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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Been Decorating, such as it is.

Dear friends,


It was the first part of last week, during those  three days of rain that I went to Ace Hardware and finally bought that gallon of paint.

The color is Legionaire Tan. Oh, I've been threatening to paint the bathroom and the little hall for months now.

You may remember this from 2017...Yuk!

Wonder what struck me to turn the bathroom into a barn? I'm thinking maybe it was Matt Dillon, and maybe too much Gunsmoke! But here we are, and I love it!
Anyhow, now my big beautiful Palomino horse has a stall.
and the tan wall has a border...


yep, old barns. I'm pretty much out of style all the time anyway. 
Okay, I wanted to show you the opposite wall with the mules but the room is so small I could back up only so far.

And wait, that's not all. The toilet seat!
Poppy yelled for me to come to the computer. Look! he said. Didn't take long for it to arrive. Our finishing touch. :)

I'm thinking there is only a handful of folks who would actually like this barn decor, so don't feel bad. 

Anyhow after the bathroom tour I'm sure you could use a breath of fresh air...

See the tiny black dot across the road...
That is Smokey! Good thing we live on a country dirt path where folks drive slow. He is so funny...there's lots to see out there...turtles, little snakes, frogs, bunnies...all cross the road and Smokey doesn't miss a thing.


and the purple clematis.

I've built two wattle fences in the teeny tiny garden. Things are beginning to grow. Can't wait to do a garden post. 

Sure will surprise me if you're still here. :)

Love,
Henny


71 comments:

  1. Henny your pictures are just gorgeous. I love your new bathroom! It's super cool! Love seeing Smokey out there checking out the world....I love your clematis! and that very last picture.....I love that too. Thanks for making me really smile today!

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    1. Thank you Diane. Your visiting my silly blog makes me smile.

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    2. I love your bathroom. Its totally my taste. Gorgeous.

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  2. Henny,
    You make me smile from ear to ear! I love your bathroom...will send you pics of mine and you'll know why!!! Yours is way cuter! That clematis! Holy smoke! It's gorgeous...mine is barely starting to get it's leaves...nice to know all is well there...take care, diana

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    1. Thank you di! Please do send me pictures. I would love that!

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  3. Dear friend I adore your bathroom...the toilet seat made me smile for sure. The border is just perfect. As for Smokey I am thinking that the grass is greener on the other side of the road. Gosh your clematis is flourishing. Mine will not bloom for another month. Well take care. Thank you for allowing me to visit and see your bathroom. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. It took a year or two for that clematis to come out. Haven't had much luck with it until this year. Hugs to you too!

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  4. Your not out of style,you just have your own unique style honey!
    I have read you can tell a lot about a person from their bathroom, yours speaks volumes.
    It is warm, charming and whimsical , I love it,that toilet seat is just perfect for the room.


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    1. Thank you Savannah. Sure appreciate your comment. I've never heard that.

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  5. Of course we're still here. Your bathroom looks great! I still like those mules. I'm more of a warm tone (tans) person too vs. the cool grey tones that are "in" at the moment. Looking forward to seeing your garden :-)

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    1. Thank you Lady Locust. Oh, those cool grey tones look awful with these log walls; simply awful! I love the warm tones too.

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  6. Of course, I love the bath! (Remember that one of my favorite songs is Dolly Parton's "Mule Skinner Blues." The tan walls are perfect. I am looking forward to one of your garden posts, which are always a delight.

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    1. Thank you so much. Oh, I know you are a cowboy person too. :) "Mule Skinner Blues", that's a good one for sure!

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  7. I like how you decorated your bathroom just the way you like it. That's so much better than trying to follow the trends. The shower curtain made me smile and the toilet seat made me chuckle. What a fun place to visit :).

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate that. Yes, I'm happy with the barn look. It makes me smile every time I look in the door. :)

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  8. I think your bathroom is perfect, being the horse-lover I am, it makes me smile.
    That chocolate vine is huge, so very pretty hanging over your arbor.
    I always enjoy your posts Henny, your farm is so very special.
    Hugs,
    Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo. I can picture you being a horse-lover. Aren't horses beautiful. Wish I hadn't grown up being so afraid of horses. I did a post my first year blogging about the horse that ran away with me on it's back, back when I was a teenager. The family sure thought it was funny, but not me. :)

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  9. I love your bathroom decor. The wall color is really nice, so soft and warm looking. Perfect with your horse and mules. To each his own I say. Do what you like and don't follow the herd (just a small pun)-----who know where they might be heading. Over the next cliff?

