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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Little Blue and White Farmhouse


Hello Friends!

Just a few peeks at how the new house is coming along.
I'd say we're about 75% moved in, but there's still much to be done.
MUCH.

I haven't been able to foof and primp and really style the house yet.
Virtually nothing has been hung on the walls.
But I still felt like I owed y'all some pics, so here they are!


The dental cabinet I got for my birthday last October.
It is so darling!

I had given up on ever finding one for an affordable price,
but this one was a steal.


 It needs some shelves added,
but The Mr. says that he'll get on that right away.

Speaking of....
 

 There he is right there,
measuring for living room curtains!






The kitchen is coming along...


 I'm not sure if all the stuff going on above the cabinets will
stay put. I'll be rearranging all that mess in the days ahead.

I titled this post "My Little Blue and White Farmhouse"
because that really seems to be the theme in the kitchen.
The sweet little backsplash tiles were already here,
and I just ran with the theme.
 I just think blue and white are quintessentially "farmhouse", don't you?


 Whoa...
You almost need shades to withstand all that white!

And of course, while we were there I had to do a little
pimpin' of Fifi's amazing book...


which just coincidentally is included in my
Spring Romance Giveaway...
as well as this  little treasure...


One lucky reader will win a copy of
autographed by Fifi herself!

PLUS
a copy of the brand new
Romantic Country magazine
featuring my photo shoot pics!
{ autographed or not, that's up to you! }


Click HERE to enter.

Enjoy your day!



Linking with Kathleen at


Debra at 
Common Ground


and Cindy at



108 comments:

alison said...

looks beautiful...i adore all the white with little touches of blue...can't wait to see the rest of the story.

blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense

Ido said...

That's a very pretty white farmhouse! Thank you for those photos!
XXX Ido

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

OH HOW GORGEOUS! I am loving the glimpses of your new cottage! Everything is just, just, just too awesome!

Thank you for offering Fifi's book as a giveaway! Add my name in your cowgirl hat!

:) Becky

A Vintage Green said...

Each peek has been a pleasure. Thank you for sharing.
- Joy

Irene b said...

I want to change my black and white kitchen your colours are really better and fresh,
...love the collection of blue jars!

p.s.only you can transform a the dental cabinet in a lovely corne

Leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

love the white cabinets in the kitchen. I want to do that...but then I don't. do. then don't. i battle myself daily.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Anne, the shows weren't the same without YOU! So glad to see your farmhouse is coming along. Many were asking for you at the shows. Talk soon, T

Delightblog.blog said...

Very very beautiful! I love that piece above the dental cabinet..it looks perfect there.
Linda

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Anne,
It is truly so beautiful!!! I love the dental cabinet, what a fabulous birthday present! Have fun styling your new house!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Angela said...

Well, you didn't owe us anything...but I'm glad you paid off! I love your farmhouse, especially your kitchen.

Jem said...

I'm all about the blue and white - it's irresistible and looks pretty and farmhouse inspired :-) Your kitchen is lovely, so bright and airy!

Jem xXx

Vintage Junky said...

you house is looking mighty cute! can't wait to see more!
xoxo

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Looks like its coming along. I adore the white and blue kitchen. Perfect in every way, so clean and bright. You will look cool wearing shade while having your morning coffee.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Anne!
I LOVE it! Yes I agree that blue and white are perfect farmhouse colors and your farmhouse is wonderful. I think that you're feeling a bit pressured to get your house in order so you can take pictures for us...please don't! I felt the same way last fall when hubby started working on our picket fence off the back porch. I was so excited to take pictures and get them on the blog...but then the cold weather hit and his arthritis got bad and here we are into April and it's still sitting half done. We have projects going on all over the farm and it's hard to take pretty pictures with all these messes in the background. So...I've learned to "not sweat the small stuff". We'll get to things when we get to them and everyone will just have to be patient...because in the end...it will be worth the wait. I know your little farmhouse will be absolutely awesome when it's done and I for one...don't mind waiting. What you've shown us today is WONDERFUL and I look forward to your 'big reveal' when you feel you're ready. Have fun!
Maura :)

KATHY said...

Your home looks so beautiful! I adore your kitchen. It looks so gorgeous. I wish you lots of love, and laughter in your new home.

Kathy

Low Tide High Style said...

It's all coming together so beautifully Anne, I know you must be thrilled! And of course blue and white has country farmhouse written all over it!

Kat :)

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Lookin good!!
I can't wait to see more!!!
I want a mannequin so bad!! Love yours!

Morning T said...

It's looking so good Anne!!! I love your sweet kitchen and can already envision great gatherings there. Thanks for the peek.
xo~
T

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love the peeks into your wonderful home! Your beautiful farmhouse is really coming along. I love blue and white and think they are perfect colors for a farmhouse.

