Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bad Blogger

I'm such a bad blogger!! I feel like it's been forever since I have posted anything of substance.

It's been a great summer though. I have been enjoying doing so many things and not worrying about taking photos or having the photos look perfect for a blog post. 

I mean, I love you guys and blogging is awesome but life isn't about staging for a post. I've been enjoying truly LIVING this summer instead of "living to blog".

That said, I have a cool crisp morning here at the computer with my chai latte to give you a few sneak peeks into the goings on around here!
 No editing please ignore the bits of stuff on the rug that needs vacuumed, and the cushions that haven't been "fluffed". 
{Like I time for staging, just living!!}

I discovered
Yes friends, this could be a problem!! 
I've been working on re-doing a few rooms in the house and decided that I needed a new coffee table, chandelier for the dining room, and tufted headboard for my bedroom. 
Overstock was cheap, the shipping was crazy fast, and the quality was awesome. I might be in love!!!

Speaking of in love, here is my sweet husband putting the coffee table together. It dawns on me as he is doing this that I have known him for 21 years, {being only 33 that is a huge chunk of my life!} As he is working on this table for me, I feel just as silly in love with him as I did when I was just a young girl with a huge crush. 
That was my syrupy sweet moment of the day.
 Here's another view of the coffee table. Living room is a work in is the dining room.....and well every room in the house to be honest. It's selective A.D.D. I start a project and then find other more important things to do with family and friends and leave the house alone until I can summon the desire to work on it again.

I started to paint the dining room table. The new chandelier has a band of dark around it and that inspired the table change. I might finish it....some day.
 I bought this preserved boxwood from fivethirty resale
 I've also been enjoying summer cooking. Peaches were on sale at Meijers for .97 cents per pound. 
I found a recipe on Martha Stewart for Bourbon Peaches.
{there are tons out there just Google}
But then once the canning bug had bitten, I ended up also making strawberry jam and blueberry sauce. Nom nom nom!

 Then in the interested of easy {lazy} summer cooking I decided to try one of those one pot pasta meals I've seen floating all over Pinterest.

I didn't follow a specific recipe, just threw in the pasta, onions, garlic, mushrooms, basil and tomato from my garden and boiled it.

Topped with some fresh olive oil and cracked pepper. 

The kids LOVE it!

Hope you are out making memories too this summer and I promise to try to pop in and post a bit more often.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

German Glass Glitter

 I am a German Glass Glitter Junky. 

It's a serious addiction!

I just got a new shipment in to play with and have a limited amount for sale at Shop Vintage Farmhouse 

You can visit my Pinterest Glitter board for ideas!! 

I'm off to play with glitter! 

Monday, June 16, 2014

More Vendors

Please welcome the next round of vendors
{I'm trying to do these in batches, but we have so many amazing vendors I can NOT contain myself!!}
 Butter Beans Antiques was launched in 1990 by Owner / Designer Amy Nolfo-Wheeler. Scouring city streets, country back roads & European markets for vintage wares; ButterBeans remains focused on seeking out antique furniture with original painted surfaces as well as re-purposing vintage furniture, antique textiles & vintage lighting for your home, shop & cottage. Growing up in the country, Amy learned very early there is a joy in the simplicity and warmth of time worn finishes, weathered patinas and well loved textiles. Butter Beans strives to offer their customers simple, cozy, casual and most importantly, unique furnishings and home accessories. Amy moved back to her home state of Michigan in 2009 and in 2012 married long time friend Bradley Bingley of The Tao of Restoration. Their businesses work "hand in hand".... Together, she designs and he builds from salvage many of the beautiful & unique furniture pieces featured at their many shows across the country. Along with running their family business, Working as Contributors to The Junk Market Style website, Amy & Hubby Brad share their lives with their 5, fun loving and ever adventurous children... AKA, their beloved "Hobbits". Amy considers it a gift to be able to pursue her passion for design, antiques and re-purposing while making a living. In her words... "Our customers are our greatest treasures, because of them we are able to live the life we love, care for our family and each day create new and beautiful furnishings to share with the world... We are ever grateful for this amazing opportunity."

