Monday, December 22, 2008

Recycled Amber Boylan Tumblers-- Fun and eco-friendly

We're loving the classic look and rich color of these popular Amber Boylan birch beer and root beer tumblers. These bottles were rescued from NYC restaurants and kept out of landfills by transforming them into these one of a kind glasses. Don't forget, the luck of the draw determines your assorted set of 4 - it's part of the fun. Now available at Farmhouse Wares.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Stress free kitty

Everyone I know is stressed right now. There's holiday stress. There's the-kids-are-about-to-be out-of-school-for-two-weeks stress. There's the economy mess. But look at Fluffy. He was like this all day as he snoozed by the wood stove. My daughter just took this picture. One look at his pink nose and my stress fades. Doesn't go away--but it fades for a little bit.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Friendly Neighbors

So I'm sitting at my computer the other day, when from corner of my eye I spot something moving outside. At first I thought aliens had landed, but quickly realized it was just two odd birds poking around. When I went out to take a photo they came running after me. I wasn't scared...really. It was pretty funny. They hung around, and we cackled a bit, but when they discovered I didn't have anything to offer in the way of food they moved on. Turns out they're my neighbor's guinea hens. They visit daily now, and they leave wonderful surprises all around my yard. I just have to be careful not to step in these surprises when I go to the compost.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Just a Reminder that Our Sale Ends at Midnight Tonight!

Just a quick note to say our 20% off sale ends at midnight tonight. Of course, this offer applies to our flea market section as well, and we have some sweet holiday ornaments on sale. So hurry over to Farmhouse Wares for some great deals. Remember to enter code "merry" at checkout. (offer valid while supplies last. not valid on previous purchases. cannot be combined with other offers.)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Making Recycling a Pretty Habit

I'm so happy that Farmhouse Wares now carries these Berger Bag Holders. I have oodles of shopping bags and they always look so messy, but not anymore. You may ask why I don't buy the reusable bags from my grocery store. I did. I have many beautiful reusable bags from Whole Foods and my local market. Trouble is...I ALWAYS forget to bring them on market day.

I don't feel too bad about the grocery bags because I put them to good use. I throw one or two in my daughter's back-pack so she can bring home her wet bathing suit from camp or snow pants after a day of playing at school. I use them as liners in my small waste baskets. Anyway, I'm sure you have a few good uses too. I'd love to hear them.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sale at Farmhouse Wares

(offer valid while supplies last. not valid on previous purchases.
cannot be combined with other offers.)
Happy shopping!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Down to Earth Gift Idea

Another great find from the Daily Candy. This 2009 Calendar is full of gorgeous photos that celebrate farm living. The best part is this gift gives back. All profits from sales go to farm-to-table education for urban children. Check it out here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

12 Days of Christmas with Coveiter

Our friends Lindsey and Julie over at Coveiter are doing some fun giveaways for the 12 days of Christmas. Head over today for a chance to win our Ivory Wheat Pitcher and some other great goodies. Hurry! You must submit by midnight tonight.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Family Heirlooms

Hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving. We had a great time down at my sister's. We enjoyed our traditional family fare, which consists of the same six or so side dishes that I've been eating since I acquired teeth. There are also about 20 different desserts. (You could say the sweet treats are the priority in my family.)

All was pleasant and calm until...I spotted these pilgrim candles. We've had these on our Thanksgiving table since, well since I acquired teeth. How did my older sister manage to get them? My mother confessed that she gave them to my sister a few years ago. Just like that-- a cherished family heirloom transferred without any notice or legal action.

The eldest sibling seems to get all the little heirlooms. However, being the youngest of three, I managed to escape much of the parental wrath that my older sister had to endure. In fact, I wouldn’t trade my place with her for all the paraffin pilgrims in the world. Looking back, I guess she deserves them. That being said, we will have to discuss that antique desk.