Raising A Farmhouse

Friday, January 11, 2019

A simple winter living room

Happy January... I still can't believe the holiday season
 just flew by and here we are in the midst of the new year!
Taking down all the Christmas decor is always more daunting than dragging it all out and putting back your home and transitioning to appropriate winter decor is even more difficult.
Right before Christmas we were able to get my faux fireplace made. I need to do a post and show you how we made it, but that will be another day. For now I still need to stain the top crown molding and figure out something for the interior. I have been debating on tiling it, but I'm not sure. 
I don't want to regret my choice.
My cousin gave me these amazing horns over Thanksgiving break and I could not wait to strip the house of all Christmas and get these babies up. She ended up going a bit more modern in her new home so I was much obliged to take these off her hands.
I just love how chic and simple they are and they look amazing above my mantle.
I kept the mantle simple with just a few tarnished brass candle holders and an oil glass lamp.
I love how pretty and chippy the mantle is, so I don't want to clutter it up too much just yet:)
I want to enjoy the simplicity.
I also added this oval frame and these cream hydrangeas in a mercury glass vase.
I'm trying to keep things simple and neutral that can easily transition to spring.
I found this gorgeous blanket at Tuesday Morning last week and I absolutely love all the texture!
Just a simple and clean back drop that can easily walk right into spring.



And... the newest addition to our decor... my $50 thrift store find...
I finally got the little french settee finished and I love how it turned out:)
Not a bad little DIY
Hope you all are having a fantastic start to your new year!
Have a great Friday Night:)


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Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas on the Farm | 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Yes indeed it is:)
I'm joining the It's a Wonderful House Christmas  Blog Tour with several other wonderful ladies who are opening their Christmas home to feast your eyes upon.
Hopefully you just enjoyed touring Angelina's GORGEOUS Home from Petite Haus
Also, I want to give a special thank you for her putting this all together!

If you are new to my blog, welcome! 
I'm Summer and I'm a new stay at home mama to our sweet boy who is 5 months old, I'm severely sleep deprived and figuring this thing called motherhood out:) 
My husband is Active Army and we live in Oklahoma on 5 acres in the country. 
We are raising our family while trying to raise a small farm and get one good night of sleep:)
So grab a cup of coffee and come on in!
The focal point of my design this year  in our family room is my new fireplace!
 I will have more soon on how we built it, but for now,
 I'm basking in the glory of having a massively gorgeous fireplace in my living room!
This year I kept things pretty simple and reused most of what I had from previous years,
 I didn't buy much new, but what I did buy were these little mini pears to add to my Christmas tree and my garland. When I saw Liz Marie's (from the Liz Marie Blog) pear garland, I just knew I had to use pears in my decor... however the garland she had was a bit pricey, so I decided to make my own... DIY Style...
So I attached a ton of little pears all over our greenery...
I love how it turned out. So simple and natural looking, 
I really like the idea of using everyday items and natural looking items in my decor.
If you have followed me for a while, you probably have noticed that I have a bit of an obsession for sofa slipcovers. I decided to use my white one for Christmas, I also changed out my gray chairs and brought down my linen tufted chairs to brighten up this space.
One thing I did buy this year, is my new reindeer for the fireplace.
It's funny I thought it was a golden bronze when I bought it. But when it arrived, I was surprised to see it was solid silver:) But it's still gorgeous... I have no regrets:)
This year my decor has a very simple, but yet cozy feeling. 
I wanted to create a warm and inviting atmosphere but still have limited patterns and a neutral color palette. So I will let you look around and enjoy these pics:) without me rambling!
You can shop my home below with the provided affiliate links to items that I have either purchased or items that are similar. 

We pick back up over to the dining room and I have continued to carry on the flocked garland.
You can see my tutorial on flocking a Christmas tree here.
I used natural greenery on the table from  our cedar trees on the farm.
I love using fresh greenery and mixing it in with artificial.
Plus the smell is heavenly!

I kept the linens very simple on the table. A nice lace drop cloth provides a crisp white background for the greenery and the buffalo check napkins.
It's simple, country, and the black and white lend a modern element to the design.
And here's our country bear:)
I shared on the blog the other day our bedroom, it has been under construction since last February.
You can read the original post here.
But basically we rearranged the furniture, swapped some decor and built a fireplace.
Long story short...

These last couple of photos, are from last years tour, I wasn't able to decorate these spaces this year, but let's remissness... shall we?:) 

Laundry Hall way ...2017
You can read about this space here.
The Farmhouse Cabana we did for the ORC 2017
You can read that post here.

I can't believe we are so close to Christmas! I'm seriously still hoping we get a White Christmas, but I'm not going to hold my breath:) I hope you all enjoyed the tour and maybe found a bit of Christmas cheer here on the farm! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Paula from Virginia Sweet Pea










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