Thursday, October 18, 2018

Autumn Bench


Salutations ~Greetings~ Hello
to all my friends!

Yesterday we had our first hard frost.
It was a windy and chilly day.
I expect the same today.
However the weekend is almost here.
WOOHOO!

We all have a story to tell 
of why we like prims or how 
we like to decorate our homes.

To non prim folks,
I am often asked what Primitives are.
I always respond by saying it is a style.
The same as Victorian, Colonial, 
Mid Century Modern or even Farmhouse.

To me my Primitive style story was an easy one. 


Both sets of grandparents owned farms.
I grew up surrounded by prims.
Unlike decor as I have in my home now,
primitives were a way of life for my grandparents.
Yellowware, grain measures, stoneware,
even cupboards were used daily.



For me when I married in 1981,
my style became the kitchy country.
The country blues and roses were all the rage. 
I am sure many of you remember that style.


It was not until the late 1990's that my heart
called me back to primitives.
 I missed the chippy wood & original painted cabinets.
I missed my grandma's yellowware,
 graniteware and ironstone.
I missed wood, coverlets, quilts, crocks & baskets
that were associated with my grandparents farms.

I WANTED IT BACK

So for the last 20 years I have been
collecting my childhood back.


I wanted to go back to the simpler times
of being a kid on those farms.
Back then I had no worries.
No listening to the nightly news
telling of violence or murder.
Nothing FARCIAL 
as Jacky said in one of her posts.
(Dicky Bird blog)

FARCIAL
~of or resembling a farce~ 



My home is now exactly 
where I want to be in my life.
Even though the world around me 
is spinning out of control,
I can relax in my home and look around
while being reminded of the 
primitive simple life I had as a kid.

~HOME IS WHERE I WANT TO BE~

You now know my prim style story.
What is your style story?

Autumn Bench Blessings To All!
Janice




10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post, Janice !
    Simpler times are best on so many levels.
    Rose

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    1. Thank Rose! Yes simpler times are the BEST! Janice

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  2. I caught the antique "bug" 30+ years ago and I like that my house looks like no other. You can't go to a store and find what I have. NOTHING in my house matches and I am happy that way. Oh, and I do LOVE your bears :)

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    1. If you love what you purchased, that's all that matters. Thanks for liking my teddies. I have a few more around. Janice

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  3. I know exactly what you mean. I am thankful for the modern amenities that are available today but I still hang my clothes on the line. I use my old crocks and I collect yellow ware and iron pots for the fireplace and I love cooking with the old cast iron. I collect and use old linens and quilts. I love your blog and enjoy each visit. I'm out antiquing all most every week end,

    Take care,
    Constance

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    1. I loved hanging my clothes on the line. No room at the river house where I moved now, bt do miss how my clothes smelled out in the fresh air. Hope you have much luck on your antique jaunts! Janice

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  4. my grandmothers could not have been more different but I think they liked each other. I have a picture of my father's mother in a fur coat standing next to my mother's mother in a "house dress" and apron. I adored my mother's mother and come to the country primitive style by her. She made bread in a yellow ware bowl every week.
    have a great week
    Cathy

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    1. Loved reading about your grandmothers. Gramma H did not drive, and gramm B would pick up my gramma H. They liked each other, but gramma H had more money and the bigger home, while gramma B did not have running water or heat. But I loved spending time with each. Sounds like your grandmothers may have been similar to mine. Janice

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  5. I have NO style but the things I keep around me have to have a story. I love your style and enjoy seeing what you do in your home. Your posts are always lovely.

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    1. Thank you Peggy! Would love to hear the stories about your things!!! Janice

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