Thursday, December 22, 2011

Forgotten but not gone

I drive past this place every time I go into town.  I finally stopped to take a few photos.

How about a little vintage treatment for the old place?


FYI, that's a leaf stuck to the fence - not a brown dog on the steps.

106 comments:

Paula said...

Awwww.... kinda sad!
It's a little more than a fixer-upper.... *grin*

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

looks like it could use a little love... wonderful photos

Roan said...

Poor house. When I see these abandoned houses, I always want to know their story. Who loved them and who left them to die a slow death, and why. Great shots. I'm particularly fond of the vintage look.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Sad. Sad. That one is past saving. =(

latebloomerbuds said...

Surprised high winds haven't taken it down to the ground. Too late to salvage, but I love your eternally positive attitude about saving stuff like this! Margie

Elizabeth Grimes said...

The vintage look fits it well. A bit of charm, a bit of haunted. :)

Melodie said...

That does look like a brown dog! I always wonder about old places..who lived there ..what were they like..why is it abandoned..is it haunted..

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I feel sorry for those old houses. I am glad it isn't a pup on the porch!

Judy said...

How sad. I always think that there must not be any family left who wanted the old place when places get like that.

Kathy said...

I do believe that's a certifiable log house. But what big windows it has. Usually, because glass was hard to come by and expensive, the windows were quite small. Wouldn't you love to get behind the fence and peek through those windows?

Comment1 said...

"that's not a brown dog on the steps"

I needed that, looks like it could've been sitting there for centuries awaiting the ghost of his owner or something.

Looks quite beautiful in its way.

Jan n Jer said...

So sad to see houses abandoned like this. It does make you wonder what the story is behind them.
LOL....that brown leaf does look like a dog!!!

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Reena Walkling said...

Love the vintage treatment ... of course you knew I would. LOL! I like the thought of the dog on the steps .. you couldn't have planned that any better!

Jill said...

I LOVE these! Growing up, we used to find old places like this and poke around them. It was a great time to imagine the days gone by.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i always feel sad when i see houses abandoned like this.

you cannot help but think of the waste, or of the happy times once spent there.

btw. great vintage treatment!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

OH MY, I was just going to say...is that a brown dog...how funny! Aren't old places just filled with wonder, character, and charm...very nice~

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Even though it's sad to see the abandoned houses, it makes you wonder about the story of the people who lived there.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Perfect choices fro that vintage treatment. That leaf sure does look like ad dog. :)

Rita said...

Yes, kind of disintegrating...ancient but interesting. I had to chuckle because I did think that might have been a dog on the porch--LOL! ;)

Sandra said...

these buildings do tell a sad story, but I really love seeing them, they have so much history and i wonder who lived there and when and about their lives. it really does look like a dog on the porch. is the property abandoned? or does someone live there in another house? it looks well kept except for the house and barn.

Candy C. said...

I like the vintage treatment and, yes, I thought there was a dog on the porch! LOL!!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Wow - whenever I see a place like this, I start wondering about the folks who lived there? What their life was like? All the babies probably born there? Good times spent in the yard?
Okay - I'm a bit sappy about old houses. Thanks for sharing this one!

deb duty said...

These are awesome photos! I'm glad you took the time to stop. The vintage treatment is perfect for the subject.

Mom of M&Ms said...

I always want to buy places like this and fix them...may I will. right after I pick up my lottery winnings..:)

Love the processing

parker said...

The vintage look you gave to a couple of the pics really fit the subject well. As much as I like color, B&W or Sepia tones, just seems to make some scenes make a statement.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a cute little places. I love abandoned houses...

Montanagirl said...

These are great! Love the Sepia look. Neat old place with a lot of character.

bailey-road.com said...

Great shots of this little old place! Don't you like to think of when it was new and some family was eagerly moving in? With those big windows, it must have been so light and cheery inside.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Thank you thank you for this post ...What a little hidden treasure!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Looks like my kinda place to shoot, too =)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

What a neat little house. I would fit in well with it. Sometimes that is how I feel. This is the type of subject I like do a pen & ink art piece of. Now where did I put my pens? Have a nice Christmas Theresa.

Texan said...

Great photos! Love the vintage treatment on them!

Kerry said...

