Monday, May 16, 2011

Ruby Tuesday with Barn Charm

I saw this little barn from the interstate the first year we moved back to West Virginia. It sits down in a little valley and unless you know it's there you don't see it. We've passed it many times but never remember exactly where it is in order to stop. A couple of weeks ago while driving the route that goes by it I grabbed my camera and told Hubs to slow down that I thought I knew where it was and I was right. He pulled to the side of the rode and I shot down the hillside with my zoom lens to capture this little beauty.
I'm not sure what it is used for but I suspect collectables going by the many signs I can see on the left wall. You can hardly see it but there's a rooster weathervane on top and the exhaust pipe of a stove. The fence you see in the back surrounds the yard of the nearby house.
I love it's charming whatever it is used for. Of course, the quilt block is a big bonus. What I like about this quilt block is that it is actually painted on the barn and not a piece of wood painted and tacked on.

Posted for Ruby Tuesday and Barn Charm.

32 comments:

WyTography said...

At first glance, I thought this was a doghouse that someone had created to look like a barn with a quilt block on it! What a neat find, Carletta!

P.S. I'll never use anything other than lava rock or pea gravel for mulch again. I've had that lava rock for about 4 years now, and never once has it up and floated away...or composted into dirt. ;)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a neat little barn, Carletta, and I love seeing the quilt square on that barn... NEAT!
Hugs,
Betsy

Liz said...

Cute barn!

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Maria @ LSS said...

I love the color! Happy RT.

Cafe au lait said...

What a cute barn.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Good memory--and good you had your camera along!

DID SOMEONE MENTION SCARLET?

Did someone mention scarlet
Or was it red I heard?
Perhaps it was a varlet
Or a vermilion bird
That shouted out the color
That’s dearest to my heart.
(It makes me feel much duller
If red is not a part.)


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Cemetery Red

Neal said...

Nice! It would be interesting to know what it is used for.

Kim, USA said...

Very colorful I love it!
Hummingbird

Ralph said...

The paint is so well applied, I can almost imagine a woven quilt on the doors. The building may be small, but the barn shape and artistry make this a great one to photograph. Nice!

Rose said...

This is a great find...glad you got to finally take a picture of it. I like it that the quilt block is actually painted on, also.

Dimple said...

Nice! Good thing you were in the right place and had the right equipment to capture this!

Mildred said...

That is adorable!

Jan n Jer said...

What a cute barn this is...looks like someone takes very good care of it. Great shot.

Genie said...

This is another quilt barn, but this one is so sweet, small, and appealing. I am wondering what is inside. It is beautifully kept. Precious.

Evelyn S. said...

Isn't that just the cutest thing!!! Great image.

chubskulit said...

That's very pretty Carletta. We are lucky to have hubbies who understand the need to take photos lol..

don said...

This is a wonderful "find" to stop and shoot. I'm glad you remembered where it was located so you could get this shot. It's quite attractive with its coloring and that block. Very nice post.

Stephany said...

This is a great find, Carletta! I love the quilt block and the weather vane. I almost missed the little red birdhouse on the fence post. :)

Mari said...

This is so cool! I've never seen one like this.

clavs said...

I wonder who live there!LOL! mine is here: http://clavsupclose.blogspot.com/2011/05/prince-william-and-kate-middleton-local.html
clavs

Elaine said...

This is a real charmer!

gigi said...

That is Barn Charm if I have ever seen it! What a beautiful barns with beautiful charater! Smiling.

dogsmom said...

Those quilt colors are olding up and look quite vibrant against the fading white. Someone takes pride in them.

Allison at Novice Life said...

I agree with Gigi - barn charm at its most charming!

Tricia said...

CARLETTA! Hi! So good to see you back at Barn Charm!!! =)
That IS a cuuute lil barn & the quilt block IS an added bonus...

Thank you so much for joining in & hope to see ya back soon!!! =)

DawnTreader said...

I thought it was some kind of playhouse at first ;)

JunieRose2005 said...

Very cute-and I also thought of a playhouse, at first!

(gonna go see if I can find a barn to post! :) )

Tammy said...

I don't think I have ever seen a shed witha quilt square before. Nice find :)

Rural Revival said...

What a sweet barn! I would keep an eye out for that one any time I passed by too!

Carole said...

What a sweet building.

MarieElizabeth said...

I love the design painted on this one. Definitely gives it even more charm. Great find.

GardenofDaisies said...

What a wonderful barn quilt!! If you enjoy barn quilts there is a blog that shows picutres of many of them. She might like to add your picture.
http://americanquilttrail.blogspot.com/