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Someone's Home Sweet Home


I'd want to make it a bit more air-tight, perhaps?


From the Jarrell Plantation in Georgia,1847.


Someone's Home Sweet Home


I'd want to make it a bit more air-tight, perhaps?


From the Jarrell Plantation in Georgia,1847.


comments (60)

  • Kala
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2010, 04:18
Amazing to see what life was like back in those days.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Kala! Exactly.
Where did you find this place? In all case it's a great atmosphere. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: This place is just south of Atlanta, GA, in the States, Valérie...one of the old plantations of the Deep South.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Dec 2010, 06:16
That Jarrel Plantation was a 'photographers heaven' so to speak.
We were short of eyes to see everything, in every corner we found some great things they used back then.
In this picture it is as 'they just went outside to get some water...
Wonderful treatment again, wonderful picture (again) wink
Ginnie Hart: 'Short of eyes' is so right, MLMA. If we let all the SCers lose there, the myriad images would all be so incredibly different! Hartstikke bedankt, mijn vrouw.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 6 Dec 2010, 06:46
Another thoughtful image from this room. It's great when you find a place, a person, or room that draws inspiration. It makes you feel anything is possible.

Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Paule. To think they lived like this and brought us into the world!
Beautiful tones and light for this series evoking the past.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, PixeLuz. Merci.
I'd want central heating and broadband Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: And in south Georgia during the summer's heat, A/C! Exactly.
I feel as if in old novels, what a mood you create, Ginnie, places you find & treatment you process so wonderfully - ah, the X-Mas tree can wait, i am the one who will (Richard) trim now smile)
Ginnie Hart: A real story could be told from this place, Karine. Actually, probably many stories that would keep us spellbound!

I now have the lights on the tree (5 strands) and am taking a SC break. The rest of the tree will have to wait. The lights make it for me anyway! Maybe I'll go find Richard now. smile
Very romantic; this could be in the Arnhem Openlucht Museum. (You should visit there!)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for the recommendation, Wim. I actually think Astrid has been talking about us doing it one day. It's not far from where she grew up as a child.
Everything they need,by the looks of it Ginnie..Nicely processed too.
Ginnie Hart: That's the thing, Ron. EVERYTHING (except internet access!).
it certainly looks cosy! love the tones smile
Ginnie Hart: I actually really like cozy places like this, Charles. I could live there. smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Dec 2010, 14:49
OOh yes Ginnie: I could just imagine the wind whistling through here alright!
Ginnie Hart: In the heat of the summer, I guess that would feel good, Chris, but not during the winter months!
These sort of places really are fascinating.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Sheila. To think people really lived like this once upon a time!
  • mariana
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2010, 15:02
Wonderful, Ginnie !
Mood is fabulous ,, just like from our grandmas' kitchens smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mariana. I have a feeling a lot of g'mas still alive would have fond memories of a place like this. smile Thanks.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Dec 2010, 15:06
One of my favourite things, stepping into the past.
Ginnie Hart: Mine, too, Scarlet. smile
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2010, 15:28
Bravo! Love that little stove.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Rob. Everything looks so cozy. smile
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 6 Dec 2010, 15:28
A lovely old house. I'm glad that we have stone houses now and a bit more room.
Ginnie Hart: More room for all our stuff, Fokkio! But I must say a certain amount of simplicity is quite refreshing. smile Thanks.
This is the eptiomy of a mans shed Ginnie, all it wants is the bits Bill suggests.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I have a feeling the woman ruled this space, Brian. The shed was down the walk a ways. grin
Is this the house where Astrid was brought up?
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Chad, I'll let Astrid answer that question herself after she gets home later tonight! grin
A great looking shed but missing the train set though. The Jarrell Plantation looks a fascinating place to visit and take photographs.
Ginnie Hart: You'd be in heaven there, Les. It's really a fantastic frozen point in time of a way of life that was part of the Deep South.
Nice old interior, very photogenic, but as Tracy Chapman sings, 'poverty in black and white looks like art'.
Ginnie Hart: Great quote, John. I have a feeling this family would be considered rich, having everything they needed to survive.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Dec 2010, 16:03
Life in those days? Nah. Not so good. Toothpaste unknown - how did you kiss your beloved?

Excellent picture again.

PS. you and Astrid should take a look at Aussie's blog for yesterday.
Ginnie Hart: And NO INTERNET! I'm sure they used baking soda for their teeth, Louis. smile

