Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Vintage Photo Feature Friday

Hello!  This week I am again joining Tricia's Photo Feature Friday at A Rosy Note.  The theme  is "vintage".  When I started thinking about what to photograph, I realized my old house, originally built in the 1870s, would definitely qualify as vintage!  To give my photo an even more vintage feel, I applied the sepia and softening effects from Picnik.



 It was originally a  "birthing home" (I know what you are thinking...what a delightful and pretty name!..hee! hee!).    Before there was a  hospital in the area, the women would stay here as their birth date due near, and then the doctor would be "summoned" for delivery.  We purchased "The Birthing Home" about 19 years ago, and there are definitely days I wonder if I'll be considered "vintage" when we are done! 

27 comments:

  1. Heather,

    Your home looks straight out of a fairy tale! Oh my cottage sakes :) Beautiful! Love the history behind it, too.
    ~Michelle :)

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  2. What a beautiful home! It must be incredible to live in a home with so much history. Love the way you processed the photo. Looks great!

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  3. Your home is beautiful! I love the story behind it too. Thanks for linking up to Photo Feature Friday :)

    ~tricia

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  4. Wow Heather! What a beautiful house and such a great heritage!
    Kim:)

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  5. What a great image of a very, very charming home... I will never forget the day when I first saw it. What is truely remarkable is how you have been able to add on and improve it without destroying the character of the original structure. Kudos to you!

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  6. I just made my husband leave his cup of coffee to come look at your lovely home. Gorgeous shot.

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  7. i adore your home...one of the cutest ever! and a historical home to boot! how cool is that?

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  8. What an interesting story and background to your home! I never heard of birthing homes before; I wonder if something of the sort existed here in Guatemala. I shall ask my grandma!
    it is a very lovely house, Heather.
    have a lovely day!

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  9. Heather, I'm in LOVE with your home!! So beautiful & love the story behind it. This is why I wish we would have bought a house with history :)

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  10. What a beautiful home Heather...Love that is has history behind it. Great job with the picture. Have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Mother's Day to you.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  11. Your home is beautiful ~ look at all those beautiful flowers!
    Interesting story too!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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  12. You have such a wonderful home. Looks like something out of a movie. Can you imagine all the beautiful memories that were made in that house.

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  13. Hi Heather, I love your house so much! It is just gorgeous. All the flowers look so pretty.I can see myself living there.

    Kathy

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  14. Great photo - what a beautiful home!

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  15. I can't believe how beautiful the outside of your house is! I knew the inside was, but the outside is equally as gorgeous! What a charmer.

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  16. Heather,
    How lucky are you to live in such a beautiful home! The photo is lovely! Knowing the history of the place you call home makes it so much more special!
    Rebecca

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  17. Great home and great history! I also love the photo you took.


    Kelly

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  18. You should be so proud of your lovely home...So welcoming and peaceful! Hope your Mother's Day was as lovely as you are!!!
    Many hugs,
    Cindy

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  19. Your home and your photos are just beautiful! Wow what a history. Just think...what would you blog about if you weren't doing all those renos. :)

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  20. I just popped in your blog from another and Just LOVE it! I love Vintage-y things and your home is beautiful. I've also added myself as your newest follower so I can keep up with you. Hope you drop by to see me sometime. :)

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  21. I had to come back for a second look! I bet you get a lot of comments on your home. It's loaded with charm. Love the arched arbor!

    Hope your week is going well! :)

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  22. Heather,
    Your photograph is beautiful. I always love what you do on the inside of your house -- now I can give the outside a little love as well!

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  23. what a lovely home and photo...if only walls could speak i wonder what happy tales of new life your would tell?

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  24. Beautiful picture and a beautiful home! Very vintage indeed! Love Heather

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