Friday, August 28, 2009

A bit of fancy work

I have heard stuff similar to this called fret work, gingerbread trim, and bargeboard. Not knowing if there are specifics to each, I will leave it to you the reader to decide what to call it. I call it pretty. I never see any of this type of work without thinking what a chore it must be to paint it. And this even more so because it is painted different colors. I almost think I would like it better if it were all one color. And that because the background is basically green. I suppose if if it was all white behind it, I would like it better this way. Either way it is pretty, and was a lot of talent and work to do it.

10 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It is pretty...and I'm not volunteering to paint it when next it's needed!

don said...

It is remarkably ornate. The owner must love the look and feel it is worth the high maintenance required to keep is looking so good. Nice shot.

Tricia said...

Yes, it's pretty, but I think they need to do something w/ the chimney - it's kinda old looking. hehehe

Jacob said...

Intricate and lacy. But I'm at the age where I want things simple and easy, so think I would pass.

Nice shot!

dot said...

I call it "just plain pretty". lol. I've never seen such.

Mary said...

I guess I call it Gingerbread trim and it is pretty. I always notice houses with it. This is a nice example.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: That is neat but a lot of work.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Whatever you call it, it is very pretty... I'd love to see the picture of the entire house sometime. Very Nice!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It;s gorgeous. I like it just the way it is, but if it were all one color, I'd probably like that too.

The Tile Lady said...

Really beautiful carved work. I love things like this! Hey, thanks for all the great comments on my blog lately! Seems like so many are not commenting since I was gone for those two months, and they must not realize I am back. I really appreciated you keeping up with me!

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