Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Hay Rake

Hello everyone!

Well, I'm officially trying to post my blog using Google Chrome now.  Let's see how this turns out!  I'll let you know at the end of this post.  LOL!  

I have been eyeing old hay rakes for a few years now.  Most of them were very expensive or not exactly what I was looking for.  I stumbled upon one the other day at an antique store and decided it was time to bite the bullet.  I snatched it up and brought it home with me.  

Then, I had to decide where to put it.  I tried many places.  I thought it would go in my kitchen or dining room at first.  I even had it in my foyer for a brief moment.  Then, it ended up in a better spot, in the sitting room.  I liked it leaning up against the secretary in there.  It just seemed to fit.  

So here it is in all it's vintage glory!


You can see that it is rather large.  Now you know why it was a challenge to find the right spot for it.   Look how old it is.  It is obviously hand made.





At first, I worried it was too rustic or primitive to go in my home, but then I liked the fact that it was a nice contrast to some of the other items I have.  I think that is what I like about it the most.  I don't want everything to be old or everything to be elegant.  I want a mix. That keeps things interesting.

I decided to move my striped runner in here too.  I just folded it in half.  I liked it against the grey.



So, if anyone needs some hay put out, I guess I've got the rake for you!



Now, my verdict on Google Chrome is..............SUCCESS!  It is slightly different than what I was accustomed to, but it did allow me to load pictures and it downloaded them quickly.  Score!  So, hopefully, this problem is solved for good.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

44 comments:

Pondside said...

Bravo! I have been using Google Chrome for some time now and have found it to be easy.
I like your hay rake and I'll bet you'll have a lot of fun with it, through the seasons.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

A Hay rake... my first. Sorry Big City kid :-/ Never even pondered how hay got 'put out' :-) You should have seen my face the first time I saw a hay bale. No, for real. I was wondering what those big cylindrical things were sitting in the field.
Luv it leaning against the secretary.. rustic meets elegance. Perfect!
Cheers, Gee

Kristen @ Sophia's Decor said...

Love that hay rake! I would love to find ones of those too. I switched over to Google Chrome a couple of months ago after getting so frustrated on how long it would take to upload pics and do a post with internet explorer! I haven't looked back since...I always use Chrome now.

Kristen

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Hay Kelly! I mean, Hey Kelly! Love the rake. Very cool, and I like the mix of rustic and elegant too. Aren't you the one who puts straw in your yard? Or was that your sister? Now you've got a beautiful accessory that could also come in handy :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love that rake...very rustic and it looks so good next to your cabinet. I love all the small changes you make that have big impact...good going, Kelly! :)

XO,
Jane

Debbiedoo's said...

I have never seen one like it! Very cool indeed. Hope google chrome works out for you, that is what I use and love it.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it and I like where you placed it. Yay, for google Chrome. It is all I use.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that would be used as a weapon in our home! Love the rustic feel and uniqueness.

Magazine Your Home said...

I love that rake, it would fit right in my decor if you ever get tired of it :)

chateau chic said...

I really like the wooden rustic rake mixed with your painted furniture and whites. It adds great contrast and interest. Also a piece that can travel since it props nicely.
Mary Alice

Judy said...

glad you've found that google connect works for you...there's nothing more frustrating than having to wait forever for photos to upload and have problems posting, that's why i switched to WLW.

i love that hay rake,it looks wonderful in your house. i love mixing rustic with other elements in the home...i don't believe i've ever seen a rake quite like yours, that makes it extra special!

ImSoVintage said...

Google Chrome is definitely the way to go with blogger. Love your rake. I am going to be on the lookout for one now.
Hugs,
Laura

Linda said...

I like Goggle Chrome, too. Faster and easier - but it took me a LONG time to get rid of the White Smoke tool bar!! I did it, though!!

I always enjoy seeing your home!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

What a great piece, and it looks lovely in your sitting room. I have been using Chrome for about a year now, but my guys still like Explorer so we have both on the family pc.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such a cool piece! I really like it! I have to asl...what does your family think of it?
I'm so glad google chrome is working out for you!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Love your antique hay rack....hey! Your sister said she was going to spread some much this weekend, maybe she could use the rake :-)

Deserae said...

