Thursday, March 3, 2011

White Flower Farmhouse Interview and a $200 White Flower Farmhouse Gift Card Giveaway


Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week.
I have a special interview with Lori, from White Flower Farmhouse.... and a giveaway....
I asked Lori, if I could purchase a gift card to her beautiful shop to go along with her interview,
I love Lori's Shop... and I think you will too...
Lori was so generous to go in on the gift card with me.
Thank you Lori!
Giveaway information will be at the bottom of this post...


I wanted to feature Lori today, not only because I love her designs, but also because Lori
is the person responsible for introducing me to the world of blogging.
I remember the day I discovered Lori's site.
I spent the evening going through her blogs, Frugal Farmhouse Design and White Flower Farmhouse Blog....
I was immediately drawn to her style. 
Lori can turn any house on a very tight budget into a beautiful farmhouse....

I hope you enjoy my interview with Lori, and get a chance to visit her website....
I will let Lori take it from here....



First off I want to congratulate you on the first year anniversary of your blog.   I cannot believe that it was just one year ago that we were having the conversation about you possibly starting a blog, and look at what you have achieved in only one year.  You have a true passion for what you do and it shows through you words and the camera lens.
You have done an incredible job with your blog and have achieved so much in this short of time.
Most of all you have become and inspiration to your readers.  Keep up the great work inspiring us.
I am looking forward to all the exciting moments the future will bring.
Happy one year blogging anniversary!
Maria asked me to say a little about myself and shop, even though this post really should be about her.
I will share a few things that she asked me to.

A picture of Lori's kitchen

What inspired you to start a blog (Frugal Farmhouse Design)?
I have always had a passion for creativity and design- especially on a budget.  Megan encouraged me to share it through a blog.   At the time I did not even know what a blog was!  I had no idea it would turn into what it has become today and I am forever grateful.
Lori's blog is called Frugal Farmhouse Design

Lori's kitchen was featured in Country Living 

How do you hope to inspire others with your blog, Frugal Farmhouse Design?
I want to get the message out that it does not take tons or even money to have a beautiful and classic home with great style.  I think that there is a lot of pressure out there in the design world to spend, spend, spend!  The trends are constantly changing, which keeps the consumer spending money.  My personal thoughts are that consumerism is at an all time high.  Some of these design trends are ridiculous, expensive, and wasteful.  Do you really think that a chair that looks like an airplane cockpit, or that bright orange graphic sofa is a good investment?   Will it still be in style 10 years from now?  Just something to ponder.

A Beach Cottage Porch Makeover...
I love how Lori paints so many of the floors in her makeovers gray....

How did you get started as an interior designer?
I left my career as a graphic designer 16 years ago to stay at home with my babies.   We had to live on my  husbands salary alonge, which is not easy to do on Long Island ( a wonderful but very expensive place to live unfortunately) I furnished almost my entire home with yard sale finds and thrift shop caste offs that I re-furbished or painted.  To make a long story short, friends and family saw what I was doing.  They would not believe what I could do with some old piece of "junk"  I started to get requests for certain items for other people and it just escalated from there.


How would you describe your design style?
My personal style is simple, calming, comfortable, clutter free, creamy whites and soft beige paint colors, lots of natural materials and textures.  I like to mix in vintage and a few unusual accessories too.


Where do you look for inspiration?
I can find inspiration in many different ways.  It might be an object or a color that sets the tone for a new room design.  If I had to choose a designer it would be Tricia Foley.   I love everything about her classic and simple style.


What is your favorite room to design in a home and why?
I love kitchens, to me they are the heart of the home.  I know that this is where I spend most of my time with my family.

click on the link above if you would like to read more about this makeover

What has been your biggest design challenge?
I am currently working on a project for New York Newsday, where I have to re-do a room with NO MONEY.
I can use what ever I can that is already in the home- Nothing else.  I am finding this one to be the biggest challenge.  I am loving it at the same time.

Click on the link above if you would like to read more about Lori's Beach Cottage Makeover

Do you have a favorite color of white paint that you like to use?  
It is a creamy white called, Ballet White by Benjamin Moore.

How does one go about achieving a farmhouse look in their own home?
Farmhouse style has been around for such a long time, it really has stood the test of time.  It amazes me that there are photos of old farmhouses in America taken almost 100 years ago and there are many things that not changed.  Classic pieces are always old pine tables, simple (often painted) furniture, wood floors, homespun linen, simple window treatments or shutters, ticking fabric, utilitarian collections.  Farmhouse style to me exudes an overall feeling of warmth and comfort.  A cozy and safe haven from the sometimes harsh world outside.


I love the name of your shop, White Flower Farmhouse, is there a story behind the name?
I love the color white, so I wanted to incorporate that into the name.  Farmhouse is the basic style of the shop.   I wanted to make sure that the shop would be an affordable place to buy from.  I made a rule when I first opened the doors that I would have the merchandise that would range from $1 and go no higher then $500.00  That is what has kept me going strong for over eight years.



