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Saturday, August 14, 2010

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Okay so, you know that to-do list I posted last week? Well, we tossed most of it aside and played instead, and I'm so glad we did! The summer won't be here much longer, but the projects always will.

So, we took off exploring for a few days, and headed to Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum just outside Detroit. Greenfield Village has been around for almost 80 years, and is a little piece of early 1900's history. Henry Ford started collecting homes of significant historical importance (think the original site where the first airplane was invented--the Wright home), and they are an integral part of the village. I am passionate about history, and I really enjoyed exploring, and seeing how women lived at the turn of the century. I saw the types of store they shopped at, where they bought the fabric to make their clothes, how their fancy hats were created, and the kitchen they cooked in. I saw how they worked, how the played, and got just a little glimpse into who they might have been.

I am an old-fashioned girl, and though I'm glad I live now, with all the modern conveniences of our time, there is a part of me that would just love to have lived then. However, my appreciation for our current comforts was heightened after walking around for two days in 90 degree heat and 95% humidity, so I think I'll settle for being inspired by that time period, while being nice and cool. :)

So, on to the inspiration. Talk about fabulous vintage items--I was drooling the whole time I was there. Here are just a few examples:

Don't you just love this chair? From the color, to the style, to the weathered look--LOVE.

First of all, I love to look at this picture, based on the organization itself. Can you imagine yourself shopping here? Those ribbon boxes are darling.

I REALLY wanted to take home one of those cracker boxes.

Sorry about the grainy picture on this one--I had three kids hanging on my arm, and this was the best I could do. I am in LOVE with these stoneware mixing bowls--aren't they fabulous?

I'm also a front porch girl. I want one that wraps all the way around my house both sides. This home was calling my name.

The striped awning. The darling lamp post. The brick building and mustard-colored molding.

I really need to up my visits to thrift shops and garage sales. Maybe I'll get lucky.



Blogger Sassy Sites! said...

I love these pictures! I want the striped awning for my house!! :)

August 14, 2010 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

I would love, love, love to have a porch that went completely around my house.

Love all the pics.

August 14, 2010 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Mary Joy said...

I love the porch and the stoneware bowls!! I am a sucker for all of the lovely oldies on the shelves. SO pretty!!!

August 15, 2010 at 7:37 PM  

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