Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Keep the Bugs at Bay

We've had so much rain this spring that the mosquitoes are out of control. Last weekend, I had swarms of them around me, and they seem to be the size of small cats. I'm so happy we finally have Insect Veil Spray back in stock. Just in time for the summer season.

Insect Veil Spray is a natural insect repellent. Utilizing age-old herbal wisdom, this effective repellent combines lemongrass, wintergreen and catnip oils with good old Soy Oil. Research suggests that Soy Oil contains insect repelling compounds that are very effective. No Deet, chemicals or synthetics are used, so this is great for kids and those with sensitive skin.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Galvanized Cake Stand Shout Out

I want to thank Layla and Kevin of The Lettered Cottage for making our Galvanzied Cake Stand a little star today. At the moment the cake stand is sadly out of stock, but we're expecting more in mid-June. Feel free to shoot us an email at, and we'll contact you as soon as they are in. I also want to thank Kevin's mom for sharing her Key Lime Cake recipe. I'm wild about key lime anything, and this could be trouble for me as I enter into bathing suit season.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

eat your fruits and veggies

Now that local farmer's markets are beginning to crop up for the spring, you can start getting fresh, seasonal produce with ease. Those of you brave enough to tend your own garden know that soon you'll have a plethora of veggies and not nearly enough recipes. (Any new recipes for zucchini are always welcome here.) Stop by the Daily Green for a helpful guide to cooking up 13 different spring fruits and veggies. Make sure you sign up for email newsletters, as you'll be sure to get great tips for green living.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New: Vintage Style WC Sign

Give your bathroom door a touch of European style with our new cast iron WC sign. Used throughout Europe to indicate public toilets or water closets, the WC sign is a whimsical way of helping your guests find their way. Inspired by vintage enamel signs, this sturdy cast iron sign is white with raised black letters.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Just Beachy

Our Coastal Bayberry Soy Candle, by Sweet Grass Farm, is one of our best-selling scents for a good reason--it smells heavenly. It takes me right to the sandy shores where the bayberry bush thrives. Spicy with clove and woodsy notes, this candle creates a warm feeling. The best way to describe it is like being inside a rustic beach cabin with exposed wood beams, sandy floors that need to be swept and fresh saltwater air streaming in through the windows. When I can't get to the beach, I bring the beach to me with the Coastal Bayberry Candle. Available at Farmhouse Wares.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

chicken report {no. 12}

Note to self: do not wear sparkly flip flops when tending to the chickens...ever!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Summertime Savings

With Memorial Day just around the corner,

we hope to inspire you to find time this summer to slow down

and enjoy life's simple pleasures.

Farmhouse Wares invites you to save 10% off your next purchase.

To save 10% just enter coupon code "summer11" during checkout.

Available today through midnight May 14, 2011.

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


Thursday, May 5, 2011

a fine farmhouse

I recently painted my living room, but I haven't rehung a lot of my old art, as some of the pieces don't feel like they fit anymore. When I go through all that trouble of painting, I want everything to feel fresh and new. I've fallen in the love with the quiet simplicity and bold green background of this farmhouse painting. I found it via Illustrator, Julia Icenogle's blog. It keeps haunting me.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Got Milk Bottles?

The Philadelphia Inquirer knows a good thing when they see it. Our Glass Milk Bottles were recently featured in their Market Basket section, and we couldn't be happier that the good word is spreading about these charming, yet practical milk bottles.