Thursday, August 18, 2011

Farmhouse Friday #3 - More than just a word....

Farmhouse. 
Is it just a word we use to define the style of a house?
  Or, is it something more?
When I hear the word, it's not just a house that I see,
it's the life in the house that I feel. 
That simple beautiful word triggers some of the sweetest thoughts....
Clean sheets drying on the clothesline.
Drinking lemonade from a mason jar.
Shelling peas on the porch with my grandmother.

The delightful squeak of a screen door.
Bare feet on a plank wood floor.
Laying in the grass looking for pictures in the clouds.
Eating homemade ice cream on the front porch.
The sound of gravel on the drive.

Fried chicken on Sunday after church.

Playing jacks on the kitchen floor.....
Perhaps these things are really just memories with my grandparents, or perhaps just sweet memories from childhood. 
But all of these memories share a single common denominator,
they took place at my grandparent's farmhouse

I long for such sweet simplicity in my life now. 
Don't you?
Thank you so much for all the Farmhouse inspiration last week. 

All the lovely images you see in this post belong to my inspirational farmhouse sistas from last week's Farmhouse Friday. 

You can visit their beautiful blogs by clicking on the photos. 
I can't wait to see what you have to share this week.
Link up below and, if you've not already done so, hop over to Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground, she's having a giveaway!
Have a great weekend my friends.