Monday, May 11, 2009

Picket Fences

Why is it that a picket fences is so welcoming.......cozy....homey... and inviting.....
the next three pictures are of my friend Fran's picket fence...she lives in Dover NH.....I love her yard.....



but this picket fence in the picture below inspired this post....we were in the old part of Niles,CA (it is where they filmed the old silent movies) on Saturday and we were walking back to our car via some side streets with very old charming homes...... we walked by this picket fence...I loved how it was rounded on the top.......I wanted to share how cute it was.......

all of the pictures featured below are from Flickr....I guess I am not the only one that loves Picket fences...there were over 11,000 pictures to choose from.... here a just a few I found charming.....


















Have a wonderful Monday....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

20 comments:

Creative Country Mom said...

Oh pretty, yes there is something magical about them. I would have a ball in your friends year planting all up and down that fence!

Hugs...Brooke

Forever Vintage said...

I was thinking the same thing as Country Mom...so magical and storybooklike. I have always wanted to live on street lined with hugh trees nestled along fences.

Tracy said...

I adore picket fences, too. Thanks for sharing! :)

Gabriela said...

Hello,

You are right, they have such a special magical feeling...


~ Gabriela ~

Federica said...

Hello Mo!
They are so pretty! Unfortunately in Italy we don't use them...but I really like them!
Hugs, Federica.

Happy To Be said...

GM Mo, Hope you had a great Mother's day my friend..I was just in Niles on Thursday...thought about you then at this one shop...am sure it's the same shop you were in Yesterday...Len had never been to Old town Niles when I took him...I use to Live right there Rancho Arroyro 1970-1972 on Cuenca way...Spend many an hour in Niles at Antique shops...Many changes throught the years...first thing I noticed was no Big Daddy's Hamburger stand any more...Fun little town..Did you go to Car show..May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Joy said...

We have a picket fence in our front yard that my husband built and I never get tired of looking at it. The ones you've featured are the epitome of charming!

Shelia said...

Hi MO! You are completely right, there is something so charming and even comforting about a picket fence! Love your friends fence and yard!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ginger said...

I love white picket fences. I've always wanted to live at a home with one.
Your friend's yard and fence are really breath taking. What a beautiful neighborhood she lives in.
That rounded picket fence is pretty neat. I would love to tour that neighborhood.

Lee Laurie said...

I love all of these pictures but my favorite is the 2nd one from flicker. Oh how I would love to live on that street! Dreamy!

rosabeer said...

I love all pictures of the picket fences. For me they are so great because it makes your garden a secret garden, and you are curious what is behind the fences. There must be a lot of flowers behind the fences in beautiful colors.
greetings Marja

Melanie said...

I had always wanted a white wooden picket fence and it was one of the first things we did when we moved in. Great pictures!

seanymph said...

I love Niles......I almost bought a house there in the hills many yrs. ago. It is an interesting town for sure and I love the shops!

debi @ life in my studio said...

Oooooooh! I LOVE picket fences. My husband and I plan to put one around our front yard next spring. I'm so excited! tfs

Patti's Artful Design said...

I just finished a trio of garden gate paintings. I just might have to paint fences now Mo! Thank you for the inspiration!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

I love your collection of picket fence photos...they're all gorgeous! We have had one in different locations in our farmhouse yard, right now it's around the garden. Somehow, on the right house, it's like the finishing touch! I love your blog and if you don't mind, I'm going to have a look around!
XOXO
JOni

debbie said...

dear mo,
the white picket fence to me is like when a masterpiece is almost completed and the artist outlines some of the picture to make it pop...that is what i love about a picket fence....it makes everyone look at the home and stand amazed at its' awesome beauty. a picket fence is just a great love of mine
your posts are just like calgon...they take us away, however briefly, to a beautiful, magical place.
thanks for sharing mo
hugs
debbie

Joy said...

I love this post. I am a big fan of white picket fences too.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mo,

Just what I needed to see and hear today, thank you very much!

Cheers,
Kiwi girl.

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