Monday, September 24, 2007

Colonial Blue

More farm pictures, the white and blue were popular in Colonial Brazil during the 17th and 18th centuries. This is a coffee farm, the owner was a kid when my dad was growing up and it was so nice to see them talking about old times. The farm is well-taken care of. Their oldest employee, who is over 80 years old, moved there as a kid, raised his family there and still likes to help out around the farm, taking care of flowers.

21 comments:

Sonia said...

So beautiful this white and blue house, Cris! Love that architecture!

a-xpressions said...

How interesting story..!
I also like the blue n white colors there...it has got some spanish flavor in that architecture....luv the first pic when I enlarged it...:)

diyadear said...

wow wat a beauty.. wud love to own a farmhouse like that one!!

Mike said...

They really keep it up nice. I like the white and blue. I can see why it is popular.

Connie said...

I love that house! Looks like a cozy place to live.

Hugs,
Connie

Connie Peterson said...

Here in the US, we have "colonial blue" too. But usually the colors are reversed so the house is blue, the trim is white.

Beautiful house!!

Cláudia said...

Cris, I've loved the place, where is it? The white walls are so beautiful, so refreshing. I'd like to make a proposal for you...next time invite me, please to go with you to visit these wonderful places some weekend! We could do a pic-nic there! How about???

Susie said...

The color combination is beautiful, but I'm really fascinated by the 80 yr old employee who has spent most of his life there..
xo

Moi said...

they keep it so pristine.....like new.....lovely story, Cris and loved the first pic !! hope u are doing well :)

Deana said...

Beautiful!

Luna said...

Beautiful white and blue.It looks so pretty and clean there!
I love these colours. (unfortunately that seems to be unfashionable here)
In Northgermany at the Northsea many houses have these colours, we call it "Friesisch"

Kelli said...

What a beautiful home! I love blue and white together!
Hope you are doing well!
Hugs,
Kelli

Kerri said...

So beautiful...it matches the sky in the first picture. The blue and white is wonderfully crisp and clean. And what a great angle you got!
There's still a lot of life in some 80 yr olds :)

Memories Catcher said...

As suas fotos são sempre muito bonitas.Esta casa faz lembrar muito as casa de cá,na região do Alentejo.

Ash said...

I SO love the first image...
Wonderful shots, keep 'em coming!

Tammy said...

I love blue and white houses...it was my first choice when we painted this weekend, but hubby overruled because of similar colors on the street.

This one is so pretty...love how you got to talk to an old family friend along with the oldest employee who was there as a child!

Judith Polakoff said...

What a lovely little place! I love how the blue frames and sets off everything, and the flowers add so much life and warmth. It looks like a home where one could be very happy growing up. :)

Sonia said...

Oi Cris, tudo bem?
Sabe que comecei a organizar aos poucos os meus links, colocando o local de origem de cada um e descobri que o Country Patch não estava nos meus links!!! Pode? Não pode!!! Não posso entender como aconteceu... ou esqueci ou então ele sumiu! Mas já está linkado!Beijos!

guild_rez said...

Hi Cris,
I know I haven't visited your blog for a while. So many things to do..
But here I am, looking at your pictures, reading your stories and sharing your memories.
Thank you.. take care,
Gisela

Paula said...

I really like your farm pictures. So pretty and well kept.

Britt-Arnhild said...

That's MY blue ;-)