Wednesday, November 16, 2011

cool barn, cool cat..

 I have admired this abandoned stone barn near downtown Fort Worth for many years.   The trees are starting to hide it's beauty.


I go by it at least once a week on my way to lunch.   My colleagues and I are always talking about what a great studio or house it would make.    It is all heavy stone with Austin limestone headers and the perfect patina tin roof.    Can you imagine what you could do with it??  If I could only win the lottery....



This is my cat, Trixie, sitting in her favorite spot....right where I am working...
My cards usually come with a few cat hairs......

21 comments:

Furry Bottoms said...

It really wouldn't be the same without cat hairs anyway! :)

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! makes 'em authentic, i think!

oldgreymare said...

Your cards are so beautiful it is worth receiving a few cat hairs.
Several gals noticed your lovely queen card hanging from my screen display in the hallway. My " hallway of friend mementos" lol

So snooze away kitty. You know they absolutely do that on purpose!!!
xx
z

TheCrankyCrow said...

That is one seriously cool barn. I would scoop up Trixie and move in. Bet she'd love it there.... So can relate to the cat hairs - I tell folks my rugs are hooked with 90% wool and 10% cat hair.... ;o) Happy Wednesday....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Olive Cooper said...

I am fully with you on this post. Adore old barns and buildings and cats. My cat is under my lt. wrist as I type. I blow dry cat hair out of my laptop all the time.

Theresa said...

it looks big enough to be a home and studio! I bet it could be really beautiful once again. We just adopted a kitten and he is just the cutest thing and loves to attack the thread as i sew or play with whatever it is that I am trying to work on! t.xoxoox

Romeo said...

Ah would life not be grand to have a stone barn such as that one?!! Oh, the mice that must live there....*sigh*

And Trixie's contribution to your artistic cards is admirable! I mean not every cat would be willing to offer the fur off their back to give each item a finishing touch! How lucky are you?!!! Ah, she is a fine cat indeed!

Purrs!

Romeo

Cindy said...

Oh...I understand! I have 3 cats! lol Visiting from 2805 - happy to be your newest follower!
Cindy

Linda said...

Charming photos! I am a new follower and looking forward to reading more...love your header, too!

Buttons said...

Oh I can see you working in that old barn it would be a great studio for you.Imagine the inspiration that would flow through this building into your work. Awesome.
Trixie sure is cute. B

xinex said...

The old building is very interesting, Cindy. Great pic and cute cat!..Christine

Fishtail Cottage said...

Sent over from Honey at 2805! I'm your newest follower! ;)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious Cindy,

Oh dearest, what gorgeous pictures here! Thank you for coming by to visit my post. I am really behind, having had parent conferences on Thursday night and waking up LATE ON FRIDAY! It is so good to come to visit and find joy in all of the art around me....peace dearest and have a wonderful holiday! Anita

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Yep, we had 4 and they were everywhere but we did not mind.

That building would be perfect, they do not make them like that anymore. Awesome shot!

Hope all is well with you and your family. your dad??

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!
xoxo~

ps...
Trixie is a doll cat!!!!!

Privet and Holly said...

I SO want to pin that
barn when I get home
to my computer! Love
your sweet kitty, too!

xx Suzanne

amyd said...

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http://fourcornersdesign.blogspot.com/2011/11/blog-love.html
love ya!
amy

Dave said...

Love these shots!! These look like iphoneography? Are they? The barn pic is wonderful!!

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

Oh, I'm loving that tin roof! A very dreamy photo. And Trixie looks like she's trying to help!

Bead and Needle said...

I would probably have to ditch my husband and move into that barn...how cool is that?!!!!! With my dogs...Trixie could come, too. Happy day, Cindy...

Bohemian said...

OMG, I too would be fantasizing... and peeking inside... this great Stone Treasure! I have a fascination and Love Affair with abandoned Old Buildings that I wish someone would rescue {usually in my imagination it's ME! Winks} so that they don't get past the point of no return. This Old House we rescued from being razed about 12 years ago, it was condemned and a Historic site, so I fought the City for two years until I prevailed and purchased it. We had to Live like Gypsies for several months in a Camper in the heat of an Arizona Summer that first year until it was habitable once again, and it's been a Labor of Love ever since... but I have NO regrets! Step out in Faith with that place if it's been speaking to your Spirit and Heart for so long... it was very likely meant to be yours!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian