Monday, April 2, 2012

Barn Charm

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I see this little barn each time I go out shopping. It sits against the hillside atop a little knoll of ground. I wish I had taken a pulled back shot but you have to sit in the middle of a busy road in order to take the picture as there is no place to pull off.  So while hubby watched for traffic I had to hurriedly click a photo.
The charm, for me at least, is in the hand-painted words. I often see an older gentleman wandering around the grounds and wonder if he was the artist. You can tell by the recently mowed grass that he takes pride in what he has. Last year for the Fourth of July he had put many little flags around the base of the barn. I missed getting a photo of that so I hope he does it again this year.
Linking to Tricia's Barn Charm.

24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that is a sweet little place. :)

Rose said...

I love the flag and the words! And the richness of the weathered wood.

Mari said...

It's a charmer for sure! I love the flag and the words!

Genie said...

this is a gal one-of-a-kinder....a cutie pie. I love it. I am always up for a bit of patriotism. Only in America. genie

Linda McCane said...

How wonderful! And so nicely tended...I love the words and the whole idea of pride - thank you for a wonderful addition to Barn Charm!

Colin (HB) said...

Very rustic indeed. Loved the words - Made in the USA!
Also well tended surroundings.
Now I must be at my diplomatic best,( Clear my throat!), thank God, the barn didn't come from somewhere else, where all things come from these days. Even my new toothbrush that I got yesterday had "Made in the P.R of China"!
So here is a tip for the Secretary of Trade of the USA, export newly built, but of a rustic nature, US barns to balance the trade.
Here, in Australia, we could export "stuffed" Ibises! I will supervise the "stuffing" part - ha ha!
Cheers
Colin (HB)
New Balance of Payments Expert.

Kathy said...

It's nice to see patriotism on display.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a neat old barn. Love love love the message on that barn.

Gonna be out-of-pocket for a few days...
Hugs,
Betsy

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the flag, words, and the weathered wood.

Jientje said...

Unlike us Belgians, Americans are such patriots, I admire that. We would never get it in our head to paint our flag on a barn! (or anything else for that matter)

diane b said...

Its a cute one.

Mimi said...

agree with Jientje, if you painted that in Ireland, someone else would probably come and paint stuff over it!
It's so cute, I would love to see what's inside it- hay? no!
Would also love to see the 4th July flags around the base, so I hope he decorates it again too!

Beth said...

so great. i love how home owners write little messages like that. great!! (:

JunieRose2005 said...

Oh! I love this!( and his words) Our flag makes everything better! Hope he does the 4th of July display again for you!

Debbie said...

it's a sweet tiny spot!!

you sure can tell that someone really loves this place....the grass is beautiful, the words, the well kept flag....maybe a retired military man!!

the wood is beautiful!!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

God bless him for his work! He obviously does take pride in his work & his country!

Thanks =)

Veronica said...

Very nice! It's amazing how we risk life and limb for photos. I am always finding myself in precarious predicaments!!

Marie said...

I love this little barn and his message! I'm sorry you had to sit on the road to get the picture and hope you can get one (safely) if he puts out the flags on the Fourth! Thank you so much for your comments on my last two posts, and especially the well-wishes about my eye. The eye drops helped immensely (I had some left over from the January bout) and I haven't been to the opthamologist yet so I still need to do that. But it is much better! All my best!

MarmePurl said...

It always fun when a Barn comes with a bit of a story. Wonderful.

Madge Bloom said...

I love that barn, Carletta!

Elaine said...

Wonderful! I love seeing the proud Made in the USA.

heyBJK said...

Great little barn! I like the message and flag. You don't see much advertising of any kind on barns these days. Way to get the shot, Carletta!

Tanya said...

i love a barn with an american flag on it, and this one is extra special!

EG CameraGirl said...

A patriotic artist!