Monday, September 7, 2009

Uncovering Treasures


A new adventure, like the dawn of the new day, can come upon one suddenly, overwhelmingly...

... And with ever so much breathtaking wonder.

We've discovered, in our quaint East Texas town, a house, built with loving hands, and neglected sorely over the passing years. Its story is an unforgettable one, of lives touched with courage, of the people who dwelt within its walls and made it a home.

But others came in, made their own lives when others were gone. New walls were erected, new paint over old wallpaper, the grand old staircase pulled out and a new, straight-laced one put in.

We have been uncovering so much beauty,


So much that whispers of the family who once lived here,



The wallpaper, on walls and ceiling, from the early 1900's, with fabric backing curiously printed like old flour sacks,



The ballroom, hidden beneath new walls, the high ceilings lowered for the sake of new wiring and plumbing.

But we will reawaken history. We will pull off the sarcophagus, and find the gold beneath.

8 comments:

Amy said...

Beautiful pictures!!! I love old houses so much……

Elissa said...

What lovely pictures!!! That house is SOO pretty! I love houses like that!

Elisabeth said...

That is so neat! I love old houses - they have so much more character than newer ones which are all alike.

By the way, I tagged you for a meme over on my blog!

Laura said...

Oh wow! That wallpaper makes my heart for pitter pat. *melts* LOVE IT!

AnneGirl said...

Oh... I love old houses... Beautiful pictures!

~Gabrielle

Shannon said...

How lovely! The wallpaper is just wonderful (as are the photos! ;-). What a fun "treasure hunt!"

Yours in Christ,
Shannon

Jane Bryant said...

WOW! I love your blog! Your pictures are really cool! I love photography, and it's always great to see others who love it as well. Come check me out some time. : )

Jane

Mia said...

What a treasure!!
Just found your blog today--I really like it :)
~

Mia