Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Painting is Done! Our Home is Simply Seasoned

Well the Hancock Grey didnt work out, so the store added tints to it, and toned it down, more like ASHLEY Gray now on Benjamin Moore Historical Chart
I never liked looking in the room and seeing all the windows, had to have valances on them to hide the blinds...and it was very BUSY looking
after Hubby finished 2 walls.....and had gone to bed
I sat in the room,  and in the dim lighting, it started to come to me..
I have to "feel" it....and it felt right........I knew what I wanted to do!
He woke up the next morning......and I told him......
NO trim.....I want the whole room same color...he thought I had flipped
he couldnt envision it........well...its done and we are both Pleased as Punch!
He took the heavy wooden blinds down, (they came with the house)
and on the big 8 foot slider at back of room, he made a simple pine cornice board to hide the shades...I rarely pull them down, but once in a while I do and so I didnt want to remove them
I love it now...very relaxing colorMy work has been keeping me very busy, and but I took one day and did a little decorating...Simply Seasoned...
I will post  a few pics, from around the house.....
This is my view at night when I finally get to relax a little
My Friend Lynn gave me the wonderful BELIEVE Garland for my Birthday....fits in so nicely with The Santa sitting on a cobblers bench

This is one of my favorite trees....I have had the white Woolen Mittens many years...I like trees done in themes, rather than mixed up
it says "Simply Seasoned" to me
Its sitting in an Old Bin, in the Gathering Room...I created the snowman head that is peeking out......he wears a tattered red burlap hat
See the Light above the Antique Cupboard? We have 4 wall lights and I couldnt find a style that would fit over cupboards...we didnt have alot of room, well my Friend Karen Gerhart found these for me...LOVE them
They are made in USA, right up in Maine
 LOVE them....they add so much to the room
Hubby surprised me with this....The Perfect TWIG tree
he is always say the least...believes in getting his moneys worth on everything!
He saved our FRESH TREE, from a couple years ago....had it standing down in back, I never noticed it..and knowing how I love Primitives, he brought it to me.........and we stuck it in a big ole red metal pail
I have adorned it with mini white lights...and simple blackended beeswax ornies....weighted candle holders..and a few of my painted canvas cabins
We placed the pail on a vintage childs sled to add some height
Moving on to the Keeping Room, again Simply Seasoned

Found this table , in an old barn this summer...decided to bring it in and replace the bench......( needed bench for tree by fireplace)
I have to say...I love it is a perfect height for a sofa table
I can change out the accents...each season but the table will stay!
heres a close up...showing the floating star candle....smells yummy and looks so pretty burning with its red center
One of my favorite corners..Simply Seasoned
Tree lit at night in Keeping room,
and a close up of the tree.......

its adorned with tiny hand dyed childrens stockings

Moving out doors........on the Front door.....Hubby decorated an old snowshoe..and I added a pair of striped socks, instead of a Bow......
simple......but  a touch of whimsy..hubby tucked a stone dove in for luck!

Our Front Porch.....just sprinkled a few touches here and there
almost looks like it snowed.......(clam shells on Ole Cape Cod)
Hubby is so creative....we plan to put a Post lamp in, Spring 2013
but for now he knew I wanted to have a post to decorate
sooo he thought of this idea...he got a BIG Lantern for $15 on clearance
and put it on a pole he got free at fence place
we added some Battery Timer Candles..and there you have it
Make Do Post Lamp!

We got this carved snowman in fall...and forgot about him
lack of storage space here, you never know where hubby will stash something....was pleasantly surprised to find him in the guest BATH!
now he keeps watch over the yard
These old red and green garden tools , sit patiently awaiting a new planting season......
An Old Childs sled, some old skates...little touches to give the porch
a festive winter feel
Wondering what neighbors are thinking........since we hung Red LongJohns on the porch

Hubby had the job of decorating the I was way too busy
with orders...
he took the Holiday Issue of A Primitive Place out there with use as a Our Shed was featured in there all decked from Christmas last yr.........
he added his own touch and did a GREAT JOB.......Thanks David!

THATS all for now..........Back to work for me...
Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend!

ON A Final Note.......
heres a song I wrote a couple years ago..well I wrote the Primitive Version!
Sing to the Tune of "My Favorite Things"


  1. You have the knack for wonderful decorating and vignettes!!! LOVE IT!
    The color is very cozy.
    I have the longjohns too and get all kinds of comments since my hasbands shop is behind our house...I do it every year.
    Merry Christmas

  2. Don't get upset when the moving truck backs up, it is just bringing me.Love your home, love the inside and out. I just love it.

  3. what a beautiful home !!!!! I LOVE the gray, a soothing, primitive color, like stoneware...I am your new follower !!!

  4. Thanks so much for all the nice comments..appreciate it :)

  5. I must say, I love the rustic look of your house! It looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale, especially with that old-looking armchair beside the fireplace! I can almost imagine myself reading a book by the fire, with my legs propped up on a comfy little stool chair. It has that homey, country feel that you’d expect to see in a dainty backwoods cabin somewhere in the countryside. Where did you get the antique wooden furniture? Did you buy all those or did you have them made?

    Melva Rivers

  6. Wow! Awesome! I just found this site and I am in LoVe !
    I hope you are still blogging! I will be back ...I LoVe everything I've seen here on this tour! Stunning! Your hubby even has the " Bug" :)
    Hugs Marg

  7. This is a wonderful ..browsing and found your site...feel like a child on Christmas morning.I LOVE primitives, you have such talent...already making plans to change my kitchen...FABULOUS

  8. Love everything but cant read your font.