Farmhouse Decorating Ideas For The Fireplace Mantel and 20 Farmhouse DIYs

I freely admit that I don't live in a farmhouse, and what I love about the farmhouse feel is the simplicity in so much of the design. My husband and I were just discussing over the weekend how some of the favorite places that we have had to spend time visiting in the last couple of years have been farmhouse style France. I'm planning something that I'm bursting at the seams to tell you about and involves...

Farmhouse Decorating Ideas For The Fireplace Mantel and 20 Farmhouse DIYs

 ...something a little fancier than an olive bucket filled with firewood and a few faux pumpkins. It might just have to do with blogging, and much stay tuned and sign up for the Newsletter for that!

On a grey day I pulled out some greys (or do you say GRAY?) and set up a simple French farmhouse style mantel. I was so inspired by THIS HOME that I had the pleasure of visiting in France and there weren't very many objects around, so you soaked in the simple beauty of what was displayed.

An old French photo frame, a French zinc bucket and an old dug up bottle with peacock feathers gathered from my walks around the block. Yes, we have wild peacocks here and they shed these beautiful plumes at certain times of the year.

Patina on the old zinc bucket with hydrangeas.

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And I have a ROUND UP with 20 FABULOUS FARMHOUSE DIYs for you as well today! Come back tomorrow for a TABLESCAPE post
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