Monday, June 25, 2012

Ruby Tuesday with Barn Charm

Those regular readers of my blog will know I've posted many of these old Mail Pouch Barns. This one is along the same two lane road where I found the green Bayer Barn that I posted a couple of weeks ago. It is in Friendly, West Virginia. Neat name for a town don't you think? This one isn't used for farming any longer. If you look closely to the left you can see the main road runs right in front of it. It is surrounded by small homes and house trailers. I'm so glad it is at least kept up in good shape and repainted. You might be thinking it doesn't hold much charm. But wait!
THIS little charmer sits behind the barn. I thought this little building/shed was quite cute with its painted quilt pattern.
Linking to Tricia's Barn Charm and Ruby Tuesday 2.

32 comments:

Colin said...

Strange that with the anti-smoking campaigns going on that these "chewing tobacco" signs are still permitted.
Chewing tobacco is a bit similar I believe as to chewing "buai" ( betel nut) in PNG! The spat out stuff looks like blood. When I first arrived up there (1963) and noticed these red splots all over the roads, I thought: "How come all this blood over the place, people must bleed a lot in this country". It was to me quite scary to see. I was sure put straight amid many laughs at my assumptions!
I do recall in the old American cowboy movies seeing plenty of spitting of obviously tobacco.
I can't remember having seen it ever done here in Australia. Maybe here they swallowed the stuff - ha ha!
Your barns sure are interesting!
Cheers
Colin (Brisbane.Australia)
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Linda said...

I remember these old barns from my youth! I haven't seen any in a long time now...LOVE the quilt barn/shed in back!

Nancy Claeys said...

Carletta -- what a fabulous piece of history! I've never seen one of these before but I love it. And the little quilt barn is adorable. xoxo

diane b said...

Interesting barns but not so nice ads.

TexWisGirl said...

lots of charm in that friendly town. :)

Red said...

Interesting the things that are kept. They have a lot of charm. Here things are bulldozed very quickly.

Pat said...

A two for one stop! It's fun to find the old advertisements on the sides of barns. This one is surely kept up well.

You and I are both crazy for quilts on barns! This is a nice one!

Rose said...

OOOh, Carletta, both these are wonderful!

We need to get busy and make our own quilt square...

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the mix of the old (Mail Pouch Tobacco) and the new (painted quilt pattern).

Terri Buster said...

Quaint and cute- I love the quilt square on the little shed.

George said...

I like the blue on the Mail Pouch barn. This has to be one of the best-preserved Mail Pouch barns I've seen. The shed with the quilt square is neat as well.

Mari said...

2 good ones today! I really like them both!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Great finds!


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Bev said...

Alright...those are the most unique 'barns' I have every seen!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

We don't see the tobacco ads on barns here. Nice they keep it up. The little building with the barn quilt is charming.

Elaine said...

I saw a lot of the Mail Pouch barns when I was a kid. Nice that they're keeping a bit of history alive. What a contrast with the the quilt charmer! Not at all what you would expect to be sitting next to the Mail Pouch barn.

Dianne said...

I love your Mail Pouch shots

the little quilt building is great, I'd love it as a shed or a place to escape to in my yard :)

Beth said...

it has been a while since i've seen a mail pouch. i can always check yours out ... love it. i need to find me a house to live in that has a mail pouch barn ... that would be the life. (:

Beth said...

There are quite a few mail pouch barns in my area and I have featured some of them in the past. I love that this part of our history is being preserved. I noticed that some commenters viewed them as negative ads. Chewing tobacco and country life were once synonomous and many folks in this area got their livlihood from growing tobacco. I think it would be a terrible shame to erase those barns' logos--they are history lessons.
We have quilt logos also and I love capturing them too.
To have both next to each other is terrific! Lucky owner! Awesome post!:>)

Gemma Wiseman said...

I've learnt a lot from this post! I have never seen such a barn! Almost seems to suggest some ritual meeting place. Fascinating style and love the quilt design on the shed!

Leah H. said...

I like the quilt design..

Visiting for Ruby Tuesday 2- hope you can stop by..

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Tanya said...

oh i think they are both charming! i love the barns with advertising, as long as it's not boring old political ads! those people of friendly have a lot to live up to!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow this is a great photo but I'm surprised at the advertising too. The little barn with the quilt is really cute. Thanks for visiting me. Have a great day! Pamela

Kim, USA said...

I agree that is a charm! And by the look it is well maintain building. ^_^

Kim, USA

Simply Delicious said...

Great shots.

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Lesley said...

both the mail pouch and the quilt look to be in pretty good condition. these buildings might be useful for something - antiques or a tea house or small gallery?

chubskulit said...

Interesting designs for barns.

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Faye said...

The old Mail Pouch barns are rare but still see them in KY since, like your state, we used to be such tobacco producers. That's becoming less improtant as farmers try to find replacement crops. And that sweet little quilt decorated outbuilding was a surprise. Good eye, Carletta.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

These are great photos and I enjoyed your cemetery fences! Very talented!

So glad that you dropped by and enjoyed my sunset painting. It gives me pleasure that you found it soothing to look at!

Carletta said...

Beth, thank you so much for your positive comment about the Mail Pouch barn. You have summed up my feelings toward these historical barns perfectly.
You get it! Much thanks!

Marie said...

I love the quilt designs on barns and this one is lovely! What a darling little barn. Love it! And love the name of the town...Friendly! What could be better!?

Carole said...

I don't know how old those advertising barns are in your area, but I hope that they'll be protected. The judgement is still out on the Dr. Pierce barn in my area. Nice shot. :-)

Love that little building and giant quilt too.

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