Where is your shop located?   
In a very cool and popular tourist destination.  The North Fork of eastern Long Island in a town called Peconic.  Want to know a secret....this fork has much of what that south fork offers on the Hampton side only for MUCH LESS MONEY!!!

A picture of Lori's Shop
Thank you Maria, for giving me the opportunity to answer these questions for you.
To me the most important and fantastic thing about blogging is the friendships that build and become part of your life.  I am happy and grateful for the opportunity to get to know you this past year.  Congratulations on your first year of this wonderful adventure. 
  Love Lori


Thank you so much Lori!
I can't thank you enough for what you did for me....
Really your act of kindness changed my life!
I will forever be grateful!


Giveaway Information......


What is in the giveaway.....


One $200.00 Gift Card to White Flower Farmhouse!
The winner will be chosen by using random number.




To enter the giveaway all you have to do is visit White Flower Farmhouse, and come back and let me know what you 
would like to use the gift card on if you won....


If you would like additional entries...
You can post the giveaway to any of your social networking sites.... 




Twitter
Blog
Facebook....

If you post the giveaway to any of your social networking sites, you must leave a separate comment stating which social networking site you posted the giveaway to, in order for your additional entries to be counted.


Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.
GIVEAWAY ENDS MARCH 10th
Thank you Lori!


Lori's Shop~ White Flower Farmhouse
Lori's Blog~ Frugal Farmhouse Design
The Shop Blog~ White Flower Farmhouse Blog

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White and Rust said...

Wow, this is a very nice Giveaway! There are many items I would love to purchase from Lori's store. I saw galvanized items, zinc, baskets, white pitchers. Her shop is awesome, thanks for introducing it to us! It is definitely going in my favorites.

Thanks for the chance,

Heidi

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Oh wow....love the interview Maria! Lori has amazing style - and you would never know it was on such a tight budget!! To me, that makes it much more stylish :)

Of course I am dying to win this....who wouldnt be? $200 to spend?! Where do I start....I have wanted one of her driftwood boats for quite some time now. I would start with that :)

Thanks to you both for an amazing 1st birthday gift!!

XOX

Suzie Button said...

I have a long list of things I'd like:
The bread board, the trim, the burlap bag, the grain bag and the linen fabric! Thanks for a tremendous giveaway! Suzie purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Suzie Button said...

I posted on my FB at http://www.facebook.com/suziebutton
Suzie purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Allison said...

What a wonderful interview. Lori has a beautiful shop and it would be hard to choose. I like everything she has! I am eyeing the pretty homespun linen sheets. Thank you for the opportunity, Maria!

Suzie Button said...

I posted too on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/SuzieButtons
Suzie purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Robin said...

I love the fisherman floats and the grainbags and the breadboards.

freckled laundry said...

I really enjoyed this interview and have enjoyed Lori's blog and White Flower Farmhouse...In fact, when I first started blogging, the first or second post that I ever wrote was called, "White Flower Wednesday"...At the time, I had my eye on a Dash & Albert rug. Now I have my eye on a linen sheet for the foot of my bed (among other things). It's a truly beautiful shop.

Hugs,
Jami

Kathy said...

I would definitely get one of those bread boards, that cute pitcher and a sap bucket. I love her shop! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

Kathy said...

I also posted a link on my FB page. Thanks again1

Trisha said...

You both have beautiful blogs! I especially love the zinc pots and the glass knobs...but would be happy to shop for much more. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous prize!!
Trisha

Angela said...

I just love her blogs! With a gift certificate, I would start with the vintage bucket, 3 utility drawers, and the flower frog. Loved the interview!

Antoinette Murray said...

Hey! I rent a tiny little cottage and I would LOVE to fill it up with those amazing linens! What a fabulous store!

ESE said...

I love the wire baskets or the wicker bottle holder! Really I love it all!

primjillie said...

I just ordered something from Lori yesterday! I love her shop and her blog. If I were to win, I'd probably order ironstone and/or linen. Those are my 2 passions and I can't get enough!

Jill Palumbo

The American Homemaker said...

I don't think I could decide right now what I would want! So many great things. I just did my whole living room and most of my bedroom and bathroom in white too :)

Coriander Girl said...

The linen sheets remind me of my nana's house when we would sleep over so I would want those. Linen sheets age beautifully too, just like Nana!

Susan said...

Thanks you for this great giveaway opportunity, Maria! I've often enjoyed Lori's blog. Maybe a trip to Long Island is in order for me.... :)
I would spend the GC on linens and maybe one or two of those great sap buckets!
- Susan

Dolly said...

Ouuu what a fun shopping spree that would be!
I love the...
pitchers, glass knobs, linens, the signs.... one of everything would be perfect! :-)

Hugs, Dolly

Shar said...

Love Lori's style. I even ordered the same lights she has in her kitchen. Anyway, I would love some of the linens or the zinc tray or....

