It's that wonderful day again..Vintage Things Thursday..yayyyyyy. I love this day and scampering about visiting all the blogs and seeing their treasures. What fun. If you are not participating and would like to, visit Suzanne at Coloradolady and Mr. Linky and join right in. Hope to see you there...and I hope, hope I have the correct info with the pictures. I've moved these pictures 3 times..and hope I have it right this go round..:).
The pictures were taken at the Frontier Restoration Village in Grayson County,Texas.
Loving all things vintage, this area I so enjoy. Sure would like to stop there when I could go in and take photos..that's for another day though..:)
See there on the porch..the wringer washing machine?
When I was a little girl, we owned one of these marvels..designed to make the housewives life easier... you ask yourself..how does she remember something so ordinary???? ( I remember a lot of ordinary things...)...however, this one stands out to present day. Simply put...mothers everywhere were quick to warn children.. "Don't put your hand near the wringer part"!!!!!... That should have been enough. ** sighs , Now enter my self and an equally stupid cousin...well, she dared me..and I dared her..then it got to be double dog dare. I lost and as any country girl will tell you, only a hanging or a rattlesnake stands in the way of that...and so I was the first to stick my hand in... I was also the last. You could have heard me screaming 3 counties away..and Texas has some big counties. Our mothers came running from where they had been quilting and I was eventually rescued....
By the way, I never told on you Bitty...you still owe me !!!!!!!!!!
This is one of my favorite of the older houses in the village. They're all wonderful but the one with the walkway is a special one.
A very special house was this.....but for what reason the milk can is placed here escapes me..
I can almost see this houses lady standing in doorway...to catch a little cool breeze
Another little log cab are all part of a wonderful little village.
Notice the walkway,,the division of the house...and notice the washtub and the old rocking chair..just waiting to be used.
The washtub would have had many uses....laundry, baths, garden gatherings..orchard pickings...and it would also have served as a childs place to rest, play and cool in the heat.
Our tub was not the round variety seen here...rather ours was oblong and quite large. In the summertime, my sister and I used this as the "family pool". The tub and a water hose was all we required in the hot Texas sun.....
ummmmmmmm.. well maybe also , either home made peach ice cream or watermelon...
I love this old house with the tall windows and little porch... I even remember the "Don't you slam that screen door...now you come back here and shut that door right".....
Sun setting on the old cabin......again..
The old street lamps
Dusk The ongoing building restoration project. They were taken at the Frontier Village...some of the pics were taken thru the fence...and a couple I held camera over fence...it had closed for the day....
Maybe I am just a romantic....but having worked on my genealogy for the last seven or eight years....somehow these building mean a lot. A lot of ancestors were from this ..and the surrounding areas......I know they lived in houses like these..maybe that's why I love the old buildings so much...
Note the wagon wheel to the right......
This is one of the first dwellings in the county....look close and imagine living here...maybe I would have flowers around the front door,...my vegetable garden just to the right...the washpots would have been hung on the side of the house..and the big black kettle for building the fire and heating the water..that too would have been in my yard...............just imagine
I love this little church set back in the trees. Most times "back in the day" the schoolhouse and church shared the building... normally when a town was started, the first building put up after the dwellings, would have been the school...next the church.. Can't you hear the old spirituals that would have come from this building?? Or the little ones being called by a schoobell...to hurry along and quit lagging???