Behind My Red Door

Friday, August 29, 2008

The perfect late summer day in NE!

TGIF to all my regular and new peeps!!
Usually DH works at home on Fridays but not today so I am hoping to finish putting my
fall decor out and get to the farm stand for some end of summer corn on the cob.
I won't be taking pictures of my fall decor until I pick my bittersweet though. We might find time to go looking for it this weekend, but probably not until next. David is so good about going with me each year, helping me find the best branches. He knows to look for some really long ones that I can wrap around my chandelier and when he sees a branch loaded with berries he gets almost excited as I do! I still haven't gotten him to sit and strip the leaves off it yet though.
Maybe when he retires he'll be up to that.
In the meantime, I have a few more pictures of our trip to NH on Wednesday
and some of the goodies I came home with.

This is Bonnie with her new beau at Country Culture in Brookline, NH -
just over the border from MA. Bonnie lives very close to this awesome store. The owners
live in the attached antique home and the homeowner graciously let me use
their rest room (long drive - morning coffee - what can I say!) and what little I
got to see of the inside of the house was just awesome!
The outside was all decked out for fall. It was so inviting.
Bonnie and I inside Country Culture
This is the pretty redware plate Bonnie gave me as a thank you for doing all the driving.
It was not necessary but very much appreciated.

Here are a few of the very old colonial homes on the road into Frye's Measure Mill in Wilton, NH. For me, part of the allure of going to Frye's has always been the drive through the countryside with the really old homes, stone walls, farm land and rural setting. In the winter, it's easy to imagine how isolated the original residents would have been with just handful of houses in the this area. The stone walls rising above the snow would be the only marker between field and roads. In the fall, the foliage is just the best - a canopy of warm colors. In the spring, there are huge mountain laurel, wild forsythia, and lilac bushes in bloom and in the summer it is green and lush and it is so quiet.

This little 1811 beauty is for sale. It's only $329,000.00! Probably because it is so rural.
In my town it would cost about twice as much. I told hubby we could sell ours, buy this and have money in our pocket to play. He said he was NOT interested in taking on 200 year old problems! Oh well, a girl can try huh? I'd love a peak inside - wouldn't you?

This old home has been added on several times over the generations and it is gorgeous.
I didn't even get the barn/garage addition on the right. It's huge!

Here is the other tree we saw with a touch of foliage. Just a tease!

Found this crock at a great shop Bonnie introduced me to.
The price was great because it has a little wear and tear - just like me!

I found this neat garland at Country Culture - not sure where I will put it. I might even break it up. I love that it isn't all shiny and the leaves look so real!

The front bobbin, little hanging bowl and basket were all good finds!

And I finally have a slaw cutter. I have been looking for one at a decent price for ages!

That's it for my Friday Show n Tell!

I have to be honest - I am not sorry to see summer end. Except for the last week or so, the weather was horrid most of the time. But on the bright side, being stuck inside, I spent more time exploring all the wonderful blogs out there and meeting more wonderful gals. They say there is always a bright side to every bad situation and meeting and getting to know
all of you was it for the summer of 2008 for me. For that, I thank you!

I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.
Just think, September is around the bend and that means crisp tart apples fresh from the orchard, homemade apple pie, wood smoke in the air, a pot of stew simmering all day, a warm cozy sweater, and all the other wonders of fall!
Until next time - hugs, Linda