It’s Finally (Almost) Thanksgiving!

It’s Finally (Almost) Thanksgiving!

Judging from our Instagram feed, I think we all agree that Thanksgiving is one of the very best holidays.  It’s cozy and warm and loving, like Christmas, but without all of the stress and presents and parties that come along with “the most wonderful time of the year”.  So, to reflect that cozy, warm, loving, and easy-going feel that Thanksgiving brings, we pulled together a casual Thanksgiving tablescape that is unfussy but still very pretty to look at.  The key to this look is incorporating the texture and natural colors of wheat and flannel napkins against the bold graphic of the buffalo plaid runner.  Plaids are THE trend of the moment, just take a look around Target, Pinterest, and your friend’s family Christmas photos that are popping up on facebook…. PLAIDS.  And we love it. Most of the items used for the tablescape were gathered from around the farmhouse, which makes this holiday even more stress-free and easier on the wallet.  Heck, our “vases” are actually lanterns.  When it comes to these kinds of things, a little thoughtfulness/creativity is what matters.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.  So even if you just find a piece of fabric to use as a runner and set the table in advance with a couple of candles or a vase of flowers, it will add to the ambiance of your meal shared with family and friends. If you want to take the thoughtfulness and yumminess even further, we’ve added a recipe for some delicious pumpkin pies.  Whip these up and tuck them in a cute little bakery box on top of a square...
Barn Door Blinds

Barn Door Blinds

We have been dreaming of adding these Barn Door Blinds to the modern farmhouse ever since the build was over. The windows in the master bedroom are floor to ceiling windows and were the perfect width apart to have one long barn door track. We kept the design classic since there was going to be two fairly large blind/doors covering the windows.   Once we got the boards aligned we started the process of putting the tongue- and- groove pieces of southern white pine together.           We cut the 1X8’s to 38 inches and used  trim screws to put them into place.        The next phase was to put wood filler in the holes and sand it down really well.               After the sanding was completed it was time to paint. We decided to go with Sherwin Williams white trim paint. We first stained the wood with weathered gray stain. After the final coat of white paint was applied we sanded lightly to give a distressed look.       The hardware being installed.        The blinds turned out better than we could have imagined.              ...

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