Thanks!

Little Leslie said...

Well, I don't think it would be hard to spend $200. on her site. I loved all of it. I mean all! Thanks for sending me there. And of course, I love your site too.
take care,
Leslie

lisaroyhandbags said...

Congrats on your milestone! What a lovely interview with one of my other favorite bloggers - I've been following both of your blogs for a long time now and love them! Lori's shop is amazing and I'm in love with the pillows, breadboards, wooden spoons, tin planters .... :)

Erin said...

I am in love with the bread board and also the ticking pillows. This is so sweet of y'all to do this.

Lynnette said...

First I would add to my flower frog collection, and then white pitchers, skeleton keys, and zinc pots are calling my name!!
nettecan at hotmail dot com

indiansummer said...

Wow, there are so many great things. I'm like a kid in a candy store!

I would START with the fishing floats and seahorse shutters. I also love the homespun sheet and the linen bag. The 3 bottles... I could go on and on...

Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!

missshawna said...

What a great giveaway! I love everything in Lori's shop but my favorites are the bread boards. Thank you for the chance to win.
ShawNa~

Liz Bradley said...

$200 is soooooo much! I am in it to win it!
Liz
http://mylovelylittlelulu.blogspot.com/

fsouter said...

I love Lori's site! I'd like the old glass fishing floats and the market basket, please. Or maybe the sap buckets. or the galvanized bucket.... hard to choose.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

There were many things in her shop that caught my eye including the vintage linens, bottles, keys, baskets. I would have no problem finding something I would love and I already follow you and frugal farmhouse's blogs.

Danielle

Rachel Noelle said...

~*~ Just posted the giveaway on my facebook!!!! ~*~* xo Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Graeme said...

Maria
congratulations on having your blog for a year....and your interview with Lori, you noted that she helped you start your blog which was a great help and i remembered when i contacted you about my blog and you helped me......its that story about ripples travelling the world......i have brought something in the past from Lori shop and i agree she is such a creative helpful person and so pleasant to deal with......i would love to enter the giveaway as anything from her shop would be a treasure.....thank you for the opportunity.....

Carol Ann said...

The Market Basket is yummy.

layers of memory said...

Maria congratulations on having your blog for one year....you commented on your blog about what a help Lori was when you started and i want to also thank you because you also helped me when i started my blog.....it is those ripples that travel the world......i have been lucky enough to buy something from Loris shop which she sent all the way to new zealand....she is such a helpful friendly person and i loved dealing with her......i would like anything from her shop as alot of the stock we can not get here in new zealand....thank you for the opportunity.....

leah mari said...

Well thats so hard to decide cause i love her shop!! but i would get a grain sack, the bread boards and the welcome sign :)

great interview!

leah mari said...

i just shared about this fabulous giveaway on twitter!

leah mari said...

i just shared about this giveaway also on facebook :)

beachcottagemamato2 said...

Soap dish, flower frogs, grain sacks...who could possibley narrow it down to one item.

Shannon said...

I love her shop! I browse online at least once a week. I've wanted one of her driftwood sailboats for awhile now. If I won, I think I'd just have to take a road trip:)

Kathy said...

She has a beautiful site, love so much as I have a room that I want to do a beachy theme so those old fishing balls looked awesome and would be perfect, not to mention everything else!

Jenney said...

Anything in the beach cottage. I love it all!

Jenney said...

I tweeted!

Jenney said...

I facebooked too!

Jody said...

The driftwood sailboats. I've been drooling over them for some time now....

Holly said...

Wonderful interview!! Hard to pick, but I loved the sea horse shutters! Makes me think of sunshine and spring!!

holly_petty27@yahoo.ca

Terry said...

What would I like if I won? I would love to have the German Pitcher and the Zinc Watering Can and maybe some linens.

NFarrier said...

I would purchase linens.

Jesicca said...

Oh where do I begin... I love the sap buckets, zinc pots, utility drawers, galvanized trough, my list of WANTS can go on and on. I only wish I lived near the farmhouse shop to make regular visits and find inspiration. So happy I found this amazing blog.

Lauren said...

How could one possibly choose, everything is so beautiful! I think I would spend the gift card entirely on linens!

Jesicca said...

Yay! I have added your giveaway post to my facebook.

Jesicca said...

hIp hIp hOOrAY! You are now posted on my blog. Fingers crossed I get picked.

Domestic Diva said...

I'd like some homespun sheets.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Diane said...

I would love the vintage european homespun sheets. and also the military blanket.
Thank you.
Diane

Amber said...

Oh boy, I would take the linens for sure! What a great giveaway! So many great choices.

Kati W said...

I would definitely get the homespun sheets--they look so beautiful and versatile! Lori's mentioned them on her design blog (which I love--I can't wait for the big reveal of the kitchen she's working on) and I've been longing for them since.

Heather @ REOlisticRenovation said...

