When I started this blog, I thought I knew my style.
I preferred cottage style
with some fresh country farmhouse
and a bit of shabby chic added in to the mix.
Throw in some antiques and some junk and I was happy.
It's been a year and a half since I started blogging
and I've noticed lately that my style is changing.
I still like cottage and farmhouse with a bit of shabby
but I've been drawn to other things in the last few months.
Take a look. Do you see what I mean?
Did you see it? Yep, vintage industrial.
I find myself drawn to metal, wheels, rusted, heavy
old industrial stuff. I have a lot of it from my family
but I kept it mostly in the garage and didn't use it.
Now, I find myself bringing that stuff in and
looking for more when I'm shopping.
Now, don't get me wrong. I still like antiques
and cottage and farmhouse and shabby and french and
whatever else has a story. There will always be some
of that in my home but it will be mixed in
with all of my wonderful vintage industrial finds.
Thank goodness it all works together.
So, my style and my blog are evolving.
As most of my long time followers know,
my family has a lucky number, "3".
You've also figured out that I love the color red.
Not just any red (no pinky red, orangey red, purple red)
but good ol' country red, USA red, farmhouse red, a true red.
It only makes sense to me to change my blog header and title
to better fit me and the style of my blog.
So, I think I'm going with "Red No. 3".
Let's see how I like that for awhile.
I'm not changing my address, it will still be under "3 ring cottage"
but my blog title, header and whatever else will change.
I hope you all will know that it's still me when you see it.
Up until now my blog has been mostly about decorating and my finds.
I have thrown a little bit of "real life" in there along with the rare recipe.
I think I may begin throwing some more "real life" into my blog.
With my son starting high school, I may need the support, who knows.
I know I enjoy glimpses into the lives of the blogs I follow.
It makes me feel like I'm getting to know you better.
So, it's only fair that I let you get to know me a bit better.
Did you realize you've never seen a picture of me or my family?
I had my guard up when I started this blog since I didn't know what to
expect from blogging and I wanted privacy maintained at all costs.
I think I'll let my guard down just a little bit...baby steps.
So, please have patience with me and my blog as we grow and change.
What do you think?
Do you like where this is going?
Amy at Whisperwood Cottage has an ongoing blog series
about authentic style. It kind of prompted me to go ahead
and make all of these changes that I had been thinking about for awhile.
So, here we go!