Friday, January 09, 2009

So Shabby Pink Road Trip

Sometimes at Christmas, I don't know if I am coming or going. I often get so busy that I forget what the whole season is all about for me. My husband and I sing in the choir at church so there are always many nights of practice and time practicing at home too. It was all worth it though. What a great program it was this year.

Thankfully, there was time to get away and relax.

I LOVE old houses. I had an opportunity many years ago to purchase a precivil war house in the rural area of Moyock, NC. Circumstances prevented it but that sure would have been wonderful to restore an old home like that.

I always find myself taking pictures of old homes when we go out riding. This is an interesting selection of houses we saw. I imagine what it must have been like to have lived there when these homes were new and the land was not as inhabited as today.






I know to many this old house looks like an old broken down shack. However, someone used to live here, probably a family. They cooked, slept, worked and died.



The orginal part of the house was probably the front area. Sometimes, a give away is the position of the chimneys on each end of the house. The kitchen was usually in the back of the home and this old home has had lots of remodeling. Beautiful.



I dont' know if anyone still lives here but just imagine the history this place has. Wish I could go back in time and watch the family who built this. I would love to see what a typical day might have been. Again, you can see the chimneys on each end of the home to give "even" heating. I wonder what year this was built?


I can't tell about this one. Not sure but it sure is a great looking old home.


NOW, look at this one. I cannot tell if this is a new home or an old one that has been renovated. I was standing across the road in the front yard of a church to get these pictures. We were in a really small rural town and a pink house was the last thing I expected to see.




IT"S PINK! I love it!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you will visit again soon.
Peggy

2 comments:

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Love the pink one! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You have a lovely "Pink" blog! And of course, I do love "Pink"! :-)

We have a small pink house in our city. In fact, our son and family lived in it once. But they outgrew the tininess of it. :-)

Aunt Amelia
"Whatever improves the lace and makes it more beautiful is right." ~ Sister Judith