Earth laughs in flowers... Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
C.S. Lewis

Friday, August 6, 2010

It's a Barn Chick Party!!!

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I'm late again! It's kind of funny since I am never late in real life...just in blog life;)! I am joining sweet Karen at Brayton Homestead Interiors for her Barn Chicks party. Most of you that know me well know that I have a slight obsession with living in a cottage in the country. For a while we toyed with the idea of building a little cottage in Fredericksburg,Texas. While we were in the planning stages we took some pics of places that we wanted to replicate...vintage barns and homesteads that pepper the landscape of the hill country. I thought these would be perfect for today.

Be sure and visit Karen and the other"chicks" to see all of the goings on;)!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lots of Love!!!



Julie Marie said...

Hello Cathy... love your beautiful photos and that little chick is precious! xoxo Julie Marie

Blondie's Journal said...

Dream chicken coops!!! I love it. Who can resist these fuzzy little babies and the beautiful eggs when they are grown. Makes everyone want to live in the country! Thanks, Cathy!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cathy, those photos are wonderful and hold on to that dream.

Olive said...

Hi Cathy, yours is my last barn visit for the day and a sweet one it it. Those lovely joined timbers. I feel as if I should sleep in some hay! hugs olive

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Cathy, love the barns, they are just way to awesome! What a cutie pie of a chickie! Thanks for sharing!


Anne Lorys said...

Beautiful images!

And if you ever want to visit a little cottage in Fredericksburg again, you have an open invitation to come see me. :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Blue Creek Home said...

It would be so much fun to build a barn, cottage style, in the hill country.
We had a barn growing up. We would sit in the hay door at the top and hang our legs out and just hope that dad didn't catch us!!!

I love your barns and your baby chickee!

Unknown said...

how sweet are YOY with your kind words. so glad you are a Barn Chick! would not have been the same without you.
Love your pics, I can see why you were inspired. always wanted to live in a barn, someday.
thanks friend,

Unknown said...

Oh, how I love barns & yours are wonderful! And, that darling chick finale ... too cute!

Have a lovely PINK summer's weekend ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Cathy, love your barn post too. Thanks for stopping by, Theresa

Debbiedoos said...

I always wanted a cute little baby chic....loved your pics!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

There isn't anything better than being in the country! Love those pictures. The chick is too sweet!

DustyLu said...

Beautiful Cathy! Beautiful! Have a wonderful day! ~Lulu

Sandra Wilkes said...

Love your little chic! Nice to live out in theopen. Thanks for sharing your great pics and for visiting my blog!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Wonderful photos...that chick is so cute!

All That Glitters said...

Awww.... how cute is he!!!

Lisa said...

I love all your inspirational pics! Leave it to you to turn barnyard chick into barnyard chic.:)
PS It would not surprise me one teenie bit if your cottage dream comes true.;)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These are lovely photos, Cathy! I'd love to have a place like these in the country, too!

Melissa Miller said...

Cathy I thought I was on my way to see your roosters for Barb's party! LOL! I got a nice surprise. They are soooo precious. :)

Kelly said...

A cottage in Fredricbshurg would be great!! I've been there. I had to see the Carol Bolton stores in person!! :)
Lovely images!!! Very pretty!!

Dawn said...

A barn style cottage would be wonderful. I hope your dream comes true.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had known about this party!
Hope she does it again next year.
Love your photos. They make me want to get out in my yard and start working on my vintage buildings.

Stacey said...

Beautiful pictures Miss Cathy. I love the little chick. Dreaming about the country life is so much fun...of course, I do like that my Super Target is five minutes away.

Barb said...

Cathy, such lovely pictures. I am dreaming, too.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Pamela said...

Sweet little chick!!

Thanks Cathy for all your wonderful comments!
Pamela xo

Uncovered Ruby said...

What a beautiful barn..I am awe struck. The stone is lovely, and how pretty against the blue sky. I love your blog and I will be back!!!
Your newest follower :-)
Blessings, Lisa

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh gorgeous! I love the old looks of these sweet little places! I wouldn't mind reinventing these cutie pies into homes!
Thanks for sharing!

