Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Meet Angie from The Country Chic Cottage!

Hello all Chic Style Modern Readers!!  I am Angie with The Country Chic Cottage!  My blog is all about creativity, crafts, vintage finds, and DIY -- all with a farmhouse flair!!  And one of my favorite pass times is to look at the eye candy on pinterest!  Finding farmhouse flair to add to your everyday life is easy with pictures.  Let's take a look at how to add that country farmhouse style to the table at your next gathering.  This first picture is what sparked my farmhouse table inspiration!  The doilies as a table runner is just amazing.  Add in the milk glass and aqua jars and you have a wonderful farmhouse table setting that anyone could pull off!
No doilies to use as a table runner??  How about adding burlap to your farmhouse table instead?  It gives great texture and the color can go with any other accessory you plan on using.  Just a simple strip of burlap looks lovely in a country table setting....
Maybe you don't have the cash to spend on pricey flowers for your get together?  Wildflowers can make a big impact on your table!  Colors can be different yet compliment one another.  Jars, bottles, and glasses can all become impromptu vases for your gathering.
Even one type of wildflower placed in the right container can make your table the talk of the town!  Chippy paint enamelware always has a place on a farmhouse table!
No chippy enamelware?  Get out your favorite galvanized bucket and put in some flowering branches!  The perfect centerpiece for a country get together!  Add the small mason jars as drinking glasses and I am sold on this ever so simple idea.
Of course, eliminating the flowers all together is always an option.  Greenery adds a touch of nature to this tablescape.  And the candle lanterns will make this a lovely night gathering!  Simple, elegant, and yet rustic...
Speaking of night gatherings, I love the idea of candles!  A large group of candles in old bottles is the icing on the cake!  Simple and elegant but with a farmhouse spin!
Mason jars can be found in quite a few of these examples.  They might be the well dressed farmhouse table staple!  Add some twine to the bottom of your mason jars for a spin on the classic look...
A well dressed table deserves a great focal point above it!  This twig chandelier would be inexpensive and easy to recreate.  Plus it adds a rustic touch to this gorgeous tablescape!
Another touch of rustic elegance would be some hanging mason jars!  Gorgeous with the addition of candles!  Personnally, I adore the runner in this picture as well.  A classic grain sack stripe makes a wonderful farm table addition!
I hope you will take these ideas and add some farmhouse elegance to your next tablescape!  And I hope you will stop by The Country Chic Cottage sometime for a visit!! ~Angie~
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