Friday, August 05, 2011

Farmhouse Friday - Maiden Post and Part 3 of the Tour

Thank you for joining me!  If you've been reading my blog for a while then you already know that we recently purchased an 1894 Farmhouse.  Our new place is the inspiration for this blog segment that is dedicated to all things related to Farmhouse Living.

I've been sharing snippets of our new sweet place over the past couple of months, and although we are aching to dig our fingers into projects, we must wait until September after we've finished transforming the Shoppe. 
However, I may be working in the Shoppe, but my thoughts are still with the Farmhouse on Main. :-))

  The product of we've been moving things around, this cabinet has slipped under my skin.  So much so that I find myself singing "I've Got You Under My Skin" in Ol' Blue Eyes fashion every time I walk by it.  The result? has now become the inspiration for our future Farmhouse kitchen!
Look at this big beautiful boy!  It dates to the late 1800s, and is probably the best antique cabinet I've ever found in all my years of buying.  Actually, my friend Tony from Town Square Antique Mall in Sulpher Springs found it for me.  He's a gem....thanks Buddy!

It's huge, measuring almost 9 feet tall and 8 feet wide so it needs an old kitchen with tall ceilings.  We've got that covered!

It seems fitting that this cabinet from the Shoppe end up in our Farmhouse, especially since it dates to right around the time this house was built....I love that! 

I also love these sliding doors on the cabinet!

So, although it will be sitting in the Shoppe for a little while longer, the price tag has been changed to sold. :-))
Okay, now, let me show you the before photos of our kitchen at the Farmhouse on Main.  The original kitchen was removed and a new kitchen was added in the 1990s. 
It was designed to be the kitchen for a bed and breakfast.
So, although it's lovely, it has very little cabinetry or counter space. And, it is missing many of the things we need for everyday living.
Things like a dishwasher, garbage disposal, a pantry and storage, and we need washer / dryer hookups added somewhere in the house. 

These are things that weren't necessary for the previous owner because they did not reside in the house.
This kitchen will see major changes in the future, all inspired by that big antique farmhouse cabinet.  :-))

My desire is to have a large farmhouse kitchen that looks as if it's been there for ages. But, with all the modern conveniences tucked inside. 
Like some of these....

Are you feeling some Farmhouse kitchen love? 

Several of my favorite Farmhouse sistas (as Anne calls it) have posted some farmhouse kitchen and cabinets love this week.  Be sure to check out Anne and Becky, and you while you're at it, check out Debra, she has a wonderful new Design Challenge series that's really exciting!

Now, it's your turn to share your Farmhouse love too!  You don't need to have a farmhouse or even a vintage home to share, just a post that has something to do with Farmhouse living.  Whether it be Farmhouse decorating, Farmhouse gardening, Farmhouse cooking, or just Farmhouses in general, we want to see it!

Okay, let's get this party started, link up below and spread the word.  And, if you haven't already done so, be sure to enter my giveback for a $100 LaurieAnna's Vintage Home gift certificate here, I will announce the winner next week!


Amy Kinser said...

Good morning, Laurie Anna. Thanks so much for hosting the party today. Can't wait to visit with all of the other party goers.

God bless, Amy

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Love it! I too adore old farmhouses!

Lori Lucas said...

BE STILL MY HEART! Your cabinet is wonderful. I would love to have one like that for the jumping off point for my kitchen! It is perfect. We too are restoring a wonderful old farmhouse. Aren't we the lucky? I just love it. I look forward to Farmhouse Friday's. Lori L

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Thank you Ladies, I'm excited to host it! And thank you Lori, I love it too! I can't wait to follow along in the journey for all these vintage homes!

Unknown said...

Oh wow! What a cabinet! I love that one :) It will reside perfectly in that newly remodeled farmhouse kitchen. I'm so excited to see it all come together. You've got some awesome inspiration photos, too. Thanks for hosting the party

tracie c. said...

I grew up on a Centennial farm in mid-Michigan we had a kitchen cupboard very similar to yours and a big farm kitchen. Seeing it brought back nice memories of coming home to a cookie jar with homemade cookies. I'm looking forward to following along on your journey!

trash talk said...

Does me being a nag while living with an old goat qualify as farmhouse living?
Seriously...I think this is a lovely idea and I look forward to following along.
P.S. Tony does find the greatest of treasures...but so is he.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The cabinet is drop dead gorgeous!! What a fabulous start to your farm house kitchen.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Laurie Anna, I've been glued to your blog, and this cabinet today is just too incredible! I grew up in an 1840's farmhouse but not had one of my own, so I'm living vicariously thru all of you! Thanks so much for mentioning Design Challenge, I'm excited to see it up and running. Also if you haven't yet, I'd love you to come link up with Vintage Inspiration Friday. Our Friday Group would love to have you as a linky sista! Lovin' everything you're doing, xoxo Debra

Amy Chalmers said...

Wish i had a big ole wall to put a cabinet like that in my kitchen. trying to link with your party, blogger says thumbnail didn't load...hope it does, but check out those romantic farmhouse kitchens!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I am DYING, I love that cabinet!!!!!!!

Darla said...

Glad you marked that cabinet will be wonderful in your new have shown some great inspiration here.

Faded Charm said...

Thanks for hosting this new inspiring party. I love evrything about Farmhouse style:-)

Just linked up my porch.