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    1. Thank you Vic. That's funny, follow the herd, but so true. I'm not crazy about most of what's in right now anyhow. Bet your yard is gorgeous now. Send pictures any time. :)

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  10. You've made your bathroom look so great. The toilet seat is the finishing touch!!
    I keep looking at that last picture with the wonderful vine-covered arbour. It's so lovely ( and frames the little goat perfectly).

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    1. Thank you Granny Marigold, Well, on my last post I had a picture of the black goat, Rosie, standing behind the arbor. Happened to look out and there was Heidi behind the arbor. It made a cute picture.

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  11. I do love your bathroom. :) And everything looks wonderful! God bless.

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    1. Thank you Linda. Hope things are improving for you and your family.

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  12. I love your new bathroom and that horse is sure handsome! All your pictures are just wonderful. The purple clematis is beautiful beyond words! You sure do have a green thumb! Henny, how is your back? Did you get results from the MRI? I hope it can help the doctors to find a better way to help you. You are just too busy of a lady for all that awful back pain! Love you!xx

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    1. Thank you Bonnie. I don't know about the green thumb. If you could see all the plants I killed over the years. :) My back is much better. The month of being on Ibuprofen calmed that sciatic nerve pain. I worry every day that the pain will return so I am being very careful. I've got to call today about the results of the MRI. Thank you for asking. Love you!

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  13. Your bathroom looks amazing dear Henny Penny. I love everything you have done & that toilet seat is perfect!

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  14. Hi Henny- Yes, a good decision to paint the Bathroom - a great choice of color to suit your cottage. Like looking around at your yard- so peaceful and healthy looking. Cheers. KEV.

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  15. Here we are..at last...! :).
    The bathroom is amazing Henny..Amazing!
    Yes! I could spend some time in there..
    It ALL blends in nicely..the only thing
    l would suggest, is a bit of hay..sprinkled
    on the floor..HeHe! I jest! I jest! No! you
    don't Willie..! :).
    But! The toilet seat really sets it off...
    Never seen one before with a lock on it...! :).

    Ah! And Smokey..Bless!x I did wave, but l don't
    think he saw me..Hope there are just little snakes
    over there..cats love to hunt..!

    Just gone eight over here, had breakfast already!
    Bit of trimming of the Virginia Creeper needed, l've
    done the hanging/wicker baskets, nothing special,
    some of the plants from last year have reappeared..
    Everything is pretty much up together..!
    AND..I have a brand new Italian flag flying..Sat
    down yesterday afternoon sewing/binding etc..took
    a couple of hours, but..it's all done, the Italian
    flag flies from Mon~Sat..the Sicilian one on Sunday!
    πŸ’¨πŸ’¦ πŸ’¨πŸ’¦ πŸ’¨πŸ’¦πŸ’¨πŸ’¦ πŸ’¨πŸ’¦ πŸ’¨πŸ’¦πŸ’¨πŸ’¦ πŸ’¨πŸ’¦ πŸ’¨πŸ’¦

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    1. Oh Willie! Thank you. Glad you like the new bathroom. Glad too that the toilet seat doesn't have to be unlocked before using. :) Would you believe that your idea of hay on the floor excited me...then I thought, you can't put hay on the floor! :( I would love a bale of hay in the bathroom.

      Bet your flags are beautiful. I would love to see a picture, and picture too of your hanging baskets. Oh, Smokey said tell you not to worry about the snakes...we saw a tiny green snake in the dirt path that had been killed. Who would do such a thing?

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  16. Certainly still here, it was a joy to have the tour of the bathroom, charming.

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate your visiting.

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  17. I really love your quirky bathroom (and I know my husband would have adored it). And I love that you have the confidence to follow your own style instead of just following fashion trends along like a blind sheep.
    Your clematis is very pretty :)

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    1. Thank you. Yep, I'm not much for following fashion trends. Most of the time I'm way behing the times. :)

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  18. I think you did a really lovely job on your bathroom. I like that you can have a nice table in there too. Mine is not set up for that, it adds a nice touch.

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  19. I love what you did with the bathroom!

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  20. Great job on the bathroom makeover; everything is so well put together.

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  21. "Style" is for people who don't have their feet planted in the earth and their hearts filled with God! I love your barn bathroom. You can't possibly be the only one who likes such things or they wouldn't be available to buy. I think it's perfectly you, and that's what our homes should be. I love seeing your surroundings, too, and I hope Smokey always comes back home safe and sound. Stay safe and well!!!

