Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Details on Farmhouse Friday

Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving? We enjoyed being with family, and we have so much to be thankful for. I’m grateful to all of you for visiting my blog…thanks so much for following along.

Let’s dive into the Christmas Holidays with Farmhouse Friday. So, whether you’ve finished decorating, or you’re just getting started…my hope is that you’ll find some inspiration here :) 


I’m sharing how I add touches of farmhouse Christmas around our home with greenery…because it’s all in the details, right? We are blessed to have several cedar trees here on our land…and I cut branches to use at Christmas time.


  The grainsack stockings are perfect for hanging rosemary or evergreens. I hung them on my French bottle drying rack. And don’t you love baking this time of year? Add a sprig of rosemary to a platter of home baked goods for a festive touch.


Oranges and greenery add a pop of fresh color and make the kitchen smell amazing. Fill ironstone pitchers with rosemary or pine and place near the sink.



 I like to wrap a bundle of cinnamon sticks with a ribbon. And of course, I love to use vintage pieces during the Holidays to display items in the kitchen.


For a festive, natural table setting, add a cinnamon stick, sprig of rosemary and twine to cloth napkins.


And that’s just a few ways you can add Farmhouse Christmas details to your home with a little greenery. Next week, I’ll share a full Christmas tour of our home. If you’d like to view our 2014 Christmas tour GO HERE.

And you’ll want to go visit all of the Farmhouse Friday blogs HERE:



       HOUSE OF HAWTHORNES Farmhouse-Christmas-Trees-2

             THE EVERYDAY HOME DIY Mini Faux Boxwood Wreaths | The Everyday Home Blog |

TOWN AND COUNTRY LIVING Town-and-Country-Living-Christmas


                              STONEGABLE CHRISTMAS SHELVES- button-stonegableblog-4


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Royal Scout and Co.

Are you getting your Christmas list ready? Well I have a fabulous online boutique to introduce to you...Victoria of Royal Scout and Co. “features a unique and stunning collection of Luxe faux fur pillows, throws, and fashion accessories”.


My daughter is modeling the Royal Scout and Co. wrap in MINK …the color is gorgeous and would go with any outfit. The lining of the wrap scarf is warm and perfect for the cold winter days.



The boot cuffs make a stylish statement, by adding a fancy touch to any outfit. Kynli is modeling the Royal Scout boot cuffs in GREY WOLF. They are offered in three different colors.


And one of my favorite things about Royal Scout and Co. is that their products are designed and fabricated here in the USA…in Northern California. So, if you are looking to support small business during the Holidays, let Royal Scout and Co. be a gift source this year.


The boot cuffs are well made, and look amazing with short or tall boots.


And remember, the faux fur pillows and throws would make the perfect accessory for your home, or Christmas gift for a friend :)


The very best part? Royal Scout and Co. is offering all of you Buckets of Burlap readers and followers a 15% off discount!! When you check out on their ROYAL SCOUT ONLINE SHOP HERE…just enter the code royalbucketsofburlap to receive a 15% discount on your order!!

If you would like to follow Royal Scout and Co. on INSTAGRAM GO HERE


Victoria's Royal Scout and Co. BLOG GO HERE


Enjoy your Thanksgiving everyone!


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

Happy November! It’s already November? How did that happen?

I’m excited about the upcoming Holiday season! This is definitely the most wonderful time of the year :)


Although I’m so eager to start decorating for Christmas, I’ve still got a few Thanksgiving posts to share. And today I want to show you how to create an easy-casual Thanksgiving table. I used two hemp linen grainsacks on the table, basic white ironstone dishes, and a simple pumpkin centerpiece.


I used a turkey platter as the base for the centerpiece, then added an heirloom pumpkin and ironstone pitcher full of fresh cut lavender from the garden. To create a rustic, elegant place setting, I used a sprig of lavender and a cinnamon stick tied up with twine on a basic white napkin. Sliding the spoon inside the twine adds a little sparkle :)


And to create a little cozy ambience, I added tea lights to the molds in each bowl. Simple water glasses finish off each place setting…perfect for brunch on Thanksgiving Day :)


The soft, subtle fall colors go well with all the white, don’t you think? What will your Thanksgiving table look like this year? Fancy or casual?


After a year full of tough times, I’m very thankful for family and friends. Thank you for following along here on my blog! You always make my day with sweet words of encouragement!


Please follow along HERE on INSTAGRAM :)

And if you’d like to see our FALL HOME TOUR, Go HERE.

To see all my favorite Fall inspiration FOLLOW my Fall PINTEREST board HERE.

Have a lovely week, friends!


Friday, October 23, 2015

Pretty Plates for Farmhouse Friday

Happy Farmhouse Friday again! Our theme this month is dishes…which I happen to LOVE :) I love vintage dish storage, setting a table, and collections of dishes…especially plates.

So, I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite ways to use plates during the Fall months.


Over the last few years, I’ve added to my collection of plates. I love ironstone, however, it’s hard to find around here. My sister-friend Amy has given me several pieces of ironstone. I love these little gold trimmed plates paired with large, crazed ironstone plates.


 I love setting a table with mis-matched plates and a simple centerpiece.


  A few colorful branches (from our pasture) and a green pumpkin is an easy, natural way to decorate a table setting for the Fall.


 All shades of white plates, vintage or new, are my favorite plates to collect. We use them everyday for meals, and they “go with” any theme or Holiday for easy table setting :)


 I also display plates in different ways, while they aren’t in use. This galvanized pie rack serves as a great plate display :)




 This makes it easy for guests to grab a plate at the dessert table for self-service…especially with crowded dinners like Thanksgiving.


 Another way to display favorite plates while not in use, is stacking them on shelves or cubbies.





I also have some China from when we got married that I use often. Do you use your good China? If you’re saving it for special occasions, well, it’s that time of year :) 


 For this centerpiece, I just cut some wheat-like weeds from the pasture and used little strawberry corn on each place setting. I like the simplicity :)


 Of course, sometimes, for self-service dining, I just set out stacks of plates on the table…and allow guests to help themselves.


Well, I hope that you’re inspired to get your best dishes and plates out for the most wonderful time of the year! Set a simple table and enjoy dinner with family and friends!

Please take time to go visit my Farmhouse Friday friends here:

THE EVERYDAY HOME How to Create a Farmhouse Style Harvest Platter | The Everyday Home |


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TOWN AND COUNTRY LIVING White-Ironstone-and-Bird-Prints

STONEGABLE   white dishes in tool

Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Vintage Corbels

Hi there! How are you? Enjoying nice autumn weather where you are? We are unfortunately having record heat this week…it’s supposed to be 95 degrees today :/

I wanted to share one of my favorite ways of adding some farmhouse style to a newer home…we like to add vintage architectural pieces, such as corbels.


 I shared a few photos of our vintage corbels in our Fall Home Tour Post HERE, and I thought I’d give a few more details about them. We found these extra large corbels at a local antique shop.


 Attaching them to the corners, that is NOT the easy part. My sweet husband was so creative with the process. He used a ladder to hold the corbel in place while he used heavy-duty screws to attach them to the wall and ceiling. I tell you, he can do anything :)


We really like how the corbels turned out. This “alcove” area in our den/kitchen is an odd spot to decorate…and the corbels turned this space into a focal point. It’s a great way to add a little vintage charm to a room.


How do you add vintage charm? Do you use architectural pieces in your decor?

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Enjoy your weekend!


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