Friday, December 21, 2012

Country Whites Weekend #1--A Farmhouse White Christmas


Happy Holidays, Everyone!
and
Welcome to Country Whites Weekend!
It’s plain and simple and oh, so sweet.
Embrace your country whites and share them here!  
Inspire us. Take us home. Fill us with country charm. . . .

 
Looks like many of you have SNOW for inspiration!!! 
How perfect for our first Country Whites Weekend. . . .

It's certainly feeling like a White Christmas here in the South--even though there's no white stuff falling. . . .This morning Santa Honey has the fireplace blazing, there's cookies baking in the oven, Christmas music is playing in the background, and I'm turning our home into a Farmhouse White Christmas--Inside. . . .So much more fun than being out in the cold. . . .


And, cold it is out there. . . .the winds are howling. . . .makes me shiver just to hear it. . . .Jack Frost is certainly nipping at the nose today. . . .



 Thank goodness, it's warm and comfy by the fire. . . .Right, Boo?



I wanted to do something special for our first Country Whites Weekend. . . .
but, I'm much more excited about seeing your posts and being inspired by each of you. . . .so, I'll just share a little about how--slowly but surely--this Farmhouse White Christmas is coming together. . . .

Just like my farmhouse style, our Christmases are pretty plain and simple. . . .





 Yet, always with a pop of color. . . .


I may have too much color here to qualify for Country Whites Weekend. . . .
but, hey--it's Christmas! Maybe Cindy will be forgiving. . . .That's my Dad in the overalls--so cute. . . .



Inspiration for the Christmas table came from the bundle of Rosemary that Santa Honey brought in this week. . . .Rosemary means "Remembrance". . . .I think Santa Honey had a different idea, as in Rosemary Chicken--but I put it to work by setting a remembrance table. . . .A farmhouse Christmas is a farmhouse full of family. . . .











Home--Hearth--Family--That's our Farmhouse White Christmas. . . .
plain and simple as can be. . . .


Now, let's get busy and have a party!
Cindy says we're having an adventure. . . .

 And, we want you to join us!

As with anything, there's do's and don'ts. . . . .
but we tried to keep it simple. . . .

Country Whites Weekend
will be held the third weekend of every month…
Friday morning through Sunday evening.


Held jointly at
The Country Farm Home
&
Link here or there and you will show up on both blogs.

Features will be held the following Friday.
Be sure to check both blogs to see if your country whites have been featured.

Please Do: 
Write your country whites post first and link back here to Country Whites Weekend with text or link back with the Country Whites Weekend photo within your post.
Here at the party, be sure to link up your post url, not your blog url. 
We’d appreciate it if you became a follower of both our blogs.
Take the time to visit at least 3 other party participants.

Please Don't
Link to shops, giveaways, parties and blog hops.
Link up something that you have already shared here.

Let the party begin!

26 comments:

Celestina Marie said...

Wonderful whites to inpsire in your lovely post. Good morning and thank you for joint hosting with Cindy.
I love your table and the creative way you have made it into a remembrance setting. Love this idea.
It is cold here too in Texas and now it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. What a dear pic of your dad in the background with the poinsettia.
You have created a beautiful Christmas setting and I love your whites. Sparkly snowflakes on the table are so pretty.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

One things for sure, vintage and whites photograph so well. Maybe because in the olden days all photos were black and white.
I'm linking up some winter white, snow, and we have plenty more where that came from!

Cranberry Morning said...

What gorgeous vignettes! I so enjoyed looking at them this morning.

chateau chic said...

Great party. Love all your white inspiration! Thanks for hosting today.
Mary Alice

Old Time Cindy said...

Morning!!! Loving your whites, my friend! I'm in a winter wonderland while driving to PA right now. We also have Christmas music playing. Thanks for joining me in this adventure with many more to come, I'm sure!
Farmhouse holiday hugs,
Cindy

Jann Olson said...

Wonderful whites in your farmhouse this morning Dru. And of course, I loved the pop of color. You'll know exactly what I mean after you read my link. Thanks for this fun new party the two of you put together. Have a very Merry Christmas!
Hugs,
Jann

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Mary Ann said...