One of these days when you drive by it's going to be a pile of rubble on the round, so it's good that you took these great photos now. Really nice shots, and yeah I would have thought that was a dog, waiting hopefully on the porch.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nothing more poignant than abandoned farmsteads. Makes me want to cry for the lost dreams of someone.

Beautiful pictures though and thank you for sharing them -- we always look long and hard when we pass these kind of places.

Paula said...

Many times out here a family moved into town and just left the house to rot. This one is very interesting.

Farm Girl said...

haha that is what it looked like too.
Oh don't you wish you could restore it. It looks like it was a lovely little farm and home at one time. I would love the timbers that are in that barn. I love old wood like that.

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. Not gone yet...but not long for this world either. :)

Evelyn S. said...

When I see really old abandoned houses, I wonder what happened...way back then. (One thing that caught my eye was the green in the photo, which is so different from here right now. Of course, you're in the "warm" part of Texas, I think.)

Deb said...

Nice pictures. I love old houses even in disrepair. It makes you want to know the story...

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Thanks for the leaf explanation. I thought the same thing, for a moment. :)

Flora said...

Wonderful pictures!! Just love old building...even if they are falling down!!

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! Whenever I see places like this my brain fills up with questions about the people who lived there.

Elaine A. said...

Just makes me wonder and think about what used to happen there... these are lovely!

Millie said...

I must say, that house kind of looks like a bigger version of our Love Shack. Don't know why the human can't make it look fantastic they way you've done for this old place.

Robin said...

T, definitely seen better days! I can still imagine what it looked like when it was brand new! Someones pride and joy!

ellen abbott said...

I wonder what the story is, why it was abandoned.

Margaret said...

You should zoom in on the front of that barn as the criss cross old wood is fascinating... and I love your texture! I like the thought of the dog awaiting his masters return (sad as that would be...)

Sylvia K said...

Looks as though it was a lovely place at one time. Sad to see it in such ruins! Terrific captures as always. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday filled with lots of love and laughter!

Sylvia

Brooke said...

It is sad to see houses so run down... but the photos are GREAT!

Furry Bottoms said...

I thought there was a dog sitting on the porch. A bloodhound or something. But it turns out to be a leaf caught in the fence!

holdingmoments said...

What an amazing looking place.

AudreyO said...

I love the photos. I wonder what this place was used for in the past.

Country Mouse Studio said...

Lots of potential, for the handyman. It did look like a brown dog :O)

Deb said...

nice photos....bet there are some stories in those walls...

SweetMarie said...

Those buildings need some TLC!
I thought that was a dog on the porch and then I read about the leaf. LOL
Merry Christmas Teresa!

Bob Bushell said...

I don't think that anyone is living there, or do they? Good pictures.

Lois Evensen said...

It's more of a knocker-downer than a fixer-upper. Neat images.

Pricilla said...

What a shame. It looks like such a sweet little house

Woody said...

Nothing a little spackle and paint couldn't fix ;-) I'd have to look for a hole in the fence.

Nezzy said...

Now, that's what we call a real fix~er~upper here in the Ozarks! Heeehehehe!!!

I actually did think that was a dog on the porch.

God bless and have yourself a bright and beautiful Christmas.

MERRY CHRISTMAS YA'LL!!! :o)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

There's something so sad about a house that's forgotten and so alone...I always want to take pictures of them, so they're remembered.

Zondra Art said...

Great photos, I love the black&white ones!
Lots of greetings!:)

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I like this old place...wish it had a nice family to love. Great shots!

Snapper II said...

I don't know what it is about old rundown homesteads but I am attracted to them. I love this post.

barbara l. hale said...

What is it about this kind of decay that is so beautiful? I love these pictures!!

Fjällripan said...

Alittle spooky but in the same time very charming...great photos!

Healthier And Wealthier said...

If walls could talk. Great job capturing these sighs. If they only knew they were famous!

Catherine said...

I always wonder what the story is behind old homes. Was it full of love once? I hope so.
xo Catherine

Ellie said...

I love these - looks like it was once a really quaint wee house.

heyBJK said...

Wow! What a rundown, yet cool looking place! Makes you wonder what it was like when it was new and who lived there over the years.

Poppy said...

Such a shame to see a house in decay, but its very interesting to see! I wanted to wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year xx

Susan said...

