Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I got you babe!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! This cracks me up... Brian and I were Sonny and Cher for a costume party we attended and we got our vintage outfits from an awesome shop in Cleveland called "Flowerchild". Originally Brian was going to go as Cher and I, Sonny, but instead of him "chickening out" of wearing the dress, I "chickend out" of wearing the mustache! I was defitnately the prettier Cher and loved wearing the dress and false eyelashes! My girls were loving my new look and made me show them on the internet who Sonny and Cher were. Now Lila is singing, "I got you babe!"
The other pictures are of more of my fall decorations here at Maple Wood Farm. We made the witch and kitty (me and Edie, 6) and leaves in the window behind it (out my kitchen window) are so pretty! My large shoes were a gift from a friend and are one of the most unusual things I own! They are on my front door!
Have a fun Halloween and eat lots of candy!!!! :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009


These are photographs I got from the internet from the Country Living Fair. I think they are so cool and I wanted to share. I LOVE the O"hi"O pillows shown here by Olive Grace quilt shop in Cortland, OH. My friend bought one to use as the inspiration piece to decorate the bedroom of her exchange student from Brazil. What a great idea! :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hudson Heritage Holiday House

Hudson Heritage Association (HHA) is an organization that supports historic preservation in Hudson, Ohio. It is a cause that is near and dear to my heart and I feel so fortunate to live in a historical home that was so loved and has kept its integrity over the past 180 years. Just like my business, I think it is important to take cues from the past to look to the future. My home was the Holiday House last year and this year it is a beautiful home you should see! I have helped organized the event this year and if you live in Hudson (or near), please join us.
Thursday, November 5th (HHA Members Only Preview Party, 6:30pm) - join HHA so you can come to the party! It is so much fun!
Friday November 6th, 2009 and Saturday November 7th (General Tour 10am-3pm), 2009
Featured home is the Judge Van Rensselaer Humphrey House, which will be decorated for the holidays by the region’s finest florists, greenhouses, and designers. Featured merchants will decorate the rooms and grounds of the house for the holidays. In addition, seatings for a traditional tea service will be offered in historic homes of Hudson on tour days. The teas will offer an old-fashioned reprieve from “duties of the day” and a unique opportunity to learn more about the essence of tea from Hudson resident and tea aficionado, Angela Strach-Gotthardt.
To learn more about Hudson Heritage, visit

Thursday, October 15, 2009

fall decor

I just decorated for fall in my house - more pics to come and added to my mantle this cardboard cutout tree (Anthropologie) and a sheep wood John Kluth sculpture from my sale (homegirl tag still on neck - and I kinda like it ;)). The Bekah Ash (homegirl logo artist) "reflections" piece is a permanent fixture on my mantle that I love. It is a mixed media collage and the shading of the girl's face comes from the plywood it is painted on. She does such cool things! Look at my crochet pumpkin pillows - so fun and a much needed pick me up!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

more black and white

These simple, original artwork pieces done by John Kluth of sunflowers and zinnias are easy to incorporate into your decor AND they are affordable! The small (9x12) is $20, the medium (12x16) is $30 and the largest (18x24) is $59. They are available at Homegirl and I can send them to you! Email me if you are interested!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thank YOU!!!

Thank you to all who made it a great sale! I'm so glad you came and we missed you that couldn't!!! :) The weather did not stop us and we actually had a very pretty, brisk, fall day on Saturday! Here is one of my favorite shots of the sale, one of my adorable, enthusiastic customers (Kristin) who looked so cute coming out of the barn, I had to get her pic. Also, check out the the new "Homegirl" sign that my husband (who is the best) put up for me on Friday! The "To Market" basket was a request of mine for just a liner to be made and my friend suprised me with the "To Market"! SO COOL! I'm so excited now because I can actually "flea" in style and I hope to have more made so YOU TOO can flea in style!!! Thanks again, everyone! See you at the next sale JUNE 2010!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

more fall sale...

See something you like or want to own email me to see if it is still here and for pricing! These images were taken by my friend, Laura Naples whose co-blog ROCKS! Check out under "the scoop". You will find her and Emily (owner of Orange Beautiful) will give you great design tips and ideas on cool product that is out there! You will also see the very neat items that Orange Beautiful offers. Thanks, Laura for taking these shots. I was too busy to find my camera!!! :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

cash or check... and looks like rain!

Sorry for this majorly generic post, BUT I wanted to tell you guys that if you are coming to my sale this SATURDAY (which I hope you are :)) that Homegirl only accepts cash or check. No credit... just YET!!! AND it looks like it is going to be rainy (and chilly) which makes for some FUN parking, so if you can, CARPOOL. If you are planning on buying lots of stuff (hint, hint), you can always come back for a pickup! Also wear shoes that are good for rain (and shopping, of course) and maybe bring a sweater (no heat in the barn, only "cool"). THANK YOU!!!! SEE YOU THERE!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall, Fall, Fall

Just a sneek peek at what is for sale at Homegirl...this weekend! Maybe NOT Mr. Owl cookie jar - he is too cute for me to let go just yet ;)! See you this weekend!