My Scandinavian farm table

It started with a craigslist find 8 years ago. Three small, crafty children had made the top of said table look like I liked to tap dance in heels while spilling nail polish remover for flair. 

I bought some 1×12 pine boards last year but hadn’t taken the time to finish them yet. I just wasn’t sure what I really wanted I guess and felt uninspired. 

Last weekend that all changed. Here what commenced;

Painting the base with chalk paint;

I sanded each board for at least 1/2 hour. So the edges and too felt like they’d been worn smooth for 100 years. 

Then we stained it with 4 different colors and chose our favorite. The unexpected winner;

Grey and dark wax…  
I cannot say enough how much I love this table now. It really does remind me of the tables I see in Scandinavian farmhouse styled homes!! It’s so soft and the wood smells so good. 

Time to eat! 


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Shopping…Baker City Oregon

 As I’ve traveled cities big and small I have found a theme. As far as shopping is concerned I’ll take a small town of boutiques over a big city of stores any day. 

I recently traveled to the little town of Baker City Oregon. It’s brimming with old west history tucked under the Elkhorn Mountains in Eastern Oregon. 

It’s also home to a collection of shops that make for a relaxing and fun day of shopping.

Queen City Modern
Dot & Rosie
Mad Habit
No. 1911
Then to have a snack;

Zephyr Bakery & Deli 
And some dinner and wine;

Earth & Vine 

There are no long lines, impatient drivers or grouchy store owners to be found here. 

I found happy, creative, genuinely caring shop owners who steered the helm of shops with truly unique wares, fun displays, beautiful flowers and really delicious food!  

I can’t wait to go back again!


I just made a day of it but if you’d like to stay the weekend the Geiser Grand Hotel is a beautiful historic hotel downtown amongst the shops and eateries. If you stay until Sunday you can catch Sweet Wife Baking too!