Favorite farmware…and where to find it!

I am in love with all things farmhouse, and I'm always on the lookout for decor that fits my farmhouse style.  I've come across some great sites through my searching, and discovered some of my favorite farmware that I want to share with you today...and also where to get them! What I love about just about every one of these items is that they can cross style genres--industrial, traditional, coastal--and can fit into so many different types of spaces. I absolutely love each of these!

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Wire baskets // Boxwood wreath // 3-tier metal stand // Ribbed creamware batter bowl // Vintage metal scale clock // White pitcher // Galvanized cake stand // Enamel bread box // Nesting herb crates // Cotton wreath (or here) // Creamware Platters (or here) // Chalkboard crates //

I have quite a few of these, but would love to have them all! :)

Some of my favorite farmware resources are listed below, plus a little more info about what I find there.

Farmhouse Wares

They consistently have great finds, but sometimes they're out of stock, and you have to wait a bit before they're re-stocked.  If you love something there, and it's in stock--try and grab it if you can, it can go quickly!

Decor Steals

They offer one steal a day, and usually an extended steal or two.  Hurry fast and buy it if you love it--some items sell out in just a couple of hours!  Get on their email list, and every day they send out what the steal of the day is.  It's one I check just about every day, because I do love so many of their things.

The Magnolia Market

Who doesn't love Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper?  I adore so many things in their shop!

 Save on Crafts

They have pretty good prices, and even though I don't love everything on their site, it's easy to sift through and find the gems that I do love.  I have several of their boxwood wreaths, and adore them!

 World Market

Yes, World Market!  They don't have a farmhouse style overall, but they do have some, especially in the kitchen area, that I always love.  Serving ware, cake plates, beverage containers, plus some of their furniture--okay, I could go on for awhile!


I am a huge etsy fan, and I always check there if I'm looking for something specific.

If you have another shop or market to add to the list, please let me know--I'd love to hear about it!!

Easy peanut butter cup brownies

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies | simplykierste.com

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Keep your car smelling fresh with PERK!

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Nautical outdoor “eat” sign

Outdoor Nautical "Eat" Sign | simplykierste.com

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Vintage lemonade stand with reversible chalkboard sign

Vintage lemonade stand with reversible chalkboard sign | simplykierste.com

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Introducing Nauzene® Kids…liquid nausea relief for the whole family!


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Peanut butter & jelly bars

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Frozen chocolate mousse squares

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5 tips for painting & decorating unfinished frames

5 tips for painting & decorating unfinished frames | simplykierste.com

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