Monday, August 22, 2011

Farmer's Summer Harvest






The buffet opposite the kitchen table.


Close-up of farmers in the pastoral oil painting.








The summer is 
 officially over at our house.

School started today
and the house is very quiet.

 I found this lovely saying
and thought I would share it
with you.

Enjoy!



xoxox~
Alison











Detail of old feed store chromolithograph advertisement.


(Another shot of chromolithograph print)
New Ebay find... a little tin cow advertising cream separators.... she moooved me. Had to bring her home. :)











I am linking up with Marty!




I am linking up with Kathy!



35 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love the saying and chalkboard. It makes me think of all my family past and present that are farmers. The paintings are gorgeous!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your cow paintings and that wonderful chalkboard and cow. Love it all.

Richard Cottrell said...

i loves the cows. You know I have a life sized cow head in my kitchen. I hope summer is not completely over at my house as I have project and it has been to hot to do them. So I have to work, work, work. The painting of the farmers is Divine. Love it. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Shelia said...

Hi Alison! Oh, your artwork is so pretty and adds a very peaceful feel to your area! Everything is always so pretty at your house.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love the saying on your charming chalkboard and your cow paintings are fantastic too! My youngest starts school Wednesday- the H.S. started last week already!

Cozy Little House said...

Love the cows!
Brenda

Sarah said...

Alison, your post moooooved me. ;-)
I adore vintage advertising sings or bits and pieces. What a great fine! Love the feel of your beautiful home.

Olive Cooper said...

Your kitchen is my favorite room at your house. The buffet is perfect and The oil painting is a lovely rural scene.

Michele Smith said...

I love your chalkboard and the beautiful saying on it. LOve the cows! Its all beautiful!!!
(I have realized through blogging that I use the word "love" ALOT!
School here starts thursday...after that I'm breaking out the fall decor!

Liz said...

I also love the saying on the chalkboard. I LUV your style, Alison. The artwork is so lovely, just perfect for the season.

Can you believe my girl's don't go back to school until the 7th?

Have a great week! XOXO ~Liz

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Alison I LOVE your buffet and all the pretties you have displayed on it! Love your beautiful paintings and chalkboard too! Martina

PS- I wouldn't pass up that cute tin cow either:)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love it all, Alison. You surely have the decorating touch. Those paintings are wonderful!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Thanks for sharing your treasures Alison. Beautiful vignettes. Love that tin cow.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great display, Alison! I love the pieces you've put on your buffet! Nice size chalkboard, too.

BeautifulDees said...

I alway's love it when you drop by and comment. Your home is so lovely...My father in law was a farmer,great memories of a good man. All the item's on your post are lovely.
Love,Debbie:)

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your decorating style. It's so homey and traditional and comfortable. Your lythograph is lovely and that tin cow is just sweet. Enjoy your quiet home. Pamela

Designing Domesticity said...

Wow, school is in session already? We still have a month to go! I guess little ones start a bit later. Love your quote! liz

Karen said...

What a nice quote--I've never heard it. And such a gorgeous frame on your chalkboard. LOVE that tin cow also. It's all very inspiring...

Sarah Kate said...

Love your chalkboard...and the new cow addition! :o)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Hey, girl! I probably sound like a broken record (based on prior comments) but I really LOVE THAT TIN COW! And I also smiled when I saw your hedge apples (as we used to call them in Kansas) or osage oranges (as they call them in these here parts). My dear husband has been known to steal them out of people's yards for me to use as decorations in the fall! Don't you just love them? And thanks for linking up over at Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva! It's great to see you there!

xoxo
Kathy

Linda said...

OH this is lovely...I love all of the natural elements...and I have cow envy over your tin advertising cow! I have always loved those!

Karen said...

That oil painting above your buffet really caught my eye. I love it! Was that a find from somewhere? Oil paintings are one of the #1 things I scope out in a resale shop or flea market. Love the photos!
xo
Karen

Boho Farm and Home said...

OH Alison! I love it all; the saying, the cows, the cows and more cows. This is why I love farming so much--a simplied life!
Hope you are well!
xoxo
Caroline

under spanish moss said...

What a lovely saying. We adore the farmer oild painting...so beautiful! Hope your having a beautiful week!
Angela and Renee

michele said...

such beautiful images, a.

i am enjoying the quiet but not quite motivated to tackle the day to day grind.

michele

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love the saying do you have one for each season???

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You know you have me drooling. I love your paintings and that tin cow is to die for. All of your accessories on the vignette are just fabulous. I love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Red Rose Alley said...

LOVE the Harvest saying!! I'm glad summer is coming to an end, and Fall is coming - it is my favorite season of all.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Alison, I love your buffet and erything you have on it. Those paintings are gorgeous. I am thnking I should find a fabulous chalkboard! I have the perfect wall for it and I LOVE yours!!!! Love the cows too! You have great treasures. XO, Pinky

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

I love all your cows expecially the advertising cows. The chalkboard is amazing. Enjoyed that post.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love paintings in a kitchen, they really set a warm and lovely tone. The chalkboard is wonderful too.

Thank you for visiting me and leaving such an encouraging comment, coming from someone with such excellent taste makes it all the more appreciated. have a happy day!

Babs said...

Alison, I love the farm scene painting and the containers with Osage Oranges, feathers and is that corks in the other one? I can't tell. Do Osage Oranges grow near you? The farm scene and Osage oranges remind me of my grandfather's farm in TN. Actually, I like your whole vignette... but then I always do.:)
Hugs,
Babs

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Simply.....stunning!

Lou Cinda :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful Alison. Summer is officially over here too, Granddaughter off to first year of college and grandson to 6th grade... hugs ~lynne~

Upscale Downhome said...

omg! I absolutely adore the DeLaval cow! I must find one!!!