Barn Charm: Old And New

As promised, today I’m sharing photos of our new friends’, Travis and Tabatha’s barn.

The folk art square is a work in progress. It’s made from the original barn door, and Tabatha is deciding what image to paint in the center.


They believe the original side of the barn, which is used for hay storage, is over two hundred years old.

barn interior

There are four horse stalls in the newer section.

travis girls and mater

Did you happen to notice in the first picture that the barn is built on a hill? This is the “upper side”,  where you can actually drive into the barn.

back of barn

Charlie showed us the way.

charlie and barn

Linking up to Barn Charm.

17 responses to “Barn Charm: Old And New

  1. That’s the epitome of the “charm of the barn”…….has loads of character and still functioning as it has for years and years. Lovely!


  2. mollieandalfie

    Wow it’s beautiful and it’s lovely to see an old barn still in use 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  3. Yes, very charming! And it’s loved and being taken care of.. 🙂

  4. It’s great to see an older barn still being used and added to. You’ll have to show us a picture after Tabitha finishes the art square.

  5. I love seeing the inside of the barn as well as the outside. I also think you should show us a photo after the square has been completely painted!

  6. I think this one wins the prize for Barn Charm!

  7. such a great place!

  8. What a cool barn! I would have loved to play in that when I was a little girl. How lucky is she. Horses and all!

  9. The photo featuring the “upper side” of the barn is a great one ! The kind of pic just waiting to become a painting .. with a Friesian in the foreground, maybe ?!
    Great construction on the old part of that barn 😉

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    That barn must have a lot of history old and now new. So nice and peaceful.
    Beautiful country there. Is it in Virginia?

  11. Nice barn, Dianna! Charlie is a cutie.

  12. Great barn! I like the folk art square–if you hadn’t told me that it was a work in progress, I would have thought it was complete. 🙂

  13. I did notice it was build on the side of the hill…and I love getting to see the inside.

  14. Great barn! I love the quilt and it’s always a treat to see the inside.

  15. Well, that’s an interesting combination of old and new…must say, I prefer the old side, but that probably isn’t practical if the barn is really 200+ years. ~ Sheila

  16. I like how they are recycling part of the barn back on the barn.

  17. Hi its Tabatha from Bootleg Farm, Thank you all so much for the nice comments on our work in progress! This barn has alot of history and we are trying to keep the charm as much as possible. You can follow more on our farm and horses on our facebook page Bootleg Express Farm if your interested! Thanks again Dianna for all the work on your blog, its wonderful!!! We hope to see you again very soon! This time we will make sure you get to do more than just look! Tabatha~

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