Thursday, April 28, 2011

what a face

Look at our boy, Fluffy. Doesn't he just steal your heart? He stole our hearts when he came as a stray around this time a few years ago. He's a real charmer, too. I just love that pink nose.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New: Square Enamel Cake Stands

If you fell in love with our round Enamel Cake Stands, with their sweet scalloped edges, then you'll be happy to know that they are now also available with a new square shape. Entertain with these elegant Square Enamel Cake Stands. The scalloped edges add a touch of vintage style, and they are perfect for displaying your creative creations. Use them separately or layer as shown. Great for cheese, cookies, cakes and more.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Time

I'll be taking a little break from blogging to celebrate Easter with family and friends. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, too!

Friday, April 15, 2011

spring cleaning

It's that time of year again when we throw open the windows and give the house a good scrub down. To lift your mood and make your house smell fresh and clean, try the Farmhouse Fresh White Lilac line of home goods. This environmentally friendly line, by Sweet Grass Farm, includes laundry care products, dish soap, linen spray, furniture wax, an all-purpose spray cleaner and more.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

happy times

Spring is starting to bloom around here. After another round of snow last week, Mother Nature is finally giving us a break with a blast of warmer weather. My daughter and I had a bet as to when our piles of snow in the driveway would melt. She guessed April 11 back in early March. I scoffed, and more optimistically chose April 1. Well, yesterday there was a little sandy patch of snow when we went down to the bus. It was gone by afternoon. April 11 on the spot. She is quite pleased with herself, and I am pleased that this new warm air is making my gardens begin to unfurl with happy colors.

Friday, April 8, 2011


seems like a good day to play hooky and search for beach glass and shells.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rustic Horse Door Stop

Our farmhouse has become a little crooked over the years. If you drop a marble on the living room floor, it will roll all the way to the other end of the room. Crooked also means doors never seem to stay put when they are left open. I need door stops in several rooms, so we can avoid cracking our baby toes on the bottom edges when we walk by. This Rustic Horse Door Stop is perfect for keeping doors quiet and still, especially on breezy days. Made of cast iron, the Rustic Horse Door Stop makes a handsome helper with plenty of farmhouse style. The handle makes it easy to pick it up and move it around as needed.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vintage Style Bait Bucket Lantern

Our new Bait Bucket Lantern is well-suited for easy rustic living. Inspired by vintage bait buckets, it captures the feeling of a day spent walking dusty country roads, sitting by cool streams, waiting to catch the biggest fish ever.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Wire Mesh Cubby and Coat Rack is Back

I'm pleased to tell you that our Wire Mesh Cubby and Coat Rack is back in stock! They went so fast last time. I just love its industrial vintage style, and it features four wire mesh cubbies, so you can store mail, books or bills. There are nine coat hooks, making it ideal for a busy mudroom. The wood shelf has an off-white, distressed finish.