Tuesday, February 23, 2016

It's a NEW day...

Life is what we
make it, always has been,
always will be.
-Grandma Moses

It's a NEW day...
with God's abundant grace & peace!

I'm resting in the SIMPLICITY
of these words... & I encourage
YOU too, as well!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

There are ALWAYS flowers...

There are always flowers
for those who want
to see them.
-Henri Matisse

AND... I want to see 'Foxgloves',
how about YOU???

With their fairy shaped bonnets
& spotted throats!

These biennial, BLOOMING beauties
 bring rewarding moments
to ANY garden!  Be sure 
to sow dozens of seeds for they
come with MUCH needed
patience... from start to finish!

May ALL your gardens
grow with love...

BLESSED Sunday...
from my home to YOURS!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

HOME... is where the story begins...

Collect things you love,
that are authentic to you,
and your house
becomes your story.
-Erin Flett 

Goodness... it's already the second month
of another year & that fast it's February 17th!
Everyday means a closer step
toward spring, a renewal time of year!
And... here at the farm, it brings on a change
of things about the home!  I love trading 
places & spaces with some of my favorite 
pieces around the house!
The focus EVERY year is simplicity...
that means cleared counter space;
less furniture & NO rugs/throw rugs,
JUST texture tile & smooth hardwood!

Oh, by the way... these ADORABLE 
grouping of VINTAGE creamers are up 
for offer over at the... 
*CLICK on the link right below* 

(THIS grouping of IRONSTONE has been SOLD)

Then there's ironstone...
there could NEVER be enough said,
IRONSTONE can create that warm, SIMPLE
feeling inside ANY home!

If you're like me... you have several
different collections & there's more times
than not... a story is carried with them OR the
reason for becoming a collector of
one particular piece!

I say with EACH season...
there comes this nesting mood to
CREATE a homey feeling... BUT, not
at the expense of a cluttered look,
SO choose those collections carefully!

(This grouping of GOODS has been SOLD)
If you're like me... you have several
different collections & it's okay
to mix & match!  I like to 
keep a warm, solid tone flowing...
as ABOVE, mixing in some 
white milk glass along side the 
ironstone... gives it dimension,
as the white patina from the 
VINTAGE concrete does as well!

AND... the nesting of SPRING 
isn't complete without adding a touch
of herbs, whether it be dried OR fresh!

It's all about creating 
that HOME;
your home; my home; 
her home; his home; their home!

Don't miss the SMALL things
that speaks YOUR story!


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Cozy Of An Idea...

Fashion fades,
only style remains the same.
-Coco Chanel 
Welcome... & GOOD day, 
SWEET one... I'm honored 
by your time/visit today!

I'm sure the MOST concern
at the moment is keeping your home 
warm & toasty,
due to these rigid, single digits,
that Mother Nature has offered us!
BUT, it IS winter, though &
it comes with THOSE temps expected, right...
at least in most parts of the U.S.?

AND... with keeping our homes 
warm & toasty, we often prefer 
to do that in some type of style!

Well... today, I wanted to take a moment
to share JUST one, VERY small detail!
A detail, that's one of the 
SIMPLEST... ways of cozy-ing up the home!
It's an old way of mine... has been
for many years, now!

Instead of a blanket, lap quilt OR throw...
I'm often found... using COTTON tablecloth's!
YES... you surely did happen to hear
that right... tablecloth's! 
The one shown, is actually
a round one, somewhat tattered, BUT...
still puts forth warmth all the same!
My personal preference are solid colors...
BUT, the style/color is to one's soul!

Throughout the tag-sale season...
I'm ALWAYS scurrying for vintage 
linens for this particular use & countless others!
SO... with no time waiting... go ahead...
peek inside your linen closet to see 
what might could be had, no $'s spent, 
BUT, well worth the warmth!
AND... no, shape doesn't matter!

With Friendly... Warmth... 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

~ SWEET 2 The Soul...

The desire to accomplish is sweet to the soul...
Proverbs 13:19

The farmhouse has been a BUSY gathering place...
a busy that brings a WELCOMING warmth for me, one that
soothes the soul, one that can mend the broken counterparts!

It's been filled with the ringing of laughter, the smiles
of genuine folks & my closest family!
The farm table was adored with...
SIMPLICITY & charm; faux greenery 
as a filler for crock & FRESH greens 
tucked providing a whimsical look!

And an ole' VINTAGE, pillar candle...
one of two, I found in my shop/business stash!
THIS pair of candles have literally been
with me for... at least 10 years!
I know... can YOU believe that???
They're ONLY lite during guest hours... &
then safely tucked away for the next gathering
OR need... they have actually been rented out before, 
NOW that's a hoot, even to myself!
That goes to show you... 
it's NOT in the expense of things...
it's ALL in the taste/style!

Oh... & you see the superb, chenille
bedspread, don't YOU??? It too, was an
inexpensive find... TRULY to my up-most surprise...
to believe someone could actually part with a FINE,
vintage piece, is BEYOND me & for ONLY
$5.00, yep... you heard that right, a $5.00 bill!

SO... as I've began to tidy & FRESHEN
each of the rooms, I'm being drawn back to
THIS chenille piece... trying to decide,
do I keep it OR does it come up for offer over at
Beehind Thyme MarketPlace...hummmm,
the decisions a lady has to make!
As Christmas decor is being put to rest...
there are some things that JUST have to
remain... living treasures, which give
life to one's soul... as THIS Christmas
cactus does, for it carries my PRECIOUS
'Momma's' memories!  SO... for now,
it will stay planted in the sunniest location
here in my kitchen, until the heart says...
it's time to return to the greenhouse & wait
for yet another Christmas season!
And for NOW... the twinkling of lights
stay put, for the BRIGHTNESS... it brings
throughout these January days, lifts
the spirit of things!

Here's to a NEW year filled with...
hopes & dreams, accompanied with
daily devotions & prayers!

~ With SINCERE thoughts...