Thursday, March 31, 2011

what's wrong with this picture?

Remember naughty Katrina? I told you about how she was stalking this birdhouse. As I mentioned, a family of bluebirds is living in there. I was finally able to capture one of the bluebird parents. Amazing color on this sweet little bird. So far, Katrina has not gone back up. Let's keep our fingers crossed that the birds prevail.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

white wednesday {no. 36}

Today's White Wednesday features our newest item at the shop: our Vintage Style White Enamelware Pitcher. Nothing says country living quite like white enamelware. The simple charm of enamelware fits right in with any decor, and it is especially suited for casual farmhouse decor. Inspired by flea market finds, our white enamel pitcher has a fine black trim and a generous spout, and it's food safe, so bring on the lemonade.

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

Monday, March 28, 2011

New: Woven Wire Heart Box

I just love this new Woven Wire Heart Box. Let me count the ways in which it can be used:

  • It's a great way to display small keepsakes from a memorable event.

  • Welcome your guests by filling the heart box with small scented soaps.

  • Create creative place cards by dangling one from each chair.

  • Sneak a love note inside and greet a loved-one by hanging it at the front door just before they get home.

  • Make an adorable wedding or shower favor by filling it with something tied to your event.

  • Surprise your child by filling it with a sweet treat and hiding it in his/her lunch bag.
Do you have an idea too? I'd love to hear it.

P.S. The wire box comes with a small clasp to keep it closed and a silk ribbon, so you can also hang it.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Galvanized Cake Stand

I recently discovered our Galvanized Tin Pedestal featured on Luna and Chloe Weddings blog. It looks so beautiful with this stunning white cake on it. As Kristi points out, they're "perfection together." The gorgeous cake and photo were both created by Rosie of Sweetapolita. Her blog is filled with great ideas for all your sweet treats, including 50 tips for baking better cakes. I will study these tips closely, as I can only hope to make a cake worthy of displaying on our pretty pedestal. Thank you Kristi and Rosie.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New: Rustic Wire Potato Basket

Store extra towels, soaps, toys, kindling wood, or veggies from the garden. With so many practical uses, our Rustic Wire Potato Basket is a must-have for any farmhouse. Its simple, rustic design suits any decor.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

white wednesday {no. 35}

We're featuring our new Vintage Style Bulb Tray. Inspired by bulb drying trays used by flower growers for generations, our metal Vintage Style Bulb Tray features an antiqued off-white finish and a sturdy handle for easy transport. It's perfect for drying bulbs, onions or entertaining with casual farmhouse style.

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fair Game?

Can you believe this naughty cat? Her name is Katrina, and she's not playing nice on this spring day. I'm pretty sure there is a nest of bluebirds in there, because I've seen the parents on a daily basis. (I'll try to get a picture for you.) I told her to shoo, but she has a mind of her own. Nature can be so cruel.

Monday, March 21, 2011

New: Metal Cage Flower Frog Vases and Wire Caddy

Create a charming country centerpiece with this set of three Metal Cage Flower Frog Vases and Wire Caddy. The vintage style cage flower frog creates a grid that makes flower arranging a snap. The rustic wire caddy features a well-weathered patina and vintage inspired wood handles. The cages are easily removed when it comes time to clean the glass jars. Available at Farmhouse Wares.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Willow Offers Relaxed Country Style

With Easter just around the corner, the spring promises many opportunities for casual entertaining with family and friends. Our Willow Door Basket and Woven Willow Cloche and Tray make perfect companions for entertaining. The relaxed, country cottage style of natural willow creates an atmosphere that your guests will be charmed by.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

white wednesday {no. 34}

I'm loving the way my new white tulips really pop against our black sideboard. Makes me happy on this rainy white Wednesday.

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

Monday, March 14, 2011

Recycled Wood Folding Desk Caddy

It must be the time of year when everyone is getting organized, as we've had a lot of customers ask about our Recycled Wood Folding Desk Caddy. We decided to bring it back for a limited time. It's perfect for storing keepsakes and other memorabilia. I use mine to organize my garden seeds and small supplies. I especially love that it folds up, so things stay organized and tidy even when it's not garden season.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Vintage Style Clothes Pin Bag

We are pleased to announce that our new Vintage Style Clothes Pin Bag is featured in the current issue of Early Homes Magazine! As they say, "Hanging clothes up to dry in the fresh, clean air is not only nostalgic, but eco-senstive, too." Our new bag helps keep "clothespins within easy reach." It's on newstands now, so check it out.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New! Milk Bottle Carrier with Vintage Style Milk Bottles

Serve up cream and milk in pure farmhouse style. This Vintage Milk Bottle and Carrier set is a sweet reminder of simpler times. While it's perfect for keeping your milk fresh, it doubles as a charming country vase. The wire milk bottle carrier is aged with a rustic patina and wood handle, and the vintage style milk bottles display traditional milk dairy logos. New at Farmhouse Wares.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

We're Having a Sale

SAVE 10%

Farmhouse Wares celebrates the casual, relaxed style of country living with 10% off.

To save 10% off your next purchase just enter coupon code "relax11" during checkout.

Available today through midnight March 5, 2011.

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


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bedside Carafe to the Rescue

It's important to stay hydrated during winter's dry months. Keeping a little water by the bed is a great way to help manage feeling parched and dry in the middle of the night. Our Recycled Glass Bedside Water Carafe and matching glass set makes a great bedside companion. It comes in handy to beat dry air, but it's also pretty great for those nights after one-to-many pinot grigios. It really helps you avoid a headache the next morning. My guests always appreciate that I keep one by their bed--perhaps because they enjoy the pinot too.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New! French Country Wicker Baskets

Our new French Country Wicker Baskets are perfect for keeping your home or office organized. The ageless beauty of natural fibers are woven together to make these functional, yet beautiful, wicker baskets with french country style. The fabric lining, made of 100% linen with a natural oatmeal color, has a cotton lace trim and is easily removed and machine washable.