This store is amazing why did I not know about it before! I love that galvanized trough. So cool!

Sarah Carel said...

Wow, I loved Lori's style, and products! I loved everything, but was most excited about the toy boat. We are doing our son's nursery in a nautical theme (my husband's in the navy) so it would be precious in there! Congrats on the anniversary!

Teresa said...

Thank you featuring White Flower Farm House. I love her style and how she decorates on a dime. The items I would be interested in are: Linen sheet, floats, German Creamer and flower frogs.

Always, Teresa T.

Lesley said...

Wow! So hard to choose something! Everything is so delicious. Perhaps something from the linen range. Beautiful!

Sarah Carel said...

I posted about the giveaway on my facebook page...Love your blog by the way, it is so inspiring!

valentina said...

Congrats on one year! This store looks lovely. I would definitely indulge in two of her homespun linen sheets to cover my white couch...with a dog, cat and twin girls on this way this summer, I am going to need to cover my couch like you did with yours!!! xoxo, Valentina

zhazha said...

I am loving the breadboards and I am sure I could figure out something to buy with the rest of the money...there are so many unique objects!

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful shop she has! I love the galvenized buckets and the zinc pots! Can you tell I am itching for spring?!!

Passionate for White said...

I enjoyed the interview...thanks! Liking her galvanized trough for sure.

Terry said...

I just found your shio thru Lori!! Thanks for this great giveaway. love Lori's linen sheets and I've had my eye on the swim girl. She's sweet.

Holly Austin said...

There are SO many items I'd love to purchase... the zinc items really speak to me though!

Thanks for a great giveaway :)

Meghan said...

I would start with the plated compote and some zinc pots, but the giftcard is so generous, I would have to do more thinking to use it all up.

Karen said...

I loved this interview---I love Tricia Foley too. I will visit the Frugal Farmhouse blog...I hadn't seen it before.
I love the army blankets and striped grain sack fabric/towels.
Karen

jeana said...

I love the welcome sign and the striped pillow cases. lovely!

Shelly said...

Happy anniversary! Ok, I love the White Flower Farmhouse! I would love to have one of her great farm tables! I have the same chairs she has, but no table yet. If I didn't get a table...I would love all the galvanized items; the bucket, the trays, utility drawers. I also really like the zinc pots! I saw you on Nate and have loved your blog ever since!

Alisha said...

I think I'll just buy everything! No really I love the zinc pots and the grainsacks! So awesome! I hope I win! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Alisha

JENNY K. said...

First of all let me just state that I am thrilled to have happened upon your blog and now the frugal farmhouse blog. Both are delightful. The shop is chalked full of gorgeous items. These are a few items that I found to be quite beautiful:
Bread Board
Galvanized Trough
Plated Compote
Four Knobs
Iron Brackets

Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Kathryn said...

I am making over the master bedroom and just barely making a dent into the Farmhouse style, which I have just recently decided is definitely the style for me. So I would love some of those homespun linen sheets to get me going. :)

Mary Ellen said...

What a fantastic giveaway!! I love the sap buckets and the farm basket, ironstone plates....gosh how fun that would be to spend $200 at her place!

thanks
mary

Mary Ellen said...

Posted giveaway on my facebook page!

Shelley said...

Oh.My.Goodness! This is a hard choice.
Thank you for introducing me to White Flower Farmhouse. Love the style and goods!

Heather K said...

I love Lori's store. I would love to rummage through it. She has some unique things. Thanks for introducing her.!!!

Shelley said...

Posted the interview and giveaway on my blog.
I also forgot to tell you what I would get if I win:
some linens and wire basket and anything else I could squeeze in.
Thanks!

Mandy said...

oh wow! i would pick the grain sacks. or a pillow. or a pitcher. or a basket.

do we really have to choose?!

Miranda said...

I love the galvanized zinc trough. Maybe some of the little glass bottles too. Gorgeous stuff with great prices. I would love to win!

Kimberly J. said...

Where do I begin? The linen sheets, the ticking striped towel, flower frogs...I could go on!

Stephanie Thigpen said...

Candles, and glass jars, adorable signs, linens... This shop is beyond heaven! There are so many things I could buy with $200!

StephanieRT90@aol.com

Melanie said...

Wow what a great give away, I love, love, love White Flower Farmhouse! They have some great items. I would love any thing from the linen shop and one of their bread boards. Thanks for letting me enter!

kathrynL said...

Ooh! I love everything. I've admired her seahorse before... and any of the beautiful baskets or pails! thanks Maria & Lori!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Awesome giveaway! I'm pretty sure anything I bought from her shop would be a treasure. However, I am loving the galvanized trough.

House On Beach Street said...

Wow, what a hard choice. I love the utility draws, the bread boards, the floats, all the linens. Beautiful shop.

Heidi said...

Fantastic Giveaway!!
Very hard decision, but I think i'd go with the bread boards & some grain sacks, they'd be perfect in my very own australian farmhouse.

