April- Person, Place & Thing

chriswithportablelumbermill-optPerson- Chris (left) and a helper began the long, arduous task of clearing some trees on our property for a future structure. Then he used his portable mill to cut up the lumber for interior planking.

lumbermillmobleforbarnplanks03-optPlace-  The site where either a barn or cottage will be built.

antiquesign-ooptThing- I’ve come across quite a few antique signs that I’d love to display in our farmhouse kitchen. But only one could fit. This sign (above) didn’t make the cut.

(Photos- Martha Browne)

Decorating Our Farmhouse #2

kitcheninspiration-optThe next big house project will be our kitchen. And I’ve been spending a lot of time going through my stash of ‘The World Of Interiors‘ for inspiration. Key point- I want the kitchen to respect the house’s architecture (1800’s) but not so much that it ends up feeling like a museum. It’s a bit of a design tightrope, I know. Wish us luck! :)

(Photo- Martha Browne)

March- Person, Place & Thing

portraitofLAE-optPerson- Portrait of Leigh Anna.

african-american-art-tryon-optPlace- Tryon Fine Arts Center’s exhibit of artwork by African Americans.

goatbellforthedoor-optThing- The day we moved into our house, I hung this antique goat’s bell on the front door. I love hearing it jingle every time we come in.

(Top & Bottom Photos- Martha Browne)

Decorating Our Farmhouse

farmhousecollage001-optLots of readers have emailed me the question- “What have you been doing inside the farmhouse?” The last time I wrote about decorating, Scott was busy with the bookshelves. Well…we finished those in early November. Then just before the holidays, I managed to paint walls/trim in the living room and dining room. In between paint coats, I shopped for furniture at Goodwill ( I hit the jackpot with a sofa and chairs) and off they went to be slipcovered. Weekly trips to local antique shops unearthed all kinds of wonderful things. This spring and summer we’ll begin working on the kitchen.

(Photos- Martha Browne)