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Friday, July 5, 2013

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i ♥ vintage


The Carter Mansion is the oldest frame house in Tennessee, circa 1775, built by John Carter and his son, Landon. We just happened upon it when we were out for a day trip last summer and couldn't resist stopping to take a photo. It's nestled among some stately trees on a quiet street in Elizabethton, TN. If you're ever in the area, stop by and take a look at the old cemetery on the property. There are some graves from the American Revolution. For history buffs like us, it was totally cool!


1. The treasures you stumble upon by accident have the ability to hold some of the best memories.

2. I often wonder what our ancestors would think about all our gadgets we have nowadays.

3. The cheap seed packets of wildflowers have done better in the front yard than any of the plants I bought at Lowe's. And the annuals I bought and planted on top of my chicken coop are doing better than the ones I planted in the ground. Weird. Just weird.

4. I am way behind in visiting blogs and leaving comments. Seems life has picked up speed recently. Can someone slow it down? Please?

5. I wish it could be these temperatures all summer without so much rain :) I only had to turn the a/c on for a couple of the last days in June. So far in July, it has stayed off but the hot weather is coming...ugh!


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16 comments:

  1. I'm a huge fan of "salt box" structures. This is a great example. Wonderful find Anne! xo

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    1. We just turned a corner and there it was!

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  2. do the chickens hang out on the top of their house? This is a lovely photo of the Carter Mansion, I wonder what it looks like inside...

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    1. Hey Lynn, The chickens can't get to the top of the coop. We put flower boxes around the edge of the roof for artistic beauty alone :)

      We didn't get a tour of the inside of the Carter Mansion. Maybe we will take another trip one day and get to see it.

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  3. Thought #1 is so very true. That's why I have so much stuff I can't part with. Ditto on #4 - time going too too fast.

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  4. Love that beautiful old house... and time is moving fast here, too... slow it down!

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  5. The summer in the Netherlands are also to cold and wet, but the weather forcast is looking good voor de next few days :) Great finds and I love your new header! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Great shot of this house.... they just aren't built like that anymore. Really had to laugh at that third comment about the plants. So true!

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  7. Love the old buildings in the east...out here our buildings are 100 years old...but that's about it.....

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  8. i would love to have lived in my ancestor days ... i bet it was a blast. i think we always wonder about the different times other than what we are living in??! makes you wonder? ( :

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  9. I love that mansion! I'd like to walk around inside, too, and imagine people living there. I do wonder what our ancestors would think about our electonic gadgets. I wonder what I would have though myself as a child if someone had told me what I'd be doing (Internet, smart phone, etc.) as an adult. :-)

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  10. Prachtig en het zier er nog goed uit ook.

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  11. Lovely old house, and beautiful photo you've taken of it! :) I love these places too. There are a few out here in Oregon where my husband and i live now, but where we grew up in Maine there are many more. Many with cemeteries beside them where the families were buried. Such history, and i am a history lover to the core.

    Odd that your seeds are growing better than the plants. lol. Sometimes that's the way though. Just let nature take its course, and it surprises us! Have a great weekend!

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  12. I love these historic houses. What a find! Your photo does it justice, too. Wish we had more old buildings out west!

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  13. I think our ancestors would be scandalized. :D For some reason, Mrs. Bennett's (from Pride and Prejudice) facial expressions come to mind...

    I like the photo you took. The template you used for it suits it very well.

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  14. That's a town I would like to visit. Hot, steamy weather has been here for a couple of weeks now. The humidity is to the hard-to-breathe stage.

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