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Saturday, April 7, 2012

FOLKSY BUNGALOW


Last summer I just had to stop and take a photo of this early 1900s bungalow as it made me smile. Its folksy painted purple trim complete with a hand-painted checkerboard on the dormer made me feel good. 


It was a reminder to me that life is to be explored by our creative side in all kinds of ways, including the houses we live in. I believe that indulging your creative mind results in healthy body energy.


This bungalow was discovered on a vintage residential street in Danville, Kentucky. Viewing folk artifacts usually activates people to smile along with  feeling a tinge of  joy. Especially when the artifact is as large as a house.


18 comments:

  1. Yep, I'm smiling along with a sense of the joy -- thinking how delighted someone felt when done painting that house facade, standing across the street looking at his or her handiwork. A wholesome smile first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day -- thanks.

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    1. June -- Nice that you enjoyed this folksy home. Letting the artistic spirit show is a gift to others. It seems that any material form can become a piece of art work. Thanks June -- barbara

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  2. I bet this bungalow is not alone on this vintage street.

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    1. Birdman -- This street has a diverse population of housing stock. I would say the houses range from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s. thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  3. That's just the cutest thing I've ever seen. It's paint job is quaint and I'd love to own it.

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    1. I too like to see the creative side of a home owner at work -- Thanks Mamabug -- barbara

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  4. That little house would make me smile too, and make me think that I'd like to live there. Very charming, indeed.

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    1. Rose -- The house sat in a very charming old fashioned neighborhood. I could live in any of the homes. -- barbara

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  5. My neighborhood has lots of Dutch Colonial style houses -- none trimmed in lavender. I like them a lot!

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    1. Kay -- Your neighborhood must be wonderful. What a pleasure it must be to live in such a neighborhood. -- thanks -- barbara

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    2. I like my neigborhood a lot! It isn't perfect but it has good, hardworking, nice people or I wouldn't have stayed here six years.

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    3. Kay -- Perhaps I would call it a "salt of the earth" neighborhood. My favorite kind of people -- thanks -- barbara

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  6. This almost looks like a dollhouse. So picture perfect.

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    1. Michelle -- the folk look probably gives one the feeling that the house could be for a doll -- thanks -- barbara

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  7. Oh, what a charming little house!

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    1. Vicki -- an early commercially built 1900s home brought up to a vernacular level -- thanks -- barbara

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  8. I work near here and pass this building often. The whole street as a charm to it. You can see it on google maps here:

    http://goo.gl/maps/RSJD

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    1. Amanda -- I agree, the whole street is charming. Danville is a beautiful town, I enjoy the historic architecture of the commercial section as well as the homes. thanks -- barbara

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