So it's a been a week or two since I sat down and blogged ...Life's been super busy here at the Farmhouse .. I just finished all my custom orders this last week and I'm getting a little reprieve which I badly needed.
I have been pushing and pushing hard where work is concerned for many many months now with no break whatsoever ..and needless to say I am a tad exhausted ... so a little bit of break is actually very Welcome !
In so doing .. I actually have been able to sit ..Yes Sit in my comfy chair .. not alone however as Miss Flossie ..does like to ask politely to sit with me when she sees my warm throw blanket come out.. She's turning in to quite a character...And even as I sit here this morning .. She is warmly tucked beside me .. sleeping away .. on my feet ..which are now going to sleep ...
While I have been doing this sitting or should I say much needed resting.. I actually got to just Veg out and watch some t.v. ... I do love my old movies but none that I love are playing right now .. so I had to look elsewhere for some good, calm, clean entertainment !
I haven't watched HGTV in several years now .. a few years back or more I did watch it quite often but it got where they were just re-running the same shows 25 times over and that got real old real quick ..and I just turned it off .. and that was that .. However Abbey was perusing the channels and noticed some shows we had not seen and we gave them a whirl ..
My Favorite being thus far .. "The Bronson Pinchot Project"
Do you remember Bronson from the show Perfect Strangers where he played Balki ? I do .. then I was a teenager .. and loved the show .. I don't remember much about it other than he had a funny accent and it was quite silly and made me laugh ..and I love shows that make me laugh !
Bronson's new show takes place in this house he own's in rural Harford, PA along with several other properties he own'sBronson has been a lifetime collector of antiques ..and his taste in Architectural Salvage is just to Die for ! (Bronson can I come along with you salvaging ..Pretty Please with a Cherry On top .. LOL !!! Like that would happen !)
Not to mention his decorating style and Ingenious Solutions to hiding unsightly modern appliances in the home
This last week the show was about his Kitchen makeovers and Please will Bronson come to our House and give us a Kitchen makeover in True Bronson Style ! Gee that's two things I have pleaded for that just aren't going to happen .. Oh well I'll just eat a Ghiradelli Mint and feel better .. !
In the photo below .. this being the kitchen in what he refers to as the "Decker House" The Curtain over the window was old salvage from the 1800's .. it had mending spots in it and Bronson commented on the character that ir created in the piece ..which I couldn't agree more with .. and he used it to make that great window covering .. I've always loved pieces that have been well loved you might say ..when others thought they were long ready to hit the trash pile .I was digging them out in dreams of later bringing them back to life .. for some they want new .. for me I want Character ..I want life in my house !
My Favorite thing Thus far on the show has been Bronson's way of creating a early Kitchen with Modern Appliances ..Hidden behind facades that look like old cupboards or a wall with an old general store style display ... Behind these facades lurk the large metal boxes called refrigerators ... hidden away and covered by Character Laden Antique Salvage.
You see just to the right of the doorway in this photo below ... where you just see the angled wall with what appears to be a shelf hanging .. and what looks to be a cupboard beside it with a door in the center .. Yes that is all but a facade .. and the Frig. is hiding behind there ..
Such Genius !
Well I have seen alot of designers out there ..alot of Kitchen Makeovers... alot of shows that work with salvage .. But hands down I have to give it to Bronson for being the most Creative and Ingenious and Capturing true Character in his homes. ! .. If I had one choice for someone to help design my Home it would have to be him .. he captures the true authentic Early Style I have loved for many many years ! ...The Style that makes you feel as good on the inside as the out !
If you haven't caught his show .. you should .. check out your HGTV listings .. and Catch this great Question and Answer by Slate about his New Show .. HERE
Until Next Time .. May your days be filled with Character .. Inside and Out !