Beth said...

I absolutely love visiting your blog and find it to be so beautiful and inspiring. It truly is a joy to dream about such inviting interiors. Please enter me in your incredible giveaway. I also love frugal farmhouse design and the white flower shop. It is through their site that I discovered yours 1 year ago. Happy Anniversary and many blessings to you and your family.

My contact info is bwrawling at gmail.com.

Thanks,
Beth

Beth said...

I am also telling others about your giveaway on my facebook page. My contact info is bwrawling at gmail.com

Thanks,
Beth

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a wonderful giveaway Maria. I'd love to get one of those linen sheets she has, but I loved some of her beachy items too :-) I just started following her blogs too. They're wonderful!
Blessings,
Marcia

becca said...

Using what you have and making it better has always resonated with me. Thank you for that wonderful interview!

Lori's shop is amazing! I'm loving the galvanized trough, market basket, utility drawers, bread boards...all things I could put to good use :)
Thanks for the wonderful give aways opportunity.

Trish said...

I love everything too!! I'd like the utility drawers and some zinc buckets. After that...

Shayna said...

I adore it all and I am so happy that you introduced me to this fabulous site! I love the linens: grain sacks and the custom table runner! I also love the bread boards! They would look great in my kitchen!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a nice giveaway! It's all fabulous. I'd start with a few sap buckets and soy candles. Happy Anniversary!

~Tonja~ said...

Oh my what a sweet giveaway...there is so much in her store I would love to have like the galvanized trough
or bucket some grain sacks....

ruby said...

Great interview! luv the galvanized bucket, welcome sign, bread boards, and the iron brackets. I would so excited if I won. luv your blog!!

~Tonja~ said...

Posted about your giveaway on my blog...you can find it here...
http://woodshomestead.blogspot.com/2011/03/dreamy-whites-giveaway.html

Hope said...

You have inspired me to take a long awaited trip to North Fork Long Island. I would fill my house with the bread boards, sap buckets, trough, grain bags, ticking pillow, homespun sheets...i could go on and on.
Then I could pick up the mirror in person too! Thanks for letting me dream!

Claire said...

I would love to buy the toy boat, the wire baskets and market basket and the welcome sign. I would love to win.

~Tonja~ said...

posted it on twitter also...
http://twitter.com/SWEETMARIE323

Vintage Gal said...

Oh what a great interview and a great giveaway. I love the grain bags and the ticking pillows. Please enter me for this ;-)

Pam said...

I love the zinc watering can

...beautiful!! Thanks for the chance!

~Tonja~ said...

posted it on facebook too...
http://www.facebook.com/TonjaWoods

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love the sap buckets! i am a sucker for those all the time.

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

I love so many things but especially the herb wreath and the utility drawers. Thanks so much for a chance to win such a generous giveaway!

Abby

jlengelsma said...

I've been following Frugal Farmhouse Design for a long time, and found your blog through hers. They are both great! I love Lori's budget makeovers. If I were to choose something from the shop right now, I would want the "swimmer girl". Love it.

Mary said...

LOVE the shop! I would be over the moon to have one of those beautiful wooden breadboards and some zinc pots! Thanks for this fantastic giveaway!

shawnee23 said...

I'm dying for that galvanized trough! I love it all! Thanks for the chance to win:)

Mary said...

Just posted about it on my Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001887382725

Robin said...

Such an interesting interview. Lori is such an inspriation to me.

Please add me to your long list of names for the the giveaway - fingers crossed. I would pick the homespun sheets - they look lovely!

Bob said...

Happy Anniversary!
I love the zinc pots, pitcher and linens!

I recently discovered Lori's blog(new to the blog thing) and love her style. So, I was glad to discover yours through Lori's! You both do such a great job!

Thanks for the opportunity,
Lisa T.

Linda said...

So many wonderful things to choose from! I'd begin with an ironstone plate, a few beakers and some fishing floats!

acuelizabeth said...

Lori's blog was the first one that followed, i helped me really understand my design style and how to achieve. Lori is a great inspiration. I have been keeping my eye on her homespun linens, her breadboards and the lovely candleholder for months now.
thanks for the inspiration
Liz
acuelizabeth@yahoo.com

Carole said...

I enjoyed this article so much and I've favorited her store.

I like the glass floats.

Carole said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/cspod/statuses/43495727757918208

Kris Pare said...

Wonderful shop full of beautiful items but my favorite is the custom farmhouse tables-TDF! Thank you for sharing.

Joybird said...

Lovely. I like the plated compote, the iron brackets and the grain sacks. And happy blogiverssary, Maria!

Julie said...

If I won the $200 voucher I would buy the pitcher, breadboard, sap bucket, grain bag, soap dish, rochester bottle, and the small bottles.
Love Julie

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful blog and shop. I love the linens but anything would do! kkgerace@yahoo.com

pam said...

