Category Archives: Just For Fun

Annual St. Patrick’s Day tribute to green!

Homespice Decor Field of Green wool pillow

Green Tin letter box

Sturbridge Curtain panels

Booker Plaid Sage rag rug

Bristol Cotton rag rug

 

Green and Cream pip berry garlands

Tea Cabin quilted bedding

Scotch Pine decor

Friends hooked wool pillow

Furry Applique wool pillow

Molly primitive doll

Lemon Pepper

Maddie Frog

Lido Stripe Cotton rag rugs

 

5 crafts you can do with our metal barn stars

Today we’re taking a look at country DIY decor on Pinterest!

You can find more great country star decor on our Pinterest board, and searching “country star decor” on Pinterest opens up a treasure trove of country star inspiration.

Here are five DIY crafts you can make with our metal barn stars.

Rustic pallet with black star – This is an easy craft that probably even I could do. All you need is a pallet or any kind of reclaimed wood.  You can use wood glue or super glue to attach the star. (Just make sure the glue is one that dries clear and does not expand!) Check out some distressed painting techniques here!

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Chicken wire star frame.  This is another super easy craft that you can easily personalize or modify based on the items you have on hand. (Or switch out accessories for different holidays!) Also check out our collection of florals!

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Shutters with star and florals – picking up a theme here? Check out this lovely wall hanging adorned with star-flecked florals. We have a great selection of mixed berry and star garlands similar to what is shown in this piece, and there are so many ways to personalize and modify the shutters to coordinate with your decor.

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Screen door and star porch decor. We love this one! If you don’t have a darling, vintage screen door handy, a pallet or some reclaimed wood would work just fine too. We offer our metal barn stars in sizes from 5″x5″ all the way up to 48″x48″ so if you’re looking to make a big statement, we’ve got you covered. Check out our mixed berry wreaths to complete the look.

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Barn wood towel holder – This is a lovely craft because you can use virtually any barn wood or reclaimed wood that’s thick and sturdy enough to hold screws. Check out our collection of bathroom towel rings, kitchen towels or bathroom hand towels — it could go in either room!

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What country decor crafts have you made for your home? (Or barn!) We love photos!

Love is in the air

We have a little tradition of sharing with your all of our favorite heart- or love-related items.

Here are our Valentine’s posts from previous years…

This year, we’ve got SO MANY heart-themed items, it would be impossible to list them all.

An old favorite is the Cinnamon heart-shaped braided rug. (Also available in Checkerberry, Blackberry, Black StarWine StarCappuccino!)

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Sturbridge wine embroidered heart point valance

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Forged heart iron napkin ring

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Live Laugh Love

We have more than a dozen items with the darling Live Laugh Love affirmation, from napkin holders and place mats to candles and night lights.

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I Love You To The Moon… throw pillow

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July 4th link roundup, holiday clearance and more!

Happy Thursday, friends!

We hope you are getting ready to spend a relaxing holiday weekend with family and friends, but if you are one of those who will be hard at work on the 4th of July, we thank you!

Here’s a roundup of Independence Day links from around the web, as well as a few of our own fun July 4th items meant to brighten and cozy up your home.

Check out our July 4 Pinterest board for party, foods and home decor ideas.

Fourth of July Safety Tips for Pets Some valuable information from the ASPCA about keeping your pets safe for the 4th!

Top July 4th songs according to Spotify. Surprise? ‘Born in the USA’ is #1.

Spotify also determined which states last year had the most time spent listening to popular Fourth of July music per capita. The top 5 most patriotic states, musically speaking, are Texas, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin, and Utah. What is your favorite patriotic or July 4 themed song?

July 4 travel tips from the navigation app, Waze. Number one: Leave early! Expect traffic to peak around noon Thursday and Friday, but it’ll also pick up again around 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., when the holiday traffic combines with normal rush hour traffic. Your best bet? Beat the rush by leaving town before 7 a.m.

Patriotic country decor

Like this bunting valance, now in clearance for 47% off!

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And check out more holiday clearance items here! We’ve made additional markdowns and added new items just in the last month.

And you still have one more day to save 10% in our July 4 Sale. See our site for details and a coupon code to use at checkout.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

10 Mother’s Day quotes + 5 ways to say ‘I love you’

Today we have just a little pre-Mother’s Day inspiration for you! Here are some quotes about moms by their notable children, followed by five fun gift ideas we have in our store. Have a great weekend!

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
Mark Twain

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
Sophia Loren

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Abraham Lincoln

We are born of love; Love is our mother.
Rumi

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore Hesburgh

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
Victor Hugo

My mother is a walking miracle.
Leonardo DiCaprio

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
William Makepeace Thackeray

When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.
Erma Bombeck

Faith Hope and Love spindle angel set

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Primitive Nesting Boxes

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Large hanging star

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Float string lights

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Decorative spool with measuring tape set

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Save 10% and for orders $50 or more, the shipping is on us! Offer expires tomorrow– 5.2.15!

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Friday flashback

Today we’re taking a look back at some of our top blog posts and products from the last year.

1. Bathroom decor patterns: shower curtains, rugs, towels and more

Star Vine bath towel
Star Vine bath towels

2. Country quilted bedding collections from IHF

Vintage Star Black bedding set, throw blanket and curtain panels

Vintage Star Black country quilted bedding

3. Complete the look with kitchen decor + kitchen pottery

Star Vine dinnerware

Star Vine ceramic dinnerware

4. This just in! Lasting Lite flameless candles

Live Laugh Love candle sleeve
Candle sleeves and bases

5. This just in! More than 30 new braided, hooked and woven rugs

Black Star Braided Rugs

Black Star braided rugs

Have a great weekend!

Spring cleaning checklist

Hey there! It’s almost Spring!

So this week we thought it would be fun to talk about Spring cleaning.

Here are a few items on our Spring cleaning checklist…

Outdoors
Sweep and stain the deck
Paint the shed and mailbox
Clean windows and screens
Clean out flower beds and vegetable garden
Clean out gutters

Indoors
A/C Tune-up (change filters)
Change vacuum filters
Clean refrigerator condenser coils
Dust fans and baseboards
Have carpet professionally cleaned
Clean out closets: sort items for GoodWill; switch out winter for spring clothing

Spring clean the Pinterest-y way…

Check out our Spring Cleaning Pinterest board for tips and tricks on organizing, cleaning with natural ingredients, and getting rid of your old stuff!

Spring and Easter Decor…

We’re making room for a ton of new inventory, so check out our Spring clearance items while they last!

Bunnies

Easter Bunny Pair

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Chicks

Small sitting chick

Easter chick

What’s on your Spring cleaning checklist?