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.