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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Peeks of the Old House

Do you know what this is?

The aqua glass is an insulator and the metal piece is a grounding rod for the lightning rod on the roof of our house.

Chippy, chippy we are.

If we paint they will surely raise our taxes. *Wink*

An old basket Joe keeps on the porch.

Our rusty, leaning mailbox. 
Joe made the base from a tree.

The magnolia trees that flank the house are covered in seed pods right now.

A country road near the house.

I am linking with Sherry at No Minimalist Here for her Open House Party.


Debra of Common Ground for her Vintage Inspiration Friday.

grace surrounds us


  1. Thanks for the peek. I love all the weathered wood.

  2. I am in love with every one of the photographs. It looks so peaceful down there. Wonder if I can grow magnolia here in Ohio? I would, just for those seed pods. Thanks for sharing a little of the old house.

  3. beautiful country pictures..they are all so wonderful..dont know if I can pick a favorite!

  4. Olive, your photos are beautiful! Love the Magnolia tree and the country road.

  5. Beautiful - love seeing the lightening rod grounding 'wire.' I've never seen that before.

  6. Love the pictures and would love to sit on the porch with a glass of tea and lemon!

    I love how Magnolia blossoms smell and the pods smell like them too!!

  7. I love your weathered railings...they are REAL!! Love the big basket, too and that pretty country road. Great post, Olive! :-)


  8. I love that shot of the trees over the road. I have a thing for lightning rods and the beautiful balls on them.

  9. I guessed a grounding rod when I saw the glass. My husband has a collection of insulators so it reminded me of those.

  10. Oh I love your blog...and I would pay some of my hard-earned money for a few of those seed pods! Thanks for visiting my blog and be sure to come back next week for my guest hosting gig. I'm a new follower...

  11. Olive,
    What great pictures. I always love getting a glimpse of the old house. Fascinating, beautiful history.
    I can look at the details of the surface of the road and driveway and see that it it such a different area of the country from ours - it looks so sandy. And the vegetation too. Lovely, warm, inviting summer shots!

  12. Your photos are stunning. Everything looks so serene, calm and peaceful. Hugs, Marty

  13. Oh Olive that chippy balustrade is making me all goofy drooly! *winks* And I love the mysterious road shot! Vanna

  14. Love all the chippiness!...Christine

  15. Love your photos, there is nothing better then chippy, peely paint! So very serene and calming!
    I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me.

  16. *sigh* I could be comfortable there with all the trees, the chippy paint, and the view......BEAUTIFUL!!


    Romeo and "Her"

  17. Oh, what wonderful photos! I have relaxed just looking at them. Each picture reveals something so unique and peaceful.
    I also want to mention that your photos in your previous post are stunning!!! It is not easy to get a great photo of hummingbirds...but you have done just that. Fabulous! I have a deep love of the little hummers and could spend all day just watching them. Beautiful, Olive.

  18. Wonderful photos, all of them! You picked some great subjects here. The country road is stunning!

  19. Olive, this is an awesome post. I love the chippy rails..your pictures are really great. I would love to walk down that beautiful road.
    Now, I need to go back and look at other photos of your house.
    xxo bj

  20. Hi Olive; Your photographs are gorgeous and your comments crack me up! I'll certainly be back for more. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog recently!


  21. The magnolia pod looks fake -- it's so perfect. Now wait .. that does sound dumb, doesn't it? Nature is surely supposed to be "more perfect" than something made in China!

    Beautiful -- and I love the mailbox post.

    Did you see my hand do up for the insulator? We had a pretty big collection of them -mostly in shades of turquoise -- when I was a kid, at our summer house. don't know why, but I recall them as being fee, or pretty close to it. We used them on window sills, and for holding down tablecloths and napkins on outdoor dining tables.

    I wonder where they are now?

    thanks for the glimpses. More, please!

  22. That country road looks wonderful. I love all that aged wood, and the mailbox. How lovely for us to have a little peek like this. Thank you!

  23. Hi Olive...

    My friend, I just adore your chippy porch! Beautiful photos...I especially love the last photo of the tree covered country road...sooo very peaceful! Thank you for sharing more of your beautiful home with us...and your fabulous photos!

    Warmest summery wishes,

  24. Love that shot of the lane by your home~ so ethereal! I knew what the insulator was, but never figured it would be attached to a lightning rod ground! Don't let your taxes go up TOO high! LOL
    hugs, Sue

  25. I love the photographs, Olive. They are beautiful and interesting! You have a special "understanding" with your camera-another way of saying I really admire your talent!

    When it gets a little cooler around here (maybe October) I'm actually going to leave the house to scavenge for interesting images.

  26. Beautiful photos! Thanks so much for the advice about when and how to prune my hydrangeas!

  27. very inviting! love the chippy white paint!

  28. Olive, that lightning rod and glass insulator are the coolest things I've seen in awhile. I don't know why I love them, but I do! Ann

  29. oh my gosh, I LOVE it!!! those magnolia pods look wonderful! Hope you got miss CC back to school and that you're doing OK, XOXO D

  30. oh i adore all the "peeks"! especially the wonderful country road!

  31. Don't touch that porch....haha
    they probably would try raising your taxes.
    I'm so jealous of that magnolia tree!

  32. Olive, All of the pictures are wonderful! I especially like the chippy railings. Thanks for sharing at my party and enjoy your weekend.

  33. wow--very cool photos!! thanks for sharing...the old basket is to die for!!


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