Friday, August 28, 2015

Starting To Add Fall Touches in my Cottage Kitchen

Okay, it is {almost} the end of August and although some of you are hanging on to summer with all your might... I have been hit by the "Fall Bug".  It's this dang weather, it has been so cool in the mornings... it feels like Fall.
So, I added just a bit to my little wall hutch and country pantry.
Most of my fall gatherings are darker colors that matched the old color scheme.  Never fear...  I have plans to keep it light and fresh for Autumn.  These cute beige pumpkins will fit the bill.
 I am planning on doing a green, cream and rose theme for Fall in most of the house.
So I cut some of my real hydrangea blooms and placed them in the display to dry.  I try to do this every year.  If you cut them with a bit of color, they will dry a lighter version of the same tones.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Adding Inexpensive Crystals and a DIY Chandelier

 Welcome back my dears...
 I am sorry to be missing so long.
Almost two weeks since I have shared a post!
Been busy with back to school and HS Girls Golf season.

 Today I am sharing a bit of the bling and new things in the kitchen.
I am such an EBay shopper... 
I just love how many things you can find there.
So a few weeks ago I got on an hanging crystals kick and bought them by the buckets.
Well, not quite... but more than enough to add a good bit of bling here! 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Soft, Romantic Vintage-Style Corner Display


 Well my summer of change continues....
I am now on to the Living Room... I may need help.
When I get on a roll.... it is a bit crazy I confess.
 So today's post is actually in the corner of my office.  The sweet antique wash stand was being used as a side table in the Living Room.  I switched it out and now it is in a new vintage style display.
 Is there any more classic than milk glass and antiques furniture?
I love my little wash stand and its lovely patina.
It was my Momma's for years and I snatched on to it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Free Vintage Style August 2015 Calendar and Printable

It's been awhile since I have shared any of my graphic work.
It is hot and muggy here, so I made a couple things for you to enjoy!

Click to view full size, it is an 8 by 10 inch printable.

And here is a printable calendar or desktop background for you to enjoy....
Click to view full size.

Feel free to share, give me a credit if you use it online please.
www.creativecountrymom.com

I will try to do more soon!

xxx...Brooke


Brooke Berry Kroeger is the creator of the Creative Country Mom blog started in 2009. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs. She does freelance photography and DIY publication work.  If you would like her to contribute on a project, email her at creativecountrymom@gmail.com.
I am linking to the parties found on my main page.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hot Days of Summer - July Garden Update

 It's HOT in Indiana folks!
 So hot that I have been a neglectful gardener for the past two weeks.
 Luckily before this heatwave I took some pictures to share.
 These are from the 4th of July weekend.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vintage Style Decor: New Cottage Kitchen Reveal!

Hello my dear friends!
I am so happy to announce...
The Kitchen Is Done!
Yeah!!!!  I am so happy to share it with you today!

Let's start out with a few before and afters....
 Here is the before (from last Fall)...
And AFTER!
Before....
And AFTER....
 So much brighter, don't you think?
Let's take a look around....

Monday, July 13, 2015

My Vintage Style Front Entry and Home Office

Hello again my dear readers!
Hope this week is going good for all of you.
Before I share my newly painted kitchen...
(yes... I am super excited to show you the new look)
I thought we would take a look at the rooms right next to it.
I am still loving my new wallpaper in the entry.  Of course now it looks even better with the kitchen painted an aqua/blue similar to the paper colors.  I knew as soon as I saw this pattern it would be a perfect match with my antique light.
Let's take a look into my dining room... I now use as an office.
We really never used a formal dining room.  We have an eat in kitchen and I loved having this area more open.  If I need a table, I have a long conference one I can sit up for parties in here.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Little Hall off our Kitchen...


 Hi there!
This is a quick hello and Happy Weekend to you all.
 My hubby is still off work and we have been spending lots of family time.
Golf has started for our oldest and both girls are still competing in summer tennis tourneys.
I did get part of the kitchen wall paper down and the two pumpkin walls painted!
I will share it with you when it is more presentable.
My paint is a slightly aqua version of robin's egg blue.
It is definitely brighter and different....
The girls and I love it and hubby thinks it looks too girly. 
 Today's share is a quick look at the little hall off the kitchen that leads to the garage.  I painted this last week and took wallpaper border down.  I took some of my more country things and moved them to this little shelf where we hang our coats and purses.
 The vintage chalkboard was from my hubby grandparents home.
 I love the green color and simple style.
 It is a family tradition to sign it when you visit!

Hope all is well with everyone.
I will be back to blogging more when hubby goes back to work!
xxx....Brooke

Brooke Berry Kroeger is the creator of the Creative Country Mom blog started in 2009. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs. She does freelance photography and DIY publication work.  If you would like her to contribute on a project, email her at creativecountrymom@gmail.com.
I am linking to the parties found on my main page.
"Take my life and let me be, a living prayer, my God to thee."
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