Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Rustic Glass Dryer Rack is Back

Our Rustic Glass Dryer Rack is back in stock! 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.

Monday, August 29, 2011

New: Antique Blue Vintage Style Metal Clock

Inspired by old clocks found throughout Paris Flea Markets, our new Antique Blue Vintage Style Metal Clock will brighten your farmhouse decor. The antique French country blue finish has a rustic patina for added charm. The big, bold numbers make it easy to read. Available at Farmhouse Wares.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bull Headed

This handsome bull is more than just a decorative wall mount. He's also a boot jack or boot pull, designed to help pull off stubborn boots. You simply place the heel of the boot in the u-shaped horns, which acts as a grip. Place the weight of your other foot on the head and pull your foot free. Every farmhouse needs one. The Bull Head Wall Mount and Boot Jack is made of sturdy cast iron and has a rustic buttermilk finish. Available at Farmhouse Wares.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Back to School Sale

SAVE 10%

As the kids head back to school, treat yourself to a little quiet time

and something new for your home, plus save 10% off your next purchase.

To save 10% just enter coupon code "school11" during checkout.

Available today through midnight August 26, 2011.

Offer available while supplies last. Not valid on previous purchases.


Monday, August 22, 2011

New: Dog Treat Canister

Stash away dog treats in our new vintage inspired Dog Biscuit Canister. Now you can store goodies in style, keeping them fresh, dry and safe from hungry hound pilfering. The Dog Biscuit Canister makes a great gift for dog-lovers and adds a little cheer to your kitchen too.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New York Transit Scroll

Our new vintage style New York Transit Scroll is a nostalgic nod to the bold design of early 20th-century subway signage. This reproduction subway banner embraces the forthright graphics once displayed in New York subway stations. I heart NY.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Porcelain Cheese Board

As I begin to feel fall in the air, a little wine and cheese party with friends feels like a yummy idea. I just love this Porcelain Cheese Board that's new at Farmhouse Wares. The French menu-motif is perfect for serving up fromage in style.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Antiqued Black Metal Pedestals

Inspired by vintage industrial decor, these Antiqued Black Metal Pedestals are perfect for displaying candles, keepsakes and more. They'll come in handy for flaunting your spooky Halloween decorations, too.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cozy Kitchen Makeover

Last week I mentioned how I gave my farmhouse kitchen a much needed makeover. I wanted to make things a little cozier, especially since the kitchen seems to be the hub of all our activity. Most of our meals are served in the dining room or out on the patio in the summer, so the kitchen has become more of a place to chat and enjoy cocktails as we cook. Because of this, I wanted seating that was a little more comfortable than the small antique Hitchcock chairs we had (shown in the before picture). I also cringed over the old round table we had. It was useful while my daughter was small as she could go to town with her art projects and other messes without me freaking out.

I painted the walls a creamy white to brighten things up. Then I found a wicker settee that fit perfectly in the small space. I made the farm toile pillows and the yellow check cushion. I had the antique farm table in storage, just waiting for the day my daughter was old enough not to destroy it. I found the cheerful yellow wingback chair at a tag sale. I actually love the feeling created by this large upholstered chair. It makes it feel more like a place to sit and chat or read. We tend to hang in here a lot more since the re-do, which is great because the kitchen also has beautiful views of my gardens. It may be a small farmhouse kitchen, but now it's a cozy one too.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


My Limelight Hydrangea is just packed with blooms. I picked a bunch this morning and put them in one of our new metal vases from the shop. (This is the medium size from our Vintaged Petite Metal Vase Collection.) If you're looking for a good performing Hydrangea, I highly recommend the Limelight. It's always packed and healthy, and the blooms turn from creamy white, to soft pink, to an old-fashioned maroon. It's the perfect flower for a country home.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Country Farm Toile

I came across this adorable country farm toile at a tag sale. I'm pretty drawn to anything toile, but when I saw chickens and sheep and some hearty farmers working away, my heart began to pound (this is always a sure sign I will break out the wallet without hesitation). I've been working on making my kitchen a little more cozy, so I made down-filled pillows with the toile and they seem to fit right in.