We went on a field trip to Conner Prairie today. Is there anything better than history???!!!
The beauty of simplicity is everywhere.
I was born in New England and the house I was brought home to was built in the Colonial style. These kinds of simple furnishings are part of my heritage.
Fires are certainly romantic to walk past on a day like today, but they probably took a lot of work. (And now I smell like a bonfire.)
I haven't seen this Conestoga wagon before. I can't imagine our family moving west in something like this:
The woodworking shop takes me right back to my childhood as well. My Dad has always done a lot of woodworking and would take us to shops like this in Maine or other places.
I loved the outfit on the schoolmaster. Everything was "aged" and well-mended. Quite vintage if you ask me.
And another amazing outfit -- check out the "ear warmers" -- think we could get away with knitting a pair of those??? I also loved the shawl and the stockings over the fireplace.