Special Finds Antique Farmhouse Decor…

Scrolling through Pinterest, I have located some new special finds that I am lovin this week featuring ……

Antique Farmhouse….milk cans, crocks, galvanized, and butter churns.

Milk cans are not just your antique farmhouse style of metal can.  There are those that break the mold and feature the unique style of enamel.

Enamel Milk Pail

These are so great with the wooden handles and small chips on the enamel. They are very attractive and would make a great addition to any farmhouse look.

(http://www.goosehomeandgarden.com/shop/4561470589/VINTAGE-ENAMEL-MILK-PAIL-CAN/6030884)

Primitive Milk Cans

Beautiful primitive antique farmhouse milk cans. These milk cans are so inviting have just the right amount of patina.

J.C.Waelde Stoneware Crock

Vintage stoneware crocks come in all shapes and sizes, some with beautiful images and unique antique farmhouse designs.

(http://www.crockerfarm.com/stoneware-auction/2016-03-19/lot-228/Rare-JC-WAELDE-NORTH-BAY-Stoneware-Crock-w-Stenciled-Cobalt-Deer-Decoration/)

Antique Farmhouse Stoneware Crock

Stoneware crocks have such an appeal and everyone seems to love them no matter if there are images, writing, or just the standard blank. Crocks add a warm and inviting look to any area of your home.

(http://www.crockerfarm.com/stoneware-auction/2006-05-20/lot-243/THOS-JOHNSTON-MANUFR-OF-STONEWARE-Apollo-Armstrong-Co-PA-Crock/)

Antique Farmhouse Galvanized

I am a galvanized junky and love it in any form. Galvanized items are the perfect antique farmhouse lovelies and are wonderful decor for any home.

(http://ateljeskogslyckan.blogspot.com/)

Antique Farmhouse Galvanized Lights

The versatility of galvanized is so amazing and just seems to work no matter where you want to use it. Whether you are you it indoors or outdoors galvanized items will definitely make a statement.

(http://www.idlights.com/)

Antique Farmhouse Butter Churn

Antique farmhouse butter churns are so beautiful and come in many shapes, sizes, and materials.  This is a great metal churn with lots of patina.

(http://amirecipe.blogspot.ie)

Antique Farmhouse Butter Chruns

When there is talk about butter churns many folks think of wooden churns as shown in the photo above.  However, there are so many others to choose from such as glass, stoneware, galvanized, and enamel. Butter churns create such a warm antique farmhouse appeal that can bring a special touch to any room.

(http://dairyantiques.com/Wood_Butter_Churns_3.html)

 

Is there a favorite antique farmhouse item like these you love?

I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of some great vintage, antique, and farmhouse styles.  All of these and more are on my Pinterest page.

***All of the photos were taken from Pinterest***

Easy Old Fashion Baked Peach Oatmeal….

Baked Peach Oatmeal

Spring brings us cool mornings which is a great time for a yummy easy baked oatmeal for breakfast. Oatmeal is a wonderfully versatile and inexpensive food, but it makes cool spring morning’s even better.  The farmer’s markets and the road side fruit and vegetable stands are beginning to fill up with berry offerings.  This will allow you the opportunity to play with different tastes to complement your warm and taste oatmeal breakfast.

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5 Chalk Paint Brands, Their Palettes and 2 Alternative Options….

You found an awesome treasure that fit’s nicely in your home and you have moved it many times and just can find the right fit. Then you get this “ahh ha” moment and decide to chalk paint it, but what brand and what color.  Here are just a few choices that may help with your DIY paint project.   

(brands and palettes are in no particular order)

Chalk Paint Palettes

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Special Finds….

Scrolling through Pinterest, I have located some new special finds that I am lovin this week featuring vintage victorian clothing and accesories theme ……

This is referred to as a Pouter Pigeon waist.

(http://digitaltmuseum.no/011064188210/?query=Drakt&owner_filter=NMK-D&page=3&pos=54&count=764)

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New DIY Life For A Tossed Away Cabinet….

During one of my picking/junkin adventures I came across this brown wood cabinet with glass shelving.  It really kind of reminded my of a cabinet my grandparents had.  It was completely intact, no broken shelving, doors closed and latched.  Yes, it was going home with me. 
Tossed Away Cabinet

I know what you are thinking, this is pretty bad and not much to look at and besides the lighting is terrible.  Well, we are right on all accounts.

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5 Kitchen Trends to Watch for in 2016 and one to avoid…

It’s a new year and time to reflect on the many things in our lives and what needs changing, improving, discarding, and organizing.  Many people look at the new year as a time to renew and many times the renewal is focused around personal health and finances goals.  However, there are others that look around their home and decide it’s time for a home makeover or renew.  There is one area of the home that is almost always the area that will be updated first and more often than none it is the kitchen.  It is one of the most used rooms in a home and it’s no longer just for cooking and eating.  Many families gravitate in and around the kitchen area so why not make it the best looking and inviting that it can be.

**These trends are in no particular order, just great trends for you.

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Reflections of Blu Ridge Vintage 2015…

Blu Ridge Vintage has had an interesting year.  We started a blog, traveling to vintage shows and markets, dug deeper into Etsy and Ebay, created a Facebook business page, dipped into the Pinterest well, stumbled, fell flat on our face, got back up, fell once again, got back up and dusted ourselves off with a new attitude and approach and then began to crawl.

Asheville Flea for Y'all

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Vintage Fashion Printables….

Vintage fashion has always caught my eye and the printables that I have for you will not disappoint.  I know how long it takes me to get ready for work or to go out, however I can’t imagine how long it took these ladies to get dressed each day.  There were many pieces to a ladies attire that would go into her final look, such as the stockings, corset, petticoats (many in some cases), under garmets, shoes or boots and the actual dress.  I am exhausted just thinking about it, but after all was done the ladies looked amazing.  I hope you enjoy and feel free to copy and print.

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