Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Back where I come from~~~

Im dreaming of a care free week .....but dont see one in sight. Between barn work, Drs. appointments, Easter and the every day, Ive been swamped and Im ready sit back catch up on your blogs and do some blogging of my own......not sure when that will happen....never mind, hubby just called. He was on his way home from work and got called back....SSOOOOO..... I guess Ill do some blogging NOW!

These two top pictures are from the current issue of Country Living , how can you not sink into thoughts of spring and summer when you look at these, I love 'em. They remind me of care free days spent at Grandma and Grandpas house, which is a bit about what my blog is about today!
 One of my favorite memories of Grandmas and Grandpas house was the endless gardens, yes, that was plural...not a typo. And they lived in town, well, it was a village actually. They had 3-4 huge gardens a year that were each nearly the size of a football field. They did it all by hand. We lived next door and there was nothing better than sneaking outside with them in the garden. I can remember picking strawberrys and eating them as I picked them. Then there were the times when Grandma would stop to talk to the neighbor lady and I would eat several ears of corn while she was talking, she would turn around and her corn would be gone, Yup, I shucked it right there and nawed away till she was done. It was ssoooooo good and nothing to the day tatses the same since.

So, where am I going with this besides reminiscing ? Well, as you know, I often post pics of inspiration (usually from Country Living). A new house is in our future, but its not definate as to when that will happen, just when we have enough money to get a good start. I took a walk last night and start thinking about why I am so obsessed with the farmhouse style. Yes, I grew up on a farm, but the decor was more of an English hunt style...lots of fox hunt prints, snaffles, deep hunter green and burgandys...getting the picture yet. I love primitives, but even more, I love bright white, blue, red and green. Well, long story short, I figured it out. All this time, Ive been trying to re create my child hood at my Grandma and Grandpas place. Though there were many, many happy, wonderful times at home......the times at my grand parents house were bittersweet. So, yes, Im trying to re create my child hood atmosphere with our decor. Its fitting that right now, we live in my hubbys great great great grand parents old farmhouse (the old home place, its affectionately called). We have talked about renovating this old house and if our funds become too limited, thats probably what we will do.

Well, Ive ran out of time for now, but I will be posting more about my farmhouse theorys and life. Ill leave you with a few "farmhouse pics" in closing. Thanks for stopping by and reading. Please let me know what you think!

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