I love the vintage style. Poor little house, needs some TLC, ok more than that! Love the photos!

CameraCruise said...

Love the vintage treatment.
Sad to see old, abandoned houses.
They always make me wonder what are their stories?
Great shots!

Diane AZ said...

It certainly has seen better days. The sweet old house looks great with the vintage treatment and full color too.

Pam said...

Now that's what I call old, but it is sad to see the house and barn so run down, it makes me wonder why?.
Hugs,
Pam

Andrew said...

A wonderful little place to see...

It's Christmas and the title of this post sounds like me :(

Faylinn said...

Lovely Blog...I wish you a merry christmas

Gone Country said...

I would so love to check that place out! What a great homestead at one time! I wish someone had 'rescued' it before it was too late. As with any old vacant house, I'd also love to know why such a great place was abandoned.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Theresa, Seeing that old place made me wonder what kind of life when on there one day. Too bad there aren't some family members who want to keep that place --and fix it up!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Debbie said...

ooooohhhh this is so sad to see, so sad to think about the families that have come and gone.

all the people who loved this place, those that called it home!! i always think about my home and who will love it after me!!

Tracy said...

You know Tex, in looking back at posts I've missed in the past few months, you create such remarkable visions with your lens, this one is true to form. I love that last photo and imagine it to be a jigsaw puzzle. Very lovely Tex and I like your header...

Andy Wilson (AndysLens) said...

They always make such interesting subjects.

Gina Kleinworth said...

Ooooo- what an interesting place. I would love to happen upon something similar here. Picture paradise.

Felicity said...

The B&W photo of the front of the house is particularly poignant and actually made me more than a little sad.

I'm sure there were many happy times spent in this little home but in its present state it just evokes sadness.

Wenche said...

Beautiful pictures :0) Its a bit sad though and see the old house like this ...wonder how it was once ?
Merry Christmas to you :0)

Daniel said...

"Hanging on by a Thread"

I'm sure there is so much history tucked into that building.

dr momi said...

Had to be a cute place in it's day. The double windows on each side must have been unique. I can hear a young wife saying, "....but I need enough light to start my seeds!" glad you cleared up that was a leaf....it does look like a dog LOL!

Michaele said...

Why is it I am now thinking about band-aids? The shed looks like one big owie!

Charlotte said...

It is sad to be abandoned even for houses.
Good photography.

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

I'm afraid we'll be seeing more old abandoned houses... it's just too expensive to fix them up and make them energy efficient. Much simpler to just drag a mobile home onto the property.
I'm with everybody else.... so sad.
But love the photos!!

wayside wanderer said...

So many feelings about this....its beauty, wondering what it was like "in the day", sad, and even a little spooky. I like its symmetry and all the trees. And I'm glad you said something about the leaf because I was wonderin' about it.

IanH said...

It just needs a little TLC, and a coat of paint, a handy man's dream!

Rain said...

Aww....the stories ......

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Exploring places like this makes my heart beat faster!
And that does look like a dog on the porch! How strange is that..
xo, misha

Lynne said...

Really "pull me in, take a look" photos . . . I love "stories" and can't help but wonder
who . . . why . . . when . . .

MarieElizabeth said...

They could use this property for a photo shoot or in a movie of some kind. Neat.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

I'm happy you stopped there. This are great pictures!

Chatty Crone said...

Okay - it has seen better days for sure. sandie

Dominique Lalonde said...

Wow !!I love the last photo !! Very special mood !!
Thank you for your comments on my blog !!

pattisjarrett said...

Interesting looks. Reminds me of my great-grandparent's old home place. The vintage look adds such warmth to it.

bon bon said...

i do love these sad, old structures.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

I love this one! It's kinda cute in its own creepy way. You need to use it for your "put a fence in front of it" series...or whatever the heck you call that series.

No, really. I do pay attention to your blog. I just think you need to have all male dogs and all your series, linkies and such, should just be called "the Series".

Quit confusing meeeee!

Christine said...

Places like this always make me wonder who lived there, what memories were shared there, etc. It's bitter sweet.

Rose said...

I love it in vintage flavor....that leaf did look like a dog...are you positive it was a leaf;)

Cloudia said...

Glad I got to see this! ♥

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