Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Small town church

This little church is on a side street in 'my little town'.  The building itself is fetching, but the color choices really make it stand out. 


It's got an historical marker on it, but I've not gone up to read it nor gone inside.  I'm shy like that.

94 comments:

North said...

Wow! Red!

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, I really like this. It is unusual in a very stylish sort of way.

Jill said...

Love the inviting red door. Very charming church!

Gary said...

You're right it's a grand little small town church. By the way NWO Birds identified the birds as American Bittern. Thanks for starting the dective work. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a beautiful church! Love the red doors:@)

Furry Bottoms said...

I would like to paint my front door red. Anyway, that is a beautiful church, and I agree, the paint colors make it stand out.

North of where I live... there is a church. Shaped like Noah's Ark. Not quite to scale, but gigantic nevertheless. Just enormous.

Farm Girl said...

Well, now girl you got to go see that marker. I think it is a really nice church and not at all stuffy because of that red door.
We have a church that is down town and I have done the same thing, I would love to go and take pictures but something always stops me. I bet I am shy too.

Marissa ♥ said...

This church is beautiful!
I love the colors!

Karen said...

Love the colors, surprised by the red!....

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The red is neat but is it appropriate for a church? They seem a sort of symbolism, like entering "The Gates of Hell". Think you best read that marker and take a peak inside. Get back to us on it, will ya?

Sharon said...

Go ahead on in (take pictures). You will not melt or whatever! That's a neat old church!

Kim said...

It is a sweet little church. I bet its really pretty inside. I think you should go in (and then show us)

bon bon said...

i would never have pinned you as shy. ;o)

this is a gorgeous old church! nice how they matched the door to the bloom of the trees.

now i'm wondering if someone has created a "church charm" link...

Allison said...

I am definitely not shy like that - I read everything, ask the Russian. I daresay we'd make a great team, Theresa! You could locate all the cowboys (because I'm really shy like THAT) and I could read the historical markers on their behinds! (Still reeling from the lovely sight-seeing tour around your town, you know). :)

missing moments said...

the colors are quite beautiful as is the structure!

Paula said...

Very beautiful! Quite a departure from the old white churches!

Susan said...

Now that is one cool and beautiful church! Looks cape cod style. The pastor made it so no one could just drive by and not notice it. Smart man!

Matteo Taffuri said...

Bellissima!
ciao e grazie
Matteo

Buttons said...

Don't be shy march right in through that beautiful red door and take your camera I am waiting. B

Lois Evensen said...

It looks pretty red, white, and blue to me. :) Darling church.

Woody said...

Are you going to tease us like that? Now you have the entire blogosphere wanting to see it. I see there's an outline of the state of Texas to the left of the door - that seems odd.

Robin said...

T, it certainly has a certain appeal. I dontknow about the colour either! But what colour should it be? I think it would look good in white!

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Oh, my! It was a surprize to see that red door. Cool. I like it.

I had to laugh at Sharon's comment... "you are not going to melt"... Our dear friend is something else, isn't she?

I would not go in either. I WOULD melt, I know.
Love ya!

MTWaggin said...

That IS lovely! I bet is unique in the red door too, I can't say I've ever seen a church with a red door but I like it. Nicely done composition in the photos too.

Ellie said...

What a striking church - looks great in those colours. I agree you should go in and take pictures and then show us.lol. Go on, you know you want to.

Bob Bushell said...

Don't be so shy, try it?

Gone Country said...

What a great looking church! Very unique! Love the red door!

Debbie said...

uuummmmm material from outside the ranch?!?!

i like it, the shape and the colors & the shape. the sky is gorgeous!!! go inside and blog us some pictures, it won't be trespassing you kno!!!

Rose said...

I LOVE red doors...and that church is a real beauty. It just looks so inviting.

Mama-Bug said...

That's one colorful little church and it's beautiful to boot! I love the exterior in that it's shingled all the way to the ground. Don't see that type of siding much any more. Get brave girl; we want to see the inside of that cute little church!

Snappy Di said...

You're right! The colors are outstanding... Every church should have a welcoming door like this one!

Paula said...

I'm wondering if it is Catholic or otherwise. I love the colors except the red doors. I would stick to white to match the other trim but they didn't ask me, did they? lol Its beautiful, thanks for sharing your find.

Andrew said...

A wonderful building to see T.
I was going to add a comment about viewing the interior but I have been beaten to it...lol

Debbie said...

whooooops....i REALLY like the shape!!! hahaha i NEVER proof read till i am done!!!

Candy C. said...

What a great building! Love the shingle siding!

mountain mama said...

i really like the shape of it...and the red door. i'm shy too...i send mountain man to investigate! :D

Louise said...

It's utterly charming. The colors make it look so warm and inviting. The red door makes the white roof over the top of it look almost like arms open wide, welcoming you in. I dare you to go read that marker, and let us know what it says. I'd go that far, but, I'd be too shy to go inside, also.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the little red door!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a gorgeous structure! The red doors are eye poppers. Ooops, I almost typed poopers. :)

Karrie said...

That is STUNNING!

pattisjarrett said...

One has no trouble finding the entrance.

Sandra said...

wish i were there we could go inside together and you would be brave. It is amazing in the green and with the red door. truly beautiful church.

Mike said...

The front looks like a fireplace from the outside.

Makes me wonder if the fire, ash and brimstone pour out by the bell during those heated pulpit sermons? ;)

bailey-road.com said...

It's totally charming, with the red door, wrought iron fence and flowering trees on the front lawn.

Leenie said...

See?? All you've done is make us all curious. We need the rest of the story. WHY?

