Blogger Inspirations and a Really Neat Find

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:

Fiona & Twig and Buckets of Burlap.

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.



  1. They are two very inspirational women. Isn't it great when you find out you live close to a fellow blogger you admire? Love your bucket. I know I'd keep it.

  2. Hey Shannon :)
    So sweet of you to mention me! I am honored you would highlight me with Anne. She is a sweetheart. I am so glad you find some inspiration at my blog :)
    My work has been so heavy lately, it's hard to keep homeschool blog going...
    I really appreciate you thinking of me!
    Becky C
    Buckets of Burlap

  3. You are such a doll, thank you for the super sweet shout out!
    I can't wait to meet you next week, my friend!

    Oh, and I love Becky, too!


  4. Oh yes...both of these ladies are very sweet and have lots of talent.



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