Hi you… I have been MIA because… I opened ANOTHER store! It came somewhat as a surprise, since we just had a pop-up shop in March and weren’t planning on another until, at the earliest, fall. But the location of this new space could not be more ideal in all ways and just dreamy, so when the opportunity presented itself, I leapt with both feet, knowing the net will appear. I couldn’t post anything until a few days ago due to building permits still pending, but now everything is in place, so I’m able to share this incredible news with you all. This is a pop-up shop too, but it’s longer than we’ve done before – at least a month, but depending on a few things, it could possibly be our first permanent store!
Hi to you… We are in full swing getting ready for the pop-up and despite having done several previously, I still have butterflies! I’ve never been so over the moon with all the components. The space, the products and the location – THE BEST yet. Fashion, style and having fun with what to wear have been passions since my earliest memories, so I am most excited about finally having an opportunity to bring pieces that I adore to you and the debut of this premiere collection of women’s accessories and apparel! I cannot wait to share everything with you all!
With that, I am thrilled to introduce the first pieces to the FarmHouseUrban apparel collection! Presenting the most exquisite leather jackets and pouches! Designed in Northern California by creator Susan Kim and her label, My Dear Tejas and impeccably handmade in Texas, these jackets are true statement pieces. Made of the softest, most supple deerskin, they are not only gorgeous, but feel amazing to the touch.
There is one simple classic style – reminiscent of the wild west, but with a modern interpretation. They come in four colors – Off-White, Honey, Chocolate and Black. Much like a blazer, these versatile jackets can be dressed up or down.I had some fun trying them with a few different looks.
I am honored to have Susan in the shop for TWO days with her complete jacket and clutch line (the clutches will be in the shop for the entire 2 weeks, but the jackets will only be in the shop for 2 days!), as well as some fun extra surprises, so please mark your calendar to come visit with us!!! The entire collection of jackets and cliutches will be available for purchase on FarmHouuseUrban’s shop site beginning March 15th.
Friday & Saturday
March 23rd and 24th
10:30am – 5:30pm
FarmHouseUrban Pop-Up Shop
Larkspur, CA (exact address will be announced on March 14th)
Hello sweet reader, I am thrilled to share with you that another FarmHouseUrban pop-up shop will be opening soon!!! This has been a long time coming, and I truly cannot wait! The exact dates are Thursday, March 15th to Sunday, April 1st. in the adorable Marin County town of Larkspur! (address will be announced later) I will be posting lots more in the days to come – especially on Instagram so please stay in touch. Expect to be treated to amazing guest vendors displaying their artistry, an incredible assortment of goodies for the home, as always – pillows galore! spectacular vintage pieces and drumroll…. our first foray into fashion! I will be gradually adding more in the area of women’s accessories & clothing (maybe men’s down the road) to the pop-ups as well as the online shop. Knitwear, leather pieces, jewelry and more beautiful items will be added weekly!!!
As far as the online shop, that too will go live on March 15th. I have been waiting until the pop-up details have been finalized before we go live with the site. The reason being, the collections are made in small batches so when they sell out, they will be out of stock for awhile until more can be made. Please mark your calendars and pop-on the site or if you’re local, pop-in and say hi!!
Scrumptious table linens
Stoneware teacups and teapot handmade from England
Woven leather chair & piles of pillows
Museum caliber Native American bull skull. A work of art .
Details and photos from our pop-up shop in Mill Valley, CA.
Holy Moly what a week. I will go into detail about the pop-up in just a minute, but had to first share with you the highlight of my birthday which was this past weekend… We had just been seated at Bix in San Francisco (such a festive spot!) for dinner on Friday night and guess who walked in? My son Luke who completely surprised me by flying home from college in Washington, DC! It was a total sob fest. Well, only me, but at least they were happy tears!
And now for some photos from the pop-up last week… All of this new merchandise will be on the shop website by next week! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email me.We sold out of all the pillows and featherbeds, but more are coming in new color ways and fabrics soon!
Gorgeous vintage dresses from France.
