My Favorite Room.....Thistlewood Farm

8.11.2012

Thanks so much for the great response and comments for the first "My Favorite Room" series last week. You will truly enjoy this lovely room from this week's witty guest poster.

  Hello Savvy Southern Style readers! My name is KariAnne and I blog over at Thistlewood Farms.   And this is my favorite room.   You see, my house and I.....we are best friends. Some people talk to their plants. Some people talk to their pets. I talk to my house.

  

 And first thing in the morning, when all the house is silent.... ....before four children need lunch money or hair bows tied or permission slips signed or family fun night forms filled out or great discussions on why Abraham Lincoln was such a great president or that president is spelled p_r_e_s_i_d_e_n_t not p_r_e_c_e_d_e_n_t. Before chaos reigns. When all is still. And it's just me and the house. I wake it up.

    
I tiptoe quietly from room to room....
.....and turn on first one lamp, then another.
I karate chop a pillow here or there. Maybe even pick up a backpack or homework or tiny piece of paper or cheerio or a toothbrush or....
......a stinky sock or two (yikes).
 
  Sometimes if the house and I are feeling extra adventurous, I open the french doors and let the morning right in. And say, "Welcome to the world little house." But that's only on special days. That's only when we are feeling really crazy. My house and I.


And after the pillows are fluffed and the lights are on. And the stinky socks are picked up and another morning begins. It's a new day.   And I can feel the house smile.   May your house smile at you today, too :) If you want to read more about our journey with our smiling vintage farmhouse.....stop by for a visit at Thistlewood Farm.


Thank you KariAnne for sharing your favorite room. I love all your rooms. Y'all be sure and stop over at Kari's and browse around. You may want to grab something to drink and get comfy.

Have a super weekend!

43 comments:

  1. KariAnne has a beautiful home!!! I am always inspired by her!Thank you for featuring it!
    xx
    Anne

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  2. What a pretty and peaceful room! Love the Union Jack pillows, too.

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  3. Such a soft and serene bedroom. Love that there is a fireplace in it! I have one of those union jack pillows too. They are so cute. Thanks for sharing Karianne!

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  4. I adore KariAnne's home!

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  5. Love KariAnne and love her home and exclamation points... she's my kinda gal!
    xo Heidi

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  6. I am a follower of Thistlewood Farm and love reading KariAnne's posts. She gets A++++'s from me, a retired language arts teacher.

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  7. AS always a pleasure to see KariAnne's house. I would be hard pressed to choose a favourite room in her house :-)
    Cheers, Gee

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  8. I don't think I would get out of the gorgeous bed all day. Beautiful post and yes, me and my house are bff's, too. (smile)

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  9. I love your house, your style, you inimitable personality and wit! And I like that you talk to your house like I do to my plants.
    Brenda

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  10. Oh-I have visited KariAnne many times and she never fails to impress me! Love her house and her blog- xo Diana

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  11. I love all of Karianne's home and am always inspired by her wonderful blog!

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  12. I can see why this is her favorite room. It is beautiful! But then, so is her entire home!

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  13. I just love Kari's favorite room ... but I keep getting distracted by those fabulous Union Jack pillows. I mean, just heavenly. Wonder where she got those ... tee hee.

    What a perfect blogger for your favorite room feature ...

    :)

    Linda

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  14. Just when I thought that I couldn't love KariAnne more, I met her at Haven! Every time I ran into her, she was beaming her big ole smile!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

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  15. the best part of Karianne is not her gorgeous home, it's her funny, kind personality. She stopped by my blog with enough warmth to light a candle. And left me with such sweet, encouraging words.
    I'm a fan of the whole person.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

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  16. Love her blog and this room is stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Lovely room Karianne. Lovely home. Visit it often.

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  18. Kari-Anne's house is beautiful. A very sweet post. I like that quiet time too, when I am alone with the house.

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  19. I love Kariann's whole house... and her too! What a pretty white sanctuary!

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  20. Kim, this was a lovely feature! Such a beautiful space!

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  21. What a beautiful post. Those wee hours before he children stir is may favourite time too. I am loving this series Kim
    Carolyn

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  22. Hi Kimmie and I've so enjoyed Kari's favorite room. She has a way with words too! Love it.
    Have a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  23. That is one of my favorite rooms in her gorgeous home, too! She's talented (and witty) beyond words. :)

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  24. Kim - I adore Kari's style, wit, photography skills and blog! She's a peony loving gal like me and I'd probably never leave that bedroom if I were her!
    Kelly

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  25. Love Karianne! And her beautiful home of course!

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  26. How can you not smile when you see KariAnne's gorgeous home....and then laughter breaks out when you read your stories of stinky socks and fields of turtles and fried chicken!..You can tell there is much love and laughter abound in her home!...Great feature Kim!!...

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  27. I adore KariAnne and her wonderful blog. She makes my day with her refreshing delightful manor! Her entire home is a treat for the eyes!

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  28. Perfect choice, Kim. We all love KariAnne and her gorgeous home. And, we all love you, too.♥

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  29. While I love me just about every room at Thistlewood and the bedroom is no exception, it's Kari's laundry room that's keeping me up nights plotting and planning.

    ~Bliss~

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  30. You are very funny and your house is very beautiful. The two of you make a great pair!

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  31. GREAT feature, Kim! I LOVE Kari Anne, AND her gorgeous home. Her WIT is an added bonus. Such a sweetheart. XO, iny

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  32. What a sweet post! Thanks for introducing us to Thistlewood Farms. I'm off to visit now.........Sarah

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  33. What a great feature Kim! I love Karianne's gorgeous home!!

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  34. I talk to my house to
    Sometimes I shout
    Sometimes it answers...
    it's a bit creepy.
    But I try and listen.
    I just wish it would buck up and look as good as TF house!

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  35. i just love everything about karianne's gorgeous home--tfs!

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  36. Karianne has such a beautiful home! Thanx for sharing more of it with us!

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  37. So pretty! I love the pop of color the flowers bring.

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  38. This room is so lovely! Thank you for posting it, Kim. No wonder it's KariAnne's favorite room! (When I come downstairs in the morning, I always say "Good morning, house" as I open each of the shutters on all the windows. So I was tickled to see that KariAnne does the same thing!)

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  39. I need to have a little bit of whatever she is having in the morning...all joking aside I really do love this post. I am much the early morning person and I do hold a lot of pride in my home. It might not be photo worthy every morning but to think of my home as my best friend inspires me to be more passionate about working so hard on making it the best I possibly can.

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