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Monday, March 14, 2011

That’s My World Tuesday ~ 3-15-11

Living way out in the country and loving to drive the back roads on the weekends, it is always a surprise what we are going to see. Many of the old homes have never ending yard sales going on in their front yards while others collect old cars and other junk. The owners of this one were proud to call it the “Sanford and Sons” house and told me I was welcomed to take pictures. Sadly, I didn’t get shots of the side of an old bookmobile being used as a wall for the tool shed or all of the Tonka toy trucks out doing their imaginary work, but I did not want to be “rude” by making a nuisance of myself. I learned that the blue bunny hutch up by the front proch is now a bird house because the rabbit is dead, and the old bed out in the front is being used for what it was intended...a flower bed. A family of 5 lives in this very old home.





If you think there is a lot of stuff on the left and in front of the house, you should see what is on the right and out to the back of the property. It is an amazing collection of anything and everything you can imagine. What do you find to be the most interesting item? Click to enlarge and then click gaain to enlarge even more.


"A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless." 
~May Sarton

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15 comments:

  1. Cool stuff. I liked the cast iron kettle that probably sat on a wood stove and added moisture to the home in the winter. It's not my style to have everything laying around outside. I'd have recycled the metal long time ago...lol...

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  2. if you splash a new coat of paint on that house, it would really look like very new and sturdy.

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  3. wow, it's a lot of stuff! the blue miniature house is interesting...is it a doll house, a birdhouse, or something to house a pet?:p

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  4. I totally agree! You never know what you will see in the country. I especially like the finges of desert towns, there are very interesting people living out of town...

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  5. It's fun to poke around. I like the single bed frame.

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  6. That chair if refurbished could do very well as an accent chair or something.

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  7. Wonderful side country side images.

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  8. One man's junk is another man's treasure - trouble is I can rarely tell the difference.

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  9. maison bric a brac, on dirait la maison d'un sculpteur

    Publicity ;o) Every Friday (and the Weekend), The Challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

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  10. I find it interesting that they have a satellite dish. it just seems like time stands a bit still in this yard, things stay there and more stuff is thrown into the mix but one thing is there that is evidence of technology - the satellite dish. great capture Genie!

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  11. Just as Gerald said "One man's junk is another man's treasure" My father in- law says that, and lives like that. I have known him for 31 years, All I think is how lucky we are when the time comes to clean it up. It is not going to be fun by no means. LOL! Thankful my husband does not take after his Dad. Great photos Genie, It looks like a beautiful country ride.

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  12. Hiya Genie,
    I remember those places from the backwoods of upstate New York.

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  13. Oh my gosh I love this so much! Wonderful that you got to take pix -- I want you to go back and get those you missed ;>).. there is something about seeing these kind of houses by the side of the road that just intrigues me. I like to think about how other people live. In the same way that I like to look at the McMansions along the river here inFt Myers, I enjoy looking at this kind of home too. (Latent peeping Tom I guess, is one way to describe me.) I really love that you asked to take the pictures. Thx for sharing.

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