Friday, August 06, 2010

Are You a Barn Chick?

When Karen first asked if I wanted to participate in her Barn Chick post, I thought what a great idea because I love old barns.  I wish I could say that I have traveled the country side to see all of these awesome barns, but since I've been so super busy lately, and I knew that Karen's fun post was coming up, I let my fingers do the walking.  Please be sure and go over and visit her site (just click on her name) for all that are participating with her barn chick blog party today and it's not too late to sign up.

 You know you can't have a barn without having barn animals, like this cute chicken above.  I absolutely love driving down country roads searching for old homes or barns or anything that really catches my eye. It's one of my favorite pasttimes to do.  I'll usually tell my husband, STOP, and he's say what is it as he hits the brakes. I'll say oh it's nothing, just wanted you to stop and let me see that old home place. Sometimes I do get out and walk the grounds and he'll stay behind in the truck and then he'll say, we better go before you get arrested for trespassing.

What is about an old home place or an old barn that draws me in. I love imagining what the family was like that lived on the old places. One of my dreams is that one day I'll have an old home with a barn so that I can have "barn sales" and all the farm animals I want, yes chickens included.

Here are a few barns that caught my eye when I was searching for them:

field barn

This old barn reminded me so much of being on my aunt and uncle's place.  I can envision running through the field after my uncle, who would already be on his tractor and had left me behind, but I was determined to go riding with him on the land.  It was a time for exploring and feeding the cows and trying not get bitten by snakes.

This barn caught my eye for the white shabby look of it:

white shabby barn

Now wouldn't this be a great barn to hold sales at.

I loved the simplistic look of this barn:

white barn

This one was a small version of a barn, maybe more like a shed, but I still thought it was cute:

country barn

I had to show this barn because since it's surrounded by snow and it's been so hot here lately, that I'm already dreaming of cold weather:

snow barn

You'll have no complaints from me if it ever arrives in Texas.

And, this last barn, I think I found on a wedding site, but it makes such a pretty statement:

barn wedd

Barn weddings are just so much fun.
Thanks Karen for inviting me to participate with this post.  Hope you all have a great Friday and weekend.


  1. There is something so very charming about old these photos!
    Happy day!

  2. Hello, the photos you chose to show are beautiful... I love old barns sooo much, I went a little crazy on my post! Thanks for sharing your love of barns too... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. I love your barns especially the winter one and the wedding one. STUNNING!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. love your barn images- I knew your post would be beautiful. Thank you so much for being a fellow Barn Chick. The white barn with the horse is so enchanting, almost spiritual.


  5. Hi Thersa, I just love all your barns, thier gorgeous. I'm having trouble getting linked up to the barn party, but called the husband and he's on his way to help!!! Blessings~~~ Daphne

  6. Wonderful old barns, the small shed barn is my fave of all your photos with the wedding barn coming in a close second, they're so full of charm! Thank YOU so much for sharing these with us! Another 'Barn Chick' Debbie @ Cottage Hann~ME~Downs

  7. Theresa,
    I agree the barn covered in snow makes one want cooler weather...very pretty!

    Here's to some coolness~

  8. Oh I adore the big white barn!


  9. Love your pictures, I especially like the barn "wedding" one...I think I might decorate it like that now and again, for more than just a wedding. It's gorgeous!!

  10. Love your barns pictures!!!!This was such a fun post to do:)
    blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

  11. I guess I qualify for a barn chick. My mama always said I acted like I was born in a barn! That last photo should have been where Cat Daddy and I got married...we're such a couple of animals!

  12. Just stumbled upon your blog and so glad I did! Count me in as a Barn Chick! I think the old soul in some of us comes out when we see these great buildings. I would love to leave city life behind and live the REAL country life... barns, animals and no time for electronics! Your pictures are so great... thanks for sharing!


  13. Oh wow, that big white barn is just amazing. Great images, glad those fingers did the walking!!
    Have a great weekend, T!

  14. Great images, Theresa!
    I absolutely love barns, and I can't believe that we're going to have TWO at our new place! :-)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Beautiful! I love the snow covered barn!


  16. i love old barns .. we had a big one on the property when i was growing up ..i'll post a pic on my blog ..your new design startled me .. sorry i missed you at canton, but i will be there this month .. lots of stuff - stop in ..


  17. I'm wanting the barn shed in my backyard. I live in the city, but my heart says barn chick all the way!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  18. Thank you for finding time in your busy life (I know summers are especially hectic for many people) to find such wonderful barns to share with us.
    It was like the recent Rooster party - I've known since early July and gathered my things, but not til the day of the post that I dashed something together.
    Aren't barns the most wonderful (versatile) buildings.

  19. You found some real beauties. a barn wedding would be my I just need to convince hubby to marry me again:))

  20. Lovely barns, and yes, the white barn in the white snow with the dark colored horse is really special. Beautiful!
    From one barn chick to another,
    Blessings! Lisa ;-)

  21. I am also a barn lover and as an artist, I have painted quite a few of them on canvas! I love your pics.Guess I need to check the web and see what I can find! I live in the deep south (Florida) and in south Fl there aren't too many old barns. North FL is a different story..lots there.
    Thanks for sharing your pics.
    Smiles and Blessings,

  22. fantastic!! love love your blog! I am new to this and you are so inspiring! hugs~


  23. Love each and every one of those barns! As a matter of fact, I don't think I've ever seen a barn I didn't love.

    I came by way of the Barn Chicks party. Yep, still trying to get by to say hi to everyone.

    Just became a follower and would love to have you visit when you can.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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