Buttercup Farm Style

Christmas Bird

December 8, 2009

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Little smatterings of Christmas wonderment spread throughout the farmhouse remind our family to stop our busy lives and focus on the reason for the season. Visit each day leading up to Christmas and I will share a little Buttercup Farm “Christmas Style”.

Buttercup Farm Christmas Style

December 1, 2009

Glimpses of Christmas at Buttercup Farm

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For more Christmas decorating style and inspiration stop by and see…
Julia at Hooked on Houses AND….the lovely Melissa at The Inspired Room.

Christmas Shed

November 29, 2009

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One of our favorite Buttercup Farm traditions is to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving. The week leading up to Turkey day is filled with activities to get us all in the Holiday spirit. I do love sitting down at the farm table for breakfast looking out the window at the Christmas Shed.

Porch Love

April 26, 2009

It is that time of year, when I all I can think about is being outside. Yesterday was 85 degrees AND the motivator to tackle my FAVORITE outdoor room, the SCREENED PORCH. Using a $500 budget, I had to be creative to achieve the look I wanted…COZY, INVITING, COMFORTABLE, INDOOR/OUTDOOR. I shopped at antique stores, Pier One, my attic, and Target to pull together the room that serves as SUMMER DINING ROOM, READING NOOK, COFFEE BREAK & COCKTAIL HOUR RETREAT, PHONE & FRIEND CHAT CORNER. Need I say more? We spend some part of every day in this space. Here is how I used my budget.

  • 3 Curtain Panels - $20 per panel (Pier 1)
  • Door and Window (behind loveseat)- $40 (Pink Cabbage antique store)
  • 3 Pillows $48 (Pier 1)
  • Wool Black/Floral Rug (splurge) $170 (Pink Cabbage antique store)
  • Plants $30 (Home Depot)
  • Rod Iron Bar $70 (Pink Cabbage antique store)
  • Green painted stool $12
  • Pictures, Mirrors $25 (attic, Pink Cabbage antique store)
  • Blue FOO dog $4 (his ear is broken so I bargained-Pier 1)
  • Basket & Caddy (Target)
    *I already had all the furniture. The floor is painted blue, wood furniture painted High Gloss BLACK).

    And here is the result…Join me for a quick cup of coffee, with no make-up & pajamas won’t you?


    Porch Refresh from Shawn Stratmann on Vimeo.

    Also, don’t forget…it is “A Beautiful Life” Friday over at The Inspired Room . Take a few minutes to check out all of the post links you will find there. It is a great weekend treat!

  • Foyer In Progress

    March 26, 2009

    A month ago I posted a question about redecorating the foyer at Buttercup Farm. The response was WONDERFUL. So many great ideas for me to consider. This week I decided to JUMP into the project. Here is a little overview of what has been happening. The best part…SO FAR this project has cost NOTHING. I went searching around my home to find all of the goodies. SLAINTE!
    (Note: In my video I mention Sarah’s idea and her blog name “incorrectly”…the correct name is Memories On Clover Lane.)


    Foyer Transformation from Shawn Stratmann on Vimeo.

    Also, don’t forget…it is “A Beautiful Life” Friday over at The Inspired Room . Take a few minutes to check out all of the post links you will find there. It is a great weekend treat!

    Foyer Embellishment

    March 4, 2009

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    Do you have a room in your home that you have struggled with? How about for 12 years? That room in my home is my FOYER. This poor space has been painted probably 6 times in 12 years…I recently added the chair rail (which was extremely tricky because this house is CADDY WOMPUS!)

    I am currently happier with the space, than I have been, but feel like it still needs “MORE”. Here are a few pictures with some detail about the challenges.

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    The framed photos are all my images. I have a ton of additional B/W images/frames I could add.

    What do you think this space needs…more wall decorations, more floor decorations, lighting suggestions..color?

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