Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I also hang sprigs of rosemary in the shower. The intense aroma wakes me up. Click here for more information on storing and cooking with rosemary.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
With wall decor like this all you'll need is a cozy throw,
Linen Cow Tea Towel Set $28
This set of French Style Linen features one vintage style cow design on oatmeal linen and one towel with black stripes for a classic farmhouse feel.
Champion Pair $39.95
This set of two prize cows is based on 1932 champion livestock trophies. These vintage style reproductions will look handsome grazing your shelf too.
Linen Cow Pillow $48
Let this friendly cow bring plenty of down-to-earth warmth to your home.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
You see, I never had a real “camp” experience. It’s not that mom and dad didn’t offer. I just rejected the idea of leaving my house and neighborhood friends. I was quite content to play “house” on my porch with Donny Osmond as my hubby and a plastic doll that needed my love. We’d play kick-the-can until the street lights came on. Who needed camp when you had the coolest fort right down the street?
There was one time when I was all set to go to overnight camp in some woods somewhere in Rhode Island. I was all packed up with my shiny new sleeping bag and a bottle a bug spray. My mom dropped me at the bus stop and sped off, waving goodbye (she may have actually peeled out). While waiting, this little girl starting describing camp and all the “fun” things she had done there. Everything she described filled me with sheer terror. Making pancakes in the morning as a group activity. Nightmare! I didn’t know how to make pancakes. I was like seven. I never made a pancake in my life. I ended up knocking on some stranger’s door to use their phone. My poor mother had to come and pick me up. She had probably just walked back in the house, thinking she was free at last, when the phone rang and she heard my unrelenting sobbing on the other end. She came to my rescue and was sweet as could be—never letting on how frustrated she may have been at my inability to leave her side that summer.
My daughter is, for the most part, much more adventurous than I was. She doesn’t want to hang out with me all day. She’s learning so much more than I did playing on my porch. However, almost daily I get a call at lunch. Her little kid voice says, “Hi. Whatcha doin’?” I say, “Are you having fun?” She always replies “yes” with enthusiasm. Then after a few moments she lowers her voice to a whisper and says, “Please don’t make me come back here.” She tells me how all the kids are so mean, but when I pick her up at the end of each day, she rattles off the names of all her new best friends, which consists of just about everyone at the camp.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
so I recreated a small piece of it
Here is our small Ebony Compote, by Potluck Studios, with some yummy Bosc pears.
Our new French Style Linen Tea Towel with Black Stripes is also pictured. I have a feeling this will look even more spectacular with the large Ebony Compote.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
If you’re in the mood for some fall décor checkout these cuties at Farmhouse Wares. This set of hanging tin cans, with their vintage style pumpkin labels, will look great on your garden gate.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Taking the "message in bottle" theme to the extreme, try leaving rolled up love notes inside each one. When your partner grabs his/her coat in the morning, your little massage will make them smile.
Available now at Farmhouse Wares.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Photo from Flickr
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I have finally found it! These Fig and Cedarwood Fragrance Sticks have captured the scent of Trevi, that little village in Umbria. The blend of fresh fig and earthy cedar is super delicate--understated, exotic. I'm sitting here right now, wishing I were with my sister and friends, taking in that scent and sharing homemade wine. Instead, I am just as happy with my Fig and Cedarwood reeds--my Umbria in a bottle.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
We spotted our Vintage Style Red Striped Table Runner and Oversized Napkins in the July issue of Country Home in an article about lake-house style. Whether your decorating your lake-house, cabin or farmhouse, you're going to love these casually elegant linens. You'll also find an Apron and a comfortable Bolster featuring this same Vintage Style Red Striped fabric at Farmhouse Wares.
Monday, August 4, 2008
The folks from Jenness Farm in New Hampshire lovingly raise Arapawa Goats. Just the other day two kids were born and another was on the way. This sounds promising, but the gene pool is so small that it's complicated to keep this breed going. Jenness Farm makes this incredible soap exclusively from Arapawa Goat's milk. We're pleased to offer these soaps because Jenness donates the proceeds from the sale of these soaps to the conservation of this amazing breed.
To learn more visit the International Arapawa Goat Association.