Thursday, September 5, 2013

Old homes in Tennessee

Actually a couple old homes in Tennessee.  Drive-bys of course.  You can see the edge of the car window in the very bottom of this shot...notice the one has no windows on the end and the other does.    (I would like to encourage you to click and expand the view.)
On down the road and a bit better photo of the second home...notice what is standing peaking out above the trees on the left side...the barn below!
Not the greatest photo, but isn't it a beauty?  I just love these photos, and would really love the middle one for a jigsaw puzzle.  Does anyone else see pictures on blogs and wish you could have them in jigsaw puzzle form....I do all the time.   

Of course I wonder what happened to the people that lived there.  I cannot remember the surrounding area...I don't remember if there was a newer house close by or not. Whether there was or not, these scenes sure pull at my heart. 
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I have not been accomplishing too much other than most days been hanging out some laundry...I want to enjoy every bit of that I can before winter.  And I try to sit on the porch some every day.  That is one thing I miss so much when cold weather arrives.  We are still having breakfast out there a lot of morns...

I need to get back to decluttering but having a hard time getting started.  There's other stuff that is much more interesting!  I have the binding made for both current quilt projects, and got the backing made for the small quilt top....I did start over and made a new one.  Now I need to get down there and make a practice quilt sandwich and get everything set to quilt.  There is just not enough hours in the day....


11 comments:

CDH said...

WOW! Love how they built them up. And no windows on the end, interesting. The one in the first pic. The big house looks like an old "cat" house as they used to call them. There was one at the corrals in the late 1800's. An old calvary trail went through here. The corrals was the fork in the road. one way to fort walla walla the other to fort Spokane and fort Chelan. We find little trinkets every now and then.

Montanagirl said...

I really like these photos. I enjoy getting photos of old buildings, barns, homestead shacks, etc.

Sandra said...

i would love to own one or all of these, they are so beautiful. you can have your photo made into a puzzle online. just go to the photo part of Walmart.com and you can have this made into a puzzle

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Yes, I often think certain photos on blogs would make great jigsaw puzzles!

Believe it or not, the house in the middle image looks similar to the one my grandmother lived in until she passed away in 1986, in NW Indiana. It was heated by a wood burning stove in the living room and she also had a wood stove in the kitchen. No indoor plumbing until 1962. My cousin took it over after Grandma passed away, then (sadly) allowed it to deteriorate and eventually tore it down. Made me sad; there were some great memories at that place.

~Lindy

Dee said...

Be still my heart...I love finds like these. You can go to on line and there are places that will make your photo's into puzzles for you. To bad houses can not be built now days with such charm as these.

Ginny said...

This is just wonderful and yes, it would be a wonderful jigsaw! Do you know there are places that you send them your photo and they will turn it into a jigsaw?

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love these! They remind me in a way of the house I lived in until I was 9 yrs old and it burned down. An aunt and uncle lived in one very similar in style. It's sad to see a place abandoned like this. I, too, always wonder about the people that once lived there. Beautiful shots, Rose, and I think that middle photo would make an excellent jigsaw puzzle.

don said...

These are great looking old houses. The pictures have strong appeal. Very nice series.

Judy said...

I've been itching to take a road trip to Tennessee lately, now I REALLY want to go :)
Maybe next spring the barn will be done by then and hopefully we won't have started any other HUGE project.

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree there are not enough hours in the day! I can never fit everything in.

Neal said...

Those are really neat shots.

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