Today, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. All these things around me make my heart sing ! There's nothing that pleases me more than decorating in a natural and light palette in a very grungy way !
This afternoon, I'll be posting some of my handmades, candles and grungy aged mirrors like the ones above for sale on my Cinnamon Creek Website. Please do stop by if you get a chance. I'll have it up and open by 1:00 central time ( that's 2:00 eastern and 11:00 pacific ) I believe I have that right.
I'm also participating in White Wednesday over at Faded Charm. There is so much to inspire you over there, it will make your head spin ! As SO many other places here in blogland do ! ALL of YOU inspire me with your blogs. I discover something or someone new everyday. I just love it !
Wishing you all a most WONDERFUL day !
*** You can see I've been playing again. If you find that my pics are too big, would you please let me know... It is sometimes hard to judge on my large screen, I'm not sure if it's too big for others. I fear that part of the images may be cut off. I may need to tweak things a bit. THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by to visit today !
AFTERNOON UPDATE.... I really appreciate all of your comments ! I have shrunk my pics down to a smaller size. Maybe by my next post, I'll figure out how to get my sizing exactly right :-)
***ALSO.... THE TIME FOR MY NEW OFFERINGS HAS CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON at 1:00 ( central time ) due to circumstances beyond my control
I just had to stop for a moment and say Hello ! I've not had much computer time this past week. My sweet Hubby had a minor surgery ( hernia) and he's having a hard time getting around. I've been by his side since Monday. Our only computer is in my workshop. Today, I got a chance to sneak out here and check in on everything. I was pleasantly surprised to find some sweet comments and new followers :-) I just want to say.....WELCOME ! to my FINE FARMHOUSE !
While husband sitting, I'm working on new projects and plenty of new creations to offer for sale this week on my Cinnamon Creek site. Fun stuff ! Hope that you enjoy your weekend.....Its such a lovely cool weekend here in Kentucky.... I'm heading back to the house to open the windows.... The fresh fall air will be SO good for us....might help Michael heal faster :-)
p.s... This is my workshop porch...had it set up awhile back for that magazine feature that never happened. I snapped a few shots of my own :-) maybe I'll share some more of them that I took later this week.
Today I wanted to just take a moment to Thank all of you who have been dedicated followers, AND to the many new followers ! I'm starting to get addicted to blogging. It's great fun for me to
do all of this. I have been working on new things to post and I've also added the "Label Cloud" to the right. You can now click on any word that might appeal to you to find older posts. I've been asked lately about more of my home. There are several old pics on this blog, if you select "Farmhouse" or Decorate" You will find several.
Seems like I've been talking about fall decorating forever. Still no pumpkins or bittersweet to find. You know...those things that really help add the color and real feel to it all. Hopefully, I'll find it all this weekend. Then I can get back to playing Ms. photographer and take more decorating pics. I look forward to spending some time catching up with you folks and your blogs this weekend too. Can't wait for a little downtime to do so ! If you've left me a comment, I want you to know that I read each and every one of them. I love it ! And, if you've asked a question... I have answered you within the comments area. Hope that you see that. Hope that you have a SPECTACULAR Weekend !
So....what do you do with a weathered ol' chicken crate....
Find yourself 4 legs and.....
Tah, dah........Make yourself a coffee table ! Easy as that !
I have had this old chicken crate in the shop forever. It always made a great display piece. When I started to tackle our downstairs T.V. room.... I needed to get very creative, for, I have no decorating budget. All I had to do was go to my local hardware store and I found these turned legs for 3.00 each ! gave them a distressed black finish, screw them on, and that was it ! I really love it ! Please don't notice the unfinished floor and all the other mess.... This room is still a work in progress. I will be searching for the perfect area rug. You won't believe what I have in mind :-) Hopefully SOMEday I can get this all finished and get some decent pictures.
It's going to be such a nice cool weekend here in Kentucky. I plan on breathing in every bit of it. Hope you have some fun plans. ENJOY whatever you do !
Simply sharing one of my favorite new photos of one of our newest furry friends. And other faves around the house that I through together in a fun collage. As I write this, I'm baking cinnamon struesel bread . Then, it's on to stringing more harvest garlands and other good things ! I'm still waiting for pumpkins before I take pictures of some of my fall settings outside. Hopefully they'll be in before too long.
