Showing posts with label farmhouse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label farmhouse. Show all posts

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Farm Animals in French Country Decor

Somewhere deep in my DNA I have the Farmer/Shepherd gene that has been dormant for many years. When I was growing up my dad always kept a few beef cattle at the farmhouse, but we weren't allowed to name them or pet them because well, you know why...  So, next best thing is to just collect cows and sheep to decorate with in my vintage Cottage, Farmhouse, and French Country decor.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Farmhouse Thanksgiving in the Garden Room

Hello Friends, even though many of us have moved on to Christmas decor and posts, I still have several photos of this year's Thanksgiving decor that I want to share. I like to keep a visual diary of my holiday decor here on the blog. That way I can look back next year for some inspiration, and maybe some of you might like to take a peek, too. I've tried to condense a lot of photos so that I can cover the whole Thanksgiving Garden Room into one bigger post. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Welcome to my Cottage / Farmhouse Kitchen!

You might have noticed that my kitchen has been absent from the blog. My only excuse is that I wanted to wait until I had things a little more put together. It took me a while to find a rug that I liked, and to get up a few prints. But as I was taking some pics of the Patriotic Hearth Room, I realized there would never be a "perfect" time. It's not a showhouse, or really even styled; it's my working kitchen. I'm not a fan of "the Reveal" because that's too much pressure to be fabulous.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Farmhouse Sunflower Tabletop

One of my favorite combinations for Summer is Sunflowers and Ticking... nothing fancy, just rustic and vintage. I thought I'd try something very "summery" this year on the Dining Room table, using one of my old wooden ice cream maker buckets. This old bucket had been a pretty vintage blue/green, but I painted it out in an antique white to make it more "decor friendly". Filled up with faux Sunflowers, sitting on an Indigo Ticking table runner, it says Summer Farmhouse to me.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Easy Fall Centerpiece with a Galvanized Watering Can

I love a centerpiece on the Kitchen Table, 
and I usually have a small wooden tote here, 
but recently I've had to admit, a tote may not be very practical
 when you have to move it several times each day.
 Filled with dishes, a candle, tea towels, or a small ivy, it can get unwieldy...
 and then it becomes an accident waiting to happen!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

American Farmhouse Style

Last Fall when the editor of Cottages and Bungalows, Malena Jaime, contacted me about their new magazine coming out the first of this year, I had no idea we would be leaving behind my favorite spot, the sunporch. She had seen my post on my "Patriotic Sunporch" from early July and wanted to know if I would be interested in being a part of their first edition of the magazine. What? Who me? well of course!

Between the Holidays and a slew of bad weather, I finally located the magazine at WalMart, and wow, what an amazing honor and surprise!! Dedicated to Farmhouse Style, I wasn't sure how my "80's" sunporch would fit in, but their magazine is all about the style, and how to adapt it to wherever you might live. Tips and ideas I shared go for a new house or an authentic antique farmhouse; wherever you call home.

This magazine is full of wonderful features and beautiful photos from a wide variety of personal homes and spaces. American Farmhouse Style shows that there are many interpretations of "Farmhouse Style"; from rustic to industrial, cottage to romantic, there's something for everyone to enjoy and identify with. 

My little ol' sunporch feels pretty darn special!

I have to admit, 
it's a little bittersweet seeing that special place in the pages of a magazine,
 but I plan on taking a little "farmhouse" with me wherever I go.

Thank you so much, Malena, for including me in your premier issue!

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Be Inspired #143 A New "Farmhouse Porch"

Hey Everyone, time for Be Inspired
the place to share what's been inspiring you this week.

I love this "Farmhouse Style Front Porch"
from Kristen at Sophia's
This is Kristen's mom's new construction home with a great nod to Farmhouse Style. The wonderful red wicker chairs and baskets of flowers highlight that amazing red front door. What fantastic curb appeal!

Red Industrial Light fixtures

love this house!

Who of us haven't walked right past a credenza just like this, not even thinking about what kind of transformation it could have? You'll want to see the "before" of this great makeover!

Television Console Before and After
from Laurel at the North End Loft

Karen brings out the red, white, and blue for Patriotic Dress Up 
at Brayton Homestead, her beautiful Massachusetts home.

I've bought and sold many of these vintage drop leaf tables, but I'd never thought about turning one into a perfect little French Style DIY Potting Table. Take a look at this makeover from Janet at the Decorating Diaries.

Cindy at Dwellings "married" this wonderful cupboard with a snazzy little green Hoosier cabinet bottom to come up with a perfect kitchen display piece. She then filled it with her collection of Roosters. cock-a-doodle do!

And for a yummy Summertime dessert how about these
  CooLicious Lemon and Lime Cookies

Epic Linen is our sponsor of the day. They carry wonderful linen kitchen items, beautiful tablecloths, curtains, and also a line of linen fabrics by the yard. Hope you'll run by their shop and browse around.

Hope you'll come link up your inspiring posts this week. Please have a link back to Common Ground within your post to be featured. If you've been featured please feel free to grab the image below.

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have a great weekend!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday # 69 "Country Christmas"

I think we all may have some hidden dreams and fantasies. One of mine that I'm indulging in is to have a real "Country Christmas". I've been a city girl, or let's say a "suburban" girl for a long time, but my roots go back to an old farmhouse. We never "farmed" but we had a few cows and a horse or two, and some wild prairie chickens were known to hang around. I grew up in a house built in 1840. Yes, it had been renovated over the years, but it still retained some of the original charm.

So via Pinterest, I'm living thru other's lens to capture some lingering memories of Christmas.

Don't laugh about this first one,
you would have had to have known my Dad, 
who collected old cars (and a truck or two)

Source: via Debra on Pinterest

I imagine this image from Country Living was Photoshopped, but I still love it!

There was so much inspiration last week,
here's just a little review

Nancy from Nancy's Daily Dish has the most amazing hutch display 
of red transferware all decked out for Christmas.

Vicki from Ranger 911 had me laughing with all her "elf" antics,
Good Elf, Bad Elf

Robin from Happy At Home, has captured a little deer under a glass house,
and I just want to look at it all day! Such great photos!

Anita from Far Above Rubies has a front porch that I could live on.
Go by and check out all her wonderful photos!

If you want to read a love story that has a happy ending
then you need to see this one, from Antique Chase.

and Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns
shares the amazing creche at Notre Dame Cathedral.
Just beautiful!

So are you ready to share what's inspired you this week?

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 that takes the time to join in!

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And if I don't see you again until Christmas,
may yours be filled with the love and joy,
that only Our Savior can bring! 
Merry Christmas!

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