Monday, January 19, 2015

It's time for some Free Vintage Valentines ...

Good Monday Morning to you all ... !
Well it's another beautiful day here at the farmhouse .. ready to kick off a full day's work ..
Since we are a little less than a month away from Valentines Day .. I thought this was the perfect time to offer you all a few of our Vintage Valentines..
As I was going through the manila envelope marked Valentines yesterday ..I was shocked at how many we had .. it's been several years since I have peeked in that envelope ... so I'm excited to have these 4 to offer and more to come ..

Enjoy !

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Fantastic Free Wedding Giveaway over at Touched by Time Vintage Rentals...

Hey there guys and gals ...
Well we are calling all Brides and Grooms to be today on behalf of our friends over at
Touched by Time Vintage Rentals ..
Touched by Time is having a "Free" Wedding Giveaway ..
They do this once each year ..
From having your Wedding Styled by TBT Vintage Rentals to having your make-up professionally done, A beautiful Wedding Cake, Videographer, Photographer, Flowers and "MORE" all donated by Professionals that will make a Brides dreams come true and no less ... at a beautiful Event Setting "Owl Creek Farms"
Read about it below..
Nancy and Kelly of TBT Vintage Rentals are a mother and daughter team that have a love for styling and a heart for making dreams come true. From Weddings, Engagements, Parties, Holiday Shoots ... and so much more this duo is on the road most days of the week either dragging their trailer behind them headed to event destinations for set up "yes they are hands on" .. or traveling the roads and highways adding vintage pieces to their warehouse making their inventory grow with fabulous unique pieces to offer their clients ..
Here are just a few of their Wedding Sweetheart Tables they have set up... From Rustic to Glamour ... they have the gift for making dreams happen...

If you would like to Enter their Giveaway .. stop in at their FB Page ... and do so HERE
You can Visit their website ..and view weddings they have styled ..and many but not all of the props they offer ... HERE

Monday, January 5, 2015

A Fun Weekend and New Additions to the Shop ...

Good Monday Morning to you all !
It was a beautiful weekend here at the farmhouse . Cool Crisp Mornings, Warm Afternoons, and Sunny Skies ...
Yesterday I spent the day with 4 friends .. we enjoyed a fun day flea marketing and having lunch together ... We Traveled about 2 hours from home .. and shopped the morning away. Filling our carts with Vintage Quilts, Old Dresses, Vintage Hats covered in Millinery Roses, Garden Furniture and so much more... we all came home with some fun finds. Some of those finds were to keep and some of those finds will be making it to the next "Vintage Marketplace at the "Oaks" in March.
Well can you believe we are already at the 5th day of the New Year .. !  Time already seems to be flying by ! Which means ... that yes Valentines is right around the corner .. and Spring won't be far behind it ..
We've been filling the shop with many new items .. including new Valentine Designs .. Some, One of a Kind Hand Mades.. and Some fun Vintage Finds ..
Here's a sneek peek ...

All of our new additions to the shop can be found HERE
Wishing you all a Blessed and Beautiful Week !

Friday, January 2, 2015

A New Year Start ~ Stength for Today and Hope For Tomorrow !

 A beautiful Friday Morning Devotion
As Your Days…

As your days, so shall your strength be.
Deuteronomy 33:25
Recommended Reading
Deuteronomy 33:24-27
Only one man is listed twice among the presidents—Grover Cleveland. He served two non-consecutive terms, so he’s listed as the twenty-second and the twenty-fourth president. Cleveland was a Presbyterian preacher’s kid who was trained in Christian truth. He faced a lot of troubles in office, but was considered honest. His dying words seem to have summed up his life: “I have tried so hard to do right.”
Cleveland had a motto he lived by, and it hung directly over his bed where he would see it every night on retiring and every morning when awakening. He once said, “If I have any coat of arms and emblem, it is that.” It was a verse of Scripture—Deuteronomy 33:25: “As your days, so shall your strength be.”

That’s a verse for you too. As we face a new year, none of us knows the challenges ahead. But if we have God, we have the passion of God’s power and strength within us. He will give us strength for each new day. In Him, you’ll always find strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.

At home or abroad, on the land, on the sea, as thy days may demand shall thy strength ever be.
From the hymn “How Firm a Foundation,” attributed to John Keene.
Devotion By: Dr.David Jeremiah, Shadow Mountain Church, El Cajon, Ca
Wishing you all a Beautiful New Year .. May your Strength be enough to walk through each day and may you have bright hope for all your tomorrows of this New Year. Our Lives can be overflowing and with joy and yet equally overflowing with sorrows .. God never told us life would be easy but he did promise to help us through it.  I know sometimes there are great chasms where we have felt like God is not there, or does not hear us, but I have learned that he is there and he does here. These are times he requires our patience and trust in him. A time for growth in our life.
Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
The Lord is always there through our times of unending joy to the moments of our deep sorrows and pain, we may not always "feel" his presence but he is there. He will give your strength for today and Hope for tomorrow...
Blessings .. Saa

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year ! and some Fun Photos from "The Vintage Marketplace at the "Oaks"!

Hey Y'all .. well I can't believe it ..
Yes here we are on the brink of a New Year's just a matter of hours now before the hands on the clock wind closer to the stroke of Midnight and a whole new year is before us.
Is it just me or as you grow older do the years just seem to pass quicker ? I remember when I was a kid and in my youth I never noticed time as much as I do now .. I suppose the older we get the more we realize time is much shorter than we imagined in our youth.
I'm looking forward to a New Year .. I have a lot of hopes and dreams and goals for this coming year .. most of all I just hope to grow in the Love and Wisdom of the Lord as I know that's truly the most important thing in my life ..and then all the rest will happen as He see's fit long as I'm a willing vessel along the journey, and I am..
I pray for all of you that your New Year is filled with the Beauty of the Lord and that your lives are ever so blessed and filled with joy and goodness !
I thought I would share a little journey I took in early December with you all.. I would have loved to shared it sooner but alas time doesn't always seem to be on my side..
I've taken the last 10 days off from work and have just rested .. sitting in my easy chair watching old movies and enjoying the quiet of home and being with my family and course my sweet furry best friend Flossie.
It's time to head back to work tomorrow .. part of me is looking forward to it and well the other part doesn't feel quite through with relaxing in my easy chair and doing absolutely nothing ..but that part of me is going to have to put on her Big Girl Panties and get with it ... LOL ! 
Anyhoo .. in early December I was hired by Christie Repasy and Rita Reade who host "The Vintage Marketplace at the "oaks" to come and photograph the event. I was thrilled yet quite nervous to do so !  It was my first time ever photographing an event and the truth is I'm just a beginner when it comes to photography .. but I mustered up the courage and did my very best .. I'm happy to say they were happy and I get to photograph their next event in March and I hope to do an even better job as I learned a lot about what I wished I would have photographed and didn't and I have enrolled in a photography class to learn more about my camera and how to take better pictures.. So I'm looking forward to March with excitement ...
I thought I would share some of my favorite photos from the December Event .. with you all ..
So sit back and have fun and enjoy all the beautiful goodness !














Photos by: Sara Layne ~ Sweet Magnolias Farm