Thursday, October 20, 2011

Farmhouse Friday #11 - Staking Claim

You may remember from my previous post, while appearing on the Nate Berkus show Maya Angelou said,

"When people plant flowers in window boxes it means they are claiming their space." 

Isn't that a lovely sentiment?
In keeping with that, Hubster built me a simple window box that I filled with pretty Fall flowers.

I suppose this means we've officially claimed our space. 

We also hung a couple of black shutters to make the window pop a little.

Vintage shutters are on my wish list, but I'm waiting for just the right pair.  Until then, these will hold their place.

Just the other side of that window is the bedroom that we've been making over.  You can see the pretty window box from inside the bedroom.  That post is coming soon.

Such a simple change, but didn't it punch things up a bit?

What have you been doing to punch things up and stake claim around your home?

Link up or comment below and tell me all about it.  Remember to link back to my post from yours. ;-))

I love our Farmhouse Friday time together.

Have a great weekend!

I'm linking up to Vintage Inspiration Friday.


savvycityfarmer said...

hi sweets,
I just shared this post to my savvycityfarmer facebook page!

chat soon.

Blissful Endings said...

I love Maya and I love your farmhouse! The window box made such a difference. Thanks for hosting all the wonderful links on your page!

Unknown said...

The transformation is beautiful good!
I'm writing with the translator ...... I hope you understand:)
and good work dear

Debra@CommonGround said...

Just amazing the difference that the shutters and window box made. I love windowboxes but had a problem with ants in my impatiens. I'm going to have to try something else next year. Just linked up to the party, always love visiting!! xoxo

Blondie's Journal said...

Wow! What a difference the shutters make! I love your pretty window box, too! Are those some sort of daisies? Very cute!!


Unknown said...

Just a few small things can make a home look loved and welcoming !

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Laurie, it's amazing what just a few little things like the shutters and window box has made, it looks great. Now what I'm doing to punch things up around our home is moving everything out of the kitchen so the guys can get started on the remodel. Then the fun begins!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Anonymous said...

I love the change in your window, it changes the appearance of your house, making it pop more - the flowers and the shutters really added so much to the front view! I'm linked up; thanks for hostessing.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your shutters and window box! We have window boxes on our cottage too and they add so much charm! Thanks for hosting!

Connie in Hartwood said...

Your windowbox looks great, and so do your shutters! I always forget to water plants outside, so I gave up on having them. Now, I enjoy other people's. :)

Have a great weekend!

Mary said...

Oh, yes!! The shutter and window box made all the difference! So beautiful!


Gracefully Vintage said...

So Jealous- Just love your lil house- Thanks SO SO much for sharing what your doing with it..Just Darling..
(LOVE the shutters)

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

I wholeheartedly agree! Anyone can have a generic shrub and bush but a woman who wants to make the nest her own uses make the house and entrance sparkle!
Why be make our homes blossom and bloom...and they welcome people in.

Pam Kessler said...

Your windowboxes make all the difference. I am joining in the party for the first time today and look forward to checking out the other posts. Thanks for hosting!

Sarah said...

Enjoyed seeing your window boxes. They always add a touch of charm. I linked up with a little French Farm Story this week. ~ Sarah

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How satisfying for you to stake your claim! I think your shutters and flower box makes a lovely difference! I'm enjoying Friday visits here too! Thanks so much!

Pearl said...

Wow I love the transformation you and your Hubby have done! Beautiful

Anonymous said...

Love window boxes LaurieAnna! This looks so inviting ~ can't wait to see the bedroom!

Shabbygal said...

What a difference those shutters make! Your house looks absolutely lovely! I have been working on our new old house a slow project in progress! Traci

Kahli said...

thanks for hosting. those shutters make a world of difference

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

Isn't it amazing how just a little touch can add such punch? I think it looks great!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Little touches really do make a big difference! I just can't wait to see the transformation you are making on this sweet house. Thank you for hosting Laurie Anna!
xo, Andrea

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lovin' the shutters!!! Thanks so much for hosting:)


Laura said...

The shutters and window box are wonderful. What fun!

I linked one of my Ranch Recipes.

Have a great weekend.

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Your windowboxes make all the difference. I am joining in the party for the first time today and look forward to checking out the other posts. I truly saying that I enjoyed lot in first visit.

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

i adore the before and after of your home. beautiful.


Thanks for hosting!♥♥♥

Vicki V @ said...

Thanks for hosting! Great stuff here.

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