Friday, December 14, 2012

Garden Shop Supply Sign

For a limited time our Garden Shop Supply Sign is avaialble at more than 15% off. The great news is, they're in stock and ready to ship. Perfect gift for the garden lover.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Gift Wrapping

You'll never hear me complain about having to wrap holiday gifts. It's my favorite part of the holiday experience and it relaxes me. It's pretty easy to make pretty presentations. One handy trick is to layer on the ribbon. Use color coordinated ribbons of different sizes. To save on cost, I sometimes use strips of wrapping paper instead of ribbon. Here I used inexpensive crepe party streamers (in white) mixed with ribbons and I topped it all off with decorative stickers from Michaels along with computer generated name tags. It takes a little extra time, but it's worth it when you see the smile on the recipient's face.

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Christmas Tree Game

This time of year we have a family tradition that started about twenty years ago, before my husband and I had children. It's called the Christmas Tree Game and it's pretty easy to play, but can get very competitive. Before we head out for a day of shopping or taking a road trip of any kind, we each must guess the number of Christmas trees we will see on car roofs or in the back of trucks. I'm proud to say I'm pretty good at the game. My daughter is not pleased about this and I gently remind her that I've been playing a lot longer, but she has taken to changing her guess throughout our trips. This breaks the one and only rule of the game, and I let it slide to keep the peace. I introduced the game to my older sister over Thanksgiving weekend. She was the driver, and I don't think she liked the game because every time we screamed "Christmas Tree", she nearly had a heart attack. Some people just don't have the stamina for the game. Even still, I hope you'll give it a try. The winner gets bragging rights.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

we're having a sale

Save 15% on your next purchase!
Enter coupon code "thankyou12" during checkout.
Available today through midnight November 28, 2012.
Offer available while supplies last. Not valid on previous purchases.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Gift for Cozy Time

Enjoy the cold winter nights with this rich and creamy Hot Chocolate Gift Box. Made with fine quality cocoa, vanilla and sugar, all you need is hot milk for a decadent treat! The wooden box, with galvanized trim, makes an elegant presentation. The perfect gift for the's already gift wrapped!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Make the Holidays Sparkle with Mercury Glass

New Mercury Glass items have arrived at the shop--just in time for holiday decorating. Let our new Mercury Glass Votive Holder with Glass Flower brighten your holiday home.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

enjoy 10% off your next purchase

Please enjoy 10% off your next purchase.
Just enter coupon code "thankyou1112" during checkout.
Offer available today through November 10, 2012.
Not valid on previous purchases. US residents only.
 Get ready for holiday entertaining with our featured items:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Snow Glow

Southern Lady Magazine added a wintery touch to our Glass Hurricane with Metal Scroll Top that we just couldn't wait to share. This simple holiday decorating idea creates a shimmering winter scene that's festive and as easy as adding a little faux snow to an outdoor lantern. Candle light makes everything merry and bright, but this holiday twist is magical, too.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Real Charmer

Our new Convertible Bracelet is perfect for those of us that love to change our jewelry according to our mood, the season, or to coordinate with our fashion for the day. You simply select your clasp charm (such as the acorn, sunflower or rose quartz love knot  pictured here), click it onto the bracelet (sold separately), and you're ready to go. Hand crafted in the USA by a family owned business.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Vintage Style Metal Tackle Box

Our Vintage Style Metal Tackle Box is for more than lures and minnows. It makes an ideal first aid box, or use it for tools, crafts and so much more. Made of sturdy metal with an antiqued turquois finish, the tackle box features a pop-up tray and compartments to keep all your tools and treasures organized.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On

Having a positive outlook on life is a wonderful thing. Our Metal Keep Calm and Carry On Hanging Sign embraces that notion, which makes it the perfect accent for any home or office. The metal has an aged, weathered look giving it plenty of vintage style. Makes a great gift!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Berry Clean

I just love this new Ceramic Berry Bowl Strainer. It's the perfect bowl for berries and fruit! This antique white colander is not only the ideal berry washer, it helps keep fruit fresh. Makes a beautiful presentation for farmhouse gatherings and simply sharing nature's bounty with friends.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New: Metal Vintage Style Suitcase Shelf

Add a little whimsy to your farmhouse decor with our Metal Vintage Style Suitcase Shelf. Inspired by well-worn suitcases of travelers from the past, this clever wall shelf is a great way to showcase trinkets from your adventures.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New: Mercury Glass Pedestal Bowl

I'm in love with our new Mercury Glass Pedestal Bowl. Its vintage style reminds me of antique shop finds. I'd say it's perfect for creating holiday presentations that sparkle. Be sure to check out our coordinating Mercury Glass Tealight Holders, too.

Monday, September 24, 2012

New: French Farm Coffee Collection in Weck Jars

Our new French Farm Coffee Collection offers whole bean coffees in four distinct flavors and each is beautifully packaged in Weck Canning Jars. Makes an excellent hostess or holiday gift or simply decorate your kitchen counter! The Weck jar is reusable and features a large opening that's easy to fill and empty, rust-free glass lids, and sealing gaskets to keep your coffee beans fresh. 12oz each
 Choose from:
Café Noisette (All Natural Hazelnut), Petit Dejeuner (Breakfast Blend), Café Noir (French Roast), Café Maison (House Blend)

Friday, September 21, 2012

We're in Martha Stewart Weddings

We're so pleased to have our Vintage Style Scale Clock (lower left) featured in the October issue of Martha Stewart Weddings as one of Designer Claire Pettibone's registry-ready favorites.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Farmhouse Spiced Pumpkin

