Saturday, August 15, 2015

Fresh Sweet Annie and a look at the Old Farm House!

   Sometimes it seems everywhere I look there is something that needs to be done!  Our family gathering room was no exception.  It has needed to be painted for a very long time!  I visited with our son and his wife and she inspired me!  They had recently moved into a beautiful new home and she had painted ALL of the rooms herself!  She had used an Olympic paint called Rattan Palm with coordinating paint colors of spice red and a creamy tan.  I really liked the Rattan Palm but thought it a little dark for our home.  I found one in the same family called Sweet Annie.  It is a soft heather greenish gray color.  This is a work in progress.  One thing leads to another.  The fabric swatch hanging on the curtain rod (Byzance from Waverly Fabrics) is what I want to make additional curtains for the door and window in this room.  I plan to also leave the cream color curtains.  I am anxious to get the new curtains made!  

I rearranged the pictures on the wall.  The two pictures on the left are what was the original Quaker Hill farm Home back in the 1920's.  The original home was built in the late 1800's. This home burned when my mother was about 7 years old.  We built our home on this property several years ago now.  It would have been neat to replicate the original home, but being young and not really thinking about family history a lot we built what was the trend of the day.  If you look real closely at the top picture on the left you can see the garden gate that now is in our guest room.

Time marches on for sure.  It seems that when I worked I had blinders on to all that needed to be done. Well the blinders are off now!  Boy it seems pretty overwhelming sometimes but one day at a time!

I guess I would call my decorating style this day and age Farmhouse Cottage.  I need color in my life and much of what I see has neutral colors.  That is just not me.  Everyone has a different view on what their ideal color palette is and that is what makes each of us unique. 

 I do like to think that I am the resident artist of my home.   I have an armoire that is in one corner of this same room.  This is also one of my next projects.  I saw the cutest cabinet painted with a farm scene.  I plan on working on this project also!  Lots of ideas and hopefully enough time to get everything done!  I think I will have to start getting up at 4:00 a.m.!

Starting to come together a little bit!  

Trusting you will have a great week with many blessings!  Projects galore!  Keeps life interesting for sure!  My heart truly is at home!   

Thanks to all the lovely blogs that have parties!  I am linking to the following:

1.  A Delightsome Life
Return to Loveliness
2.  Stonegable
The Scoop
3. A Stroll Thru Life
Inspire Me Tuesday
4. The Enchanting Rose:
Roses of Inspiration
5. Lehman Lane
Dream. Create. Inspire
6. Savvy Southern Style
Wow us Wednesdays
7. Common Ground
Share Your Style
8. The Charm of Home
Home Sweet Home
9.  My Romantic Home
Show and Tell Friday


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your home looks so warm and cozy! I'm trying to picture the new paint color and what you'll be doing with the new fabric. Sounds like fun changes!

quakerhillfarm said...

Thank You Dear Kitty! I enjoy "being" home! Have a wonderful week! Lynn

Stephanie said...

Sweet friend, what a charming and cozy home! How do you ever leave? I think if my home looked like that I would want to spend every moment surrounded by such sweetness :)

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

quakerhillfarm said...

Thank you once again for your sweet comments! Blessings. Lynn

Conniecrafter said...

Such a lovely cozy space you have there, love the country feel to it. Neat arrangement of the pictures

quakerhillfarm said...

Thank you south!

Tara Lehman said...

How fun to have a picture of what the original farm looked like. I can't wait to see your new wall color and fabric! Thanks so much for sharing your room with Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you will join us again tomorrow night. Take care, Tara

quakerhillfarm said...

Thank you Tara!