I got my copy of Folk yesterday. What a nice fresh look for a magazine ! They did a very nice job featuring my photos, and was surprised to see my uncommon folk as a favorite as well ! There really is a lot of good stuff in there. Thanks , Ben !
On my next post...I'll finally show you my coffee table project. You know, I've been trying to fix up my unfinished living room as best I can so that we can make good use of it this winter. It's quite a challenge having to "make do" ...but, it is what I do best ! Hope I can get some good pics.
Enjoy your day.... Make the most out of what you have ~ that's surely what I'm trying to do .
Hello my friends ! Todays post is short and sweet. It's actually a test. I have been trying so hard to improve my blog over the last few months. Not until yesterday did I finally figure it all out. So, I am simply posting a couple of pics to see if they will show up bigger and hoping my fonts will be different too.
I did alot fall decorating on Saturday.... then it rained, then I found my camera battery was low. Plus., I still can't find pumpkins. I really need the color to make everything pop. I'll be sharing all that soon enough. Here's a couple good shots that I got though... Lets hope this works..... Looks like I'm able to post extra large now...without the pics getting blurry....yay !
I am thrilled to finally be able to post bigger pics ! I realize my Simon Kitty pic is probably WAY too big... But, he's just so handsome, I wanted you to meet him up close and personal :-) lol ! I'm really just experimenting . NOW, with a little more practice... I can make my posts a little more creative when I feel the need ( I hope :-)
Dried Sweet potato garland made by a friend, a Cinnamon Creek Candle, and other lovely and simple things
I am becoming a bit more primitive with autumn approaching... seems these cooler days bring out the more rustic side of me. I have linked up with some new blog parties this week... looking for my 'niche" If you are new to my blog... Welcome...take a look around my Fine Farmhouse ! I feel I'm a little different from most...I strive to be original, and I truly love this journey of working on this old place...mixing the very old with the new. I have some fun surprises in store in the next couple of weeks... gonna really mix things up a bit !
Until then, my friends....Go forth into this day and make it GOOD !
It's been a long , hot summer here in Western Kentucky. Although I don't care much for time flying so swiftly...this is the time of year that I SO look forward to each coming day.... Enjoying cooler mornings and evenings... Tomorrow promises to be high temps in the lower 70's ! That will be reason to celebrate...for sure !
I've been laying low for the past couple of weeks. Doing some soul searching, trying to be really creative, and just enjoying some time in the house. I have started taking more and more work into the house lately. It gets old staying out here in the workshop all the time. However...today, I have enjoyed this workshop...I always do when it's candle making time ! As I write, the air is filled with the most comforting aroma of butternut pumpkin ! My newest candle fragrance. It's a blend of pumpkin, allspice , cinnamon and clove with a touch of vanilla. It's so inspiring for me ! I've got several poured already today. Earlier, as I waited for the wax to cool before pouring, Kate ( my dog )and I went exploring, while Mr. enjoyed his morning coffee.
Kate just loves to ride in our golf cart . It's as if she lives for the thrill of the ride ! Mike says we should have named her CeCe ( Cece Rider - Old Elvis song :-) ...not sure if I spelled it correctly ) Anyway....I drove to the sunflower patch on the other side of the cabin and started cutting heads. One of my most favorite things to decorate with in the fall. I love to fill and old wooden bowl....or simply hang a small bunch of them off the pegs. You'll see them used in many different ways around my house when I start sharing some pics later this week. I've been gathering many of natures gifts over the past couple of weeks. I'll be making some garlands and arrangements. Such fun things to work with ! I can't wait to get our pumpkins and gourds. Hopefully will find some in the next week or two.
I'm off to finish all the little characters that I've made this week. You can expect to meet a few goode witches, The most rustic scarecrows, charming pumpkin heads this coming week on the website...along with a lots of wee little harvesty critters that you've never , ever seen before ! And , of course.... the newest candles and some of these natural items I've been talking about. It's been a good week ! I feel like Stella..... I've got my groove back :-)
I look forward to posting again soon... I've got lots of photos I hope to take in a few days.... things around the house. It's going to be a WONDERFUL week !
Wishing you a safe and fun filled Labor day holiday !