Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pull Up A Rocker and Sit a Spell


Summer has definitely arrived here at the FARM. . .and the very best place of all to sit, relax, enjoy a tall GLASS OF ICED TEA is on the wraparound PORCH. . .where there are plenty of ROCKERS. . .and a COOL BREEZE most of the time. . .It's here that our guests enjoy themselves the most. . .where we sit a spell and visit with neighbors. . .and where John and I meet while resting from the daily list of 'CHORES'. . .Ahhhhh. . .COUNTRY LIVING at it's best. . .


Blogging has certainly taught me a lot about my decorating preferences through all the trials and errors of the past three years. . .SIMPLE. . .NOT FUSSY. . .DOWN-TO-EARTH FARM STYLE. . .This is real FARMHOUSE LIVING. . .not 'cookie cutter' farmhouse style. . .It's the real thing. . .We live it each and every day. . .and it's what I LOVE the most about our little farmstead. . .no pretense. . .just good farm living. . .










Like to JOIN us?


I'll save a ROCKER for ya. . .(grin)


(singing). . ."SUMMERTIME. . .and the living is EASY. . .
Fish are jumping. . .and the COTTON is high. . ."




ATTENTION ALL RAG RUGGERS. . .
There's a tip for weaving with T-shirts at: 

 


Sunday, June 28, 2015

SUNDAY: Roses and Thorns

A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully. Before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw a bud that would soon blossom. He also saw the thorns, and he thought,"How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns?" Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and before it was ready to bloom, it died.
 So it is with many people. . .
Within every soul there is a rose. The qualities planted in us at birth, growing amidst the thorns of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects. . . We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies. . .But, if we see the rose within us, water it, love it's beauty. . .We can conquor those thorns and blossom into a beautiful thing. . .(Author Unknown)
"Show us the rose,
that we may overcome the thorns"
~ St. Thomas Acquinas


...SUNDAY BLESSINGS to ALL...
'You're a BOUQUET OF ROSES
in the Garden of LIFE'
 
 


Monday, May 4, 2015

Let's Pop Some Color In There

 

You who know me know that I love decorating with WHITES and NEUTRALS. . .but you also know that I enjoy POPS OF COLOR, too. . .Life is too dull without them. . .for me anyway. . .


The popularity of an all neutral FARMHOUSE DECOR is not too far away from our farm homes of the past. . .Most kitchens cabinets were painted white. . .Often the living room and kitchen walls were also in a neutral tone. . .Bedroom walls usually broke away from the white theme and opted for colors such as candy pink, mint green, and denim blue. . . A house totally in neutrals was rarely the case as it is today. . .
Let's face it, life on the farm was and is hard work. . .rewarding but demanding and endless. . .The average farm wife loved color. . .bringing CHEER and a SMILE. . .Maybe that's why I, too, enjoy POPS of COLOR for our FARMHOUSE . . .
I was playing with the pegs one day last week. . .working toward a Spring and Summer look with the new HEART wreath I found while junkin'. . .I like the all white theme. . .lived with it a few days. . .then decided I needed a little color. . .It looked a little bland to me. . .I was inspired by the lovely plant, too. . .

LOOK HOW ADDING A LITTLE COLOR MAKES THE EYE LINGER IN THESE BEFORE AND AFTERS. . .
 
BEFORE
 
AFTER

BEFORE
 
AFTER
 
 There are no rules that POPS OF COLOR must to be flowers. . .
How about a GREEN CABBAGE?
This garden rabbit needed something to nibble on. . .




Cabbage? . .I can hear you shaking your head. . .Sure. . .Why not? . .
With a couple of other additions. . .the VIGNETTE comes to life. . .


The thing I've learned in all these years of blogging and decorating the FARMHOUSE is that NEUTRAL BACKGROUNDS work well in any season. . .It contributes to a CALM and PEACEFUL setting. . .but every now and then I need a little more SPICE IN LIFE. . .Not too much. . .Just enough to make me SMILE. . .
. . .from my Farmhouse to Yours. . .
 
 
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