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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Red Barns

Welcome to the county where I was born...The area is a charming little farming community. It has an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables...tiny farmhouses and quaint little quilt and antique shops sprinkled throughout.

When I was born my grandparents had a tiny ranch they called "Yamhill". They raised bright red chickens called Rhode Island Reds.

Welcome to my kitchen...I have brought a little bit of Yamhill County home with me.

RED Barns...and, one contented cow!

Here a Chick...There a Chick...Everywhere a Chick Chick!

And, of course, lots and lots of RED!

Summertime in the Willamette Valley is a time of abundance...A time to be thankful for all that God has blessed us with...

Thank you for popping in and visiting the place where I was born...and, now, the place I call home!

Have a blessed day, my dear friends,
Carolynn  xoxo

"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name."      Psalm 100:4


Beckie said...

I'd LOVE to visit your beautiful county!!!

Mary said...

I love red barns, there aren't many where i live now. I spent the summer in Wisconsin years ago and the barns there were large, red and soooo pretty!

Shirley Hatfield said...

You made such pretty frames for your pictures. I loved all the red in your display and the fond way you describe the place where you grew up. There can never be enough red barns. Isn't the warm cluck of a hen almost like a kitten's's one of those comforting sounds. =D

My Vintage Mending said...

It is not a wonder that you are as sweet as your countryside. The beauty that each day must have been filled with! We are lucky enough to have many jersey cows here in Kansas yes even in the city skirts. My parents are raising chickens this year. The kids are enjoying every minute. sweet friend...Renee

Amanda said...

Hello Carolynn,

Thank you for showing us your home. It looks absolutely glorious! Its so interesting to see another part of the world seen through the eyes of someone who lives there and not a visitor. I am wondering why there is so much red not that I don't like it I am just curious.

Amanda :-)

vintage grey said...

Hi Carolynn! Oh, how sweet and gorgeous place to grow up. I adore red barns, and dream of having one day. I really would like a grey barn, I know kinda silly, but always thought it would be fun. Thanks for sharing such prettiness today. Have a blessed day my dear! xo Heather

Donna Heber said...

Hi Carolynn,

What a wonderful place to grow up! It looks so serene and peaceful. When I was little we had a red barn, but it was a different shape than yours. Your country cupboard is lovely too.

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

Oh my, that must be such a glorious place to live! Beautiful! I love your vignettes with your ceramic pieces -- and the cute framing app you used on the photos.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Dorthe said...

Dear Carolyn, this red houses and barns are SO the real America for me, when I think of my childhood and the storyes there being told, and pictures seen.
How very beautiful a place to live!
Your redware is wonderful and the white flowers aswell, dear.
It all makes me think of the books from Laura Ingalls Wilder, which I still love reading .
Thankyou for showing this beautiful place you can call home!
Hugs and a happy week.-end.

Lily said...

Thank-you for showing us your home - it is truly beautiful. No wonder you love red so much! Lily. xxx

Sandie said...

What a precious place to be from! And the name! I love the red barn and its barn quilts. Blessings to you!

Paula said...

Hello my darling adopted momma! You grew up in a beautiful place and I am glad you call it home again! I loved the photos you shared, such an idyllic and peaceful place. Your kitchen is lovely and all of the cheerful red suits you perfectly, sweetheart! Your vignettes are so sweet and I can imagine that they give you happy memories of your childhood years. I love the beautiful verse you shared and I love you! I hope your weekend is blessed! I received your lovely email and will write you back soon. Love and hugs, Paula xoxo

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi Miz Caroline,
Oh, I think we are related, our paths have crossed and will again,,,I moved to Yamhill Co. when I was 12, graduated Newberg High in 1970,,,did you go to Mac schools?,,but no, you went to the coast,,,anyhow many many good memories there. I am thinking of Red strawberries now, I picked them each summer as a job, there are no strawberries that can compare, anywhere on earth. Maybe that is why they call the NW God's country. I love all your red treasures even though I am a blue&white person.
How are your lovely gardens doing?
Blessings in your week Miz C.

mimi'sdarlins said...

This is all so lovely, Carolynn. Seeing and hearing about your hometown makes it clear where your design aesthetic came from. I love your country collections and your lovely stories (memories). Thank you for sharing this special part of your life :)

Carol said...

Yamhill. Wonderful! Love all the cheery and welcoming reds.

A tale from toadstool house said...

Dear Carolynn,your homeland is Very beautiful, indeed.It looks just like Little house on the prairie,My favourite tv show when small.Love the little red houses and barns and the chick,chick,chicks,so cute!Hugs and love juliex