Tuesday, April 22, 2014


     Restoration!?! Only this time it wasn't a found piece of furniture, chandelier or ornamental mirror but it was me...yes I was just completely exhausted and needing something to restore my spirit. So I jump into my car with my favorite person of all (my husband) and off for a gorgeous drive through the Santa Ynez Valley (just minutes from home) to take in some favorite spots to eat, talk and window shop.

     And I must admit time seems to stand still here...and it's hard to leave but I do feel rejuvenated.  So until next time happy collecting, thrifting and finding yourself again...Restored.

     The Blue Farmhouse

Scenic drive

Rolling green hills and vineyards


Panino...a definite must eatery

Avec Moi Decor... a most beautiful shop to browse


  1. Hello! Just found your blog through Dreamy Whites. :) Your renovation day sounds wonderful! We used to live in Southern California and moved to the South so just driving to town is a relaxing time. Something about the countryside just relaxes and rejuvenates. Looking forward to following The Blue Farmhouse!

    1. Hi Amber,
      I'm glad you found me via Dreamy Whites! I love her beautiful blog and all the great pictures. I don't think I'm even close to being good in photographing my finds (hit and miss) but what I have found out of all my many years of collecting and decorating it's personal, lots of being in the right place at the right time, fun and mixing old, new and always something blue is what coined The Blue Farmhouse. My wish for all my followers is that inspiration is found here I thank you for following The Blue Farmhouse!

  2. Hi, just found your blog and have enjoyed browsing thru! Santa Ynez is so beautiful, what a place to renew the spirit! Loved visiting there when I lived in So Cal. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me!

    1. I never tire of the picturesque scenes of the Valley and surrounding truly restores and renews me when I'm tired from school, work,and all the other weekly activities. Thank you for choosing to follow The Blue simply is a combination of all the things I love! Welcome....

  3. Always beautiful over here, a beautiful place to be in so. Ca . I live in So. Ca. and love all it has to offer in beauty, culture, and soulful inspiration.

    See you soon.


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