And so she "saved" them and now has a lovely, old fence around the gardens. Full of stories they are waiting to tell..the children they kept in....the strangers they kept out...the Christmas decorations they held...the summer picnics they surrounded, the rabbits and deer they kept from the raspberries....
Thursday, June 19, 2008
There's something about "old"...
...that I really like.
I think it's a combination of the workmanship, the maybe-fictional thoughts of better times.
The stories they could tell.
Whether it's walls, chairs, hinges, knobs or knockers, older is better.
OK, some men and wine....most women and cookbooks..all better old.
I have this boss - not old - but she seems to have an old soul. An appreciation for the integrity of her older home she's refurbishing herself. She wouldn't be happy with "vintage-like" items from China or Taiwan (not that there's anything wrong with China or Taiwan...) but she wants to lovingly restore this home to it's former glory, using period pieces...authentic.
Good for her.
So when the discussion started about fencing and what's available, I thought of another good friend, my neighbor Jenny (Chicker & Ophelia's chicken-Mom)
She heads up the Historic Neighborhood Gardens - a lot of work for a young Mom with 2 young boys..and 2 chickens...Oh, and a hubby and a home garden as well.
Anyway...she searched, rummaged, knocked on doors when she saw fencing tossed aside in driveways, next to trash bins, etc.
Ahhhh...if only we could hear...
So tonight on the way home from dinner out, we took these photos for Sacha,
-and for you
-and for me...
...and for all the families that enjoyed all these fences....
Fences, like arms, enbrace you and protect you.
Hey, have you hugged your fence today??