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Monday, March 9, 2015

The Barn Collective

It seems like I fell out of the world of blogging but it has been absolutely crazy around here since Feb 14th! I'm not going to go into detail but life happened and then it got back on track, somewhat. It's still a bit 'off ' since our oldest son left for USAF BMT (Basic Military Training) on Feb 24th. We're proud of him but miss him something fierce! I spend lots of time writing him letters and educating myself about being a military family now.

I did get a break this past Friday and went to Asheville NC with my SIL to visit Biltmore House & Gardens. We are huge Downton Abbey fans and just had to go see the Dressing Downton display. Wow. It was something else. Too bad they don't allow pictures. I'll just say that all the costumes were amazing, except one burnt orange looking dress Edith wore in one of the episodes. It definitely looked better on TV than in person!

Since the weather was beautiful, we also visited Antler Hill Village on the estate and passed by this amazing barn!


Look at that Lion Crest!


And that dark brick silo with the wooden top is fantastic!


We weren't allowed to get close so I had to use my zoom lens, but I sure would like to have had an up close look around the barn and outbuildings. I think they're almost as intriguing as the house itself!



~Have a blessed day in the Lord~


26 comments:

  1. Hi sweet Anne and happy Monday to you :) The brick silo is fabulous!

    You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you!

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    1. Hi Stephanie, Thank you so much for the prayers. I certainly feel them! Now to get over to your mom's blog and read your guest post. I just know it will be a crowning end to my day. :)

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  2. What a lovely setting for this barn. I love barns, but silos are the crowning touch. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Hi Tom, This one is tucked back in a small cove and I am so glad I managed a glimpse of it. We turned the car around so we could go back and get the picture. :) The brick silo was a wonderful bonus!

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  3. Hi Anne. Yes, sometimes life does get in the way and we have to slow down a bit. It would be very interesting to see Biltmore and the clothing from the Downton Abbey show. I'm sure you must miss your son a lot....God bless him. Have a lovely week.

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    1. Hi Pam, I am hoping a bit of the craziness is slowing down now and I can concentrate on getting my house back in order. :) I was thrilled to go to Biltmore House. I've been many times but this was real treat. Do you watch Downton Abbey?

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  4. That barn is great with the red lion on the door. You will miss your son and be proud of him too.
    It must have been really nice to see the Downton Abbey costumes, lucky you.

    Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, I thought the lion was pretty cool , too! I sure haven't seen one like that around here before. :) I do miss my son very much. Still waiting for that first letter home! Have a good week!

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  5. Oh, my goodness....I so love this...just all of it Love the road leading back to it, that barn is nice, and love that silo with the wood top...probably as much as the barn.

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    1. Hi Rose, I feel the same way, especially about the silo. :)

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  6. I have never seen a brick silo. These old barns are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing and good luck to your son!

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    1. Hi Andrea, Thank you for your kind words and thoughts toward my son! So far, he is doing great.

      We definitely have more metal silos in our area. I always try to take a picture when I see the brick ones. :)

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  7. I've never seen a barn photo, or a silo!, that I didn't like. Love your photos and it's fun to see some of South Carolina. My second born daughter and her family used to live in Fort Mill. My son-in-law grew up in Cheraw.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, I'm with you on the barn and silo love! Actually, Biltmore House is in Asheville NC, but I have been to Fort Mill many times. Yay for SC!

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  8. Beautiful Barn and Pictures. My son and his family live in NC. Would love to go see the Biltmore one of these days. I have one son just finished his last day with the Navy after having served 5 years, and a son in law who has done likewise and is now in Navy reserves. So thankful for our military. Thanks for stopping by my blog.. appreciate the comment. Have a great day.

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    1. Hi Pam, It's almost a must to visit Biltmore if you are in the area. I've been in the spring, summer, autumn, and in the bleak midwinter but never Christmas. My sister-in-law and I really just wanted to see the Downton display. :)

      Thank you to your son and son-in-law for their service to our country! Brave men, indeed.

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  9. Oh wow, never have seen a top like that on a silo. How neat! I also really like how the lion crest makes the barn so special.

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    1. Hi Bethany, The Lion Crest is what initially caught my eye. And then to see the brick and wooden silo, well that just made my day. :)

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  10. You're not alone, Anne. I have fell of the blogging wagon too! You must be missing your son so much. Please accept a big Thank You from me to your son and whole family. I would love to see the Downton Abbey clothing!!!! Lucky girl. And this barn and silo have soooo much character. Love these photos!

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  11. Awww....Thanks, Amy! I will be sure and relay your message to my son. He has written two short notes saying things are going well and he misses sleeping in. :)

    You just need to come to Asheville on a mini vacation. The display will be up until sometime in May. If you do, let me know!

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  12. Interesting! Pretty fancy crest for a barn.

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    1. Hi Linda, It's Biltmore House, so yes, it's fancy. :)

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  13. Love your pics and keeping your son in prayer Anne. I know you miss him.

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    1. Hey Kelly! Thanks so much. I sure covet prayers for him, and the one phone call we got the day after he arrived, he said he needed them. Of course, by now things should be a bit better. And yes, I desperately miss him!

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