Monday, July 18, 2011

The Soul of a Vintage Home

Our vintage home has been inspiring me in more ways than one these days. 

I've been thinking about these old houses and how through all the changes, all the progress, all the turmoil, they remain a constant.

Think about it....

There is such an honesty to a vintage home.
They don’t put on airs.
They don’t try to be something they are not.

They don’t want to be like any other house.
They are the genuine article.
Proud of their age and character.
They embrace their flaws and imperfections.
Never pretentious or assuming, they welcome everyone.

Standing on character and time, they have nothing to prove.
Wouldn't that be an honorable description if I were describing a person?

People can learn a lot from these beautiful old structures, don't you think? 



18 comments:

SueAnn said...

So beautiful!
Love this post..so true!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Lori said...

Can't wait for move in day!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love looking at the pictures while reading about the attributes of an old home. I have always been a fan of the genuine article!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

This house is most peoples dream! Love it!! judy

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

How true! Takes an old home to get the point across. Beautiful!~Hugs, Patti

Becky C said...

Yes, I'd love to be described like that :)
Old homes just get better and better over time. I love every photo. It is so perfect! Is that rosemary along the walkway?? Have a great week

Ruby Grace's said...

You are just giddy arent' you??? Gonna be amazing! I know you are anxious to get inside and start working. Keep us posted.
Denis

Haley K. Young@Thistle-Lark said...

Wow, it's always been a dream to own a vintage home! I love it! I also love your booth at Canton, I stop by every time I go...one of my favorites!

Carol Bennett said...

Absolutely, we can learn from an old home! Can't wait to see how this new project takes shape!I'm excited for you!!
Carol in GA

A Cottage Muse said...

Well said!
I'm sure your new old home is very happy to have a new family that totally appreciates her!

Heaven's Walk said...

You couldn't have said it any better, Laurie! Just perfectly worded!! I feel the exact same way about our old farmhouse. She is who she is and is very content being who she is ~~ a beautiful old lady with creaking bones and a loving heart. ♥ I don't think I could ever live in a new home....well, maybe...but if I could build one it would look old inside and out. :)

xoxo laurie

Pearl said...

Great post and I agree, I could look at your home everyday. It's so beautiful.

Sharon - The Flying Frog Bed and Breakfast said...

My husband & I renovated an old home when we were 1st married but then moved to a home built in 1994 with lots of character. After 7 years we decided we missed an older home & the projects that go with it & just purchased a bank repo - a shabby, gorgeous 5,000 sf circa 1876 home we are turning into a B&B. You just feel more at home in home with so much history. You feel the previous owners in the house with you so you are never alone. Without people who love older home they would fall apart or turn into run-down apt buildings.

Dreams and Decor said...

Awesome post, Laurie! You said it so beautifully! I just love old houses! Patti in TX

Stephanie said...

Lovely post my friend! Hey, I'm dying to know - will you guys paint the fence white?

Theresa said...

What a great post, so true, so true. t. xoxoxo

Heckety said...

Hee hee! that's soooo me!!! NOT! But wouldn't it be nice if it was true of all of us!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I love the way you describe it as the soul of a house! I so agree. your beautiful house has much soul!

Karen