Did you know that there are coffee rankings?

Best to not-so-best.

Who knew?

I am not a fancy coffee drinker.  Not even close.  I just like coffee.  Any kind of coffee will do as long as it’s hot and comes in a mug with a handle.  But I was curious?  What are the best inexpensive coffees?  Enter the coffee rankings for 2019.

Are you ready?

Guess what number one was?

Tim Hortons.

I’ve never heard of that brand before.

But number two?  It’s a favorite around our house.  We drive through and order it.  We have bags of it around the house.  We drink it summer, winter, spring and fall.

It’s Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

You can see the rest of the coffee rankings for 2019 here.

And now?  Grab a cup of whatever for tons of farmhouse decorating ideas for the family room.

Because it’s 2019, I thought I would try something a little different.

Most of the time you all see something that you like on the post and then you e-mail me and ask me where I bought it.

But now?

I just added a little shop the post button at the end of all this farmhouse decorating.  It lists the products in the room (with affiliate links) in case you wanted to order anything for your own home.  You can always e-mail me, too, even if you don’t want to order anything.  Even if you just have questions.  I love to chat.

Farmhouse rug

I finally broke down and bought another seagrass rug.

We had them in the farmhouse and I loved them.  They are the perfect rug for a space like this.  They hide dirt and stand up to dogs and generally look cute.

It’s almost like having a little bit of the farmhouse here with me.

Farmhouse greenery

Okay.  Seriously.  This was the easiest what-do-I-put-behind-the sofa project.  Ever.

I found this wood display holder at Hobby Lobby (be sure and use your 40% coupon).

I put mason jars inside and filled it with fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s.

This display is two bundles of greenery and two bundles of white flowers.

Start with the greenery and layer in the flowers next.

Farmhouse topiary

I actually bought this at a yard sale at my old house.

Who knew that topiaries at yard sales were a thing?

If you don’t have yard sale topiary sellers where you live, here’s my best source for faux topiaries.

Farmhouse pillows

Why have one pillow when you can have 10?

Nothing makes a room feel fresh than a new pillow.

I put some fun ones at the end of the post, but that house pillow?  The one in the center of the couch?  It’s a DIY project.

You can make your own here.

I also found these fun grain sack floor pillows at Hobby Lobby on sale.

They are super heavy and sturdy and come with a handle on the side.

Perfect for the new season of Victoria.

Farmhouse accessories

Have you ever walked into Hobby Lobby and find something you didn’t know you were looking for?

Oh, good.

Me, too.

Like these wood pineapple coasters.

They are whimsical and farmhouse and fun.

Farmhouse flowers

To add a little greenery to the side tables, I filled up this vase from Hobby Lobby (are you sensing a trend here?).

This greenery came from Trader Joe’s, too.

It’s two different types of greenery and white flowers.

The ladder?  It has a story.

Here’s its tale.

Farmhouse centerpieces

I created this farmhouse centerpiece starting with this metal tray from Target.

I stacked some books.

Add wood beads and this woven birdhouse from Hobby Lobby.

And now?

We’re back to where we started.


And lists.

And feeling blessed.

I’m raising my coffee cup to you and sinking into the pillows and smelling the flowers and walking on the seagrass rug and working on my speech I’m giving in about four hours.

What are you and your coffee doing today?


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  1. Image for Carrie Carrie

    *Disclosure* Normally, I read through your post before going back and clicking links...but COFFEE. I love coffee. And, coffee loves me. ( I roast and grind my own beans!) When we bought hubs' grandparents tiny brick ranch, the FIRST thing I did was set up my coffee bar!! Priorities...now, I can go back and finish clicking on the other links... btw- Tim Hortons~ if you are ever in Canada~ head for it immediately~ I don't know why, but Candadian Tim Hortons is just a smidge better!!!

  2. Image for Linda C Johnston Linda C Johnston

    I was gonna give you the low down on Tim Horton's but my fellow followers have already done so! If ever in Canada, head there straight away. Coffee is to die for!

  3. Image for Regina Merrick Regina Merrick

    The coffee article left out a very important coffee company to me - Cafe Grumpy! My daughter has worked for the Brooklyn-based roastery for over 3 years, and they have awesome coffee from everywhere! :) Love the farmhouse pillow - still!! I'm in the throes of redecorating the living room - just found the furniture I want YESTERDAY, so now I have to get busy finding the perfect rug before they bring it!!

  4. Image for Marisa Franca Marisa Franca

    I love you style!! It may be farmhouse but it's classic. Makes me feel like I could sit there and talk to you forever!! I love the flowers - I need to get to Hobby Lobby!! Sending Hugs!!

