I am so excited to be joining some wonderfully talented bloggers for a new blog hop called FARMHOUSE FRIDAYS! This month's theme is "What Does Farmhouse Style Mean To Me".
To me farmhouse style is simple, rustic, calming, and cozy. I love old things and am drawn to the look of the past, specifically rural America in the middle to late 1800's. I try to accomplish this look in our farmhouse by using primitive items and furnishings, warm wood tones, along with simple fabrics and patterns, all set against a neutral background.
To me farmhouse style is....
~Lots of beadboard painted a crisp white that allows reflection of natural light.
~Antique crocks and other miscellaneous homesteading items. I love collecting but I also love keeping things corralled so I keep everyday items like rolling pins and wooden spoons on display in something old like crocks and pitchers, not only do they look pretty but they are easy to grab when needed. Antique baskets and old rustic boxes, two of my favorite things to collect, make a great place for linens.
~ Hooks of all kinds old and new. Hooks are a staple in every room of our farmhouse and I love to display everyday use items, pretty linens, and seasonal decorations on them.
~Old harwood floors, ours may be crooked and scratched but there is nothing else like them to give you the farmhouse feel.
~Quilts, quilts and more quilts, the kind that you can actually curl up with.
~Old dishes, baskets, cutting boards, jars and tins.
~Old tables and cupboards....rustic handmade ones being my favorite.
Our farmhouse, like most, is short on closet space so we need lots of furniture such as trunks and cupboards that can act as storage space. I absolutely love old cupboards and try to squeeze one just about everywhere I can.
~Signs, may they be old or reproduction they instantly give a room character.
~Slipcovers on the furniture, not only do they hide that pattern that you were sure you would love forever but they are washable and are easy to change when you tire of them.
~And last but not least....my favorite to collect and decorate our farmhouse with....white ironstone, it clearly needs no explanation.
Thank you so much for visiting our very first FARMHOUSE FRIDAY and I hope you enjoyed it! Be sure to visit the other fantastic blogs below!
HOUSE OF HAWTHORNES
THE EVERYDAY HOME
TOWN AND COUNTRY LIVING