Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fence Hunting Found A Jewel . . .


After the soccer game a few days ago we went for a drive.
Let me mention that the soccer game and the drive
are near where I lived in the late seventies and through the eighties.
And this house with the beautiful fence
didn't look like this when I lived there . . . I am sure.
Fence wasn't even there back then!
I lived in a small town, Montague, which was next to our rival,
Whitehall, and now my daughter, SIL and grandson Jordon live
in Whitehall and that is where Jordon plays soccer,
unless he has an away game, like this coming Saturday.
(Bet you needed all that information didn't you.) 
Whitehall over looks White Lake as does Montague.
White Lake leads out into Lake Michigan.
Need I tell you it is a lovely Western Michigan area.
And  . . . it was a wonderful place to raise our children.
I do not work for the Chamber of Commerce.
I digressed . . . back to the house and fence.
We happened upon it while on our drive.
I was pleasantly surprised.
The house has had a make over
and it looks like the rod iron fence
 has been included in the make over.
The house and grounds, corner lot, on a hill, overlooking the lake
has had a complete, lovely make over.
And I enjoyed taking cell phone photos
of the fence for
which happens every Thursday.
Mister IGH and I
enjoy fence hunting very much.
You might enjoy GF too . . . why not join us.
One more thing,
I finally got in the mood to
do some fall decorating.
I promise more pictures soon.
Love, Lynne


eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty house and I like the wrought iron fence.. Fence hunting can be fun! Have a happy day!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That really is a beautiful house! The fence adds to the personality :-)

Nancy Reinke said...

The fence is nice, the house is gorgeous, but what really interests me is that last photo. It looks like something I'd like to have in my house. I love it. ~ Nancy

TexWisGirl said...

that's a beauty of a restore! well worth it! a grand place with a great view!

Cranberry Morning said...

Lovely fence and home! I wonder when the fall decorating bug will visit me. Right now all I can think of is that fall is too short.

bj said...

A beautiful olden house and the fence is perfect for it.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love that someone has come along to show that great old property some love! ;)

I still have too much remodel going on to get into decorating for fall yet... but, I DO love fall décor best of all! (yes, we moved this year from my beloved bungalow to a VERY boring newer home) Look forward to seeing yours! blessings ~ tanna

Rose said...

You did find a jewel for sure. It sure is a beauty. And I love the flower arrangement.

Karen S. said...

You certainly did! Picturesque as well. said...

Nice Iron fencing. Nice area.

Who won the soccer your team?

Like your fall decoration start .I had a peek.

My Mom used to use them.

I forget what the name of them are?

Ida said...

Such a pretty home and the wrought iron fencing is so neat. I like these Victorian looking homes and to have the lake near by, what an added bonus. I bet that place cost a pretty penny.

Olive said...

The fence is gorgeous but I love the hydrangeas.

Missy George said...

What a beautiful house and a gorgeous setting. You are getting me in the mood for fall decorating ...almost.

Musings from Kim K. said...

For 10+ years we rented a cottage near the Whitehall area on Lake MI. As a little girl, my parents also rented a cottage in the same area. Montaque and Whitehall will always bring fond memories. It really is a lovely place to live. I always enjoy your fence posts.

Jen Vandervoort said...

Oh that's beeeeutiuful.

And the fence, sigh also.


Mama Zen said...

I love that house!

Tanya Breese said...

oh my gosh, that house, that view, that fence!!

Carol said...

Lovely! The fall bug hit me today when I bought some mums. Love your soft green hydrangeas!

Deanna said...

It is indeed a beautiful makeover!! Love those iron fences!!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a very beautiful home Lynne. The fence really adds to the property. Enjoy the weekend.

Willow said...

That is a nice fence ~ and you should work for TCC (loved your narration) haha , you are also good PR for Good Fences :)

Snap said...

You should work for the chamber of commerce! Love the fence and hearing the story.

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Dear Lynne, Guess what, I have been to Whitehall!
A long time ago my brother was at Boy Scout camp at Owasippe. We tried to find a place to stay on parents weekend and ended up spending the night in a cabin at the camp. I had never experienced dark until that night. Being a city girl, I was scared to death! Anyway, that's my Whitehall story... love that you and your sweetheart wander the towns and villages looking for the perfect sweet! Love, Penny

Cindy said...

Hi Lynne
The extra info just helps get acquainted a little more. I think there were fences way back in the day, lol I might have seen a few If I remember. It is good to go back and are what was and still is. Thanks for visiting me on the road and I'm not as good at using my phone or tablet as you so, just getting back to my blog friends is good for now. Hugs

Gail said...

That could easily be my dream home. Beautiful fence and house.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Gorgeous house!
A true hometown feeling - I love that. :)

My name is Riet said...

What a jewel of a home that is. Beautiful and the fence looks good too.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Lynn Love all the fences and buildings. I have now safely arrived back from 6 weeks away so have LOTS of editing to do!! Thanks for looking in on my posts while I was away and commenting. I appreciate that very much.

Missy George said...

Enjoy your journey..You will be missed..Such a lovely time of year to be out and about!!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Lynn I tried to comment on your latest post about the moon but it wasn't allowing comments. I loved it though!

Willow said...

HI Lynn .
Yried to post to say "Have a wonderful journey" on the new post but for some reason there was no comment box available ?
Anyhow ~ have fun !!

Beate said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful house! What a nice place to live in. I hope you're having an amazing trip and that you're doing well!