Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Summer's End

It's hard to believe we are reaching Summer's end already, as usual it flew by, however I am looking forward to some cooler temperatures and being a tad less busy (hopefully). I know it has been a long time since I posted anything so I thought I would share some pictures of the house that I have taken over the last couple of weeks.

I've been wanting to share this beautiful antique laundry basket that I bought (for $8) at the last Springfield, Ohio Antique Extravaganza. Being a seller I hardly get any time to shop but this beauty was in the row right next to ours and I spotted it on my way back from the restrooms.

I love antique laundry baskets and have one in just about every room but this one might be my new  favorite.

The coverlet on the bed is a custom made linen duvet that my moms friend (I have gotten some pretty amazing stuff from her) was getting rid of...in the hot summer months I just take the down comforter out of it. Right now I just have it layered over a quilt. I will show it in more detail when I do a full post dedicated to this room.

Some of the antique linens on the bed are new also. I had my eyes on this antique bolster cover on Etsy for ages and then my very sweet and thoughtful in-laws sent me an Etsy gift card and I knew just what I should purchase with it! In the summer it makes the perfect light weight linen to lay across the end of the bed, it makes the bed look pretty but doesn't add weight.

The "B" monogram pillow is from 1871Farmhouse on Etsy...I had been looking forever for a little pillow with a B on it so I had to snatch this up the second I saw it on Etsy.

The hooks are another Springfield find and are the perfect place for some of my antique dresses and such.

And speaking of Springfield the next Antique Extravaganza is September 16, 17, and 18th so it's time to get my new trailer all loaded up! I was finally able to purchase my very own cargo trailer and I couldn't be more excited! I have soooo much good stuff so I hope that some of you are coming!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Farmhouse Kitchen On a Summers Day

Some pictures of our kitchen on a bright summers day... fresh cut flowers on the table, all of the windows open, screen doors slamming, ahhhh what could be better?

*Walls Trim and Beadboard are painted Glidden's Swan White
*Butcher Block Counter Tops - IKEA
*Chandelier - Overstock
*Fresh Baked Pie Sign - Etsy ~ The Lauren Collection
*Antiques Sign - Etsy ~ Farmhouse Supply (My shop)
*Cubbies on Counter - Hobby Lobby
*Flowers on Table - Lady's Mantle

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fresh Cut Flowers

For me one of the most wonderful things about summer is having fresh cut flowers all over the house. Having bushes that bloom at different times ensures that there is always something to be cut and brought inside. Our property had a lot different bushes on it when we bought the house and I have also planted many.

Hydrangeas with their gorgeous blooms are definitely one my favorite bushes. I have planted eight of them (of different varieties)  in our yard, and they seem to do well here.

Spirea blooms late Spring around here and I love it's tiny white flowers.

Viburnum is also one of my favorites and it also blooms late Spring here.

My peony bushes always bloom right around Memorial Day weekend. These pale pink ones smell absolutely wonderful.

Forget - Me - Nots were my Grandmas favorite and reseed like crazy so my mom took some from my Grandma's yard and gave us all some to plant in our yard. I love when I see them first start to bloom in early Spring.

And if there is nothing blooming we have an abundance of weeds that I can cut, like Queen Anne's Lace.

Well I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope that you have a wonderful 4th of July!!!