The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
with His gentle Joy.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Farmhouse French

On Crooked Creek is located near the Southern edge of our town. One block South of us begins a Tree Farm with a rural area between our town and the next. And while our Ranch Style home is definitely not "country", I adore the new French Farmhouse decor!

Shortly after "Mr. Ed" renovated the lower level On Crooked Creek, we purchased a smaller round table for our dining area. I've been looking for a few "seasons" for new dining room chairs.

While on our Annual Trout Fishing Trip to Bennett Spring State Park, I found these two vintage oak "farmhouse" chairs. "Mr. Ed" and I each have our own definition for the meaning "catch of the day"!

I adore the wide ladder back effect...and the way the back piece attaches to the seat. The seats are leather. The addition of cushions from our previous dining chairs make seating more pleasant. Although, it may involve me using a sewing machine...I have a plan for those seat cushions!

To bring a bit more of the farmhouse decor to the dining area, I used this gorgeous sun shining day to revamp our china cabinet!

Now that the heirloom silver tea set is residing on the vintage tea cart in the living room, I  brought out my French Country lamp to pair with the new Sunflower print.

This vintage ironstone bowl belonged to my beloved Mother ~in~law. The hues from the vintage bowl and the comtemporary print blend harmoniously.

I added the restaurant pitcher "Mr.Ed" purchased for me during Christmas. The banding on the white leans more towards the blue ~ green family. Tying the hues together in this vignette.

My very first restaurant plate combined with my first creamy ivory, oval serving platter take their place of honor to the right of the cabinet! Placing them on easels gives them greater presence and keeps them safe for display!

Placing a few individual serving dishes in a primitive, wooden, divided box keeps the farmhouse theme. The addition of my three widely used cookbooks are now easily accessible for reference and inspiration!

An earthenware brown pitcher holds vintage kitchen utensils, both are heirlooms from either sides of our families.

The formal China Rose pink, white and silver china seemed out of place. It was easily located to the built~in china cabinet transitioning from the dining area to the living room. In its place. . .my Homer Laughlin Epicure Turquoise Aqua china!

It's been a busy day On Crooked Creek! I have basked in the rays of the sun's energy to accomplish a Farmhouse French look for our home. One I'm feeling right at home in. . . in our urban setting!

Until next time. . .
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