One of the things that I like about a neutral color scheme is how easily it translates into different styles. Tweak it one way or another and you can get a whole new feeling for a space.
I recently stopped into a very small shop in a very small town and found a wonderful stack of grain sacks. Now if you live in farm country, that is nothing remarkable, but here in the desert southwest we have to get a little lucky.
I selected four of the best samples, and they washed up so nicely that I may have to go back for some more!
They add a lot to upping the farmhouse feeling around here, and I like that each one is different. I have always enjoyed seeing the luxury of a simple stack of vintage grain sacks and now I can have my own!
Even though I love the graphics and clean lines, I like a more romantic farmhouse style for myself than what you get with a strictly primitive style.
A few curves and softness adds to the appeal.
And nothing beats a beautiful stack of textured linens!
I usually keep the cupboard doors closed in the living room because I like a less busy tone, but I need a few sweet cows that are usually hidden away to add to the ambiance today.
This covered dish never gets enough press on the blog.
Ironstone jugs are a weakness of mine too.
I have been thinking about at a lot of light blue lately, but brown transferware, especially in the lighter patterns and colors, seems to have no season.
Who ever saw a farmhouse without an old dish cupboard?
Finally, this old flowered bowl adds just the right amount of romance to that farmhouse feeling for me.
The aged color, the rose sprays, and all that crazing just capture my imagination and transport me to another time.
I even love the speckled underside, and would display it on that side too.
I love the difference that just a few small changes can make once in awhile!
Are you feeling like changing things up a little lately too?
A little goes a long way for me.
Well, here we are at the end of March, and I know it is going out like a lion for a lot of you.
Wishing you many beautiful days ahead!