Monday, June 22, 2009


Yesterday we took the kids to visit Old Sturbridge Village. It's a living history museum set in 1830's New England. The kids were enchanted with it and so was I. There were so many beautiful 19th century details to observe from wallpaper to furniture to kitchenware to clothing. We loved our little trip back in time!
Now that the kids are officially out of school, I won't be able to post as often, but I hope to get to it a few times a week. Won't be much about work, more about adventuring around New England in the summer.
Also, I want to start sharing some great links and blogs I've found in the past few months.
First up: Sofia Barao's lovely blog. Since the beginning of June, every Wednesday Sofia has been posting her "Creative Ones", a post dedicated to a different artist/craftsperson each week. Each "Creative Ones" post features a lovely giveaway too, so do stop over there! And just in case you didn't know, Sofia is an artist who also has a lovely etsy shop featuring her beautiful handmade jewelry.

Happy Monday!


cindy : quaint said...

i love your photos of old sturbridge village. we saw a revolutionary war military enactment & camp for the first time last weekend at mulford farm in ny and it was wonderful.

Kim said...

The green door photo is AMAZING! I can't wait to see where your links lead. Thanks!

mary said...

Ahhh!! OSV. I went there on many a school field trip. Great shots! (That green door is fabulous.)

Sharon said...

Am I spying rolls and rolls of ribbons on the shelf above the dainty slippers? Beautiful!
ah and THE GREEN DOOR is quite something

AnnaVallance said...

Love visiting historical sites - my favourite are Barkerville and O'Keefe Ranch.

Esti said...

that green door is great!!

raining sheep said...

Great images...I especially love the one of all the bobbins of colorful thread.

Jill said...

thanks, everyone for your nice comments!

cindy, it must be the season for historical re-enactments!

kim, lots of links coming your way in the next few weeks :)

mary, i went lots of times as a kid was fun to go again with adult eyes (and a camera)

sharon, the ribbons were fabulous, wish my photo did them more justice.

anna, i don't know either of these sites, but i'm intrigued, especially by o'keefe ranch. never been to a ranch before!

esti, i never use green as an interior color, but was strangely drawn to this door.

raina, thanks, i could have stayed and looked at all the ribbon and thread all day!

Vivi said...

Your pictures are great and I so want to go ever since I came across this vintage hanky:

Is it like the actual place at all? :)

onesilentwinter said...

sturbridge! sometimes i just want to put on a their frocks and live there!

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Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

beautiful! hope you are having a great summer!