YES This is BITTERSWEET FARM'S Ever~Changing Blog!
I apologize for the continual changing of my blog if you like to be able to pop in and recognize me. I am having a difficult time defining my style.
I don't really see it as PRIMITIVE as most primitive styles. I also don't want to come across too CUTSIE as my polka dots on turquois background were looking...
I have been asking myself, "WHAT DO YOU CALL YOUR STYLE?" because it isn't Pottery Barn (though some things work with my style) It isn't Primitive as much as country, but it isn't country like the former "country" and it isn't bright like the new "Country Living" magazine...which most of my customers have dropped...just not fitting "country" as we are defining it.
When I shop, I look at Colonial, Primitive, and ....hmm, I guess the word that keeps coming to mind is "Farmhouse".
If I could coin a "name" for my style, it would be
COUNTRY FARMHOUSE style.
I have given this much thought lately, and I think I that name fits. Perhaps partly due to us being in the Upper Midwest, near the Twin Cities, having a legacy of farming, but a diminishing number of "working farms". So my customer base is broad in the sense that many of us have farmhouses on "former farms"...
But many of my customers have lake homes, cabins, or live in town and like a little "farmhouse".
Since I grew up on a farm (yes, milking cows, baling hay, and all that goes with that) I have gravitated toward keeping the warm and comfortable, but also liking a neat look. I think of my grandma's farmhouse with her country garden, flowers welcoming you into the back entrance, and the fragrance of baking cinnamon rolls on Sunday morning after church. I also recall the stained wood of the farmhouse chairs that I happen to have in my own kitchen now! Though my decor looks nothing like grandma's, it gives me the feeling of family and home that I had when we were there.
So, bear with me as I continue to discover new blog templates, and try to find my "true colors" in blogland!
AND BY ALL MEANS COME OUT TO THE SHOP. I HAVE EIGHT BOXES OF NEW MERCHANDISE THAT I WILL BE PUTTING OUT OVER THE WEEKEND...
More wood flowers!!! Those have been the rage!
More 1803 candles...and I cannot tell you how awesome some of the new fragrances are! I love Dandelion Wine, Summer Spice, and Spicy Marmelade...Friendship is the ever-popular "oldie"...if you haven't tried it, you should, your whole house will be fragrant with any of the 1803 soy candles.
More floral, wood plates, battery operated candles/ tea lights, and garden stakes. I will try to get pics up tomorrow so check back!