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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

VICTORIAN HOUSE GABLE WITH GINGERBREAD BRACKETS -- PAINT LICK, KENTUCKY

PRE-SPRING SUNSHINE

25 comments:

  1. I can almost feel that sun baking the side of the house. How long ago did people care about adding those little extas like "gingerbread." And, I wonder how it came to be called "gingerbread." And I love your Seed Masthead! Soon!!

    Lovely, Barbara!

    Elora

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  2. The house is wonderful - and the picture of seed containers in the header is even better. I love it!

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  3. I like the seeds in the header and the details on this house! We had some pre-spring sunshine today here in Green County. So nice for a change!

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  4. Elora -- I do know that the type of gingerbread in my photo was popular in the late 1800s. When I lived in Oregon -- gingerbread was referred to as Jig-Saw work. It seems to have had various names. I like the gingerbread term the best. Thanks for the comments and also the nice comment on my masthead. -- barbara

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  5. Bill -- You have led an interesting life from what I read on your blog. Thanks for the comments on the house and my header. -- barbara

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  6. Farmchick -- the seed containers look so funky after all these years of use. It is so nice to see an old home that continues to shine with its original craftsmanship. Thanks so much for the comments -- barbara

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  7. Wonderful picture! Some place names make me smile as they bring pictures to my mind. Actually the pure whiteness of the paint on that house looks almost as inviting as a vanilla ice cream cone to lick.

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  8. June -- Well it was such a nice day that you could sit outside and eat an ice cream cone. Wishing you nice weather too -- barbara

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  9. Vicki -- "It's in the details," as they always say -- thanks -- barbara

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  10. Now that is a blue sky! Wonderful house.

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  11. Tess, A beautiful day it was -- like the song, "blue skies looking at me." Thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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  12. Nice detailing. Looks pretty well maintained, too. Not always a given.

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  13. The gingerbread details so wonderful to look at. Your new header is really geared up for spring; I like it.

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  14. Lovely, both the header and the Victorian house detail! As Vicki said, it is all about the details!

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  15. Oh, I just love houses with the gingerbread barckets on them. They just don't make them like they used to.

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  16. Sheri -- 'This house is in fine shape retaining its historic look. Thanks for stoping by -- barbara

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  17. A classic Victorian look here. What detail!

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  19. Mama-Bug -- thanks for noticing my vintage header. It is the time here in KY to plant cold crops so I thought it appropriate. Thanks for the comments -- barbara

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  20. Daphne -- Pride in craftsmanship is what made these old houses lovely. Too bad when we lose them. This one is occupied and in great shape. Thanks -- barbara

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  21. Janet -- today the skill it took to make these types of brackets is almost a lost art. Too bad. Thanks for the comments Janet -- barbara

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  22. Birdman -- Yes, part of the housing diversity of KY -- thanks -- barbara

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  23. Wow, that is so pretty! My mom and I always loved gingerbread on houses, but whenever we'd admire one my dad would always growl, "Damned maintenance nightmare!" LOL I don't care, they're handsome houses. But maybe it's like a swimming pool... it's best when you can enjoy it, but it belongs to someone else and they have to maintain it! ;-)

    Whomever owns this lovely home sure is maintaining it well! It looks as clean, white and crisp as freshly laundered and pressed organic cotton sheets! :-)

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  24. Laloofah -- This was a handsome two-story house that sat on a lovely piece of rural property. The owners were obviously house proud as the house was immaculately kept. Like your analogy -- white and crisp as freshly laundered and pressed organic cotton sheets -- that it was. Thanks -- barbara

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