bike and leaves

so many fun events are planned at the Farmhouse

starting at the August 12th and 13th shop sale, the theme is green and botanicals…there’s more but you need to stop by and be inspired…


here’s the new upcoming schedule for Fall – will post more information at the end of August:

FALL OPEN HOUSE will be Sept. 8-10, 10am – 4pm

Sept. creative class, Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

  create a charming alternative to a Fall wreath

  cost – $55.00, includes all materials

Oct. creative class, Oct. 24, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Nov. creative class, Nov. 28, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE at my home…a Farmhouse, Dec. 3, 11am – 3pm

creative ideas for entertaining and decorating…bring your cameras, notebooks…treats will be provided and there’s a little surprise for each of you take home

(there will be no creative class in December)

I’m really excited for Autumn and all it’s wonderful beauty…aren’t you?



Friday fun photos…

posting shop photos end of next week…peek back later

have a beautiful weekend

Friday fun photos…

it’s been a very warm week…guess where I’d like to be?

whatever is on your weekend agenda…have a beautiful one


this week I’ll be on the road searching for shop goods…

even though it’s going to be a warm and steamy week…Autumn is just around the corner and there are exciting things planned at the Farmhouse…

creative classes will start again in September…and…other fun surprises…check back for calendar events…will post at the end of July

have a beautiful day

happy Summer…

peach baskets








a favorite pastime of mine…baking…so I thought I would share a lovely recipe for Peach Cobbler…enjoy

cobbler filling:

4 cups peeled/sliced fresh peaches (or 3 cans sliced peaches, well drained)

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tbsp. flour


cobbler crust:

1 cup flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

3 tbsp. brown sugar

4 tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces

2/3 cup buttermilk

1 tbsp. brown sugar, for topping


preheat the over to 425 degrees F

Generously butter a 1 1/2 quart shallow baking dish. In a large bowl, mix the sliced peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and flour. Pour into baking dish, spread evenly. Bake for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine all dry ingredients for cobbler crust in a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or your fingers to make the texture like coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk and stir just to combine the ingredients.

Remove fruit from oven and drop rounded spoonfuls of dough on top. Sprinkle with last tablespoon of brown sugar. Return to oven. Bake until fruit is bubbly and crust topping is golden brown, about 20 min. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla icecream.

collect beautiful moments…have a beautiful weekend!!!




my favorite thing to collect…

old white ironstone…cracked or chipped…LOVE it. Each piece has it’s own aged patina…worn with time…pitchers…bowls…plates (stacks and stacks)…

use them…everyday spoons are quick to grab when placed in an ironstone pitcher or sugar bowl on a kitchen counter…maybe an ironstone platter with mugs on a desk to hold pencils, paint brushes, markers, paper clips…a large ironstone bowl with pedestal can hold oranges, limes…or…bars of white soaps…so many uses for these lovely pieces…

what do you like to collect?

early early morning

this weekend the Farmhouse was open…it was a delightful time…the most sincere thank you to everyone who visited…ALWAYS cherish seeing and chatting with each of you

have a beautiful day



the Farmhouse is open July 8-9, 10-4

aqua bottles

stop by the Farmhouse today or tomorrow to say “hi”…wear something aqua/turquoise for a 10% discount

have a beautiful day


Los Angeles Vintage Tour…


I’m soooo excited to offer this wonderful event…

Maximum guests are limited to 10 so please, if you’re interested, register as soon as possible. (; please provide your name, address, contact info)

Here is the travel information:

Los Angeles Vintage Tour

October 6-10, 2016

The Farmhouse is excited to offer an Los Angeles vintage experience to include a tour by a well-known vintage/creative inspiring shop owner, guided tour of celebrity homes, dig for hidden treasures at the Rose Bowl flea market, eating at fun LA spots…a packed itinerary of fun.


Price includes:

 4-day hotel accommodations (double occupancy)

All ground transportation

Friday, Oct. 7, vintage tour, a day of digging for vintage treasures and inspiration (wear comfortable shoes/clothing)

Saturday, Oct. 8, celebrity home tour

Sunday, Oct. 9, Rose Bowl flea market entry tickets


Friday, Oct. 7 breakfast, lunch and dinner

Saturday, Oct. 8, breakfast, dinner

Sunday, Oct. 9, breakfast, dinner

Package: $1,045 (does not include airfare) – first half due at time of registration (will provide payment method upon registration request), 2nd half due by Sept. 15

 complete itinerary not listed…don’t you love a secret???


the Farmhouse is open July 8-9, 10-4

aqua/turquoise is the color this month at the Farmhouse…

wear something with this fun color and receive 10% off your purchase

more great finds not shown so pop into the shop to check out the fresh new stock

…also, 2 new candle lines added…wonderful scents for your home

have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July