~ Tracy

Debra@Common Ground said...

Gosh, you have a ton of cabinet space, and is that Bertha I see all whitified? Things are lookin' great. LOVE those shades! I know you're having a bunch of fun!
xoxo,
D

cottageprims said...

Lovely pics as always.Thanks for sharing the beauty.Warm Blessings!~Amy

It's me said...

Your home is so so so beautiful Anne.....i love it !! ...have a nice day....love love Ria....xxx...

Simply Me said...

Love the kitchen !!! And the chippy white chairs. Very beautiful home ...

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

I love it, I love the purity, the dental cabinet, everything! We'll see it gracing the pages of magazines and books in no time.

xo
Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Anne, your farmhouse is looking just SO wonderful! With all the hard work pretty much done, now is the best part for you- have fun arranging and decorating!!! And of course, keep us posted all along the way 'cause we love coming for the ride with you :)

stefanie said...

its precious!!! soon it will be in a book!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Anne... I LOVE your darling blue and white kitchen, and yes, that certainly says farmhouse to me!!! If I am one of the lucky winners in your giveaway, of course I want mine autographed by you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Sandy said...

When I look at these photos I find myself taking a big deep breath and just relaxing....so serene and calm...and I love your kitchen, are those new cabinets??? Love the "pantry" wall of them! I so love white kitchens!!!! I don't leave comments every time I am here but I visit you often kiddo! :) Sandy

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Gorgeous!
Everything looks amazing!
Tam

Joanna said...

At last, it's starting to look like HOME!

xx

Rose Garden Romantic said...

OH goody! I've been waiting for a peek inside your adorable farmhouse! I LOVE your white kitchen!!! I dream of having a white kitchen! And the blue and white is so classic farmhouse! Beautiful, Anne!!!
Michelle

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Oh love in picture form!!! Your new home is looking mighty cute.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It's coming along great! I love the blue and white in the kitchen. I know you are ready to get 100% moved in! hugs, Linda

Miss Mustard Seed said...

The house is looking beautiful!! I have been waiting to see what wonders you do with that place. I am going to order the book today. :)

Pattie said...

Anne, I think it's just beautiful.. and I love all the white....

Pattie

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Yay! I'm so glad to see you're finally getting settled into your new home, Anne! I just ADORE all of the charm and character that it has, and I LOVE your kitchen cabinets! I'm drooling over all of your vintage finds, btw. ;-)
Have fun foofin' the place up!
Hugs,
Jo

Miranda said...

Your home is coming along beautifully. I adore the kitchen, and yes, those blue tiles make a lovely yet calm country statement. And oh, the dentist cabinet! ♥ ♥ ♥ You have such great style Anne.

Allison said...

Your farmhouse is lovely! I love the blue and white and your sweet kitchen. My dream one day is to live in a farmhouse. You will have so much fun fixing it up and making it yours. Congratulations to you!

Daydream Living said...

Hi Anne,
Thanks for showing these photo's, love your kitchen doorknobs, and what a blessing to be living in a farmhouse! Looking forward to see more pics when you are ready,
(and I already entered your give away, sigh... I keep my fingers crossed!) Take care,
Maureen x

Vintage Gal said...

Everything looks just beautiful ~ I am sure you are going to have a wonderful time primping and fluffing your new nest ;-)

Amy said...

It all looks as if it is coming along just dreamy!
Love that dental cabinet, that is a find for sure.
I have given up looking for one, LOL
Good luck with it all!
Amy

La said...

I think it looks fabulous!

I love enamel pitchers. I have been looking for one for months. I've never seen a blue one before...very pretty.

Rachel Noelle said...

I LOVE your farmhouse~It is looking so beautiful~Hugs,Rachel :)

French Farmhouse 425

Sue said...

For the amount of time you've had, you have done GOOD in fixing up your new home. I love all the pictures and all the clean looks of the "whites". I think we all want a "Mr" of our own! I have the book and absolutely love it. It's one of those books you can keep looking at and still find more to see!

Take care, Sue

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Charming! Cozy and Charming some more! Love it Anne. Glad you are having fun! Lot's to do and it will get done and when it get's done, you'll redo it. OCDD...Obsessive compulsive decorating disorder. Such a fun disease to have. ;)
xx, shell

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Anne,
YOur home is so fresh and crisp white! Farmhouses are real gems! We have one too!

Love the white and blue kitchen. And I LOVE those blue mason jars above your cabinets. What a delightful touch of color!
Yvonne

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

I just copied and pasted your kitchen pictures into my inspiration file. I love all the white, and all the cabinets.
Please enter me into your giveaway.

Polly said...

It is looking lovely!! Just love all your things....wire baskets, ironstone pitchers, etc etc!!! I bet it feels great to start getting more settled in!

