treasures from the cape
My Cape Cod travels are through, and I'm stranded in the land-locked Green Mountains once more. It's always such a sad first few days back in the humdrum sludge of reality after a vacation someplace beautiful, isn't it? Of course I love being a farm girl amidst rolling hills and red barns, but the rocky New England coast & the clear crashing waters of the Atlantic are especially dear to my heart. I brought home so many special souvenirs, though; my aunt, with whom I stayed, is an antiques dealer and she works at an auction house... needless to say, I was in heaven pawing through her limitless textile collection. She was even nice enough to gift me a few stunning pieces for my own: a 1930s velvet opera coat, a 1910s lace tea dress, an 1890s velvet lady's hat, as well as antique lace, millinery, and silk pieces galore. I'm a very lucky lass indeed!!
From my own pocket money, I acquired this darling pair of 1890s childrens' stories, both of which are tales of "Old New England life". They have the sweetest illustrations, too!
My film is off being developed, but I'd like to share some of my seaside outfits with you once they're back!
Having been away from my computer for one week means I have so much catching up to do, yikes! My Google Reader is overflowing with unread posts. Well, I sure hope this last week has been a good one for you.
I'll see you soon!