Monday, April 25, 2011

Defining My Style ???


For years I have struggled with defining my style.

I follow so many blogs and there are wonderful ladies and men out there that just know what their style is.

And in every gorgeous picture they post, you know that they are “that” style.

As an example…

What decorating style comes to mind when I say the name Linda of Behind My Red Door.

Well, Colonial of course.

Linda has always had such a talent for colonial decorating.

I have always loved viewing her gorgeous photos and over all the years I have known her, she has been such an inspiration to me.

Here is another example…

What decorating style comes to mind when I say the name Dru of A Fine Farmhouse.

Okay, the blog name kind of gives it away. LOL!

But even if you didn't know the name of Dru’s blog and you just viewed her wonderful photos of her home and her creations, you would Know farmhouse was her style.

Just like Linda, Dru has an amazing talent for decorating.

And has also been such a source of inspiration to me.

These are just two of the wonderful fellow bloggers out there that are lucky enough to know what “style” they are and are so talented in the way they display it.

(Please know, there are many, many, more out there that I turn to for inspiration! I’m just using Linda and Dru as an example.)

 

Sometimes, I wish I knew what my style was.

Yes, I am very drawn to the Colonial style.

Especially Colonial style furniture.

And I believe it is evident when you view photos of my home.

But it is not the only style that pulls at my heart.

Primitive Farmhouse does also.

There are also touches of that throughout my home.

I don’t think I could ever give up the look of old worn farmhouse.

There is just something amazing about an item that worn and chipped.

The amazing patina of old wood.

The appeal of antique graniteware.

Plus I have quite an addiction for all old kitchenware items!

Bowls, crocks, cookie cutters, rolling pins, etc.

If it belonged in someone's kitchen in the early 1900’s of before…. then I know I would want it!

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Now it comes to my latest decorating fascination.

Lately, I have been Very drawn to a more traditional, white, farmhouse style.

And I have never had white walls in my life!

Seriously, I have just never been able to get a room to look right with white walls.

But yet, here I am falling more and more in love with this gorgeous style!

Here are a few examples of what I am referring to:

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I am finding myself more and more drawn to this white on white style lately.

Now, don’t look for any room transformation here anytime soon.

But I am considering maybe bringing more white into my decor pieces.

Or maybe doing my new sewing room in this style.

So this whole situation leaves me wondering….

Will I ever find just one decorating style??

Or will I always just be a mixture of a bunch of them??

I know it doesn't really matter.

We don’t have to be one style or another.

Our homes should be filled with things we love, no matter what style they fall into.

And I believe mine is.

But I would love to get to a place where I looked around my home and felt like it was finished.

Instead of finishing up a room only to find myself wanting to totally change it 6 months later. LOL!

~ Just some random thoughts I've been having lately.

:)

Thanks for listening to me ramble. Hehee!

Until Next Time….

Take Care and Talk Soon,

zTam

My Mom and Dad’s Home


Hi Everyone.

I was looking through some folders on my computer and found these photos of my Mom and Dad’s home.

I can’t remember if I have ever made a blog post showing these off or not.

This is the home I grew up in.

Of course, it has changed and ton since then.

A few years ago they put up new siding and windows, and I just love it!!

So pretty.

Any way, here is a little tour of their home.

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My Mom’s favorite room, her kitchen.

These are photos from a few years ago.

I need to get over there and take some new ones.

As hard as it may be to believe, it is even prettier now. :)

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The living room.

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Some of my Dad’s collection of ribbon art.

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Their bedroom…

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Next, this room used to be my sisters bedroom. ;)

Of course, it didn’t look like this when she lived here.

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My old bedroom doesn't really exist anymore. :(

They took down the wall and opened up the space to make a sitting room.

Here is the area that once was my bedroom.

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Here is another little sitting room my Mom has created.

It was originally a walk in closet.

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I hope you enjoyed the little tour of my Mom and Dad’s home.

Soon I will post some photos of the down stairs bathroom they  just refinished.

It is gorgeous!!

Wait till you see the slipper claw foot tub.

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Oh, while I have you here….

Check out how much my living room has changed over the last few years.

I found this photo too. :)

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Present Day…

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Until Next Time….

Take Care!

zTam

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Some Updated Photos Of My Kitchen (Tons of Pict’s!)


Awhile back I posted some older photos of my kitchen and then said my goal was to try to get some new ones taken.

Well, a was finally able to get that accomplished.

Here are some new photos of my kitchen and breakfast nook.

I did get a little carried away with the photos though. :)

Usually I go through and weed them out some, deciding which ones are the best shots.

But I didn’t do that this time.

So I am going to just post them all.

I apologize if some of them are somewhat alike.

Also I forgot to dust before taking them.

So if you notice any, please try to ignore it. :)

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See, I told you I got carried away with the photos!! LOL!!

Hope you enjoyed the little tour of my kitchen and breakfast nook.

Thanks for stopping by to visit me!!

Until Next Time….

Take Care Everyone!!

Talk Soon,

zTam