I know this is probably not news to the lot of you, but I’ve found there are many, many creative and ingenious bloggers out there in bloggy land.
I wanted to share two of the first blogs I came across when the thought of vintage-shabby-farmhouse decorating first entered my mind. These two are a great source of inspiration to me and I find myself drawn to reading them regularly:
If you read decorating/vintage blogs at all, then you’ve come across these two phenomenal ladies.
When I started reading Fiona & Twig, I was super excited to discover that Anne & I share the same zip code! How cool is that? I admire her wry sense of humor and her talent for beautiful photography. Not to mention her not-afraid-to-tell-it-like-it-is honesty. She also has an incredible knack for styling vignettes and the pics she has shared of her adorable home has me wishing I lived in a cute little Victorian style farmhouse!
Her blog is a peaceful place to visit and enjoy some great writing and gorgeous photos-some of which have been published-I’m just sayin’. I’m happy to say that after a few emails and a phone call, a day of junkin’ together is in our near future. I can’t wait to meet this wonderful gal in person and spend some time getting to know her.
I was drawn to Buckets of Burlap because of Becky’s soothing palette of colors and her farmhouse style. I like the pale colors and her use of burlap, natural items, baskets, buckets, pots…..you get the idea.
Her home appears to be so calming and she comes across as such a sweet person. She’s someone I would enjoy sitting down and having a glass of sweet tea with (if I drank sweet tea-being in the South, I know that’s the norm for a drink-but I just don’t like the stuff). She’s also a fellow homeschooler. I have to admit I had a bit of schoolroom envy when I came across the photos of her work/schoolroom! I am also impressed by her budget-minded decorating style-making her own signs and her uber-talented husband making her furniture.
If you haven’t visited them yet, please stop by their blogs and spend some time getting to know them. I promise, you won’t be sorry.
P.S. Here’s my really neat find for today. A cast iron kettle from an old Fredericksburg home, dating back to the 1800’s. (For $20!)
It’s a keeper.