Tuesday, February 18, 2014

This Really is My House



I had a couple of comments on Friday about the picture I posted of my old house.  



She has many facets, but they are all beautiful to me.  This is the view when I drive into our property each day.  Okay, maybe not in the winter, but you get the picture.  



She was designed, in what is described, as a Folk Victorian.  




Several years ago I wrote a post about her and you can read it here.  

I still love her, but she really makes my husband roll his eyes at her needs....a lot.  



57 comments:

  1. It is a lovely home and property. The link would not allow me to access the page to read more.
    You are blessed with beauty all around you!

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  2. I think she is absolutely beautiful, my sweet friend. xo Laura

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  3. I love your house, beautiful, Blessings Francine.

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  4. She is beautiful!! I love the photos!! I couldn't go to the link it said I didn't have permission? My husband rolls his eyes at me all the time but he still loves me.......lol.....so I know your hubby loves the house too...:) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Your house is beautiful! And we totally understand how needy old houses are….at times it makes us want to cry! But I guess we were all meant to be caretakers!

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  6. what a beautiful home you have and i love the s&h stamps sign! i remember my mom and grandma collecting those and we'd go to the stamps store and buy goodies with them, what fun!

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  7. Heh heh -- yep, old houses are money pits, but if you have to spend money, it's a good place to do it. :)

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  8. Love, love your porch! I don't think I've ever seen one like that before! Old houses are needy...we can identify...but they are so unique!

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  9. SHE is unique, beautiful, different . . . I am fairly new to your Small Town Life, do you show the inside too?

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  10. I love your house and even remember that post you did of her before. Old houses like yours need a lot of love and she certainly gets it.

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  11. It is a lovely house with a very nice porch!

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  12. Ha!
    I guess there really ARE differences between the male and female of the species, even today. Now, that looks to be a VERY livable to me.

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  13. laughed at your comment about her 'needs'. :) bless that sweet old beauty.

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  14. She is a jewel....a country gem for sure. A happy house too. You know how it is when you look at a home and just feel happy? Well, that's your house when I look at these photos...Thanks for sharing her with us. :)

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  15. It looks lovely
    Like Hershel's farm on TWD

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  16. What a lovely home! Old houses have so much character. I went over and read your other post about the house.

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  17. I think you have a beautiful home- one I could imagine far out in the country..I love the two stories..I've always wanted a second floor, but I doubt I will ever get one now that we have settled on this land.

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  18. I LOVE that house. But I don't want to have the joy of upkeep on an old house.

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  19. that is an unusual and unique design, fabulous and in a way, she is a bit of a renegade no? with the house in thirds like this, or perhaps this was the style then..ours is only 7O years old and we've been rolling our eyes a lot lately. What a gorgeous setting too.

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  20. needy homes, money pits....but they have soooo much charm!! such a beautiful place!!

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  21. I grew up in an old Victorian home and it still needs lots of work. I love my home now and it was built in the late 50's and needs constant work. I think all houses are works in progress.

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  22. Two delightful love declarations! And you have a sleigh for a coffee table! Just like me!

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  23. You have a lovely home. Especially during sunset the views are spectacular. Your porch is also very inviting.

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  24. It has been kept up after all the years out in the winters and the summer baking heat. Our farm house started out as a frontier cabin and got all the usual additions but is really showing it's age and seems to be tired in many ways. It really does take a lot of work and preventive maintenance to keep one looking as good as your house.

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  25. Oh, I love your home. I live in an 1890s farmhouse and so I know a little about the upkeep needed. :)

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  26. I think she is absolutely beautiful!! I miss my farmhouse at times......and the 6 acres.....enjoy every minute of it! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  27. A beautiful home but I can imagine the maintenance would be ongoing. Its age adds to its charm.

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  28. Beautiful place! I love that S&H Greenstamps sign. I remember those!

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  29. Your house is beautiful and I love all the old time charm. It had to be so special to that lady to see the home of her childhood.

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  30. She's a beautiful house, with lots of character !
    Love your porch memorabilia.
    ~Jo

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  31. Michelle, she is a beautiful 'old house' - holding past, present and future within her time-worn walls....
    I love your words

    " I like to think that in this old house most things work part of the time and all things work some of the time"

    OMGosh, sooooo true! If it's ok with you I'd love to copy your quote exactly, frame it and put it in my 1870 old girl (as I call her lol)
    because that is the PERFECT descriptor of how I see mine too! roflmao.

    Hugs, Issy

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  32. well old folks need tender loving care...she is lovely....a true home...

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  33. What a fine place to live, and what a fine place to raise those kids of yours. Your heart must fill as you approach the house every day after school. It needs work? So what? What doesn't?

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  34. We live in a house that is over 100 years old, but the last owner kind of gutted it and put in all new wiring, insulation and plumbing, so it's good for another 100 years. Kind of funny as the current kitchen is where the old bathroom was and our family room is where the old kitchen used to be. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  35. As an old home owner, I feel your pain, but she's a beauty!

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  36. I love your home . You are connected to her history now . Live happy with her , take care of her .

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  37. Wonderful, please can I come and visit!?

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  38. What a lovely home!
    And what a blessing to pull into this vision each day.
    I enjoyed visiting, and I am a new follower!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  39. Folk Victorian, I like that description. Our house was built in 1923 and I can't think of such an appropriate name to describe it.

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  40. How awesome that you got to know some of her history, I bet that was a great visit. Your property looks wonderful

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  41. What a fabulous old house and just think of the families who lived there before your, am sure lots of great memories.
    Nothing like the country life now days

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  42. We've got a needy house too... Enjoy yours! She's a beauty!

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  43. Your home is beautiful, Michelle! My maternal grandmother had a house like yours in Pennsylvania, perhaps an even older home, and I loved visiting her and seeing her cast iron stove in her kitchen and pot belly stove in the living room. She never updated those features even when the house was wired for electrify and plumbing and my uncle installed a gas stove for her to use. I looked at your older post and I can see the rooms are large yet cozy and homey. My Brooklyn house was built in 1930 and I always wondered how people in the depression era were able to afford to buy it. The house I'm living in now was built in the middle nineties and except for few updates, looks the same as then. If I had my preferences I'd want an older home with more character, but I'd have to live in the city of Denver for that....maybe, someday.

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  44. She's beautiful, Michelle! I love the different views. xo Karen

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  45. Those walls, those floors, those doors and windows -- have heard and seen so much. Such character there. xx

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  46. Hey she looks like the house in the movie "Homeward Bound". You know the home they moved to that caused the dogs and cat to get all stupidly concerned and cause them to run off in search of their old place. hahahhaha. But it does. It is very charming, actually. You have a wonderful home.

    Thank you Michelle for your words and concerns. ♥

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  47. Your home is about one of the prettiest I have ever scene Michelle. I love it as I do these photos.

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  48. A home with a lot of character (and likely, in the day, 'characters'). Very nice; and Secret Agent Man will never have to endure a dull moment.

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  49. Wonderful house surrounded with plants...

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  50. I would totally swoon each and every time I drove up the house if she were mine. xox

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