Wonderful interview and giveaway! I would have a hard time choosing, but linen and grain sacks are two of my favorite things. Love that gavenized trough too. Thanks for the chance!

Catherine Denton said...

I'd get the mixing bowl, market basket, grain bags and aprons.
My Blog

Anonymous said...

I love everything, especially the ticking pillows, they would be perfect for our new cottage!!!

Melanie
mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

Catherine Denton said...

I'm also putting you on My Blog

Home Sweet Seattle said...

Oooh la la!!! What a great interview and giveaway!! So hard to choose..... but if I had to pick, I would love those sap buckets and gorgeous linens!!!!! Love it all!!!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Maria! Thank you for allowing us to get to know Lori a little better. I ADORE her style! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway, too! I would spend my winnings on that gorgeous galvanized trough or a couple of those incredible linen sheets. Yummmm!! ♥

Hugs to you, sweetie!

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk - said...

I just posted your fantastic giveaway on my blog! ♥

xoxo laurie

The Fickle Nickle said...

I ADORE her shop. My heart melted as I looked through all Lori's goodies:) I have my eye on the 'Linen Bag' and the 'Grain Bags'. xoxo

Heaven's Walk - said...

Just posted your giveaway on FB! :)

xoxo laurie

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

What a generous offer! I would be thrilled with anything really! But just in case, I will follow directions....
a linen sack, a military blanket, a soy candle and maybe a cutting board?
I hope to get to the shop someday in person!
Thanks for posting a great interview.

lucy said...

i LOVE her style and her shop has lots of beautiful items! my fave is probably the glass floats.

Melanie said...

hi Maria, it is me again. I blogged about the giveaway too.

Melanie said...

Ok it is me one last time. I also put it up on facebook. I promise not to comment anymore. Thanks so much for the many chances to win. You rock!!!!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I don't know how I could ever choose, but first glance had me swooning over the factory wire basket and the linen and lace textile piece (both of which are sold :-( poor me) and the market basket.

Hugs,
Judy

TheWench said...

Oh my word. She's amazing. And her shop! I pine, yearn for linen of my own!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I just posted about this on my Facebook page. I hope I win!!!!

Hugs,
Judy

Emily said...

WOW! What an awesome giveaway, and a great interview. I love the shop, beautiful and delightful choices. I would love the homespun sheets. What a luxury to own one of those........Thank You for the giveaway opportunity, such fun.......

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary Maria! I love your blog and Lori's too. There are so many wonderful things in Lori's shop that it is so hard to chose, but I know that I would get a zinc pot and a grain bag. What a great giveaway! Best wishes ♥

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

I'm posting your giveaway on my sidebar right now!

cindy said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! There's so many things that I love!
The linens
The weathered mirror
The iron brackets

Julie said...

What a sweet store! If I won the contest, I would use the gift card on items I could use in my vintage camper, which I am restoring.

The wool military blanket for starters. Plus a grain bag and a couple of ticking pillows.

cindy said...

I wonder if $200 would buy me a consult from her as to how to get my house to have that Farmhouse look!!!

I love the weathered Welcome board, and all the old wood items!!!

Diane said...

Wow! Everything is beautiful! I would love to have anything in "the beach cottage". I love the sea floats, the seahorse, and the swimming lady! All so fun!

cindy said...

until recently, I never liked white, but i saw a show Nate Berkus did on decorating with white and I've been hooked ever since.

I love her white cupboard cabinets (and the whiteboarded room you're decorating!!!)

I would love to have those glass doorknobs and that herb wreath... I did not see ONE item I would not love... she's got a great place. Too bad it's so far away (I'm in Atlanta!)

AIR KISS said...

I really enjoyed this interview! Congrats on 1 year Maria! My current fav WFFH items are the white sap buckets & homespun sheets. What an amazing giveaway!
Lara

AIR KISS said...

I just added the link on my sidebar. :)
Lara

AIR KISS said...

And I just posted about this amazing giveaway on FB as well. Keeping my fingers crossed! :)) This is going to be one very lucky lady who wins!
Lara

the vintage bricoleur said...

Lori's blog was also one of the first blogs I ever saw. I love the things she sells in her shop. The bread broards and grain sacks are favorites for me. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I am a follower and it is people like you who have inspired me to start my own blog. It has been one month for me. I would love to win this giveaway!

Therese FitzRandolph said...

I would buy the zinc watering can and some of the zinc flower pots. I am new to your blog and just love it! So very, very pretty. Thank you for introducing us to Whiteflower Farm

Anji Johnston said...

How can a girl choose ONE thing from all that beauty!! If I had to it would be the utility drawers - so chic! Thank you for introducing me to this wonerful store and blog - heaven!

Jennifer said...

Definitely the homespun linen and maybe some of her pillows (if they have not been sold out). Thank you for the giveaway!

jennifer.cl.law@gmail.com

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh it's all so fab it's hard to pick.I have had my eye on the burlap bag & grain sacks as well as the linen sheets.