What a pretty town!!

Thanks for the visit, too!

:) becky said...

Love your barns in your neck of the world. The log barns are so unique:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Sandi said...

Lovely photographs!! I also LOVE your C.S.Lewis quote!! Thanks for sharing!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Cathy,
Here in the south I pass by so many old farms with lovely wooden barns with such great character.
I hope your dream comes true.


Unknown said...

I kinda have the same obsession... :) Sweet little chick! :)


joven said...

beautiful blog..pls visit mine and be a follower.. thanks and God bless..

Jacqueline said...

These are lovely barns. My sister lives in San Antonio so she took me to Fredricksburg, what a great little town. We shopped and had lunch there.

Cute little chick,so soft and fluffy.

Prior said...

Lovely barn images
~ and sweet chic


Shelia said...

Hi Cathy! Oh, I love seeing all of these old barns and buildings! I love Fredericksburg!! We were there a few months ago!!
Thanks for you sweet comments on my entry.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dear Cathy,

It was nice to visit this blog... enjoyed the music and the story about the chicken.

Greetings from Georgia


Rue said...

Gorgeous pictures as always Cathy!!


Rebecca said...

Lovely barn photos and especially like the little chick. I'm a barn chick too-glad to meet you!

Val said...

Aww, I love this post!! Anytime, you come to Cali, I will take you out for lunch!! = ))

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Awwww, Cathy that little chick is just the cutest! Aren't old barns wonderful? You have some great pictures of them. I think it would be so much fun to convert a barn into a home. Hope you have a great week. laurie

Renée said...

Your pix are so amazing and I just want to snuggle with that fuzzy little chick! What a smashing post to start the week. Thanks....

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I love your pictures, I don't know how I missed you, I thought I had gone to see every barn, sorry! I love going to Fredricksburg, so many places to go shopping! Blessings~~~ Daphne

René said...

Such sweet images and yes, there is a little barn chick in all of us :)


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Cathy...What wonderful photos! Love those old barns...and the chick...adorable! I hope you are having a great week!....hugs..Debbie

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

I just love old barns and those pics are incredible!!! Have fun and party on girl :o)

Have a marvelous day sweetie!!!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

There is nothing quite like living in a cottage in the country, Cathy! Hubby and I bought a small farm five years ago and love waking up each day to the sights and sounds of nature.

Hope you find that special place of your own.

By the way, love your barn pics. Come for a visit, and you can see the ones I found while visiting New England.

I also just joined you as a new follower.

Country cottage blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

We had to demolish our old barn a few years back and I sure miss it!

Kristi said...

These barns are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them! And you never know, you could retire in a cottage :)

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks Cathy! It also comes in a gorgeous apple green and a black. I hope you get one too! :)

Nana said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the little chick.

Vicki said...

Hi, Cathy,
I enjoyed seeing your charming barns and beautiful countryside. I am with you on building a quaint cottage in Fredericksburg, what a wonderful place that would be to live. It has been a pleasure to get to meet another Texas gal. Thank you for coming by to visit with me, my friend~have a happy weekend~Vicki

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Cathy, what a precious little chick, would love to just hold it right now! Okay, I love your photographs of your awesome barns, each one is so unique!

I see you are a Texas Gal too, how neat is that!


Dignified Rubbish said...


What a beautiful place! I long for a piece of heaven like day.

Thanks for checking out my blog yesterday. I am following you now as well!


Mary Ann said...

hello cathy! have a great sunday! verbena cottage

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Love these pictures Cathy. I love the weathered barns and the chick is so precious!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Cathy, I love all of the barns. I always wanted to find one and turn it into a house. My dearest friend in the whole world use to live in Fredricksburg and they restored a Sunday House. It was so pretty and they did such a fantastic job that it was shown in several magazines years ago. I got to stay in their guest house above the barn, and what a treat that was.

