This giveaway is sponsored by Kirkland’s.
I’m always talking about farmhouse style on the blog.
You probably noticed.
Maybe because I live in a farmhouse and was farmhouse and galvanized metal and fruit-pickers baskets and white farmhouse platters before they were ever in style. Back when AquaNet hairspray and shoulder pads that look like they might belong in their own branch of the military were a thing.
To me farmhouse means home.
And kicking off your shoes.
And sweet tea.
And chalkboards and measuring cups and burlap curtains and old chippy signs from the side of the road and mismatched chairs.
That’s what farmhouse means to me.
But what about you?
What does farmhouse style mean to each of us?
I started my quest about farmhouse style with a local resident expert.
Someone who has braked on multiple occasions for bed frames in the trash and hauled broken windows across town and driven yard sale chairs across the country.
Someone who truly understands the importance of adding a little farmhouse to any decor.
And the conversation went a little like this:
Me: (smiling encouragingly): Can I ask you a question?
Him: (bracing himself for the next sentence): Yes?
Me: What does farmhouse style mean to you?
Him: Farmhouse style? What? You mean like a house on a farm?
Me: (nodding encouragingly) Yes. Like a house, but what about inside of the house. If you were decorating with farmhouse style, what would you add?
Him: (hesitatingly) Hay bales? Ducks? Eggs?
Me: (internal sigh) Maybe not so literal? More like decorating. You know. Like our family room.
Him: (pausing and thinking frantically)
Me: (blinking encouragingly)
Him: (eyes lighting up with an expression on his face like you see on Let’s Make a Deal when they get to see what’s behind door number one) I know! I got it!
Me: (excitedly) I knew it! I knew you would have an answer! You are amazing! What does farmhouse mean to you?
Me: (stunned silence)
Him: (smiling widely) You know. (continuing on with great enthusiasm) Like when you go to a grandmother’s house at Christmas and sit around and open presents and drink apple cider then go outside and play football. That’s farmhouse isn’t it?
O Little Farmhouse of Bethlehem.
Merry Christmas to you. 🙂
And now it’s your turn.
I’d love to hear your version.
What does farmhouse style mean to you?
I’m partnering with Kirkland’s today for their new farmhouse line in stores right now.
And to celebrate the farmhouse in all of us?
We are giving away a $100 Kirkland’s gift certificate to one lucky reader.
$100 gift certificate.
Just enter below and leave a comment telling us what farmhouse style means to you.
And the fun doesn’t end there. We are partying on Instagram, too.
Simply tag your Instagram post #farmhouserefresh and it will show up on the scrolling feed below so you can share your farmhouse with all of us.
Can’t wait to see your farmhouse style!