craziness and love for thrifting, collecting, decorating and now preparing for a vintage show would do this...

 A beautiful arrival

 Thank you to my hubby

See you in November

     This beautiful piece will be for sale and I'm searching for more awesome finds to bring to our first big show. One side opens to store silverware, etc and the other opens to large compartment to hold platters. I promise to show all the things I plan on taking with me at a later time...I think you're gonna like them all!

     Wish us luck... The Blue Farmhouse.

"New Finds"

 Cherub clock

Old decorative clock w/winding key

 Dining room table full of projects

One last look

     Just a quick glimpse of what you can expect to find for sale in my booth at the Remnants of the Past Vintage Show in San Luis Obispo. I have lots more to show I hope you return tomorrow to view the a beautiful ornate buffet table I found....It's gorgeous! 

     The Blue Farmhouse.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

"A Favorite Chandelier"

 My Entry Way

A Favorite Chandelier

     I absolutely love this chandelier so much I purchased "two". And what I love is the affordability of something beautiful without spending a fortune. I mean why spend more when you don't have too?... and that's The Blue Farmhouse's philosophy... function, beauty and affordable. 

     I can think of a hundred places [well not quite] to hang it like bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, reception tent for a wedding, hallway, and dining room. These are a few of my first choices but I'm interested in where your thoughts? 

     Until next time happy thrifting, collecting and decorating.

     The Blue Farmhouse....Something old, something new, and always something blue.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"The Blue Farmhouse + The Blooming Thread = Remnants of the Past Vintage Show"

The Blue Farmhouse

Dear Readers,
     You are cordially invited to come out and meet us at this years' Remnants of the Past Vintage Show on November 9th and 10th in beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA. Oh I did I mention that we are super excited and nervous at the same time. This will be our first "big" show together and we definitely plan on bringing our "A" game. 

     There will be lots of gorgeous chalkboard frames big and small, ornate mirrors, clocks, linens,vintage dishes, furniture, jewelry, bags and collectibles for your home. And if you what to preview more finds that you might expect to see at the show please visit our blogs.

     This is a dream...a leap of faith...and I'm ready to jump right in to see what the future holds for us both. Wish us luck....and we hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

"Summer Time...And The Living Is Easy"

"Summer Joys"

     No fabulous finds today....except the pure and simple delight of Painted Toe swinging with Papa. Awww... family love... it's the greatest treasures to be found anywhere...don't you agree?

     Until next time happy thrifting, collecting, and living easy...The Blue Farmhouse
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