Monday, March 2, 2015

The Last of Winter...Inside


This is it, Everyone! The last of Winter inside THE COUNTRY FARM HOME. . .



I'm so determined that Winter is (almost) over. . .After last week when John and I were cabin bound on top of a mountain in Alabama. . .

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we returned home to more ice and snow--OUTSIDE. . .But that doesn't mean I have to put up with Winter any longer inside, does it? . .So, here's the last of INSIDE WINTER before it disappears. . .









My thoughts are already shifting to sunshine and jonquils. . .


Good-bye OLD MAN WINTER. . .SPRING is on the way. . .
INSIDE. . .(smile)
 

 
 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Fun is in the Living Room Planning




"I collect things I love and they live happily together. . ."




























MY FAVS. . .

AND A. . .

'NUF SAID. . .
 

. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .

 
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Real Simple Style


What? Not Plain and Simple Farmhouse Style?. . .Not today my friends. . .Today there's a spotlight on Debi Rosin's REAL SIMPLE STYLE. . .but I think you'll see an awful lot of similarities. . .

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It was a chilly, gray day Sunday afternoon. . . I needed something to cheer me--some small effort of change that wouldn't be an all day affair--but something big enough that it brought smiles. . .The first thing I did was clear out most of the Winter decor. . .Our Spring is getting close. . .I hope. . .Then I stood back and looked at the empty spaces, thinking to myself that I needed inspiration. . .hopped onto the internet and checked out Debi's blog REAL SIMPLE STYLE. . .It's often my go-to place. . .Our styles are so similar. . .She says she borrows ideas from my blog. . .What she doesn't know until now is that I do the same with hers. . .


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Her home is so lovely. . .It's simple. . .uncluttered. . .farmhouse. . .You'd never guess that she lives in Montana and not right here on our Delta farm. . .


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Have you spotted my inspiration piece, yet? . .As I scrolled through the posts, my eyes spied the aprons hanging from pegs on Debi's back porch. . .

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Made my heart flutter. . .A good place to start, I thought. . .I couldn't match her display exactly. . .so they are not 'two peas in a pod'. . .but very close, don't you think?


LEARN FROM OTHERS, YET MAKE IT YOUR OWN. . .that's the real secret to decorating in any style. . .

I was interested in getting to know Debi a little more and how her REAL SIMPLE STYLE came about. . .Here's a little of what she said:
"We live in my husband's grandparents 1930's bungalow.  I have done all the remodel and refreshing projects myself. I have power tools that would make most men jealous. My most recent was the bathroom. (It is explained in a blog post. . .) I'm a lover of all things vintage. I like you and many decorators. . .am constantly changing, rearranging,  painting and fluffing."
Debi has seven grandchildren who live close by. . .three dogs--all senior citizens--a Rottweiler and two pugs. . .She spends a lot of time in her yard tending to flower beds when the Montana weather allows. . . Whee. . .Where does she find the time to decorate?


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If you hop over to REAL SIMPLE STYLE to see more of her amazing decorating inspiration, be sure and click on the links from earlier years. . .She began with almost a blank slate and documents the ever evolving farmhouse style in her home. . .
Thanks so much, Debi, for permission to use your photos. . .Whether we call our styles PLAIN AND SIMPLE FARMHOUSE or REAL SIMPLE, we sure seem to be cut from the same fabric. . .Thanks to your inspiration, seeing the aprons hanging in my kitchen makes me smile. . .







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