Friday, October 29, 2010

a white pumpkin halloween

Have a great weekend everyone. Hope you all have a safe and magical Halloween!

Image found via the Deluded Diva.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

recycled leather rug

This Recycled Leather Rug, by Eileen Fisher is my latest obsession. We have wood floors throughout our home, and I rarely use rugs because my shaker instincts prefer the ease and convenience of cleaning bare floors. But it sure would be nice to enjoy the soft, natural fibers of leather under my feet this winter as opposed to the chilly wood floors. It would look pretty perfect with the chair that I slipcovered with the Home Depot drop cloth, too.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shaker Style Peg Rails

Winter is coming and soon coats, hats and mittens will needs a nice, neat home. This means I'd like a functional place that is NOT a kitchen chair (where my husband and daughter prefer to put theirs). I love the clean simplicity of Shaker peg rails. I'm thinking of installing them around the entire length of our porch/mudroom. I did this in our bedroom a few years ago, but where does my husband throw his clothes? That's right, on the chair. How do you train them?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Weekend Projects

Well, the weekend is finally here. We have a ton of projects that need to be wrapped up before the snow flies. It seems like the painting projects never end. We've been in our house for over 10 years, and somehow painting just isn't as fun when it's the second or third time around. It's those first coats that go on to your new home that are most exciting. I still get eager to see the transformation as we're nearing the end, but I'm so impatient with the rest of it all. I walk around saying, "I just want it to be done." While my husband is always saying, "If you did it all today what would you have to do tomorrow?" Happy weekend!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

white wednesday {no. 19}

Happy White Wednesday! Today we're featuring our newest addition to the shop, our faux sheet Music Candles. Add a little romance and ambiance to your farmhouse decor with this set of three faux candles. The flameless, LED candles flicker and glow like the real thing. Each is accented with ribbon, an antique-style skeleton key and clear bead.

P.S. Don't forget to visit Faded Charm for more white Wednesday goodies.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Signature Style

For the most part, I consider the L.L. Bean clothes practical and functional, but I haven't drooled over one of their catalogs in years. Then came along L.L. Bean Signature. They've sucked me right in with their updated spin on the classic New England preppy look. You've got to check out the lifestyle video too. It has beautiful people in beautiful places, wearing beautiful clothes. I just want to put on this cozy flannel dress and run in a meadow with a black lab by my side. Seriously, they've come a long way since the rubber boot, and I can officially say that I'm drooling over their winter 2010 catalog.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Entertaining at Home

Creating a cohesive menu for a dinner party or holiday event is no easy task. Once you’ve created that crowd pleasing menu, why not present your selections to your guest in style. This Zinc Memo Board-Easel is the perfect way to do just that. I’ve dressed mine up with a little bittersweet vine. In addition to displaying your menu, it also makes an adorable picture frame or place to leave daily love notes. The Zinc Memo Board-Easel is both a magnet and chalk board. You simply write your message and wipe away clean. Coordinates perfectly with our Zinc Place Cards.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

white wednesday {no. 18}

This White Wednesday we're featuring our vintage-style white Ceramic Tureen. Perfect for serving soups and side dishes with bit of elegance. Designed with a slightly Victorian feel, including scalloped details on the handles, this lidded serving bowl or Tureen is topped with a sweet bird finial. Available at Farmhouse Wares.

P.S. Don't forget to visit Faded Charm for more white Wednesday goodies.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

the love of my life

It's my husband's 50th today! Thank you for being so lovable, cute, supportive, smart, generous, kind....I could on and on, after all, you've had 50 years to perfect yourself. I love you truly, madly, deeply.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

good scents

Just in time for the holiday season, the Farmhouse line, by Sweet Grass Farm, now has two limited edition scents that will warm your home. Holiday Greenery is back with its fresh pine forest aroma that sets a cozy cabin mood while the new Cranberry Cinnamon is a friendly, inviting scent that combines the freshness of cranberries with the warmth of cinnamon (think cranberry scones). These two scents are available in the following products:

Farmhouse Soy Candle 16oz:burns for 100 hours
Farmhouse Dish Soap: makes doing the dishes so much better
Farmhouse Liquid Soap and Shea Butter Lotion: perfect for a guest bath
Farmhouse Linen and Room Spray: so sheets and towels can smell great too

Fill your home with Farmhouse scents today! Available for a limited time.

Monday, October 4, 2010

I should have known

When I posted last week that I wanted to curl up in front of a fire, I should have known it was a sign. The above picture pretty much sums up my weekend. I don't know what happened to me, but my body, mind and spirit were in the mood for early hibernation. I hunkered down on my couch with my favorite (and very soft) wool blanket, some tea, and proceeded to indulge in a reality TV marathon. I realize the TV is not as romatic as the wood fire, but I'm pleased to report that I'm just about caught up with all the Real Housewive shows, Flipping Out and (dare I admit) Jerseylicious. I'm trying to get my groove back today. I'm missing my blankie, but I'm all reality TV'd out.