Aug 1, 2013

On the Way to the Market...

 
I am a back roads kinda girl,
I love the slow pace of a  windy country road...
 
 
my trips to the grocery store
are spent on just such a road..


 
this little old abandoned farmhouse
is on my route,
 I always slow to take note of it...
 
as do lots of others,
often people are taking photos...
 
 
a few weeks ago,
as I drove by I saw the roses....
 
a massive climbing rose,
at the driveways edge...
 
a grand welcome,
surely once enjoyed by the homeowners...
 
 
although it has no care,
thriving...

 
spectacular...

 
I always hope someone will take on the old house,
love it,
restore it...
 
I have seen much worse houses,
made back into homes...
 
there is just so much romance in old houses
and that tree is begging for a swing :-)
 
Happy Trails to You...
 
 
Thanks for stopping by....

21 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I agree--how beautiful that house could once again be! I would love to go inside and see what is in there :) Love the roses

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Bella how lovely the house and rose are. It amazes me how well neglected rose bushes do. we nurture and look after ours so well and still they don't produce like some in our neighbourhood that are left alone.Makes you wonder.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

The house looks like it was once full of life and soul. Would be interesting to restore it. Is it for sale?

And the roses are simply divine.

Thank you for sharing.

Janneke said...

Lovely old house, and when I see this I am dreaming of restoring it, but....we have already an old restored house on the other side of the ocean. So romantic that rose!

NanaDiana said...

I love old back roads the best, too, Bella. I often wonder how those old houses came to be abandoned. I wonder what happened that the last family member closed the door for the lat time. Great post- xo Diana

Anne said...

I see the charm of that old home.It just needs a little love and it could be amazing!
xx
Anne

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh how I wish I could buy and restore that delightful house. You should take a cutting of the rose and see it you could propagate it as it is a beauty!

janice15 said...

Its so beautiful I could surely imagine it to the fullest maybe painted in pink and white like the house on my profile.. Happy Thursday with love Janice

My Shabby Bungalow said...

Oh this post just warmed my heart this morning! What a beautiful home. I wish I could have it :) I love taking back roads in the country too. Their is nothing like it! The roses are just stunning. It is like they are trying to welcome a new homeowner!
I have never commented before but always visit your beautiful blog. I love your gardens!!
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Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

WOw! That house needs me! Love this cottage style that is almost non- existent here. Spectacular roses. It all has such nostalgia.

Encre et Couleurs said...

Sometimes, I wonder if it is necessary to take care of roses. I noticed many times that in abandoned or very neglected gardens they bloom beautifuly despite of the lack of care.
I have never seen or learn about the Chinese Meadow Rue (in your previous post) I like very much the elegance and the delicacy of these flowers.

Hélène

A Garden of Threads said...

A grand old lady for sure...but my the roses are magnificence...I hope they smell as heavenly as they look.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great house if it was given a new life....And to think how hard I struggle to get roses to grow LOL!

Carol

Karen Frost said...

The rose is so beautiful - the spirit of someone who loved it once embodied in its essence. Abandoned houses make me sad... so many memories! But hopefully someday a young family will bring it to life once more. With a swing...Hugs xo

flowersandhome said...

What a pity the beautiful farmhouse is so neglected. I do hope someone will fall in love with it and restore it. Looks like great surroundings as well, so open, so airy, so much space. Gorgeous rose, all those flowers, unbelievable! And while noone is looking after it, amazing, especially if I look at my roses who get the best of care but just won't bloom.

Marian

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bella,
You sound like me. I always notice abandoned houses like that and wish someone would just come along and give it a new chance in life. I would love to myself but our funds are limited. I can see potential in any Victorian structure!
I'm so glad the roses still show off their beauty amongst the forgotten.
Have a great weekend.
Gina
Thanks for sharing,
Gina

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Bella, what a beautiful home that could be. I can't believe that stunning rose bush has so many blooms on it. I do hope someone buys the home and restores the house and gardens.
Thanks for sharing this lovely post.
Mary

sandyland said...

ahhhhhhhhhh

June said...

What a beautiful old home that is Bella! It has always been a dream of mine though...to find a wonderful old house and restore it. Too bad it isn't my husband's :)))) It's harder to find them in the country like that, esp. one as beautiful as this one you have on your way. I love that amazing rose bush too. Your photos are so lovely.
hugs from here...

Dawn said...

Totally agree Bella I love the look of it and the land yummy if I had the money I would love a home like this and you could stroll buy and help with the garden lol

The roses just say there is life her come and care for the rest of the hose that could become a beautiful home I am going to pintrest it Dxx

Haworth said...

It's lovely to breath life into a a worn, abandoned building, if only in our minds. That farmhouse looks as if it's yearning to have someone live there once more. And what beautiful roses! Thriving so beautifully despite no human hands to care for them.