Saturday, November 19, 2011

Autumn In New England

We have had the craziest weather extremes this autumn from 70 degrees one day to two feet of snow the next! The one constant this autumn has been enjoying all New England has to offer with good friends and family! Our fav haunts have been The Red Apple Farm, The Old Mill and Henshaw Farm; all perfect spots that exude a quintessential New England vibe!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cranberry Bogs Awash In The Glow Of November's Full Frost Moon

We went to Cape Cod this week-end for a mini vacation. We walked the beach at twilight, watched the full frost moon rise over the scarlet cranberry bogs, traveled up and down historic route 6A to visit antique stores and check out the quaint cottages with bittersweet spilling from baskets bedecking the gorgeous primitive wood doors. We stopped to eat at the Scargo Café and had delicious artichoke dip, grilled veggie burgers and pasta salad.
We stopped for ice cream but found all the stands had been boarded up for the season, and the little ice cream shop that has been around for 100 years was under renovation! At least the antique shops did not disappoint! We found an armful of treasures, including milliner’s flowers, a French box filled with antique doll wigs, an Edwardian slip, shiny black millinery feathers, and a Parisian four poster curtain surround with ball fringe. I guess we’ll have to wait until next spring for ice cream cones!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Goodbye To The Flea Market Until April 2012!

Robins in the Trundle Bed
We couldn't resist the last flea market of 2011! The temp was in the 20's and cold, but the hugs from good friends saying goodbye for the season warmed and heartened us! We even managed to divest of one pair of mittens to search through a few boxes. While attempting to avoid ice patches, mud slicks and snow, we still managed to unearth a few treasures. Our fav is a Madonna on canvas from a Southbridge Church. Simply divine!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

A Gown Fit For A Princess & A Locket For Her Prince's Pic!

We found this gorgeous Laura Ashley gown at a local sale! It retains its early Made in Wales label, and exudes pure romance from each puffed sleeve and every deep ruffle! The locket is also a recent find. The silver locket has an exotic etching of a long legged bird in flight against palm trees and shoreline. The necklace is threaded through a pale pink ribbon. Wouldn't the necklace, with its exotic vibe be the perfect counterpoint to the sweetness of the dress? Watch for both items in our Ebay auctions...