'Whenever I miss you' rustic sign
grateful, thankful, blessed rustic sign
Vintage Accent table with Paris Graphics
vintage Sewing Sign, upcycled cupboard door,
Rustic Farmhouse Welcome Sign
acrylic painting cat on pine board
Abstract Acrylic Horse Painting
Rustic birch trees on pine
Rustic hand lettered signs on vintage cedar siding
Dream Horse acrylic painting
Vintage writing secretary
Fjord Horses, acrylic on birch
Farmhouse Hutch
vintage Farmer's Market sign
North American Black Bear
kitchen dresser, vintage vanity
rustic chickadee on birch tree
Rustic Cow on Reclaimed Hardwood
vintage graphics, french inspired
rustic rooster on vintage cedar sidinf
Rustic acrylic owl painting on pine panel
vintage cow graphic, antique barn board, rustic sign
Hand lettered rustic signs
Rustic Rooster on Reclaimed wood
Rustic Owl on reclaimed cedar
custom hand lettered sign
our nest sign on pine board

It Takes a Community...

Angela Vuyk Art Show

Ever feel alone?

Not in the sense of not having people around you, because I have lots; husband, kids, grandkids, church friends and family.

I mean, more of a sense of being alone in your ideas, your desires, especially relating to your creativity. 

Just like old times....

Knitting, Alpaca wool, Rowan Knitting Magazine

It is summer.

Hot, sticky, humid.  And dry as a bone. The Good Lord knows that we need rain, badly! Seven weeks with barely a sprinkling of rain and the ground is parched; the crops, pretty well written off. Thankfully, here at Ironwood Farm we have two wells to service the livetock and the house, and up till now, we have had plenty with which to water my massive vegetable bed. All the little trees we've planted are being babied along as well. But honestly, it is the end of June and I am sick of watering already! And no rain in the long term forecast.

The Lady in Red

Viceroy home, cedar siding, Sansin stain colours

We're going BOLD!

Well, my husband thinks we are.

I've been wanting to do this for years! It is time.

A number of years ago, we rented a cottage near Sharbot Lake, Ontario for a week. We had recently moved to our farm property, and I had ideas spinning in my head about all the things that needed to be done and the myriad of possibilites and directions to go in. Right next to the rental was a cottage painted a deep red with a taupe/beige trim. I was in love.

To Be or not To Be....Minimalist

farmhouse style, family room, rustic, traditional, vintage, decor style


There seems to have been a lot of recent blog posts about being minimalist lately...in your deocr style, your wardrobe, even your house size. And, though I am not a trendy type of person, I kind of like this idea.

After all, I've always been a chucker.

Yep, ask my husband and kids. If it sat around too long, unused, it went into the donation bag or got sold in a garage sale. (Of course, that was back in the day....before we had Kijiji and Facebook buy and sell groups).

Getting Caught

forest, creation, moss, stumps

Are you getting caught?

I know I am....

Caught up in the busyness of business. My creative side at the Cottage Shed. My part-time sales job. My responsibilities here at Ironwood Farm. Then there is also the black hole of Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.