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Thursday, April 24, 2014

On the farm

For Easter this year we spent the weekend on the farm where my daughter lives ...

It felt great to get out in nature and shut out the rest of the world. My daughter shares a communal kitchen that is old and rustic and just perfect. It is one huge room with a farmhouse table and open shelving filled with old jars that they use for drinking glasses. One of the first things I did was go out and pick some flowers to fill up a few of those jars to use for our Easter centerpiece. 

I loved the old table in the middle of the kitchen - worn and inviting.

There is nothing that says Spring like baby animals. They had week old piglets, a few day old chicks and a cow that I wanted to bring home with me. 

And of course, what would Easter be with out the lambs. The poor guy (gal?) in the foreground was sheared the week before. He contributed to this gift I brought home (a future project!!!):

We rented a gorgeous home on the farm to use for the day - it had an another old farmhouse kitchen for us to cook our Easter meal and a large lawn out in front that we used to play soccer and have our egg hunt.

We ate outside under a covered patio with Wisteria blooms all around. So lovely!

It was a great weekend relaxing with family, good food, clean air and nature at its best. While I was there I dreamed about tearing out all the walls in my kitchen and living spaces and having one large room with an old farmhouse table and drinking only out of mason jars. Unfortunately, that is not going to happen... but it sure is fun to think about.

The weekend was also just what I needed to help inspire my next project - a rustic, industrial farmhouse kitchen in Wyoming.

Elle Decor | via

This is our inspiration for the project ... my client fell in love with these George Smith sofas.

First up is designing the kitchen and I started pinning a few ideas ... and fell in love with this kitchen designed by Jarrett Design, LLC:

I hope your week is off to a good start. Is there anything you are dreaming about doing to your house?


Lynda said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate spring withe the family
and sweet little Addie!! Thanks for sharing!!

Town and Country Gals said...

what a beautiful place to have Easter! Looks like you all had a great time. The inspiration pics for your next project are gorgeous! What a fun time you're gonna have doing it!
PS. Addie is adorable!

Holly Gruszka said...

The farm is beautiful - what a neat place. I bet you took much inspiration away from there. And a rustic, industrial kitchen?! Yes please!!! What a great project - do share updates :)

Oscar Berry said...

That Farm looks like heaven. Where is it and do they rent out the area you stayed in? love the wyoming project. please post pictures once it is completed.