Friday, March 28, 2014

The Evening Farmhouse



I am not a fan of unnatural light, especially in the evening. I try to avoid it when I can. The only overhead lighting in the house is in the kitchen, but everywhere else is lit by lanterns, twinkle lights, candles, and firelight. These photos were taken at dusk last night.

I'm not a luddite, I mean, I'm a blogger for crow's sake. But I like my electricity stuck in the little internet box, far from the world of warmth and food. That is the realm of fire!

15 Comments:

Blogger daisy g said...

It looks so cozy in there!

March 28, 2014 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

thanks Daisy! I aim for cozy!

March 28, 2014 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Tanya T said...

Lovely. I must get some coleman lamps. We don't have a wood stove at our farm and it's something we are sorely missing in my opinion. But it's on the list.

March 28, 2014 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Lisa - i deleted your comment by accident! My mother gave me that star, it was made at our local towns fair I believe.

March 28, 2014 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Jasmine, yours got deleted too (because on a phone the delete and publish comments are side by side and my fingers are tiny sausages)

tell me more about the lamps!

March 28, 2014 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Love the pictures. Your home looks warm and peaceful.

March 28, 2014 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Sage Kaplan said...

Could you please do a post on your house, like a tour of each room. I love looking for ideas for a more simple old-fashioned style :)

March 29, 2014 at 2:10 AM  
Blogger Sage Kaplan said...

Could you please do a house tour, by taking photos of each room. You might have some useful ideas about old-fashioned, antique living.

March 29, 2014 at 2:11 AM  
Blogger aart said...

I like low light too, especially in the predawn mornings when I usually rise. I have dimmers on most of my lighting so I can adjust the level of light.

What fuel do you burn in your lanterns? How much do you buy at a time and how/where do you store it?

I'm a bit of a fire phobe, had a fire in an apartment back in the day, I hope the lantern hanging on the deer skull is more secure than it looks.

March 29, 2014 at 5:26 AM  
Blogger Debra said...

I always enjoys peeks inside your cozy farmhouse. Even when you show us fiddlers or dogs or chicks, my eyes wander to the walls and possessions of your home for ideas and just to feast my eyes. Thank-you for sharing (and feel free to show us even more...smile...) Blessings, Debra

March 30, 2014 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Kyler and Sylvia said...

Great photos, Jenna.

April 1, 2014 at 5:49 PM  
OpenID shirehouse said...

We are trying to transition to lantern light as well, we already heat with wood and the electric light seems to invasive. I still need it for knitting lace and getting my cooking prep though.

April 6, 2014 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Leah W said...

I love the lighting, I meant to ask earlier, but as I'm now exploring lighting alternatives - how do you fuel your lanterns?

August 20, 2014 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Leah W said...

I meant to ask when I first saw this post - how do the lanterns work? Do they use an oil? I'm looking to try find/ create a lighting option that's more friendly to my CFL sensitive eyes. :)

August 20, 2014 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Nushi said...

Gosh your home is so beautiful! (I'm so close to being caught up! One year to go!! )

March 31, 2015 at 4:46 PM  

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