You have to follow through...if only for us--The TexWisGirl Followers.

Sall's Country Life said...

I thought the same thing as Bon Bon - is there a "church charm" linky party? I wonder if they have a red pulpit too? I double dog dare ya to check it out!:}

Bruce Clark said...

Love those red doors against the green shingles.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love that red door.Stunning images.

Sylvia K said...

Love the red door and it is stunning against the those vivid blue skies! Lovely little church! Great captures!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, now you know that is right up my alley!! Historic markers, church, red doors... I'm dying to see inside! Girl, I would have been peeping in the windows! LOL!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I love it!! Beautiful. Especially the red door.

Genie said...

What a dear little church. I always think of red doors being on our Episcopal churches , but that is not always the case. School is back but no kids til next week. It is sososo lonely out here in the boonies. Tried to cleaned out the gardens today after work, but gave up...too hard and tiring. Hope you are well. Have a few photos to post soon from Buddy....39 miles left. NOW he is talking about doing the Interational Appalachian Trail up into Nova Scotia. This is never going to end :-) Genie

Lynne said...

Ooooh, now that is really nice. Love the look. Take a peek inside . . . I wonder what you'll find . . .

holdingmoments said...

It matches the trees either side.

bj said...

Not only is the church charming, the iron fence and gates are awesome. I'd be willing to bet that this is an Episcopal church. Is that right?
I belonged to the Episcopal church for most of my life and it seemed that nearly all the older churches looked a lot like this one.

I can't help but mention Mr. Perry throwing his big, ole good-lookin' bod into the presidential race. I tell ya, TexWisGirl, his strength just JUMPED off the tv screen. He's the man, I tell ya. :)))
*giggle...
xo bj

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty church, I love the colors. The door really pops out. Great photos.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love it! A real head-turner. :)

Mama Zen said...

What an adorable building!

Roan said...

That green is one of my favorite shades. The red door and the trees give this church the wow factor.

Catherine said...

Gosh who would have thought a church would have a red door. Very cool! xo Catherine

Annette said...

I just LOVE red doors! That is one way cool church.

edenhills said...

That is beautiful! I love old churches and cemeteries. They always seem to hold such history and want to share it.

Teresa

Fjällripan said...

It really is a unusual coulor choises on this church, different but beautiful!

Dicky Bird said...

Really neat church, love the "shangle" siding. Now you have 64 followers who want to know what the sign says and what it looks like inside...come on, you can do it...let us know.

Manzanita said...

Since most churches of that design are white, this is really unusual. It almost looks like a gingerbread house you would find in the forest where the 7 dwarfs live, in place of a church. But where's the rule printed that churches have to look a certain color. It's so lovely. Thanks for posting.

Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

SouthCoast Guy said...

great architecture!

Kathy said...

I don't think I've ever seen a gingerbread church before. I wonder if Hansel and Gretl are among the parishioners?

Farmchick said...

Such a beautiful structure. I love those red doors.

sharon said...

I love churches. This one is so fascinating. Love the red door. "knock and it shall be opened"

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The red door is just wonderful.

don said...

That is a striking paint job with those bright doors! The building itself is architecturally very interesting too.
Fine post!

beth said...

good thing i'm not there with you...or we'd be inside and out of that beautiful church and jumping on the front steps :)

Linda R. said...

What a wonderful shot.. I have to say I am the same way.. I would just take a shot from a distance.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a pretty little church, Theresa. I am fascinated by little churches like that. We visit them when we travel....

That may be an Episcopal Church since they usually have the bright red doors.
Hugs,
Betsy

Margaret said...

Absolutely PERFECT! And there is a second red door in the back right. Breath taking.

Michelle Renee said...

What an interesting looking building...such character with that bright red door.

Mandy said...

love these pics! sure would make some pretty wedding pictures! =)

Randy said...

With that red door it could be the church of Elizabeth Arden.

Montanagirl said...

I love this church! Very beautiful and unique. And boy that red door really grabs yours eyes.

Flora said...

What a beautiful church...LOVE the colours!

Vild-rosen said...

You can´t avoid seing the church because of that very red door. I like that churc it´t very beautiful with it´s blue and red colour.

Susanne

Stewart M said...

Hi - as people have said "thats a great red door!"

Cheers SM - Australia

Posie Patchwork said...

Brilliant, so glad there wasn't some boring nay sayer on the "door colour committee" to say no to the red!! Fantastic!! I'm not churchy but it's one i'd go in for a sticky beak. Love Posie

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Those red doors rock!...and you shy? WHATEVA!!!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Just beautiful.

lisaschaos said...

You should go up and in. :) It's a cute church! Imagine having your wedding photos taken on those steps. :)

Deb said...

a church with a red door...that would have been unheard of in years gone by...I love it...you need to read the marker....

Nova said...

Beautiful church, so different

Mariette said...

Dearest TexWisGirl,

Looks like an Episcopalian Church as they have their doors painted red...
Why not check it out for yourself and for us to share?! You're brave enough to do that!

Love to you,

Mariette

barbara l. hale said...

Colors are great. Really terrific architecture.

madrassi said...

Very beautiful church at its structure and of course the color pained on is not matching. It would be nice knowing its history.

Susan said...

Go on... I'm with Debbie - go inside and have a look around. We're curious ;-)

heyBJK said...

What an awesome looking building! I've never seen a church quite like that. And the colors are unique. The red really pops!

littlethingsoflife said...

These are very striking photos, TWG! Old churches have so much charm, and with the open gate, this one looks especially inviting. I hope someday you get up courage to go inside and look around. :)

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