Hi everyone! It has been busy, busy, busy around here! We have so many projects and events on the go, but just not enough time to blog about them! I promise I’ll soon have some excellent DIY posts for you on a picture frame, and a bench, along with the kids birthday party I’ll be hosting this Saturday, but for now you’ll have to bide your time by gazing at another amazing store I toured on my road through to Calgary!
This store, called The Rustic Porch, is a little ways outside of Cranbrook, BC on the outskirts of a tiny town called Jaffray. You can see this incredible store as you’re driving along Highway 3; in fact I first saw this store when we were on a road trip to Medicine Hat this summer for a wedding but we never had time to stop! It looked so impressive though that I vowed to stop there on my Calgary trip and boy am I glad I did!
Isn’t that the most incredible home you have ever seen? If I understood correctly the ladies son built it and has his own business building log houses. I’m completely obsessed with the humongous log archway; how they ever found/made that log arch is beyond me!
I was curious what delights awaited me inside this store if the outside was so entrancing, and they surely did not disappoint! The incredible architecture and log details were just as amazing inside, and the decor and items for sale were all positively swoon worthy.
The mish-mash of items hanging from that table beats out any old light fixture, it’s so unexpected, yet so rustic and delightful.
And don’t you just love those lanterns clustered in the middle of this table?
One of my favourite spectacles in this house, however, was definitely the staircase, with each step hewn out of a log. Upstairs there were various articles of clothing and kids toys for sale!
The top floor was separated into two spaces – the sales area and, I’m guessing, an office. Each on a different side of the house divided by a nifty “bridge”. This allowed the timber ceiling to really be showcased when looking up from down below.
Speaking of looking down below, check out the view from the top floor. Isn’t that door divine?
Now I’ll share a few of my favourite items I stumbled across in the store in no particular order.
One of the first items I viewed that I adored, this enchanting picture frame cluster.
Is that not positively feminine and chic? I could totally picture it in a little girls nursery, complete with endearing maternity pictures and little baby footprints; you could even put some birth mementos like your child’s birth bracelet in the cubbies, or simply a little stack of wooden building blocks.
On the subject of picture frames isn’t this one fascinating? I’ve seen lots of ladder DIY’s but none that involved picture frames hanging between each of the slats! I love the colours of the frames as well! Each different, yet so cohesive!
I’m on a huge clock kick right now, as we are desiring one for our kitchen, and there were tons of clock eye candy to be had here!
Now on a different note, if you love log cabins yourself but aren’t able to live in one, how about a log cabin doll house? I’m not sure whether this was meant to be a doll house, or just a shelf of sorts, but for whichever purpose I found it absolutely stunning! I would love to get one for my daughter to play with and furnish.
And speaking of furnishings, have you ever seen anything like this set? Chairs and tables made out of logs and antlers! While decorated quite rustically here I’m sure it could also look very chic in a modern home as well with the right pillows or throws.
Their was even a similar rocking chair, and I love how some of the bark detailing has been left on this one to add some contrast.
While I never actually purchased anything in this store I will definitely be keeping it in mind when I am in the market for some rustic home decor! If you really loved what you saw, feel free to check out their Facebook page for more details, located here!
What was your favourite part that I happened to share today? I’d love to hear in the comments below!
Also I would like to note quickly that there will be no post next week, and regular posting will resume Sept 16th. I am taking a short break to enjoy the children’s birthdays, and to catch up on some of the DIY posts that I have been hoarding due to lack of time! I look forward to chatting with all of you then!
**This post was in no way endorsed, or sponsored by, The Rustic Porch. I just fell in love with their store and the items they had to offer and wanted to share it with all of you!**