Hey Y'all .. I hope this post finds you all having an amazing beginning to your week !
Well we have exciting news .. and that is our Etsy shop is Re-opening this week !
To start off with we will have all our Farmhouse and Cottage Style One of a Kind handmade designs.
We'll phase into our graphic design Home Goods a few more months off. But they will without a doubt be coming back for your pleasure. In fact if you have any favorite sayings or scripture you would like to see on a towel, runner, pillow .. let us know and if it hits our fancy we'll get a design going for it.
But starting this Thursday .. you'll have the pleasure of seeing some of our One of a Kind pieces fresh off the farm. And yep we'll have some vintage finds mixed in there too cause there's nothing like a good ol' vintagy antiquey piece of goodness to fill your home and heart with.
Well we have been having so much fun creating our new line of One of a Kind Aprons or Penny's or even Cover Ups as they are known nowadays From our collection of recycled clothing, vintage and antique linens. Each one is full of it's own unique charm and beauty.. Just waiting to be paired with some cute skinny jeans and a T or a charming broomstick skirt and Lace blouse .. with a cute pair of boots or just maybe your favorite clogs ..
We headed out to an old abandoned farmhouse this weekend for a 4 hour long photo shoot of these and some other One of a Kind pieces that we will be offering up very soon ...
Here's a sneak peek at just a few that will be coming available ..
This last week as I was out driving along a country road .. I came upon this "Old Rugged House"
It caught my eye and as I passed it drew me back.. I made a U-turn at the next road and returned to it. I love passing old abandoned houses .. (although I wish they were still in use and being cared for ) it always makes me stop and think about who lived there, why it's abandoned and what life was like over the years in that house. How many families lived there and so on.
Well this abandoned house was not without life even though one would think at first look that indeed it should be. .. No spring is upon us here and life is beginning to spring up all around this house .. from the green grass to the double jonquils blooming in the front yard. I imagine by now there's even leaves budding on all the trees. Beyond the life that was blooming .. I found another bit of life living in that house....
As I was walking up to photograph the double jonquils a bit closer .. and my feet came down upon the dried leaves and branches that had made their winter bed on the ground they made quite a crunching sound and out from the grass dashed a sweet grey cat .. leaping toward the house. I went about my business taking photos of the jonquils .. then I took a few photos of the house .. and to my delight .. that gray cat lept into the window and perched there so contentedly .. I'd say that's the old houses new resident. What a great home .. the perfect shelter from the weather .. and perfect grounds for catching mice I would say ...
So although it's rugged and abandoned .. this old house is not without some life ..
For me it's still a beauty to behold. I only wish I had the funds to fix it up and put it back in order .. and grey cat would still be welcome even inside.
P.S. .. I shared these photos with the location in a local group I belong to on FB .. we all share photos and history about the area .. anyhow of all things a gal commented that her grandmother grew up in this house starting in 1921.. they lived through some hard times but I'm sure there were fond memories as well.. why it's abandoned or who it belongs to no one knew.. but everyone had the same sentiment that they too wished they could fix her up.
This sweet beauty is in the town of Nixa , MO.. just a hop, skip and Jump from where I live...