Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

January 25, 2010

Happy with My Country Style

I was just thinking today about How I would describe my home...and as I look around  I think it is basically inspired by Nature, and with Country fabrics & colors sometimes bright & Cheery. My Country Style is a bit informal in some rooms & and in others I love the frilly soft tones. Plain & Simple and Inspiring. Weathered old and recycled things in their natural state, some polished up pretty and shiny with country finishes. Some recycled to be used as something totally different than its purpose. Lets face it with todays economy it helps to have a bit of creativity.
Handicrafts, Quilts and collections have always had an important place in my country home. Out of necessity, I am often stepping over the threshold of  a thrift  or antique store to find that special piece to bring home. By bringing a bit of outside inside like displaying flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables enables me to enjoy the textures and delicate perfumes of nature all year round. Using baskets of all shapes and sizes help  organize me as well.  Irrisitable aromas of cooking make my country kitchen the heart of my home. Oh how I love to cook, and my cookbook collection continues to grow.
I really  like the warm inviting color of red in the hub of  my activies.  Somehow the kitchen is my center..and it is full of chicken things.....that spill into my diningroom... I can honestly say it is like playing house, and you are never to old to do that.  Spring will be coming someday soon.  ( I hope) and  I know I  will be working on adding a few New touches so that will mean more trips to the fabric store, collectors corners and the bank account. That's where it may get challenging.... going over the budget I'd better go count my pennies, I wonder if there are coins in the couch? and ya know I am sure glad I don't need to buy film for my camera....batteries are bad enough.


Callie said...

I have chicken things around my house too. I like your decorating choices! Enjoy!

Beverly said...

Check the washing machine....I always find money there!!!!

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

Beverly, I never thought to look there, but you are right... There have been rare occassions.

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice message. I love your blog and have added it to my list. Love your country style and of course, your chickens!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I love your idea of country decorating! Tea pots and old glass canning jars spill out of my kitchen. I think it's wonderful for you to find something to bring home and to give it a new life! blessings,Kathleen

Nancy Jo said...

Yep, great fun coming home from the thrift and adding some new thing to the house, I try and do that at least once a week. Its good for my health.
Your house looks nice and the choc. cake looks really good.
Nancy Jo

Small City Scenes said...

Hi Cheryl, thanks for visiting my blog. You last name strikes a bell in my mind but ..........
Where does your family live? Out this way?
Love your blog---so pretty.
We don't have chickens anymore and I sorta miss them. besides the dogs and cats and horses I do have a couple of fiber goats and they are lots of fun. MB