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December 28, 2010
I love decorating country style, but it seems to me that lately the only country style that's supposedly in is primitive. That's ok, but I like all country decor, and I have a very eclectic style. Every time I get a Country sampler magazine it is all primitive or colonial, I want farmhouse, and other country styles showcased.
What do you gals like??
August 25, 2009
I like country decor too, and like you, I am more interested in farmhouse style decor.
Another love is JUNK, I love the stuff, just managed to get my hands on some of Daddy's old plow points, thinking that some of the smaller ones may be re-made into some bookends! Also managed to get my hands on 2 old iron beds! Woo Hoo! There was also an old desk, minus the drawers in the barn, so I snagged it. It was a smaller desk. The husband fixed the top, it had warped. I repainted it, and now it sits in the kitchen. Instead of drawers, I picked up some baskets at the dollar store. Mama had a little stool that needed recovering, so I made a cushion for it from some fabric that I had on hand, and a little stuffing on hand as well. The only thing that I bought was the baskets, I have $4 tied up in my desk!
I save old magazines because they hold so much inspiration for me! I never get tired of looking at them. Sommetimes I look at them, and realize that I don't have their budget, so what can I do, or re-do rather to get that look?
Guess that my problem is that I like too much!! I have noticed that when the seasons are getting ready to change, I start wanting to change things around here in the house, much to my husband's chagrin!
February 10, 2009
While it's not strictly country decor, I really like 50's stuff. I like the colors, that aqua and flamingo pink! Not too much mind you, just as accent. White curtains with that dark aqua trim, I got a book of crochet edging patterns to learn out of, but haven't spent enough time on it lately, just too busy.
I'd love a retro table for the kitchen, but it's not too likely. It's sort of a throwback to my grandmother's kitchen, and my aunt's too I suppose. They had a 50's retro kitchen well into the 60's! I don't think I'd spend money on appliances that look retro, though they're out there, just keep the modern things simple colors and play up the colors and accent pieces where I could.
If I could I'd have the kitchen like that, I really think that as long as the kitchen isn't totally open to the rest of the house, like a 'great room' layout, it's ok to have other rooms different. I guess though I wouldn't need it to be all that far apart, part of this is because my idea of country is the country look I grew up with is just this look. Clean, serviceable, simple, practical and bright. THAT's what country means to me.
Old mixes with new just fine IMO, as long as things aren't too fussy. My family just never did go in for fussy… OK, one grandmother did, but only in the front parlor. She was very proud of that front parlor too. I can still smell that room, lemon oil and moth balls, and the way she kept the heavy drapes closed so sunlight didn't fade the colors on the settee.
I'm sorry if I got a little off topic, just too tempting I suppose, this is a very interesting topic.
December 28, 2008
Hmmm. Our country style means things like chore boots just inside the back door! Not sure that counts as "decorating," but that's what we have. Perhaps we could say that this country home is an eclectic mixture of fine art, antiques, and well worn stuff? Some is pretty, some strictly functional, and some just because we like it.
And I do love the table we inherited. One of the grandmothers made her kitchen into everything red during the 50's. We have several of those pieces, including a nice sized formica-topped table which is currently being underutilized.
May 18, 2010
January 9, 2011
I live in an old farmhouse and I decorate with antiques and useables. I try not to accumulate what I really wont use. Like I don't want an old butter churn (I use my KitchenAid to make butter) but I do use my old pickle jar. For years I kept a childs chamber pot in my car for my kids to use in case of an emegency ;^).
The pictures on old german cream and sugars, teapots and plates just mesmerize me, and i decorate with those for the sheer pleasure it brings me! And I like the primitives. I like barnwood frames and iron nail coathooks, I like stoneware, yellow-ware and old, old, old McCoy pots. I love to use vintage fabrics for placemats and cushions. And I do like the old Cottage prints from the 30's.
My favorite colour combination is bright white with chocolate brown or dark tan. Thats pretty modern but I like the cleanliness of the colours.
I wish you gals would post some pics! I'd love to see your colour combos and decor!
January 9, 2011
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August 24, 2010
I love "things I love" decorating! I like the relaxed feel of country, a little shabby (but not a big fan of too much foo-foo) mixed with classic family pieces. I am not a big fan of matchy-match I like mix and match much better.
I collect things that are interesting and catch my eye, but nothing in particular-- but new stuff has to "have the perfect spot" or be useful….but my favorite things seem to be the things I've inherited from my grandmothers and my mom…
October 5, 2010
I love primitive and country. I just took a old wood ironing board and put it behind my love seat for a sofa table that displays family photos. I am repainting inside of my house. Dining room is a dark gold with red check curtains. kitchen has burgundy red above my cabinets and putting black and tan accents in my living room. Just need to get new furniture.they are like 18 years old.
I save all my country sampler magazines too.
August 13, 2011
My house is decorated in country primitive. I change out my decor every season.
Spring: This season is the hardest for me to decorate. I only have a few primitive Easter pieces that are using the colors that fit with my house, since I don't like pastel colors. I have used old birdnest and fake eggs. Sniped off some branches to have spring blooms in old sap buckets
Summer: This is filled with americana done right before Memorial Day all the way until the end of August. A lot items the hubs made out of wood and I painted.
Fall: Of course pumpkins, gourds, apples, cornstalks, mums and colorful leaves. I make twig wreathes with berries to hang in and outside.
Winter: Christmas decor comes out the weekend after Thanksgiving. I try to make homemade decorations and gifts. I make balsam wreathes for home and sell many at work. The trees that I have in the house are filled with old and new hand made and store bought prim items.
When Christmas is done snowmen, new and antique sleds, mittens, hats and boots decorate my home. I keep that up until I can't stand the sight of snow any longer. Usually in March.
Every season has there own quilts and warm scented soy or beewax candles. Berry garlands, picks and small wreathes are scattered around many rooms.
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