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busy busy week here 
we're on the countdown
for the CITYFARMHOUSE  show in Nashville.
posting  projects and merchandise
on instagram …
please follow there if you wish!

7 foot farm table in production

7 foot farm table in production



I SAY PUNKIN' … WHAT SAY YOU




okay fall, let's see whatchya got!


my daughter at 
is growing blue punkins' … lets keep our fingers crossed
cuz mama wants some!



very pretty picture
via lizmarieblog

PAINT ME UP SCOTTY …






call me crazy
call me silly
call me weird 

I simply cannot throw out my paint brushes
when they bite the dust!
 looking at them reminds me of the hundreds of pieces
they have enhanced and redesigned.
I love the mottled, crusty,  speckled paint and goo!


the artist in me must be a little loon-ey

I've been known to actually display them.


I gathered the 'pile' and threw them in a trophy, loving cup
and bam
instant charm for any vignette!

I 've even been known to scoop them up and 
use them as props when I do shows!

guess what everybody wants to 'buy'?

yep
the brushes!



so paint me up scotty!!!


YOU WILL NEED:

all of your used brushes
left to dry up and become crust-y
a trophy cup of some such other cache!

~~~


I get all my brushes on Amazon!!
click on the image if you wish ...

CART SMART ...

a post from the past and an update ...

Being the farm girl that I am ...
I love carts 

always have
always will

it must be the container gene in me ...
organize and condense
and keep things tidy ... blah blah blah



truth be told, if I had a large enough kitchen
it would resemble this creative living space ...
I know, that you know I'm leading up to something here, right?

You're right!

hang on...


oh, and if I could re-do my wedding
you'd be walking up to this
 venue for your piece of  cake


when my daughters were small
this was their favorite cart ...


I've kept it all these years!

OF COURSE
I'm saving the best for last!
Today I was out and about
snooping for treasures for the May 2012
SHOP THE SHED...

lo and behold ...
THIS
was right inside the door
at the first stop I made.


adorable dirty white rubber tires ...
one center handle with original gripper
metal lined basket ...
17 x 38
(to the top of the handle)
and oooooodles of French charm, I know right?


tell me now,
would you have bought this?
your thoughts please

~update~
this cart sold immediately almost 
a year ago ... 
good news is, I found another one


I have three old laundry carts in the shed for
the show in Nashville … 
if you're so inclined to want a fresh new one

you can click the picture
and order today!
(and stencil your own  numbers on!)







all other images from 
pinterest

COMFORT AND JOY …



Many, many of you on Facebook
and the blog
 have been asking me about this book!


trust me, you're gonna want this!

click on the picture to pre-order!

THRIFTN' ON A THURSDAY ...



"thriftn' on a Thursday"
tag along if you wish




some of the featured items
shopping opens at seven CST



chat soon!


MR. SAVVY ...



Eight years ago August 6, Don, affectionately know to a lot of you as Mr. Savvy, sustained a serious TBI. Long, long story really short, he was airlifted to a hospital about an hour south of here where one of the nations best neuro-surgeons was on duty. My family and I waited while he endured a seven day induced coma and a twelve day hospital stay. After a few weeks of beginning a long recovery at home, my sis and her husband came to help out. One warm
afternoon we took a "therapy" walk and she snapped our "senior pictures."
I will always remember the outpouring of love and prayers from across the nation via blogland and many of you that we know from our business.
To meet Don now, you would never ever know he was sick a day in his life! I will cherish these photos forever. He's a good man.

photos: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stories-Photography/176376649048391














OLD FRENCH PROVERB ...





I'm "fall cleaning"

My kitchen today ...
Learned that from my mama!

"Anyone can clean house better than her mother til she trieth" 
Old French Proverb

Do you "fall clean?"

oh btw … I love Citrisolv for this project


click the link if you wish


pretty picture

A GIRL AND HER GLOVES ...




If you know me at all
 you know I love  french mani
AND 
I wear pickin' gloves
all day every day!





dealing in junk and rust all day
these puppies help a girls hands stay lovely!


you can find great gloves here



http://amzn.to/1oDbIhg




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