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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 27, 2011

Fall, Chickens, Kitchen Buffet-Decorate

I'm just about done fluffing for fall...how about you? I love bits of oranges, reds, golds, blacks
all over the house.

I don't know about you but we have more guests over during the fall months, dinners, football games,
church get togethers, ladies fall Bible studies....
so I enjoy bringing out the cozy...and having everyone enjoy food and warmth at our home.

For years I struggled over not having new furniture in our farmhouse, all the right stuff...you know...that matches...but I realized people enjoyed coming over because
1. we cooked for them
2. made them feel welcome
People didn't care that things didn't match or
that we weren't in a new home in a new neighborhood....our house was surrounded by
barns, and chicken sheds...I was embarrassed
at first...especially when people asked to go 'see the chickens'....I would squawk! You want to
go down to the barn?
So we would head to the barn with egg cartons in hand...
I always asked them to gather some eggs to put in 'their' carton to take them home. They acted like we gave them a gift of great worth.  I realize...they enjoy the experience, and the fresh eggs.

slowly I learned to let go...
of things that were temporary....
and hold on to contentment...
content at the good things I have been blessed with by God.
Friendship is precious no matter the surrounding...
giving something that has value....a kind word, a word filled with hope...caring...
making people feel that they are valued...even if it is a carton of eggs....I'm learning while living in my old farmhouse...that value is important in the long run....that like a good home cooked meal
people will come back for more when friendship is offered.
A friendship that tastes good to the soul....

Vintage pitchers, enamelware, kitchen scale, flour sifter, little egg crate....lovin' that vintage feeling in the kitchen!
I'm glad you came by for a visit today...
The chickens would love to visit with you...the girls are just pecking grains and bugs and have been awaiting your visit.....
 we could gather some eggs
 pet the sheep...

I'll tell my husband we need to cook something delicious for our company!


"A wise woman builds her home..." Proverbs 14:1


Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Wow!.. all of this wonderful and just beautiful! Your right...we have a small simpe house..but it's the people, love and warmth that makes it fab :)
Fancy Frugal Life

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I would absolutely LOVE to see your chickens, get some eggs, I have never done that...and see your HOME!!


Beautiful post lovely lady and yes, you're very blessed with such wonderful family. I love your chicken, such colors she has and the fall vignette on your buffet is beautiful with such pretty elements you've gathered together for this fall arrangement. Thanks for sharing. FABBY

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your chicken in the enamelware made me giggle! So cute.
I thought non matching furniture was the new "in"?
My cousin and went to Ohio once to find an old family cemetery...the people who owned the farm it was on were so nice to us and would not let us leave until we took a dozen brown eggs! we will never forget that.

Sheila said...

Wow Debbie. Such inspiration, not the photos (although they are wonderful) but the words. I have been embarrassed of my house too but you are so right...making folks feel welcome is more important than whether or not you have the best of the best stuff. Thanks for the reminder.

~Sara said...

I loved this blog. The pictures are wonderful, but the gentle reminder to be content and thankful for what we have was refreshing.Wishing you a blessed week full of contentment. Sara

Honeysuckle Haven Cottage said...

I would love to visit your home! It looks cozy and inviting to me :) Everything you said sounds right up my alley..petting sheep,fresh eggs & good country cooking!

Karena said...

Debbie such wonderful Autumn images and your words of wisdom, I love!

I have just linked up with Laura's party!

Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

Aw, older and cozy is where I feel best! I love all your displays! ♥

Decor To Adore said...

This is just TOO much goodness for one post. I am giving a big cock a doodle doo to you!

Oh I just really love this! You are so creative.

Thank you so very much for linking up to Fall In Love Wednesdays.

Have a blessed weekend.

Gail said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and what a beautiful start to the visit! I feel like I know you already. I've really enjoyed my visit and have become one of your newest followers.

Have a wonderful evening,

P.S. I love your chickens!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your fall vignette is sooo darn cute...love that kitchen scale!!!