Thursday, December 13, 2018

Farmhouse Christmas 2018 - Pretty Simple


Hello friends! I just wanted to share with you some of our farmhouse this Christmas! I am so excited because this year we have not one but three real Christmas trees in the house! I have always wanted to fill our farmhouse with real trees and this year it finally happened. As always I have kept things pretty simple for the holidays...using mostly hand made items and natural elements.






We always put a real tree that the kids decorate in the family room but this year we have real trees in the dining room as well!  Maybe next year I’ll get one for the living room?! Better not push my luck right?! We bought this little table top tree for our booth at Vintage Market Days Nashville and brought it back home with us. I knew it would be just perfect in our dining room and it fits perfectly in an old chamber pot (also how I had it displayed at the show). We had such a wonderful time in Nashville, it was so fun to be vendors at another Vintage Market Days show and we loved getting to see some of beautiful Nashville and eating at some of its yummy restaurants. Another bonus was getting to meet so many of you that made it there to see us! Meeting my followers means the world to me and reminds me that keeping up with the blog is important!












The bigger tree on the other side of the room is also from Nashville, we had it inside a giant French
armoire there. It looked beautiful and it looks just as beautiful here in our dining room sitting area. Who would think something as simple as a cut tree could make a room so cozy. I kept it simple with just lights and added antique French ticking around the bottom. I love coming down the steps in the morning and walking into this light filled room and I love equally the way it looks at night with just the tree lit.






The candelabra is one of my purchases from Vintage Market Days. Like most shows I do I didn't have much time to walk around but I was able to find a little bit of time at the end of each day to shop. I have been looking for a candelabra like this for a long time so I was so excited to spot this one.







This adorable pine cone wreath is also a Nashville purchase from The Cotton Shed...their both was amazing and so inspiring. I love the inspiration I get when I do small curated shows...there is always something to be learned in this business.

















Each year I get out less and less of my Christmas decor from the attic. I know you guys have heard me say it a million times but this time of  year I am ready for peacefulness and calm in the house, even more than usual. I think our busy schedule has caught up with me by this time of year and I just really want to spend my time with my family not fussing with garland and decorations. I just spent the last week deep cleaning our house and getting rid of stuff so it seemed counter-intuitive to clutter it up again with Christmas decor. However, one thing I will definitely always get out every Christmas are these beautiful stockings that I bought last year from 1871 Farmhouse. I even hung them in the exact same place I did last year....why mess with a good thing.


























Another reason I am keeping the house really simple this year is because I have been exerting all of my Christmas ideas and energy on the shop...which has been going so well you guys! I am still in quite a bit of shock over it all and love spending my days creating displays and talking with my wonderful customers.








































 I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!It has been such an amazing year with many ups and downs for us but we couldn't be more thankful for all we have been given and for these guys....











Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Warming Things Up

I like to wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas but Novembers here feel like winter so I like to add some warmth to each room with blankets, candles, warm lighting and subtle touches of red here and there throughout the house.












The cold weather and snow always gets me in cleaning/rearranging/make things cozy mode and so I have been doing just that. I moved the big card catalog that my Dad gave me out of the dining room (I will share where I put it in another post) as I was wanting something with more height to hold some of my ironstone. Then I remembered that I had just bought this beautiful hutch top from my friend Kristin. I had been planning on using it for a display at the shop but when I went out to look at it in the garage where it was patiently waiting I knew it would be just perfect for the dining room.








I painted the outside Behr's Cottage White and left the inside the original paint. I love the way it turned out and it is the perfect size for some of my bigger ironstone bowls.







You would never believe with all of the sun that pours into these windows in the morning that it was so bitter cold out there!

































I am loving the new vintage style dish rack that I recently got from farmhousewares.com. With all of the baking that I do this time of year it really has been coming in handy! I love that I can have stuff drying on the top and on the bottom.
















In the master bedroom I added a down comforter to the end of the bed (a must this time of year) and a soft monogrammed grain sack over a king size down pillow to cozy it up. It sure is hard to get out from under that down comforter on these cold mornings though! The rug on the floor helps with that a little bit... keeping my feet off of the cold ground until I get my slippers on.















































I hope this post finds you well and that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you live in America!








And don't forget our shop Christmas Open House is Saturday November 24th from 11 to 5! The link to our shop website is in the sidebar and it has the shop address and regular hours information!







Monday, November 5, 2018

Farmhouse Supply Opens and Is On The News!


Well you guys the last month has been an absolute dream come true for me!!! The grand opening of our shop on October 13th was a huge success and from that day on I have had to pinch myself every time I get there and turn this OPEN sign around. I just truly can't believe it. A year ago if you had told me any of this I would have never believed you.







I am so thankful to my hard working and supportive family for helping me reach this life goal of mine.







So many of you have driven many miles to come visit the shop in the short amount of time we have been open and that means the world to me. Equally heart warming is the amount of amazing feedback we have been getting from the community. The many people coming in to share their stories and what they know about this historic building are blown away by what we have done inside to restore it back to what it would have looked like originally. So many of them think that it is the original counter and everything...that makes me think we must have done a good job!












I have been thoroughly enjoying working on all of the displays and moving things around as stuff sells....I lay in bed at night my head swirling with ideas and I can't tell you how good it feels after a year filled with a lot of tears and depression to finally have a place to make all of these ideas come to life.











I also have a list about a mile long of the things people have come in and asked me to find for them! What a lucky gal I am! I have dreamed of this all for so long and I have to admit it feels amazing to actually be doing it.












I was pleasantly surprised last week by the local news calling and saying they wanted to do a follow up story on us! They came out that afternoon and the news story actually aired this evening while I was writing up this post! If you would like to see the story and some more of the shop here is the link to the story  http://www.erienewsnow.com/story/39421046/linesville-retailer-opens-following-removal-of-massive-beehives











Our next big event at the shop will be our Christmas Open House on Small Business Saturday November 24th from 11 to 5! We will have refreshments, snacks, cookies and Christmas goodies galore! For more information such as address and hours please visit our website farmhousesupply.net or our Facebook page!







And don't forget if you live in the Nashville area we will be at Vintage Market Days Nashville November 30, December 1 and 2nd! I hope to see some of you there! Many thanks to all of you that have been following along for so long now, I know you know how much all this means to me!