Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sepia Scenes: The Star


A star that hangs on my front porch.
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8 comments:

James said...

Great lookin sepia close up.

Jeanne Marie said...

wHY ARE THEY CALLED BARN STARS?

"Autrice" said...

I just hung mine yesterday! I like the crop that you did on this. It's creative and allows our eyes to become entranced by the surface.

Barn stars are from my neck of the woods. You can read about them here:
http://www.tinntreasures.com/history_Barnstar.htm

Deb said...

Good idea for sepia and I like it close up. To awnser Jeanne question, or to suggest an awnser. Lots of barns had stars on the sides of barns at the peak for decoration. I know my granpas barn had one.

Kahshe Cottager said...

I have seen these stars before but did not know they were called barn stars. It looks great in sepia.

kden said...

A sepia scene right out your front door, how cool is that!

kaye said...

love it! When I toured an old building in Illinois they said the stars are actually "bolt ends" In order to ensure the strength of the structure they used to run iron rods or bolts through the walls and cap them with the decorative star cap. So they were functional at one time. Today they are just decorative and your looks sweet. Hope you can stop by to see my sepia scene and window view Thanks!

Jeanne Marie said...

Thanks for all the great answers. I guess that explains why they are not popular in the city, but I would love to have one on my house!!!