Monday, July 30, 2012

Sweet Magnolias Farm .. Sew Sew Honored to be Published "Somerset Home" Volume 7

It's been a whirlwind of a last 2 weeks ..between lots of work ..and a few field trips for Abbey and I to some far off destinations .... We came home last week to an exciting treat in our mailbox ...

The New Volume 7 Somerset Home Magazine ...

And we are so Honored to have been chosen to be part of it.

We had been counting down the weeks and days ..thrilled to see the Beautiful Pictures and Layout that Somerset Home had taken of our Sweet Magnolias Farm Original "Burlap Runners and Placemats." in print in our very own hands... 

There's nothing like seeing the work of your hands layed out in beautiful images by professional photographers. By No means could I ever picture our runners or placemats as beautifully as they have captured them with the lens of their camera and with the layout of the designer.

Above is the front Cover of the New Volume 7 Somerset Home Mag. you can grab your copy HERE  Or get your copy at your local Barnes and Noble or Hobby Shop on Shelves August 1st ...

And Below is the opening 2 pages of the article on my inspiration on creating and designing our Runners and Placemats... There are another 4 pages that you can check out in the magazine ...

And of course beyond our meager portion ..are an amazingly large handful of Lovely Artisans who have also had their creations and design published too ...

In Fact our Sweet Rita Reade of Mammabellarte has had 3 of her designs published in this magazine as well ... and you can check out her post on them HERE  ....

 Rita even shares about how getting published is not about Fame .. it's all about sharing your work .. Many women who design and create product in this big world of ours are so blessed to have the oppurtunity to create for themselves their family and their friends .. For Rita... Like Myself and Abbey .. our designing and Creating is our Love but it is our way we make our living .. So Being published helps us share not only our Love but it helps us share with others that they can have a piece of what we do because it's our business too ..

And Yes no matter rather you are a stay at home Mommy .. Grandma to 1 or 20 ... A young Single gal .... Or even you Men .. Rather your design for the Love of it or for Business too can submit to have your works of the heart published too by just turning to page 142 in the Somerset Home Mag... and as Rita Say's it gives you detailed instructions "So get your stuff together and try it " ... LOL !!!


Abbey and I would Like to Thank Beth Livesay for choosing our runners and placemats .. and to the Stampington art team who made such a beautiful Layout and took such beautiful photography ! Once again we are So thrilled and So Very Honored

P.S. Thanks to Rita for the photos above ..without her scanning them and sending them to me ..this post just wouldn't have happened quite yet ...

Wishing you all a Beautiful August ... It's just about Fall Y'all ...

And coming up this week ..we'll be sharing out Theme for the upcoming September Vintage Marketplace ... Let's just say we hope you Love the Great Outdoors....


P.S. .... I know alot of you have sent me e-mails saying you are unable to leave comments ... Today Debra of Common Ground gave me the advice to remove my word verification option for leaving a comment to see if that would work girls if you've tried before and been unsuccessful ..Please feel free to try again and see if this happens to clear up the issue .. If not ..I think i'll be looking into hiring someone to try and work out the kinks ..


Thursday, July 19, 2012

What's "New" at the Farmhouse ...Come see what's just arrived ...

What's "New" at the Farmhouse ?

Well we've been busy bees ....seems there is something that always needs creating ..Making or Cleaning and there's just never enough time to get it all done ...

But we managed to add a new offering to our Farm Goods Line of Flour Sack Towels and Napkins ...

We now have coordingating Hotpads !

Yippee !

From our Farm Fresh Vintage Truck design

To Our "I Love you like Biscuits and Gravy" Design ..which are just a few there's more listed in our shop ...!


We've also been busy filling up the shop with new Vintage Goods ....

These Old Rustic Green Paint Metal Drawers are just so scrumptious !

This Rare Find is from the Early 1900's it is a Silver tone Perfume Casket with the original Chypre de Coty Perfume bottle still inside and still with lable ... It's a rare little find !

