Monday, April 20, 2015

~Potting Areas~

What beautiful weather we had here in the PNW last week and I had a chance to get outside and clean up this potting area.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.     

This is where I used to do all my potting in this little area against one of our outbuildings before we built the Garden House. 

I kept all of these garden related items in this spot since it is a great place to store extra pots during the Winter months and also many of my plants that I dig up and divide from my flower beds like these sedums and violets.      

These violas that I planted in pots last Fall are really thriving in this warm Spring weather and my newest favorite find is this Spanish lavender topiary that I found at Home Depot♥ 

Enjoy your week and join me back here on Friday where I'm joining five other ladies to share more farmhouse inspiration.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

~A Place to Hang your Bag~

Have you ever seen a one of a kind item in a store and instantly fall in love with it only to realize it's priced a little high and you really don't have a place for it so you reluctantly walk away?  That's what happened to me with this wonderful white and chippy scrolly white iron stand.  

I literally couldn't stop thinking about it because it was so unique and one night while lying in bed I realized I had the perfect spot for this beauty after all.  A few weeks had passed, so I was happy to see it was still at the store when I went back and I was even luckier because there was a sale going on.  Enjoy!  xoxo K

It's perfect in my bedroom for holding bags and would work great for other things like scarves, jackets a robe etc...  I think this piece helps to complete this area and you can see the other side of my bedroom HERE.

I also moved this table and chair from my office in this room because I'm changing things around in there and I like how the wood on this piece looks better in my bedroom.  This tufted chair from World Market is still one of my favorites.♥♥♥

Since flowers were buy one get one half off at Fred Meyers last week, I decided to try these hydrangeas again and by using the Allum trick that I've seen on Pinterest they lasted a whole week without withering.  Changing the water daily helps too.  

Looks like rain today but then clearing up and sunny and 70 degrees through the weekend. Sounds wonderful!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

~Delicate Blooms~

So far April has been really wet compared to the beautiful March we had. Fresh flowers inside the house help me get through those days.  Enjoy ! xoxo K.     

Ranunculus have the most delicate petals that can sometimes almost look like tissue paper or the ruffled pages of a really old book.  This bunch next to my bed are in the prettiest shades of pink. 

I've always had a weakness for crystal chandeliers and this new candelabra goes nicely with the one hanging over the bed.  It also looks great with some French items and these pretty blooms.   

This is probably the last of the ranunculus for this year, but with all this rain my plants are growing like crazy, the trees are branching out and the bushes are filling with blooms. It won't be long and I'll be able to walk outside and have a multitude of flowers to choose from♥   

I hope you all have a wonderful week.  Looks like I'll be inside for most of mine, but I'm sure I'll have plenty to keep me busy..... there always is!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

~Flowering Branches~

You know it's Spring when the fruit trees start blooming like these delicate pear blossoms.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

There are so many things I love about flowering branches.  One, they are free, two, they are just outside my door and three, I know the warmer weather is on it's way after they start to bloom.  

I like their simplicity in this French galvanized pitcher brightening up my laundry room♥  You can see the other side of this room HERE.

I'm hoping to share some of our apple blossoms also after they are blooming. 

Here's another branch sitting among some kitchen utensils along with this ceramic egg carton I purchased from Anthropologie.  A fun addition to any Easter decor and a perfect place for these eggs I got from my sister's chickens.

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw these beautiful branches from my Quince bush that I added to this market bag.

I hope you have a nice weekend and a blessed Easter Sunday!

Friday, March 27, 2015

~Farmhouse Style~

Today I'm excited to be joining five other ladies for a new monthly series called Farmhouse Friday that will be held every 4th Friday of each month where we will be sharing ideas and items all about farmhouse style.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

For this first post we were asked "What does farmhouse style mean to you" and I think of it as fresh, clean and simple surrounding yourself with items you love.  I chose my kitchen to show you today with all it's farmhouse touches.
I wanted a farmhouse looking kitchen when we built our house 12 years ago and love everything about it still to this day.  We had them build simple beadboard cupboards with wood counter tops and hardwood floors and I remember the cabinet guy kept asking me if I was sure that I wanted such a simple look since most people liked a more elaborate kitchen.  My answer was always "yes".....moral of the story, stick with what you like, not what everyone else is doing at the time!

Loving these vintage green glass French bottles I purchased from Alex of Attic Antics. She has a fabulous Etsy store that I highly recommend where I also got the French pitcher you will see further down in this post♥  

My home is mostly decorated in a neutral palette but this pop of color from these oranges is a welcome sight as we enter into Spring and I've been really enjoying eating them lately as well:-)

We didn't have them install a built in island in the kitchen since it seemed pretty narrow in this space and I knew I would have furniture pieces to put here which I've changed a few time s over the years.  I really like this table and benches we are using right now which can double as both extra counter space or seating whenever needed.     

The open shelving on the back wall is fairly new and a great place to display some of my lovely vintage French collections.  This is another great example of farmhouse style with this simple look. 

Looking into the breakfast nook area of this space which you can see more of HERE.  I love using architectural pieces throughout my home and this large header is perfect for the space above the counter between the two rooms.

Another item I knew I wanted in my kitchen was this farmhouse style sink. Inserted in the corner below a window with just enough room for a vintage scale to hold herbs for cooking. This area definitely says "farmhouse" to me!
More simple items on my counter to the right of the sink that helps to bring the look together.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to bringing you more Farmhouse style in the upcoming months.  You can visit all of these ladies to get even more inspired.

Farmhouse 5540
House of Hawthornes
The Everyday Home
Stone Gable
Town and Country