Love it! I like rustic and elegant mixed together....the perfect combination in my opinion :o) If you ever tire of it you can just send it to my house!!! LOL
~Des

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I switched to Google Chrome months ago and love it, no problems (fingers crossed) LOL.
Love the rake and love where you placed it!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

I have also switched to google chrome.
I love your new rake and it fits right in.

Olive said...

Hi Kelly, I love primitives and this rake is a fabulous contrast to your whites. Olive

p.s. I cut back the knock out roses too, that is mostly what I grow:}

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I have been pretty happy with Google Chrome so I hope it works well for you, too.

Love the rake. Just think of the hard working hands that have used it! Looks good there in the sitting room.

Anne said...

Kelly what a cool vintage rake! I have not seen one of those in person great find!
So glad you found the answer for your blog!So frustrating when things don't work!
xx
Anne

Ivy and Elephants said...

You're right on all counts, the rake looks really good there. A very unique piece that adds the perfect contrast. Amazing!
We'd love to have you link it.
Hugs,
Patti

NanaDiana said...

Yeah- Once you get used to Google Chrome you will never want to go back.
I love that old farm rake. I love the way you are showcasing it. Wouldn't it be fun to string a little banner between the outer tines? Okay- you can just send that old thing along to me now- lol xo Diana

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Glad you had success, Kelly. Love the rake, btw.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the old rake! It looks great where you put it!
~Cindy

Heather said...
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Heather said...

(Let's try this again without a typo. I'm sharing the keyboard tray with a napping cat.)

I had to switch to Chrome last weekend when I couldn't upload pictures on my blog. Slowness wasn't the issue. The button was just plain missing! On the other hand, I was having problems with browser hijacking on my favorite blogs. I kept running virus scans, and nothing was found. Changing to Chrome solved that too.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So very neat! I love where you put it too! I've used google chrome for a while now and it's never given me a problem.

Bliss said...

Hey... I really like your rake!

Bliss

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love the rake!! You know we still have hay in the back of the pickup after the ride through SantaLand with all the kiddos... if you want to practice or anything. ;) LOL!

You're tempting me to try Chrome. Thanks for letting us know how it went. blessings ~ tanna

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Good purchase! I think adding a really rustic piece here and there is a great idea. Very interesting and it adds tons of texture. I'm glad you switched to Chrome. Who needs any added aggravation these days? Enjoy your Sunday and have a good week!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Glad you were successful with Chrome....Love your rake and it looks great in the room!!!...

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

That rake could be used to get kids motivated to clean their rooms, too. hehe Love it!

The thing I don't like about Google Chrome is that it changes the appearance of fonts on blogs. I guess I'll just have to get used to it.

Missy George said...

Glad things are working for you..Love the rake..You could hang things from it !!

Babs said...

Your hay rack looks really good next to the secretary..but then, it would look great anywhere. Nice piece. I switched to Google Chrome early last year..I think, and haven't had any more problems..knock wood. Hope this sorts out everything that's been going wrong.
Hugs,
Babs

Christine Vandormolen said...

it looks beautiful there Kelly......

Holly Browning said...

Kelly...your hay rake looks great. I always love an unexpected accent. True style if you ask me.
To answer your question...I asked the landlord if I could lay laminate over the vinyl flooring. I think he was thrilled. Free labor?

Anne said...

Hello, Dear! This is wonderful!I've come to your blog from the blog of one of my sweet commenters ~ you know how that goes ~ :) ~ Now following you!
So nice to "meet" you!
Hugs,
Anne

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Love the rake! I love that rustic item next to more refined things. Its always a pleasure seeing what you are doing.

Brooke Kroeger said...

It's beautiful! I have been collecting old garden tools for a while now. It is hard to find the right spot!

Thanks for sharing!
God bless....Brooke

http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/
My home and garden site...

http://brookekroeger.blogspot.com/
My Vintage Art and Printables site...

Vanessa said...

Hi, Kelly

I love the look. It's just all ties so well together and the rack is a great piece too.

Hugs,
Vanessa

Pamela said...

Love love love your secretary kelly! I am currently trying to hunt one down for by our fireplace.

Katarina said...

Creative way to use the garden tool! :-)