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Romantic Ranch

Last week I shared my friend Kim’s home and how she adds touches of Valentine’s decor.  This week we continue the home tour.

This is a simple vignette to the right of the front door entry.  She found two columns at two different vintage markets.  Look at the bottom.  You can see they are slightly different, but they work.  The top is an old cabinet door from her Father’s home.  A succulent garden is the perfect greenery for winter and the stone urns flanking it are the perfect simple touch.The White Barn-47To the right of her home is an out building that she calls her craft room.  This is the entry.  Would you die for a creative space this size?  Love it.The White Barn-10Also, to the right of the home is her chicken coop.  Adorbes!The White Barn-9I posted this one before, but I want to recap.  This is the focal point of the living room, fireplace and mantel.The White Barn-12A closer look.The White Barn-14As you work your way around the living room, to the right is the entertainment center.  The pine console adds a primitive touch that looks perfect with all the white in this room.  The mismatched cowhide foot stools are dreamy.  She is always changing out the pillows on the neutral armless chairs on each side of the console.The White Barn-15I couldn’t avoid being in the next photo, believe me I tried.  She found this amazing mirror for her guest bathroom at Soul Food Vintage Market in Vacaville (more about this store in a future post).  Adding vintage pieces to newer homes is the perfect way to get that homey feel. To the left of the mirror you see a wooden wall piece.  This is over the commode.The White Barn-21The wooden piece of art was salvaged from a Spanish church.  It housed the church’s hymnals.  Is that precious?  It is beautiful and has a beautiful story.The White Barn-23We are now in the mud room/home office.  I can only dream.The White Barn-26Kim is very sentimental and she saves things that others would toss without a thought.  A closer look at the bookshelf reveals these miniature typewriters that she found at Mes Amis Vintage Market in Roseville, which is also coming up soon.  Nesting on one of the typewriters is her father’s high school graduation announcement card.  Very special.The White Barn-28Also on the bookshelf is this sweet collection of Scottie Dog figurines.The White Barn-29Next was the laundry room, which for most of us is not very exciting.  On the folding counter, she put a little collection of lavender transferware.The White Barn-25My favorite was this bowl filled with old door knobs and hardware.  I am so doing this.The White Barn-24On to the kitchen.  Next to the stove is a collection of cutting boards and olive oil.The White Barn-36In another corner is the coffee/tea station.The White Barn-35Standing guard in front of the cookbooks are these chubby vintage cow figurines.  Too sweet.The White Barn-31Inside the pantry is this pretty wall of mason jars.The White Barn-32Resting on the kitchen counter is this sweet little display cabinet.  It holds a collection of vintage creamers.The White Barn-33The White Barn-34Inside the front entry is this farm table.  I am in love with the salvaged window above it.The White Barn-37Resting on the table is this little tray of treasures that having special meaning to Kim.The White Barn-38Also on the table is this collection of frames.  It is kinda hard to see, but the white oval frame has a tiny picture in it.  This came from Kims Grandmother’s locket.  That is a great idea.The White Barn-39I hope you enjoyed the rest of the home tour.  I also hope you got a couple of ideas or inspiration for your own home.  Happy Decorating!