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Friday, November 18, 2016

The perfect Christmas decor for your vintage style farmhouse

Tis the season to deck the halls and walls and trees and the world! Ok, maybe I got a little carried away there. See round here we gotta get those decorations up in the shop by Halloween cause some folks skip right over Thanksgiving and get their trees and mantles done up in early November. I know there are some of you that sigh at this thought, So here's why I waited until now to blog about it.  

I'm pretty excited about our collection of Christmas decorations and holiday trimmings this year! We've mixed naturals with bright reds and metal and wood with our fir and pine. Let's have a look see. All these pieces are just perfect for your rustic or refined farmhouse homes.

No playing favorites but I have to show you this one first! This white washed Merry Christmas sign is so fabulous I could barely contain my excitement when I first saw them. They are old windows and shutters imported from Holland and each one is just a little different from the last. And there's this one...

The Silent Night in Gray has me all heart eyes too. Cause the windows are just so unique and the paint wash is just enough.

And then this one!!! Oh man, they are all so fabulous. I just adore the hardware on this Silent Night, Holy Night sign. All of these signs are available in three finishes. White, gray and raw.  

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? This adorable metal sleigh would make the perfect centerpiece. And that wood pallet Winter Wonderland sign is so festive. Both are perfect your your farmhouse decor or any home setting. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Farmhouse Fresh Dining Room with Joanna Gaines's Furniture

Fixer-Upper season 4 just wrapped. The Magnolia furniture line has been on the market for a few months and the world is still crazy for Joanna Gaines. Well why not. Her look is fresh and minimal with twists of nostalgia. I grew up in a home where pieces were collected for their stories and where they came from. My mom was an avid antiquer and I am no stranger to a little rust or patina. Those collected pieces have a background and one day they started off new in someone's bedroom or living room. We have always loved mixing old with new at Purple Rose and this furniture collection has just the right twist of something new and old all in one.

How about a farmhouse style dining room that won't break the bank and has clean contemporary lines with elements of that very nostalgia we get with a collected piece. As always, we highly encourage mixing in pieces from the past to give your home a personal touch and a story of your own for your loved ones to tell.

The simplicity of a black and white room can be soothing when the whites are warm and everything is distressed. This dining room look takes the signature look of shiplap wood panels and adorns the Archive Hutch and Bookcase in Antique White. Contrasting blackened bronze hardware completes the piece with sliding barn doors for the cabinets and large card catalog style drawer pulls. The Keeping Dining Table in Jo's White has plenty of storage too for placemats, napkins and napkin rings. Each side has four drawers with contrasting black drawer pulls. Square, tapered legs keep this table minimal so the other accents in the room can take center stage. Add the Spindle Side Chair in Black and/or the Harper Side Chair in Chimney for that contemporary farmhouse look that Joanna does so well. I personally would choose one style chair here and my preference for this room is the spindle chair. Then top it off with the Circulaire Pediment Wall Decor.

Now you have your foundation and you can accessorize with some metal items like Olive Buckets, Metal Caddy with Glasses and Corbel Bookends for the hutch, an Oval Metal Tray for the center of the Table and a Sugarboo Poetry or Book Print for another wall.

For more Magnolia Home Furniture and styles see our website Right now take 15% off your store wide purchases on regular priced items including Magnolia. Online use code SUNSUN15. Sale ends 8/13/16.

Monday, July 18, 2016

More Accessories to Complete Your Farmhouse Style Home

I've been focusing a lot on my own home these past couple weeks. I don't have a "fixer-upper" in the sense that my home needs a lot of work, but there was and is a lot of painting that needs to get done. My home is a post and beam with a lot of exposed wood so it kind of feels like a farmhouse which is perfect for all the new accessories we've added online. Oh, did you think I was going to post pictures of my house? I will soon, I promise. I'm not quite ready yet. You can get a glimpse here though. I will show you the accessories I've been adding in though.

We kind of can't keep this Repurposed Metal Drum Shelf in stock since I posted it on Instagram a while back. Oh, if you clicked that Instagram link, that is my house. So this wall shelf looks like a slice of a metal barrel with some wooden shelves and handles for a very rustic farmhouse feel. Add some old bottles or books or small picture frames. We like to add some faux greenery to liven it up but bud vases with real picks from your garden will work too.

Any lover of farmhouse style loves olive buckets. Whether they are reproductions like these or vintage ones like the ones we have coming in next week. They come in two sizes and are the perfect container for cotton stems or these faux ferns.  The metal has a perfect patina of wear and tear that looks just like they were used in the fields to pick olives during the harvest.

Another shop favorite is this Wooden Tray with 5 Glass Bottles. We like to see it on a sideboard or bookshelf with a single flower or cotton stem. You can add a fresh flower to each for a colorful display or leave it empty cause all on it's own it has dimension that will add some character to your home. 

This metal wall rack with 3 metal pots might be one of my favorites. I do love it with the ferns but I want to put this on the wall next to my sons  craft table in the playroom. Fill it with "craymons" and "muckers". Still another perfect utensil holder for the kitchen too. Makeup brushes, hair brushes and on and on.

