Do you remember the blue primitive cabinet we found on the 100 Mile Yard Sale this Summer? A steal at $32.50. . . .
It was awfully dry and tired looking. . . .yet, I knew it would come back to life with a little Murphy's Oil Soap and a coat or two of Lemon Oil Restorer. . . .
It took more than a couple of coats of Lemon Oil Restorer! I think John used half a bottle. . . .and it could use more. . . .but it did turn into a real beauty along the way. . . .
I knew exactly where I wanted it to go. . . .There's a little entryway at the back door. . . .I'd not found the right combination to welcome visitors. . . .Most of our pieces were too large--leaving little room to walk in. . . .or, they were too small and looked overwhelmed by the space. . . .
So, when I spied this narrow prim cabinet at the yard sale, I knew it was headed for the farm.
I recently found the metal veggie signs at a flea market. . . .$1 each. . . . a theme that goes well with the Farmhouse style. . . .
While we're looking at the vignette, let me brag a little more on John. . . .He crafted the dove weathervane from wood and metal. . . .The pattern dates back to 1832 . . . .He sold weathervanes in several gift stores a few years back. . . .I saved this one for us. . . .
We have a family of doves that showed up on the farm the second year we lived here. . . .They build nests in our trees in the front yard. . . .and 'sing' to me each morning as I jump out of bed. . . .We've grown very fond of them. . . .So much so that when dove season opens, we encourage our feathered friends to stay safe and sound here at the farm. . . .It's worked so far. . . .
It's a charming folk art piece that compliments our primitive find. . . .
I'm finally satisfied with the entryway. . . .Don't you think it's welcoming now?
. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .
I'm joining these parties. . . .Why don't you visit, too!