Thursday, May 22, 2014

The White Picket Fence

This white picket fence, at one time, was part of the American dream.. of happiness (or success), which evolved over the years to include not only your dream home, behind that fence, but a family, which consisted of 2.5 children, two cars and a dog. 

For some people this just didn't work. Maybe that is why the 1934 Cole Porter song Don't Fence Me In was such a big hit? Personally, I think it fits into the same category as the clothing that that touts...One Size Fits All. Which in reality doesn't really fit ALL. Don't get me wrong, I do like this sweet fence, which by the way is fencing in a bed and breakfast in the little town of Calistoga, in the Napa Valley (wine country) of California.

Linking to: Good Fences

21 comments:

  1. I imagine each picket from its own point of view could write a page to the story that surrounds this place.

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  2. what a SWEET place! different tastes for all. :)

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  3. oohhhh such a cute place, i really like it. people still refer to the whole white picket fence theory.....i hope the dwellers of this homestead found what they were looking for!!

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  4. Every time I see a white picket fence I go back to the Tom Sawyer days/stories.

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  5. This is such a cute place...so neat and tidy!

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  6. They've always been my favorite, charming fence, and the house is just a what my dream cottage would be like!

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  7. The white picket fence is the image I conjure up when thinking of the American Dream.

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  8. Yes, it was and I fondly remember my grandparents home with the white picket fence. Thanks for the memories.

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  9. This is such a charming fence and B&B. I love the tall grasses growing in the yard.

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  10. The quintessential house with a white picket fence. Very lovely.

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  11. PS. I would LOVE to come and sit on your deck any time.

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  12. Most places have gone to bigger and better fences. I still like the little white picket ones like you shared,

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  13. Your upper photo is fantastic.

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  14. A white picket fence always looks so quaint.

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  15. Love the picket fence. Matches the house.

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  16. It is a real American fence indeed.

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  17. That is one gorgeous small house...would love to know the age of it....and it's a perfect fit with the fence.

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  18. I could definitely live in that little white house with the picket fence.

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  19. What a beautiful fence and setting - Calistoga is such a sweet little town.
    We just built our own fence on two sides of our home. I had always dreamed about that, and having a garden behind that fence. It was a lot of work, but so worth it (it's not a white fence, though, but a natural redwood picket fence).

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  20. It is a perfect photo to depict "the American Dream," which is al elusive now as it has always been for certain groups of people.

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