Another great vessel for our ferns  are these very rustic zinc finished metal pots. No two are alike in their patina and each one has a scalloped mouth and cute little scalloped saucer. I have quite a few of these around my house cause I'm a plant killer. Faux ferns nevah die!

And last for today is this super farmy and rustic root cellar box. Most of us buy our roots from the grocery store now, so we can use our cellar boxes for decoration. You know what would be super to do with this is purchase it for a gift. Line with a Pehr napkin, like we did here, and get a bottle of wine, some chocolates and cheese knives. Voila! Instant houswarming gift!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Shop the 2016 Pantone Colors at Purple Rose

At the end of 2015, Pantone released their 2016 colors. That’s right, plural. Usually, they pick one, but this year, they chose a duo: Rose Quartz and Serenity. Each lending itself fluidly to the other, the blushing pink and tranquil blue work in harmony, banishing any line of distinction. And at Purple Rose, we’ve brought you a collection of products to match the new Pantone color pair.

If you’re expecting the arrival of a family member this year, you couldn’t have timed it better--these are classic colors for your little one’s clothing and nursery decor. The crib’s bedding is from Bella Notte Linens, constructed in the U.S. and made with low impact dyes and environmentally friendly fibers. Heirloom Rose and Cloud are the perfect pantone color matches. Add this Canvas Storage Hamper for tossing tiny bibs and socks. And before you put them down for a nap, change them in this MilkBarn Onesie (also available in this blue).

Looking for gifts for family, friends or maybe even yourself? Take a look at these items available in soft rose and blue hues. While enjoying morning coffee, pamper yourself in this Selke Fleece Hooded Robe (shown in French Blue), made of 100% polyester and machine washable. Perfect for filling a housewarming basket, this adorable Powder Room Soap Set is made from a triple milled recipe of all-vegetable base oils and is free of animal testing. Jot your thoughts down with the Rifle Paper Co.’s Notebook Set featuring an intricate gold foil pattern inspired by the Rorschach Inkblot test. Both 6” x 8” notebooks are unlined sixty-four pages for writing or even sketching.

What do you think of these new Pantone colors? Have you seen them popping up in fashion and decor this year? Let us know what you think.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Farmhouse Accessories for Centerpieces and Countertops

We may not all own a farmhouse, but many of us are working to turn our interiors into one. And why not, farmhouses are cozy and classic and well, the cat's meow of the home decor world right now.

Spring has sprung and we have a bee in our bonnet about adding some of our favorite accessories to the web site. The accessories we offer in store are really the meat and potatoes of our establishment. There's just so many that by the time little old me gets a chance to add them, we've moved on to something else. We're gonna changed that. You guys deserve better right?!?! I have no control over the vendor powers that be for discontinuations and stock, but we're turning a new leaf over here. 

So I dusted off my camera and used my basic photography and editing skills to bring the world these beauties that can help get you that farmhouse look you love.

When it comes to artificial flowers, I'm just not that into them. Vic loves them and so do many of you. The occasional artificial greens like ferns or evergreens for the holidays, those I can do. These Hydrangeas, THESE, I can do too. How could you not. They're gorgeous.  The petals are so perfectly tinted and they look so stinkin real. They're certainly a favorite among our clients and we just had to reorder a second, much bigger batch to accommodate all the love. That's not all though, (enter whispering voice) they come in green too...

It's really a mix of white and green but they too are stunning. Use these hydrangeas in vases or ceramic urns like this one. The blue flowers above are nestled in a vintage ice pop mold. We only have a couple left, but if I can get more I will add them because what farmhouse girl (or boy) wouldn't want a rusty hunk of metal to put her florals in? Right? 

I'm a blue girl myself so either color would work for me but there is something so pure about these white and green ones. The mix is dreamy and I can just imagine them paired with warm rustic wood accents and clear glass vases. Like I said... Dreamy.

The farmhouse look is never complete without a little rustic metal and this double flower holder can hold your fake or real flowers. There's a glass jar in each section that's perfect for holding water for the freshies and the lid is wire mesh to keep the flowers perfectly separated giving you a fool proof bouquet. Oh, and a little handle too so bring it right out to your garden and arrange away. I like to use this holder on a kitchen table or island. It also works great on book shelves or buffets and sideboards.

A two tiered metal tray can help you bring height to a vignette but more importantly a space to house your vintage treasures. You could even line the trays with a pretty napkin and fill with muffins or cookies to bring to a friend. With mothers day coming, what a great gift that would make.

These are some of my favorite pieces this season and there's still more to come. I added a couple others here and I had so much fun taking the pictures and styling for them that I'll be adding more very soon. If you're local, pop in to see what we have cause there's so many options in the shop for accessories that would be perfect for your farmhouse look.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Your Guide to Joanna Gaines's Favorite Bedding Line

We are all smitten with Joanna Gaines and that Fixer Upper style. We can't help but fall for every home she designs because her style is so akin to our own. If you pop in our shop you'll notice some similarities, from the hit HGTV show, with many of the items we carry. But there's one line in particular that Joanna loves that we can't get enough of too. It's Bella Notte Linens. The line is always full of romantic pieces in ethereal colors that make you want to jump right in to bed at night. Being easy care and machine washable, you don't have to fret about using these luxury linens in your home.

