Monday, November 5, 2012

A Guest Barn!

My Canadian friend, Buttons, sent me a barn recently as a 'lender' for Barn Charm. Guess she felt sorry for me and my sad Texas-style metal, one-story numbers. :)
I do love those northern barns.
Thanks, Buttons!

129 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh Theresa I love your barns in Texas.We just have so many here I just wanted to share:) Thanks my friend. Hugs B

Dianna said...

Oh, this is beautiful - even in its sad condition. Thanks to Buttons for sharing a barn from her neck of the woods!

Kerri said...

I LOVE all barns!! I wonder if there are barns in every part of the world?? Wouldn't that be neat - to see barns from other countries??

Giga said...

Czasy swojej świetności ma chyba za sobą. Ciekawe, czy jest jeszcze używana. Zdjęcia jej są świetne. Pozdrawiam.
All times its best is probably behind us. I wonder if it is still in use. Pictures of her are great. Yours.

✿ chica said...

Muito lindos! beijos,ótima semana,chica

Betty Manousos said...

oh, this is a lovely barn i must say.
thanks buttons and you theresa for sharing.

Margaret said...

I am quite charmed by southern barns, but Northern barns usually outdo them (well, perhaps the horse barns in Virginia can hold their own :) These are lovely.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Different character bur charming !

Jill said...

LOVE this old barn!

RoeH said...

I want to transfer myself into those photos and walk through that barn. When I think of the hundreds of old barns I have seen - or houses - along the highway and never stopped to walk inside of them - wish I had.

Maple Lane said...

It's a great barn! Not many barns around my area at all.

nic.b van es said...

daar moet een hele geschiedenis bij horen.

Jeanne said...

I love these old big barns. What stories they have

Primitive Stars said...

Morning......wonderful old red barn....love it.......so many around our neck of the woods here in Canada,........along the highways in my prairie home of Manitoba.......Blessings Francine.

MarmePurl said...

that B...always thinking of others..

Molly The Wally said...

My looks like you could film a horror movie there. Lovin the barn charm. Have a lovely Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Sandra said...

there must be a reason that barns in the north are much taller, most of them 2 stories like this beauty and here in the south they are low and flat. i am wondering why. maybe because they have to store more hay for the colder months.

Gone Country said...

That barn has a lot of stories to tell, I'm sure!

Lynne said...

Wow . . . isn't that one fun . . . love the years of history from the oldie.

I like your metal roof barns just as much!

Dicky Bird said...

That's because this what you grew up seeing up here in the dairy state!

Pom Pom said...

THAT IS a cool barn! I hope people preserve the barns. So many are falling down. Your barns are lovely, too!

Janey and Co. said...

Oh that is a wonderful barn! I use to play as a child with my cousins in a barn like that....

John's Island said...

The barns are great. This one reminds me of the Amish barns ... they are usually big like this one. Have a great day Tex! John

Madge Bloom said...

It is a good looker! What a good friend... :-)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

How sweet of buttons!! beautiful... even in its sad state... blessings ~ tanna

Sharon Wagner said...

I just put up another barn board shelf in my studio. Mine are just gray and weathered. I would love a touch of red.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

That is a charming barn and all those wonky windows crack me up! How sweet of Buttons to share.. :)

parker said...

I can see that Buttons has a good eye for barns with character! A Super-duper sized gem indeed!

orchid said...

Dearest Theresa,
Oh, there must be some difference between the northern ones and southern ones♪♪♪

You have a good blogger friend♡♡♡

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

DJan said...

This one looks a bit the worse for wear, but it's still quite lovely, all right! :-)

Leave It To Davis said...

lol! We have barns just like that in Texas! You just haven't been out in the sticks far enough. You are where all the people are...remember those two deserted ones we found with the pickups parked inside and beside them? I wondered where the owners went to. If I could figure out why I cannot link up, I would link them up, but I cannot figure this one out. It just sits there and looks at me. No need to feel sorry for us Texans...we have a little of everything, don't we?

Donna said...

Big, red, and rustic - the three main ingredients for a northern barn. Love it!

nene said...

One can write a short story about this disheveled barn

maybe even a song

Oh, the spirits that reside in the aged planks within

Daryl said...

what a wonderful old weathered barn ... reminds me of the one on my friend's property outside of Franklin, TN .. its falling down gorgeous

Michelle said...

I really like this :)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

now you'll probably be getting BARNS from all over the WORLD!! than ks Buttons, for getting it started!! =)

cool barn...needs a little TLC...i volunteer to give it that!! love it!!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful old barn.
Hanne Bente

Busy Little Chicken said...