I am so glad the Grace pictue brought back good memories. My children grew up with this hanging in our breakfast room. It is always a symbol of home to them. I had it hanging in the hall since there are no walls in the kitchen and the mirror was on the wall before, but it does feel like home to have it back where it belongs. Mine is just a print and I know they are available on line. They are either call Grace or Our Daily Bread. I so hope you find one. It is the best picture in the whole world. Thanks for your great comments on the wall redo. Hugs, Marty

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Cathy, I just had to tell you that I found the Grace pic at Amazon.Com. They call it Daily Breadd Man Praying At Dinner Table. Here is the link They have it on sale for $6. Can't beat that. Hugs, Marty

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

These barns are so beautifully rustic!

I would love to have a little cottage by a stream with a huge garden! Doesn't that sound so romantic? I would also need a porch and a swing and a gardener and pool boy.... ooops did I say that outloud? Wonderful to have dreams!
xo Yvonne

Kris said...

Hi Cathy! Thanks...I love the sandals!!!!
Even if I am 50....

Jermaine said...

Hope you get your country cottage one day! I love your rooster collection in the prior post...I would imagine you would have lots of real chickens and rooster at your little cottage. Hope you have been having a wonderful summer!

~jermaine~ @ French Kissed

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love the gorgeous pictures!! New follower here!! Thanks for stopping by and for your comments on my blog, too! :)

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cathy, it's good to be back! I've had a great summer, but it's time to get back in the groove and motivated again.

Chase loves his army men...he has about a million of them!lol...Right now they are all over the house, but I know the time is coming (soon) when he won't care about toys makes me sad. Right now he's down to armymen and legos, that's about all he is in to.Oh...and xbox and computer games, but I'm sure he will stay interested in those. When school starts, he is going to be very limited on the games!

I hope you get to build your cottage exciting! I would love to have one too someday.

I made some rooster tassels but they all sold pretty quick. I will make more and e-mail you when they are done. You might be interested in one.

Have a great day! I better get in my room and get started on some stuff. Kristen

Kristens Creations said...

I just looked at your roosters and saw the little arrangement I made for looks great! I'm glad you are pleased with it! Your other roosters are really pretty the painting and rug.

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Barb said...

Hi Cathy, try and stay cool. Wow, can you believe this heat?! Here's to cooler weather.

Your buddy,
Barb ♥

Julie Harward said...

Hi there, I have been gone for a couple of weeks, so I am just catching up with you! I love the rooster post below and I love these old buildings..such character! :D

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

What is a chick, but a baby rooster (or hen)!?
Hold on TIGHT to your dreams!
Blessings to you as you make your home!

Rosemary said...

Hi Cathy,
Great to hear from you. I have been busy too!!
Not as much time for blogging as I would like.
Love the little chick, so cute. I wish I had a barn to have a party in.
Have a great day!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cathy, yes, I am watching out for the girls! I bet your son has lots of girlfriends...he is so handsome!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, my goodness...
Your blog is just beautiful!
Thank you for sharing!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh, how I love barns! Your images are calling to my heart. And the little chick is so sweet.

Kathysue said...

Hi Kathy, How fun to do all the research even if it does not come to fruition. Dreams are necessary in life, or at least I think so!! Saw your comment on my list post. Good to see you there and just wanted to come by and say HI!!! Hugs Kathysue

Bring Pretty Back said...

Adorable Cathy!!!! That little chick is so darn cute!
Have a pretty day!

Laura said...

Late or not (and I always feel like I am running late in blog land), your photos are wonderful.

I hope you have a blessed weekend dear Cathy.

White Spray Paint

Anonymous said...

I love all the barns, and that little chick is ADORABLE!!!
Hope you have a great week!
~ Jo :)

bj said...

I've always loved olden barns...these are awesome. I have spotted one that I keep thinking I'll get a photo before it falls completely down.:)

Thanks for stopping by...come back often.
xo bj


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