I loved this sweet little barn and nearby fence. It looks like a happy barn to me, the kind that should be in a children's picture book.
And here is the beautiful Virginia Creeper
and gorgeous weathered barn boards
Entrance to the hay loft
I love this stuff.
And now a word about Virginia Creeper:
I wanted the trellis on the west side of our house so that Virginia Creeper, which creeps along every other fence we have without any encouragement whatsoever, would creep onto the trellis and look pretty in all it's green/red/purplish leafiness on the side of the house. Instead of waiting for nature to plant it, as it does elsewhere, I actually transplanted little plants to the soil at the side of the house and as they grew, I gently
forced guided their stubborn little tendrils onto the trellis. They refused to stay there, refused to continue growing, and after a couple seasons, I gave up. We bricked in the soil to cover any reminder of that disastrous experiment (It had its chance!) and covered it with a barn door and vintage sign. Okay, I don't know that it's vintage, but it could be, for there have been pedestrians ever since Adam and Eve walked in the garden. The sign may have come later.
I have no idea why there is now a ladder against the back door or why an axe is standing there. I tried to pick up the axe the other day and the head fell off. My daughter, standing nearby, accused me of being an 'axe murderer.'
With Darling Snuggly Buggly Baby
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Although I usually forget to do it, there is a chance that this post will be linked to one or more of these great linky parties: Amaze Me Monday and Inspiration Monday and Mosaic Monday and The Barn Collective and Treasure Box Tuesday and Vintage Bliss Tuesday and KatheWithAnE and Rubbish Tuesday and Our World Tuesday and Tuesdays at our Home and Tuesday with a Twist and Knick of Time Tuesday (vintage) and Tweak it Tuesday and Vintage Inspiration Wednesday and Ivy and Elephants Wednesday and Adorned From Above and Artsy Corner Thursday and All Things With Purpose and Home & Garden Thursday and Good Fences on Thursdays and Time Travel Thursday and Freedom Fridays and Vintage Inspiration Friday and Saturday's Critters