Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Falling for Acorns

Acorns can hurt. Have you ever had one fall on your head while hiking in the woods? I have and my reaction is always a little embarrassing. The thing is, it startles me, and my first thought is that someone just threw a rock at me. Call me paranoid. I giggle nervously when I realize it's just a harmless acorn, and then I look around to make sure nobody was watching. The squirrels must think I'm nuts. Anyhoo, I happen to think acorns are quite beautiful. I found this gorgeous image via Bliss.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Our Cupcake Stands Are Back

We're so pleased to report that our Cupcake Stands are back in stock! They're here just in time to help you display your Halloween cupcake masterpieces. If you need some ideas, then stop by All Things Cupcake for the largest collection of Halloween cupcakes you'll ever see.

Have a happy weekend!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Arrival at Farmhouse Wares

Get ready to spruce up your kitchen for the coming holidays. Our new Rustic Glass Dryer Rack is reminiscent of vintage french bottle drying racks. It's ideal for showing off a collection. Hand forged iron makes up this sturdy and funtional kitchen helper. Use it to dry all those party glasses or to display your favorite mugs.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

White Wednesday {no. 6}

Hey everyone! Thanks so much for your well-wishes and great ideas to get me out of my funk yesterday. Welcome to another fun-filled White Wednesday. Today we have: a beauty in a bubble bath, happy clouds, a bejeweled carousel horse and our loveable glass milk bottle.

As always, I recommend you stop by Faded Charm for more White Wednesday goodies.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sack of Potatoes

I feel like a sack of potatoes today. Wish I could shake it. Do you have any tricks up your sleeve for snapping out of a funk? I think french fries might help. Ya know... why fight it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Autumn Joy

In honor of the Autumnal Equinox I thought I'd share some Autumn Joy with you. This sedum plant is aptly named and a must-have for any fall garden. Spread the joy.

Friday, September 18, 2009


This is pretty much what breakfast looks like everyday now that we have three hens laying. We have 10 hens in all, so I imagine we'll be getting creative with the egg dishes real soon. It's so much fun going out to the coop and finding these little edible presents. Not to mention we have a bunch of goofy chickens that make us laugh every day. What a satisfying hobby.

Well, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. We'll be painting our house. After such a rainy summer, we're finally able to take advantage of the dry weather and get some work done. It's a mad dash to beat the cold weather. We have old clapboards that need a lot of prepping. My husband knows that I'm not a big fan of the "most important" prep process. I tried to be lazy about it last fall when I did the porch. I'm paying for it now. I can be such an egghead.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cape Cod Cranberries

One of the oldest farming organizations in this country is The Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association, established in 1888. This is the time of year when the cranberry farmers get busy with the harvest of this healthful fruit. If you're looking for a fun family fall trip then join the 6th Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration, Saturday and Sunday, October 10 - 11, 2009. You'll get to see the beauty of the bogs and dream up new cranberry recipes for your Thanksgiving feast.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

White Wednesday {no. 5}

It's a wee bit chilly here this morning, so I am hopeful that this White Wednesday brings a little warmth to the day.

It includes a basket of fresh white towels, my dad's wooly white sheep (ok, so he's a little dirty), a starfish (I'm clinging to summer), and a bowl of fluffy flour.

I hope you all have a warm Wednesday. As always, I recommend you stop by Faded Charm for more White Wednesday goodies.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Keeping it Simple

Rather than just swoon over the gorgeous kitchen featured in the October issue of House Beautiful, I decided to assemble a few things from the shop that would get me as close as possible to the same look and feel created by the designer, stylist Aaron Hom. His entire home looks so comfortable and inviting. With a perfect blend of modern and vintage styles, along with every shade of white, Hom has transformed his classic bungalow into a true gem.

{get the look}

Monday, September 14, 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Chicken Report {no. 3}

Yahoo! Hooray! Today was the day! We have our first egg! I can't tell you how giddy this makes me. Our daughter came running in the house before school to tell us the news. My husband and I just smiled at each other with that look that says, "it doesn't get any better than this." It's these little moments in time that will leave the biggest impressions--on us and our daughter. Life is good. Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Warmth of Wood

There's something so warm and inviting about wood bowls. Our Diego Wood Bowls, shown here in the oval shape, are really pieces of art that will become cherished family heirlooms. Felled by axe, drawn by oxen, and hewn by hand, each is finished with coffee grounds and a coating of beeswax. This toxin-free process offers rich, vibrant color that really highlights the hand-hewn details. Round Diego Wood Bowls are also available at Farmhouse Wares.

Also pictured lower left are our Wood Salad Servers and our Brick French Dishtowels in blue.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cheap Candles

I just spotted these little gems over at Mediterranean Life. They are from Spain, and they're called Mariposas. Tim called them "light for the poor". "They're handmade from a thin slice of wine cork, coloured paper and a wick dipped in wax. They're used by floating them on old oil or pork fat, and lighting the wick." Tim tried them with modern lamp oil and said they worked great. I think they'd be great for a party. I'm on the hunt for them.

Friday, September 4, 2009

A Periwinkle's Pace

Hope you all get a chance to slow down this weekend and savor every last bit of summer. I feel like I'm always moving so fast and time flies right by me. Not this weekend! I intend to move at a periwinkle's pace.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Vintage Finds

This time of year is my favorite for tag sales. I love heading out early in the crisp morning air, with a hot cup of coffee, and the only real plan is to stop at every yummy tag sale. Check out this vintage minnow bucket and thermos. I don't know whether to pack the bucket with flowers or to actually put it to use on our next fishing trip. The thermos will definately come in handy on my next early morning tag sale jaunt.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

White Wednesday {no 3}

It's a good thing it's White Wednesday, because I was feeling a little blue with my girl back in school. White Wednesday always cheers me up. Don't forget to visit all the other friends of White Wednesday by stopping by Faded Charm

Top images from Beach Vintage's home tour seen on Apartment Therapy

Bottom images: Powder Puff and Lily of the Valley by moi

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Celebrate September with a Sale

I'm back from a wonderful little break. I sure needed it. But now I'm looking forward to September, and I think we should kick it off with a Sale!



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