Thanks for the heads-up about Aussie's post yesterday. We didn't know!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 6 Dec 2010, 16:14
Makes for a finer image this way smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Sherri. Exactly.
Now that's my kind of kitchen and stove, lovely historical image.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I bet there are a lot of people who'd love to get their hands on that, Will. smile Thanks for stopping by.
I respect the appreciation you show towards the old in your photos.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pekka. The older I get, the more I respect it. grin
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 6 Dec 2010, 18:26
Fantastic interior shot! There's a lot to look at here!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sil. Lots to look at and wonder what it's used for. smile Grazie.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2010, 18:32
I told a co-worker if there is a time machine, I'd like to travel back in time and see how our forefathers lived. She on the other hand wanted to see the future.
Ginnie Hart: Good point, Maria. I'm guessing we could go into anyone's house and know which they'd choose! smile Hartstikke bedankt.
Looks like it kept very snug with that wood? burner. Nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Snug as a bug in a rug, Janet, right?! Thanks.
Happiness doen't always come from an Ideal Home Magazine layout, often from something much more modest.
Perhaps in bygone times this sort of set up was indeed someone's happy home.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree with you, Martin. I would have no problem living in a place like this, as long as I could get warm or stay cool. I love rustic living, to be honest. smile
Just fantastic Ginnie, I love looking at all the bits and pieces they have in here smile
Ginnie Hart: Definitely a lot to stare at, Linda! Thanks.
Dont know what you mean, it looks like our back kitchen.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Right, Mick! grin
I guess the good folks who actually lived this way were much more hardier than we are today, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Beverly, I'm sure you're right. Nothing much could ever phase them!
There may be a draft or two there, Ginnie. Lovely capture of the tight space. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: That knot hole in particular makes me giggle, Roz. A peep show for the outside kids? smile Thanks.
Perhaps a bit more airtight, perhaps a lot more homely too.
Ginnie Hart: Some whitewash for the walls, Ellie? smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Dec 2010, 21:19
Very quaint and old worldly smile
Ginnie Hart: My kind of place to see, Cherie. smile
love the way all the wood and stuff has come out
Ginnie Hart: This is called living rough, Derek! smile
  • Peter
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Dec 2010, 22:10
Ahh I love those modern american kitchens! What's in the Black & Decker box on the table at the right Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Peter, that's a Quick Quaker Oats box (and that's pretty modern, if you ask me). grin LOL Thank you kindly for stopping by and commenting.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Dec 2010, 22:19
That stove should keep things warm.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure it heats up the small room quickly, Ray. In the summertime, it's waaaaay too hot, though.
  • Oscar
  • Barcelona-Spain
  • 6 Dec 2010, 22:33
I like. very old! simple and hot kitchen
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Oscar. smile Gracias.
I am sure I'll be very happy living there!
Thanks G!
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, LC, so would I. I love roughing it. smile
Looks like a scene right out of the Wild Wild West. Beautiful capture Ginnie, interesting arrangement, love all the details.
Ginnie Hart: There is definitely a Wild Wild West feel to this, John, and lots to see. I could live there for awhile, I think. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 7 Dec 2010, 00:37
nicely captured.. imagine living out there on winter, right? *brr* smile
Ginnie Hart: Georgia winters aren't that bad (little if any snow) but they can still get very cold, yes. Thanks, Rian.
i'd live there, just as long as it was cheaper than living here smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! I'm sure it'd be a lot cheaper, Elaine. grin
Just a little duct tape over that hole. Beautifully shot.
Ginnie Hart: Funny you should say that, Michael. Just the other day Astrid and I watched the MythBusters episode about duct tape and what it can do. Just amazing! There's very little it CAN'T do! Thanks.
A beautifully moody atmosphere, lovely light, tones, textures and detail...wonderfully framed and photographed Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I wonder how many of us could live in such a place today, Pavan? It would be heaven for some people around the world right now, I know! Thanks.
I know that it is early, but I wanted to make you cuckoo ginnie, and kisses also...
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're a mess, Pierrot. grin Merci.
I do take a step into history with this set of photos, very interesting dark shade
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. It is definitely not what we're used to. smile
Again an image of atmosphere that you only secret! Yet there is something reassuring in the kitchen, like the things I love so much before! Magnificent refund! Ginnie good day.
Ginnie Hart: There IS something reassuring about this kitchen, Mathilde. I know what you mean. It looks like it has everything it needs. Merci.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 7 Dec 2010, 08:19
and an old home it is
Ginnie Hart: Very old, Chantal!
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 7 Dec 2010, 08:21
I love your modern appliances smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I wonder if this was modern at the time, Brian. smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 7 Dec 2010, 09:12
A step back in time, the kitchens have changed since then. Splendid shot and great processing. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: So much has changed since then, indeed, Tede. Merci.
so lovely and dark... darker than I dare go... smile
Ginnie Hart: Those were the days, Larry! smile
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 7 Dec 2010, 16:27
Ya must have been drafty in there during the cold winter months! Nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Andy. Brrrr. Thanks.
so much simpler then...surviving against the real elements. Lovin the candles hanging off to the right...
Ginnie Hart: I know, Heather. Those were the days. And yes, I love those candles! Thanks.
All mod cons here, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Graeme. smile
  • Didier
  • Germany
  • 8 Dec 2010, 14:03
Hi Ginnie, it reminds me one of my favorites movies : The Gold Rush (Chaplin). Thanks for this great shot where fire place is enhanced using grey in a global sepia tone. A very clever choice!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Didier. Thank you.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 8 Dec 2010, 20:34
superbe endroit.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Marie. Merci.
  • jess
  • USA
  • 8 Dec 2010, 23:14
Home sweet home is right! Such an authentic feeling, like i'll see the original homeowner come in from the right side of the frame to place the kettle on the stovetop... I dream!
Ginnie Hart: It's a fun dream down memory lane...even if we never lived during the time. We can still imagine it. Thanks, Jess.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Dec 2010, 17:36
good capture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Petra.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 14 Dec 2010, 01:58
I missed this one when i had my eye done last week....get the other done Wed.....500 KLM....we are taking the train this time...LOL

This is excellent Ginnie and your treatment is what makes it air tight.....BUT.....you should know that you can't burn wood in that stove unless you have a stiff breeze coming in.....any pioneer would tell you thatgrin.....Cheers.....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Leave it to you, Peter, to know these things. Thganks. grin

Best wishes for another successful surgery on Wednesday!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 14 Dec 2010, 15:59
I must say that I love the style your images have had lately. Love old functional things like this.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frida. I do appreciate your backtracking! smile

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