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Tips on Little Details to Bring a Party to Life

Tips on Little Details to Bring a Party to Life

Going back to my earliest memories, I've always loved a theme, and if you've followed along with me for a while you know that each year I plan a theme for The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fairand bring it all to life through the promotional materials, the events...

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Gingerbread House Centerpiece Tablerunner

Gingerbread House Centerpiece Tablerunner

While MaryJane and I were visiting the Christmas markets, I was so completely inspired by all of the gingerbread and decided I wanted to make a big gingerbread statement piece when I returned. Every year I have so much fun creating a centerpiece for our dining table,...

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DIY Gilded Letter Christmas Window Greeting

DIY Gilded Letter Christmas Window Greeting

A few years ago, my friend Tiffany and I visited New York City during the holidays. It’s such a beautiful time of the year to visit, with the charm of the urban tree lots, Union Square Holiday Market(which is a U.S. version of Europe's Christmas markets and really...

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The Epiphany Tradition of Chalking the Door

The Epiphany Tradition of Chalking the Door

Something you might notice while visiting Europe are homes with their doorways marked with letters and numbers chalk. (You may see this in the U.S. as well, but it's not as widely common as in Europe). This is an Epiphany tradition. Each year on the Epiphany (January...

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Decorating with Autumn Plants & Produce

Decorating with Autumn Plants & Produce

I tend to make vignettes at home using the most simple objects. Oftentimes, that means using the produce that's in season. Simply gather produce that when gathered together tells a lovely decorative story. In this case, natural and neutral colors were speaking to me....

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Back to School Themed Celebration

Back to School Themed Celebration

I've always enjoyed finding reasons to celebrate with our family, whether it's a full-fledged party or a happy breakfast, lunch, or dinner celebration. And speaking of meal celebrations, by simply decorating the table, your meal becomes a celebration! With that in...

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Polka Dot Theme Party

Polka Dot Theme Party

Aren't polka dots just the cheeriest ever? With a trip to the supermarket, you can put together such a cute and happy polka dot themed party by focusing on all of the polka dot offerings readily available at the store. Lollipops make such simple, cute polka dot cake...

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How to Make a Floral Table Runner Centerpiece

How to Make a Floral Table Runner Centerpiece

We celebrated my mother and father-in-law's 50th wedding anniversary this week. Colin is one of six siblings and there are sixteen grandchildren. I think mostly because we're such a big family and to keep it as intimate as possible, my parents-in-law decided to keep...

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How to Grow a Lavender Hedge

How to Grow a Lavender Hedge

After we built our house and some initial landscaping was put in, basically a lawn and plant beds surrounding the house, I started thinking about the types of plants I wanted filling the beds. The short story is that I ended up planting lavender plants to create a...

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MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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