Wow, sorry for the radio silence. It's been far too long since the last post and I feel way out of touch. Needless to say, things are hoppin' around here. We (as in me and my new Assistant; Margaret who is AWESOME!!!) are busy getting the store Spring-ified, sourcing and designing the debut collection for the FarmHouseUrban Home Store online, working on several hefty design projects and... dare I say it... our house plans are...no, actually I won't. I look forward to sharing all the details in the upcoming days and weeks, so please stay close by! If you care to subscribe to FarmHouseUrban and recieve every post in either your reader or inbox, you can do so by putting your email address in the box to the right. ------------------------------------------>
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Anyway, onto the week's recap...
Despite the winter-like weather we had last weekend, our first seasonal market was a success! A huge thank you to Jennifer of Sweet Life Bakery who provided a most delicious spread of breakfast pastries, artisan breads, cookies and cupcakes and the BEST almond croissant I have ever had this side of the Atlantic.
My idea with the seasonal markets is to not only offer substantial discounts on items from the previous season, but also throw in some fun things that reflect the current season. So in keeping with the Spring theme, we set up a flower stand with fresh blooms for self-serve flower arranging. I think just about everyone took home a big fat Spring bouquet!
Vintage pieces I've picked up at estate sales or antique fairs always seem to be the first to go. There are still a few pieces left, so I thought I'd share them with you. We ship anywhere in the US and Canada!
Red Wing urn. I believe it was a milk jug, but the seller had no knowledge of it's history. I originally thought I'd have it made into a lamp - wouldn't that be cool? But I love how the Cherry Blossom branches look in it, so I think I'll leave it as is. These American made crocks look fantastic in a group or collection. Very FarmHouseUrban! Price $150.
These old zinc buckets are from the Europe container sale that I went to a few weeks ago. The small one sold, but the large and medium are still available! There are so many possible uses for these... They'd be great for kindling next to the fireplace, storage for rolled up towels in the bathroom, or a recepticle for cleaning products in the laundry room. Price $60 for the large and $50 for the medium.
Vintage ginger beer bottles from England. I picked up a bunch of these awhile ago - I believe at Alameda. The color combination is perfection. I have these two left. As I took the picture I was thinking they would make great candle holders for an outside dining table. Picturing them with dark turquoise candles. mmm. Price $8/ea.
One of the highlights of the day was a visit from my BFF Cristine (the fashionista who I've been friends with for 20 years, who moved to St. Helena 2 years ago from Europe, whom I blog about often). She brought her friend Heidi Godoff - my new friend too - who is also the designer/creator of the BFF bags that I blogged about here. If Heidi's name sounds familiar, you may have read about her on the Remodelista blog. She was one of the vendors for the Remodelista Market's in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
Heidi has a blog and kindly wrote about her visit to the store. To read Heidi's blog click here. Thank goodness I happened to be wearing my BFF bag (made and designed by Heidi) that day!
Have a fabulous Monday everybody! The sunshine's shining here - yay!