Saturday, February 26, 2011

Etsy Obsession: Catnap Cottage

I love feed sacks! These are great, they come from catnapcottage on etsy. I highly recommend them, they look like they can be used in almost any setting. I just love how they are an instant conversation starter.


I took all of these photos last spring. They were taken on the old Frankfort Pike outside of Lexington.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Farm Livin'

This is our family farm. It has been in our family since the 1780s, which makes it one of the oldest farms in the state. We are selling it tomorrow.


Photo via Olivia Gardner

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Few Country Goods

Music: Trust

Time Worn Melody

This old piano was left in the school. The ivory had all be ripped away and the piano had been throw onto its side in the middle of the room. After taking these photos we dismantled the piano and I now have the keys and the inside workings waiting to be used somewhere. Any ideas?


Vintage Swan

Addicted to Summer

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Etsy Obsession: Branch Handmade

I have been obsessed with the flour-sack towels from Branch Handmade for several years. They are totally worth checking out!

SPRING! at Cinnamon Creek

As a 21 year old guy I am not the stereotypical primitive lover, but that hasn’t stopped me from growing to love and more importantly appreciate the primitive style and the artists who create so many of these pieces by hand. I suppose I have one of my favorite people to thank for this… Dru Ann McCarty of Cinnamon Creek, without Cinnamon Creek I would be somewhere in a land of Ikea and mass-produced stuff… but luckily she has taught me the importance of preserving the past and the importance of respecting the hand-crafted works that are made by American artists. Dru’s work, which I am a huge admirer of are largely one-of-a-kind pieces… each piece comes with its own character and personality. Since I first stepped foot into the cabin I have looked forward to each and every visit. Most of these visits include me taking my camera. In the past few years I have taken quite a few photos at Cinnamon Creek… throughout March I will be sharing some of my favorites each week, leading up to the open house at Cinnamon Creek on March 26, 2011. The Cabin is located in western Kentucky.

The above images are some of my favorite vintage pieces from the Cabin. Next week I'll be sharing bears, or dolls, or maybe santas, who knows!