Saturday, October 30, 2010

A few more pictures...

Needlework at Old Sturbridge Village

I'll be back for a Sunday Afternoon Tea tomorrow (that being ummm... Sunday).  In the meantime, I have to share more pictures.

I found the needlework displays at OSV fascinating.  Imagine the work in the above display as important family dates were embroidered into Art.  There were quite a few of these on display and each touched my heart.


I loved the humor in this display.  Sorry about the flash but it was dark and these displays are all behind glass.


If you have been to OSV, you know there are many houses which have been moved to the property.  Each reflect a different level of income and the house I always love to look through would be owned by the wealthier family in the community (only because it has the most eye candy).

I could easily see myself in this room, surrounded by loved ones. 

I wish I had taken pictures of the schoolhouse, farmhouse, and Vicarage rooms but my memory card was full.  I was humbled by the chill in those rooms and it was only October.  There were no thermostats to adjust during that time... except more wood on the fireplace or woodstove. 

How simple those houses were with a combination of mostly practical items needed for daily survival and a few "pretties" here and there... a certain sign of a woman's touch.  :)

View from front yard

Just a little hint of things to come (I'm certain you will be running away from my vacation slides!!)... this is the view from Stephanie's front porch.  

We arrived after peak color but it was still gorgeous.  Everywhere we went, I felt overwhelmed by the beauty of God's creation.

10 comments:

Vee said...

Funny thing...I'd choose one of the wealthier homes in the town square, too. I was there in early autumn so hadn't pondered what it would mean to keep such a home warm. Every fire on the main floor would surely have been going and then there would still be the chilly drafts. Hmmm, I'm not going to ponder that for long. Oh the work involved to stay warm!

Stephanie's home is in a great rural location it seems. Perfect place for raising a family!

Connie said...

Beautiful pictures!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Now I am going to have to go to Old Sturbridge Village!

The view from Stephanie's porch? Gorgeous!

Karenne said...

Brenda,
Thank you for the wonderful posts about OSV. I lived in New England for 38 years and visited OSV annually for many years. I live in the Midwest now, and I MISS going to OSV in October. Through your photos, I feel like I was there this October! Thanks again. I really enjoy reading your blog posts.
Sincerely,
Karenne Saylor

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

These are just beautiful...thanks for sharing!

Heather L. said...

Can't wait to see more!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello,Brenda~
Love the pics...make me wish I was there. Anna is so charming. Please explain what Tookish means? What is this reference? Looking forward to more pics and stories. Glad you enjoyed your trip. God Bless.

Jeanie in KY

Anonymous said...

So beautiful...the handwork is amazing...and what a great idea...making the family record more permanent perhaps.

I so enjoy the photos you share of travels like this...who knows if I will ever see them in person, but can certainly enjoy them from you!!

Blessings, Elizabeth

Robin said...

Thank you for sharing. I love your pictures! It is a blessing and a respite to visit your blog. i can't wait for pictures of Stephanie's home.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear that you are visiting your family! What a precious family you have. Each one of your grandchildren are adorable. Enjoy yourself immensely!

Blessings!

I LOVE vacation slides!