Infused with the classic autumn scents of pumpkin, clove and cinnamon, this spicy blend captures the essence of warm, cozy fall days and fresh-baked pumpkin pie. Farmhouse Spiced Pumpkin is available in Liquid Dish Soap-17.6 oz, Liquid Hand Soap-16.9 oz, and in a clean-burning Soy Candle-burns 50 hours.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New: Vintage Industrial Hardware Bin

From nuts and bolts to condiments or crafts, our Vintage Industrial Style Hardware Bin is perfect for keeping things organized. Inspired by retro style hardware bins, this galvanized tray rotates, lazy susan style, so everything it holds is easy to reach.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New: Vintage Inspired Red Farm Truck

Nothing says country living quite as well as a vintage pick-up truck. Since most us can't have a real one to tool around in, we bring you this small replica to add a little whimsy to your farmhouse decor. Our Vintage Inspired Red Farm Truck, made of metal, is a charming reproduction that will brighten any bookshelf or tabletop. I'm thinking some vintage bottle brush Christmas trees will look pretty cute in the back for the holiday season.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

skinny dipping

I caught some of the locals skinny dipping the other day.

Monday, August 27, 2012

funky beet

Check out this beautiful beet from our garden. Looks like a peppermint.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sea Grass Storage Basket

Hand-crafted and sturdy, our Seagrass Storage Basket creates coastal cottage charm while keeping beach towels, toys or magazines organized. Its generous size and side handles make it perfect for picnics or a day at the farmer's market, too.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Our Onion Harvest

The gardens are brimming with veggies now. We've had a good yield of onions this year, so we've been in the process of harvesting them and preparing them for storage. If we store them properly, I may be able to get through the winter without adding them to my shopping list. The trick is to let the skins harden first. Leaving the greens on, we'll hang them in a dry, well-ventilated area for about six weeks. After that, we'll remove the greens and hang them in mesh bags in our basement, as they need to be in a cool, dark place for the duration. I'm looking forward to many good meals, and I'm hopeful the mice will not get to them first. Wish us luck.  

Thursday, August 2, 2012

New: Merino Beaded Cake Stand

Our new ceramic Merino Beaded Cake Stand achieves its antique look from a technique called crackling--a decorative glazing method that leaves the tell-tale spiderweb cracks in the the surface enamel that we associate with our great grandmother's china. Don't worry--the technique is only cosmetic and does not effect the pieces's structural integrity. The soft grey color lends an old-fashioned farmhouse feel.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thing One and Thing Two

Our Galvanized File Boxes offer a unique twist on keeping paperwork organized and prioritized. Featuring rustic galvanized tin, rope handles, and the number 1 and 2 on each, this set fits right in with farmhouse style decor.

Monday, July 23, 2012

New: Zinc French Flower Bucket

I've been looking for a rustic style umbrella stand for our mudroom, and our new Zinc French Flower Bucket with Jute Handles is just perfect. Inspired by rustic containers found at flower markets in Paris, this extra tall bucket blends easily with any decor.

Oh... that handsome cat in the pic is Moochie. He's a stray that we recently rescued and he is a real charmer.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Enamel Cake Stands are Back

I'm so pleased to let you all know the Enamel Cake Stands with scalloped edges are back in again. They're perfect for August and September wedding decor or a country style kitchen. They move quickly, so be sure to stop by today.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Country Style Party Decor

Summer is a great time to throw a casual, country style party. Along with mason jars filled with wildflowers, chalkboard accessories are perfect for creating a rustic chic setting. Our Hanging Tin Chalkboard is ideal for welcoming your guests. Use our Rustic Planters with Chalkboard Tags as place cards or fill them with utensils for added charm.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Catmint and Peonies

Catmint and Peonies make perfect companions in my spring garden. They both make great cut flowers, too, so go ahead and pack your garden full of them.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Celebrate July 4th with a Sale

Celebrate Independence Day with a 10% savings on your next purchase from Farmhouse Wares.
Just enter coupon code "july412" during checkout.
Available today through midnight June 28, 2012.
Offer available on sale and regularly priced items. While supplies last.
Not valid on previous purchases.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Buckets of S'mores

For this year's 4th of July festivities how about creating colorful buckets filled with all the essentials for an evening of summer fun. Our Rustic Numbered Buckets make the perfect treat caddy for kids. We've packed ours with all the fixings for s'mores by the camp fire. We've added sparklers, too, so we can light up the night sky and marvel over their dazzling glow.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

New: Garden Supply Shop Sign

Let this vintage inspired Garden Supply Shop Sign add a bit of whimsy to your farmhouse decor. Made of metal and wood, this old-fashioned hand sign is printed on both sides and includes hardware for hanging. Makes a great gift for garden-loving Dads.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New: Chalkboard Produce Crates

Whether you need to organize your mudroom or garden bench, our Chalkboard Produce Crates make it easy to keep things corralled. The rustic wooden crates are perfect for busy farmhouse living and the chalkboard panels make it easy to change the contents while keeping things clearly labeled.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Perfect Pots for a Kitchen Herb Garden

Create a quick and stylish kitchen herb garden. Our rustic planters with chalkboard tags will not only brighten your windowsill, but you'll also enjoy the tasty benefits of adding fresh herbs to every meal.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Transferware Inspired

Inspired by French Transferware, our new Camille Dessert Plate Set features six assorted floral patterns. A country classic, transferware has adorned the shelves of American farmhouses for centuries. The delicate patterns are a soft plum color, truly aubergine, on an antique white background. The set comes in a decorative gift box.

Monday, June 4, 2012

New: Driftwood Coat Rack

I'm so excited to share our newest item at Farmhouse Wares. Perfect for a cottage or a farmhouse by the sea, our Driftwood Coat Racks are each one-of-a-kind. The driftwood is salvaged from beaches in Rhode Island and Cape Code, Massachusetts. The edges are ragged and the wood is weathered and worn by Mother Nature for pure rustic elegance.