Nov 21, 2017

Thankful and Blessed

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells.. Yep.. Christmas songs are ALREADY playing on the radio and several porches are lit up with Christmas lights. I am in full out protest of rushing into holidays that are not even on the calendar this month.  I am appreciating pumpkins even more than normal, this November

In my last post, I shared my farmhouse porch made up with pumpkins and  Fall fancies, in shades of orange. I  also brought a bit of orange color into the farmhouse cottage this year. After revisiting last Fall's pictures and posting some never shared photos, from last fall, I think it will be the last year that that I will invite the color 'orange' inside my home.

  Below, are a few farmhouse pictures that didn't make it into my Fall (October 2016)  post, where I used (much preferred) neutral tones to usher in the beautiful NC Fall season. You can see those pictures  here.

My sweet vintage cow cutting board was scored from an auction for $5.00

Authentic, (sealed) chippy vintage ceiling tin works as my back splash.

I distressed the new zinc counter tops to give them an old time farmhouse look

Rusty roses and little pumpkins rest on my chalk painted vintage mantle

On the mantle, I used French Linen chalk paint by Annie Sloan and then dry brushed it with Old White

 Current pictures (below), of my lil house dressed in splashes of orange. I still think that orange is best suited for Gods perfect decorating, - where it is used in nature,on leaves, fruit, sunsets, lobster mushrooms, flowers and animals to name a few.

A corner of my dining nook

I scored old chippy ceiling tins at an antique mall.  Instantly, I knew they would be perfect as indoor  awnings, above the windows in my dining nook. After having custom corbels made to hang them on, I installed them and added vintage crystals to form a unique fringe. One day, they will have their own blog post with details and better pictures.

Clear vintage saucers for .25 cents each, add interest to the window

A cozy place, where views and meals are enjoyed

Even three TINY orange pumpkins sitting on the window sill are much to bright for my liking. Target practice with tiny pumpkins, hmmmm....Heck yeah....

Toy truck filled with little, itty-bitty, teeny-weeny tiny pumpkins

A 50 cent, ugly sign from goodwill - gets transformed into a mini chalkboard

A sneak peek... of my newly built hood,  made from barn-wood. More about it later.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanks Giving holiday.
I give praise to my Lord and Savior, Jesus. I am SO  thankful for such a blessed life.
He gives me breath, and I give him praise.

Especially, during these holidays, when you may not find enough hours in your day to do what you think needs to be done, you can still make time to play. Go outside, and skip for a few minutes. No matter your age... the world is your stage. Go on, ... it's okay, skip. It's okay to play... I dare you.  Life is very short, make time to play. Please remember that it is never to late to have a happy childhood.

Happy Fall Y'all.

This post is shared with The painted hinge.
The Charm of home



sandra said...

I love seeing pictures of your home. It's perfect. Always looking forward to the next post. Happy Thanksgiving.

Downthelanewithdaisy said...

Have a very happy peaceful Thanksgiving, you and all your furbabies, too.

Jean said...

We want to see your bathroom!

Tonita said...

Jean, My bathroom post will be on the way soon. I took a BA-gillion pictures of the before and after, and might have to do a two part post on a tiny 40 square foot bathroom transformation. I have had that post on hold because I do not have a bathroom door installed yet and was hoping to have that hung before I posted. Looks like that is on hold so I will just move forward and try to get that up in coming days. Thanks for the reminder.

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Joanie McLaughlin said...

I love the toy truck filled with mini pumpkins. Adorable! Your home is so cute and cozy and the orange accents are perfect!

The Charm of Home said...

Wonderful vintage looks. Thank you for your kind words. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

The Charm of Home said...

Wonderful vintage looks. Thanks for your kind words. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It is very beautiful... It looks very Nordic. xoxo Su

Seawashed said...

Thank you for coming by again to visit my blog. Your words are so encouraging and uplift the heart. I love your vintage ceiling tin backsplash. I have always wanted to find something like it to use as a backsplash for our vintage camper. How perfect it is in your cottage retreat. Merry Christmastide and peaceful tidings in the new year. x Kerrie

A Joyful Cottage said...

It's so much fun to see your home, Tonita. You have so many great ideas that you actually bring to fruition. I admire that. Your charming home is uniquely yours, and I'm always inspired when I see what you've done. The backsplash, the awnings, the distressed countertops -- love it all. Hugs. ~ Nancy

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Oh my goodness I am swooning over all the vintage fall goodness here! I would like to invite you to come over and share your beautiful posts at Thursday Favorite Things each week Thursday-Saturday. Hope you can join us!

The Charm of Home said...

How wonderful! Thanks for sharing for Home Sweet Home!

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