Monday, November 12, 2012

Barn Charm

Last week I posted two Mail Pouch barns and promised two more this week. All of the barns were along a nearby route in my county.
Above is the first barn this week. As we rounded a turn in the road this one easily grabbed my attention. The side of the barn with the ad faced the road. As you can see the paint job has been kept up quite well on that side of the barn. A closer look and the rest of the barn doesn't seem to be as well cared for.
Coming around another turn this was the scene. With no place to pull off I had to take this through the windshield. This one was in a lovely setting with the fall foliage behind it. It was midday so lighting is pretty harsh as well.
A little closer look at the barn and the ad. I like how the ground was built up to allow access to the door. When going through the photos I realized I should have taken a picture of the small farmhouse as well. It is in front of the barn.
On the other side of the farmhouse was this trio of buildings. You can see the roof of another barn in back and then the smaller barn in front with a smaller wooden garage like barn to the left.
The fields were cut and clean but I didn't see any livestock of any kind. I don't believe it was a working farm at the present time.
Linking to Tricia's Barn Charm.

26 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i do like the barn with the hill. :)

Red said...

Ads on barns were very popular at one time. They chose very well positioned locations so the ad would be seen the best.
Always enjoy your barn shots.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Carletta, Great pictures of all of the barns in your area. Do you all have quilt barns in West VA? We saw alot of them while driving through KY and Ohio.... I love all of the designs on those barns.

Hugs,
Betsy

Carletta said...

YES BETSY, WE HAVE MANY QUILT BARNS HERE IN WEST VIRGINIA. THE WOMAN WHO STARTED THE QUILT BARN TREND DID IT AS A TRIBUTE TO HER MOTHER WHO WAS FROM WEST VIRGINIA AND THE SAME COUNTY I WAS BORN IN.

Lesley said...

The second barn would not look right if the sign were to be repainted, but I am really glad the first barn went to the effort on at least the one important side.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I really like the second mail pouch barn. And I love the quilt fence in the previous post. I scrolled through you older posts and I have missed so many. I thought I was following you but I guess not and I can't see where to follow you.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

These mail pouch barns are fascinating to me. Beautiful scenery and farm, too!

Nell at njschout said...

What a lovely setting!

Kathy said...

I love that second photo with all the autumn leaves in the background.

Mari said...

I love them both! I'm always fascinated by the mail pouch barns.

Elaine said...

Funny how they just painted the sign side on the first barn. Perhaps they're going for a then and now look. I love the setting for the second barn. I do believe I prefer the weathered sign to the repainted one. Like Barb, I'd like to follow you but couldn't find where to do it.

Kateri said...

I am loving these barns!

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And not only will I post a photo of the basket when it is done, but I am also going to give it away to one of my blog readers--so if you like it, check back on my blog on November 26th! :)

Marie said...

I love that second picture!!! Great older barn! All such nice photos, too.

Sally in WA said...

Cool, cool, cool shots of those barns!!

bailey-road.com said...

That farm is in a beautiful setting!

Tricia Hays said...

Love the ad barns & you find so many cool ones out there... I used to see them around here, but not anymore... such a shame, cuz that just proves these old barns are a dying breed! Awful!

Thanks for keeping a watchful eye out & sharing them w/ us on Barn Charm, Carletta! Very, very much appreciated! =)

Buttons said...

I truly love the advertisement on the side of the barn.These are great shots. There are a lot of non farm farms now. B

Kaya said...

This barn is a true beauty. Old and has a lot of character!

Beautiful nature around this barn. Fascinating barn and wonderful pictures!!!

I wish I would find a barn like this one.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

you really went out of your way ... to get all these shots ... great shots. i love mail pouch barns. such character they have ... all of them. what a great farm house. fun fun fun!!(:

kelley jensen said...

I love those old barns you find with the ads on them.

Jori said...

GORGEOUS! I love it!

don said...

A fine series of these barns with advertisements on them. I liked see the other buildings nearby too. Fine post.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These really are wonderful sightings! I love the old ads painted on the barns! Good photos!

Rose said...

I can almost feel the weather through these photos. You are starting to get a collection of Mail Pouch barns!

Daniel LaFrance said...

I do love the barn and advert. Very telling of a different time.

Barn's made for great billboards too!

carrie1girl said...

Great Pics. Where were these taking at? There is a mailpouch barn in Ellamore Wv, have you seen it? Also have you seen the new Breast cancer barn in Whitmer, WV where they painted over parts of the mailpouch. I have pics if you would like to see them.