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Today I have partnered with the 5 other HomeGoods bloggers and we are EACH giving away a $100 HomeGoods Gift Card (just like we did a couple months ago for our Foyer Makeover!). Yes! That’s 6 chances and $600 in Gift Cards!!! Keep reading, you can enter at the end of the post. When you live in the country, the craziest things can happen. My friend Nancy (who lives next to me through the woods) is actually a blog reader, turned friend. She has lived in town for the last 10 years and I had no idea who she was until she reached out looking for design help for her son’s bedroom. Long story short, she is a buddy now and we recently just set up her farmhouse breezeway for the Summer. Keep reading, her Silkie Chickens decided to set up shop and have a party once we were finished and they brought a $100 HomeGoods Gift Card for one of you as they were on a #gofinding mission too!
Nancy lives in the most amazing home set on over 20 acres and it’s seriously one of the nicest places ever. Her home is loaded with Brimfield unique vintage finds. If you are from New England, you know what the Brimfield Antique Flea market is all about. Their next show is in July and I am hoping to tag along with Nancy.
Here is Nancy’s breezeway before.
We went shopping and found the cutest bistro set from HomeGoods and it fit perfectly near the entrance in her breezeway. She wanted an overall theme that coincided with the rest of her outdoor spaces so we mixed in some new things as well as some old things that she has collected over the years.
This classic rattan set is reminiscent of a 1930’s European bistro set. Isn’t it the cutest? The best part, it was super affordable!
We picked up a faux olive tree from HomeGoods along with a few ceramic planters to create a cozy and inviting seating area. When in doubt, use flowers and plants to surround your seating area. Not only do they fill in gaps, but they help create a cohesive space and create architectural interest.
Nancy’s breezeway is large and connects to her garage and backyard entrance. It’s the entrance she and her guests use 99% of the time so she wanted to make sure it was welcoming and consistent with the rest of her home. By mixing in old and new pieces, I think we accomplished this. The wooden vintage crates filled with peonies and the black milk jugs found at local antique shops came in handy when creating this space.
Meet Jo Jo.
Jo Jo is peppy, curious and has quite the little personality.
Jo Jo was very curious about what was happening on the breezeway. Not only did she come take a look, but she invited some friends too.
They didn’t come empty handed.
Moe is Nancy’s oldest Silkie Rooster and is the sweetest most gently guy ever.
He was not impressed with the ladies as they spread his eggs all over the ground.
Bonnie (the gray Silkie on the ground) decided she wanted the eggs for herself. Aren’t they adorable?
As you can see, the black and white rattan bistro set sports chickens nicely.
I decided to join their party and I must say, it was fun ;).
Silkie Chickens are literally like lap dogs. Do you remember me mentioning in a blog post a few weeks back that we are getting chickens? Well, it’s all because of Nancy. My son has wanted chickens forever and I have always said no. Needless to say, these guys have grown on my over the last few months and my son loves them.
These 3 are no slouches, they showed up with a $100 HomeGoods gift card for one of you. All you need to do is leave a comment below telling us what you would use the $100 gift card for if you won.
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There you have it, a sophisticated farmhouse breezeway with chickens! PS. I didn’t crush the egg that was under my foot in the picture above. I didn’t even realize the egg was there until I was editing the pictures. I can’t believe I didn’t step on it! Be sure to head over to the following HomeGoods bloggers, Inspired By Charm, Know Who She Does It, Home and Fabulous, Crazy Chic Design and French Country Cottage to see what they have cooking up outdoors and enter their giveaway too!
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