Thursday, July 10, 2008

Simple Farmhouse Table Decor

I know it's not much, actually very simple, but I really love this little touch of farmhouse decor to the center of my kitchen table.

My mom and dad recently visited our friends, Betty and Richard, in the foothills of the Ozarks. They, (well the women), went shopping and my mom brought this home for me...two old milk bottles in a wire carrier. One says milk and the other says buttermilk. I had actually been looking for one of these, so I was real excited to get it! I can just imagine the milk man knocking on my backdoor delivering our morning milk.

It made a really cute centerpiece for our 4th of July celebration, simply with mini flags in the bottles.



Today it has daisies in them from my mom and dad's flower garden. I envision all sorts of flowers in there...some of my roses...flowers that Joy brings in freshly picked for me...whatever I'm blessed with at that moment. It makes such a cheery, happy atmosphere in my kitchen!




I'm thinking of even adding some powdered sugar....that might look alot like milk....for a change too.

Can you tell I'm excited about this simple little farmhouse decor on my table? I think it's because I've discovered lately that although I LOVE primitives in my decor alot...I still love a mix of farmhouse, americana and rustic decor. These four things combined define my style of decorating...I wonder what you would call that? I tend to like simple too, less clutter...which is also good for my budget! I find myself always attracted to the same things that fall into these four categories..so I guess I am remaining true to what I really love. Simply.....country, I guess.

19 comments:

Colleen said...

Sweet and simple. SO many possibilities....

Enjoy those sunny flowers, Tammy!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

I like that very simple. Love the flowers. I tend to do things too big on my table and you have to move them to eat. So right now I have nothing on my table except a runner.

Mary

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love it:) Try salt it would be alot cheaper, I'm like you I like a mix of those styles. One thing I found out is that I don't like the all very grungy, prim look just to drab for me.
Looks so neat on your table:)

*Rondell*

Rosemary said...

Very nice!
I love it!
Thanks for sharing,
Rosemary

Stephanie said...

I love it ! Now Im going to have to look for that wire holder, I have the bottles but what a great idea ! That would be neat with powdered sugar in there too!
Thanks for the cool idea :)
Have a good Thursday,
Stephanie

Wendy said...

I love it!! Your mom is the best getting it for you!! I too love different styles but they all seem to go together! Have a great day!!~Wendy

pinetrees on the moor said...

Hi Tammy, i am with you simple,prim,country and farmhouse style.Ijust love your bottles,its as you say you can change what flowers is in season,simple and oh so sweet.I had to laugh my friend and a couple of other people i know still have thier milk delivered by the milkman.I will need to show them these pictures.Take care~Kate~

Black Sheep Lisa said...

I have that same set! My dad give them to me for Christmas one year.
Just a tip: Do not put them in the dishwasher! I was cleaning one day and the bottles were dusty so i just threw them in the dw the writing came off!
I am combination when it comes to my style, I love grungy prim, colonial and farmhouse. Just what ever makes me smile!
Blessings

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh that's just gorgeous, Tammy! I love simple decor... I love to keep "stuff" at a minimum, too!
Milk jugs are such a cute item to decorate with, too!

Katy said...

I absolutely LOVE that! It looks sooo fantastic! So simple and versatile! I love it! Thanks so much for the idea! I am definitely going to be on the look out for milk bottles! TOOOO CUTE! :)

This simple Life said...

I think sometimes, especially on a table less is best. Looks sweet and simple just the way I like my life.

Angie said...

ok..ya know i was drooling at your daisies! beautiful and elegant. it is annoying when you have to move a bunch of stuff to set the table..so this is perfect! i loved the flag poles! all that reusing and repurposing had me practically applauding! well done! i find that my house is a mix of styles, too. i like things that do double duty..pretty and functional.

~Angie

Kindra said...

I love glass milk bottles. They make a great centerpiece! And I like to combine vintage and primitive together.

Wendy said...

Hi Tammy my dining room chairs are painted black!! Have a great night!~Wendy

Heather said...

What a great display. I love how simple it is, and versatile too.

Primgal55 said...

No matter what you call it, it is sweet and I love the simplicity!

I think mixing styles of country is what a lot of us do - it's less grungy and drab as ROndell says, and besides, if it feels right and we enjoy it, we should be able to use it, right?
And I think it is extra sweet that can pick some flowers for you!

Cheryl said...

Tammy, those are great little bottles you have there. I wander what you will fill in there next?

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LINDA said...

Yep, that's country; plain and simple. It's the way we are and we are proud of it!!!
I got a really neat milk bottle with a bubble type thing in the neck to keep the cream that rises to the top. I love it, too. Now, I have never seen a buttermilk bottle. I think that would be really neat!
Good job, Mom!!