Posted in this&that

Beautiful old things

I love old barns, old dishes, old doors and windows, old fabrics, old books, old photos. I’d say it’s all about the fact that I’m aging, too, but old and weathered, cherished or abandoned, old things have always appealed to me. I love to hold them or touch them and wonder about them, the history, and the people who built them, handled, quilted or read them.

This is the first post (mostly photographs and mostly by other people since I don’t take very many myself, although that may change) in an occasional series of beautiful old things.

Hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

These two photos come from Just Beautiful Things, a blog I just discovered when looking for photos of old barns. One of the things I’ve always wanted to do is restore an old barn into a home. The Just Beautiful Things blog, while it looks not to be very active these days, has a small, interesting piece and pictures about that very idea.

Above photo of Leaning Barn
Found on flickr by ninjapoodles
Posted in this&that

New blogs and old passions

I spend a good deal of time daily at WordPress, at least most days. (One of the joys of having lots of time to spend.) During that time I blog a bit, tinker and finesse different features on my blog, reply to comments and read the blogs of new followers, check out Freshly Pressed, read posts in the topics that interest me, and read the posts of bloggers that I follow–I love that part. In fact, I love the whole basket full of goodies.

In the past few days I’ve found several new blogs that I like but only by the sheer luck of a new reader having liked, commented on, or followed my blog. It occurs to me that I’m missing something here. Continue reading “New blogs and old passions”