Friday, October 23, 2009

Little Country Church

Sorry I haven't been around to visit everyone. I fell last Saturday and twisted my knee and hurt my back so I have been having a hard time sitting for long. But I thought you might enjoy some pictures I took of a little church in a small Missouri town we often visit















I am enchanted with old churches that have unique windows, doors, and bell towers and this church had it all.
Notice how the vines are starting to grow across the steps. I am not sure it is being used anymore.














The little round window at the top of the tower looks into the bell tower. Can't you just imagine the view from up there. I would volunteer to ring the bell every
Sunday.














If you look closely you can see the bell in the tower.
















I thought the arch details in the windows and above the door was so simple but yet so beautiful. I would love to find some salvage pieces like these doors and windows to hang in my home.
Every time I see a little church like this I am reminded of that old song "Come to the Church in the Wildwood". I added the song to the bottom of my playlist if you aren't familiar with it or would just like to hear the song.
Have a peaceful weekend.

13 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Ah memories when life was more simple. Pretty church. Lovely song was playing by Frank. I used to play Come To The Church In The Wildwood on my organ - years ago! The church looks pretty maintained except for the ivy.

I hope your back gets better soon -sorry you fell.

blushing rose said...

Love your write. I have a passion for churches, barns & countryside ... can't you just hear the voices raising in song?

Have a warm wonderful weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

Mimi said...

HI STELLA!!!!
YES!!! I have missed you!!!!
Lovely country church!!!
I too love old churches!!!!
I love steeples!!!!
have a great week-end and take care of your back!!!
love,
jamie

Cynthia K. said...

Oh, Stella, this is a special little church - I love it. I truly hope it is still being used as a chuch - nothing sadder than a lovely church bldg. being wasted.

So sorry you are hurting - God bless your entire body for healing quickly, quickly. Take care and rest up...

Cynthia K.

Sallie (FullTime-Life said...

Stella, quick note; I'm catching up on my faves. I hope you are feeling better. Lovely of you to share this post when you're kind of not at your level best.

Take care. Don't fall down any more.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Stella....

What a sweet old church...I can picture the congregation all dressed up and chatting with each other on their way into the service. I hope it's still being used. It would be so sad if it weren't.

Have a wonderful week!

Blessings,
Spencer

Vicki said...

Hello, Stella,
I enjoyed seeing this old country church very much. I, too, love the arched doors and windows! I had not thought of that song in a long time. I sure do love it though. Thank you so much for stopping by Bunny Cottage for a cup of tea. I enjoyed your company so much! Vicki

daylily777 said...

Beautiful Church , the the pics are great. I'm sorry you fell& hurt yourself . I will be praying you will soon be well. Thanks for stopping by. 8~)
Hugs,
Myrna

Shelia said...

Hi Stella and it's so nice to meet you. Oh, that is a beautiful olden church. I too love to see these old beautiful church buildings. Thank you so much for popping in to see me and I do hope you'll come back sometimes.
bE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lee Laurie said...

Hi Stella,
I love seeing old churches too. They have so much character to them. Thank you for coming by and leaving the sweet comments. I hope you are feeling better after your fall. Your home is very beautiful and looks so warm and cozy. I will go back and look at your older posts. I'm following you now.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Thanks for sharing your pic of this lovely church - love the architectural details. How sad to think that is might be abandoned.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

We enjoy looking at churches too!

These are very pretty!

Katherine

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you feel and hurt yourself! I do hope you are feeling much better now!

I love this church; it reminds me of the one I and my family attended when I was growing up! I always look for such churches too...they are so lovely and inviting! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Coralie