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Laurie ~ I am so excited about your new Farmhouse Friday !! Vintage Farmhouse living is my favorite ~

Fairfield House said...

Laurie Anna,

I have been searching high and low for a farm house cabinet just like the one you scored. It's perfect and came full circle finding a new home in an old farmhouse! We haven't started our kitchen renovation yet.

Your Friend,

Laura said...

Hi Laurie Anna-
Thank you so much for letting me know about the packages I left at the shoppe.

I was so busy visiting , I didn't realize I didn't have everything.

Your cabinet is wonderful. I can't wait to follow your Friday progress reports.

I grew up on a ranch, but my father farmed too.
Maybe I can enter some recipes.

Enjoyed visiting,

White Spray Paint

Sueann said...

I am definitely feeling the farmhouse love for sure!
Love the cabinet! It is perfect!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Laurie Anna,
I am so excited about this new party...the ideas we will share!
Of course, I love the cabinet...what isn't to love? Aren't you glad that there aren't a lot of cabinets to tear out...this way you can start with a blank slate.

Taylor in Tyler said...

Wow! What a beautiful cabinet, I can't wait to see what you do with that kitchen!

Ellie's Bungalow said...

That cabinet is amazing!! Can't wait to see more! You are an inspiration Laurie in more ways than one. Keep taking the high road, we see it.

Blissful Endings said...

Thanks for creating Farmhouse Friday, I love it! I can't wait to see your new kitchen!

Blissful Endings said...

P.s. I love that cabinet!

cupcakegirl said...

Oh wow, what a cabinet to build a kitchen around! Your farmhouse is just beautiful! I'm excited to see what you do with it!

Colleen said...

It looks like you have two porch doors with screens in that kitchen, is that right? I love those screen doors! Your new place is beautiful!

Brewster K said...

Love your new place, and have to say that I like the current kitchen, although I think it would be prettier painted and lightened. But, I see your point I would want those conveniences too especially the dishwasher! Love your blog!

Paula K said...

This is going to be wonderful, I love farmhouse decorating style! I'll be visiting every week! Your new cabinet is wonderful!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hey Laurie, you know I love that cabinet. It's going to look great in your farmhouse. Hope to join Farmhouse Friday if I can ever get the contractor to get started on our house.
hugs~~~ Daphne

RuthSMac. said...

What a great party, I don't live in a farm styled home, but i do live in the Texas Country, and i have a few country details at home. i'm still on my way to learn more of all this life style. Thanks for Sharing your beautiful homes!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

So glad Cozy Little House wrote about your blog today - I'm a new follower and have linked your blog. Looking forward to some good reading.
- Joy

Sunny Simple Life said...

That is one mighty fine cabinet for sure. The crackle finish is perfect.

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Anne Lorys said...

Oh sweet friend, I am beyond sorry that I missed this on Friday!!!
We were knee deep in getting our other house ready to sell, but I will be sure to NOT miss the next one.

Your home is simply grand. :-)


Janie said...

Laurie Anna,

I saw you mentioned on Cozy Little house, and since Farmhouse style is also my style I had to check you out

I Love your blog. My dream is to actually live on a farm..someday..but in the meantime-I try to turn everything into a farm..this year bringing major changes to my life...I get to start fresh...

bj said...

LORDY MERCY..a merchant cabinet...I AM SOOO IN LOVE...I'm gonna pin it.:)

I had NO idea about this meme..will it be a weekly..? Hope it will.

Your house is what ALL of us ladies dream of owning someday. So so glad for you that YOUR dream came true.
xoxo bj

bj said...

OK, I just linked. Sorry to be sooo late to the party but just found out about it an hour ago. :))
If it is to be a weekly, you can count on seeing me here often.
I love your pretty blog..I MAY be a follower..if not, I will be shortly.:)
hugs, bj

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

How blessed you are to have found such a beautiful old vintage home!!! I, too, am drawn to the old, squeaky, chipped paint,feel....of an old home. But here in Oklahoma, they are hard to find in the country...strange isn't it? Maybe we haven't looked hard enough, I don't know. So we built a new farmhouse to look much as our $$$ would allow...not quite the same. It's a beautiful home and I can't complain, can I? Even though my heart longs for an old one ;) Yes, you are blessed!!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Every time I see photos of your house and your ideas for the transformation....I sigh...with envy, with awe, with inspiration. :) That cabinet is going to be so absolutely perfect in your kitchen, girl - I could just scream! LUV IT!

I'm so very glad that you're hosting this party - and that you're sharing your metamorphosis of your incredible home! ♥

xoxo laurie

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie Anna,
I am dying over your cabinet, that is an extraordinary piece!! I can not wait to see your farmhouse transformation, I know it will be spectacular!
Have a beautiful day.

Anonymous said...

This is a party after my heart. Your cabinet is very much like the one I have spent the better part of this week cleaning out and reorganizing. It was not original to my 1860s farmhouse, but was an addition in the early part of the next century.
My kitchen is a 1960s after thought. It will never be a selling feature for this place but since I am here for the long haul I can live with it.

Anonymous said...

It's lovely here and what a fabulous party!

Unknown said...

Love your farmhouse! I recently bought a 1889 farmhouse. It needs a lot of work.I have it posted with pics on a new website. Please check it out. I could use advice and comments!