As many of you may know, I have fallen in love with the farmhouse style. A couple of my blog friends have blogs that reflect that old fashioned goodness that is found on a farm.
Tomorrow kicks off our ‘Creating Christmas’ party. Don’t miss linking up with Cindy from Old Time Farmhouse. Share your farmhouse style décor and recipes.
I am dedicating this post to the memory of my husbands grandparents. Tula and Carl Olson had a farm on Olson Road in Virginia, Idaho.
Is this not the sweetest picture? I love that she is holding a hankie!
This picture of the farm was taken in ‘2006’. The home had been empty for more than 10 years. When Tula was alive she had gorgeous gardens. My hubby has such fond memories of playing on the farm. (That’s hubby on the porch) Sadly the property was sold. The farm was bulldozed and a new home now resides on Olson Road.
Often I imagine what it was like cooking in the farmhouse for Tula.
Did she have a collection of rolling pins, or more than likely; just one.
I would think that she did not have a lot of Christmas decorations. Perhaps she used some of her everyday items for display.
I love vintage cookbooks. This one was $2 at an estate sale. I have my mothers old black cookbook. It’s precious to me because it has handwritten recipes inside. My mom was a fantastic cook! I found this bowl at a local antique shop. It has no markings, but the turquoise diamond stole my heart.
Do you think she stored treats in some of her milk bottles, or were they only used for milk?
I wonder if she was ever able to buy little cakes in a tin or if everything was made from scratch?
I’ve pulled out some of my old sifters and tin cups. These would have been an everyday sight in a farmhouse. Bottle brush trees give them Christmas spirit.
I smiled when I visited my friend, Carlene from Organized Clutter Queen one day. She had decorated with sifters and bottle brush trees also.
Canisters would have held staples instead of treats.
No farmhouse would be without a scale.
The little gingerbread girl plate was a $1 thrift find. My friend, Amanda filled a vintage bowl similar to this last year. I thought it was so cute!
My treat station probably has a lot more candy than Tula would have had at one time. Ribbon candy, licorice, candy canes and sticks are old fashioned treats. My cookie cutters are from when I was first married.
Last of all, knowing Tula’s love for gardening I am sure she would have had some flowers in her window sill. I know that she had a lot of African Violets.
I have shown this before, but some people asked if I would show them again when they were blooming. Yesterday I was delighted to see my first blooms.
I don’t live on a farm, but I sure adore that old fashioned style!
I will also be partying with: