Friday, February 10, 2012

I'm doing more facebooking than blogging....

It seems that I'm hooked on facebook these days. It's much easier and less time consuming than blogging. Here is the direct link to my page. Hop on over and "like" us. You will get up to the second news on our picks, new arrivals, and other exciting news! If you are already "liking" our page, THANKS SO MUCH!! We love ya!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wow! We're in the News!!!! Thanks Sue!

City Farmhouse has been featured as the very first blogger of the month by the Queen of Junk, herself, Sue Whitney on her popular website and blog, Junkmarket Style (see our blog roll for the site). Here is a direct link to the article published this morning! Thanks to all of you, and Sue, for loving City Farmhouse!! We love all of you too!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Big Score in the Barn on New Year's Day

Don't you just love diggin in an old barn? It's dusty and junky with a nostalgic feel. Yesterday was the perfect day. It wasn't too cold here in Tennessee. Today, it's frigid!!! Which means we won't be able to get anything cleaned up that we bought.

Our favorite is the picket fence; crusty white and made in an unusual 3 dimension form. Lots of it - perfect for a spring garden. 

I can't resist old boxes and old tool boxes. This tool box is cool because it is metal and wood. It would make a great craft box, artist, or storage box. Also a cool copper lantern, and a cubbie.

We got this great old slate chalkboard and an old sign, the rectangle wire milk crate, and an awesome piece of iron in old blue paint!

AND, lovin these minature fan blades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have about 60 of these. We plan to suspend them from the ceiling,

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Fun Way To Wrap Your Presents This Christmas

Want to make your Christmas packages extra special and fun too? I created this game that drives the kids crazy and creates lots of laughter and conversation.

First wrap all your packages in white paper. You can buy a large roll of this at Office Depot.

After you have wrapped the package write a clue on the white paper with a marker. This gift is Justin Bieber perfume for my six year old granddaughter.

Tie the package with twine and include a marker for the bow. The idea is to guess the contents of the package and write your guess on the paper. The first one to guess correctly gets the prize - A Charlie Brown Christmas CD

We love to play this fun guessing game at Christmas. It makes opening presents more exciting and everyone joins in the fun. We open presents tonight, Christmas Eve. My grandson is already calling this morning. He just can't wait. I'll share some of the fun in another post.

                                                           MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I have been a horrible blogger lately!

 The last time we spoke, I was stripping on a table top (ha) on a  beautiful sunny day in October. Today, it is rainy, well actually pouring, here at City Farmhouse in beautiful Franklin, Tennessee. But, don't let that stop you from shopping at the farmhouse - we are running a boat service from the door to the street - just kidding, it's not that bad.

I wanted to let all of you know that we now have a City Farmhouse page on facebook. I think the ease in posting on fb will allow me to have more time to showcase our shop. We will still be blogging too, but the facebook page posts will be daily. Not only will you get a first look at all the great things that come into the shop, but you will get up to minute news on unloading sales, and the big party that we are planning for mid January. So hop on over to facebook now and like City Farmhouse. We'll have our web designer add a button from the blog soon.

Merry Christmas!!!
Kim & David

Saturday, October 22, 2011

STOP everything you're doing and head to City Farmhouse

BIG DAY at CITY FARMHOUSE!!! New dealer moving in!!! 3 dealers bringing in a load of fab stuff! AND, FREE TICKETS to Music Valley Antique & Tailgate Shows for next Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. If you're not here today - you are missing out!!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Did you guys know that I am a stripper?

Not a painter. OMG, what were you thinking? I hate to paint but I love to strip furniture - not strip it to refinish it, but to strip off the mess someone else made and bring it back to the old surface. Today, I did just that to an old butcher block industrial table. I left the old gray/blue paint on the steel base but removed the ugly stain that had been applied to the top. I'll show you a photo of the finished piece tomorrow.

It was a beautiful day for stripping - not too hot - and not too cold. The sky was blue, the sun was shinning, and the butterflies were out by the hundreds. They must have enjoyed the water.

In case you were wondering were I have been.... For the last 2 weeks we have had a lot of sickness in the family, my daughter at the ER, my daughter starting college, a big event to plan, Not to mention, the shop has been very, very busy. We did a re-do this past week-end. Lots of new things came in and we totally did a re-design of the shop. You have to come see. Also, Delia, Stressed & Destressed (check her out on the blog roll) brought in an entire booth full of fresh merch. I'm totally in love with the chest on chest.

Also, some fab things came in from the ever popular, Vintage Junky. You don't want to miss out!

See you soon at City Farmhouse in beautiful Franklin, Tennessee!