Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Farmhouse Finds

I wanted to share a few vignettes around my house that I put together using some new farmhouse finds. 

First is this unique looking cow plaque.  It is framed in a barn gray looking frame with metal pieces in the corners.  I placed it in my dining room on my sideboard.  Then I accented it with some shed antlers.  I like the pop of gray that it brings to the room and I needed some more artwork in there anyway. 



Next is this vintage shoe mold I found at an antique store.  I placed it in a vignette with a plant and small wicker jug.  I love the patina of the old wood and the numbers stamped on it.


I ordered this cute set of ticking striped tea towels from Pottery Barn a few weeks ago when they offered free shipping.  These are available online only.  I ordered the brown color without a monogram and hung it over a piece of burlap in my kitchen. The second one is in my powder room.


I changed up the vignette on my tea table in my sitting room too.  I like the neutral colors together with found objects. There is a turkey feather mixed in with the pheasant feathers that my husband found while camping in TN recently.  I told him he should've brought me more!  He didn't know I would love it so much.  Ha!


Since I live in the south, I'm very accustomed to finding pine cones in the yard, however, we don't find any that look like this.


These are called sugar cones and I am in love with them! They are lighter in color than pine cones and much much bigger.  I just placed these in this greenery just to see how they would look at Christmas time.  I have them on the mantel for now.


I figured they could be used during the winter months and especially during Christmas mixed in greenery. 

I also wanted to let you know about a wonderful giveaway going on over at the A Beautiful Mess blog.  It's amazing and I think ALL of my readers would love to win it!  So go check it out.

 ~ Kelly ~

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38 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love all these gorgeous neutrals, Kelly. the pinecones, antlers, and feathers are perfect for this time of year! xoxo

d e l i g h t said...

You have a real eye for putting together vignettes! Those metal corners on the cow picture make it!
And I love the PB towels! I was in PB yesterday and it's full of goodies!

Terra said...

The feathers are delightful the way you are displaying them and I like the painting of the cow, with the antlers too. Well done my friend.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your cow picture is fabulous. I love it. All of your vignettes are stunning. I have a bunch of those huge pinecones, I need to find that bag somewhere and use them. Beautiful feathers too. I love your mantel and the dog painting is stunning. Hugs, Marty

โ„ณartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful vignettes Kelly! I loved the way those pine cones looked mixed in with the greenery and your new cow print is fabulous! Martina

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very nice vignettes Kelly. I love the aged look of the cow. I think feathers are great as accents, and you've displayed them beautifully.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

So many pretty vignettes, Kelly! Love the ruffled tea towel and the cow :)

Olive Cooper said...

I have a million pine cones in my yard but none like that. The sugar cones are big and bold. Love the shoe form.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, what pretty vignettes! I love how you've used all of the pheasant feathers; and your tea table is just gorgeous! Everything looks great!

Becca said...

Looks beautiful, Kelly! Your mantel is gorgeous ... love the feathers! And, fabulous vignette in the kitchen with the shoe mold, greenery and antlers!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Everything looks so nice Kelly. You have the magic touch! Cute cow print and the tea towel is great too.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You have been shopping again. Love the bull picture and Jimmy needs to bring all those feathers home and give some to his sweet sister in law!

Marigene said...

Everything looks great...love the steer picture.

Deserae said...

You found some fabulous goodies! Love that little ticking tea towel...very cute!
~Des

Cozy Little House said...

I'm kinda missing my yard full of pine cones! You have such good taste for display, Kelly!
Brenda

Karen said...

You really are great at putting things together Kelly. I really love the feathers and the antlers. I bought some sugar cones years ago at Michaels but haven't found any more since then. I really like the cow painting and the frame is great. Thanks for visiting me again. Love your home.

Designs By Pinky said...

All of your vignettes are fabulous! I love the antlers, the pinecones and your cow picture!!! Love that wiker/bottle too! XO, Pinky

Amy Kinser said...

Your cow picture is just gorgeous! Love all of your vignettes.

Amy Kinser said...

Your cow picture is just gorgeous! Love all of your vignettes.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love everything! The cow painting is fab....love the shoe form. I just listed several of these on my ETSY site! Those pine cones are wonderful.

rachel@Acts of Life said...

You found some nice things...I really like your cow pic. I love using old shoe molds to decorate with. Where on earth did you find those Sugar cones?? They are too cool! They will be great to use at Christmas time.

Linda said...

Beautiful, beautiful...I am in love with your fireplace!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love those huge sugar cones. I would love to find some. I have just one really big regular pine cone and tons of the tiny ones!

bj said...

Everything looks so pretty.
I have a hard time using antlers as my hubs is a hunter and we've had antlers around our house forever. I never thought they were pretty...until I saw how you are using yours. Really nice.
I love the demijohn with them....
Now, if you will excuse me, I need to go out to the shed and pick up some deer antlers. :)))
xo bj

mrshinesclass said...

Beautifully done! You have such a great eye for design. I love, love, love your vignettes.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass

Richella said...

Oh, your house looks so pretty with all these little touches! I love those sugarcones--I'm going to have to find some of those for myself!

Dayle said...

Beautiful!

I'm a Southerner too and the biggest pine cones I've ever seen in my life came from my mom and dad's property when they lived in McComb, Mississippi. Amazing!

Lorna said...

Great job, everything looks beautiful!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That plaque is wonderful!! I had to laugh, Kelly. My peeps used to always bring me feathers, too. LOL! Birds of a feather, flock together. blessings ~ tanna

Chatty Crone said...

This is the first time I have seen your home - but it looks beautiful - I love the colors too. sandie

andrea said...

That cow plaque really draws my attention. I love the vintage quality of it. andrea@townandprairie

Blue Creek Home said...

I adore cow paintings - yours is wonderful.
Just signed up to follow you.
Rhonda

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Looks yummy! No nuts, I agree. MMM Cute white plates too.
♥Linsey

Nook & Cranny said...

Love the cow, very nice.
I specially love the feathers.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

cityfarmer said...

want it all .... I think we might be joined at the hip

Babs said...

Pine cones and feathers are big on my list of things to like, too. All your vignettes are great and I love the ones with the turkey/pheasant feathers and pinecones.

Tina said...

Everything looks wonderful! I especially like the ruffle tea towel and the feathers.

Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday.

SHERRY HART said...

Thanks for showing us your new "trinkets"....loving the ticking towel from Pottery Barn!!!