Fresh Farmhouse Style Finds

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I just started watching the first season of HGTV’s Fixer Upper.

I realize I am waaaay behind on this trend . . . But let me explain.

We don’t have cable at our house, only internet streaming.  So if show isn’t available on Netflix or Amazon, then I don’t see it. It was only about a month ago that Fixer Upper Season 1 appeared on Netflix, hence my really delayed jump onto the bandwagon.

Like most everyone else on the planet, I really like the decorative style on the show.  The mix of new and vintage, soft and industrial, all against the backdrop of a cool color scheme–I think it’s about perfect.

I’ve had a few recent flea market trips, and I guess because my head was so full of Fixer Upper, all I seemed to be finding were farmhouse style pieces.  Lots of old wood, chippy white architectural pieces, and relaxed, natural decorative accents.


Earlier this week I brought most of my recent finds up to my booth space, giving it a fresh, new look.


I am head over heels for this pine farm table! It has the perfect amount of aged wear to it.



This cast iron piece also really caught my eye.  It would be fantastic in a dining room space or even as an accent in a master bath.


Remember this mod-styled blue chest of drawers?  It got an updated staging with a great vintage road sign and some dinnerware.


I found lots of neat, small accents as well.  It’s little pieces like these that give a space that “collected” feel.



How cool are the lines on this old wood butter churn?


I have several windows on stand-by in my garage, waiting to fill in once the two I have my space sell.


And lastly, a few great wooden crates and totes–perfect for filling with greenery, books, etc.



Did you see anything you like??  Lots of what I found I really wanted to keep  . . . That’s one of the hard things about being an antique dealer!

I would love to hear if you are a Fixer Upper fan or not.  What about the show’s style really speaks to you?  What could you do without?


On another note, 2 quick things I need to share with you all.  The first is to announce the winner of the the Cage Pendant Light Giveaway from–Congratulations Tara O.!  Be on the lookout Tara for an email from me so I can get your shipping address. Thank you to everyone who entered!

Second is to let you all know that my website will be undergoing some major changes over the next 2 weeks.  My husband and I are working hard to make easier for you to navigate and more pleasing to the eye.  In the meantime though, it’s going to look really funky while we work on it . . . so just hang in there with us!

I’m really excited about all the new things and updates coming in the new year. Thank you to all of you who read and follow Lost & Found!



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Tuesday 16th of August 2016

We like Fixer Upper too; not only for the style but forthe positive outlook of the Gaines. As a southern gal living in central PA I have learn to embrace the local and regional style. No shiplap here either. At rleast not that I know of. But brick andstone, yes.


Wednesday 17th of August 2016

Linda, your comment makes me chuckle because I claim the south wholeheartedly--I was raised in Memphis, TN and my extended family is from deep south Georgia. But funny enough, I guess technically I am a Yankee bc I was born in PA--even though I only lived there for 6 months! Sounds like you are living the reverse of my story! While you may not have shiplap, I bet you are able to find some fantastic antiques up in your neighborhood!


Thursday 31st of December 2015

I am a huge fan of Fixer Upper. Joann does amazing transformations! (I kind of need an intervention since I watch repeats over and over....) I probably wouldn't have bought the house we live in if I had seen her show first. It makes me want that white, farmhouse look. Your booth looks beautiful.

Sherry Stuifbergen

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

Melanie, do you still have that duck in your shop? It was $11? It appears to be to be made of metal, right? I like it.. I am not a big fan of the chippy look. I "refinish" wood rather than paint it...although it is good in other people's houses. My home is more traditional. I like to read blogs where a "sow's ear" is turned into a "silk purse."I have always "thrifted" before it was really in. Reading your blog gives me a perk, like a cup of coffee. Thank you. Wish you were my neighbor....I could run over and see what you are up to.....


Wednesday 30th of December 2015

Sherry, thank you for your kind comments! I do still have the duck, and yes, he was $11. He is metal, a little rusty, hollow on the inside. He's about 6 inches long, maybe was a paperweight? I'm not sure. If you're interested in I would be happy to ship him. Just email me and we can talk more :)

Judy Young

Monday 28th of December 2015

FixerUpper is an amazing show, one of my favorites. I want Joanna to fix my house!


Wednesday 30th of December 2015

I would love her to come renovate mine too :) Or at least give me some advice.


Monday 28th of December 2015

I'm obsessed with Fixer Upper. Joanna's decorative style is exactly what I try to achieve in my home. What I love the most is that she can mix industrial with rustic with modern and it still comes together. Her color choices are right on. I love the way she uses architectural detail from old found objects. Best of all, she and Chip find houses that no one else would ever consider buying (some very, very, inexpensive) and make them beautiful.


Wednesday 30th of December 2015

I like too Kathy that they take old, ugly houses and "redeem" them. I like her color choices as well.

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