Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sweet Memories

In late summer a friend bought an old farmhouse about a twenty minute drive from us and earlier this week we went for a visit.
The front part is about 100 years old and the brickwork was artfully done. Scalloped gingerbread decorates each peak.
 A large number of windows make the interior bright and sunny.
 The small section with the door was the original house (over 100 years) with a barn board shed attached to the back.
 There are many doors on the outside, and the interior.
Here's a door that's not really one, it's a window and I've seen many farmhouses with this design. 
 Wall colours are in the midst of being changed and this room will become a library. A number of renovations are being done with more as finances permit so hopefully I can photograph more of the interior when it's completed.
An interesting old lock on one of the doors inside.

In the distance is the Niagara Escarpment lost in clarity to the haze of the day.
The farm next door was nicely framed between some trees.
The road that leads beyond...
The farm house brought back fond memories of time spent at my maternal grandmother's farm as a young girl. 
Linking to Mosaic Monday.

38 comments:

  1. That is a lovely house! Amazing craftsmanship!

    Deanna

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  2. What a truly charming home - it is so unique - I hope to see much more of it in the future, Judith.
    I love the brickwork and the gingerbread Victorian trim! So awesome!

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  3. What a charming house - the photos are fabulous. It reminds me of many brick farm houses in Wisconsin. What good fortune for your friends to have such a wonderful house.

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  4. Hi! You have found a treasure. I really love these kinds of old houses and take pictures of them. Your pictures looks so beautiful. Wish I could be there.

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  5. What a wonderful house, Judith! It's from the good old times when beauty was appreciated... ;)
    It was lovely to see some of the details and I too really hope to see more of it in the future.
    All the photos of this post fit very nicely together and the collage is gorgeous!
    Have a lovely Thursday!

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  6. I love this kind of houses Judith, so beautiful with lots of old elements. Undoubtedly many restorations still have to be done, but the satisfaction when another project is finished, is priceless. Also the scenery in the surroundings is very pretty, and that old farm nextdoors.
    Have a nice new day!

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  7. Hello Judith, what a lovely farmhouse. The details are beautiful. Wonderful post and photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  8. Beautiful old farm house . This farm house of ours is also over 100 years old it was built in 1885 and was first an old school house . Lovely post and photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  9. This house is grand and I'd say a wonderful inspiration for a dollhouse. The countryside arind it is wonderful, too.

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  10. What a wonderful farm house, Judith. Thanks for sharing the beauty of it with us!

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  11. Oh my goodness! What a fabulous find. I'd love a sweet house like that! Susan

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  12. Thanks for showing us the house. It looks amazing and wonderful intricate work. It doesn't look like a house we'd see down here. And it's nice that it reminds you of something from your childhood.

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  13. Wow! That place is oozing charm from every corner. Delightful details! May your friend have a wonderful time sprucing the rooms and creating home. This is the stuff of novels!

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  14. It's a fairy tale house. The brickwork is so beautifully intricate! What fun your friends will have putting their own touches onto the house. Time in the country is a lovely way to spend a day. Thanks for taking us along.

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  15. Such a lovely old farmhouse...thanks for sharing a piece of history with us!

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  16. wonderful pictures & tutorial; this reminds me of when I was a child, going to this farm house near my home & getting fresh cream, eggs butter & milk. THX. for the share & taking me down memory lane. This home is stunning!

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  17. That's such a beautiful home, Judith! I love the window that looks like a door! I have farm memories too, from my childhood...mainly they have to do with aunts and uncles and riding ponies. :)
    Hugs, Beth

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  18. Such a beautiful house and a lovely setting for it. The house looks very English in style I think, in fact I can think of several houses not too far from here that look very similar. It is interesting how styles can go all round the world to and from different places isn't it. xx

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  19. These are fabulous pictures...I love old houses and farmhouses. We have many houses north of us with doors on the second floor....they are in the snowbelt, where there is over 200 inches of snow or more and this is their way out when the snow drifts up over the doors and they can't get out on the ground floor to clear the snow.

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  20. What a gorgeous old farmhouse, Judith! Your friends are so fortunate to live in it. Just look at all the fancy brick work and the beautiful wood decor inside too. I love these old farms in Ontario that are either brick or stone. They were certainly built to last! Thanks for the tour. Oh, and that photo of the country road is beautiful. I love the crook in it that is just out of sight.

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  21. How beautiful! I love houses with gingerbread trim!

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  22. It is gorgeous! It reminds me so much of a deserted house in Kansas. I would have loved renovating it. How lovely to have it close enough to visit and watch the changes they make to it. It is quite wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  23. What a wonderful, picturesque place...so very unique...at least I have never seen one like around these parts. Thanks for the tour :)

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  24. What a beautiful house! So much wonderful detail and character. I'm glad it will be restored and enjoyed by your friends, Judith.

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  25. Such a nice home,Judith, I just love the older homes with character and charm. Great photo's.

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  26. They sure don't build them like that any more, Judith. I love the peaks and gingerbread. Those older homes hold a charm that one just can't find in the newer houses built today. What a lovely home for your friends. Thanks for the tour.

    Autumn blessings,
    Sandi

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  27. That is a super charming farm house. I love the Gingerbread features and the cool window. I bet it will be fun to renovate this place.

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  28. I love, love, love this delightful farm house, and I love the landscape around it, too. Just lovely.

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  29. What a beautiful brick house! I love all the artful touches. Was that window ever a door with a balcony or always a window with a touch of whimsy? And I love that lock. Hope you have a good weekend.

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  30. Hello Judith, It is lovely to visit you again. Your friend found a wonderful home! What lovely touches of history! It looks so well preserved.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  31. Love the detail - pretty. The old architecture always seems to have had more thought put into it, and not just another cookie cutter type building. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  32. Wonderful home ... They are doing a super job of renovating. I envy that library- to-be. That is the ne thing I would love in a large home. Thank you for hosting!

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  33. Hello, Judith,
    Love to see such a charming farmhouse your friend bought! I like the details and the color ,and the beautiful surrounding as well.

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  34. I agree...it is charming. I'm always amazed at the details in workmanship from that time frame. Beautiful! Enjoy your week sweet friend! Happy Mosaic Monday Lavender Sis!

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  35. Hello Judith, sorry I've been away for a few days. I left a regular comment above but I wanted to say thank you for hosting MM. Enjoy your week!

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  36. What a lovely old farm home, done well nicely today~

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