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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Farmhouse Photos...FINALLY!

Hey, it's only taken a year, right?
I'm bettin' that some of you were thinking
I'd just made the whole thing up.
No farmhouse, just a figment of my over-active imagination.

But I feel like I've finally  made enough progress
to give you some glimpses of the living room,
or to be more appropriate to the age and era of the house,
the parlor.

Come on in.

Pardon the blown out, over-exposed photos.
I wasn't in the mood to edit, or apparently to even set
my camera properly. Oh well...

{ remember to double click all photos to "biggify" }

You see the dress form?
That will likely be removed next week,
the little side table will take its place,
and a set of tall gym lockers will be where
the side table is.

This is where I blog, edit my photos, eat,
I pretty much spend most of my time here,
and happily so!

I've received a LOT of Facebook comments about that
fabulous hand on my desk....
You can get your very own via my friend Ruth
at The Beautiful Life.  Go visit her!

My splendiferous (sp?) Carol Hicks Bolton sofa.
Thank you sweet Carol, for birthing my beautiful couch Babette
15 or so years ago. I've been a wonderful second mama to her.

Just a little bit of religious themed, mixed-media art
I whipped up from a piece of wood I got at Habitat for Humanity.
I know that it's nowhere near as good as what most of you
craftier gals produce, but I don't claim to be a mixed-media artist.
I just love this piece, as it has special meaning to me.

The little table which has a drawer on top
is placed strategically where it is just so
that Winnie, my cat, will have a place to sit
and gaze at the big world outside our window.

This lamp, tucked behind an old screen door,
formerly had a Tiffany syle shade on it.
I just felt the simplicity of this white one blended more
with the ambiance of the room.

 My suitcase vignette high atop the TV armoire.
Thank goodness for our HIGH ceilings.

And that, my friends, is it for now.

I will be sharing more photos of the master bedroom and kitchen
in the days ahead, as well as keeping y'all updated on all
my latest magazine projects.

Thanks for looking,
and have a wonderful week!


Sherry said...

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiring space. It looks like a welcoming place to spend some time.

Anonymous said...

Hi Little Anne! OH, how pretty and it looks just like you! You living room looks so romantic and magical. I see that cute little kitty getting in your snap! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

middle child said...

I can't believe you think you aren't as creative as others!
Beautiful! Love the baptism (?) certificate. The last picture is my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing. You are a true artist.

Anonymous said...

Oh Anne,
It looks fantastic!!~
I love your sofa and your office is gorgeous!!
I'm sending you lot's positive thoughts for your doctor's appt. this week!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It's beautiful, Anne. I absolutely love all the vintage, and unique touches. Your decor is so cozy.

Vicki said...

I love every bit of it. The "clackity" on the type writer is a hoot. I picture the cat asleep in the table next to the typewriter. Love it all...especially the "Jesus Loves Me" mixed media piece. xoxo

Shirley said...

Hi Anne, Your farmhouse is coming to life and makes me think of some of the farm houses we lived in when I was growing up. Congrats on your magazine article coming up. I follow you on fb even though I don't comment. Right now just not enough hours in a day for me. I think of you as we also visit the doctor this next week. Hugs and Prayers Your Missouri friend.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You've had quite a year and yet look at the beautiful space you've carved out for yourself! I could move right in and never change a thing. Lovely.

Unknown said...

Oh Anne, it is lovely! Momma is visiting from Texas and I just let me know that we have to take a road trip to Fredricksburg next time i am in town. i love your mixed media art. It is absolutely beautiful.

SLR said...

very the sofa and that "clackity" flashcard on the typewriter!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Thank you for opening your home! Open house at Anne's! She's finally showing up her cool pad! LOVE your typewriter and work space. I am equally drawn to kitchen sinks. You have us all dangling!

JunkStuffTreasures said...

Lovely! It's like a magazine spread!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

It looks gorgeous, Anne - and so filled with unique character! Looking forward to seeing more of your farm house!

Angie @ Knick of Time

P.S. - This week marks my 1 year blog anniversary (I'm getting out of bloggie diapers and into "big girl" pants now!) and I'd love to have you join the celebration!

Michelle Hughes said...

