Sunday, May 27, 2012

Thank You for our Freedom .. !

Wishing everyone a Beautiful Memorial Day Weekend ..From Sweet Magnolias Farm ..

And Thanking all of our Men and Women in Service ..Their Families ..and those who have served our country in their youth ..and to those who have Sacraficed their lives for our Country, Our Freedom, and our Rights !

 We are so grateful to all of you for our Freedom !

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It's a Grand Old Flag ..!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sweet Magnolias Farm Sneek Peek #4 .. for the Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks

Countdown to The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks ...

Only 5 more Days ! ! !

And Here's our 4th Sneek Peek at some of the pieces headed to the Vintage Marketplace ..

Gingham Painted Signs ..Made from Upcycled Antique Sewing Machine Parts.

Antique Bow Front Cabinet .. with it's original caster wheels .. Once again this was in need of some TLC .. and Abbey and I saved it and brought it back to life for many more years of Lovin !

Along with some Very Unique Upcycled Chalkboards ..Custom Designed One of a Kinds ..

Plus Much more .. at our "Honey of a Farmhouse" step back to the 1940's Vintage Farmhouse Cottage..


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sweet Magnolias Farm Sneek Peek #3 for the Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks

We are counting down the days here at the Farmhouse ..until the next Vintage Marketplace....

9 Days ..till the Fun Begins and the Shopping Commences !

So here's another fun sneek peek what's in store for you at Sweet Magnolias Farm ...

You see all those Yummy ruffles ... Yep those are Sweet Magnolias Farm's Signature Runner's and Towels .. New Designs ..New Sayings... and Yep .. A whole lot of Farmhouse color !

Oh .... And here's another tidbit of news ... Sweet Magnolias Farm .. Will Not be in there normal space ..nor in the space we were last time ... We're on the move again ! ...

We'll still be towards the back ... But we'll be under the trees and towards the general store side of the park ... So Don't fret if you don't see us in our normal space ..we're there ..just come looking for us ...!

The last time we changed spots ..I thought a few gals were going to hyperventilate that we weren't there ... and For Heaven's sake we don't need that now do we !

So if you haven't marked your calenders Girl ... Your slacking ... Get em marked ! .. Go down the Market ..Grab some Chips, Some Dip ... Some Soda's .. Maybe some popcorn, Ice Cream, or other treats .. Maybe throw in a footlong Subway Sandwich .. and You'll make that Sweet Hubby a Happy Man at home ...while your crusing down the road to the Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks !....

And Don't forget .. Bring ... Your Market Cart .. ..Bring your Cash and Your Personal Checks "Cause not all the gals selling are equipped to take credit or debit" ... Be sure and invite a friend of bring your mama or your sis ..Grandma and Aunty too ! ... And come down and spend the day under the Oak trees in the park with us ...

You say what about Lunch .. Well don't forget there's good eats at the Restaurant at the park .. Snacks at the general store for those inbetween times your feelin a twinge of hunger for a snack cake...

And If your runnin near E on the Gas Tank ..Yep you can fill'er up right at the Park at their cute little 2 pumper !

So see we got y'all covered !

Just Come and Enjoy ..Friday June 1st and Saturday June 2nd from 9a.m. - 4 p.m. both days !

Until then .. Smile .. Cause Happy's on it's way only 9 more days !


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sweet Magnolias Farm Sneek Peek #2 ..for the Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks

Well here's another fun sneek peek at just 1 of the many upcycled furniture pieces that Abbey and I have been working on for the June 1st and 2nd Vintage Marketplace....

This Fabulous Upcycled Farmhouse Table ..  Once lived a rather useful life as a sewing machine Cabinet ...

Unfortunately the Sewing Machine head was not in working order and missing some parts we decided rather than the piece go to waste ..we would upcycle it into a useful piece for today !

We took out the sewing Machine head .. ... Added a shelf as you can see below ...

Painted her a lovely creamy white .. with butter cream yellow and creamy white checked inserts on the decorative doors and topped those off with vintage Garden Hose Bib Turn Handles for the new/old whimsical handles ...

