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Thursday, October 21, 2010

New England Crafting - Part 2

Emily Dickinson's house in Amherst, Massachusetts. I know. I know.  I was choked up when I snapped this.  It was exactly 4 o'clock and the three crafty ladies, Jani, Eva and I were pretty wiped out after visiting hundreds of craft booths at Paradise City in New Hampshire.  I liked the playhouse show in Vermont best because of the intimate scale.

Jani likes to take the scenic route. Eva was asleep in the back seat on top of the coat pile.  I was camera ready when we drove past this abandoned pumpkin stand.  Jani was taking us to dinner at a real "New England" restaurant called The Historic Salem Cross Inn which dates back to 1705.  The name comes from the cross symbol on the door to ward off witches.  It didn't ward off the cows though.

Salem Cross Inn, after dinner it looked like this.

This was along the road in front of the Salem Cross Inn.  Salem Cross Inn would be the equivalent to Kokopelli over here is Arizona. You know.

18th Century Rockingham Meeting House.  Vermont's most intact Puritan New England Meeting House.  The nails on the white wood siding were hand hewn.  The nail heads were all chiseled.  Do you know what I mean?  This is out of sequence but hey, it's ok.

I have lots of favorite moments as you can see. Wearing layers of clothing, seeing incredible craftsmanship at the shows, observing crowds of people flocking over hand made items, having breakfast at Jani's house, the smell of Jani's house, the floor boards creaking as I walked from the bathroom to the room Eva and I were sleeping in, Eva snuggling me while we slept, not having to cook, being on an adventure, seeing old buildings, autumn colored leaves, old buildings, old buildings, going to J McLaughlin, visiting this crazy artist who sewed all kinds of plastic toy crap to these quilts that looked amazing and old buildings.  VARIETY is a good thing. Agree?


Marie said...

Amazing pictures, thanks for the mini trip!:D

Yes, variety is a good thing!:D

***** Marie *****

Nen said...

wow! all of those pictures were beautiful!!!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Gorgeous!!! :)
I especially love the picture of the Salem Cross Inn after supper! Beautiful! :)

Oh, My Darling said...

Everything about this trip looks so fantastic!