I recently was asked to take a personality test by a sweet friend- something that I gladly did! I always think it's fun to see where I come out and if any of my tendencies have changed since college..... I tested out as an 'Entertainer' - Spontaneous, energetic and enthusiastic.... life is never boring around an entertainer! Utterly social, Entertainers enjoy the simplest things, and there's no greater joy for them than just having fun with a good group of friends. (Yep) Entertainers have the strongest aesthetic sense of any personality type- outfits to a well appointed home (that is the goal) know what is attractive when they see it (champagne taste on a Mogan David budget- at least me... not all entertainers are limited in their spending), and aren't afraid to change their surroundings to reflect their personal style (YEP!)
This is where today's story comes in..... Weekly we host families in our home to fellowship together. They never know what to expect - the decor in the Sexton home is constantly revolving! Some people decorate for the Holidays.... this gal decorates for 'seasons' in a unique way. So when I read that my personality type likes to change their surroundings to reflect their style- I knew that part had me nailed! It's interesting that as often as I change things, sometimes one little thing is what people will notice.
I'm going to invite you in to a few of my 'areas' as they are right now. I traditionally have a few vintage items up for Valentines for a few short weeks- right after Valentines (day after) I like to transition to a Farm or Ranch theme depending on the year. The reason I choose these themes is that during this time of year we are in 'Stock Show Season' which means we hit major stock shows in Texas along with a few close to home ones....It starts in January, but I leave up the l.o.v.e till midnight Valentines..... So Right now- our home is all about the Farm!
Winter Prom with the Junk Gypsies there- but not shopping) and a few vendors met or exceeded my expectations! This sign- albeit looks small in the photo it is not... 4ft wide by 20" tall.... was a splurge at a vendor from Waco. I knew as soon as I saw it that it belonged in our home. I've been waiting 4.5 months to put it up! After quick research it seems that there is a Farmville in Virginia and another in North Carolina... as well as our Home!
Mommas Egg Custard Pie is what she called it. My Momma made one when we stayed with her recently during the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo and sweet girl loved it! So, little chicken farmer has A LOT of eggs on hand right now and we thought this would be a 'sweet' way for them to use a few! That, and a dozen stuffed (deviled) eggs to take to Houston Livestock Show.... Stuffed eggs are not just for Easter lunch! The difference between our recipe and the link above is that we used a homemade pie crust- do what works for you!
Speaking of Pig Startena...
2. A place where farm animals (ie. cows, sheep, chickens) are bred and raised.
The sign came with a plain frame- so I had to touch it up with some Junk Gypsy American Dream paint! The Hereford is perfect as that is Cattleman's breed of choice- and what sweet girl shows. Trade out the sheep for a hog- and leave the chicken on top! I loved that it did not give a 'size' to label a farm. My Funk & Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary (that I've had since long before college) says; Farm- A tract of land forming a single property and devoted to agriculture.
So, there you have it- we are farmers. From fruit trees to vegetables, cows to chickens- we cultivate and produce agricultural products.
Sweet girl uses a scoop very similar to the one above everyday when feeding her calves. The cotton reminds me of an uncle who raised cotton outside Lubbock (New Home actually) many years ago. And the disc stand- for all my uncles who spend more time on tractor seats than they do on couch seats!
Corrie Ten Boom- Keeper of the Angels' Den- yes we are studying WWII), evening newspaper reading.... It's become my favorite spot.
So there you have a 'peek' into some of the vignettes gracing our home right now. In about a month or two it will be totally different...... It's just the way I am. We have many other vintage farm ephemera around here--- they just didn't all make the photo shoot. Speaking of photos- I'm sure you can tell- I am no April Pizana or Lori Raabe .... just a quick snap with the camera or phone for now!
We have more 'Stock Show Season' to go- but it is winding down.... Next post I'll try to show you some pics of the JB Wells Showbarn being used for our local Stockshow!
Till then...... From our Farmville to yours- Enjoy your Pasture wherever it may be!
Suzanne @ Rusted Gingham
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