Congratulations on the big 1 year! Lots has opened up for you since.~Cheers Kim

Dear Lillie said...

WOW!!!! What an extraordinary giveaway! I would get the silver compote and pitcher to start with...there are so many other beautiful pieces too, I am not sure how I would decide.

I hope you all continue to be on the mend!

The Antique Gardener said...

It would be so fun and yet so hard to choose! I love the wire baskets and all the linens. I have been a fan of the White Flower Farmhouse site and often visit for a little inspiration when I am trying to come up with a new idea for my shop. My favorite image is the white sheets out on the clothesline. I always line-dry my sheets and just love their clothsline!!! Thank you for introducing me to their great site and so many others!

The Antique Gardener said...

Also posted this give-a-way on The Antique Gardener on Facebook!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love the market basket! And I love, love, love the driftwood boats!

Brighid said...

Love, Love, Love White Flower Farmhouse: especially the linens, or beach, or farmhouse, or just any thing from her shop.

mustlovedogs said...

Congratulations on your 1st blog anniversary! I love your shop as well as Lori's :) Thanks so much for the chance to enter the contest. I love the linen sheet.

Michele said...

What an amazing giveaway!! I'd fill my cart with lots of the little stuff!

Penel said...

Wow, great offer! I love Lori's shop~ I live in Australia, but grew up on the North Fork. Both blogs put me back 'home'! I would use the voucher for one of the military linen garment bags!

Melanie said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. I ♥ Her Shop! I would buy so many things from here that the $200 would help put a dent for sure :) Some items I would for sure purchase:

- 3 utility drawers (look lovely in my bathroom)
- glass knobs (I'd place these in a neat picture frame I just got)
- homespun sheet (I need this SO bad!)
- pillowcase
- a load of grain bags
- barnwood mirror (IF I could pick it up :( )
- market basket

Such a neat store - thank you for sharing!

I will also be posting to my twitter, blog, and facebook and I will post more comments below for those.

You have been such a fabulous inspiration! I am in the midst of starting a decor blog. We just moved into a smaller home and I have yet to decorate it all. I also want to purchase so many items from your shop! I've just got to figure out exactly what I want to do first! THANK YOU!

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I would like a few of everything in her shop, but if you forcing me to choose I would go for one of those beautiful breadboards, and some of the iron brackets!

SUSAN HEMANN said...

Congrats on your success! I have enjoyed your blog. I went to the store, turns out I have been there before! My list:
sap bucket,zinc pots, zinc watering can,grain bag,flowerfrog and millinary flowers. I know I went over the 200, but I just love everything. I also have collections such as, gardening accessories, linens, vintage hats. Let's face it, I'm a collector and have been since I was a child. About to tweet.

cathy said...

what fun! i would buy the OKK burlap bag and the bread board. and a sailboat if she gets them in again :)

Tonya said...

A lovely store!!! It's difficult to chose just one item!! I definitely want a galvanized bucket!!!! Some glass bottles, and a German creamer!

Jaime said...

Bottles and fabric! :)

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and Lori's blog...I follow them daily! I have loved the driftwood sailboats for ages....so I would have to start with one of those!

Donna B. said...

I love everything in the White Flower Farmshouse shop...where to start???!!!! Maybe a market basket?
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I think I would have to choose the galvanized trough! So beautiful.

cmbishara@yahoo.com

Mary said...

Before I start shopping I'd just like to say that in my opinion, the kitchen remodel Lori did for her friend for under $1,000 is blogland's kitchen of the year. I love that kitchen. It is so charming. I can't tell you how many times I've gone back and looked at the pictures. Amazing, I wish I was her neighbor! So, as far as shopping goes, I like the silver compote, linen sheets, pillow cases, ticking pillows, flower frogs...

Kathi said...

oh my goodness, I want it all. thank you for this wonderful post, I have to new blogs to follow now. if forced to narrow it down I have to think that my gift certificate would be from the linens section- so very lovely

Kathi said...

just added your lovely post to my facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Things-White-Etsy/109101002456201

Stylelinx said...

Firstly, congratulations on your one year anniversary! I can't wait until my blog hits that milestone! & Thanks for sharing White Flower farmhouse, I love everything in it! Great interview, too!!!

Annie said...

Wow!!! I would purchase the homespun linen, 4 glass door knobs, and the small glass bottles. OR maybe I'd put the whole gift card towards one of the fabulous farmhouse tables... talk about a great work space! So many beautiful items to choose from :)

Stylelinx said...

oh! & I forgot to mention that I would spend my gift card in the linen closet! So many wonderful things there...and maybe the skeleton keys and the Brooklyn bottles too!! Thanks again- great post!

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria, I follow yours & Loris blogs. I love your dreamy style. If I were to win the gift card I could get the zinc watering can (love it) and the galvanized bucket. Thanks for the great giveaway. Debbie, dlg1970@windstream.net

Sally said...

