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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This old house...


....is calling my name.

I pass it every time I drive to town, and by the looks of the orange flags which decorate the land surrounding it~~~may be torn down soon.

It's my dream house.
I don't know why, but it calls my name every time I pass.

I wonder what it would take to pick it up and carry it home.....

47 comments:

Lynette said...

You should elaborate on WHY it is your dream house;-)

Meg said...

There was a house like that on the way to the beach we vacation at. It was our dream home as well. The last time we drove over there though, it was torn down. :(

Judy said...

I love the old screen door.

Corinna said...

I love it too. I understand completely. The nostalgic old farm house of sorts. I wonder if you could get inside the thing before they tear it down?

texwisgirl said...

it's just lovely and quaint. too bad it can't be moved to somewhere on your property!

Miz.November said...

There was a house like that in my town. I loved it ever since I was a child. I wanted so badly to go inside and look around. But I never got to. It was torn down and the lot that it stood on still stands empty today. Old houses just had a certain something that I think we miss out on these days.

Hope said...

I hear you! only for me it's an abandoned missionary church not to far from here. It was last used in the 1940

have a great day, Dawn!

Nancy said...

I totally understand, Dawn. A simple cottage?

Love this. :) Hope you are well.

mountain mama said...

it's perfect..the wind thing in the back and everything!

Leah J. Utas said...

It sure does have a lot of character.

Liesl said...

I love the "feel" of that house too! Salvage the door and what you can if it does get torn down!

Rural Revival said...

Let me know if you need a hand!

Cat said...



I know what you mean : )

sigh.....♥♥♥

love and light

bon bon said...

it breaks my heart when i see these quaint old home fall into disrepair. can't help think that someone raised a family there, may have had a big garden out back, and made candlelit, shadow puppets on the wall upstairs...

Farm Girl said...

There is a old house that I stare at all of the time too and I think the same thing. I want to bring it home and restore it all by myself.

I wonder if since I only have one student next year if my husband would let us get it and do it for a school project. :) It is worth a try don't you think? You could try that too.
I think it is a great house.

considerthelillies said...

cool! I love old houses, barns,shacks, sheds! The ricketier the better!

sage said...

I like the windmill... with the right care, the house would still be a home.

CherylK said...

I love that photo! Old houses, old barns, old fences...I love that stuff! I think about who lived there and when and what were their lives like. Great shot, Dawn!

wayne15575 said...

i bet if those wall could talk they would speak volumes. I love old places like that. Not unlike yourself, they speak to me.

Buttons said...

Dawn it does have a certain take me away charm to it. I lived in an old house with windows just like that I will pass. It would be cute fixed up though. Great shot. B

Farmchick said...

It does have great symmetry. I adore old houses and especially ones that are worn like this. They have such stories to tell.

Jack said...

Well, Dawn, you did the next best thing. You brought it home visually and virtually.

Deb said...

I love it too....maybe you could talk them into giving it to you...you could do so much with it..

Samantha said...

Love that old place..full of character.

becky said...

I have a post from last year w/ the same title. I don't know what it is exactly that draws us to places like this, but I love old houses, old rusty cars... things with a history. It's a very cool house~ too bad they're tearing it down. :(

Slamdunk said...

I enjoy history and look at the photo and wonder what things were like many years ago there. What joys were shared there? What tears? It was someone's home...

Janie said...

It's an interesting old place. I wonder who lived there, and why they left...

Jimmy said...

I can see why you are drawn to it Dawn, this one would be worth saving if only to sit and listen to the stories it could tell.

darlin said...

Dawn first off it'd take a ton of crazy glue to hold it together before anyone even thought of lifting it, it'd fall apart on the first attempt to lift it otherwise! lol I can see why you're drawn to this old house, I love it.

I can see someone stoking the old pot belly stove to heat the room and a cast iron kettle on the stove for tea. There's fresh bread sitting on the one wooden cupboard and a coal oil lamp dimly lights the room. Yup, I can totally see why you love it.

Allison said...

Beautiful. Maybe it's haunted, which would make it even better and more creepy!

It would be simply lovely fixed up with thrift store finds and a coat of thin white paint. I definitely can see why you like it.

John McElveen said...

This pic will help--but I could totally live in it! It has so much character!

Love it!


Hugs,

J

Alan O'Riordan said...

It reminds me of the Wizard of Oz, for some reason. Maybe if you stand inside it, click your heels together 3 times...

Clint said...

My wife and I love this picture. We are enchanted by such old farmsteads and barns and windmills. You should make more photos of this old home before it is razed. Thanks for sharing.

Saz said...

What an amazing photo! Shame there's signs of it being knocked down though.

Out on the prairie said...

I like that wooden screen door. I can almost hear the spring stretching anf the door banging shut. I was out a few weeks ago with an artist friend who knew lots about some of the abandoned homes, and was surprised how long some had actually been a home before being left out on the prairie.

floweringmama said...

This is a beautiful shot. Can you just imagine the stories it could tell.

Barbie said...

It is totally gorgeous.

Trisha said...

I SO understand!! I have a home like that here, in a now over grown forest. It's windows are all boarded up & its probably been there forever. Soon they'll tear it down. But I so badly want to make it my own :) I'll truly be sad to see it go.

ladyfi said...

It really is a stunner! Great shot.

Flora said...

Your hubby could turn it into a Mother in Law house?!

nicole said...

it calls my name too...it's the stuff LM Montgomery books are made of.

Tammy said...

All it needs is a little love

Alan said...

I can see why you like it! It does need a little tlc though :(

I love the windmill, I want one in my garden!

ruthy ann said...

with a fresh coat of paint I think it would look awesome!

Joe said...

Hate to see it torn down. Hopefully someone will buy it and restore it.

Tim said...

It is beautiful and it has character and history. Would love to learn more about it.

Randy said...

Oooo I would so love to buy this and fix it up.