It was rather cute just the way it was ..but .. laying in our stash of goodies from an old barn sale we went to last year was an old zinc table top and the two couldn't have been more perfect for one another was the exact fit and looks just stunning.

Great For a Kitchen Centerpiece ... store your platters inside .. Great for an oversized nightstand for those of you with those big king size beds ... Lovely table for the family room ... or even cute for the Laundry room fold on top and store your soaps and laundry goods inside .. Such a Useful piece !

This Table turned out to be a stunning Piece for Farmhouse or Cottage ... and "YES" will be headed to the Marketplace available first thing Friday Morning 9:00 a.m. when the gates open be sure to get there early so you can grab a spot first in line to get in and get your first picks of the day !

More Sneek Peeks to come ... !


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sweet Magnolias Farms' First Sneek Peek ..for The Vintage Marketplace ...

Well it's only a few weeks away ... and we are feverishly working here at the farmhouse on all sorts of new offerings for the Next Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks ..

And Here at the Farmhouse ..Our Theme is a "Honey of a Farmhouse" ..

Taking a walk back to the wonderful Era of the 1930's - 1940's ..when times were simpler made do and the Colors of the Feedsack and Flour Sack fabrics filled your home ...from Old Metal Cannister Sets set ablaze with thier Florals in Red's and Blues .. To Tables set with Red Trimmed enamelware ..and the Laundry line filled with old feedsack Dresses. 

 Beautiful Aqua's Reds, Pinks, Greens and Blues .. Colors that  make the heart Sing and Smiles fall upon faces !

So here's our First Sneek peek for the Marketplace....

 Our Upcycled Vintage Laundry Cart. This Original Vintage Old Green Rustic and Tattered Metal Frame ..was rather lonesome without it's laundry cart bag .. So we Created a wonderful Vintage Style Patchwork and Vintage Lace trimmed removable bag to fit it with perfection Created from fabrics the reminisce the feedsack fabric era .. and our Sweet Magnolias Farm Touch .. of vintage lace .. It's Oh So Charming !

So don't forget ..set the Date ... June 1st and 2nd ..both days 9-4 ...

We can't wait to see you all there !


Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Sweet Magnolias Farm Seal of Yummy Goodness Recipe .."Chocolate Skillet Cake"

Here at the Farmhouse ..we love good old Fashioned Cooking.. right from the Cast Iron Skillet...

We are a family that still Loves our roots of Mid-Western Cooking ..From Skillet Fried Chicken.. Homemade Mashed Pataters... Fried Green Beans ..and Buttermilk Biscuits ..

And .. Ya Just can't forget some good dessert to go with a good meal like that ..

So what better dessert to pair with a Good Old Fashioned Meal like that ..than some Fabulous "Chocolate Skillet Cake" .. what we call Yummy Goodness !

Abbey found this tempting recipe ..while pinteresting and just had to give it a try ..anything in Cast Iron Skillets and we're hooked.

And we're giving it our Sweet Magnolias Farm Seal of "Yummy Goodness"

So first you start off with all these ingredients and the Cast Iron Skillet Below ...

You Whisk it all together on your stove ...

You Throw it in the oven for about 20 minutes ..and it comes out looking amazing ..

Then ..No Cakes worth eating without some frosting you throw all these ingredients together in your sauce pan on the stove ( No lactaid milk is not required ..just the only milk we use here at the farmhouse) .. for the most tantalizing chocolate frosting .. and then ...

You pour it all onto the Hot Cake ..

The Recipe we found ..called for Walnuts in the Frosting but I'm allergic to Nuts we opted out on those ..and it also called for Caramel Sauce and Whip Cream ..and a scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream .. but we gave it our own Farmhouse Twist ..and instead .. paired the Skillet Cake with our Favorite .. Dulce De Leche Haagen Dazs Ice Cream ....

Serve Hot From the Oven ...

So is your mouth Watering ... Mine is ..I'm ready for another Chocolate Skillet Cake ... !

If you would like to make one yourself's so simple .. So quick ..and you can find the pin for it ..On our "Butter My Buns and Call me a Biscuit" Pin Board Here

OR can visit the Blog it Originated from .. HERE

From the Sweet Magnolias Farmhouse to yours ... Enjoy !