Or how about one of our Sweet Magnolias Farm Original Handpainted Upcycled Signs with vintage Wire Coat hangers .. So So Farm Fresh !

And Well these just are so so Charming ... Little Toddlers size shoes .. Fresh off the Farm ...

And If you're too young to remember these ..will your mama and and granny aint nor your daddy or your granpa ... There were some pretty wonderful day's of youth spent on these oldies but goodies ..and well probably several bruised knees ..and scraped elbows too !

We've added well near 40 new offerings to the shop this week swing on over and take a gander ...


Well that's it for today's back to the sewing table .. time to wrap up some orders .. Time to have some lunch and time to Thank the Good Lord for another Beautiful Day !


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Flossie Chronicles ~ Tales of an English Springer Spaniel

Well I don't know about you all ..but it's just down right "HOT" in our neck of the woods ...

Today was 105 degrees and boy are we ever feeling it.

I'm not much for the heat ..there are some who worship the sun and love the hot weather and I assure you I am not one of them.

The heat always leaves me feeling a bit irritable ..


What better way to help me out of that irritable feeling than sweet ol Flossie Dog !

Yes she's growing like a weed .. she's 7 mos old now and I can't tell you in enough words how delightfully wonderful she is !

She's adopted my throw blanket as her own .. I admit I have given in and I share with her seems to bring her comfort and she sleeps all the better when she's on it ..and a mama's heart can't deny that.

Each Morning Papa Fred takes her for a long hours walk ..and she comes back .."No not tired" ... but even more energetic ..a good 1/2 hour after she comes back she runs like a crazy banche from one end of the yard to the other ..usually carrying one of 2 squeak toys "moosie" or "cupcake" ... Squeaking them as fast as she can while she runs .. Moosie actually sounds like the emergency sirens in europe .. so it sounds like we have the european police right in our backyard !

Of course all that energy must come to an end ..and she heads in the house looking for a good spot to nap ..and away she goes to slumber land for a good few hours ...

This last week I was able to grab a few quick pictures of her while she was napping for those of you who e-mail me and ask about her .. I love to see her sleep ..I guess it's like a momma with their new baby and how they love to see their sweet faces sound asleep...

So today has been one of those Hot irritable days ..and I'm so thankful for Flossie and her happy smiling face and heart ..She's always such a Joy and can surely lift my spirits and she can truly turn my frowns upside down !

Here's to cooler days ahead may they roll in like the wind and stay forever ...!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

America America, God Shed his Grace on Thee ...

Happy 4th of July !

Independence Day !

Source: via Sweet on Pinterest

May we Remember
what it took our forefathers to give us FREEDOM !


May we be willing to stand up and Fight for it just as they did !

Even today Our Country Needs us more than ever !

May we just not sing but listen and hear the words of this Beautiful Song Celebrating This Beautiful Land we call home ..


O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man's avail
Men lavished precious life!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Farmhouse Romance ~ Layers of Texture in Shades of Whites

Here at the Farmhouse ..Abbey and I Love a little Rustic Farmhouse Romance ...

There's a wonderful feeling that Layeres of Textured Shades of Whites evokes in us ...

A sense of Warmth ~ Home ~ Comfort ~ are words that describe Rustic Farmhouse Romance to perfection.

We love designing pieces that emit a Rustic yet Romantic appeal  items that fit the farmhouse style ...and in thinking ahead for the seasons which isn't always easy to do .. when it's well near 100 degrees out's that time for us when we begin designing for the fall .. and it's that time when we think about Rustic Farmhouse Romance ..

For White Wednesday we wanted to share one of our Rustic Farmhouse Romance Aprons...which we have made from layers ov vintage chenille, burlap, lace, and cottons...

 Personally we love Bib style aprons and we also love the old tool style / Hardware aprons with the pockets in thr front for storing needful things..

So we designed this Bib Front Hardware style apron .. with our Rustic Farmhouse Romance twist.

