Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fancy Schmancy

Nice, upscale, still-rural area north of town. I prefer a little less ostentatious, but it's a pretty area.



Linking to Friday's Fences

121 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They are all very pretty! That third one is quite fancy too:@)

It's me said...

♥.♥.♥...lovely day darling....!!

Elizabeth Edwards said...

3rd fence is fav. great finds. (:

Carole M. said...

interesting pics ... it's all about the gates isn't it

orchid said...

Dearest Theresa,
fancy-schmancy (checked it with dic. Never knew the word, haha) and ostentatious!!! Oh, I don't think so.
Yes, as some of your other friends said; My favorite is also the third one. Really lovely and cute♡♡♡
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Paula said...

Wow~ all the brick is pretty but you can't see the house! :(
I love the first one, though!

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, ya, I agree, loving the first gate, beautiful. Thanks for sharing, always enjoy. Blessings Francine.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

First off....LOVE the 'sloppy kisses'!!! And the soft, wonderful texture of the nose. Sweet.

As for the rural richness....sorry, I guess I am a Texan, I see the Texas Flag --- that stood out in your photo most for me.

Beautiful homes, I'm sure.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...well, you do realize that the sloppy kisses I just posted about in the comment above, was all about the post below this one, don't you? lol

Pom Pom said...

Those ARE fancy gates and homes. Are the gates locked?

Cloudy said...

Alle so ordentlich, wie für eine Film Kulisse...

Lieben Gruß
CL

Kathy said...

Photo No. 3 probably has the most ornate gate I've seen lately! We have very few places like this over here in Deep East Texas. They're usually owned by two particular professions, neither of which have anything to do with farming or ranching, although they may have a few horses scattered throughout their pastures as adornment!

Dicky Bird said...

The curly Q one is nice.

Janey and Co. said...

I am sure they all have electronic gates. You know yrs. ago in Texas why folks wanted to ride in the middle seat in a pickup truck?.......You never have to open the gate!

S. J. Qualls said...

3 & 4 look like the same guy built them. I like those the best. The first one looks like they couldn't quite make up their mind about the look.

Good Morning to Ya!

Jeevan said...

These are pretty, beautiful and elegant gates! Just loved the designs of each gate.

Maple Lane said...

The stone work in that first one is very nice.

Donna said...

Wow, look at the curly-cues of the gate in the 3rd photo! I prefer the simpler one in the 4th, LOL.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I really like the last one! The third one is a little over the top with all the fanciness on the gate IMO.

Madge Bloom said...

Seems like gates are a 'fad' these days, I see lots of them around Seattle... love the second one with the flags... xo

EG CameraGirl said...

These are beauties but beyond my preferred peasant style. :)) I've noticed a few very fancy gates here too. What's up with that?

EM Illustrator said...

These are lovely, I love the second from the bottom best...very pretty

DJan said...

Upscale, yessiree. Very nice pictures, too, Tex. Thanks for letting me see how the other side lives. :-)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Upscale yes, I think if you had gotten any closer to a couple of them, someone would pop out from the perfectly manicured lawns to tell you to back off! :-)

Molly The Wally said...

Posh Gates! Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Monika B. said...

Super photos.

Monika B. said...

Super photos.

V.L. Locey said...

My goodness, how fancy!

Fjällripan said...

The third gate i sreally elegant and beautiful and I like the red barn in the first one :)

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I have to say that they are indeed fancy schmancy.

Jan n Jer said...

They are all very pretty. Like that big B in the first shot!

ladyfi said...

That's some fancy stuff!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh I like the 3rd fence too!

parker said...

Wonderful gates. Always enjoy seeing the Lone Star waving in the wind. Remember the Alamo!-and Goliad too!

bj said...

O, they are all AWESOME, T.
When I come back for my 2nd life, I probably am going to have one just like one of these. :))
and you ARE going to live next door and I will feed you 'til you pop. :))

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Yes, it is quite the elaborate entrance. I like that little barn in the background.

Furry Bottoms said...

I like entrance gate at address 1050. Swoopy!!

islandwonder said...

They are pretty and yes, very upscale.

Comment1 said...

Jeez... they all look so clean! Maybe it says more about me and where I live, but it all looks a little creepy to me. I can't imagine people walking around there. It's like a ghost town. Or a house sale.

Sandra said...

beautiful gates into beautiful homes and ranches, i love the rustic type and love yours much more than any of these.

bailey-road.com said...

Okay, if we're going to be ostentatious anyway, I'd have the third one. That beautiful scrolling ironwork!

rainfield61 said...

Lovely.

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice. I like the framing in the last shot.

Patty Woodland said...

Does seem a bit much

holdingmoments said...

Very 'upmarket'.

Tombstone Livestock said...

The brick work on the last two are alike, but gates are different, neighbors using same mason?

Texan said...

We do seem to like to dress up our entrances here dont we :O). LOL Yep we did it too LOL

Debbie said...

i like fancy schmancy, i think they are all lovely. i really like iron mixed with brick, #3 is my favorite!!

they all have intercoms, interesting!!

Bev said...

Very neat and clean looking!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Montanagirl said...

Glorious! Beautiful homes and gates.

Icy BC said...

You kept on finding fantastic fence, and yes very fancy too!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Lotta dough on display! Have a great Thursday and a super Friday, too!

Becca said...

Looks pretty fancy! I like the swirly gate on the 3rd photo.

Fábio Martins said...

The last two are beautiful

Angela said...

Those are all absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to have any of them in front of my house!

Marie said...

Lovely area...I'm with you, I like things as little less "fancy schmancy"...but it is very nice. Ordered, lovely blue skies, sense of Texas pride...and I can't help it, I LOVE the third gate! SOOOO pretty!

