Monday, January 24, 2011

The History of our Vintage Flour & Sugar Sack Aprons:

On our newest adventure out west to The Peacock Cafe, we've been selling some fabulous aprons constructed from vintage flour and sugar sacks that I ventured all the way to Minnesota to find.

{Here I am in my very own vintage flour sack apron, what I wear each day while baking, with some lovely friends and their little munchkins at The Peacock Cafe!}

Somehow, through all of these sack's many travels, they wound-up in our little boutique/restaurant, and are now custom aprons with pockets and linen ruffle detailing:

The greatest part of the story is THIS:

Our dear friend and avid Farmstead/Peacock supporter, Julie Marie, ordered an apron, and after receiving it from us, she was inspired to research the history of the flour/sugar sacks

{all while baking the most beautiful cherry pie!}

Upon going to the library and researching the
Layton Sugar Factory in Layton Utah,
she found all sorts of fascinating information!

Early 1900's: The Sugar Mill in Layton, Utah:

Located on none-other than "Sugar Street" itself!

Here's the kicker: these sacks, filled with flour and sugar used many years ago for baking wonderful goodies, were originally "shipped" with 52 oxen teams to the very first city in Kansas, also known as...

Leavenworth, Kansas--right where The Peacock Cafe currently resides! That's right--this isn't their first stop here; they've been here before, long ago! We couldn't believe it, and we know it is no coincidence! Everything in life comes full circle from where it once "blossomed".

More than a simple "good luck charm", we consider these aprons a reminder from God to work diligently at all things as if working for Him--because we are!

We hope you've been blessed by this amazing story, and we want to thank Julie Marie {pictured below in her lovely, vintage apron and vintage Farmstead boots} for all of her hard work and creative initiative to give our amazing, custom aprons a blast through their very own past!

Isn't she just a doll?! Rockin' that apron and whippin' out pies and research left and right!

They retail for $48.00 each.

{Call 913. 651.9914 or email me at

to order your own!}

With love and warm wishes,

Monday, January 17, 2011

Farmstead Has Taken It Out West! This Time...To The Peacock Cafe!

We are so excited to announce that we've moved over the river and through the woods to the charming town of Leavenworth, Kansas--only 20 minutes west of Kansas City!

Come check out the new boutique, bakery, and cafe, where lunch is served hot or cold
Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00-3:00! We have sandwiches, soups, salads--all farm-fresh, and homemade bakery goods, baked fresh daily!

Come & Take a Peak at The Peacock:

All of the familiar Farmstead flair...

With food and goodies to share!
Our "Choose 2" Combos are only $7.99--choose between 1/2 a sandwich, 1/2 a salad,
and a bowl of soup!

Cozy place-settings allow for great conversation!
We're selling these fabulous custom, vintage aprons made from old flour/sugar sacks
with linen ruffle detailing and pockets
for only $48.00!

You'll be greeted by our fresh and fabulous baked goods
the moment you walk through the door!

Browse cute gifts and fun finds as you take in the aroma of our in-house special blend coffees! Try the "Cowboy Blend" or the "Peacock Special Blend",
sold and packaged by the pound--only $7.00!

We cannot wait to see new and familiar faces walk through the doors. We welcome this new adventure with open arms, and know that nothing brings people together like
good food, good conversation, and warmth!

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
{Henry David Thoreau}

Live everyday life with a sense of celebration!