I used milk paint to paint the background and then created a custom stencil with the words – Farm Fresh Milk on my Silhouette Cameo. Here’s how it turned out!
I grew up on a 200 acre dairy farm in rural Pennsylvania, and I do have a fondness for vintage farmhouse items in home decor. At the time, I hated my life. None of my girlfriends had to do the yucky and hard work that I did, but now I appreciate it. It gave me a good work ethic and one I feel is lacking somewhat in today’s society. Here’s a picture of the farm from, I’m guessing here, the 1940’s. My grandparents purchased the farm and my dad was born in the main house in 1930!
Here’s a picture of my dad as a teenager on the tractor!
When my parents married, they built a home on the same property and my Dad continued to work on the farm with my grandfather. Here’s a picture of my grandfather feeding the cows. He must have been in his 80’s here!
This past weekend, I picked up some great vintage dairy items at a local sale and decided to put together a little vignette with some items I already had.
The items I purchased this weekend are the vintage, blue metal ice chest, the milk crate, and the three large blue canning jars with zinc lids that are holding the flowers. The milk can is from my grandfather’s farm and the stoneware mixing bowl and tin measuring cup were my grandmother’s. The quilt was also made by either my grandmother or my great-aunt, and I often use it as a tablecloth.
Check out the milk crate! Don’t you just love the tag – Queen Dairy! I had to have it!
To complete the vignette, I added the Farm Fresh Milk sign!