Pickity Place

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go! Isn’t that Little Red Riding Hood? I think so. Well anyways, Pickity Place is the place to go if you want to step into a real life fairy tale. In fact, the cottage that now houses the restaurant was what the Little Golden…

Sunapee Crafts Fair

An event I look forward to every summer is the League of New Hampshire Craftman's annual fair held in Sunapee, New Hampshire. At the foothills of Sunapee's ski mountain, a number of huge white tents are set up and within is every form of fine art, craft, and beautiful skilled art work you can imagine:…

Brimfield Antiques Fair

Guess what's coming up soon! One of my most favorite times of the year: Brimfield! What is Brimfield you say? Well, only just the treasure-hunter's, antique-lover's, junk-picker's paradise! 14 acres chock full of weird and wonderful stuff! Brimfield Antiques Fair is held three times a year in Brimfield, Massachusetts, and it is always worth a…

Portrait of a Small Town: Harrisville

Perhaps the most special of all the New Hampshire small towns is Harrisville. Situated in the Monadnock Region of the state (which is special in general), it is a lovely old mill town right on a lake. It has a yarn shop which is quite fancy and esteemed, and a general store that makes some…

The Grand Nova Scotian Adventure: Part One

One July morning, our little white converted camper van packed and loaded, Ethan and I headed to the Portland,  Maine seaport and eagerly sat in line to board the CAT ferry. Before we knew it we were speeding along at a nice clip, over waves waves waves listening to a wonderful musical duo play Celtic…

Postcards from England: Sissinghurst

The more one gardens, the more one learns; And the more one learns, the more one realizes how little one knows. ~Vita Sackville West Was there ever a place more magical? A place I felt happier? This place made me giddy with delight and wonder. Everywhere I looked, I was surrounded by beauty. Situated in…

Florence Griswold Museum

There is a little gem of a museum in historic Old Lyme, Connecticut. It's called the Florence Griswold Museum and it's home to artwork new and old, gorgeous gardens, and a lovely river view. The Museum centers on the home of Miss Florence Griswold, who opened her big colonial home up as a boarding house…