Thursday, December 12, 2019

Failures and Perserverance ~ Never Give Up


Absolutely .. my failures in life are too numerous to count or even remember .. and even when I just wanted to sit down and quit which I tried on some occasions for a short time.. then realized I had to get up and keep going and it's been worth it. I've learned so much in life by persevering... The Lord has brought me through so many failures and blessed me in ways I would never imagine.


 
 
 
12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12: 1-3
 
 
Don't Stop - Don't Give up - Failures, Doubts are part of life. They are there to mold and shape us and help us to look inside ourselves and then look around and ask what can I do better, How can I change the direction of the path I'm on , and then continue on with a new vision a new hope and renewed faith in God that he is able and willing if we will surrender and follow his leading. 
 
 
Until Next Time
Sweet Farmhouse Blessings
Sara

Monday, December 9, 2019

All new Farm Girl Fancies Upcycled Flannel Shirts ...


All new Farm Girl Fancies upcycled Flannels are now available in my Etsy shop ... 
 
Each shirt is curated, designed and then sewn by me  .. No 2 are alike as they are all custom and made from castoffs, vintage, and antique materials, laces, trims etc. that I have collected throughout the years.
 
 

Here's a sneak peek at what's awaiting you...













You can visit my Etsy shop HERE

Until Next Time

Wishing you 
Sweet Farmhouse Blessings

Sara

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving from the Sweet Magnolias ..


It's a cold wintery day here in the Ozarks with rain falling and the temps in the 30's .. to me it's a perfect day to be cooking, baking, and curled up on the couch.


Our Tiny Turkey for 3 is just headed into the oven .. but the most important part of the dinner is complete .. I made my Grandma's delicious Chocolate Cream pie with graham cracker crust this morning and it's in the fridge chillin'. So far it's just been a lovely relaxing day here for us which I am so grateful and thankful for. I hope you've all had a beautiful day too be it with family or friends ... 


Wishing you all a very beautiful Thanksgiving Day from the 
Sweet Magnolias ... Sara & Abbey.



Sunday, November 10, 2019

When we all get to Heaven ...



I must admit I reminisce about the past more often than maybe I ought to.  I find the older I grow my mind reaches back to the memories of my yesteryears. And as I've sat sick in bed and on the couch the last few days too exhausted feeling to do more than make it to the kitchen or the bathroom .. I've found myself remembering back to a simpler time that I thoroughly enjoyed.

And one of those memories which I've shared on many occassions is singing hymns in Church growing up. As a young girl I found them endearing and of all the music I have ever encountered in my life .. Hymns have always stuck with me. I think it's because words are very important to me. Words can make or break, Can encourage or discourage, enlighten, empower, words can be full of passion, empathy, understanding, rejoicing ....and so on .. Words are powerful...

She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26

20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled;
    with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.
21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
    and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 18: 20 - 21






For me Hymns have great meaning wrapped in them. They speak truth.. and carry a simple straight forward heartfelt message. 

When we all get to Heaven .. I can hear the entire congregation belting this one out on Sunday morning .. it didn't matter what your age this one song brought everyone to their feet, bellowing out the words and shouting out at the end "V - I - C - T - O - R - Y" .. Each person had the joy in their heart that one day that one special day when they left this earth and entered in to heaven that it would be without a doubt a day of rejoicing in heaven.  .. 


One day we'll all rejoice together ...

In the meantime I'll rejoice here thinking about the day I get to meet Jesus face to face .. 

For now I'll enjoy the life he has blessed me with here, The gifts he has bestowed on me, The blessings he has so generously given me, The lessons he has taught me, and how thankful I am to know him as my sweet saviour.

May you all have a beautiful and Blessed Sunday and week ahead.. 
 

May our prayer this week be: 
(  lyrics from another song)


                                              Make me a servant, Humble and meek,
                                             Lord, let me lift up those who are weak,
                                          And may the prayer of my heart always be:
                                                        Make me a servant today.


 

Wishing you all
Sweet Farmhouse Blessings
Sara



 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Flour Sack Christmas Towels have arrived in our Etsy shop ...



Our Christmas Flour Sack towels are back this year .. 

We have 11 designs to choose from 

in our Etsy Shop... 
 
 Our beautiful farmhouse flour sack towels are handmade by Lil' ol' us. As well the Graphic designs are made here at the farmhouse so you won't find these at your local stores. 

Each Flour sack towel is 100% cotton, is Low Linting, soft, absorbent and generous in size 28 x 29 inches not including the 5-1/2 inch ruffle.

Here's a sneak peek at a few of the 11 that are available .. 







You can find these and several other designs in our Etsy Shop HERE
 
Our Towels make wonderful gifts and of course will fill your home sweet homes with Christmas Cheer .. 



Sweet Farmhouse Blessings
Sara

Sunday, November 3, 2019

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Sweet Magnolias Farm


I hope this post finds you all having a beautiful Sunday Evening... 

