Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Not too shabby

Things around the farm are a little shabby.

Chipping paint and weeds galore greet you at every turn. Sometimes it bothers me.

I want to call off for a week and power wash and paint. And you know I'm totally delusional when I think I could possibly accomplish something like that in a mere week. Heck, that I could even accomplish that at all. I can't even get the kitchen painted.

And don't even get me started on the weeds. That would require a sabbatical. Possibly early retirement.

But sometimes I look around and it works.
Yes, I say to myself.
This is totally the look I'm going for.

It's sort of shabby chic on a grand scale.
It works.


Theresa said...

I think it is PERFECT! Enjoy your day right there among all of that beauty!


Kim's Treasures said...

It's still charming to me! (No one can see the weeds from the road, anyway!) Don't stress yourself out!


marge said...

well, if it's any consolation, i love it. and since my husband doesn't enjoy older things with history, i REALLY love seeing things around your lovely home.

Country Girl said...

You see, it really is how you look at things. This look is totally working here.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, it works for me, too. I saw a whole farmhouse today that was ALL chippy, and if I could have, I would have stopped and photographed it! I love your pics here today, they're lovely!

Kathie Truitt said...

Don't you DARE change it!!!!

Kim said...

I love it! It's country at it's best.
Kim in OK

SouthernSass said...

Old farm houses and chipped paint go together, just like farms and weeds. I think your place is very charming and just perfect!

Farmchick said...

I love the chippy paint....the weeds don't bother me at your our farm...I don't like weeds...and I spend a lot of time getting rid of them! lol Hope you have a wonerful weekend....stop over and say hi! :)

Hartwood Roses said...

Yeah, but chippy exterior paint lets in water ... it's just one of the things we old house owners have to constantly keep on top of. Windows here need some scraping and painting before winter. I feel your pain.

Weeds? This has be a super extraordinary bumper-crop year for weeds. I have some in my rose field that are 7-feet tall? I pull what I can, carefully use Round-up on the rest, and try to make some progress. Your pain duly noted here, too.

Dena said...

Grand indeed! I love every perfectly crafted chip and the weeds? When you have a view like that, who cares about a few weeds! Just stunning.


Holly said...

I just wanted to let you know that your blog makes me happy. Your farm is beautiful (can I move in with you?), your photos are stunning, and I always enjoy reading your words. Thank you for the wonderfulness you give. :)

Denise said...

the pictures are like a breath of fresh air. i love it just the way it is.

and i've painted my kitchen 4x in the 5.5 years we have lived here (green is a hard color to get right). need me to come and paint yours?

oh i wish!

Amanda Jo said...

I too think it's wonderful!!!! Chippy paint is part of the charm of an older piece of property! I actually prefer a more natural, organic form of landscaping as opposed to the overly planned and fussy landscapes most homes have these days - even when the weeds get tall it still looks great.

Dawn Gahan said...

I agree with everyone. It's happy, it's lived-in, it's comfortable and approachable. It's like a welcoming apron-wearing grandmother standing on her front porch with arms opened wide. It's home. Love it.


DeDe said...

Love your charming home! Great blog. I bookmarked it, so I'll be seeing you again soon!

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Nature's perfection