Enjoy your new nest!!

xo

Pols

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Anne....Love what you have done so far! Your white kitchen is gorgeous, girl! White, with touches of blue...perfect!~Hugs, Patti

Pam said...

Your dental cabinet is great. And I love the gal standing next to it. It looks like it's coming together nicely. Oh, and blue and white is perfect for a kitchen.

sissie said...

Hi Anne!
Your sweet farmhouse just makes me drool! I wish that I owned such a little piece of heaven.
You are making it so beautiful and it says "you" all over the place. I love your kitchen and that medicine cabinet is as cute as can be.
Thanks for showing us how it's coming along.

hugs
Sissie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

it's all coming along sooo beautifully! wow..your kitchen is just amazing. i wouldn't change a thing!!

Rebecca said...

It's ALL sweetness! Thanks for taking the time to let us peek in.

Laurie said...

Ooooh, the kitchen, the kitchen!! Love it! Your beautiful home is YOU, Anne, and Mr. Twig, of course. A charming place to call home ~ enjoy feathering your new nest!

Amanda said...

i'm head over heels in love with your blue and mostly white kitchen. like, i want to come have breakfast in it. and you don't even have to cook. just invite me over and i'll bring donuts, bagels, coffee and tea and swoon over your kitchen. deal? ok, deal. :)

Beatnheart said...

so many glorious blessings came your way. Your beautiful house is turning out so lovely...all those kitchen cabinets...and I love the wood of the floors. Happy days.

Faded Charm said...

Everything is coming along just perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us and also for the sweet email. I hope someday we do meet up.

Enjoy your new home:)

Kathleen

Roseanna said...

Your farmhouse is just as adorable as you are. Everything looks so lovely.
I bet you can't wait to be settled in there. Congratulations on your mag photos, stunning!!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

That dental cabinet is so darling!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh, I love your home. SOOO welcoming .
Thank you for sharing it with us!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

ladychiara said...

Everything looks so pretty. I adore your kitchen and would die for all those lovely cabinets. Thanks for sharing.

Amy Kinser said...

Your home is just perfect. I love your kitchen and all of your great pieces of furniture.

It is so nice to see these beautiful posts from you again.

God bless you, Amy

Theresa said...

Loved seeing your sweet blue and white farmhouse and YES... perfect choice of colors! The Mr. is "working it" with the window measurements:)

Enjoy your evening dear Anne, thanks for the tour! HGUS!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

it's looking so pretty! i just moved into a new home and have been sloooowly decorating, so i know how you're feeling! the dental cabinet is so great and i love all the blue in the kitchen too.
:)

Alice said...

It's just darling! I love the dental cabinet, and your kitchen is so light and cheery. I've always loved blue and white, especially for a kitchen.

I can't wait to see the rest.

Rayanne said...

Love "Your" blue and white! The touches are so fresh and clean!!! Thanks for the photos.

Dear Lillie said...

Oh Anne! It is looking so fabulous! I am so envious of all of the charm. Also, I finally had a chance to get my hands on your magazine feature this evening and felt like I "knew someone famous" when I read your name. All of the photographs and styling were absolutely perfect!

KClark Photography said...

You are certainly appealing to my need for clean and white lately. My mostly black cats are enjoying covering everything with dark fur. : 0

Vicki said...

Love it! I really like the blue mixed with the white in the kitchen. It is going to be gorgeous. Enjoy it and don't put too much pressure on yourself. Let it evolve and have fun!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Had to scroll through your pics extra slow - so much to see and notice. love that dental cabinet and those vintage pitchers - i've looked everywhere for those with no luck! Your home is absolutely stunning xoox, tracie

Farmgirl Paints said...

love the blue mason jars...so pretty!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Anne--it all looks totally fabulous!!! You must be thrilled!!!
XO

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your house looks beautiful!!! I love all the white with the touches of blue. So pretty! The dental cabinet is so unique! Great kitchen!! Love & blessings from NC!

Martha said...

"Autographed or Not" !! Oh Anne! I laughed out loud...you're getting there! I just need to push you off the diving board!! Congrats on the farmhouse and the gorgeous pictures...as always, enjoyed the post! Blessings...
m

Terri Gordon said...

Oh what a beautiful post, I love it. I love the white with blue, so pretty. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. Have a wonderful week. Terri

trash talk said...

That little dental cabinet is so sweet...makes my teeth hurt! Seriously...it's looking wonderful...very Annish!
Debbie

Bohemian said...

Wow, I'm so impressed at how much you've accomplished in such a short time. We've lived her just over a decade now and I still don't have it all together! *winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Restoration House said...

Oh Anne! It is so lovely. You guys have done such a wonderful job. I'm very happy for you. Love the scripture from Joshua, very fitting my friend!
Kim:)

Tara said...

