It’s showtime! Today is the Washington Elementary Home Tour in Fayetteville and our home is part of the lineup. All week, we’ve readied the house (mostly working in the yard because that’s what we love to do), but also we’ve cleaned and polished and straightened up things so folks can walk through without tripping over dog toys. As all this prep happens, I realize my style of decor includes not only a mix of old and new but a touch of farm flair. It’s a thing.
Here’s another thing. Being on home tour is greatness because it forces you to get your house ship shape. And if you were thinking about selling, you could probably find a buyer during the event. Your house will never look better…
Not that we’re selling.
I once heard someone say if you selected all your absolute favorite things and placed them on your lawn, your style would be obvious to you. If I were to do this, my things would look like they came straight from the home place. Here’s a sampling of my farm flair…
If you know me at all, you know I love cotton. Check out this cotton boll kissing ball I found at Farmhouse in Tupelo, Mississippi. Love it! I hung it like mistletoe from the doorway to my kitchen.
My friend Dorothy gave me this rooster tray. It’s technically French country but you can’t get much more “farm” than a rooster. My Aunt Virgie had a crazy rooster that terrorized everyone. If I could remember his name, I’ll tell you. I’m sure it will come to me.
My table centerpiece is simple and straight from the farm. Literally. The cutting board was made by Mississippi County friend, Khris Goble, who repurposes local wood from vintage barns and demolition sites. And a line of Mason jars filled with flowers from my garden makes for an easy focal point.
There’s a bit of delta farm flair in our artwork, too.
I might have a vintage toy tractor.
An old farm crock holds my kitchen utensils.
I bought this wire pig memo board at the Junk Ranch last year. Farm flair for sure!
How about tin splatter painted bowls? These red ones are available at Gift House Antiques, one of the Washington Elementary School Home Tour sponsors. Thank you too all the sponsors!
I have more I could show you, but that’s it for today’s farm flair. I still have things to do.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
Tracy Byrd, I’m From the Country