Farm Country

Thursday, September 22, 2011

John's mama's family is from Mississippi and this week we got some exciting news-her aunt is moving closer to civilization and wants to sell the property to John's parents! He immediately pulled out sepia photos of the barn, the pecan tree on the lake's shore and the long dirt drive, and the first words out of my mouth were, "We could put a Sperry tent on that lawn!" Needless to say, we're pretty delighted and keeping our fingers crossed that there's a move to Mississippi on the horizon and a country estate for us to visit!

With dreams of farm life dancing through my head, I popped over to Minted to see if they had any invitations worthy of a down home fête; imagine my delight when I found this "Farm Country Wedding" suite, designed by Mandy Gordon! The tractor, the kraft paper and the darling gingham envelope liners absolutely charmed me!

36 comments:

  1. Lena, is this truly happening? Wow! What a change of pace, what a lovely setting. I can't wait to hear more.

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  2. Whaaaat?! I want a pecan tree. And a change of scenery.

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  3. Oh that kraft paper had me at hello!

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  4. I'm a city girl i don't think i could ever live in the country ;) But i have to say that i hope things work out for you two ;) My fingers are definitely crossed!!!

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  5. Whoa, that would be so cool!!! Keep us posted - I'm excited for you!

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  6. Wow! To go from SF to a farm would be such a wonderful and exciting adventure! I have always wanted to live in the country. Minus the bugs. I hate bugs. But I love the country.

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  7. What part of MS? We lived in Jackson for a couple of years :)

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  8. sounds like heaven and i know a designer who would love to help you with that sperry tent fete ;)

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  9. Ok, I am in love with this design. So cute! Keep us posted on the move!

    Maria @ http://jsimplylive.blogspot.com/2011/09/i-want-world-peace.html

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  10. The pecan tree sounds just divine. How lovely!

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  11. Oh my goodness Lena...what a change! But that sounds absolutely incredible. A pecan tree??? Are you serious? Is this out of a book? And will you drive a tractor? ;)

    xo

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  12. hope you two get to visit that Mississippi barn!

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  13. That sounds great!!! Whereabouts in Mississippi is it?? I hope it all turns out!

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  14. Um, I grew up on a BIG OL FARM. Let's dish!!

    I've got ideas...

    xoxo,
    C

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  15. That would be so fun, and I love the invitation!

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  16. oo how fantastic would that be!!??!!

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  17. Wow! How exciting! the pecan tree sounds amazing!

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  18. LENA!!!!!!! OMGoodness, I am so thrilled I checked in today...it's been sooooo long and I am sorry, but this is AMAZING news! Sounds like HEAVEN to me ;-))) Oh how dreamy...and I have everything crossed I possibly can for you two!!!

    xoxo
    kristi

    P.S. ~ DARLING weddings suite ;-)

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  19. How exciting :) My hubby's family lives on a farm - very rural and so it's exciting to have a place to go to that moves a little slower!

    PS. My hubby's family actually grows pecans and it's really beautiful to see all the pecan trees lined up.

    Enjoy!

    xo, chrissy

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  20. Oh how amazing!! Is it sad that I didn't even know pecans grew on trees? I seriously need to get out of the city :-)

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  21. Those invites are darling! I LOOOVE the idea of living on a big, gorgeous farm complete with tons of fresh fruit and veggies!

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  22. Your first thought was "Sperry tent"? This is why we're friends.

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  23. Oh my goodness this is amazing news, Lena :) My fingers are crossed for you and I am praying your Sperry tent dreams come true! xo

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  24. So cute! Nice to see how your art choices imitate your life choices... xo style, she wrote

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  25. oh Lena, my bags are packed, just say when. Farm living is the best. There's no comparison. Think of all the amazing picnics you'll have or how many wonderful books you'll read under the pecan tree by the shore! So magical.

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  26. Congratulations! I will keep my fingers crossed for you and your family! I have always dreamed on living on a farm - and now you two can have the very best of both worlds! Can't wait to hear about your first visit - maybe in time for the holiday season? How amazing would that be! Christmas on the farm! xo Samantha

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  27. How cool is this? I would love a farm house getaway...talk about amazing photos!

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  28. I completely support this acquisition only if I gain some sort of invitation to dance in the sperry tent and snooze under the pecan tree for a weekend (or five).

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  29. I love the south...I hope you to do :)

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  30. How fun!! The property sounds absolutely dreamy :)

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  31. Oooh, so exciting! Happy for your new possibility! xo

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  32. Oh! How exciting for you! I hope it all comes into fruition...

    ~ Clare x

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