Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Now I finally know

the answer to a question that has plagued me for awhile now. 

Let me start at the beginning.  As most of you already know I’m in the process of selling my house.  We tried last year and had tons of lookers but nothing ever became of any of the viewings, so we took it off the market through the cold winter months and decided to start fresh this spring.  So we are having a new realtor come by tomorrow.

Anyhow, I have done lots of decluttering and staging for the sale of this house, therefore most of my  goodies that make my home, my home are in storage.  I am so eager to have ALL my things in one home again.  But that is still a while down the road.  But my biggest question has been, what decorating style am I now.  You see, over the years, I have been a simple country girl and love the country look.  However, as I am aging, my style is changing but so many of the country things that I have loved for so long, I STILL love.  They bring back wonderful memories of days gone by. My thoughts on buying things has always been simple too.  Make sure you LOVE it.  So that is what I try to do, and don’t want to part with.  I know I will find a creative use for them in the future.

So as you can imagine with not knowing where I am going or what type of home I will have, it has weighed on my mind what do I keep and what do I continue to get rid of.  But because I didn’t know what style I really was, I was torn.  That is until now.  Now I finally know.  You see while scanning the internet and going to all the wonderful blogs in blogland I found  someone that actually put a name to my style.  Denise at  Cottage Home Decorating.  I know I like the cottage look but I also love the farmhouse style, and was leaning toward it.  Thinking that was my style.  Then this captured my eye, she said “

Country Cottage Decorating is a new, fresh approach to Country Decorating as we've known it.

You may ask yourself, why not just call it "Country Decorating"? What makes this style have Cottage appeal?

The secret lies in the mix and match of new and vintage elements. This decorating style is cozy and warm, with a generous portion of farmhouse appeal. A homey feel that beckons everyone to gather around and stay awhile.

My first thought was this is me.   I thought PERFECT!!!!  Now I know.  That is me to a T.  I can’t tell you how happy I am to know that there are others out there that like this type of decorating.  You can check out more of what she says in this post here.

living room

family room1 


kitchen cabinet


yellow kitchen 


So now I ask you, do you know what your style is? 

Have a blessed Tuesday!



Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I love the cottage look too, simple and cozy. But I will have to add, keep ALL your stuff till after you move then go through it and pick out what stays and what doesn't. Once it's gone, it's gone!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Cindy I love Country Cottage too, it's adorable & a little less cluttered than country. I have really enjoy reading your post, now I know what name is my favorite style :o) I hope you have a great week, hugs

Melanie said...

I am traditional. I like a lot of different styles online but that works for me.

Judy said...

Hi Cindy! I love the country cottage look too. I used to love full out country, but it began to look a bit too cluttered for me. Those pics of the country cottage rooms are beautiful!! I think this looks suits you so well. Have a blessed day girl!! Love you

Denise said...

I like the country cottage but I think I have more 'traditional in me too. I know for sure I'm not modern, I don't go for the 'clean lines' etc that you hear all the tv shows mention!

Pam said...

Hi Cindy :) It really is helpful to see the different styles named and described on the Internet. So many of the main decorating sites and magazines are divided by style too, which I love. A way long time ago I loved prim country, all the dark antique y colors and Jack and I made a lot of wood crafts, but I just have absolutely no desire for that at all anymore. Thought I would always love it, but I love color, lots of color, and like you, I love Country Cottage. :)