Our Family — Rustic Decor

The Tale of a Table

Farmhouse Reclaimed Rustic Decor

The Tale of a Table

Back in March of 2018, we had to say good bye to the biggest, oldest tree on our property.  (If you follow us on Instagram, we shared  in our stories the cutting of the tree, the milling of the lumber and a fun project we did with Lily with the stump.  And if you don't follow us, you should! FYI: A lot of the process can still be found in our saved stories.) We were really sad to see the tree go but decided to focus on the positive and came up with a few projects that could come from...

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Shopping Small: A Gift Guide

Farmhouse Reclaimed Rustic Decor Shop Local Small Business

Shopping Small: A Gift Guide

I know there are lots of statistics and information about the impact shopping local can have on your community.  I've read some good posts that thoroughly explain the impact of each dollar spent.  These posts always interest and amaze me and I love to read them. But what does it really mean to shop small?  Being a small business owner, I look at it a little deeper. As many of you know, we have three shops at Spice Village in Waco, Texas:  Tradinghouse Design Co., Bee Angels, and Lily's Toybox.  We also have a website where we mostly sell our...

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I Heart Farmhouse Style

Farmhouse Heirlooms Reclaimed Rustic Decor

I Heart Farmhouse Style

Anything farmhouse reminds me of my Granny and Grandpa and their home place. Maybe that is why I love it so! Some of my favorite pieces in our home came from their estate.  Something they built for function and with materials they had (with 10 kids they knew how to stretch the pennies!), now adds such interest to areas of our home. And the extra bonus is when there is a story or memory behind the piece.

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