THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS…

For quite a while I have had an empty place on a wall in my living room that needed to be filled! I have an old potting bench that is really special and I needed something special to go above it. I had several things that were a possibility but

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EVERY HOME HAS A STORY

Each home has a story that is uniquely its own and Blue Willow Home & Farm is certainly no exception. Our “Arts and Crafts” style country home, once called Hillcrest, built in Shorter, Alabama in 1933 by Dr. and Mrs. Benson Booth is certainly steeped in rich history. As I

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“PICKIN” IN FORT PAYNE

Recently my friend Elizabeth and I took a day trip to Fort Payne, Alabama to do some “pickin.” We planned the trip several weeks in advance, so as the day of the trip grew closer I became more and more excited with each passing day! Anyone that knows me well

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MY BREAKFAST ROOM

It's certainly no secret that I love old houses and all the charm of them! When we started looking for another house the only ones I would look at were the old ones. While house hunting, there were a few things on my list that I really wanted; like a

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BLUE & WHITE TRANSFERWARE

I have been collecting Blue Willow and other blue and white china since I was a teenager. I remember the first piece I ever bought was a small blue transferware flowerpot that I found at a yard sale. After I purchased my first piece, I was hooked and as the

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IT’S BAKING DAY

Today I am going to bake a pound cake. I love to make pound cakes, they are my favorite thing to bake. This one will be a little special because we have company coming and I want it to be just right for them! Since we don't have our own

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I’M OUT ON THE PORCH

There was a time when most houses were built with a front porch. The porch was a place to gather to visit with family and neighbors, to cool off in the hot summer months, or to enjoy a few minutes to yourself with a glass of iced tea. It provided

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