I got these saw horses from Ikea and just used plywood boards for the tops. I love Ikea.
Instead of putting price tags on every piece, I used some muslin I had and wrote the prices on the fabric with a Sharpie. I nailed the muslin pieces to the plywood with industrial tacks.
I have a soft spot for vintage finds. Each piece I buy, I actually want to keep for myself. This macrame throw is so cool… It sold the first day. I’m still pining for it.
This is an antique grape pickers bucket. At one time, there were leather straps so it could be worn on the pickers’ back. It’s beautiful aged patina is one of the best I’ve ever seen. I like them hung on the wall with branches or long stemmy flower arrangements.
The piece above is an outdoor beverage trough. I have one and love it. The board is removable, but is a great accessory for bar accoutrements. For the pop-up, I had a party one night and used it for pre-mixed cocktails which I put in these fun bottles that I got at Ikea.
The featherbeds were my best seller. I ordered the three above for the shop, and sold an additional five. They are cot size, so when I spotted this WWII cot a few weeks ago, I knew it would be the perfect way to display the featherbeds. I had the canvas replaced so it’s now sturdy and clean but has the naturally weathered distressed wooden stand.
Another picture of the featherbeds (above). They roll up and tie and come with a beautiful linen duffle bag with shoulder straps. Perfect way to take them to the beach, a picnic or camping!
Coordinating lumbar and throw pillows. All sold out for now.
The pieces are starting to come in and I'm absolutely giddy seeing how everything looks piled together! This time around expect mostly accessories, pillows, table top, kitchen and linens. The pop-up is only 5 days, so I decided to add a fun feature and enlisted the most amazing line-up of specialty guest vendors! A different vendor will be showcasing their incredible collections daily (only for a few hours each day). I will go into way more detail as we get closer, but here is the set schedule:
Monday, Octoboer 26: Perfumes – delicate, delicious, pure scents made in small batches in Berkeley, CA.
Tuesday, October 27: Jewelry – necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, you name it. All in 14 ct solid gold at GREAT price points. Most with geodes and small jewel embellishments. I am so super excited to have her beautiful pieces!!! All handmade in the Mission neighborhood of SF.
Wednesday, October 28: glassybaby – Yes!!! I am serious! As in the real glassybaby!!! Beyond thrilled to have this mini glassybaby shop in the pop-up!
Thursday, October 29: Jams – this woman owned local company is large enough to be sold in several gourmet groceries in the Bay Area, but small enough to be selective with the fruit and ingredients that go into each little pot of deliciousness.
Friday, October 30: Plant arrangements: Think succulents in bowls and orchids in reclaimed wood containers. Simple, stunning, not fussy. I thought this would be a perfect friday offering, as there are going to be Halloween parties galore. These are ready to grab and go – the perfect hostess gift.
I've been sooo excited to tell you all about this, and now the time has come!!!
A few months ago I was contacted by a person I had never met about a new business she and her husband (and a host of others) were creating. She described it as a marketplace for all things vintage – cars, jewelry, clothing, homes (yes homes!) and of course, home furnishings. They were selecting "Style Makers" who each had a certain look and style, to showcase their wares under individual storefronts on the website. At first, I didn't think it sounded like the right fit – I pictured a giant virtual flea market – or worse – a garage sale! After a few phone meetings, and emails I soon realized that was not the case. Far from it. Second Shout Out was created to for the hip consumer who has an appreciation for the finer things that have timeless beauty and permanence.
The site just went live, but the official launch is not until mid-September.
Please hop over to spend some time and peruse all the wonderful treasures on Second Shout Out and let me know what you think!
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I started this blog in 2008 as a way to chronicle the remodeling of our nondescript Northern California house into our dream home. While that did happen, so did a lot of other things - life and all the messy, glorious, complicated, wonderful things that go with it. As such, in early 2017 I decided to change the focus from the house itself to the life that happens inside.
My wish is that this blog provides beautiful inspiration, creative ideas, connections to other like-minded folks, as well as stylish products for your home, to wear and to give.