  5. Image for Renee Renee

    I had heard of the famous Tim Hortons coffee....so when I was in Canada I bought a cup and a pound to take home....before actually tasting it. Seriously....the WORST cup of coffee ever....I tossed it away. I thought maybe it was just that cup of coffee. When I got home I broke open my bag hoping I had just gotten a bad cup. Nope. Still terrible,. Gave the bag away. Give me a cup of Peets.

  6. Image for Debby Danies Debby Danies

    Love all the fresh flowers. I never do that because when I leave the office, the last thing I want to do is shop..... even for beautiful flowers! Maybe when I retire....... Oh, and no coffee for me. Diet Coke all the way. However, my husband would tell you that Roasterie coffees are the best. Good luck with the speech, I’m sure you will rock it. Snow day here....just taking a break from cutting out pieces for a new woodland baby quilt to read my favorite blog:)

  7. Image for PC PC

    I am a DD girl too!! Love the winter touches and greenery. I am going to my West KY farmhouse as soon as the forsythia comes out and enjoy my late mother's flowers. For now, I am good in S. FL until spring. And the Canada folks are right -Tim Horton's coffee is great.

  8. Image for Ann C Ann C

    We have TIM Horton’s in Michigan too, but it’s just because so many Michiganders went to Canada and loved the coffee and donuts that they have started to spread thru Michigan. I’d like to suggest to Debby who said she never buys flowers to pick them up when she buys groceries. That’s what I do, but not often enough! I’m happy to see you use your sea grass rug year round I bought one this fall on sale but haven’t put it down because I thought it was only for summer. Of course in Texas you don’t have our winters. I love this room with the table by the window and the chairs! Love all you do.

    1. Image for Kris Kris

      I went through the drive-through at Tim Horton's earlier this week--in Michigan--as Ann has already noted! I'm more of a tea girl, myself, but I do like TH coffee. AND their TimBits (donut holes)--perfect for when you want a little something naughty but don't want to completely derail your healthy eating plan. On a different topic, is anyone else having a hard time keeping up with the number of kids Victoria and Albert now have on the show???

  9. Image for Cindy@countyroad407 Cindy@countyroad407

    Great stuff! I've always wanted to put something taller on our coffee table but the Mister says no because it "might" block the TV. Poo, I love that topiary! Actually, I love it all! So much character.

  10. Image for Gina Gina

    Wow!!! Saw the link for your new book, "The Style Finder" Love the cover. Good luck with pre-orders!!! Ships March 5!!!

  11. Image for Janet Janet

    I don't always take the time to say so, but your posts are the best. I love to read them! And I have learned to always follow your links. In Chicago, I am starved for anything green right now, so I loved your topiary and floral ideas. In fact, I may be off to Trader Joes the afternoon! And yes, I love coffee, any coffee, too!

  12. Image for Erin Erin

    Dunkin, yes ma'am. No burnt tasting Starbucks for me...unless you get the "blonde" version AT Starbucks. (perfect for us!) Then it's ok. McCafe, not too bad. Community is good too, and Trader Joe's Cup o Joe, but Dunkin is really my main addiction.. BTW, the striped chairs you bought for the room (from Wayfair I believe). Did they ever soften up, get more comfy? Found a similar one in grain-sack from Kirkland's on sale for $149. It's firm but comfy. Can't beat the price with a stick!

  13. Image for LynnW LynnW

    Maude’s Righteous Blends is on an automatic order for us from Amazon. The flavors are strong and wonderful!! I enjoyed a cup before heading out at 5:30 for work...early and cold. Can’t wait for warmer weather 🌞 I love this post with the shopping addition! The family room is beautiful. I am re arranging and shopping my home, as we speak. I do need to go to HL though :) BTW....my problem is that I always find something extra at HL 🤣.

  14. Image for Terri Terri

    Dunkin donuts coffee is our #1 choice !!! Delicious & smells sooooo good!! McCafe is good too though!! I admit that I had to look up Tim Hortons Coffee brand.. never heard of it ..... Gorgeous room as always !! Love that you added the seagrass rug!!!!!

  15. Image for Peg Peg

    And I am raising my coffee to you! Thanks for sharing all of this wonderfulness!! Good luck with your speech!!! xoxo

  16. Image for maureen maureen

    We are getting a Hobby Lobby in our town! It has its grand opening this coming Monday! I am so excited! I have heard of Tim Hortons. I think its a Canadian - North Midwest and Northeast franchise. I think its a toss up between Tim Horton and Dunkin Donuts! Your home is beautiful!

