Monday, 8 February 2016

My Neutral Palette










Hi friends,

Just thought I would share a few pretty photos with you.
the photo above is the fieldstone basement
of the house we are hoping to purchase soon.
(still working on it-there is a tenant involved yet-so it's all moving at a snails pace for me right now)

I am very frustrated living here in our temporary rental home.
I can't do a thing in it.
A lot of my d├ęcor is packed in boxes.
We moved from a 3 story home to a 2 story
which has not been fun at all!!
A whole extra floors worth of stuff has been packed in boxes and surrounding us!

I suspect I will soon be contacted by the producers of the show HOARDERS!





Well, it's not THAT BAD! Maybe I'm just going a tad bit crazy with the whole ordeal?!
Leaving our home and farm was very hard for us and we are still trying to get a sense of normalcy.

I have found that staging a room is like cheap 'therapy' for me.
I've been doing it for a few years now, heck I've been doing it for MANY YEARS really!  

As long as I can do a little staging it helps me somehow? HEY! I know I'm not the only one out there that feels that way!

Even amongst all this clutter,
I recently managed to stage a couple things for photos.
This photo was taken during the actual move.
I thought it was a pretty pile of my bedroom stuff.
One thing I noticed was that as a lot of my belongings were being piled into the rental I got to see them in a new light. The different surroundings really made me appreciate them. 
It was as if I noticed them again. 
As part of my 'therapy' I am also collecting new items
that I find fit my farmhouse style.
Aged raw wood & antique linens for sure! 
I have created a 'My Neutral Palette' on pinterest where I am pinning a lot of the colour tones that I feel are similar to the colours from the stones in the basement wall and old door. They are the muted colours I would love to add to the home if we get it!
You can check out the pinterest board HERE
Isn't this pretty? Farmhouse whites and raw wood. Simple.
This is a huge French antique linen sheet with the the initials for me and the hubs. I think it's so pretty. I love that it has aged over the years and somehow made it's way to me. I am always so thankful for every OLD item I get. I always wonder what it's story is and who made it and used it. In one of the photos above (with cube of French soap in tub) there are 2 more antique linen sheets. I admire all the work that went into making them. They were all hand made. Each side is handmade on a narrow loom and the two pieces very carefully hand stitched together.
Beautiful!

Thanks for hanging in there with me, while we figure out our future!
I have all fingers and toes crossed that we will be able to purchase this house so very soon!
It would be so fantastic for our whole family!
Believe me! You would start to see some staging going on!! ;)
~Mel

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