Great barn, could do with a bit of work?? Hee Hee... A lot of barns around here have been converted to living accommodation!!

MTWaggin said...

It certainly has a lot of character doesn't it? I love these big old 2 story barns, reminds me of my grandparents farm and barn where we played for many hours.

polkadotpeticoat said...

A true work of art....

Patrice said...

That's a friendly looking barn!

Debbie said...

haha...now that's a barn!!

it's so interesting, how much you guys know about barns....i don't know anything, just that i like them. but i would have known that this barn was not from "texas"!!

love the barn charm teamwork that's emerging!! what a kind group of people we are!!

Tricia Hays said...

I saw this huge beauty on my dashboard & thought, "hmmm, in Texas?" Sorry, T, you're outa barns? oh no, girl!
Thank you to you & Buttons, too! =)

Rose said...

She sure sent you a beauty!

bailey-road.com said...

It's a nice one!

Montanagirl said...

Another great barn with a lot of character and history! It's even got air conditioning!!

Linda R said...

That was nice of her.. It is a wonderful looking barn. Old with character..

Hope you have a happy week.

Hugs~

Karen said...

Yep...that's a Canadian barn alright!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Buttons is a wonderful friend! Great photo with a great deal of charm! Barn Charm!!!

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa Now that's a barn...like when I grew up!!
Grace

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

That's so nice of Buttons to share this beauty with you! But I always enjoy seeing your barns to Tex.

Comment1 said...

Wow, it's huge!

petspeopleandlife said...

There is nothing prettier than a rustic barn. Nice friend. I like that pic a lot.

petspeopleandlife said...

There is nothing prettier than a rustic barn. Nice friend. I like that pic a lot.

Sylvia K said...

Yep, love those rustic, old barns and particularly the BIG ones!!

Sylvia K said...

Well, at least if I don't have to repaint them!!

Patty Woodland said...

Now you'll be having visiting barn day!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh jeeze...I really got excited for a moment there thinking that she finally found a REAL barn in Texas. Should have saved that one for April 1st.

Abhinav R said...

Beautiful barn even if it is old.

don said...

She loaned up a great looking old barn. It has seen much better days, but is still very interesting. I wonder at the arrangement inside. Sad to see it deteriorating so badly.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

A sad looking barn.

I know of at least two local barns that didn't fare well from Sandy. They are not down, but will be soon :-( I hate to see barns fail.

Inger said...

Now that's a barn there, looks like it could have been built by one of my Swedish forefathers! And that red color -- I have to post about it some day. Keep forgetting.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, my! I had to lol at that. She did send you one humdinger of a barn, I must admit. Even with its missing planks, it's quite beautiful!

Kathy said...

Isn't it wonderful that this meme gives us the opportunity to see all styles of barns in all different areas. Thank goodness there's some difference between them. Otherwise, just think how boring the subject would get!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

good god ,that barns been well looked after,but great photos. P.S. my wife says thank you for your comment on her looks.!!It gave her a lift with the big 60 just around the corner.

barbara l. hale said...

Always good to have a friend named Buttons. Beautiful old barn but I like your Texas barns, too. There's value in variety.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great loaner. I'm thinking maybe you need to take a trip across the countryside - snapping barns all along the way ;-)

Beth said...

I like all of the barn photos. this one is extra special!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

This barn is certainly a beauty - but I like your Texas ones, too!

Ms. A said...

That's a HUGE barn! Imagine what it looked like in better days.

Sandy said...

What a beautiful barn. Just imagine the stories it could tell if only it could talk.

Eyeliquor said...

That red is so cool!
Nice one

Bob Bushell said...

Think on Buttons.

Dar said...

Yes, we do have some unique barns up here in your home/past state. I have many, many photos of barns...a country girl thing, I suppose.
BlessYa

Barb said...

So funny - she's very generous!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Huge barn, sad to see that no animals are living there

Betsy Adams said...

Great barn and how nice of your Canadian friend to share that one with you...

Hugs,
Betsy

Randy said...

That's a big one!

Nancy Claeys said...

How thoughtful! This is a wonderful example!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I just love these big rustic barns...such a piece of history! It makes me sad they weren't kept up. Thanks to Buttons for sharing this beauty!

DIMI said...

This is a lovely barn!We dont have barns like that here!
Dimi..

Farm Girl said...

Well it is a nice barn. Too bad someone doesn't love it enough to save it.

Susan S. said...

I LOVE those barns....SO cool! I recently saw some really great ones in Maryland!

Pam :) said...

Buttons sure is a special blog friend to share her barns with you.