I love it all!!! Especially that blue birdcage :) you know... if you ever want to get rid of it, I can give it a good home!

Sherry Hicks said...

wow I love what you have done!! The desk is awesome love everything!!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your living room is beautiful, all of your wonderful vignettes and unusual finds! I bought a hand sign from A Beautiful Life, it!

pballard said...

Love Love Love it all!!! You inspire me!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks beautiful!

Anonymous said...

such an amazing home, really beautiful


I could live there!!! Awesome home.
Love your tat! I have a frog on my ankle and 3 roses on my wrist. Got them in my 40's! My Mom has a bluebird on her chest and she got that for her 70th birthday! FUN!!

White Lace and Promises said...

My favorite is the screen door! Love it! The stacked suitcases are great! I have one! I am on the look out for more. The trunk for coffee table is another fav of mine! It's just all so farmhouse worthy.

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

So beautiful Anne!! Your whole room is a feast for the eyes. I think my favorite is the screen door. Stunning.

blossoms vintage chic said...

Just beautiful Anne and so worth the wait!! Your sofa is just gorgeous and looks so cozy...can't wait to see the master bedroom! Thank you for sharing all your lovely photos!
Wishes for a beautiful week!

Mr Paul said...

Love the clackity sign on the typewriter, very witty.

Paul XO

Alison said...

Wow! I think your house must inspire you every day! I love your desk and really, well everything!
Thanks for sharing.

Skylar Magazine said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the colors, I think the dress form is fabulous and that bird cage as well and I'm very fond of the old typewriter. I've always wanted an old typewriter and an old black phone from the 40's to decorate with. I think the pictures look amazing!

Well, this is my first time visiting and I've really enjoyed it. My name is Sarah and I am a new follower.

Thanks and have a fabulous day!


gail said...

It was well worth the wait. You did a beautiful job. And I'm going to go see if I can get one of those hands!

Theresa said...

Oh SOOOOO Beautiful! Love all of your pretties! Can't wait to see MORE:) Have a blessed day dear friend!

Elaine said...

Anne, Thank you so much for welcoming us to your home. It has that warm and cozy feeling that one can just wrap up in. Hope to see you soon. Happy Blogging.

Sisters Treasures said...

Anne, in a word... Gorgeous! It's almost impossible to dissect it down to just one item that stands out over the rest.. I love it all! Thanks for sharing.

trash talk said...

I really like the peek-a-boo kitty. Adds just the right touch of!

Farmgirl Paints said... the black hand, the wall of mirrors...the assortment of clocks. So pretty all of it! So glad you shared;)

Tricia said...

It is fabulous and so cozy Anne, down to every little detail it's so perfectly you. LOVE the mirrors behind the couch.

Thanks for sharing with us!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Anne, it looks beautiful. I really loved the wooden box with the writing on it, what a cool piece. Love your art work too. Beautiful!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Unknown said...

So great to see photos of your beautiful farmhouse Anne!!! Every bit as lovely as I knew it would be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:) T

Rebecca said...

I understand why/how you can do pretty much everything at that charming old desk! Surrounded by all that rustic beauty, I'd probably figure out a way to sleep in there, too!

I look forward to seeing your lockers one day. (I've been looking for some myself!)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Gosh you have some great stuff! Love the way you have put it all together!

Unknown said...

Dear Girlie, you have the most wonderful sense of style. I love the Clackity card on the typewriter, the sweet cat in your photo and that I love Jesus picture is perfect. This house softly and sweetly speaks your name. The couch could hardly match you better and the clean white walls are YOU!

OX's....@ Cotton Pickin Cute

the old white house said... t.xoxoxo

Susan said...

Anne, thank you for inviting us into your beautiful, warm home! LOVE IT all, especially the old screen door, wooden chest used as a coffee table, your creative area a/k/a desk area, the hand. Don't know what you mean about not being a "crafty" gal! You're VERY crafty and creative! So glad I was able to meet you. I enjoy your FB postings also, as well as my visits to Smitten in Fredericksburg. Have a wonderful week lovely lady!

Ivy said...

So pretty and so jealous! Great job.

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

Anne, I could so, so just move right in! I love your style!!