It looks so gorgeous..You are doing a fab job..xx

Bee happy said...

Your house is sooo beautiful, can't wait to see it when you think it's finished! Love all the white and your furniture.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

A Cottage Muse said...

How comfy and cozy!
Beautiful job!

Lisa said...

Everyone has really voiced what I want to say - that I'm so loving your home. The white is fresh and beautiful, and all the nicer for the application of your personal touch.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Ooooh Anne I LOVE how your home is coming along! I think I may have just bought a table like the one in your kitchen, only mine is in black. I am using it to hold some plants but love yours in white with the mismatched chairs. Just love that look:)Have fun!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens
P.S. I am having a give a way too if you are interested:)

lisaroyhandbags said...

Your farmhouse is looking so charming and lovely! I could just move right in! :)

Privet and Holly said...

Sweet!
I can see why
you are absolutely
smitten....
A.lot.of.work.
A.lot.of.love.
xx Suzanne

Tracey said...

Anne, girl, your house is beyond adorable!!! I LOOOVVVEEE it!!! So much white and all that farmhouse charm, it is just perfect!!! Can't wait to see more!

xo

:) T

p.s. I'll put your lovely giveaway up on my sidebar

The American Homemaker said...

I love farmhouse white! :)

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Your home is so pretty Anne. Love your kitchen. it´s perfect.
xo Tina

The Rustic Victorian said...

Blue and white is my kitchen too. I love the way your home is comeing together. Just beautiful!
Have Fun!
Love
Marcie

Kate said...

Anne
the photo shoot was amazing and your home is simply dreamy!!! Its really your signature style! Have a wonderful week!!!

xoxo
Kate

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your kitchen is fantastic!!!! I'm loving everything you've done.
Wow.
jj

Lara said...

Oh darling I would just want to play cottage all day there!! I am in love with your kitchen. I love the way you put the blue mason's up high - perfect!!
:) Lara

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Anne! I am soooo thrilled for you that you're almost moved in! This has been such a long time coming for you and The Mr. I am amazed at the roominess of your home! It didn't look that big from the outside! Wow! And I'm NOT jealous of all of those wonderful white cabinets (yeah,right). lol! You are already waving your magic wand over that sweet house and creating an amazingly cozy and welcoming place. You rock, girly! ♥

xoxo laurie

vintagegirl said...

Beautiful photos...love your kitchen cabinets ~ okay, I'm a little jealous:)

Sharon

from me to thee......... said...

LOVE your house, I think the touches of blue look great !!! Blue and white is always a classic look, totally farmhouse.

cityfarmer said...

it's pure charm
charm
charm
and more charm

it's says farmhouse
loud and clear...
pppssst .... looks like I'll be seeing Fifi again this spring!
eeeewwwhhh baby

Karen said...

SO beautiful and pure looking! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!

Jemsmom said...

Oh Anne! It is coming along beautifully! It is so charming. I am in love with your floors! Swoon!!! So glad you are getting settled more and more. You really are fabulous!

Binky said...

It's beautiful, really peaceful and calm. Oh do have us all over for tea soon!!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I like the look of your kitchen and I do think it has the farmhouse flavor. I bought some chalk paint to paint my cabs...I wish I had a white kitchen, but since I don't, I am thinking I will paint it both white and grey...I also like how the mason jars look.

the gypsy chick said...

i am drooling over each & every picture my friend!!! XoXxo amy

sweetpea said...

so gorgeous. lovin' all that beadboard!

hugs,

shelley

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Anne, Thanks for your home tour. Everything is gorgeous!!! Did you paint the kitchen cabinets?
Love it all!
~ Julie

Em said...

Anne - that dental cabinet is divine- so is the rest of your home- i could move in right away - your style is right up my alley.
Em x

www.fadedwhitelinen.blogspot.com

ThereseMarie said...

Dear Anne, I am new to Blogland, and I am thrilled to have found you. Your kitchen takes my breath away, and I want to come live in it!!! I've always loved vintage and finding treasures in trash, and your blog and several others are totally inviting me to pursue my passion of art and vintage beauty! Thank you for sharing, and can I win the book, pretty please? It looks so yummy! theresemarie

The Polished Pebble said...

Hey Anne, your new house is just wonderful! I love it!

xo kelley

Theresa said...

OHHHH it is all coming together so sweetly! I love your blue and white kitchen Anne, and that dental cabinet is AMAZING! I now have hope that one day I too may find one that I don't have to sell a kidney to get! xoxo

pamq said...

Thanks for the tour!

Wow.

Love the dress form and her skirt.

Beautiful "job"!

Lili said...

Just getting caught up over here after returning from our 2 weeks away and what a treat this is to see the progress in your beautiful farmhouse. Love the blue and white and that gorgeous dressform and dental cabinet. xoxo ~Lili

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