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COMING UP FOR AIR ...


HOPE Y'ALL HAD A BEAUTIFUL
THANKSGIVING




 it's back to the gloves and the greens
for this weary farmer ...

 starting with the farmhouse front porch and working

 my way to today this weary farmer
 (did I just say that) 
has planted 
30  custom urns

 with fresh greens and
 wiped her dripping nose a thousand times. 


 








why put away the patio furniture??






y'all know my mantra
chanting all together now
'USE WHAT YA HAVE '

I unearthed this fabulous
 laundry cart from the shed 
a few days ago ...

It began speaking to me immediately ... 


sigh

just
coming
up
for
air

have a blessed new week

39 comments:

busybee said...

Everything is absolutely breathtaking!!! LOVE IT!!!! Job well done! :)

Buttercup said...

Beautiful and inspiring! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

It's me said...

It looks great !! so tough !!!...love it ...happy weekend...xxx..

Heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Amazing! I haven't even started!

Faded Charm said...

Wow...you have been busy Joy! I love all your greens and especially in the laundry cart:-) Just saw one while out junking a couple weeks ago, but they wanted too much for it:-(

Hope you don't work too hard all weekend.

xoxo
Kathleen

Susie said...

I love all your decorating. It's so homey. You have the knack. Smiles, Susie

Anne said...

Can ya come over here and wave some magic :-) Looks so beautiful Joy as always! Have a great weekend!
xx
Anne

fleurcottage said...

Beautifully done...love the laundry cart! Esther

Kris Pare said...

gorgeous greens! and love that mailbox!

NanaDiana said...

Maureen! Everything looks fabulous. I love your urns ad especially love that old laundry cart. My son and I were going to go steal...er...borrow....er...cut some roadside greens today for our yard. I have tons of things to dress up for the Holidays and I need GREENS! xoDiana

Di said...

Looks so good! I know you must be tired, I unpacked all the Christmas stuff and am half way done decorating. Outside tomorrow! You place looks awesome. Di@Cottage-Wishes

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Amazing!
I love everything.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Tam

FleaingFrance - French Shopping said...

Gorgeous and I LOVE the old laundry hamper. Perfection.
Simone

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Lovely, my friend. Take some coffee breaks. The chill is here.

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Joy, Just love all your ideas. The black mailbox with the skates and plaid accent is genius, leave it to you Joy to use things in a new and beautiful combination. Is it too early to wish you a Merry Christmas? Enjoy! Love, Penny

Rusty Hinge said...

Hello Joy! Love it! Everything looks just perfect! If that laundry cart ever makes it to your Shop the Shed and can be shipped, I would love for it to be shipped right over to my house! :) You are always so good at putting it all together!
Maria

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Hi Joy, you've put me in the spirit! The greens all look beautiful, they're my favorite part of decorating, inside and out!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Gorgeous!!! Gorgeous!!! You are just soooo good. XO, Mona

SueAnn Lommler said...

It all looks so beautiful...so well put together...calm, serene and rich!
Love it
Hugs
SUeAnn

Hope Filled Living said...

Oh my gosh! I love everything you have created. Thanks for the idea with the patio furniture, as I have not yet put mine away for the winter! Your home looks so beautiful.

Henhurst Interiors said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love everything you've done.
Wishing you a happy season ahead,
Phyllis

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

JOY!!!
The porch looks amazing. If you come home one day and see someone sitting on your steps, it's me...just taking it all in!!! :)
Beth

Theresa said...

You inspire me to use that patio furniture! LOVE all of your GREEN! Have a blessed day, now get back to work:) HUGS!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Gorgeous! You have been busy! I love each one! The fresh greens are wonderful- very festive!

Bliss said...

The greens in the laundry bin had me moving my head from side to side making moaning noises of want.

Bliss

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful, Joy!!!! I love it all!!

Sandy said...

oh to have access to all those
evergreens.. your decorating is
just homey and holiday.
Love it.
Happy Holidays
Sandy

flowerlady464 said...

This is what Christmas should look like! Amazing!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You have been one busy farmgirl!!! What earthy, organic, beautiful decorations! The laundry cart is one-of-a-kind! All is fabulous!

Theanne said...

gorgeous! you done good!

Bohemian said...

Well, it was certainly worth all the snotty nose Labor... it looks Magnificent! I'd Love to use fresh Greens, but here in the Desert they last about a minute and a half before they're caput. So I'll just live vicariously thru the Greens you all in Cooler climates can provide me the Images and Inspiration of... I'm not complainin', 80 degree weather in November and December suits me just fine because I've been a Desert Rat so long now. *Winks*

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian



Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Happy Anniversary!

I loved all of your photos of Chicago, it made me homesick! I love these urns, and am in awe of your talent. I am so thankful that I found your beautiful blog, and you. Your faith, love of family and the beauty in the ordinary is an inspiration to me.

Have a blessed week, Elizabeth

janet said...

It all looks AMAZING...

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

The laundry cart...I must have it. :)
If you ever think of selling it, please please let me know!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Everything looks lovely!

pink*cherub*moon said...

My gosh, Joy! What are you going too do with 30 urns? I assume you're selling some and not using them all at your home? I do see quite a few in your pics and they are stunning! I need some greens. I used to have trees to cut from, but not in this yard. Have to head back to the woods behind us and snip snip :) Loving the way you're incorporating your items with Christmas pizazz! Lovely! Hugs, Leena

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

Always love what I find here! The rustic look of a farmhouse Christmas is my dream. I'll have to be content with my 1000 sq ft ranch style home that I've raised my children in and try to make my decorations farmhouse-like. Thanks always for the wonderful ideas.

Bonnie

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

Oh Joy,
It looks just stunning!!
I love the skates on the mailbox, too sweet!
I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Karen Bates said...

I just love it!! So natural, so beautiful. I got tons of ideas...thanks.

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Just LoVe your *Lake Geneva* Laundry Basket!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt