Friday, July 22, 2011

The Farmhouse Gets a Name

Thank you so much for all the encouraging and supportive emails about our new place!  And, for sharing in our excitement! 

It won't be long until we are up to our elbows in projects that I will be sharing with you every step of the way, and I have a couple more posts with before photos coming your way very soon.  

But first, we needed to name our new place.  Naming our homes is a tradition with us, it's just something we've always done. 


So, this past week, over dinner with friends, we tossed around possible pet names for our new place.


We've decided to keep it very simple.



Wanna guess what street we're on?
:-))

Farmhouse on Main, isn't it sweet and simple? 
Does your home or cottage have a name?


30 comments:

pink*cherub*moon said...

Such a sweet-looking house! I can't wait to see the project pics! Our house doesn't have a name (altho' my husband has called it a few things when it's needed repairs) but our dream is to own a home near the beach. When we do, I've already planned to paint a sign for it, calling it "SEArenity". Good luck, congrats and may you enjoy many happy and joyful years in your new home! ~Leena!

Revamped Cottage said...

I love the sound of that! We name our houses too!

Taylor M said...

I get so excited when I see a new post about your house pop up! Love the new name and can't wait to see more before photos!

Becky C said...

It suits that farmhouse just perfectly! Love the naming idea! I sure can't wait to see you next Thursday :) Could you bring in a cool front before we head your way? LOL

Blondie's Journal said...

I think it's so cute that you are naming your home and this IS the perfect name!! I'm really looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing how you are fixing things up...what an adventure!!

XO,
Janie

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

"Unofficially" our house is named Buttercream Cottage...because that's the color it's painted and it's cute, and small, and "cottage-y" with a front porch. Haven't made a sign, though

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Old farmhouses just beg for names I think. Ours is "The vintage Farmhouse" {like my blog} because I've decorated in vintage finds.

Wendy said...

I love it!! We are "The Pond House" because everyone we met would ask us if we moved into "The Pond House" I have enjoyed following along with you on this adventure!
Wendy

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Perfect!

I suppose I'm calling our farmhouse The House Of Twig, because it wasn't until I started my blog that the idea of getting this sweet old house was even a possibility.

Loving following along with you, LaurieAnna!

XO,
Anne

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

We named our houses too! similar to yours..
the house on _________(fill in the blank) whatever the street name was.
A couple have been what community we lived in... outside of a city limits...
Like one was the Ola Trailer...

I love the name for your Farmhouse...
Enjoy, Pat

Ruby Grace's said...

My last house had green trim and shutters, so I named it Case de Verde...although Money Pit would have been more appropriate name. I started calling the house I live in now The Farm...becuase it is in the Hudnall Farm Housing addtion, but it just never really fit. After 4 years, still can't find the right name.
Denis

Stephanie said...

That's a perfect name for your perfect house!

SueAnn said...

No name for our home...good idea though.
Love yours!
Hugs
SueAnn

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I think old houses deserve names. This one sounds perfect!!

Darla said...

Sounds good to me too. Main.

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I LOVE it!!
Heyyyy we need to name
our house ~ honestly I never
even thought about it ~

Glimpse of My World said...

just perfect!! When's the party?

amy boland~ the gypsy chick said...

Love it! We have always named our cars but, now I am thinking that I might need to name our poor little house. Although at times I have called it a couple of choice names just because of some of the ways it was remodeled by previous owners...but that is a different story ;)))) Wishing you a beautiful day!!! XoXxxo amy boland

Connie said...

We named our 1861 Greek Revival "Whispering Pines." We have been pine trees. An older lady in town, told me as a child, she played under our pine trees. When the wind blew the trees, she thought they were whispering. After hearing her story, I decided that was the perfect name. I still love to hear the pines "whisper."
Connie

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hey Laurie, love the name for your beautiful home. See ya Wednesday!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Cozy Little House said...

Perfect! No, but when I get one, I guess I'll have to name it as well. Can't wait to see more pics!
Brenda

Martha said...

23 years ago we named our home Linderhof -- we have a brass plaque on the door that reads "Linderhof" and a bigger plaque on the front that reads "Linderhof" -- to us a house NEEDS a name!!! I encourage all of my friends to name their home!

You picked a good name!

A Cottage Muse said...

LOVE the name...it is perfect!
Hmmm...I've never thought to name my home, but my wheels are turning now!

Fairfield House said...

Laurie Anna,

Yes, our Victorian Farm House was named by the first residents!

Best wishes in your new old home!

Your Friend,
Deborah

Deserae said...

I think the name is perfect! I can't wait to see how you transform the place and make it yours :o) Yes, our house has a name...The Old Stone Schoolhouse.
~Des

Jacque said...

The first thing I did when we moved into our farmhouse was give it a name--Campagne Maison--short, simple and to the point--"Country Home"...in French--indigitive to the design style IN PROGRESS, still after 4 years. One day, SHE will be there!

I love the name of your new home. I, too, cannot wait to see the design projects as you work.

Thanks for sharing! Have a great week.

Heaven's Walk said...

Darling and perfect name, Laurie! Ours is Heaven's Walk - but I'm sure you already knew that! lol!

xoxo laurie

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi LaurieAnna,
What a BEAUTIFUL farm house you have! I haven't seen all the photo's yet but I love what I've seen...I can just imagine how beautiful it will be when you're done restoring it. Love the name too. Our home is called Lilac Lane Cottage at Kisiwa Creek Farm. It's not huge or fancy but it's perfect for us. I'm going to enjoy looking around your lovely blog to see what I've missed. Have a wonderful day!
Maura :)

Quictents said...

what a lovely thing you did! i once watched a movie. they named their house
"the full house". it must be very pleased to enjoy a good time under the pop up gazebo or marquee in your house.

Quictents said...

what a lovely thing you did! i once watched a movie. they named their house
"the full house". it must be very pleased to enjoy a good time under the pop up gazebo or marquee in your house.