Monday, March 12, 2012

Country Living week - Day 1

Here's a confession: I'm a hermit.
I like to curl up indoors as much as possible. I would hibernate if I could.
In the cold winter months, I have a hard time making myself go out... for anything.
But lately the weather is turning much more Spring-like and I've been out and about more.
And I've been shocked by the beauty I've found, even walking around our land!

So this week is Country Living Week.
A little glimpse into my life, and the country around me.
Day 1 is "Around Our Land day".

The other day The Baby and I walked around our property snapping photos.


You know all those pallet crafts on pinterest? We have pallets, galore.


I seriously love these rusty gears.
I think I need to have The Man hang them in a collection somewhere in my home.
The one with the turquoise patina? *swoon*









I've seen these green screens in antique stores. We have a bunch of them laying around.




Country Living is certainly not for everyone.
But you know what? Even if you live in a city, you can have Country style.
That doesn't mean mauve flowers, geese decor in your kitchen, and dusty blue bows over your windows...
It's a bit rustic. It's something with a history. It's something that adds warmth to your home.
Something that makes you smile.

Come back tomorrow for something softer... prettier. Day 2 of Country Living week!

9 comments:

Sally said...

Love your pics, Beki! I too am a hermit. But spring is coming!!! -- and I'm ready to get out a little to investigate what may be coming with it... daffodils perhaps? Have a great week!! ~Sally

Wendy said...

Okay, I'll just say it. I'm coveting your gears. I guess that's something you don't hear every day...

rentz said...

Ummm...what's wrong with mauve flowers, geese and blue bows? Those are all over my house. Ha!
I LOVE the gears and the screens.

Lisa Holman of XSBaggage & Co. said...

I love seeing all that rusty, chippy goodness!

Country Dreaming said...

This will be fun. Love this stuff!

Melinda

kendal said...

i usually want to be at home....and our country living week involves getting CHICKENS! th ecoop is almost finished. we till the garden tomorrow. the compost pile is beginning to steam....i love spring here on our mountain! i wish i had a big red barn like you, though. we have a green wood shop instead....

Helen said...

Beki, are you at all inclined to get rid of some of those pallets? I'd like to try some of those Pinterest projects! Just let me know!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Helen, The Man wants to keep them. Sorry!

Sarah-Anne said...

we are country living TWINS.