Sylvia K said...

Yep, a little too fancy-schmancy for me as well, but they are pretty! Great shots!!

grammie g said...

HI Teresa...Each to his own, but I won't want to live with a gated entrance!
But this is a post about fences : }
very nice!!
Grace

Randy said...

Nice gates.

Genie said...

Theresa....Are there ranches behind these impressive gates or are they the entrances to impressive homes? I think the third one has to me my favorite, too. genie

Ron said...

Lots of money tied up in those gates. That could be some nice camera equipment instead! :~)

Ms. A said...

Bet those fences cost more than my entire house and contents. Wow!

Łucja-Maria said...

Tex!
Further, gorgeous garden gates.
Fantastic!

Red said...

Wow ! These are very ornate creations. Interesting how the brick layers and stone masons will put together an attractive design.

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

Very fancy!

Bernadine said...

That first gate has my name all over it! No, really... my first and last name both begin with "B". That place is for me!

Buttons said...

Very fancy indeed. :) B

Lisa Gordon said...

Wow! Those gates are amazing.

Tiago Braga said...

Wow that are some fancy places xD

FOREST SNAPPER said...

As i done my trade as a bricklayer,when i was a young man, i have a eye for good brickwork and that looks a very good job on those walls, very neat.



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Robin said...

T, No kidding fancy! I always wanted a gate I close and keep the riff raft out!!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful..I wonder why we dont have such gates in Sweden..

Bob Bushell said...

Not bad, the gates. I suppose that they can afford it.

Larry Ostby said...

Oooo... That's nice ;-O

Rohrerbot said...

The gates are nice and clean. Love the little red barn in the background.

SweetMarie said...

I like the second and last ones best. All are pretty...

Gillian Olson said...

The brick and iron work is pretty fancy, but prefer wood and wire I think.

Linda said...

Very nice for fancy schmancy fences...

Ellie said...

They do look kind of grande don't they. They are very smart though!!!

Chatty Crone said...

That is upscale - I like number 4.

Sandy said...

I agree, not a big fan of those. Especially number 3! To each his own I guess.

Elna said...

That look expensive.

Hugs

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

These are beautifully detailed. Love that third one. A bit ornate for some I'd guess, but I love it!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Less ostentatious would be my middle name, but I have to admit that I actually like that lacy looking gate (#1030)....

Farm Girl said...

Very pretty shots. Those are some big houses behind those gates.

Carletta said...

Ostentatious maybe, but Wow!
Love that first one. The bits of red all stand out. What a gorgeous sky overhead as well.

Rose said...

You said it! They are pretty, but just not my taste at all!

Saun said...

They are fancy the third one is my favorite.

Michelle said...

That is a beautiful area.

Jill said...

Like them all...love #3!

Mama Zen said...

Pretty!

Lynne said...

Gotta love those entrance gates!

Birdman said...

A couple seem so SouthForkian to me. JR?

Deb said...

too fancy for me...but great shots...

Nature in the Burbs said...

Nice! Third one really caught my eye.

Paula said...

Neat and well kept.

Cloudia said...

I too prefer the less ostentatious,
but love your pics!


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Linda said...

The brick looks identical on the two with brick "side wings." Love that house in the last one. If I could afford a full-time staff to care for it, I wouldn't mind having a house like that. :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful! Very "uptown" as we say around here.

Annette said...

A little too formal for my taste but some of that brick is really pretty. And, my reading list came back. Phew! I switched to the new interface quite awhile ago so that wasn't it. Blogger. Sheesh.

Katie @Pinke Post said...

Too fancy for me but totally Texas!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,

Love those cast iron gates in combination with the stone wall. Looks very nice.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Faye said...

Would be more to my taste if they stuck to one building material, but not too grand for the area, I'm sure.

BTW, like your new profile pic and the little fat wren Sept. giveaway.

Elaine said...

Pretty fancy! Doesn't look like much farming gets done on these places.

Betty Manousos said...

howdy theresa!
pretty fancy, gotta love those gates!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful fence you show.
The last thing I can really like.
Hanne Bente

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful fancy gates and fences. I guess this is like the life of the rich and famous. Great shots!

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - but I think they may all look a little out of place in my street!

Cheers - Stewart M

Giga said...

Witam serdecznie po mojej wakacyjnej przerwie na blogu :). Podoba mi się drugi wjazd, jest skromny, ale elegancki. Pozdrawiam.
Welcome to my summer break on the blog :). I like the second entry is simple, but elegant. Yours.

NatureFootstep said...

wow, the 1050 gate is really gorgeous. :)

Liz said...

Very fancy gates! And thanks for reminding me it's Friday Fences time :)
Have a lovely weekend and hopefully without the storms & hurricaines.

MM Enterprises said...

Wow, very nice & beautiful scene, i like your capture, thanks to sharing nice pic.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

They're all pretty, but too Fancy Shamancy for me.

Tammy said...

Those are pretty; I like the first one the best with the stone on the posts.

pattisjarrett said...

That scroll-work gate is so pretty. Bet it cost a pretty penny, too!

Pamela Gordon said...

The first brick/stone "fence" is my favorite. Quite the posh area! :)

Raggedy Creations said...

they are fancy schmancy, nice though.

Felicia

edenhills said...

Very fancy! Love your shots.

Brian King said...

Obviously, the first one is my favorite....B for Brian! haha! I didn't even know I owned a ranch in TX. I do like the brick and stone walls in all four shots. The gates are really nice, too.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Well it is nice to see how the other half lives on their ranches as well. All I can think is all that brick or metal or stone last forever. While our gate always rots over time.

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