After a long hard several weeks of work toward preparing for the Christmas Open House at The Vintage Peddler .. today I am taking a much needed day of rest. And Oh how my body is appreciating it.

This weekend was the Christmas Open house at The Vintage Peddler and Abbey and I decked our shop space out with lot's of Christmas Cheer. 

We started last Tuesday on the top of the portico above our shop space creating an "Old Fashioned Christmas" display ... From our very vintage southern Velvet and tulle dress.. embellished with Rhinestones and Camillias ... I found this beauty a few years back in a small town antique mall hiding on a clothing rack tucked in with some polyester 70's beauties..



Some Greenery, Lights, bulbs, of course a light up snowman ..and my 1960's Cellophane Christmas tree that I found at a thrift store a few years back .. I see the small cellophane trees occasionally but this 5 footer is a rarity .. I love the old fashioned sticky style branches it has...


Below the Portico our shop space got a complete makeover from top to bottom .. Wednesday through Friday it all began to get dressed in Holiday Style....




Even Petunia I mean Bernard .. you see her I mean his name had to have a change ... I brought this guy home a few weeks back and had immediately began referring to my find as I was loading it in my car as Petunia .. My mom decided to tell me that it was a he and not a she which I figured but I just liked calling it Petunia well we couldn't have that so after he was decked out in his lighted garland and bulbs and ready for Christmas I changed his name to Bernard ... He's keeping watch over the aisle way and the cash register ...
 







The Shop is filled to the brim with Antique, Vintage and Christmas decor ..
From Hand painted signs and Pails.. 






To  this very cool channel letter lighted open sign .. 











A cute vintage 1970's handmade sled that I gave a cute make over to..



Lots of new Farm Girl Fancies Upcycled Flannel Shirts ... Designed, Created and Made by me ..

 







Some darling wood Candy Cane Pens and Magnetic Christmas Note Pads .. make the perfect stocking stuffers and gifts ...

And Lots of great ironstone serving pieces, vintage kitchen wares and our very own Sweet Magnolias Farm Christmas Flour Sack Towels ....










It's been a few years since I last made and offered my hand sculpted paper mache Christmas pieces ..but this year I decided to bring it back and made a little over a dozen pieces .. several found new Home sweet Homes this weekend ...












I'll Continue to add more Christmas Cheer over the coming weeks .. so if you're local or passin' through be sure and stop in and take a stroll around the shop .. And if you're too far to come in I hope you enjoyed a little stroll around our shop space through the photos .. 



You can visit our shop space at The Vintage Peddler in Springfield, Missouri 1432 E Trafficway 

I hope to have our Christmas Flour Sack Towels available in our Etsy Shop by late this week for those of you who have been waiting .. I'll post as soon as they are available...
 
 
Until Next Time
Sweet Farmhouse Blessings
Sara



Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Happy Fall Y'all .. Farmhouse Pumpkins Display









It's always such a joy to receive photos from clients who have purchased your handmade goods and have beautifully decorated their home with them. I receive this stunning photo from Susan a few days ago .. sharing with Abbey and I the Farmhouse Pumpkins she purchased from us at The Vintage Peddler .. She did such a beautiful fall display ..

 I love how she put them on different height pedestals .. It makes for such an eye catching display !!! 

It's such a blessing to be able to do the work we love and have others love the work we do. 

Enjoy Your Fall Display Susan, Happy Fall, And thanks so much for your purchases and for sharing your stunning display ! 


If you're local visit our shop space at The Vintage Peddler in Springfield, MO 1432 E Trafficway where you'll find more OOAK farmhouse Pumpkins and for those online we have a few left in our Etsy Shop 



Sweet Farmhouse Blessings
Sara

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Our Farmhouse Flour Sack Towels are Back Just in time for Fall !!!



Well Happy Fall Y'all ...

We're starting to offer our Farmhouse Flour Sack Towels once again..

and

we thought we would start it all off by offering a few of our Fall Towels...


















Our Appliqued pumpkin towels are each hand dyed to have a wonderful aged appeal .. with hand dyed linen pumpkins and stems a sweet jute tie and a charming twill banner with a fall word
These are each One of a Kind Towels ..  No 2 alike. 










Our Flour sack towels are generous in size 29 x 30 inches when open. Some have double ruffles and others single ruffles with lace trim .. They Are oh So soft and are just the right touch for your farmhouse or country chic kitchen !
 
and 

We have a few of our Fall Farmhouse Pumpkins

available as well .. 

Our pumpkins are all handmade One Of  a Kinds made here at the farmhouse ! 

Each pumpkin is stuffed with pine sawdust making them wonderfully solid .. Yet so soft and every year you just give em' a hug and a squeeze and they plump back up .. that is if they get squished when stored. .. They all have turned wood spindles stems and a charming twill banner with a fall Word or saying ..






Our Flour Sack Towels and Pumpkins can be found in our Etsy shop


Well it's back to work for me ... I hope you all are having a great start to your week and that fall has begun to poke it's head out in your neck of the woods ! 

Sweet Farmhouse Blessings
Sara