French Country Meets Farmhouse


Since she was a teenager, my now farm girl daughter has been drawn to French country style and has done a great job making it her own.  As it turns out the style lends itself to farmhouse touches appropriate for a  new lifestyle on the Franklin farm.  

Take a look at how she has combined the two on the screen porch.

IMG_5093 (1)At one end is a comfortable sitting area where friends can join for tini time or the family can have a casual meal at the large wooden table.  I believe it was a find at Texas’s Round Top Antique Show.

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At the other is a swing, something every porch should have for those moments of total relaxation.  Throw pillows and the indoor/outdoor rug are in the French tradition and blend nicely with the Farmer’s Market sign.

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The daughter and her hubby take pride in their new identity as farm girl

IMG_5103and farm boy.  May I tell you that I am jealous of the apple ladder in this photo?  One of these days I’m going to have one if I can just figure out where to put it.

FranklinWith its accessories, this table that once stood behind a sofa, is totally French country.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Well, maybe that’s not true of the candles which the son-in-law cleverly made from spirits bottles.  Talk about an easy do-it-yourself project that adds a touch of character!

As this one so clearly shows, porches can be an extension of your personal style.

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17 thoughts on “French Country Meets Farmhouse

  1. Love the screened in porch…I could spend all day in that swing!!!! You and your girls have talent galore!!!!

  2. I love the tables, especially the one against the wall…gorgeous!

  3. Linda, I could spend several days reading, eating, and relaxing on that porch!

  4. Wow! The porch is so cool. The rest of the house must be fabulous, too!

    1. Not fancy, just comfortable and done with good taste.

  5. I’ve followed your daughter’s blog for a long time and always am inspired. She has great taste like her mother. I love love the swing.

    1. You honor us with your comment, sweet Bonnie.

  6. So Beautiful! She is her mother’s daughter!

    1. You flatter me; I’m not sure about her.😉

  7. Beautiful, simple and so welcoming! It’s funny as soon as I saw the ladder in the picture before reading what you wrote I thought to myself….I would love that ladder in my house!

    1. What is it about Apple ladders?

  8. I would love to have a porch like this one it seems very relaxing.

    1. Relaxing is just the way a porch should be.

  9. I know that beautiful house 🙂 Luvvvv L’s style – she’s so talented! We all need to meet up in Maine next summer. Cheers

    1. What she does she does very well. Hopefully, we can make Maine happen.

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