Thursday, February 26, 2015

A French Fruit Crate

Hey there everyone! It has been a cold week here! Very cold!

When the sun popped out, I snapped some photos of the pretty white roses my husband gave me :) I thought this French fruit crate would serve as a nice bed tray. I love to see how many different ways I can use a vintage piece…you know the things you find at a flea market, the ones you really love, and you’re not sure how you’ll use it?

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Now, I love white flowers…especially roses. They are so fragrant. When I walk by them, I’ll sniff them every time:) Also, I’ll move the flowers around the house, so I can enjoy them in more than one room :) This is a photo taken through the mirror of the armoire in our bedroom. It was passed down from my mom…one of my favorite pieces in our home.

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Anyway, I’ve used the French fruit crate as many other things around our house…magazine holder, coffee organizer, and to add height to a centerpiece on our farm table. It’s turned upside down here, on the bed.

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Used as an organizer on the buffet and hutch:

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But I really like the crate as a bed tray…I like the contrast of the raw wood and the whites on the bed. I used a vintage grain sack for a body pillow cover, and a hemp linen sheet as a throw on the end of the bed…wrinkles and all :) If you’d like to read more about our reclaimed wood headboard GO HERE.

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So, what about you? Do you have some versatile vintage pieces? I love the question “What will you do with that?”…I enjoy the challenge of finding the usefulness of vintage treasures.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some warmer days…and my roses to start blooming in the garden again. Until then, I’ll enjoy some grocery store blooms on a French fruit crate :)

Have a lovely day!

Blessings

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Few of My Favorite Things

Hi there! I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things…

an olive tree, French harvest basket and Anthropologie tassel throw.

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I’ve always wanted an olive tree. And I thought it would look nice in this French harvest basket. Of course, anything looks great in a harvest basket :) Our walls are painted Cotton Fluff by BEHR. And the warm white makes the tree “pop”, don’t you think?

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With some extra Christmas money, I purchased the Anthropologie Temple Bells Throw (which happens to be ON SALE NOW). It has a wonderful texture! And when I’m not snuggled under it on the sofa, I store it on our vintage ladder. It also looks fabulous across the end of our bed. I love whites and raw wood together. Oh, and Jovi B had to jump in and photo bomb! LOL

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We sold the hemp linen patchwork pillows at our Barn Sale…I loved them so much, I got a couple for our den. I really like the mixture of different textures.

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I found the wooden vintage ladder at Canton Trade Days a few years ago…it serves as one of our most versatile pieces. I’ve moved it all around our home, and used it for so many different purposes.

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The boots, which came from DSW, were a gift for Christmas from my family. I wear them with everything. I guess the boots are one of my favorites too :)

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I’m hoping the olive tree is easy to keep alive…so far, so good. I’m wondering if after the weather warms up, should I plant it in the yard?

Do you have an olive tree? What are some of your favorite things right now?

Have a lovely weekend, friends!

Blessings

Saturday, February 14, 2015

All About February

Hello out there! Anyone still hanging around blog land?

I have been planning to post about so many things this winter, and it just has not worked out for me…

So, I’m a little “under the weather” with a nasty cold, and now have plenty of time. And I thought I’d just share some random things I’ve done this month. First, I finally got a market basket, which I can’t wait to carry to the Farmer’s Market when the weather gets warm.

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I also took a few photos of these pretty red carnations in my vintage fly catchers (which make very interesting vases, don’t you agree?) Just in time for Valentine’s Day :)

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I also used one of these vintage initial glasses as a vase. These pretty glasses have been in my husband’s family for a few generations. C for Cunningham :)

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And, surprisingly, February has been a gorgeous month so far here in Louisiana. We have had beautiful sunshiny days and cool temperatures. Definitely not the usual freezing cold that we are accustomed to. In the photo below, I used my French fruit crate turned upside down to place the flowers on…makes for a nice centerpiece and adds height.

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Most mornings, while I have a little quiet time, I enjoy a cup (or two) of coffee. I really like those quiet moments before getting my day started :) Do you spend a little time with the Lord before diving into your day?

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Speaking of coffee…did you hear about the new white Keurig? I think I may need one :) It would blend in with my white kitchen better than the black. Also, see the cubbies in the photo below, I painted them with Annie Sloan white paint. I got them from a sweet vendor at our barn sale. I have really enjoyed switching items in and out of those little cubbies…what a versatile piece. One of my favorites :)

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I’ve had some time this month to try a few new recipes. Do you find good recipes on Pinterest? Me too! This one below, is baked short ribs…with chicken stock, braised short ribs, onions & mushrooms with rosemary and fresh spices. Very tasty!

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One more thing…I’d love to share a little interview that our local TV station did with us back in December. It’s our story…shared by Rick Rowe of KTBS :) We were honored to welcome him into our home…and hope you enjoy our story:

CLICK here for video

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today!! Hope you’ve had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!! Remember, you can follow me HERE on INSTAGRAM for daily updates.

Blessings

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Our Farmhouse Christmas Tour 2014

Merry Christmas everyone! Welcome to our home!

Our family loves this time of year. Some of our favorite traditions are baking and decorating gingerbread men and watching Christmas movies together. Of course, we love everything about this time of year. We play Christmas songs while we are busy around the house, and we read at least one Christmas book a day. I want my kids to remember how it feels in our home at Christmas time…that it’s warm and cozy, and welcoming. Most of all, that my kids understand the true meaning of Christmas…that we celebrate the LOVE of our Father who sent His Son for each one of our hearts :)

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My Christmas decor is quite simple actually. Over the past few years, I decided to enjoy the season more, instead of spending so much time & money on decorating for the season. Now, I still LOVE decorating for Christmas…I just keep it simple & fresh. I use fresh wreaths & garland and a lot of homemade items.

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Our tree is a real Frasier Fir…and our kids decorated it with all of their ornaments. One of my favorite traditions is decorating the tree, and listening to the kids tell about how they made or received each ornament.

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I took inspiration from Maria, at Dreamy Whites, and made our Advent Calendar from tiny linen bags. I painted a white number on each bag, and hung them from our vintage ladder.

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Well, I know that’s a lot of photos to look through…thanks so much for visiting my blog to get a glimpse of our farmhouse Christmas :)

I wish you and your family the sweetest, most memorable, fun Christmas ever!

Enjoy your time with family and friends.

And be sure to follow BUCKETS OF BURLAP ON INSTAGRAM HERE :)

If you’d like to check out last year's Christmas home tour GO HERE.

Blessings

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