Please Welcome Hull Family Homestead to the Summer Market Line Up!! 
We are the Hull Family: Kelin, Brian, and our two children, Chloe and Liam. Kelin is a former professional chef turned stay-at-home-homesteader, and Brian is an engineer with a fine art painting degree. Our family is founded on a shared dream of self-sufficiency, not because we wish to be free of the constraints of a community, but because we believe a community grows stronger the stronger its inhabitants. We believe in whole foods, in taking care of ourselves and the Earth around us. We strive to instill these beliefs into our children, and we proudly instill them into our products. In all of our products - breads, jams, syrups, and more - we have taken great effort to source as much local, "pledge-no", or organic as we can find. Because it matters.

"The Shed Interiors began in 2013 with a deer head on the living room wall and a fiancé who used her creativity, along with a little muscle, to build a stylish home around it. Emilia King, and her soon to be husband Bryce, have spent the last year building wood clocks, barn doors, farmhouse tables, riddling wine racks, inspirational wall signs, and much, much more. In the process, they have created a look and a business they love and enjoy sharing with others. Each distinctive piece is hand crafted in Fort Wayne, Indiana out of new or reclaimed wood, and it is The Shed’s desire to bring that unique touch to your home."

Please welcome J. Alexander Home to the Summer Market line up!!
"Growing up in a historic log home with parents who loved design and antiques, I established a love for beautiful and eclectic things at a very young age. I love mixing materials, old with new and combining textures and colors! I started J. Alexander Home in 2007 to bring my love for home and garden to fruition, as well as host Handmade Harvest Vintage Farm Fair on our family farm in the fall. We design and create custom, handmade furniture, as well as sell decorative garden accessories and other home furnishings. I have a marketing, design and retail buying background, as well as co-own a landscaping company with my husband. I love all things home and garden and thank God and my family everyday for the opportunity to share my passions!"

Please welcome Mint Lilly to the Summer Market line up!
Mint Lilly was started by Elisa, an Icelandic native, in 2011. Mint Lilly offers handcrafted jewelry, infinity scarves & turban headbands. Elisa's long-term interest in fashion design plays a large roll in her inspiration and approach to design. Colour, shape, texture & contrast are the foundational elements for Mint Lilly's designs.
Elisa says, ''Doing pop-ups and markets are one of my favorite parts of my business, because I get to personally meet & chat with the people that will be wearing and appreciating my designs.''

Please Welcome Paper Lace Creations to the Summer Market Line Up! "I'm Lael, owner of Paper Lace Creations. I'm so excited to say that I'll be a second-time vendor at The Vintage Farmhouse Market! I love hunting for vintage decor, paper crafting and mixed media. My biggest passion is transforming antique and vintage furniture back to it's former glory with chalk paint, stencils, & transfers with a shabby, French country flair! The most gratifying part for me is participating in the market scene, interacting with those who see my vision and appreciate my style. "
Please welcome Boone County Uniques to the summer market line up! Our friend Sid has a shop in Advance IN. He has a great eye for vintage pieces and always has an awesome selection.

Please welcome Suzy's Unique Boutique to the Summer Market Line up! 
After raising seven children, Suzy was able to spend more time hunting and gathering vintage furniture, kitchenware, and linens. She really doesn't know which she likes best - gathering, reimagining, or presenting at markets! Her business, Suzy's Unique Boutique, has grown over the past 18 years into a retail store, a warehouse for clients, vending at vintage markets, and visual merchandising consulting work.

Please welcome Revived Home to the Summer Market line up!! 

About Sara:I suffer from panic & anxiety and my kids realized I was much more calm when I was painting and crafting, so I took a queue from them and decided to buy a $30 antique vanity from Craigslist. I named her, and painted her white and within a week, I sold her for much more!! That one piece started 'Revived', one piece became 2, then 10, then a garage full. I met people who told me about local markets where I could show my stuff, and in 2013 my husband and I hauled our stuff to 5 markets in Indiana, and to Hob Nob Market in Illinois last fall. I couldn't do any of this without the help of my husband Eric (aka Mr Revived as he's called on our site) and our 4 girls. Its truly a family business, the girls love to help us pick - and we pick everywhere.. Indy, Chicago, and even Round Top Texas, as we did this Spring. Looking forward to our busy summer hauling our stuff around, and having people love it!!