Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Barn Charm #17

Beavercreek, Ohio
(a suburb of Dayton)

My sister-in-law and her husband and daughter
have owned all sorts of animals over the years.
This barn was used a long time ago for a horse they had.
It is now mostly used to store feed for the swan and chickens
and misc. equipment.
It is small but useful.
The neatly bricked sidewalk was added after they sold the horse.

The horse may be gone in acuality, but its presence is still remembered.

A bit of 'Americana ' decoration.  The stove is real and old, but now is used for decoration.  Farm equipment is used to display perennials that are now fading and preparing for the winter.

This is a back view looking up at the house.  Dooley is standing guard.

Certain bits of clutter enhances a barn, don't you think.?

This is the looking down at the pond.  I'm standing at the back of the barn.
They have a beautiful and functional cooking and eating area under that pavillion.

This is not my usual barn charm. 
But I was there this past weekend and wondered away
from the noise of loud family
to explore the grounds.
My previous post features the swan.

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  1. they've got a nice place...would love that cooking spot on the pond! i want that old stove!

  2. Very nice how they have perserved the barn! Great shots!

  3. I love the way they've used Americana and farm-pieces for decorating the barn, very sweet!

  4. Love the shadows in that last photo, as well as the flag made from a bit of fencing. Is their dog a Jack Russell terrier?

  5. What a beautiful spot! I love the setting by the pond. The old stove and flag on the side of the barn is very charming!

  6. They've really taken nice care of the place & all the decorations are so neat! Great post, Beth, & thanks so much for sharing on this week's Barn Charm =)))

  7. This is a charming little barn, and the setting is gorgeous!

  8. What a delightful setting for this terrific barn. I love everything about it - especially the little flower garden.
    Thanks Beth!

  9. Beautiful barn, Beth... Glad you got to see it 'up close and personal'.

    The photo which caught my attention though was that last picture. What a gorgeous place... WOW!!!

  10. It appears to be a very peaceful area. Great little barn and history.

  11. Beautiful, with the barn and the pond. :)

    My mom is from Kettering, OH. When my grandmother still lived there, we would drive down Beavercreek Rd to get to the Dayton Mall. I'm not sure if I've ever driven past your sister-in-law's house, but it's nice to be reminded of my visits there. :)

  12. Lovely property and how great to have a little barn in which to store useful but bulky items.


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