Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thankful Thursday



This old house has floated through this blog in the years past, but I was driving past it just a couple of weeks ago and once again it sparked my interest.   An old family homestead that is taking its own sweet time wearing away.  Thankful today for old things that don't leave us too soon.  

"Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."  

Francis Bacon 

Linking up today with Teresa......






26 comments:

  1. wow, that's gorgeous! it reminds me of andrew wyeth's painting 'open house' - just sans horses. :)

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  2. I never get tired of seeong that old house on your blog. I too love that it is wearing away in its own time. xo Laura

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  3. These old places are so neat to look at but yet bittersweet to see them dying.......I love the stone chimney....I can imagine the people who built his a little a time....Blessings~~~Roxie

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  4. Wonderful quote . . . love the old homestead photo . . .

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  5. Wonderful photo. Wish the house could talk.

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  6. I hope someone buys it and restores it. It's a beautiful house.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. Wow...love to see old places like this although there is such sadness connected to them because of the wasting away of what used to be a wonderful home to someone. What stories they could tell! That's a great fence, too :)

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  8. Bitter sweet is the right wording. Sweetvintageof mine gal . I put up picture in my blog months ago of a old,old barn. Then two days ago we passed it. It was down. I was shocked by aye it has been up it must of been a 100 years old so you never know with this house. You may drive back. She is down. So nice you have shared.

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  9. I love old barns and houses and buildings. I like to imagine what it was like when in prime condition and had life in and around. As I am old, I appreciate old things more that ever. :-)

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  10. I hope our pictures of old things do not fade away...this was a wonderful home in its day I bet.

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  11. I am always sad to see lovely old homes falling down. I think of all the people who passed through the doors; who enjoyed meals in the kitchen; the joy and tears. That was once a very nice house. Your photo is wonderful, but it does make me sad.

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  12. Came here for a Good Fence and found a really GOOD old house. Neat!

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  13. Oh I love it! Still has so much charm.

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  14. I agree with you completely Michelle as there is so much beauty in these old buildings. I always wonder who lived there and the stories they could tell. Great quote!

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  15. What a lovely place that i am sure has lots of stories surrounding it. Such a pity it is being left to rot away.

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  16. poor old place...so sad isn't it? i always imagine happy times with kids running through it, meals shared, christmas's....

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  17. Growing old gracefully but definitely in need of some TLC.

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  18. Oh the stories those boards could tell. Family dramas over the years.. joy, sorry, births, deaths.. marriages..
    Too bad someone doesn't save it before it's too late. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  19. Old places like this always grab me too. Such charm, but also sadness in seeing it falling apart.

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  20. It looks like it might have a few more years left in it- love the rusty roof.

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  21. Oh I am thankful for old things that don't leave us to fast too. Beautiful and holding on. Hug B

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  22. I like old houses they remind us of times gone by and provide contrast to sleek and modern.
    Merle..................

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