Monday, January 31, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A sampling of new arrivals. . .

 I am so loving these ginormous LED candles! They are 6x10 and 6x8, but the best thing? They have a dimmer switch, a constant on or flickering option, built in timers for 2-4-6 or 8 hours and all of these features are on a hand held remote control! So if you have a super high plant ledge or maybe the top of a cupboard that you want to add a touch of light to these are perfect! I also found these gorgeous display case lanterns in Atlanta, perfectly sized for these new pillars too.
 Birds, bunnies and eggs OH MY!
 Lots of birch folds back in stock and a fresh order of test tube vases for the folds just arrived! An urban farmhouse best seller!
 Piles of branch nests with sweet green eggs and ferny touches.
 A plethora of pillows to cozy up your couch or chairs on these frosty winter days.
 The cutest cupcake stands! Elevate that cupcake to the status it is cake after all!
 Another new favorite, the unique tilted design of this recycled glass pitcher. It is perfect for lemonade, sangria, margaritas or a cascading bouquet. I have them in two sizes including an over sized one perfect as a wedding gift or for game day!
 Lots of new bling! Since I am always thinking about the beach this time of year my buying was totally influenced by the blues and greens of tropical seas and of natural elements found on the beaches.
 I'm bringing in lots of funky glassware for more sparkle, we can always use that during Ohio's gray season.
 Willow gathering sticks...Ohio morel season will be upon us before you know it, these are perfect for the hunt.
 Spring time blossoms to soften the winter scape.
Lots more but I had to get back to opening the boxes and putting things out. Plus a stack of vintage 1930's valentine's has me all ga ga right now...oh they are so sweet! Pictures of those soon.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dear Ballard Designs by Iowa Junk Gypsies

I stumbled on a blog post titled "Dear Ballard Designs" over at Iowa Junk Gypsies blog and just had to share it with all of you. Love it. You will too.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tulips and buttercups

If you love the French and Danish styles of decorating then this magazine is for you!

 The February edition, expected to arrive February 25th, will feature "Beautiful Spring Homes", "Children's Bedrooms", "Tulips and Buttercups", and tips for creating the "French Chic" style.

 Looks romantic and dreamy don't you think? But the best part? Thanks to our dear Danish friends restructuring prices I am able to toss out the old $32 per issue price and unveil a
new price of $26!!!  

Click on any picture to go shopping at urban farmhouse and reserve a copy for yourself right now!

(Please note, due to the popularity of the magazine and the need to strictly track inventory for pre-ordering it is exclusive to my online store and not available in the shop or through phone ordering, thank you in advance for your understanding!)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ya Mon!

View from my room
Hi everyone! Back from vacation and feeling super rested and revived even though it was a girl trip ;-). Every two years twenty four of us, ranging in age from 24 to 56, travel together to some tropical destination to hang out together and just "be".
"John's Key", a little island for sun bathing, accessible by a sand bar path
 Each time we seem to travel a little further south in pursuit of warm water and sunny days. This year it was Jamaica. The a word, stunning. Flying in over Montego Bay was just breath taking to look at and even better for the fish in our group (that would be me). I could stay in it all day and night if my fingers wouldn't "prune" up like they do.
A shanty mercantile...really...these are shops just down the beach from where we were sunning. Very tempting to move urban farmhouse there!
From Jamaica I met up with my mom and we hit the ground running at the gift show. For 2 days we looked at new product, walked, scouted for new vendors, walked, tried to put our finger on new trends (tartan plaid everywhere!), walked, placed orders, and walked some more. I think we need to go rest up in Jamaica!!

Aching feet feel way better in the sand, don't ya think? Ya mon!
But we're back at it at the shop with all kinds of goodies scheduled to arrive very, very soon. In fact, one order arrived yesterday! I found some fabulous jewelry, rugs, florals, furniture and even ordered pages and pages and more pages of Christmas decor!!

Ned! Get back in that truck! You don't have time for the beach there are boxes to be delivered! What's that? Oh...they're my boxes and you were looking for me? Okay, okay....on my way...5 more minutes....
It's all going to start pouring in every week (not the Christmas, thankfully) so stay tuned or get out here and see it for yourself!! In the meantime...can someone get me another pina colada?

P.S. If you ever have the chance to plan a trip like this will your girlfriends I highly encourage it!! As I stated above, we do this every 2 years, always in January over MLK weekend (Thurs thru Mon). We each squirrel away 10 dollars or so a week (EASY PEASY!! That's a couple Starbucks coffees a week!) for two years to cover our costs. One of my friend's is a travel agent and she puts together our choices. We vote on the destination and determine who's rooming with who at one of our trip meetings, a great excuse to get together every month for about 8 months prior to departure. The memories and the camaraderie are priceless!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

7 Ways to Declutter Your Antiques Pile by Joanna Madden

Joanna Madden, fellow purveyor of fine finds and creator extraordinaire of Findings bracelets had her home featured in the most recent issue of Country Living magazine. Joanna, her mom Kathe (and gal pal Andrea!) frequent our tent every morning at the Country Living and we peruse theirs equally as often. Their displays, vintage goods, jewelry and style are a treat for the eye! If you have not seen their space you are missing out. Make sure you see it this year!! Visit Country Living's site with photos from Joanna's beautiful home.

P.S. I love that they (the magazine) are posting paint colors in the features!