  17. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Tim Horton's is out of Canada but because I am so north we have it here. Food there is good inexpensive fast food, too. We also have Dunkin' - in fact my little sister got engaged over Dunkin Donuts Coffee and I get her a big pack of it every anniversary for them! ♥ My hubs doesn't drink coffee - he's a tea guy - so now I am only one I find myself quickly using my Keurig. It isn't ideal but it is fast n easy. My FAVORITE pod coffee is this from Amazon: Emeril's Big Easy Bold Dark Roast. The thing about Keurig machines is that they are TOO fast, so they usually make a weak coffee......so using that logic going for a rich dark roast (which normally is too strong) makes it just right. Highly recommend. PS Tim Horton trivia: the founder Tim and Dave, the founder of Wendy's were really good friends. We have a lot of duo brick and mortors with one side Wendy's and one side Tim H's here, ♥♥ Love your images and inspiration. Hugs.

  18. Image for Cyndi Cyndi

    Fully embracing the reality that I am in the minority here but Tim Hortons coffee is awful as well as Dunkin Donuts- sorry people. Our church serves Mad Cap and it is great. We are, however, roasting our own bean and will be serving it in the coffee shop soon as well as selling the bean. Proceeds will go to help with human trafficking in our area. Win win. Coffee Snob in Michigan

    1. Image for Kris Kris

      Cyndi, you must be a Grand Rapids girl. I'm in the Muskegon area and work in GR. I haven't tried Madcap but now I'm curious! Love it that your church is fighting human trafficking.

  19. Image for Heather Heather

    I wish you would move to Alabama. I know we would be the best of friends! I think you are terrific, and I love all your ideas!

  20. Image for Pat Pat

    The decor is gorgeous in that room, and I agree Seagrass rugs are the best ! Trader Joe’s also has the best selection of greenery and florals with great prices. xo Pat

  21. Image for Jillian Jillian

    Love the fresh looking room...those flowers are one of my favorites of the things you have done behind that couch. I really prefer the seagrass rug in this room. I always like their calm, unobtrusive feel that still adds warmth. We have one that is sort of ivory colored in our great room. Sort of a heavy weave I found at west elm. Wasn't sure at first but it looks nice on the wood floors with the ivory furniture. I have always been a tea drinker, coffee makes me jitter crazy,but it does smell nice. Hubby switched to green tea and now has all kinds of implements to make his ordered -from- Japan tea just right. I guess this is retirement.

  22. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    Don't have no Trader Joe's so I'm mad!!!Lol but I will try to do my coffee table up right!!! Lol Good luck on your speech, but you don't need it!!!

  23. Image for Marjie Marjie

    KariAnne, I love your decorating style. Just love it! It is exactly opposite my decorating style. My home is filled with, well, bold color. Maybe that’s why I love your calming sea of soft hues. It’s so relaxing. Like sitting on your front porch at the end of a busy day. Like the moment your head hits the pillow at bedtime. My brain just says, “awwwww!” Thank you. I am such a fan. Marjie and her Techicolor Dreamcoat

  24. Image for Terri Terri

    Karianne, it's so fun to open your blog and feel a rush of inspiration! I have been looking for a chair for our family den where we gather to talk, read and watch tv. The Birch Lane striped chair you have in your room would fit with our current furniture, rug and colors. As I've never ordered a piece of furniture online, I'm wondering if you could tell me a bit more about comfort and construction before I commit to buying. As always, thank you.

  25. Image for Dawn Dawn

    Hi! Your room is beautiful! I currently have a jute rug in my living room and although it's beautiful and soft, it sheds horribly and literally drops dirt. We have a rug pad underneath but it's like sand under the rug. I love the seagrass rug that you have and love the natural look. Do you find that seagrass sheds and is it soft?

  26. Image for Dee Turk Dee Turk

    I really appreciate that you put the resources at the bottom, it's really helpful even if I can't buy the exact same thing, it gives me good ideas or something similar. You have such a way in creating beautiful spaces! My loveseat is against a really large wall that I have placed 15 vintage frameless mirrors, but I felt like it needed either a few more mirrors because this sofa is lower than our previous one and now I'm thinking that I could put our sofa table behind it and add some greenery and that might just fill the bill!thank you for always being such a sweet inspiration not just with your decorating style, but because of who you are. Also, in case no one else has told you, Tim Horton's coffee is available in Canada. You may be fortunate to find it at Smart & Fnal in the eastern part of the states as well. Tim Horton's has coffee locations all over Canada and some in the eastern United States it's popular like Starbucks is here.

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