Monday, March 23, 2015

Chippy White Mantel

Hey my friends.

 

I wanted to show you my new chippy white mantel that I am using as my headboard.  I was using a beautiful green one, but when I found this one, I knew it was time to make a change.  I love that it fits my king size bed just perfectly.

 

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Speaking of mantels…

 

My fireplace is no longer orange oak. 

 

It’s not white…

 

But it’s not orange. 

 

That’s for another post though.

 

Would love for you to head over to my Farmhouse Dreams facebook page and like it if you have a minute. 

 

Thanks so much.

 

Blessings to you all.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

What She Sees

Hey my friends.

 

I hope life is good and sweet for you right now.

 

It is for me.

 

I wanted to share with you today a collection of photographs that my youngest daughter, who is twelve, has taken over the course of the last few months.  What I love about them is that this is what her sweet eyes see.  This is what is beautiful to her and what she wants to capture with the lens.  I also love that she brings everything up close so the beauty is evident in her picture.  I truly love these photographs.  I don’t just love them because she took them, I love them because they are beautiful.

 

Pure beauty….

 

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Yes, pure beauty..her photographs and her.

 

My sweet daughter, I love you and I love seeing what you see.

 

Mom-

 

Blessings everyone.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Authentic Beauty

I heard someone say something recently about authentic vintage pieces.  That could probably mean several things, but to me it meant raw, untouched, as it was from the beginning, kind of pieces.

 

That’s how I see this piece of furniture I just got…authentic, untouched, and beautiful.

 

It’s also heavy heavy heavy. 

 

What is it?

 

Not 100% sure, but I’m thinking it held papers or files in an office or school. 

 

Of course, what is was used for then and what I use it for now are two different things.

 

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What a wonderful place to showcase some of my Ironstone pieces with the beautiful contrast of the dark wood and the white.  I also love the bottom compartments empty so the beauty of the piece still shows up and not just the dishes.

 

Did I mention that Fayetteville, Tennessee, is stamped on this piece?  I was born and raised in Fayetteville and most of my family still live there so that makes it even more valuable to me.

 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? 

 

I hope you are all well and enjoying some sunshine in your life today.

 

God bless!

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Farmhouse Frocks

What do you do when someone sends you a message and tells you they would like to share one of their beautiful Farmhouse Frocks with you? 

 

Of course, you tell them yes and thank you so much.

 

Lena from Farmhouse Frocks offered to send me a beautiful piece of her handmade clothing.  You see, there is a connection here…she is Farmhouse Frocks and I am Farmhouse Dreams, so we just go together.  Peanut butter and jelly, chips and salsa, me and chippy white furniture, Farmhouse Frocks and Farmhouse Dreams….all good combos.

 

I wanted to share the lovely tunic that Lena made and sent to me so I decided to let my oldest daughter be my model.  Oh my, it was fun taking pictures of my beautiful blonde headed baby girl.

 

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Since it was snowing and cold outside, we decided to layer with a long sleeve white t-shirt and denim jacket.

 

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Lena also sent this beautiful lace headband that looked gorgeous in Beth’s hair.

 

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Isn’t this a gorgeous Farmhouse Frock?

 

If you are interested in seeing more of Lena’s pieces, please go take a look at her Farmhouse Frocks facebook page

 

Oh, and she makes delicious granola, and she lives in beautiful Amish country, and she has a beautiful decorating style, and…well, just go take a look for yourself.

 

Sidenote…Beth is so not a girly girl and typically wears jeans, sweatshirts or t-shirts.  I had to do some coaxing to get her to model for me and I am so thankful she agreed.  I love having these “dressed up” photos of her.  And, she actually loved her outfit. 

 

Thanks Lena.  Your frocks rock!!  (corny, I know)

 

Blessings to you all.

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