Tuesday, July 5, 2016

All in the Details


Many times I have posted photos of old homes.  
I love them.  
I even live in one......




I can't say what draws me to photograph old houses on the side of the road.  
I often like to imagine the history of the home or the people who live there.  
I wonder what kind of life they had or the memories that were made there.  



Often I like to see the details of the home.  
The window frames, the trim, the porches, or any decorative element.  



Most homes, today, seem devoid of the these architectural details.  




Do you love old homes?  
Here is a website I just discovered.  
I have already selected a couple to purchase......
just in case I win the lottery.  




44 comments:

  1. I too enjoy looking at them but wouldn't want to buy one...I am looking to downsize:)

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  2. I too like to photograph them ... they are amazing subjects ..

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  3. I do the same thing.
    And totally agree with your attraction to them.

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  4. Awesome series, the first and third photos are my favorite. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  5. Good luck on the lottery!!!
    And yes, old homes have so much character. I like 'em very much. Now-a-days the homes either have too much frill and overly-done OR they're nothing but a cracker box with absolutely no charm.

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    1. Anni, I am going to need some luck to win the lottery! lol

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  6. ahhhh a kindred spirit. I like old barns too. I would love to own an old stone house or a center hall colonial.

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    1. Felicia, I love the show on the DIY network called, "Stone House Revival", or I think that is it! Great old homes!

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  7. there is reat chaacter abouot an old home that new homes do not have. (I think)

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  8. life is all about the details

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  9. I love old homes, too. They have CHARACTER!! There seems to be such a pleasing balance and proportion to most of them and that's not found in homes today.

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  10. I have lived in many old homes and also love them. My father's house in Sweden was 400 years old. There was also on old castle ruins on the property. I love restoring old homes. Your photos are so beautiful.

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  11. Brilliant shots of these old treasures!

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  12. Oh.. love that one. Yes, I also love old houses and we live in one, too. Built in 1906 or so. It's been added on to and re-done but it's still home. I think that now we've lived here longer than any other family, nearly a 1/3 of it's life. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. I've always loved touring old buildings. I don't get the chance to walk through many old homes, though.

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    1. Terri, I would have loved to go inside this one. Though, I figured critters might be living there! lol

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  14. I am intrigued by old homes and the stories that live there. It's a pretty one!!!!

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  15. You're right, our architecture today is pretty blah compared to the structures of old. I like to photograph such places but generally find they make me sneeze. :-)

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  16. i love old homes 'cause they usually have such style and different from this day and age. ( :
    love the shades/curtains!!

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  17. There are a number of old stone and brick homes around here that have been "eye sores" for years...and someone has finally taken it upon themselves to restore them. It's so much fun to see them coming back to life! You're right, old houses have really interested parts to them that today's cookie cutter houses just don't have.

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  18. When we were living on the VA eastern shore and driving around on back roads, it was not at all unusual to find so many old houses. What amazed me is how people could just walk away from a home that had obviously housed a family years ago. Every house has its own story to tell.

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    1. Beatrice, I agree! I don't know how people can just abandon these homes. So many of them have such great architecture.

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  19. You have eyes for beautiful details, and are lucky to live in a place,create a home where new and old are mixed together.
    A very nice posting.

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  20. I too think of the lives that lived in these homes. I feel sad to see a few get left in ruin.

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    1. I do too. I think they are so much more interesting than homes built today.

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  21. Love the repeating layers of the doorway.

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  22. Oh the stories that old houses hold...

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  23. I love old homes. They often have such charming architecture. It is sad to see them abandoned and in such disrepair that they'll never be able to be livable again. I guess photographs like yours are one way to "save" them.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  24. I have always been fascinated with old houses. Love riding around in the country and finding them. xo Laura

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  25. I do love old homes and I'm glad that you share your love for them, here on your blog. When I see an old home, my mind starts revving with many thoughts of the family that lived there and what life was/is like.

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  26. I love old homes too. They have a charm about them that is missing in new houses.

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  27. Michelle, I completely get where you're coming from. But then you'd need to maintain these places! Loved your photos.

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  28. I love the ornamental details in old homes, too, especially in rural areas where they are a surprised amongst the other utilitarian aspects of the farm. I also love imagining the lives lived on old, abandoned places and peopling them in my imagination! Beautiful photos.

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  29. I agree with you wholeheartedly. We have been looking at smaller, old homes for retirement purposes. Yes, the character, the history, the features, all appeal to us, too.

    Your photos do justice to these homes. Thank you for sharing them. Hugs.

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  30. Awesome, awesome photos, Michelle. You and me, we think alike. Yes, I love just imagining the history and the people who lived in these wonderful old places. I would also love to live in one someday. Great post!

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  31. I love them too...I live in one that is 110 this year. Love this one with the wrap around porch and all the little details. Mine is just plain jane but I still love her...ha!

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  32. Your photos are lovely.....Old, abandoned homes bring out so many unanswered questions and emotions ..... x K

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  33. Awesome... You're right. The newer houses are rather boring comparatively. No ceiling moldings, just white boxes...

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  34. They are interesting for sure. But also reflect a sadness as fewer and fewer families remain on farms in our area.

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  35. Love the old . .
    Your photos are my perfect favorites!

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  36. Michelle -- very nice photo collection of old worn country homes. Yes, I love old homes and I too have lived in several. Someday if I ever have time, I would like to write some stories about the old homes I have lived in. -- barbara

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  37. Great shots. I especially love the first. Like you, I often wonder about the old houses and their stories.

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