November 30, 2008

Laurie's House at Thanksgiving

Beautiful pumpkins - can you ever get enough of that fabulous color???  LOVE THEM!  

My wonderful sister-in-law, Laurie hosted Thanksgiving this year at her lovely home.  I love going to Laurie's house because her decorating style is a treat for the eyes.  Simple, clean, designs are a treat with a surprise waiting around each corner of the house and her immaculate garden.

These pumpkins were lined up on a primitive green wooden bench with vintage galvanized watering cans with bittersweet and milo tucked into the openings at the top.
A potted pine in a vintage galvanized bucket that was used for nipple feeding calves.  The nipple was attached where the black lid is located on the bottom front of the bucket.  We used these as kids on the farm to feed small calves.  They usually rooted the bucket out of our hands or would slosh the contents all over us.  It was a sticky mess.  We started feeding them through a wire fence to keep them from bumping into us.
Laurie found this fantastic bird house at the Lenexa Handcrafters Show made by a carpenter that lives near Kansas City.  I especially love the galvanized metal chick feeder tray that is suspended below for seed.
Vintage slate chalkboard proclaims - THE EARTH IS THE LORD'S AND EVERYTHING IN IT.  A vintage bird cage stand holds a wire egg basket with a candle inside.
A small green shelf holds Laurie's collection of vintage gardening tools and children's blocks spell out Laurie's favorite pastime.
What a perfect bar set up on the screened porch.  A zinc top table with bottles of wine.  The enamelware containers hold Laurie's birdseed for her many feeders.
Bittersweet against a vintage persimmon colored shutter on the front porch welcomes guests.
Grapevine star is perfect above the shutter.  Laurie has one on each side of the window on the entry porch to her home.
A lovely statuary cat for the garden that is usually surrounded by flowers during the growing season is flanked by pumpkins making the statuary piece seem like a black cat.
Vintage wire basket holds a small birdhouse, Indian corn, pumpkins, catalpa tree seed pods and a bit of straw.  Laurie changes out the contents seasonally.

I wish I could share the inside of Laurie's home that is filled with wonderful antiques, vintage pieces, prints, vintage garden items and so much more.  It's against a pallet of white with punctuations of green - fresh, peaceful and calming.

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