Sunday, September 2, 2018

A Vintage French Harvesting Basket Filled with Olive, Quince, and Apple Branches for Simple Fall Decorating


Hello! I hope you are all enjoying your Labor Day Weekend.
Have you guys started decorating for fall yet?
I am not one of those people that goes all out for fall decorating.   I used to go crazy and buy tons of pumpkins.  Now I only buy a few pumpkins and usually just bring in a few olive branches, some quince, and apples. 


I love to fill these French grape harvesting baskets with branches during the different seasons.



Sprinkle a few apples around the house.













How do you like to decorate for fall? 

Do you keep it simple?








Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Butler's Pantry, Farrow & Ball All White, and French Canning Jars


I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday.
I just wanted to share a few images of our Butler's pantry.
It is one of my favorite rooms in the house.  
Even though it is kind of an odd long skinny room.
It used to be a covered porch.  Then it was converted into a room with a bar.
It was a little dated and was covered in 1970's paneling.  
We discovered the beadboard ceiling under the drywall. 
 We pulled up the plywood and carpet and uncovered the wood floors.  I decided to leave the original paint on the floors.  
We installed the beadboard on the walls. This half serves as the butlers pantry and the other half is the laundry room.  I will share more images of the other half later.
I decided since this room is a long awkward skinny room to just paint the walls, trim, and ceiling 
I keep all of my larger cooking items in this old French cabinet that was once a pastry counter.
We usually keep our fruit and vegetables on this counter as well. 
My neighbor let me cut a bunch of branches off of his quince tree. 
The sources will be listed at the bottom of the page.




The French canning jars you see in the images are available in our online shop. 
 The French canning jars are one of my favorite ways to add color to a room.



I found this Farm Trugg at the White Flower Farmhouse.
I will share some images of Lori's beautiful shop soon.



Here is a list of the sources for my butler's pantry. 

The farm trugg is from White Flower Farmhouse.
The paint color on the walls, ceiling, and trim is Farrow & Ball All White.
The French table the sink sits on is vintage.
All of the French vintage items such as the French enamel bucket, French canning jars, French ironstone, French oyster baskets, and French factory light, and farm tables  can be found in our online shop.
We don't always have these items in stock, however we try to list new items weekly.
The counter is an old French pastry counter. 
My husband made the marble shelves and the brackets they sit on.
I will be back with a tour of the White Flower Farmhouse Shop


Monday, August 20, 2018

Vintage French Plate Rack


Hello!
Happy Monday : )
I just wanted to share a few images I recently shot of this sweet French shelf I recently listed in our online shop.  I think it makes a fun plate rack.






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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This Old Hudson Airbnb Stay and Photoshoot Location in Hudson, New York


I hope you are all enjoying your Wednesday.
Last week my husband and I stayed at this beautiful Airbnb in Hudson, New York.
You have probably already seen images of this home all over the internet.
I have admired this kitchen from the moment I first saw it on instagram.
The entire space is even more charming in person.
I was lucky and won a giveaway on This Old Hudson's instagram this spring. 
We got to stay in one of their units they recently renovated and have listed on Airbnb.
It was honestly my best airbnb experience to date.
The entire space was extremely clean and we felt completely safe.
The bed we slept in was very comfortable and was covered in beautiful linens.
 Hillary and Anthony are the best hosts ever.
They make sure you are comfortable and are available for any questions you might have.
They provide you with a list of things to do and a list of their favorite restaurants.
We fell in love with the Hudson Valley on this trip.  Now I just need to convince my husband to move there.  We spent our days driving around exploring the countryside.
The old farmhouses are amazing there.  The entire Hudson Valley is so picturesque and clean.
My only suggestion is to rent a truck for your trip home : )
The antique shopping is amazing in the Hudson Valley.

Today I wanted to share a few images I shot of This Old Hudson's beautiful home we stayed in.
They have done a beautiful job renovating this space.
I love all of the elements of raw wood mixed in with lots of whites and pastel colors.
It is a very light and airy space but yet very cozy and comfortable.






















 












I hope you enjoyed the tour of This Old Hudson's airbnb.
It is located in Hudson, New York.