Friday, April 3, 2009

The Moniker

Campagne Maison: Loosely translated means Country Home. It’s short, simple and easy to remember.

When we came to live here, I knew that I wanted to give the farmhouse a name. To the locals it is known as “the old Cassady place" and I am sure to the locals it will ALWAYS be known that way. Some things never change. Do I care? NO.

I racked my brain trying to come up with something unusual or quirky but at the same time, short and simple. Every thing I thought of never seemed to fit. Remember how I said that sometimes you just have to let the house tell you what it wants? Well that is basically what happened. This house is our home in the country. C’est la vie!

I’ve been scripting on walls for years. Everything from single words, to phrases, to whole Bible verses. Kinda like Barbara Mandrell—you know, she “was Country when Country wasn’t cool” well, I was scripting on walls before it became increasingly popular. As I said before, when this house talks, I listen. I heard the wooden valance above the kitchen sink begging to be scripted and what could be more appropriate than the farm’s moniker? Personally, I think it looks like it has always been there.

For as long as I can remember, I have been enamored with anything FRENCH. It must be the French bloodline oozing from the roots of my family tree. I WILL go to France someday but until then I will be content with adding a little French Twist to this country farmhouse. Quite frankly, I feel most accomplished when I am being creative. My decorating style is ME, it reflects who I am. Who says a farmhouse can’t have a crystal chandelier or a fireplace surround that shines like a pearl or its name scripted over the kitchen sink? Your home should reflect who YOU are and how you like to live. I like to live “outside the box” and color “outside the lines”.

Please leave a comment so that I will know you stopped by the farmhouse for a visit today.

Au revoir,

1 comment:

TL said...

You are talented, that's for sure. TL