Monday, November 29, 2010

The next best thing to being here...

Working fast and furious to put all the new arrivals on the website...we will be adding fresh finds daily, check back often as most are in limited quantities.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

My Thanksgiving table

While my fearless turkey frying husband braved the elements I ran up to my shop and grabbed a few things to set our table before our guests arrived. I have a collection of vintage pink glassware given to me by my mom that I have always wanted to pair with some brown transfer ware, which I happened to have at the shop.
I have been secretly hoping it would not sell before Thanksgiving so that I would have the pleasure of setting my table with it. I separated each dinner and dessert plates with one of my own ruffled salad plates.
Each place setting is then topped with a pink Fostoria Jamestown sherbet.
For a quick centerpiece I placed a trio of pitch pots on a bed of fall wheats and grasses. I wanted to have some mini white pumpkins spilling out then sprinkle it with cranberries but I forgot the pumpkins, oh well, have to enjoy the turkey without them, twist my arm.
See that cute little turkey in a vintage ironstone dish? He's made out of butter!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! On to Black Friday and the weekend (I am a retailer after all :-), our hours this weekend are:

Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday Noon to 4pm

To warm you up while you shop "the farmhouse" we'll be serving up steaming cups of Danish Christmas Coffee!!

A very happy thanksgiving to you and yours!

Enjoy the day for all that it means to you. Whether it is laden with tradition, family, friends, a huge meal, take out food, parades, football or movies, whatever you choose, let your heart be filled with gratitude. My heart is overflowing with gratitude for all of you. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, today and all days.

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." Arthur Ward

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Before and After Christmas Ornament

Why reserve makeovers for people and houses? How about for Christmas ornaments too? I purchased these very plain tree ornaments last year with plans of dressing these girls up. Finally, (12 months later) I did a few. I first asked my urban farmhouse Facebook friends for suggestions. Lots of great ideas were shared! Thanks everyone! I would really like to try a suggestion of putting monograms on them. If I can figure out how to stitch that on I am going to do it. I picture them looking like they were made out of European monogrammed linen bed sheets.I have a tote box full of these balls so I better get busy.
Here is the before:

With hot glue gun in hand and working with just what I had on hand (no runs for supplies as I was working the shop). I came up with these cuties. SOOOOOO much better!

Any other ideas out there? Leave your ideas in the comment sections. What else can we do with these?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Need a hostess present for Thanksgiving? Make it personal!

Check out a few of our favorites!
For the chef (or a family member addicted to the Food Network, fresh from a California farm, bay laurel leaf wreaths.
How about arriving with this turkey plate piled high with iced cut out sugar cookies of turkeys? Ole Tom would approve!
Or a jar of imported French chestnut jam...over warm die for!
These felted wool wine bags are a much more stylish option than that brown paper bag. Come on, get some style on that bottle!
How about an unusual vintage butter server with wonderful lion head legs. Love it!
A gleaming set of vintage wine glasses, perfect for the vintage table setting.
So fun! A vintage bar keep's tray!
Beautiful in groups of three,Aspen Bay's renowned pinecone candles are scented heavily with spa quality fragrances.
If you can't stay to wash the dishes maybe they won't call you quite so many colorful names if you show up with a bottle of Holiday Greenery dish soap.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Gathering

Welcome to a Christmas Gathering at the Farmhouse!

The winter woods are full of surprises!
These gorgeous urns were created by Deven Rittenhouse owner of The Village Flower Basket & Gardens of Granville.
They are just beautiful! Overflowing with giant cones nestled in cypress, fragrant pine, and brown birch branches, Can't tell you how many customers wanted to buy them (sorry, shop props) but Deven can hook you up too! Call her soon as the season is upon us and orders need to be placed early.
A HUGE vintage wood tote filled with pine, snowy pine cone branches and glass cones with t-lite candles graced the front table.
A wonderful welcome to all of our guests and so easily recreated in your own home!