14.3.12

maple leaf rags

Hey there, hi there, ho there folks. 
Though it may be Winter by the calendar, it is truly starting to feel Springtime here in the Green Mountains. I welcomed the warm winds with a bright spot o' gingham last weekend, when I was still at home on March Holiday. 


 {'60s squaredancing dress, '70s boots, thrifted shirt, my late grandmother's silver cuff}


One of the best parts of March is MAPLE SUGARING!!!
Seeing the curls of smoke from all the little sugar houses is the surest sign of Spring in Vermont. How I love hearing the drip-drop of sweet sap in little tin buckets as I walk along the roads. And best of all is tasting that fresh-boiled maple syrup on a stack of pancakes, mmm. We've had an unusually mild winter, so I couldn't indulge in my favorite treat of sugar on snow this year, but you can bet I'll be having some sugar on vanilla ice cream this weekend ;)



Ahh, sap buckets outside an abandoned farmhouse...


Well, dear readers, I hope the weather is just as beautiful wherever you are.




18 comments:

  1. How lovely! I love your dress, and I'm getting so excited for spring. Oh how wonderful, my aunt and uncle used to bring us maple syrup from Ohio every year, best thing ever.

    xo,
    Em

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  2. i love the way you look! such a lovely figure <3

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  3. I was so sad to miss the maple run out here this year (live too far away from the farms)...anyway, you look gorgeous..I love how you layered the looK!

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  4. Happy Maple Sugaring to you!!
    What a lovely dress to go with it too!!

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  5. I love your dress and your hair is getting so long again, haha! ;)

    -Sarah
    A Dream in Black and White

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  6. Good pictures!!! i grew up on a farm but we're in kansas so... yeah, not too many trees here! maybe someday i'll get to tap the trees!!! btw how do you get so much volume in your hair? love the boots!

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    1. Thank you, Beth! And my hair is just extremely thick. It's actually quite annoying, but it holds curls nicely so I can't complain.

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  7. You look awesome! I have a gingham skirt like your dress. But I wish it were a dress. It's even the same color. Fresh maple syrup is the best! I had it sometimes in PA.

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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  8. Thanks everyone ♥ I really wish I could send all of you a nice jug of syrup!!!

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  9. I loved this post! Makes me want to try syrup on my ice cream. (-: I'd love to visit. I bet it is lovely and charming

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  10. Beautiful - I adore the way you are dressed and you look gorgeous - your hair and boots are insanely cool too!

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  11. Oh sheer perfection, love that dress and the silver cuff is just beautiful. You give me hair envy lovely lady! xx

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  12. You are my folicular inspiration - you hair is looking FANTASTIC!

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  13. Just a quick note to let you know that I've nominated you for a blog award! No need to participate but you can check out my blog if you're interested! :)

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  14. Wow! Vermont sounds like such a special place to live. You always look so darling in gingham.

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  15. Om my stars! You're wearing my absolute dream outfit! Love it!

    xo Rebecca (cherry lips on FL)

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