Showing posts with label country fence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label country fence. Show all posts

Aug 16, 2015

COUNTRY HOME IDEAS

COUNTRY MAKES MY HOUSE A HOME

 (Taking a break from crafting posts today to share some pics.)

I have been re-arranging and already getting my house ready for fall.
Enough summer heat and bugs for me already. 

So while digging out my found treasures from auctions and flea markets, I thought I'd share a few pics of stuff that I love to collect.

All these items are what makes my house a Country Home.


Yes, I love canning jars.  
I am in the process of putting these in a cabinet. Photos later.

And no, not just the blue ones either.

But the aqua blue ones really are my absolute favorite.
 (Sorry about the darker pics, this Samsung Tablet doesn't have a flash)

But there is just something about having  a bunch of the clear ones sitting around that makes me feel at home. That good ole' country home feeling.

And since I can stain them, like I shared in a previous post, HOW TO STAIN MASON JARS, I love having plenty on hand to work with.

And then we have the wooden spoons and rolling pins that I absolutely love.
Here are a few shots from around my dinning room and kitchen.
Oh, and the crocks. I love them, but doesn't everyone?
And old pitchers for the patterns and because they can hold wooden spoons lol.
Even the old cracked and broken ones can find a place in my home.
What I love about country living and decorating is that there are no rules.
If I like it, I use it. If it fits, it stays there.

Oh, and I love the red and white enamelware! I am really just starting to collect the plates and such too.
Hum, I'm beginning to wander if I have enough pitchers full of wooden spoons? Now that I am snapping pics, I am realizing I have quite a few. Na, not enough yet!

 Here's an old coffee pot I also love.



And here's some more random shots. I just really cannot get enough wooden spoons tucked here and there!


And rolling pins. What country home doesn't have a few rolling pins here or there?

And here are some tiny, wooden rolling pins my aunt Marlene gave me:

Ain't they just cute? 



And I think that is pretty much enough indoor stuff for now.
I don't want to overload you with my love of the country decorating.

So before I go, here's one last thing. It's my favorite outside garden thing.


This use to be the entrance to my strawberry garden.

Sadly they didn't grow great here, so I moved as many as I could that were left.


When taking down the fenced in area, (lots of lattice) I had my husband to leave the entrance like so, with the gate.

And I love it.
Right now it has tons of morning glories trailing up it.


And one more last thing, lol.
Here's my country, barn wood fences out front.


And here is the backs. I've put some rose bushes behind them now so I can see them from my front porch.


Here is a link to how I made these barn wood fences, if you are interested.

Hope ya'll liked these pics of my country decorating ideas.
See ya'll next time!
~Lisa

Apr 1, 2015

BARN LUMBER CORNER FENCE #1

My barn wood corner fence:
Fall 2013

So here is a cute idea to make if you have some old barn lumber, or any old lumber for that matter, laying around.

2013
We live out in the country and driveway vears off from a secondary street to a patchy half gravel and half concrete strip.  And down at the end of that there was really no eye catching anything to get attention, just big old space.

2013
 So I had the idea to take some of our old barn lumber and sketch out a make do corner fence at each side of the drive.  

And thankfully my husband figured out what I'd drew, made them and put them up.
Built in 2013

Here it was the first year after planting some pretties.  
They were barely growing in, but you can see some coming up.

Summer 2013, I think
Here it is the 2nd year:
Fall 2013
And here it was last year.
The hanging basket lent color until the big perennials grew in.
Spring 2014 My husband putting up the hanging basket for me

That is my doggie, Princess, trying to get cool by the new soil I had just put down.
 And here is the fence on the other side of the driveway:
Spring 2014, other side
Fall 2013
 They were simple pink morning glories that took off beautifully and kept going way into fall.


See, I get to walk through these everyday down on my way to check the mailbox.

I had to wait a bit on the right side one to be finished because we were short a wide enough board for the last corner. But we finally found one!

And I had to add this photo from February 2015. Look how beautiful!

One thing is for sure, it gives you a cute focal point in places that are bare.
And they are very easy to decorate in all occasions.

Summer time is my favorite though.
Just let all the flowers kinda take over like this:



This is my first link up to for fences and I have linked up this post with: