Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email - Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

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Monday, September 1, 2014

September Farmhouse ~

~ Happy September ~

I have been cleaning this old farmhouse,
sprucing it up and making it shine :)

I have changed out the Summer curtains to my black checkered ones for Autumn…
but I've left up the lace sheers {that Joan gave me} to keep out the late-summer sun.

we bought 2 new rugs for the keeping room too!
(I NEVER by anything new!)
I had boring white berber rugs in here before, 
...but now I have an explosion of folky design & color!!

'front' part of the keeping room ~ under the coffee table is a big metal basket that holds my books, magazines & WIPS

my favorite blue 'tulip' cupboard above the couch ~

here is our mantel decorated simply for the beginning of Autumn…

hate that glare from the TV ~ Peter will make a blanket crane for me to cover it when we're not watching it :)

another view ~

view from where I sit on the couch & stitch ~
...while watching the sci-fi channel!

 I keep some of my sewing needfuls in this old round wooden tote, 
{{plus my pencils are never out of reach}}

~ love my hooked rug ~

 here is the 'back' of the keeping room ~
this other new rug is just as colorful & folk art-y as the other one, but in a different pattern
(as suggested by Peter…yes, he has an 'eye' for design)

the colors in the rugs pick up EVERY color that I love to decorate with and am drawn to…
bittersweet, robins egg blue, brown, black, mustard & sage...

 a small collection of sewing baskets & tins:

makes me happy :)

 a corner of the back keeping room:

~ my basket-tree is filling up ~

 the photo below shows a thread-box/sewing bow that I picked up with Joan last week ~
it was stained very dark & was polyurethane'd really shiny ~ straight out of the 1970's….
I sanded it back, and repainted it like this:

I LOVE it!!

it also had a tacky polyester tweed fabric covering the pincushion on top, 
so I replaced it with hand dyed & stained velvet in a beautiful salmon color ~

it had all of it's original spool spindles too ~ happy happy!
 as I was snapping pics, 
'someone' wanted my attention …

Hi PEACH!!!!
Peaches (Sun Conure) & Barbara (our Parakeet)
live in this room with us and are always chattering & chortling away

Here is our dining room :

sorry about the blur….

 I covered up my books on the black bookshelf (below) 
with a piece of crewel fabric ~

I have SO many books & magazines ~ it's a sickness!!!

on the top of the black bookshelf is my collection of early shoes ~ 
...mostly children's shoes…

I put them in an OLD Mason's Blacking box
Blacking was used to polish the black high-top shoes back then...
I'll be working on finished goods now until the Gathering, so I will have lots of things to offer you!
OH and of course for my 'online' show here on this blog on the 28th :)

Enjoy your holiday & be safe my friends!!!

* Blessed be * 


CindyC said...

These pictures are just amazing! What a beautiful home you have, Lori! Thank you for sharing a glimpse this morning! Have a wonderful Labor Day! :)

HomeSpunPrims said...

Hi Lori,
Happy September to you too! Love the farm house tour this morning. Everything is wonderful. Love that spool/sewing box and how you've refinished it. Just perfect! Seeing the basket/crow rug on your wonderful cupboard made me smile. Hugs, Lori

Primitive Stars said...

Always so welcoming and cozy at the farmhouse. You really make your home so inviting, would love to visit.Happy Labor Day Lori. Blessings Francine.

Jacqueline said...

Very inviting. I Could sit and stitch for a long time.

denise said...

love your rugs! where did you find them?

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
Thanks for the tour!
Happy Labor Day.
Hugs :)

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

rugs are from TARGET!!!!!
~ L

primitivebettys said...

Everything is just beautiful, Lori! I love how you put it all together. :-)

Bobbie said...

I just love your farmhouse, Lori...so tasteful and cozy. It embraces everything you and Peter love...and you both find so much enjoyment in simple but creative living! The colors are gorgeous! I received my "Little Witch" needle punch and am working on getting it done for the show on Saturday...I just love it!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Everything looks so comfy and cozy...just like a farmhouse should be. The rugs are simply wonderful. I love a dash of color and your rugs do just that in a fun, fun way. Isn't Target the best?
Have a great week,

annie said...

I love your photos! So many appealing things in your home. You are blessed in many ways, your family, home, abilities, the farm, and so on.. grin! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer M said...

Rarely a day may slip by that I don't come visit your blog, it is my favorite:) I am hoping so much to make a trip to Virginia next year, if I do, visiting you is on my list. You, Peter and your home are wonderful my friend:)))

susiedele said...

Love the new rugs. They ad pazzaz to your space...and they coordinate with Peaches so well. :-)
Swooning over your sewing box!

Laura Richards said...

Really love your home! ❤️😊

LaNelle said...

Stunning! So very inviting & warm loving the new rugs great additions...thanks for the tour being as I can't make it there right now! Someday.......

Dirt Road Primitives said...

Wonderful home..so cozy....

Jane said...

Your design, colors, loving what you do are part of the Magic of Notforgotten Farm!


Your darling cozy home looks exactly like I would imagine your home to look,, it is nothing if not beautiful and warm, makes me want to curl up and dream the day away in one of your soft old chairs.... Love everything

Susie Hoover said...

Thanks for the home tour. Love your new rugs, especially the one in the keeping room!

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