Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday Spotlight: Cindy from Old Time Farmhouse

Hi, everyone!   Kris from Junk Chic Cottage and I wanted to do a regular feature on our blogs, something unique that hasn't been done before.   So we came up with an idea to 'spotlight the real life behind the blogger' in a more personal way.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland, and we thought it would be fun to bring you a closer look at the person behind the blog.

Every week on Saturday we will spotlight a blogger and have them tell us a little bit about themselves and their blogs.  You will be able to see and read about each of the bloggers on both Kris's and my blog. 


Today my guest is a wonderful blogger named Cindy, from Old Time Farmhouse.  Cindy shares my love of junkin' and she lives a truly simple, 'country' lifestyle.  Wait til you see her stunning views!
I know that you'll enjoy getting to know Cindy and more of her story.

Thanks, Susan, for inviting me over to your place.
You're such a sweetie!
Hey y'all! I'm Cindy from Old Time Farmhouse. 
I'm an old soul who is just a youngin' at heart.
I live in the rolling hills of Kentucky, the beautiful bluegrass state.

"Life is amazingly good when it's simple and amazingly simple when it's good."
~Terri Guillemets
I choose to live a sweet and simple life out in the country.
I can be a homebody sometimes, because my favorite place to be is in my backyard.
While there, I enjoy...

working in my garden...
and sitting on a bench overlooking the lake,
and in the evening, sipping a glass of wine in front of the fire pit.
My paradise!

So who am I, really?
Well, I've been an entrepreneur most of my life starting as a young child going door to door selling Christmas cards. 

Then in the 1980's, I had my first brick and mortar shop. It was in an old house and I carried a variety of items with an emphasis on vintage and antiques. The house was a mess and we had to put a new floor in before we could open. It was so rotten that hubby fell through it while tearing it out. OUCH! He's a trooper and supports every wild thing I come up with.  

Notice the sign in front of the shop? Yep, that's a headboard. We were doing things like that clear back in the 80's. (smile) Back in the day, that style was called 'country'. Today, it's called 'farmhouse' decor and it has always been the look I prefer in my home. With a vintage flair, of course.

I currently run an online Etsy shop, Old Time Pickers, that carries items that are rust & crust and weathered & worn. 

My great-grandparents, Frank and Ina Mae, are my inspiration. I really come from a long line of pickers. LOL! And once you start, you just can't stop!

My latest adventure is opening a new online business called Old Time Farmhouse. I'm so excited about this. The focus will be on my rustic, handcrafted soaps along with farmhouse style items for the home. It will be a wonderful mix of handmade, vintage, and new. 

My kickoff will be a show in Glendale, KY on October 18. I decided to do this show on a whim with less than two months to prepare, including making soap. We haven't done a show in years! Years, I tell you. The thing is, I've been playing around with this Old Time Farmhouse idea for a long time. Nothing like making a commitment, such as a show, to put a hustle in my bustle. Ready or not, here I come!

And here are some more tidbits about me...
~I'm a proud grandmother of an adorable little girl who has a down on the farm lifestyle.

~I enjoy reading Amish fiction when I find any spare time.
~I adopt every stray critter that happens to wander into my yard including a rooster I named Roo.

~Besides being an entrepreneur, I've had a variety of careers including being a kindergarten teacher and a director for a college.
~I'm a nature lover and a tree hugger.

Plans for my future...
~I'm wanting to expand my herbal garden and my knowledge of how to use herbs. Lavender and mint are my favorites.

~I'm looking into possibly becoming a beekeeper, someday, as I've always been fascinated with bees.
~And, of course, I hope to be healthy, happy, and remain blessed in whatever I do. Life is good when it's based on faith, family, and friends.
So there you have it. As I said, my life is pretty sweet and simple.
If you want to know more, you can find me here...
Old Time Farmhouse Blog
Old Time Pickers Etsy Shop
Old Time Farmhouse Shop (in the making)
I'd like to thank you, Susan, for having me.
Girl, you really need to come on over sometime so we can have a glass of wine by the lake! 

Farmhouse hugs to all!

Cindy, thanks so much for sharing!  I would never leave that back yard! (And I'd LOVE to come by for a glass of wine :)
Please visit Old Time Farmhouse, then hop over to Kris's blog to read about Victoria from Trois Petite Filles.
Have a wonderful day :)


  1. Looks great! Thank so much for sharing with us today. :-)

  2. Susan, Cindy's farm life looks very good. I love the little farm cute !! This was a great feature. xoxo,Susie

  3. Thanks, Susan, for the feature. I appreciate it, my friend! And the offer still stands for that drink by the lake. :)
    Farmhouse hugs,

  4. Good Morning Cindy so nice to meet you. Thank you for sharing on Spotlight and letting us get to know you. What a wonderful life. Loved seeing all your pictures. I cannot wait to see your on line shop.

  5. Susan thanks for the introduction to Old Time Farmhouse, oh my such charming allure! I just became a follower of Cindy's blog.

  6. This is such a delightful post!! Cindy has so many wonderful interests and such a great entrepreneurial spirit!
    Off to visit her blog,
    Mary Alice

  7. Oh, Susan, thanks for the introduction. I have to go over to Cindy's to learn even more.

  8. What an interesting gal and blog. I will pop over and visit her. xo Diana

  9. Thanks for the introduction to Cindy. Her backyard is beyond amazing. I'm headed over to her blog now. Have a great weekend, Susan.

  10. Hi Susan, I am so glad you have Cindy in your spotlight today. She is an awesome talent and wonderful friend who I have followed for some time now.

    Cindy, I loved this feature and a look into your little spot of heaven on earth. If I get to Ky. I am stopping in for a visit and a glass of wine. You always inspire me and I am blessed by your friendship.

  11. Hi Cindy, I'm so thrilled to see you featured! Your place is beautiful and I would be a major homebody too!! LOVE your style and so enjoy your blog~~~one of my favorites! Blessings on your new adventure~~~Roxie

  12. So happy to see Cindy featured. I have been following her since we both started blogging some time ago. Love her farmhouse style.

  13. Oh I love Cindy's farmhouse style! I have followed her for a long time. Her new line of soaps sound lovely! I hope it does very well! So cute displayed in the Clarks embroidery rack. Love her lake view!

  14. Cindy lived an enviable life! Thanks for the feature...I'm going over to meet her!

    Jane xx

  15. What a great blog--I just went over and visited Old Time Farmhouse and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Thanks for the introduction!

  16. Ohh..the little farm girl is so nice! Cindy lives in a such beautiful place.

  17. What a fabulous farm with gorgeous views...nice to meet Cindy and learn about her and her life on the farm....I wish her the greatest luck on her exciting!

  18. thanks for sharing cindy and her story, susan! --great pictures!

  19. Cindy is a great person to get to know. And where she lives is absolutely beautiful. Our place doesn't hold a candle to it. Enjoyed reading more about her. . .

  20. OMG! What an amazing spotlight, indeed! xoxo Jen


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