I love it all. I would definitely buy the market baskets!1

Christy said...

What a beautiful shop, I see these articles in CL mag and love them, it is nice to see more and hear about them on blogs. I love the linen sheets and bread boards! Lovely!

megan sanders said...

Great giveaway! I have always loved her blog! I had a hard time choosing just a few things I love, but I think I would pick the four knobs and the Brooklyn bottle. I love the baskets she has sold as well!

Melinda said...

Wow Maria -- who would have thought you have only had your blog a year. I have written Dreamy Whites down on a piece of paper so many times and handed it to people . I say you have to check out this blog, truly !!! At Christmas time I was shopping for a gift for my sister at a favorite shop of hers. It is called Dwellings and the gentleman carries more modern unique accessories for your home. I started chatting with him and wrote down Dreamy Whites on a piece of paper and told him he should get on the blogging bandwagon to see what is out there. Fast forward --- I went to his shop last week to find a birthday gift for my sister. I walked out with a bag for myself. He had wicker covered zinc planters, numbered jars, burlap and feed sack pillows etc., so funny !!!! Anyway congrats and thanks for all of the inspiration you create for us. I love all of the linens from The White Flower Farmhouse I am trying to Spring up my house !!

Alice said...

I love reading Lori's blog. It's so full of lovely images and wonderful inspiration.

Well $200 would be great, and I would buy some ironstone, the zinc pots, maybe a fishing float, and most assuredly some linens--blue striped ones.

Alice said...

I posted about this sweet giveaway in the sidebar of the blog:

www.blissguild.blogspot.com

Alice

Nannette said...

Lori - I am a new follower, I love your style!! I just visited your store site and I would have a hard time deciding, but I love the lines, the large basket, the zink pots, and watering can...I can't stop, if I lived nearer I would use it on one of your gorgeous tables, but I am in Illinois. Thanks for the opportunity, Nannette

Lisa said...

Loved reading your story, Lori. I have browsed your online shop several times just swooning.

When I win the gift card (ha!) I will purchase a table runner out of your gorgeous linens. Love your shop and blog.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Lisa
(lisathompson59@aol.com)

Elisabeth said...

I love the breadboards and barnwood whale. I've bought several items from WFF and I love them all!

Tasha said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I recently found your blog and have read every post :} Thanks so much for the great interviews, awesome inspiration and kind heart. I would change my mind 100 times before I actually used the gift card BUT would have fun doing it! Thank you for the opportunity. Tasha

Jan said...

hard choice! I'm Loving the bread boards!

Amanda said...

i'd be using the gift card on sap buckets, old glass fishing floats (oh how i love those!), a beach house sign, linens, etc.

AMAZING giveaway and incredible options to use the gift card on.

*fingers crossed

Anonymous said...

I love whiteflower farmhouse......I have shopped online and have some wonderful treasures.....I would love to win the gift certificate....I would have to get a bread board and a driftwood saleboat......or maybe some ironstone......or linens? I would have to flip a coin!!!!
Andrea :)
AndeM1@hotmail.com

Ronnie and Becky said...

Love this site and White Flower Farmhouse. If I won the giftcard I would really love some of the old glass fishing floats and the cooks aprons...really have to have the bread board too!!

Becky

4 Little Blue Birds said...

Oh...that would be a hard decision! I've never had that much fun money to spend! I would love some of her linens, and maybe the white soap dish or zinc pots. Thanks to both of you wonderful women for the fun giveaway. Looking at your blogs is such a nice treat! melissaduncan@gmail.com

annrpharrison said...

I've been drooling over White Flower Farmhouse wares for months! I want everything in the store/ :) If I won the giveaway, I would jump on those homespun sheets. They are so beautiful.

Leah C said...

Oh I love the White Flower Farmhouse...I've shopped there before and was very pleased!! What a fantastic giveaway! Hmmm, love everything, but especially the brooklyn bottle, the seahorse shutter, the glass floats...oh I could go on & on:)

1 Buddha's Mom said...

I LOVE the old glass fishing floats! And the diving girl.
And pretty much everything else:)

1 Buddha's Mom said...

I tweeted this!
1buddhasmom

Tammy said...

It would be so difficult to choose for sure. I would definitely buy the sap buckets and candle holder from the farmhouse. Oh, I hope I win!!!
Your blog and Lori's are beautiful!

Stephanie said...

There are too many choices. Although, I do love the farmhouse collections. I would love to add some of these pieces to my decor.

Melanie said...

I also posted a short post on my blog at www.sheshesocial.com! Thanks!

Melanie said...

I also posted on our facebook wall at www.facebook.com/paigingjoy! Thanks!

Melanie said...

I have also posted on our twitter page at www.twitter.com/paigingjoy! Thanks!

Amy in CA said...

Wonderful shop! For me, it would be "Swim Girl", for sure! :)

Amy

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