Saturday, November 29, 2014

"My Other Love...."

 Today's find

Ironstone platters

Powell & Bishop Ironstone England

 T & R Boote England (No. 33645) Plates 

     Brown and White Ironstone platters and transferware plates makes for a beautiful table....anytime of the day and for all occasions. My today find cost me just one dollar! 

     Until next time happy collecting, thrifting and "my other loves".

The Blue Farmhouse

Monday, November 24, 2014

"White Lights"

Pinterest image

Pinterest image

Daytime whites

Evening time whites

     White lights...always timeless and elegant. I love white lights and placed a string around a favorite find (old cabinet door with stenciled 'home sweet home')...just in time to welcome loved ones and friends this Thanksgiving season. 

     Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours....

     The Blue Farmhouse

Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Inspiration, Dreaming & Decorating"

Pinterest Image

Pinterest Image

Original those legs

Repurposing in progress

Underneath sides unfinished

Blue plates

A favorite room

Lots of rearranging for Thanksgiving

     I'm sharing several pictures along with a couple of Pinterest images that have inspired me as I continue to repurpose the table I found several weeks ago. As for right now it's my new/old dining table, but one day it'll look awesome centered in the middle of a big kitchen space for prepping food, displaying books and blue dishes. 

     I think my final step will be to lightly sand the top or should I just leave it in it's original condition? My husband gave me to idea to paint the sides underneath the table but I wasn't convinced until I discovered the picture on Pinterest. 

     Maybe he's right but I'm still not totally convinced...what do you think? So until next time back to tidying up and rearranging the house...Thanksgiving (4 days away) is just right around the corner! 

The Blue Farmhouse

Sunday, November 16, 2014

"Thank You"

Vintage frame

     To each one who reads, follows, and leave sweet comments on my blog....I just have to say thank you and I hope that you won't stop. I love the sharing, writing, decorating, as well as the anticipation of what I might find while I'm out thrifting. For me it's a happy passion and I'm glad that it resonates with you too.

     So, until the next big or small find....can I just say thank you one more time.

     The Blue Farmhouse

Saturday, November 15, 2014

"Sweet Finds"

Blue and White 

My Book of Dreams

Sets of  platters

     There's always room in my heart and budget for more beautiful dishes. Thank you for dropping by to see some of my latest finds and until next time happy collecting, thrifting for more sweet finds.

     The Blue Farmhouse 

Monday, November 10, 2014

"I'm Cuckoo For"???

     Anyone remember this 1980's commercial for Cocoa Puffs cereal? Well, I'm so glad that you scrolled down a little farther to read that it's not Cocoa Puffs cereal that I'm "cuckoo for" but these fabulous find. I'm always on the lookout for these ornate frames and later converting them to chalkboards for special events, home and selling.

     The tall floral painting frame is the most recent find among my collection of these heavy, old, ornate gold frames. Thank you for reading and sharing my love for all things beautiful, old, new and always something blue...

I love the details in these frames

Glassware (these aren't old but fabulously priced) just in time for Thanksgiving

Blue & Whites plates, Homer Laughlin oval dish and small round ironstone bowl w/cute handles

Linens and more vintage platters

...The Blue Farmhouse

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


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    a structure or place made or chosen by a bird for laying eggs and sheltering its young.
    "the birds built a nest"

A wood pigeons nest

A clay colored sparrows nest

My found nest

     While sweeping off the driveway from debris leftover from a steady Halloween rain (something we really did need) I spotted what I thought to be pieces of shrubbery severed by the storm. Upon close examination I discovered that these pieces of dried looking shrubbery were two bird nests. Surprisingly it wasn't this perfect round circle that's typically associated with a birds nest instead it had a very odd shape. 

     Also I noticed the nests that I happened upon was intricately knit together with many different size sticks and twigs, mud and bird droppings! They were perfectly imperfect...much like my nest...the place were I have chosen to shelter my family. And all who enter know it fits my style perfectly... beautiful and comfortable living spaces with the mixing of something old, something new and always something blue...a reflection of how I live.

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