We all have our favorite spots and frequent haunts when it comes to thrifting and I am no exception. A few stores in my rotation are too far to get to very often, but are close enough that I can get to 4-5 in one day. With my girlfriend out of town and no pending tasks I decided to hit the road. My favorite part of thrifting is the journey which I wanted to showcase in the form of pictures for this post. The highlights of this trip are country roads, old homes and remnants of yesteryear that can all be found in Small Town, USA. When it was all said and done I walked away with two ties and a surcingle belt, but I still had a great day.
Add Snow For A Scenic Trip
A Few Country Homes Along the Way
Time To Head Home
Well, I had a post started and almost finished, but it was too beautiful to stay inside and take pictures. I decided that this would be a great opportunity to take more pictures of homes. So, I headed out to walk around one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Springfield, OH. What makes this one of the most traditional neighborhoods in town? Well, it is safe, quiet, and full of families. There is no new construction and trees abound. The streets are lined with boulevards and the country club is close enough for the kids to ride their bikes there to go swimming in the summer. While it has an assortment of large homes of which you can see a few of below it also has many more modest homes. It is out of my price range as of now, but hopefully not forever.
Maybe it’s just right for me?
When I first moved into my new apartment I was simply amazed by the homes around me. First, I was in awe of their impressive size. Next, it was the detailing in the stone or brickwork that I was most interested in. Lately, I have been obsessed with their garages. However, these garages were not made for cars, but rather horse and carriage. Like many of the homes in my neighborhood some of them are well maintained and other have seen better days. They no longer contain carriages, but are now apartments, garages, or administrative buildings. No matter what they are I appreciate that they are still here. I hope that you enjoy the pictures!
A vacant, but cool carriage house.
A splendid looking apartment building.
One of my favorites. It used to have offices in it at one point. I am not sure if it still does.
Currently an apartment hidden in the woods behind a large home that is now an apartment building.
A beautiful carriage house awaiting restoration.
The carriage house of a mansion turned funeral home.
The front of the Carriage house.
More detailing than most of the carriage houses.
One that is still a garage today.