Friday, April 19, 2013

Country Whites Weekend #5--Cottage or Farmhouse?

"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."

It's been another month, hasn't it?. . . .
I'm excited to see what you'll be sharing with us!
But, first--as promised in the Garden Style Bath post--I'd like to share with you a few examples of what I'm learning about my own Plain & Simple Farmhouse Style. . . .Little by little I'm developing the style that most suits my tastes. . . .It's a journey for me. . . .And, I'm loving it!

I bet many of you read my posts, see the photos, and say to yourself, "That's not Plain & Simple, it's more Romantic Cottage!"

I couldn't agree with you more!. . . .I do continue to enjoy a Romantic Cottage Style at times. . . .I also enjoy mixing the two. . . .It's not always a matter of choosing Cottage or Farmhouse. . . .I choose both!

Yet, I think there is a difference in the two. . . .When I set out to decorate Cottage Style, I gather items a little different from Plain & Simple Farmhouse Style. . . .

Let's start with the Garden Style Bath. . . .Doesn't it look like a cottage setting, 
with it's flowers and watering can?
Notice how the vignette fills most of the blank spaces.

Here I use a few of the same elements
but turn it into a simpler farmhouse look. . . .

If I wanted to be plainer & simpler (are those words?),
I might scale it down even more. . . .
Notice there's fewer items and lots of open space.

Beginning to get the idea?
Here's another example. . . .

Cottage. . . .

Simpler. . . .and more "Farmhouse". . . .

Plain & Simple.

There's certainly no right or wrong here. . . .Just a few differences in the look. . . .I'm sure I will continue showing both styles at The Country Farm Home, even though my journey is toward a Plain & Simple Farmhouse Style. . . .Let me encourage YOU to develop your signature style, too. . . .Let your farmhouse--or cottage--or both--be totally your own!

Along the way, though, please share your journey with us.
Country Whites Weekend
would be the perfect place to do just that!

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.
You may link up to three posts!

Please Do:
Write your country whites post first and link back here to 
Country Whites Weekend with
Text or a link back using 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.

Time to Link up and Party!

Don't forget the Mini Rag Rug Loom Giveaway at:
Our Old Country Store!
It ends Monday!!!


Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Good morning! Thanks so much for the invite to your link party! I hope you have a wonderful day. ~ Jamie

chateau chic said...

It's always fun to see what you're doing in your bathroom. Thanks for hosting this great party!
Mary Alice

Tazas y Cuentos said...

All your vignettes are lovely for me, simple...cottage...I enjoyed all your photos a lot and your bathroom is adorable.
Thank you very much for hosting.
Besos from Argentina, Silvina

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Love both styles! I'm eclectic so I like the mix. Hoping I do overdo my Farmhouse basement. I have a hard time doing simple. lol!

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Cottage for me please :) I love cottage because it feels cozy and like you have plenty. The sparcer farmhouse look makes me feel as if there may not be enough. Maybe I'm crazy but I just love the feeling that cottage evokes.

Amy Jo

Old Time Cindy said...

You know I'm all for your plain and simple look (even if you do each style well). It gives me a sense of peace. And then there is not as much out to clean around or dust. :)
Farmhouse hugs,

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for hosting - have a great wknd

Heirloom treasures said...

I do like both styles too. Lovely vignettes x

The Charm of Home said...

I have a hard time defining my style for sure. It is a house of men. I have a vision in my head but, it never comes to play because the guys vote it down. We'll we compromise. I don't get all the decorating I want and they can't be pigs like they want! LOL! Thank you for hosting!

cynthia lee designs said...

I love your style!! I'm going more simple too, but they is still a little cottage style around here too.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dru, Love your farmhouse look and your whites are so homey.
Simple is so charming and I love your style.
I missed CWW this time. It flat just slipped by me and I did not think that we were already in the third week. My goodness, I need to slow down I suppose, and make life a bit more simple. LOL

Have a great rest of the weekend.
Hugs, CM

Diane said...

I think both styles are so charming in their own way. I love your farmhouse pitcher and your lovely wood flower box. I'll have to link up next time when I have more whites to share!

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how just adding or subtracting a few items changes the look and style of a room. I own a very old tiny farmhouse cottage of 570' as well as a tiny house on wheels that is 8'x 18'. I rotate my things in and out constantly to change things up and not get bored. I mix primitive, cottage, french, farmhouse styles all together. I really like the simplicity of farmhouse but it does seem a bit cold to me. There are no rule books so I just surround my home with lots of re purposed things that make my heart sing.

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