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Saturday, June 23, 2012
GetTinG My FaRmHouSe ROmAnCe On..;)
Good Afternoon my fellow bloggers and friends..I have been busy this week with tweaking..remember all of those white linens I got at the garage sale last friday? well I put them all to good use..as some of you know I am getting out of the "prim" look and going more cottagy, farmhouse, country romance..we live in a "dark" state..more cloudy days then sunny..lots of huge trees surrounding us..so we need the light and bright in our homes..so on thursday I put all the white linens every where where you will see shortly..and I changed out my curtains to go with the seasons and I put up my 4th of July decor..(no photos) nothing to write home about..just the outside is done with those cloth flag banners and red, white and blue lights in all the windows downstairs and wooden flags on the front of the house..so the above photo is the green curtains I had up there and a before photo of the decor on the table..I love that white table cloth..it looks like a quilt..
I put one of my plates that I got from Cindys garage sale a couple of years ago on my counter..you can see the curtains there too..they have changed..
more of those green curtains...and the decor is changing...
oh wait its back again..but you see the green curtains..
now for the after..I have had these curtains for years and years..and I love changing out with the seasons..so this is my summer season..and the decor on the table is just about there..
this happened to be a bright sunny day..and the light was just flooding in and felt so good..the first day of summer came in looking so pretty it was gorgeous and so did thursday..but friday (yesterday) it rained non-stop and I am not kidding all day long..and it was looking pretty good this morning..but as I just looked out the window..rain!!!..
okay here is the finished product for the kitchen table..I love the simplicity...and I put my kitty cat there to add to the cottage look..I love that kitty..
here is the before photo of the kitchen curtains...
and here is the after..much lighter and brighter..I used the white lace valance and flour sack embroidered curtains that I have had for years...
Oh I love being in my kitchen with the light flooding in..just makes me smile..
I tweaked this area in the stairwell..the red table/bench used to be on the left corner..so I centered it and put each sheep on either side..
Cindy made me that cute sheep and the rest with the exception the dolls and pillow came from her garage sale..I cleaned up on that one..the tree and the stuff on the walls came from her..love my little americana nook..
okay moving onto the living room..I love my better homes and garden curtains..great fall tones..so they will be for fall and winter...this is the before..
and now the after...
doesn't it just look bright and cheery and cottage cozy?
I changed out the red blankets for the quilts..they are white and have a more cottage look to them..
you can see silly Millie snoozing on the end of the couch...
okay now for the master bedroom..I used the 2 sets of white linen pillow cases and changed out my pillows..I also put on my americana bedspread for the summer months..oh I just want to snuggle on the bed again..I still have some of my teastained pillows there..I love the mix..that is our Pody Lynn in her favorite spot on my side of the bed..
yesterday I went over to my friend Careese's house to give her the baby things I made for baby Harper..and look how flipping cute she looks in her little owl hat, her dress and her little flip flops..
she got so comfortable she fell asleep...
thats her pretty Mommy Careese..I have known this young lady since she was 15 years old.(about 12 years) now..I am making Harper some americana flip flops to wear for the the 4th of July..I will take photos when they are done..
here is what I have been working on this week..the hat on the left (not a great photo) lighting was difficult..I made this last night..its a monkey hat..
I made the scarves too..I made the fall colored one and put on 2 different leaf buttons..love it..
I just made this scarf too..I added crystal looking buttons to it..this is for my sister in law as she loves these colors..I made the hat for her too..the black one in the top center is for my brother..I have more themed hats to make and can't wait to get started on them..having so much fun making them..well it is downpouring as we speak..I am going down stairs to eat my breakfast/lunch..I have the house looking spiffy and floors are mopped..I am off to enjoy my little cottage farmhouse and crochet and watch T.V...I hope you all have a great weekend..Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.:)
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Hi there, My name is Gina and I live with my hubby of 27 years this new years eve 2012 and 9 cats and one stinky puppy..I have been crafting for about 25 years on and off...I can't remember how I came across the primitives, but I love them... Love the time worn look and the loved look...Sometimes I think I was born a hundred years too late..although I do love modern conveniences...like having my outhouse in my house if you know what I mean.. I love to decorate, it just tickles me to organize...any way, drop me a line. I love hearing from you all. Thanks for stopping by...:)
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