Wednesday, September 10, 2008

There is a beautiful old home near us sitting empty and in extreme disrepair. I've walked past it many times. I chanced walking right up on the porch and snapping a photo of the beautiful dining room door. No one was home to let me in...it's empty you know.
This photo of the door shows the old screen closed. In my mind I can see the warm glow of candles and the twinkle of cozy lights coming from deep inside this home in desperate need of love. And yes it has a romantic porch.

Is there a home near you that needs some love?

Happy Birthday to my sweet sister in law Dianne! Yes, I really do have another sister in law birthday today. I'm glad!

Love, Rachel

13 comments:

Esther said...

What a gorgeous house! No wonder you're snapping pictures! It's very pretty!

And happy birthday, Dianne! I hope this is a wonderful day for you! I'm glad you're in our family!!

Love you both!
Esther

A Hint of Home said...

What a shame the house is sitting empty. It looks like a real jewel.
I went back to past posts and love all your window treatments.

Kathi said...

What a cool screen and door. I love it. I hope someone will move in and love it. Kathi

My Petite Maison said...

What a pretty house, Rachel. I'm with you imagining how homes that need love could look in my mind's eye.

Yes, there is a house near me that needs much love. It's too far gone now and up for sale, my husband and I are thinking someone may purchase it and put up multiple housing. Unfortunately that's happening a lot where I live and so sad. I really hope this house has much happier days ahead and a family that loves it and brings it back to its glory.

Happy Birthday to Dianne ;)
xo~Tracie

Ronda said...

Love seeing these beautiful pictures through your eyes, Rachel! :) Blessings!

Patti said...

Beautiful home!!! That's so sad whn homes sit empty like that! Houses need love and care too! Who's birthday is it tomorrow?
Have a great day~ Patti

Amanda said...

Wow! That house looks like it has a lot of character... I love the door, but I also love what I could see looking past the door... was that an iron/black chandelier there, in front of an old fireplace? Love it! We're getting more and more interested in these, as I've mentioned in my blog:) Maybe we could be neighbors! hehe, wouldn't that be fun for our princesses? Ah, the dreams of a mother....

Becky said...

Hi Rachel,
That is a great old house! And you know how I like old houses. Is it for sale or just sitting empty?
In Eufaula the Shorter Mansion was rescued by the Historical society.
I will do a post on it as it is so beautiful now.
There is one down the street from our house that is so bad. It has so much character but work starts and stops. I am sure that money is the reason. It is so expensive to restore a house anymore.
Becky

Sharon said...

I love that door and the bay window! Amazing! It is sad that it is empty. I hope someone will buy it and restore it. You are so funny...you're so brave to walk up and take the picture! I love it!!!

Thank you so much for your prayers about my son, Cameron, wanting to move. I really, really appreciate it. Last night we had a talk and he said he is putting it on the back burner until after the holidays. I feel so, so much better about all of it. I will post about it in the next few days.

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for caring and praying!

Hugs, Sharon

KEITH said...

HI RACHEL, I JUST WISHED DIANNE HAPPY BIRTHDAY. THAT IS ONE NICE DOOR. KEITH

Mo said...

Wow, love the door! I can't imagine what lovely architectural elements await inside. It seems with the housing market the way it is, many homes are being left for dead. But hopefully soon they will be filled with someone who'll appreciate their charm.

My Petite Maison said...

Rachel, There's a cute little sign or hanging "thing" inside the house and it's holding a sign itself - what is it - do you know?
Wonder what kind of stories it and the house would tell...
xoxo~Tracie

JeannieTheDreamer said...

what a beautiful door :(

this house is meant for someone, i hope that person finds his or her way to it...