Monday, April 09, 2012

Go Ahead, Fence Me In

The house with the white picket fence, we’ve heard it a thousand times.  I love picket fences, hubby and I have painstakingly built three by hand for previous home restorations. 

A picket fence was part of the plan for sections of the backyard at the Farmhouse on Main™.

But....that's all changed now.

What changed it?

This….
Isn’t it spectacular? 
120 year old solid cast iron fencing……75 feet of it!  Can you believe it?!  Fantastic chippy white with the perfect blend of rust.

This is what garden dreams are made of....at least for me anyway. :-)
It would be lovely incorporated into any yard, but something tells me it’s been waiting just for this 120 year old farmhouse.  
We introduced them (the house and the fence) on Saturday and it was love at first sight.  Looks like we’ve got some post holes to dig. J 
Oh me oh my, miles and miles of gardening projects paving the road ahead for this sweet lil place.  Lots of gardening posts heading your way!
Dear lil Farmhouse On Main,
“Have we told you today that we love you?”. 
 
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23 comments:

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, LaurieAnna: Very sweet post. I've never seen a more beautiful fence and you were so lucky to get so much of it. Your garden will be even more spectacular..Happy Monday..Judy

Susannah Sanford said...

Beautiful iron fencing!

Anne said...

Lucky find!It is going to look amazing at your house.
Anne

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

wow perfection!!! love it!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

only 75 ft?
I hope it is enough to fulfill the wildest dreams for your beautiful home!

-Pat

A Thrifted Market said...

Beautiful fencing! Can't wait to see it finished. Love that I brought home some of those things in your last picture from the shop! Have a beautiful blessed day!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That fence is gorgeous I can see why is was love at first sight!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

wow that is quite fabulous!!!!! I am in love with it too.

Merci-Notes said...

HI<
I love it also! I am so very happy for you... a lovely fence ANd it is already built! Oh Happy Day!

With Kindness,
Mary

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

LOVE the fencing! Very cool and lucky you.
Deb

blhitchcock901 said...

I have this fence in my dreams!

One Shabby Old House said...

You feel about your house the way I do about mine and I would be in heaven to find some like that. So please,
Enjoy all 75 feet of it for me too!
Hugs
Becky

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

LoVe that ChiPPy-W*H*I*T*E FENCE Fragment...
Jeanine Burkhardt

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I am so drooling over here. What a gorgeous, chippy vintage fence. I can't wait to see posts on that beauty!

~Shanon

KarenSue Farash said...

SCORE!!!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I agree SCORE! That is something you don't see much anymore. Love that you have it to add to the farmhouse. Lucky you!

ti said...

NEVER seen any like it! FAntabulous! ...anxious to see pics of it up!!!
Blessings! (looks like this find was!)

ti

Hibiscus House said...

I love it!

Dusty McRae said...

What a dreamy find, that is going to be gorge in your garden area!!

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful union it will be!!

Sarah said...

It would have been love at first sight for me too.
This is wonderful!

Connie said...

Hi Laurie Anna: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your new GF friend, I would love it if you stop by and be my friend, too.
I love your vintage farmhouse. You have done amazing decorating. Thanks for sharing!

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