Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Friday, October 15, 2010

All I Have To Do Is Dream....

The Everly Brothers came out with a song years ago, *All I Have to do is Dream.*  We have a farm not too far from our lake home that we enjoy driving by in the autumn. The road curves so drivers get several beautiful views from many angles. It gives us plenty of time to dream what it must be like to live on this *piece of heaven* (especially when we drive less than 10 miles per hour)! LOL. Do you have a favorite spot to dream about? Here are some fall leaf decor ideas and the farm. Pottery Barn Leaf decor; DIY Wedding; Leaf-Orange Inspired Walls; Upcycle - Make your own newspaper leaf and the farm!  pssss. coming soon: new photos of our all-white bedroom which is nearly finished. yay!




 

40 comments:

Jojo said...

Reminds me I need to pull out my vintage leaf brooch to wear it during the season!! I forgot that we can decorate with our wardrobe.

It's me said...

Woooooowwwwwww...............wooooooowwwwwwwww....Wauwwwwwwwwwwwww........beautiful autumn.......i love it...that colors !!! ....happy weekend ......love love autumn love Ria......

Mari said...

Beautiful Farm!! God bless!

I love fall, it is my favorite season. I really miss it though, because over here there is no such change in the leaves. I have enjoyed the pictures, my favorite is the autumn leaves wreath.

Have a wonderful day :D

Mari said...

Beautiful Farm!! God bless!

I love fall, it is my favorite season. I really miss it though, because over here there is no such change in the leaves. I have enjoyed the pictures, my favorite is the autumn leaves wreath.

Have a wonderful day :D

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

My dream is to one day have a farmhouse, barn, and plenty of land to surround them. Our favorite area is up in the Batesville, Georgia area, which is north of Clarkesville, ne of Cleveland, and sw of Clayton. It is a beautiful area, and we love taking slow rides through the area and dream. And dreaming is good for the soul, don't you know!

Cindy - Letters From Midlife said...

I enjoyed these fall photos.

I don't really have one place I dream about but I'm always looking for beauty in even little things. I don't live in an area that is known for beautiful landscapes or venues (flat farm country here) so I often have to go searching for inspiration in the details of the bigger picture.

Deborah said...

Oh what a feast for the eyes Janean!!!
So pretty..I love Pottery Barns treasures.
I got to finally go to an actual store in Toronto a few years ago with my brother in Toronto, Ontario.
I could have settled down for the night in there.. it was a like a dream come true.
This summer my sweet brother biked there because of something that was going on that blocked alot of the downtown street areas, and purchased 2 bowls for me that I had fallen in love with!! And on the next trip to the cottage I held them close. What a darling he was..and such sacrifice he made for me.. lol.
He's actually very in shape so Im sure that part was fine. :)
Great post..as always!
Love the pumpkin stuffed with leaves..how unique!
Have a great day friend..

Deborah xoxo

Kom Achterom said...

ooh beautiful colours of autumn!!
love it!
happy weekend
Yolanda

NanaDiana said...

Janean! I think I have been stuck behind you in the no-pass zone a few times! lol

Lovely, lovely post~as always...and NOW I am going to have that song running through my head all day! I just know it! The last time I had a song get stuck it was from Disney's Small, Small World and I would find myself bumbling along humming it! Remind me to come back and leave you a mean comment if this song replays longer than today!>) Thank You Very Much!!! xxooDiana

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Janean! Love that first photo but most especially the pictures of your 'dream' farm. OH my what a beautiful setting and I LOVE that barn. We just have to plant an Autumn Blaze Maple right out where we can see it...that blast of red and yellow is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your 'dream farm' with us and I'm looking forward to seeing your all white bedroom...I know it will be beautiful! OH by the way...the pumpkin pie is all yours ;) Enjoy your day Maura :)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Janean,
I love the farm pictures. I loved growing up, at least on many weekends, at my Granny and Grandpa's farm. What great memories I have :)
xoxo
Robin

kpaints said...

The moment I heard the title I started humming....and sure enough that was what you intended! Thanks for stepping back in time to one of my fav groups.
Love the beautiful fall colors..we are getting them now!

Holly said...

Janean...
Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog! So glad you came to visit and now I've got a new place too!!!