Louise@ElsieMayandBertha said...

A lovely room. I really live your sofa!

Carol said...

How lovely to surround yourself with meaningful and interesting things. It looks very comfortable and inspiring.

Heaven's Walk said...

Well worth the wait, Anne! You did a beautiful job on it! You truly created a cozy, welcoming, interesting, and fun place to kick back and work and watch the tube! Can hardly wait to see the next room! :)

xoxo laurie

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Such inventive vignettes! Looks like a great room with lots of wonderful light for working on projects. Love!


It's perfect!

WendyW said...

Anne!!!!!!!!!!! It was worth the wait!!!!!! I LOVE it .... your style is just PERFECT!! Thanks for sharing ... I am drooling .... LOVE LOVE LOVE all that you do!!!

Alice said...

Beautiful, like a magazine worthy home. Thanks for sharing with us!

Lara said...

I'm your 50th commenter! :)

Beautiful photos, Anne. Love your blogging/photo editing spot. Beautiful house & a very lovely person in it. xo

Michele Smith said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful home!

BECKY said...

Wow, Anne, absolute deliciousness at every turn. I adore your mixed media piece! Love the torn edges! The drawer table is fabulous, the old screen door...I could go on and on. Such a great look, and each piece looks wonderful with the others, but also make their own statement! Yummy!

Thank you for taking the time to share your joy with us!!

Laurie said...

It's all so you, Anne ~ such a pretty, welcoming room that shares your taste and style. Thank you for allowing us a peak and I look forward to more delights!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Farmhouse heaven here Anne! I could spend a whole afternoon just meandering around this interesting and lovely room. SO unique and so YOU! Love it all.

paula said...

These pics are really great and quite motivational in helping with the decoration of home. I love your farmhouse style! :)
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Anne said...

You home is beautiful.You are so creative and talented.So much inspiration.Now how did you get so lucky and find gym lockers.I would love to find those for my laundry room.

Anonymous said...

ohhh so pretty.. Now you have me asking. More please!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful haven you've created Anne...I love every little detail (but clackity is my favorite)!

Unknown said...

Completely gorgeous!! I love all of your treasures and layers of yummy details. xxoo Heidi

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Every detail is just perfect! My fav? Jesus loves me! Hugs, Penny

Dear Lillie said...

I am so glad you posted pictures, Anne! It is such a lovely room loaded with character! You are so talented! And I can't wait to see more of your home and the lockers once they are in this space!

Stephanie said...

Love your screen door and collection of mirrors - it's all so pretty!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Anne! I love that stained glass window and how you left it showing when you hung your window treatment. Your furniture really suits a "farmhouse" look, too. Such a light and bright room, it must be a pleasure to even just walk past it. said...

Oh Anne, it was soooo worth the wait!!! I LOVE it!!!!!!!!Such a beautiful, warm place to live. Have a wonderful weekend:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

DearHelenHartman said...

Your farmhouse is like a dream! I feel so lucky that my first visit to your blog is when you showed it off. Going off with a few decorating ideas - does dreamy farmhouse chic mix with mid mod madness?

Beverly said...

Anne, you have created perfection. Everything is so inviting. I wish I could pull up a chair and visit with you.

Sarah said...

Anne, it's fun to see into your parlor. I smiled at several things you live with because they could have come from my childhood home ~ exact style bird cage housed our pet parakeet for 18 years and the twin arm chair to yours now resides in my sister's "parlor".
Sending greetings and good wishes for a beautiful summer. Bring on the rain! ;-)

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Hi Anne!
I am BLOWN AWAY!!! Everthing is perfectly placed! Love it all!

Homeroad said...

Oh my goodness, I love your blog! I found you from FJI and now I'm following. Great place!

lisaroy said...

Such a charming and cozy space! I could move right in!

Susan said...

Great pics! Lovely room. I simply adore the white chair, the hanging bird cage the crate coffee table and your TV armoire...and YES the hand is very cool.

Are you by chance in the market for selling those scrabble tiles?

Love n light,

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

Everything is so lovely!
New follower, Francine

Molly Painter said...

Lovely! Can you tell me where you got your Fredericksburg eye chart??

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