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Our 1854 Suburban Farm House

Our 1854 Suburban Farm House
So this isn't Home Sweet Home...adjust!!

Baby Blue

Baby Blue
love is all you need...and an old truck!

Friday, March 18, 2011


                                         Yay!!! I love Giveaways and this is a GREAT one!

                                                 my friend Julia from  Our Cottage Style 

                                 ( who owns a beautiful store in Barrie, Ontario called 
                                                                The Cottage Co)
                                                  remember this post ?click to take a tour

                                             has offered to host this SWEET  giveaway :)

                                        These are their best selling Farmhouse products.
 Room Scent,Dish Soap,Furniture Wax,Laundry Sachets,and a sweet Grass Soy Candle 

                                                                 Valued at $60 


   she also threw in some Easter egg truffles made by Saxton Chocolates. WOW! 
   (They were featured on Oprah)   

                                         All you have to do to enter to win is 
1. Stop by Julia's wonderful blog http://ourcottagestyle.blogspot.com/ 
    you should also visit her lovely website http://www.thecottageco.ca/  

2. Become Followers of each of our blogs (we will follow you too)

3. Leave a comment letting me know that you are followers of our blogs :)

4. For an extra chance to win, post about this wonderful giveaway on your blog or facebook and be sure to leave  us a comment with your link so we can check out your blog!!

5. Like us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carriage-House-Antiques/214700266664

                                                               That's it! That's all! 
                    We haven't decided when the Giveaway ends yet will keep you posted!!
                                                                    Good Luck!!!

                                      Have a lovely Spring weekend!!  

Natalie & Julia

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tonight's the Night! Springing Forward

Finally daylight savings time begins! I love springing forward around the house too
my niece Brittany bought me these birds for my last birthday
I love their rusty tails
Mugs were from my MIL she bought them through Avon I heart them
cannot resist these Ball jars,the small one is the latest addition
love pewter
I've added a couple little pics on the wall behind the birdies
door to the addition
Pippi is excited for Spring,she's birdwatching
Pippi is 10 months old now
we have Cardinals
Mr & Mrs
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead!
 Or you'll be late for church!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Inspiration for the Bedroom

These are the images that made me long for a wooden ceiling,walls and floors! I will feel like I am at the cottage every day of the year waking up surrounded by wood!
Country Living
Sarah Richardson

found on the world wide web
found on the world wide web
Modern Bedroom photo by xJavierx

found on the world wide web
Sarah Richardson's Cottage Master Bedroom
Country Living
After coveting drooling and dreaming of a bedroom as lovely as one of these..it looks as though it may actually come to fruition!
Have a Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

In The Master Bedroom..Would You Prefer it Rough? or Smooth?

Progress is being made in our master get away,at this rate the kids will all be grown and moved away and we won't need a get away...but nevertheless,it has begun to take shape..the wood should be well "climatized" by now as it has been patiently waiting since last fall.
the end wall has been strapped and is all ready for the boards to go on..

this is the latest dilemma..do we want the planks smooth side facing out?? or rough side facing out??
the top two are the rough  the bottom is the smooth board
The ceiling is smooth so I thought we should go smooth (and we will be painting them so smooth made sense)..until I went to Crate & Barrel and now we are undecided. I think the texture could work!
hmmm WWSD?
Sooner or later this will be what our morning looks like