I have to admit this is one of my favorite aprons we have made to date .. I love the light whispy rosette collar top .. and I love the whimsical rustic gypsy appeal of the layers of burlap and lace trims and scraps ..that embellish the double pocket bottom ..

It was a hunt through the button drawers to find just the right ones to embellish the pocket fronts ..and it took time to sew each one on by hand so it truly is and has that handmade appeal.

We love designing Custom One of a kind Aprons .. so that each client that purchases them has one uniquely made and all their own .. not a mass manufactured piece...but a work of art and a work of the heart.
This apron has a wonderful black hook sewn to the side of one pocket with an old rustic skeleton key tied onto it .. a charming addition !

Our aprons are not just meant to be worn for Kitchen duty .. but instead ..a way to dress up a pair of jeans and a t-shirt .. So Sweet over a white cotton dress .. Worn Gardening ~ Grocery Shopping ~ To a Farm Style Wedding or Party ~

And They are made to fit women who are slim to women who are full figured. They tie around the neck and at the waist and are made with additional length to the ties to be worn tied in the front or in the back whichever a farm gal prefers ..

Be Sure to hop on over to Kathleens White Wednesday and enjoy all those who are sharing about their Love for White .. HERE 

Our Rustic Farmhouse Apron is available for purchase in our Etsy shop if it happens to grab your fancy .. HERE 

Until next time ... Wishing you all Farmhouse Blessings ..


Monday, July 2, 2012

Have you heard about "Watermelon and Fireflies" ????

Meet Aunt Ruthie .... of "Sugarpie Farmhouse"

Well of course this is Aunt Ruthie when she was a little Gal .. She's all grown up now with a family of her own ... And she's just as sweet and just as cute as she was when she was  a wee thing ..

I'm sure many of you Love Sweet Aunt Ruthie and already follow her blog and gather up her good sense .. her wisdom ...  and enjoy her home ..her dream farmhouse kitchen ..and her everyday living posts ..But for those of you who haven't heard of Aunt Ruthie .. it's a must that you hop on over and visit her ...

First of all though ..I wanna tell ya all about her "Watermelon and Fireflies" .. E-book ..thats filled with 51 farm fresh ideas for celebrating the Good Ol' Summertime"

Her E-book is filled with the most scrumptious and oh so delightful pages that any farmgirls heart will sing for .. and even do a little jig over.

From Old Fashioned Yesteryear images Yummy for your tummy recipes that you can whip up for li'l ol you and the family too !

What's fun about the e-book you get it immediately delivered to your inbox ..and you can print it out on your choice of paper and make it into the most delightful one of a kind book to use and display in your Home Sweet Kitchen Home ... !

Aunt Ruthie put hers in protective sleeves and then tied it up with my favorite fabric at this time .."Red Check Gingham" ..

Isn't this so adorable !

I could even see grabbing up a thin three ring binder at the $1- store ..and covering the outside in Red Gingham or even some denim fabric ..Adding a cute little paper frame Some cut scrapbooking daisies from your local craft store and sliding in the Front cover .. then adding your pages to the inside of the binder and creating your own custom one of a kind book for your kitchen .. and what about a gift ..wouldn't it be so darling ! A great lil Happy Birthday .. Or A Sweet Thank You ..Or I Love you .. just any ol occasion ! 

Well it's July ...It's just a few days away from the 4th of July's time for watermelon ... and I know in Aunt Ruthies neck of the woods the fireflies are already doing their nightly dancing .. In fact did you know that the Male firefly is the one that has the blinker ..Yep not the female figures ..doesn't it .. ! 

So be sure to visit Aunt Ruthies "Sugar Pie Farmhouse" HERE
go grab her E-book HERE  

And check out her newest post just up today ..all about her veggies, herbs, and the story of her peach tree !

* Please Note that all images are the Sole Property of Aunt Ruthie ~ Sugar Pie Farmhouse *