Let's start with The Magnolia House, Chip and Joanna's new Bed & Breakfast in Waco, TX. Each bedroom features a gorgeous and inviting bed topped with cozy Bella Notte bedding.
Here Joanna uses Silvermist, Mineral and White to create a spa like bedroom with beautiful accents. Silvermist is no longer available but there are still many other colors to chose from in the line. Try Cloud for the same soft blue look. The duvet cover is Linen Whisper with a linen foundation and gauzy linen ruffle. Also in Linen Whisper are the deluxe shams against the headboard, the pillow cases in the front and the dust ruffle. The coverlet and euro shams are done in Marguerite, a botanical jacquard. And lastly a Loulah bolster.

This bedroom features another Linen Whisper duvet and kidney throw pillow in Pebble. Along with a white Linen dust ruffle, Pennelope personal comforter and deluxe shams in French Grey. All mixed with a white foundation for a very relaxing look.

 The room with the two twins features more Linen Whisper duvet's and  dust ruffle's in White. The coverlet's and euro shams are Chesapeake in Silvermist. Chesapeake resembles a diamond quilt but instead features a chenille top stitching for a very unique look.

Now we can jump over to the Magnolia Home Furniture show room for more bedding ensembles to swoon over. In case you haven't heard, we will be carrying the Magnolia furniture line and as of now will only be available in the shop. Please call us for information. First shipment arriving mid April 2016.

Featured here is more Linen Whisper. Duvet's in Pebble and Seaglass with deluxe shams in Seaglass and Pebble Olivia lace pillowcases with stunning scalloped lace edge.

Adele coverlet with silk velvet trim and matching deluxe shams are mixed with a Linen Whisper dust ruffle all in Mineral. 

This bed features Gabrielle euro shams and an Adele coverlet in Mineral. 

Lastly and Olivia Coverlet (discontinued) and Loulah bolster in Flax (discontinued, Fog is replacement).

If you're loving this look, stop on by our website or shop for a look at the full Bella Notte Line. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Must-Have Accessories For Your Fashionable Kids

We’ve all seen the gossip mags: Tiny Trendsetters, Hollywood’s Best Dressed Kids, Celebrity Kid Style… Just Google it and you’ll get thousands of articles, listicles, images, Instagram feeds, Pinterest boards (you name it!) glorifying children’s fashion. And there certainly are some very well-dressed celeb children out there. But just like with grown-ups, kids don’t have to wear high-end designers to be fashionable. It’s really all in how you accessorize! Here are 4 cool ways to keep your baby or toddler both stylish and sustainable:

The Bib
If your baby is teething or learning to eat, he wears bibs. Unless, of course, you like to wash three or four sets of clothes every day, which I don’t. Now, we’ve all seen the classic bib and its millions of colorful versions, which somehow never seem to match or look good on anything your kid is wearing. Enter the MilkBarn Kerchief Bib—the must-have accessory for any style-seeking, eco-conscious, baby-feeding parent. It comes in number of super cool patterns, it’s made of certified organic cotton, and it will keep you darling diner’s actual clothes free from drool and grub. Who said style doesn’t have to be practical?!

The Bottoms
If your little girl is already potty trained, big congratulations—you are free from baby bum bulk and diaper covers! But for fashion-conscious mamas whose babies are still in diapers, MilkBarn’s Ruffle Bum Bottoms have got your back. These super cute undies will keep your princess’ tushie both tidy and trendy. Like all other MilkBarn clothes, they’re made from soft certified organic cotton and come in a variety of tasteful prints. Show off the cute signature ruffles around the leg holes, when you pair them with an adorable peasant dress (my personal favorite!) or a cute applique onesie.

The Toy
If there is one accessory you can pair with anything, it’s toys. Most kids have chaotic piles of them in every corner of the house, and I count myself lucky if I don’t trip on one at least three times a day. But I’m not talking about just any toys. I’m talking about THE toy—the one they carry everywhere, and sleep with, and feed, and talk to, and blame for all their mischief. The adorable Blabla Dolls are THAT toy! These charming animal companions are super stylish and perfect for both girls and boys. The cat and dog come dressed for both genders and the elephant and fox are completely unisex. They’re also fair trade, hand knit in Peru from high quality 100% cotton yarn. Friendship, fashion, fairness, Blabla.

The Backpack
Since birth, you’ve been carrying your little one, along with the millions of things he seems to need every time you leave the house. So, if he’s been walking for a while, it might be time for him to start pulling his own weight (and looking good doing it). Throw his sippy cups, snack packs, spare binkies and favorite toys in a MilkBarn Kids Toddler Backpack, and let him take the burden off your shoulders. These stylish lightweight organic cotton canvas knapsacks have soft adjustable straps, antique brass hardware and magnetic closures. They come in soft cream hues with either striped or mini polka dot front flaps and cute animal appliques. Your little ones will feel so cool wearing this, you won’t have to ask them twice to put it on!

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