Beautiful and inspiring.. I'll come back this afternoon to see the links!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love your white farmhouse style! The table is beautiful and I love the poinsettia in the enamel pail!
Wishing you a Blessed Christmas.

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Your farmhouse is always so beautiful Dru... love Boo by the fire, and the precious photo of your daddy... I honestly did not have enough whites to link... my farmhouse is full of color... like my mama's, my grandmothers, and my great~grandmothers were... except for Tessy... my sweet English Pointer who is mostly white... and she was shy about linking!... Merry Christmas to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Ha Ha, you are not done with me yet. I just linked another post. I have more white than I thought!

Chenille Cottage said...

Merry Christmas, Dru!
I love your beautiful blog and consider it one of my very favorites. How I would love to visit your Country Farmhouse in person. You are not only an incredible decorator but an accomplished historian. I'm transported each time I visit to a time that things were simpler. My Grama always shared stories of her pioneer Mama and Grandma. She would have loved your home!
Blessings, my dear friend.
Carolynn
Oh...I hope I'm not in trouble for sharing so much color...To compensate for all my red it's snowing pretty WHITE stuff at this very moment. ;-)

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Dru. Thanks for hosting your first Country Whites Weekend. I enjoyed seeing what you chose for the link today. Love your vignettes with the baby shoes. Have a fun time with this. Merry Christmas! Blessings, Pamela

Sherry said...

Merry Christmas Dru! I am so glad to join you and Cindy for this adventure. I am transported back to my Great-grandfather's farmhouse when I see your tablescape. We spent every Christmas eve there till I was in my teens. They also set the Christmas breakfast table with those very glasses you have on your table. I gasped when I saw them. Here is a post I wrote about the houses that influenced me growing up and my Great-grandfather's house is in this post. Sadly it is now falling down. We had so many fond Christmas memories in this house. I love visiting yours it really takes me back.:)
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/2010/09/inspiration-for-creating-in-vintage.html
Sherry

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, the lovely BOO is just marvelous!! I am always amazed at how folks like you can take the ordinary things of living and display them so that they achieve decor status. It's an art. And I think I don't have it. (sigh)

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Dru...I just love your farmhouse style!! You inspire me!
Love the picture of Boo sitting by the fire...so very pretty!
Christmas hugs,
Cindy

Sylvia said...

Your white farmhouse in simply inspiring. I am visiting for the first time over at The Charm of Home and decided to share my thoughts about the magic of Christmas that we hold in our hands and hearts. I love decorating our home in white and this year was no expiation. Thank you for having me. Wishing you a truly magical Christmas!

Crafty Gardener said...

I found you via Pamela's blog and decided to join with my white crocheted snowflakes. You certainly have lots of lovely white dishes and decorations in your home.

Diane said...

I love your country farmhouse Christmas decor. I always love winter whites and the snowflakes on your table are so pretty, as well as all your other touches. Thanks for hosting and Merry Christmas!

Tanya Payzant said...

Hello! I heard about your blog on Pamela's blog - "Just playing with my camera". Congratulations on your new linky party. I have been visiting your blog this afternoon, and your farmhouse is beautiful. I am your newest follower! Merry Christmas! :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Thanks for hosting. I am looking forward to checking out lots of links. Merry Christmas!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! It is just lovely!! I really like your little white angel too!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

I love the vintage look and with the old photo's the history you've put into the look makes Christmas that much more special.
Merry Christmas and the best of the New Year,
Denise

Gail said...

Beautiful white inspiration! Thanks ladies for hosting and I hope you both have a wonderful and Blessed Merry Christmas. Hugs, Gail

Pam said...

Oh how beautiful everything is!!! Love the gorgeous table setting withe the icy snowflakes! So sorry I could not participate. I am slowly getting over the flu. I had to do ALL my Christmas shopping this weekend, not fun. Very cold out and some rain.
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Dru. I missed this post earlier and so didn't know about your Country Whites Weekend parties. Will definitely try to attend next one. I didn't get a chance to wish you a Merry Christmas before the fact, so hope you had a great one and Happy New Year to you and your family..Judy

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