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    1. Thank you Ruth. I like what you said. Yes, I worry about Smokey. He loves being outside. Thankfully, the path is straight easy to see an animal ahead. We have ducks and guineas and sometimes chickens in the path. The neighbors watch out for them. :)

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  22. Your bathroom is just perfect. You have the exact right color of paint to go with the horse and shower curtain. And the toilet seat! Wonderful! So many people have their houses all exactly the same. I've never been like that. I love to see personalities show through.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you Betsy. I was a little worried about the tan color, but really like it. It actually looks prettier in person than in the pictures.

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  23. I'm late looking here, but I love the bathroom paint and wall trim. It pulls the color
    of the pictures right together. And the purple clematis is such a vibrant color. Boy, I
    don't think Precious even considers going outside in the "real" world. Bet Smokey does see
    all matter of live things. Hope your MRI came out OK.

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    1. Thank you Lynn. Smokey loves the outdoors, but our Dumperoo never sets foot outside. Smokey thinks he is great hunter. Dumperoo is a fraidy-cat; a mama's boy. :)

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  24. I've been following your blog for awhile. I look forward to your posts. I've never posted before but just wanted to say how much I enjoy it. I love your bathroom and your cabin and all of your little animals.

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    1. Oh thank you. I appreciate that so much. I'm glad you posted a comment.

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  25. I'm here, and I'll be back.Love your blog. Hugs from WI

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    1. I appreciate your visit. Thank you. Hope you will come back.

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  26. Your bathroom looks great! Who knows, you just might have started a new trend. ;-) Your clematis are wonderful and I look forward to seeing posts about your flowers as they start blooming like crazy. Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  27. I think you did a great job with the bathroom. Love that picture of the horse.
    The clematis is beautiful.

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  28. I guess I missed this post yesterday. I think your barn bathroom suits your little cabin very well, and I'm glad you are having fun decorating just for you.

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  29. I grew up on a farm and I love your barn dΓ©cor. The artwork in it is perfect and that toilet seat is so fun!

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  30. Oh my I am in love with your bathroom Makes me want to finally remodel mine. I want a new dishwasher right now so that is first on my list. Hope you and Poppy are doing well. I love you bunches

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  31. Lovely bathroom! We are Gunsmoke fans something fierce! I can't wait to see your gardens. Hope you are feeling well, and your hubby too. God bless you both.

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  32. I think your bathroom is fantastic. I grew up on a dairy farm. My parents still live on the farm, but no longer milk cows. I will have to show your bathroom to my mom, she will love it.
    Love, Carla

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  33. I love clematis and am particularly partial to purple. Good thing I don't live closer or it might disappear in the wee small hours. :)

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  34. Your bathroom is one of a kind, and really quite cool! I'd say it is the most interesting one I've ever seen, but I have seen one that beats yours even. It was all rubber ducky themed. I couldn't get over it. But your's is a close second. The shower curtain and toilet seat almost look 3-D! I think you did a great job!

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  35. I LOVE YOUR BATHROOM!!! You're so creative and it's so original and I may steal that idea from you!!

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  36. I’m so jealous of your clematis! I just can’t get it to grow beyond one season so I never get to see it bloom. Oh well, I’ll enjoy yours! Your bathroom is so cute. I really love the shade of tan of the paint and you found such fun barn-y things to make it complete. I’m sorry I haven’t been here to visit for a while. I won’t go into why, but I’ll say ... life just keeps happenin’!! Tell Smoky to look both ways when crossing. :-)

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  37. Wow! I like your bathroom. I love horse pictures! The toilet seat, well that is the icing on the cake, how awesome that is. You did a lot of work painting and putting up that border. Love it!

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  38. Your bathroom is wonderful, it truly fits your log home perfectly and your flowers and vines are outstanding. I love your home it is such a breath of fresh country air :)
    Wishing you are wonderful day :)
    Connie

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  39. I like the bathroom. We need a change every once in awhile.

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  40. Your bathroom really suits your home, Henny. And you did a great job putting it together.
    I love horses, too, but have always been a bit nervous on one.
    Please give that little black dot across the road a hug for me. xo

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  41. Your blog is always so much fun to read...I love your barn/I mean your bathroom! It is a theme after my own heart. And have never seen a toilet seat quite like that.

    Love your purple clematis...it is beautiful

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  42. I love your palomino horse and the mules in harness and the whole effect is charming and expresses what you like. Do you love mules as much as I do? There is a great book which features mules and their personalities, called The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck. He and his two heroic mules drove 2,000 miles recently with a covered wagon.

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