I love that picture of your farm! Those trees are so gorgeous! I would be over there often!! What a blessing to have that retreat!

Can't wait to see your bedroom reveal...I've been contemplating doing something similar, but need lots of ideas before I take the next step!

I look forward to reading more of your blog!

Holly

P.S. Missouri has the nicest people!!

Rita said...

Oh, I love all the Fall colors. Fall is such a wonderful time of the year! Eager to see your new bedroom!

Suz said...

I think where you and himself are is a bit of heaven
Can't wait to see the brave move to an all white bedroom....

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

That first picture looks so inviting. I can see myself sipping coffee while sitting on that bench. And that area needs a quilt to snuggle under !

Oklahoma Granny said...

Love the photos. Fall is definitely my time of year.

Farm Girl said...

I love that orange wall with the white wainscoting. with the white chairs, I would never be so bold though. I love the porch.

How nice you have a farm to go to, when we lived in town we always had here to go too and I could escape. It is nice to be able to do that. But now that I live here, I never go anywhere. :)

Karen said...

Love each season with it's colors! The fall's saturated colors are beautiful.

Can't wait to see your design!

Vintage Home said...

..Love the drive by farm!...stunning with those trees!
My very talented sister makes those leaves with brown paper bags!..I love the affect the newsprint does tho!..Great Job!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing all the pretty fall pictures! Here in FL we don't get to see much of this!

Katherine

Bernie said...

I rememer that song very well, loved it. Don't you just love Fall and all the beauty it brings to each of us. Ahhhh God is good.
Happy weekend......:-) Hugs

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful pictures, and beautiful farm. Love that barn. Can't wait to see the white bedroom reveal! -Tammy

Tammy said...

Gorgeous! Autumn Blessings to you and yours!

Pondside said...

That was beautiful. No wonder fall is a favorite with so many. We don't get the extreme change in colour up here, as everything pretty much stays green all year, but now and then I catch a glimpse of a deciduous tree on a hill, blazing in solitary glory.

Nancy said...

The farm is gorgeous and I like the newspaper leaf and ornaments. So festive.

kimsound studios said...

The farm is beautiful :D Wow! Dare I say...that knowing how you decorated your place here in Atlanta (short distance from the big city) ~ I can see where the farm-house is a dream come true(?) :D Question: Have you ever watched Sara's House? Nothing about her reminds me of you...but her sense of style is simular to yours ~ maybe she knows you :D
Much love to you my friend, Kimmie

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What beautiful pictures. I wish I could drive past the farm and see it for myself.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love the leaf that looks like it was made from old newspaper. I wonder how they did that. I'm looking forward to the photos of your bedroom. I'll bet your glad it's almost done :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Dolores said...

Woo/hoo, I love the fall leaves on the pretty porch...and wow, the trees on the farm are gorgeous!!
Looking forward to seeing your all white bedroom.
Happy day!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

Love all your pretty Autumn leaves, the photos are beautiful. The farm looks wonderful and can see that you would have pleasant dreams here.
How exciting to have almost finished your all white bedroom and I look forward to seeing photos.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Linz said...

love the photos - they're so inspiring! i love fall. now that i live in a city where the leaves actually change color, i think it'll be even more inspiring! :)

Sue said...

Can't wait to see your bedroom photos - my bedroom has been leaning a little to the white side, so I may have to "steal" an idea or 2.

The Atwoods said...

I love that pumpkin centerpiece with all the fall leaves bursting out...I wonder if I could DIY that! :) Hmmm...now I'm on a mission!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I can't wait to see your newly decorated bedroom! That is one of my goals for the coming year!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I can't wait to see your newly decorated bedroom! That is one of my goals for the coming year!

Nancy said...

Janean - I was given a "lovely blog award." I passed it on to you if you want it. You certainly have a lovely and exciting blog, award or no award. Blessings

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Oh how I love the colors of fall.
I dream of living in Kentucky, but hubby's artritis couldn't take the winters, I'm afraid.
Can't wait for the unveiling of your white bedroom.
Thanks for sharing the beauty of fall.

Deb said...

love the mosiac...

Rita said...

I love the Everly Brothers!!! Great Fall pictures!