Wednesday, March 9, 2011

perfect compliment...

I knew it would happen eventually while recuperating...
I knew I would be staring at these old walls and start critiquing everything I have and just want to start over...
The inspiration files came out, old magazines were being flipped through...
And I did lots and lots of blog hopping...
Until one day last week when a visiting nurse came by and she said that my home was so pretty and that it looked like a french country farmhouse...
It was the perfect compliment from someone that has never been in my home before and does not know me!  When I told Jim how happy that made me, he was happy too.  He was happy that I realized I love my little nest as it is and that he would not have to do any painting or re~arranging...
Although I think he forgot I will need help with spring cleaning!!

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35 comments:

Sandi said...

Beautiful pictures and it is no wonder you received that compliment! From what I can see your house is gorgeous! Love those roses. So pretty.
Blessings~

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Isn't it funny how we stare at
what we have and want to
change it ~ That is cool
that she spotted the look
of your home without even
knowing you!!

xoxo
Lori

Polly said...

Awwww, that is a wonderful compliment!

spring cleaning = UGGGGG!!!

Hope you are feeling good Sandi!

Polly

Petite Michelle Louise said...

well no surprise there...your home DOES look like a perfect French farmhouse. you've emulated the "look" so perfectly! what a compliment from someone who has never been there before and doesn't really "know you." way cool..way cool! bet you're still smiling? :)

stefanie said...

sometimes we need a stranger to tell us what in our hearts we already know!!! your home is gorgeous!!!!

Patti said...

of course its lovely...its perfect, but sometimes we can't see it ourselves...its always nice to have a fresh set of eyes look at what we see daily! Enjoy your break from redecorating!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I think we all feel the need for a bit of change ever once in awhile. Everyone always tells me my home is so interesting and electic and that every time they come, they see something new (even if I haven't bought anything new or changed anything). But I look around and what to chuck it all and go with a new theme and color scheme. Won't be happening so gotta be happy with what I've got. Except the dust! Ugh! I do with that would go away on its own. :) happy day to you, Tammy

Here On Crow Creek said...

I think your home is beautiful to! I love all the pictures you post and enjoy getting ideas from you.

A Vintage Green said...

Your little nest is amazing. Thank you for such a great photo story. Hope you are feeling better each day.
- Joy

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

What a boost to the ego. I am known for always wanting to change things up too. Maybe just a little rearranging will fix it up, though I believe that awesome comment will keep you content for a while. Glad to hear things are still going well.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Well its true,your home is magazine worthy....and yes that was a sweet thing that would brighten anyones day....now just enjoy your "french farmhouse "and forget about the cleaning for now! x0x0

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Your home is so beautiful! I love the color of your walls and all your pretty accessories!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment about my wall cabinet :)

Amanda
xoxo

~Sheri~ said...

While movn a lot of my JUNK/treasures this past weekend..... from my old house...Two storage spaces later...I was feeling overwhelmed.

One of my family members a young man in his 30s.....came to my house and mntioned to his wife..."Where does she find all this great stuff". It helps to see it through someone elses eyes....someone u would least expect to see and appreciate what we sometimes take for granted and want to change.

Needless to sayhe worked very hard moving my JUNK and he had his eye on a very old Fire truck peddle car...for his MAN CAVE. I had a very hard time parting with it but I knew it would go to another person who truley saw the beauty in the old and unusual.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

What a nice compliment, Sandi! I see it too! I'm always inspired by how you put it all together :)The only Spring cleaning the hubby does here is outside. I'll take it though! xx

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

LOL! That is a great compliment. And I'm laughing because my DH would be breathing a sigh of relief too not to have anything added to his honey-do list!

Hugs,
Judy

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Sandi, I do hope you are feeling better. I think your home is beautiful.. it's just that we get so used to seeing our own homes that we don't see it anymore! Funny you should mention it in this post as I was going to do one about the exact same thing.. take care, Maryann

Debbie said...

I agree with the nurse...your house is perfect the way it is!
LOVE all the white, and French country accents.
Enjoy.
Debbie@lakehouse

Betsy said...

Your home always looks so beautiful and the compliment was so fitting and true. Spring cleaning....hmmm. I want spring to be here, but might just have to make it summer cleaning. So much to do.

Pamela said...

I am new to your blog and just by looking at these photos I think your home is gorgeous!
Pamela :)

A Vintage Chic said...

How sweet, Sandi! It's easy to become ho-hum with our homes when we are jus there everyday...so wonderful to see it through new eyes!

Everything I've seen of your home is perfectly lovely & I wouldn't change a thing!

Hope you're feeling a bit better every day...

Julie

Heaven's Walk - said...

Sandi - you have worked some real French farmhouse magic in your house during the past few months. It is beautifully chic and welcoming! How nice that someone actually realized the "theme" you were working for! Luv that! :)

xoxo laurie

Lisa said...

A compliment from someone who is seeing something for the first time is just what everybody needs sometimes. Your home is gorgeous.

Hugs,
Lisa x

All That Jazz said...

Oh how cool! I bet that just made your day! ;-) Your place is so darling, I always love all of your goodies and how you decorate your spaces!
~michelle~

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

What a cute post Sandi! Can we ever stop rethinking ourselves?...I am forever second guessing everything, until someone like your nurse gives me a fresh perspective, what a relief!
bigs hugs to you as you recooperate!
paula:)

Hooper Patterson said...

Thank you for visiting! I am so excited I came over... I LOVE your home and can't wait to read more of yor blog! ...
-Ann@birdsofafeatherdesign

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Everything looks beautiful, Sandi! I love the antique grain sack draped over the chair... LOVE!
Hope you have a wonderful day! :)
xo,
Jo

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

i think your home is beautiful... sometimes it just needs to be seen through another pair of eyes!

Cindy said...

Is that a new Blog Header photo? It's fabulous. You deserved the complement from the nurse, your home is so charming and pretty!

Cindy

Honey at 2805 said...

Your home is beautiful! The sweet complitment is well deserved!

Susan said...

It's nice to 'see' your home through someone else's eyes. It's like a fresh view of things. Enjoy all your pretties surrounding you and just rest this spring. :)
- Susan

michelle said...

Your pictures are beautiful and your home is so beautiful! I know how you feel though staring at walls everyday, your mind does wander and then bring in blogland on top of it! :) What a wonderful compliment you received, like I said you home is beautiful!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

What pretty pictures, I can see why you got such a wonderful compliment. I love that grainsack on the back of that chair :)

gail said...

your home is just beautiful-I wouldn't change a thing! We just get bored with our own stuff sometimes, but I guess that's what keeps us interested.
gail

freckled laundry said...

I agree with the nurse. Your home is LOVELY. Second guessing our spaces is natural, especially to those of us that love decorating. I'm so thankful for the moments when someone says, "Your home is so cute." (Usually I get, "you have white furniture and TODDLERS?...then I roll into my OxiClean speech.)Your photos are so pretty. Enjoy your Spring Cleaning...sometimes that's enough to make things feel fresh and new again!

Miss Gracie's House said...

I know what you mean...a fresh perspective is always helpful, isn't it? I think everything is just lovely!
Rene
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