Been to Boston area and back. Dear husband said to me bright and early on Mother’s Day “Happy birthday!” My birthday is in August!
The set up for the Wayside Antique show was exhausting after the long drive to Boston, and since he was the driver, he was forgiven the slip of the tongue!
Though there is a plan and a method for setting up a booth, depending on what you are bringing, it is not unusual for your favorite pieces to end up front and center.
My penchant for Chinese export rose mandarin and medallion and curious small animals such as foo dogs came together on this top shelf!
It is not the usual way to put a well sized Chinese famille rose bowl on a what not shelf, but its placement on this shelf may have given it the home it needed to be seen, and now it is in a new home!
This is a great antique show that benefits Longfellow’s Wayside Inn which is a wonderful historic site outside of Boston. We went on from the show to the quaint town of Concord Ma, which then led us to get lost a few more times. But sometimes getting lost brings you to the best possible places. Taking a different route, we found ourselves near Logees in Danielson CT. I have wanted to visit this mecca for over 15 years! I order from their catalog, but being there in person is a magical mystery tour for plant nuts. I came home with some new (to me!) begonias. And a mystery to solve. I forgot to ask them what this was and when I downloaded the photos, I saw it again. Do you know what this is?
When we arrived home, the lilac were blooming and the garden looked beautiful in the bright sunshine. It may have been Mother’s Day, but it felt like my birthday.
I have no idea what that is, but it looks interesting. Logees looks like a fun place. I also really liked your display. Very nice.
OH JAYNE! You are in my homeland! I lived in the Boston area for 11 wonderful years while going to school! This brings back so many important memories! I remember going out to Brimfield one year for the antiques…what a great time we had.
Oh, I know about creating those blog posts! It takes a lot of work, but it is well worth it since I enjoy writing. You are going to do well, and the fun part is having visitors, visiting others, and just making a memory TOGETHER. Thank you so much for coming by, and what fun you had in all of your antique finds! VIVE LA FRANCE, BIEN SÛR! Anita
A mecca indeed! You are so lucky to get a chance to see this lovely place. I think I would be tempted to buy so many things. 🙂
What a fun trip you must have had! It seems like the perfect time of year for a trip to New England. We were there in June one year when they had record heat. I enjoyed the trip, though. So much history out there!