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Our Annual Gift Guide- 5 Favorite Gifts for Farmhouse Style All Through the House! by charity buchika

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What?! You say you didn't get our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide??? (insert cry face emoji)

If that's the case, it's probably because you haven't subscribed to The Farmhouse Blog yet. (you can do that right here, right now!)

Not to worry! While you may have missed our full gift guide, here are a few of our top picks:

Everyone loves a great candle! Ours come in 4 cozy scents:  Christmas Orange, Holiday at the Cape, Highland Forest, and Winterwoods

Everyone loves a great candle! Ours come in 4 cozy scents: Christmas Orange, Holiday at the Cape, Highland Forest, and Winterwoods

The  Endeavor Single Rope Bracelet  in White is our new winter wardrobe staple (other versions available)

The Endeavor Single Rope Bracelet in White is our new winter wardrobe staple (other versions available)

Wooden spoons as a gift? Yep, as long as they're sculptural and chic like our artisanal  Round Tear Drop Spoons !

Wooden spoons as a gift? Yep, as long as they're sculptural and chic like our artisanal Round Tear Drop Spoons!

Whatever the weather where they live, everyone on your list will love our  Washed Linen Throw . It's just right for a touch of warmth by the fire or for a breezy summer evening on the patio. Choose from Blue or Grey.

Whatever the weather where they live, everyone on your list will love our Washed Linen Throw. It's just right for a touch of warmth by the fire or for a breezy summer evening on the patio. Choose from Blue or Grey.

Use it every day or just to adorn your kitchen counter, The  Farmhouse Honey Pot and Wooden Dipper  set adds true farmhouse charm to any home. 

Use it every day or just to adorn your kitchen counter, The Farmhouse Honey Pot and Wooden Dipper set adds true farmhouse charm to any home. 


Of course, there's so much more to pick from in our online shop, so browse away! Since we ship everything, you'll be able to take care of all your holiday shopping in one fell swoop! 

Oh, and remember to subscribe so you never have to miss out on specials, goodies, and announcements again!

Happy Holidays!!!

Charity

The Easy Way to Create Gorgeous Fresh Flower Arrangements for the Holidays (and All Year Long!) by charity buchika

As you probably already know, I can't get enough of fresh flowers. I keep our farmhouse pretty well stocked with them everywhere you look year-round. They just make a home look and feel so much more beautiful and welcoming!

The key is in mixing together store bought flowers (I happen to love Trader Joe's bouquets) with flowers, branches, and greenery from your own yard or garden!

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Seriously, mixing it up is the absolute easiest way to make inexpensive bouquets look just a little bit undone, while still having a finished, luxurious feel (which sounds a lot like Teaselwood's room designs, too, doesn't it?!).

Do you remember I told you I had a secret about where the flowers for the Harvest party (above and below here) came from? Well, my photographer Whitney and I totally raided her beautiful yard and my garden for them! She did the arranging on these.

photo by Whitney Nichols Photography

photo by Whitney Nichols Photography

Ivy, flowering branches, and just about anything else that's growing in your outdoor spaces are fair game - even edibles like kale, potato vines, and herbs.

Trust me, forget about that tired baby's breath - sage and basil are THE BEST with roses!

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In addition to Trader Joe's, we always check in at our regular local haunts just to see what's in.

Being able to have fresh flowers around the house is truly one of those 'simple pleasures' in life and a touch of luxurious beauty for our homes that's really accessible when you approach it this way.

Again, it's no big secret, but if I had to point to another 'key ingredient' to getting the Teaselwood look for your own floral arrangements, it would be to use simple containers - like the stoneware pitchers and vessels I design exclusively for Teaselwood -  with fancy flowers. 

Creating that little bit of tension is what makes it interesting and not overly fussy. 

So take out your garden shears and head to your yard the next time you're having a get together or you just want to treat yourself (and your home) to the simple pleasure of fresh flowers!

A Casual + Stylish Harvest Party by charity buchika

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Once we finished the design of my friend, Geraldean's equestrian chic-meets-mountain retreat den, we couldn't wait to celebrate both the beautiful space and the start of fall!

If you're going to celebrate the 'Teaselwood way,' you only need 4 things:

  1. Friends + family
  2. Beautiful, simple food
  3. Cocktails
  4. Fresh flowers

So Geraldean and I got a few ladies together and got our party on!

Friends 

Geraldean dressed everyone up in clothes from her shop, Skanaeteles 300'. She offers personal styling services there, so she knows her fashion. We even got our makeup and hair done. It was a true girls' night!

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Doesn't everyone look amazing?! 

Food

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I put together this charcuterie tray in minutes using fresh fruit (simple grape clusters and figs sliced in half are so pretty + fall-ish!), salami, prosciutto, and cheeses from - wait for it! - Trader Joe's.

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Seriously - they have the absolute best tasting cheeses there. And I love their rosemary and fig crackers. Yum! (This is not a sponsored post, by the way - I just shop there all the time!). 

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It's so easy to put a gorgeous spread like this together. You can do it too, I promise! (full disclosure: the sage leaves from my garden help make it gorgeous) 

By the way, this particular tray isn't from my online shop, but I often use my wood cutting boards in the same way. You can choose from several sizes, shapes, and colors here.

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I also made my cranberry and brie bites. It's one of my favorite party recipes because they work all the way from October to New Year's. I promise to post the recipe for you soon!

Cocktails

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We let everyone serve themselves cocktails from Geraldean's new bar setup (we just repurposed her den's existing built-ins!). 

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Fresh Flowers

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You'd think we spent a fortune on the fresh flowers I put all over the room, but I've got a secret about that - you'll never believe where they came from! Stay tuned for a post on that soon.

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We all had such a great time. I just can't think of better reasons to celebrate than enjoying the simple things - friends, home, and the beauty of the season. We totally brought the Teaselwood idea of 'Fine Living Simplified' to life!

Are you inspired to celebrate too? There's still time to snag some great partyware (not to mention hostess gifts, if you're the invitee!) from the shop before the season's over!