Theresa, you were right! my heron is a little blue. I posted so quickly before we headed out for an early morning hike.. daa :)

Brian King said...

That is nice! Lots of character and still some red. The TX barns are just fine! It wouldn't be any fun if they looked the same everywhere.

Kerry said...

I wouldn't call your barns sad, but there's nothing like an old red barn for charm. You're a Wisconsin girl at heart.

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful barn!

Julie G. said...

I see a lot of barns like these in Indiana. Weathered but beautiful!

Candy C. said...

How nice of Buttons to lend you such a neat old barn!! :)

Jo's World said...

Yowsah! Now there is a REAL barn!

Oh, maybe a little breezy, but perfectly nice in its time. Tell Buttons thanks from all us Northerners who want a two story, round roofed barn.

Cheers,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Paula said...

Little worse for the wear but beautiful just the same.

Deanna said...

That was so sweet of Buttons to share barns...and it is a great one with all it's great looking worn barn-wood!!

Fábio Martins said...

You love that and i like your shots :)

Nell at njschout said...

Very rustic Canadian barn! And Red!

Linda said...

What a great old barn. It's always sad when a barn (or anything or anyone, for that matter) has outlived its usefulness.

Sally in WA said...

It looks like a strong wind would blow it down! But a great find and how nice of Buttons to share. Have a great week.

Muffy's Marks said...

Sad looking barn. I wonder why the owners let it get so run down. I wonder what their stories are.

troutbirder said...

Now that one sweet barn. A lot of those around here though are falling down.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really is a perfect big ole red barn!

Tammy said...

That big barn sure does have some character! Happy Monday!!

Lisa Gordon said...

It sure is a beauty!
Lots of character in this one.

Cloudia said...

Barns are the soul of a place...


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Gail said...

I know Buttons. Thank you both for sharing a wonderful barn.

Saun said...

Thanks for sharing Buttons barn. Love it!

Mari said...

This one is full of charm! Thanks for sharing Buttons barn!

Jeannelle said...

Hard to believe that barn is still standing!

Elaine said...

This is a wonderful barn that Buttons shared with you and us! It's good that she took photos as it looks like its days are numbered. I think the different styles of barns around the country are fascinating. Each area seems to have its own flavor that reflects the needs of that part of the country. At least you have a good number of barns in your neck of the woods. Here they are few and far between, so it's a good thing we get to travel in areas that are rich in barns and I've managed to build up a backlog that will last me for a long time. while.

Deb said...

I love our Texas barns...this one it cool too...glad Buttons shared...

bon bon said...

that's pretty funny. she picked you a good one!

Carletta said...

She's a leaner and a little lean but she has charm dressed in red and orange!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
That is a DRAFTY barn... Especially for Canada. Did visit Buttons blog but go overwhelmed by all the sentences that started with 'I' so I left...
Hugs to you,
Mariette

SweetMarie said...

that is a large barn! it looks like it will fall any minute! lol

stardust said...

I had no idea about the characteristics of northern or southern barns, but I remember your Texas barns are as charming as this one. I like the rusty red color about this.

Yoko

Lasse said...

This barn has charm, I think. A lot of history in there...

Joop Zand said...

BEAUTIFUL this old barm.....you show us so many....i like them.

Greetings, Joop

Monika B. said...

Tex you simply insane pictures. Congratulations on the award and invite him over.
Monika B.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful old barn.
Thanks to both of you for sharing.

Cheryl said...

I wish I'd thought of that. We of the north actually do have barns that are fully intact. ;-)

Next time I pass some of my favorite barns, I'ma gonna shoot 'em for you.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

How sweet of you to share someone else's barn charm...and wow, that is really a very cool, OLD barn too~ Hugs your way!

Marlo RepurposeMyLife said...

barns with missing boards are lovely! I don't know why I feel this way!

Jeevan said...

Great barn!

Jori said...

OH my goodness! I love it! I can't believe it's still standing. Beautiful colors!

Margie said...

Thank you Buttons, LOL!

Tanya said...

oh that's funny because right away i was thinking that this doesn't look like your texas kind of barns! i love that miss button!

Faye said...

Love the way this one looks like it's determined to hang on. And I need a barn loaner like your friend Buttons. Not that many as close as I live to the big city.

Liz said...

What a wonderful barn!! How lovely of Buttons to share it with you :)

pattisjarrett said...

How cool is that? Sweet of Buttons to share with you, and us! Great barn.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Buttons has a great eye for a cool looking barn!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, #129 ... cool. i made it. ha. ha!! back home ... ready to comment. what a neat barn. love all the light & great airing ... ha. ha!! big hugs. (:

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