Sunday, July 26, 2015

Random Thoughts

 

Do you ever have one of those moments when life looks so beautiful all around you? Breakfast looked this way Saturday morning…so I told my kids I wanted to take a photo.

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There were fresh peaches looking so peachy in the dough bowl, and cantaloupe too. The chocolate chip pancakes were still warm, and the milk was cold :) One of the best ways to start the weekend!

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And the sunlight was streaming in. It’s hot outside! So, we’re thankful for air conditioning :)

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These hydrangeas were supposed to turn white, however, they never did…they also just stopped growing prematurely, becoming mini-hydrangeas. So, I brought them inside to enjoy :)

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Now, on the other hand, these strawberry hydrangeas never turned color…so, I brought them inside to enjoy. They grew extra big! I love hydrangeas. I was fortunate to have an abundance of blooms this year :)

P.S. I’m sorry my floor is messy ;)

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Praise God, our hens are still laying eggs! We get about 5 a day. Eggs are so pretty to photograph. Why is that? And yes, that is my big toe in the bottom left corner of the photo below…I stood on the chair to get this shot :)

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One more wonderful thing…I’ve cooked dinner at home the last two nights :) Do you enjoy cooking? Oh I do! And I made some pink lemonade to go with dinner.

Here is a photo of said lemonade:

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As you can see, I’m just full of random thoughts!!

Oh, and I must tell you about the ALL NEW PERISCOPE…have you heard?

It’s a really cool app for videos. And I stepped out of my comfort zone today, and made a video of a quick tour of our home. Come join me at PERISCOPE and follow along @bucketsofburlap :)

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That’s all the random thoughts I have for today!

Thanks so much for visiting me here!

I’m joining SUNDAYS AT HOME with Alice & Susan !!

Have the best week ever :)
Blessings,

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Herb Pruning

Where did all the rain go? We had the best spring ever! It rained so much, I really never had to water our flower & herb gardens. However, now it’s dry and hot out there!

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The hour before it gets dark is not quite as hot…so, I ventured out to prune the herbs. (and any plants that were out-of-control)

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When I have all the extra clippings…I usually bring them inside to make little bouquets. This time, I made one big centerpiece.

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This one includes, silver mound, pineapple sage, chives, sage, and dusty miller. You may be able to tell, but I do adore the silvery tone plants :)

I arranged the clippings in a large jar a placed it into this vintage bucket. (the bucket is for sale HERE in our ONLINE SHOP)

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Of course, my sweet Jovi B had to be a photo bomber :)

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And that’s how I use my clippings from pruning the garden :) How about you?

Do you make bouquets out of left-over clippings too?

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Have a lovely day my friends! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Blessings

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Vintage Vases

 

Do you have a favorite vase…perfect for filling with fresh cut blooms?

I don’t really have one favorite. I really love using all sorts of vintage items as vases for flowers around the house.

Ironstone pitchers or bowls make pretty vases.

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Even vintage baskets are a beautiful way to display fresh cut blooms right from the garden. You can place a small bowl of water inside, to keep the flowers moist.

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Ironstone is definitely a favorite. Ironstone bowls, pitchers, and tureens make pretty centerpieces.

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For one single bloom, like foxgloves, a small vintage bottle makes a gorgeous display when grouped together.

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Vintage enamel pitchers are rather eye-catching too :) My enamel pitcher is usually full of fresh flowers this time of year.

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Very soft and subtle, a glass French jam jar also makes a pretty vase.

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Do you have a favorite vintage vase for flowers from your garden?

I want to say a quick THANK YOU for supporting me in the opening of MY ONLINE SHOP! I’m overwhelmed by the sweet shoppers I’ve already had. You can see THE SHOP HERE, and take advantage of FREE shipping for a few more days :)

Have a lovely week friends!!

Blessings

Friday, June 26, 2015

Online Shop Opens Today

Well today is the day! Buckets of Burlap online shop

opens at noon central time :)

This shop is an extension of my heart and home…with vintage country farmhouse items that you can enjoy in your own home  :)

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We offer true vintage items that are unique and interesting… and will add that touch of elegant or rustic farmhouse style.

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We have home decor and garden items. Some of our featured products include seltzer bottles, pillows, and buckets.

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And during our GRAND OPENING you can enjoy Free Shipping  to the continental United States :)

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We also offer farmhouse reproductions to add the essence of simple country living to your home.

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We’ll be adding new products each week…so check back often.

I want to say THANKS to each of you for following along my blog all these years…for your encouragement and support of my style and passion for family and home. I hope you’ll find something to treasure IN OUR ONLINE SHOP HERE :)

Follow on INSTAGRAM HERE

Blessings

 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Our Summer Home Tour

Welcome to our home! I’m so happy that you’re visiting today!

It’s been an amazing week of bHOME Summer Open House Tours!  

And I’m honored to be included. At the end of this post, there are details on how you can win $200 to Painted Fox Treasures online store!!

If you were really coming to visit us, I’d welcome you in at our back door.

So, come on in, it’s my pleasure to walk you through our home. You’ll notice we’ve decorated in a “vintage country farmhouse” style.

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  It’s almost summer, and our gardens have been enjoying all of the rain we’ve surprisingly gotten. Everything is blooming…so, you’ll be seeing lots of cut flowers right from our own yard :)

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Our dining room is the first area to greet you. This is where our family eats many meals together and the sunlight is always streaming in. My husband designed and built the farm table, bench, and mantle. The walls are Cotton Fluff by BEHR.

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One of my favorite vintage pieces is this chippy blue cabinet. I’ve filled it with my growing collection of ironstone.

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From the dining room, let’s move into the kitchen.

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Our kitchen is probably my favorite room. We remodeled it a couple of years ago…with custom cabinets, farmsink, and DIY reclaimed wood vent hood. Our island was purchased at Canton Trade Days.

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From the kitchen you can see into our mudroom. This is the spot where we drop our bags and shoes…and is usually pretty messy.

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Our front door actually opens into our family room. This is where we watch movies together, eat fresh baked cookies, and snuggle with our Jovi B :)

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From here, we’ll head into the master bedroom.

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The walls are Silver Drop by BEHR. We used picket fence boards to hang curtains…which is an IKEA throw cut in half.

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The barnwood headboard was built by husband.

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I’ll leave you with a couple of photos of our front porch…

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You can read more about our deck and gardens HERE.

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 Thanks so much for taking a tour of my home today.

Would you like to win $200 to Painted Fox Treasures online store?

To enter, download the free bHOME App HERE and leave me a comment with your bHome username. If you are already a bHome user, just comment and include your user name. Winner will be chosen at random on June 20th and notified with a message on bHome.

If you haven’t had a chance…go take a tour of the other bHOME app bloggers:

Monday

My Soulful Home 
Home Made by Carmona
AKA Design
On Sutton Place

Tuesday

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Garden Therapy

At The Picket Fence

Unskinny Boppy

Miss Mustard Seed

French Country Cottage

Shabbyfufu

Wednesday

StoneGable

Housepitality Designs

Craftberry Bush

Cupcakes and Crinoline

Shabby Art Boutique

Setting For Four

A Healthy Life For Me

Thursday

Southern Hospitality

Top This Top That

Rooms FOR Rent

Savvy Southern Style

Lilacs & Longhorns

Eclectically Vintage

Cynthia Weber Design

Friday

Maison de Pax

Love of Home

Debbiedoo's

Edith & Evelyn

Inspired By Charm

Blessings

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