Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rustic Barn Birdhouse

We recently got this Rustic Barn Birdhouse in at the shop. I fell in love with its rusty tin roof instantly. I had my husband attach ours to a post and place it at the edge of our garden. It was easy for him to tackle this project, as the birdhouse has a door in the back for cleaning. He was able to fit a screwdriver in no problem. It took him all of 20 minutes to complete, and it looks great in the garden. I was amazed at how fast the bluebirds came and made a home for themselves in their new barn. Home tweet home. Available at Farmhouse Wares.

Monday, June 27, 2011

catch of the day

While on a trip to the beach this weekend, I caught this guy having a fine lunch. I was glad he found his own snack, so he wouldn't be tempted to come after mine. Last year, my brother-in-law told me he waited in line for quite some time at the beach snackbar for a hamburger, only to have a seagull dive down and steal it from him on his way back to the blanket. It seems these handsome creatures are getting more aggressive, but they'll have to put up a good fight before I let go of my fried clams.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer!

Happy Summer Everyone!
May you enjoy lazy days under blue skies
and long nights catching fireflies.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Garden Decor

Cultivating a garden, whether it’s packed with perennials or produce, is a labor of love. Some plants need endless TLC, weeds seem to win the battle by July, and insects can wreak havoc in the blink of an eye. But garden décor…well, that’s the fun part.

For me, adding small pieces of man-made garden décor, is like adding the final touches to a freshly painted room. It’s the easy part, and it’s the moment when I feel like I can finally sit back and admire my hard work. These little garden jewels, such as the cast iron Garden Sign, tend to put a smile on my face, as I stumble across them.
Some act as more than décor: our Rustic Wire Picnic Basket gets put to work at harvest time, and Numbered Row Markers look handsome as they organize little seedlings. Bee Skeps, made with natural fibers, add a touch of cottage garden charm, but they also come in handy for protecting small plants against the danger of frost.
My motto: Keep garden décor simple. It should blend into the landscape with ease. After all, Mother Nature is the real star of the show.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wire Mesh Cubby and Coat Rack is Back in Stock

They're back! The Wire Mesh Cubby with Coat Rack helps to bring function and style to any room in your farmhouse. Its industrial vintage style offers rustic elegance, and it features four wire mesh cubbies, so you can store mail, books or bills. There are nine coat hooks, making it ideal for a busy mudroom. The wood shelf has an off-white, distressed finish.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Special Offer

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

To save 10% just enter coupon code "new61411" during checkout.

Available today through midnight June 16, 2011.

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


Thursday, June 9, 2011

New: Vintage Style Black Striped Table Runner

Whether you have a sturdy, rustic farm table or a picnic table, this French-inspired, Vintage Style Black Striped Table Runner always looks relaxed and elegant. Made of 100% cotton, this striped runner has the look of old french linen without all the maintenance. Its warm oatmeal color and fine black stripes give it pure farmhouse charm. Easy to care for, it gets softer with each washing. Vintage style farmhouse decor never looked so appealing. Machine wash and dry.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

hay fever

Spring is such a busy time in our little rural town. The only traffic jams we see are created by slow-moving tractors. Farmers are the move; gardeners are dreaming up landscapes, softball and baseball games send cheers into the night air. It seems no one has rested since March. Perhaps this is why I always love haying time. Though the farmers move fast, taking full advantage of sunny days, the hay bales seem to stand still and quiet, at least for little while.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Doe a deer

I spotted this family of deer across the street at dusk the other night. One-by-one they made their way from the brush to the clearing. There were about five or six of them. Every sighting is exciting to me. Such beautiful creatures.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Flea Market Time

Wow! This week flew by and didn't offer me much time for blogging. I hope to be back at it next week. In the meantime, I'll leave you for the weekend with this: Our Flea Market Section is brimming with new sale goodies, so stop on by. You can save up to 20% on many items. Have a great weekend!