Thursday, August 18, 2011

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

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.


Wendy said...

You captured the feel of a farmhouse in perfect wording and pictures! Love it!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Laurie, loved hearing your sweet memories with your grandparents. Such beautiful and inspirational pictures today too.
hugs~~~ Daphne

Darla said...

You make me want to watch "The Walton's"

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

laurie anna, thanks so much for including our porch : ) big hugs.

Destiny said...

You hit the nail on the head with all you just mentioned! Wow...nostalgia sets in now LOL! I have many of those same memories with my grandparents :) I need to link up to Farmhouse Friday! I'm hosting a giveaway - feel free to stop by and enter!!! ~Destiny

raggygirlvintage said...

Such a beautiful post LaurieAnna, you are so right, farmhouse living embodies so much more than decor.
Have a simple and lovely farmhouse weekend! Joined up with your farmhouse friday:-)

Sueann said...

Beautiful post and pictures!
Thanks so much

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Thank you so much for featuring my "lemonade in a mason jar" post. ;) I am linking up again this week! Thanks for hosting - love looking at other people's posts!!!


Unknown said...

...adore this farmhouse inspiration concept ~
looking forward to watching this linky party grow:)
xo, Rosemary

Debra@CommonGround said...

LaurieAnna, that was just the BEST post ever! Thanks for including all of us! xoxo Debra

The Charm of Home said...

I grew up on a farm with multiple farmhouses and many memories. It will always be home. Wonderful place to grow up! Thanks for the feature! Thanks for having us over!

Anne Lorys said...

Your grandparents farmhouse sounds like heaven!

I finally managed to link up, so happy to join you this week!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi LaurieAnna! I was just lovin the fabulous pictures and your evocative words when one of my own pictures popped up! I feel real special! Thanks! But I just love what you have done here. It's a wonderful concept. And I can't wait to click on the posts I missed. Just wonderful beautiful! I'm joining in again.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Thanks so much for hosting! I linked up my ruffled burlap tablecloth!

Unknown said...

Great photos and a lovely post. Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

I was so excited to find you and your fabulous blog the other day and could not wait to join Farmhouse Friday. We live in the country and although not a true farmhouse, there is lots of land and I love to decorate French Farmhouse. Come for a visit and thank for hosting such a fun party. ~ Miles of Smiles ~ Lynn

Heaven's Walk said...

Your words took me back to sweet memories of summers spent at my grandparent's cottage at the lakeshore, Laurie. Warm, beautiful memories.....Thank you so much for being so eloquent. :) And thank you for featuring my little farmhouse stool, too! You're a doll! ♥

xoxo laurie

PS I am absolutely LOVING this linky party!!!!

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi! I'm a new follower (without farmhouse) but have linked a vintage item. Thanks for hosting! You new Texas Friend and Follower

Fairfield House said...


What wonderful truths. Old houses evoke such pleasant memories ... the ones we've experienced as well as imagined ones of previous residents.
Such an honor to be in the company of you and all the other farmhouse sistas!

Your Friend,

erin's art and gardens said...

aahhhh, YES! the simpler things in life! "sweet simplicity"...beautifully said. thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

LaurieAnna ~ Your post was beautifully written and reminded me of times with my grandmother. Thank you for featuring my herbs, it was my Grandmother's passion and now mine!
Hugs Rosemary...xx

Unknown said...

Although my Grandparents did not live in a farmhouse, we certainly share many of the same memories! I love all your posts, but really loved this one. See you in a few at Canton...I will be there on Thursday, with a load of wonderful stuff for you!
See you soon,

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh many wonderful features and links!!! Thanks for hosting:)


Unknown said...

Love all these sweet words you used to describe the Farmhouse. Nothing like it...
thanks for hosting, and what a nice way to feature everyone. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for hosting. While I have not had time to blog I look forward to doing some visiting.

Unknown said...

Yup, that is what "farmhouse" means to me.
Beautiful photos.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I'm hoping farmhouse is a mood you can make, as I'm changing my new house to make it a farmhouse. It will have to have a european flair, but I'm losing the "old world" look the builder's interior designer wife put in for a clean and simple farmhouse look and feel. Love your blog and refer to it often for inspiration.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Well what fun to find my front porch in the pictures you posted from last week!

That Old House is blushing from the attention.

I'm going to get a cup of coffee and browse now -- thanks for hosting! My post today is about our attempts to make a farmhouse-y kitchen.

Now to read more posts!

Alaina said...

I wanted to let you know I think this is a great link party. To each of us farm house can mean a different thing and I enjoy seeing all the different aspects of farm house. I hope all is going well with your own farmhouse reno.

Alaina said...

I wanted to let you know I think this is a great link party. To each of us farm house can mean a different thing and I enjoy seeing all the different aspects of farm house. I hope all is going well with your own farmhouse reno.

Alaina said...

I wanted to let you know I think this is a great link party. To each of us farm house can mean a different thing and I enjoy seeing all the different aspects of farm house. I hope all is going well with your own farmhouse reno.

Lynda Dishner said...

We must have had the same grandparents. I did the same things at my grandparents. Homemade ice cream, watermellon, picking strawberries in my Grandpa's patch, playing in the barn, smokehouse, and the creek. And taken naps on the sideporch in the glidder while my mother, aunts, older sisters, and grandma broke beans on the front porch. Oh what times those were. Thanks for reminding me of such times so long ago. Thanks. Lynda

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love how you used images from so many different party participants to create this post. I'm honored to have been one of those featured. ;)

Thanks for hosting, LaurieAnna!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So happy to be joining in finally! Love this post...thank you for bringing us down memory lane with you ~ it was a true joy!

Cassy said...

Simply beautiful farmhouse.

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Debbie said...

Loved your post and all the photos. They sure do make one long for a simpler time.
I to am a lover of farm houses and old barns. I had a chance this last weekend to take a few photos of some old country barns. My dream is to have a old barn converted in to a home.
Feel free to take a peek!!

Thanks again for sharing!!!

Unknown said...

Great Post! Love all the pictures and the mental images. It looks like I picked a good day to pop in...I'm going to look thru everyone's LINK! WOOHOO!!!

bj said...

Hi, just coming by for the Friday meme..'
Will try to come back a little later. When do you put the linky up?
Thanks, bj

Lara said...
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Lara said...

Hi, I am so glad to have found your blog via Secret Garden Cottage! I love the Farmhouse look & I am trying to infuse the look of old world French Farmhouse style into my newer home. I'll definitely be linking up in the future! Looking forward to checking out more of your blog & the links. :-)
Lara from Air Kiss

Quictents said...

adore this farmhouse inspiration concept ~
looking forward to watching this linky party grow:)