Category Archives: Country Decorating

~Little Snippets on A Country White Weekend~

I’m joining Dru from “The Country Farm Home” and Cindy from “Olde Time Farmhouse” for “Country Whites Weekend”.

~Country Whites at Christmas~

Thought I would share some snippets of Country Whites from around my “Home Sweet Home”.

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This very large church birdhouse is one of my favorite pieces…I’ve had this piece for about 20 years or so. Just love its chippy white paint!!

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Next to the birdhouse is a basket with some old sewing items and I just love the pop of white color from the old spool of crochet thread. Looking at this photo…I see the old cow bell with the star on it and I’m thinking that as soon as I’m done with this post…that star is getting painted white.

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On top of the basket is a white wood star, a quilted star with some white on it and a little white bird.

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On the same wall…next to the printer’s box is this small shelf-box…it is a dark wood with a creamy white wash on it, but it’s not showing up very well in my photo. I put some pillow tucks with a white bird in there for Springtime.

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I have one more thing to share with you…my little “Junk” piece that I got at the “Gathered Treasures” show. It has little snippet pieces of white fabric and a tiny white flower on it with a piece of jewelry chain. This little just piece spoke to me…as you know, I love to go out hunting for some good junk to decorate my home with and I use pieces of old junk jewelry in my vintage style necklaces that I make.

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Hope you’ll go check out everyone’s “Country Whites” this weekend over at…

Dru’s blog  from “The Country Farm Home”… http://thecountryfarmhome.blogspot.com/2013/04/country-whites-weekend-5-cottage-or.html

and…

Cindy’s blog from “Olde Time Farmhouse”… http://oldtimefarmhouse.blogspot.com/2013/04/country-whites-weekend-5-simple-stool.html

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Until next time…….         blessings, Cindy

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~My Country Farmhouse Kitchen…~

Hi everyone….come on in out of this winter weather (it’s cold and snowy here) and I’ll show you around my new farmhouse style kitchen.

As we enter the room…to the right is the fridge and the stove. These are my older appliances and we will be replacing them soon to stainless steel like the micro-wave.

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This is the gathering that is on top of the refrigerator.

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And tucked into the corner by the fridge and the stove is a basket the holds my grandma’s recipe cards…a thrift store crock that holds some spoons & spatulas…and a cookie jar from Target.

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Now we are moving down to the other side of the stove.

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In this area is my Ikea cutting board…a rolling pin holder…and an enamel bowl with treats in it for my grandkids…and for me too!

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Next to the cutting board is old wood bread-boards…my red canisters…an old blue mason jar with antique cookie-cutters…my mixer…and a display dish that I made to put faux muffins & pastries on.

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Now…we are to my favorite focal piece in the kitchen…my stainless-steel farmhouse sink. It is the first thing that you see when you enter the kitchen. I do have a valance to put up at the window, but they were a little too long…so I need to re-hem them before I put them up.

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Here is a close up of the new vintage style light above the sink and also the farmhouse style facet that we put in.

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Let’s move on to the right side of the sink to where the dishwasher and the pantry are…and my farmhouse towel that I made just for my new kitchen.

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In this corner is the toaster…an old hand mixer…and an old coffee pot that my sister gave me for my new kitchen. I love how she wrapped some berries around it.

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Above the dishwasher is an old handmade basket with some of my blue mason jar collection…a large old butter churn…an egg basket…and a rooster lamp.

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Now let’s go to the wall opposite of the kitchen sink where the buffet area is…this wall backs up to the living room and dining room. These are the walls that the shelves will be going up on. They will hold my white pitcher collection…old baskets…and old kitchen gadgets.

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Here is another look at the vintage light that is in this area.

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And another look at the buffet area. I have more of my blue mason jar collection in this area…some white pitchers…old kitchen gadgets…old wood mashers…the PB mason jar water jug…and of course, those awesome little mason jar lights!

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I have one more photo to show you…

Our dining room is open to the kitchen…so we decided to get a new light for in there too. Okay…I just have to tell you that I love this light!! You can actually replace the glass with old wide-mouth mason jars…guess what I’m on the hunt for?!!!

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Our next project is to get the wallpaper border replace in the dining room and living room. I’ve found some that looks like weathered wood at a local country shop and it is going on sale this month…so I’m counting the days until I can get it. We also want to get the carpet up in the living room…just look at the pretty wood floors that we found under the carpet in the dining room.

I joining “The Old Time Party” over at “The Old Time Farmhouse” blog….

http://oldtimefarmhouse.blogspot.com/

I hope you enjoyed your visit to my new kitchen. I’ll share my white pitcher collection with you once we get the shelves up. Until next time…….         farmhouse hugs, Cindy


~Want A Sneak Peek…~

Want a sneak peek?…of my new kitchen?

It is all done…except for getting the shelving up that holds my collection of white pitchers, old baskets, and old kitchen gadgets. We hope to get them up over the weekend.

Ok…..on to the sneak peek….

Here is the buffet area…the cabinets are natural hickory…and we put up faux tin panels for the back-splash.

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The lights that you see are tiny blue mason jars. I purchased 10 of these from a local country shop and then purchased a strand of white lights. The lights go through a tiny hole in the lid of each mason jar. I leave these on all the time…they make a great night-light in the kitchen. I did check to see if they got hot…but they are cool to the touch, so I feel okay with leaving them on.

I just recently found the big water jug jar at the Pottery Barn Outlet…and wanted to do the happy dance when I saw it, because it is perfect for my farmhouse kitchen. Oh how I love that we have their outlet store nearby…everything there is marked down.

See the little green Pyrex dish…it was my grandmother’s and I keep it out with treats in it for my two little Yorkie girls.

Ok…one more little peek…

This is the vintage farmhouse light that is above the buffet area.

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That is all that I’m showing for now…

I will be sharing the whole kitchen this coming Friday at the “Old Time Party” over at “The Old Time Farmhouse”. See ya all then…

farmhouse blessings…….       Cindy