A Beautiful Old Rustic Barn

September 1st, 2018

So if you’re trying to keep up with the Jones’ or you follow any of the HGTV home interior shows, you’re bound to have seen something, or multiple somethings, made of barn wood! Tables made of barn wood, kitchen islands, shelving, doors, headboards, floors, picture frames, walls, and any décor you can think of... all of barn wood. And it’s all gorgeous! But you know what my favorite thing made out of barn wood is? A BARN!

Old Barn on Delina Boonshill Road Tennessee

There’s something about an ol’ barn. It’s a reminder of simpler days. It makes me wonder about those days where all you knew was your family, your land and a small, sometimes very small, community.  No big cities, malls, coffee shops, internet, absolutely no social media to be found! Those days when you hooked up the old horse and buggy to go into town to the general store and stock up on whatever you need that couldn’t be grown, and I guess even seeds for the garden, cloth to make clothes, materials for fences and on and on. I can’t imagine the hard work it took just to run a farm and provide for your family. I know you’ve heard about the days the community would all gather together and construct a barn for a family. In some cases I wonder if the barn was bigger and somewhat nicer than the house, it was that important for life, it was a necessity. And when you see one still standing after so many years of use, it really says something about how things were built back in the day, built to last.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit I don’t think I would have made it! I mean, I’m a city girl turned country, but that only goes so far. Walmart is 20 minutes down the road, and I can order my groceries online to be picked up if I don’t feel like shopping, and whatever else I might need (or want) Amazon delivers in 2 days! I’m not lacking in modern conveniences, but something about seeing an old barn makes me think for a second, back to those simpler days, and wonder what life was really like.

A barn holds such beauty; simple, pure and peaceful beauty. So when I see one, red or not, I can’t help but take a hundred pictures. I’m sure we’ll be adding to this category of barns often. Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I do. Next time you pass one, take a sec to really ‘see’ it, in all its beauty. And think back to a simpler day. Take a deep breath and enjoy the treasure it really was and still is.