My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Weekend Whites. . .

This morning as I pulled out my collection of enamelware I looked around the house for a place to photograph it.

Today is the first day of my friends, Dru (The Country Farm Home) and Cindy’s  (Old Time Farmhouse) new Country Whites Weekend link party,

Everywhere I looked I saw Christmas.

Well, I decided I would do an outdoor shoot.

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I love the little bit of rust and chippiness.

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Each piece is so fun, but I thought it needed something.

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A pop of color.  My red speckled enamel pitcher did the trick!  Am I a rebel or what?  Now just look at how that red trim and handle on the pans pop.

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I originally collected these for the playhouse at my previous home.  Hoping to display them in my ‘farmstyle’ kitchen when we finish the basement.

Oh and guess what?  The other day my friend and I were at a Nursery that also sells décor.  We asked a question about whether or not a crate was for sale.  She said “no, that they just use them for display”.  Then she went on to say that the ‘farmstyle’ is all the latest rage.  Who knew?

Hugs,

Jann

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29 comments:

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

So fun Jann... I've been farmhouse when farmhouse wasn't cool!... it's a way of life... not the latest rage as she called it!... my great~grandmother is chuckling up in Heaven over that... all I've ever known are farmhouses... love all your enamelware... wow, you have alot of snow still... ours is gone except in the foothills just east of me... Merry Christmas to you!... and let's DO meet up after Christmas!...xoxo Julie Marie

Salmagundi said...

Love the pictures in the snow!! Thanks for sending the snow this way - it was wonderful on Wednesday. More to come on Christmas. I have so much junk from my families' farm days, that farmstyle is nothing new around here. I've had a giggle about this new rage! I always enjoy your posts. Sally

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love the enamelware! I have some green, but oh the red and white would look great. I wonder what my farm Great Grandmothers would think about the farm kitchen being "in"?
Merry Christmas!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful pictures in the snow and I just love the pop of red :)

Merry Christmas, my friend!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love that red pitcher and it really does make the red on the enamel ware pop! A fun way to display them in the snow.
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas, Jann!

Ruby and Arthur said...

I love the old enamelware, too. The red adds just the right punch of color! Merry Christmas, Jean

Kris said...

Oh my, how did I miss all of these posts??? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bug!!!!! Tree and sled on top....awww!
Love that your granddaughter wore the skates! Love the enamelware. Love the post where you and your girls did the baked goodies!!!
Such good stuff going on!!
Merry Christmas!
Love,
Kris

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I don't think farm style is the rage in northern Minnesota. Maybe country and rustic but not all white farm house, or prairie white. I like it but couldn't part with all my colorful collections.

The Farmers Daughter said...

Oh, Jann--You make me smile--no, you made me laugh out loud! As one rebel to another, I absolutely love your pop of red! We so think alike! I was liking the pots in the snow but you added the right touches to it. So clever! Thanks so much for joining Cindy and me in the adventure! It's already been loads of fun.
Farmhouse Christmas Hugs,
Dru

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful spot to photo your treasures! I love them all and the touch of RED is very Christmasy! Have fun!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Love the white enamel-ware. That pop of red is the show stopper. Love it. Framhouse style, I husband always called it "country clutter". I love the style. Some of us have always had "that" style. Hugs to you Jann, from over the mountains. Karie

Ellie VanCaster said...

Love the eamelware and your photo of it is perfect!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a sweet collection of enamel pots! I have several in different colours too. I hope to link up with the party. Have a great weekend! Blessings, Pamela

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jann,
Just love your enamelware and it takes me right back to my childhood and my grandmother always cooking with it. Love the pop of red too. You have a wonderful collection.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

NanaDiana said...

I love all your enamelware pieces. I still have the big enamelware tub I was bathed in as a child. I used to use it with my grandkids, too.
You mean "farmstyle" was NOT in style for a while? Who knew? Have a great night- xo Diaa

GardenofDaisies said...

Really lovely. And what I want to know is how you got all those pieces out there in the snow without leaving any footprints in the snow around them.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
Love your whites with a touch of red!!
Pretty against the snow.
I am so excited about winning the tree!! I will email you my address!!

Thanks so much and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Maureen Wyatt said...

Well, that was clever photographing in the snow! Thanks for the tip on farmhouse style. It's nice to know I don't have to rip mine all out! lol

Micupoftea~ said...

Fun, fun! Great idea to take photos outside in the snow..if I were to do that here, I'd have to shoot the pics on the green lawn with palm trees swaying in the background- haha! Love the snow setting, though! So Christmasy :)
Shawn

Old Time Cindy said...

Okay...when I saw your whites in the snow, it made me smile. Creative! Then I saw the red pitcher and read the word 'rebel' and I laughed! It's okay to have color, my friend! Thank you for joining in on our Country Whites Weekend!
Farmhouse Holiday Hugs,
Cindy

chateau chic said...

Jan, I LOVE your enamel pots in the snow. Brilliant idea! I'm now on the lookout for red rimmed enamelware.
Merry Christmas,
Mary Alice

Genn said...

Hi Jann!
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment on my last post.
I have enjoyed reading the responses as we have all been affected by the terrible events in Newtown.


Loved the fun pics of the old bug and vintage sled. What fun.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.
xo

Tanya Payzant said...

I too collect white enamelware, Jann. Isn't it beautiful. I love all the rusty chipped spots. I usually bring it out at Christmas and display it with strings of wooden berries draped around it. Your pieces are wonderful! Merry Christmas! Following your blog!

Shannon Fox said...

Your enamelware is fab! Love the white and red. What fun snow pictures too. Great treasures you've got there :) Happy Christmas to you.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That is a lovely collection and the snow is a great styling spot. Merry Christmas!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Lovely collection of red & white enamelware. My daughter and I have a couple of pieces that will be in a post soon with some Christmas flowers in them. Yours are lovely in the snow. We finally have some back again, a bit of a White Christmas!
All the Best,
Christine

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your collection of enamelware...and I love that you took pictures of them in the snow.
I'm your newest follower.
~Cindy

Old Time Cindy said...

Hey Jann!
You're being featured tomorrow morning over at Country Whites Weekend. Come on over and grab the button!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Loved seeing the creative way you displayed your white and red and rebel red enamel ware pots and pans. I have a few pieces of the white and red enamel ware. A ladel that is a little different from yours, a coffee pot with the glass removable knob on top, a round dishpan, and my personal favorite a nicely chipped 9 x 13, actually a little larger pan. I still use it. It is my Easter morning casserole pan and my Christmas lasagna pan. I don't remember how long I've had it.
Have a very Happy New Year!