House Full of Stories

posted by Sharon May 20, 2014 20 Comments

Do you like to imagine the life that an old house has held? This week I’m going to visit my family in MIchigan. Our last trip there, we went to Greenfield Village. Old homes and buildings sit on lawns and fields and help us imagine all the generations that passed through their doors.

Think of unlatching this wooden window cover to let in the sun . . .

And of spending chilly nights in front of the fire after cooking supper.

You can almost hear the creak of the stairs as young and old traveled up and down.

Time can move so fast that the days and years blur. It’s good to stop now and then and think about your own story you’re spinning in the place where you live.

So I’m heading for this old house soon. It will be filled with family.

The children will run in and out and laugh and play, and we’ll all trek up and down the stairs (oh, so many times). We’ll enjoy lunch on the porch, and in the evening I’ll tuck the young ones in bed and read them a story. We’ll make memories. And we’ll add them as chapters in the larger story of almost a century of life in this house.

How about you? Do you enjoy visiting historic homes? Do they launch your imagination?

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s texture 0703. The theme at Texture Tuesday this week is “Black and White.”

 

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20 Comments

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Jen May 20, 2014 at 5:12 am

The story added to your pictures and I really like the wooden window with the sunbeams. It sounds like your family has a tradition of being together in the summer. Our summer place is smaller and my children( all young men) will be with us this summer as we head north for a week. Enjoy!

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Sherri Cassell May 20, 2014 at 5:30 am

What a wonderful old home and your images beautifully capture it’s charming qualities.

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Evelyn in Oregon May 20, 2014 at 5:39 am

I especially love the close-up images of the wood and metal….I’m always looking for similar scenes.

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Carmel May 20, 2014 at 5:46 am

Lovely images, very befitting to your story.

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Thoughts from the Desktop May 20, 2014 at 6:26 am

Wonderful words and timeless images lovely….

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Barbara May 20, 2014 at 8:14 am

Beautiful captures, I really love the details on the doors!

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Pieni Lintu May 20, 2014 at 8:43 am

Beautiful buildings!!! <3

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Donna May 20, 2014 at 10:18 am

Images of houses are always some of my favorites, and these are gorgeous in tone and texture. You have done such a lovely job with editing every picture. My favorites are the detail shots, but I really love them all. That spinning photo truly touches my heart. Your words added so much to this post – just like a page from a photo essay.

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Tamar May 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm

What gorgeous pictures!! The detail and stories you shared are amazing.

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Kiy May 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm

I love old homes and all their character! Nice Photos!

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Sheila May 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Beautiful images and story. I love the texture of the old wood doors and metal handles – amazing.

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Dotti May 20, 2014 at 5:58 pm

What a fun tour! And perfect in B&W. Enjoy your visit. {We’re headed to visit family this weekend, too.}

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Peabea May 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm

So fun to imagine the lives this house held. Also love the title that can be taken two ways. At first, I thought you meant because it was a two story home. lol 🙂 Happy Tuesday.

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Christian May 20, 2014 at 7:21 pm

A wonderful place.

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Life Images by Jill May 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

the family home that has survived the generations is such a wonderful place. I loved your images and story behind them.

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abrianna May 21, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Beautiful photos. I really like the turn one. I do like looking at older homes too.

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Ida P. Krause May 21, 2014 at 6:07 pm

What a great post. Loved the processing of your photos and yes it is fun to imagine the stories old homes can tell. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family making memories in that old home.

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Jade @ Tasting Grace May 22, 2014 at 10:27 am

Touring old houses is one of my favorite tourist activities. i love the history.

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prairiejill May 24, 2014 at 5:33 am

Gorgeous images! B&w is so perfect for this series.

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Linda May 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Love, love thes photos. I am going out later to take some of my own old house that is full of memories and still making them for our family, I posted earlier this week about me learning to love this place. It has taken some time to get to know her and figure out how we could live together in harmony. Thanks for sharing.

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