Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Beautiful Spring Day in NYC

Battery Park, NYC
I find myself still going over the multitude of photos I took while in NYC!  Here's one I took on a 90F day last week, while strolling around Battery Park (before we headed for the ferry to take us to Liberty and Ellis Islands).  As I complete my photos, I will show you a few more. ;)
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

a little getaway!

Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, NYC
We had a brief getaway in NYC!  We're grateful that such a fabulous city is just a five hour drive from the Cape -- I only wish we visited more often!  And the weather was near 90F almost the entire time we were there.  We walked as a family on average seven miles per day - I LOVED all the exercise!  I have some fun photos to show you; I'm still in the process of downloading and going through them all.  I also went to the Garment District to buy beads for my jewelry business... now that was a REAL treat!  I hope to post about my trip soon...
Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Stony Brook Grist Mill and Herring Run

 Springtime is a favorite time to visit the Stony Brook Grist Mill site and Herring Run in Brewster on Cape Cod!

This popular spot has been featured on my blogs before... and this time I surprisingly managed to visit when there were no seagulls (the herring weren't running at the time). 

I was able to take some sweet shots of this historic place, sans gulls! ;)

This site is a favorite of spring visitors... when children are off for their April vacation, this spot is packed with locals, tourists and their cars (the town often has to hire a policeman to control the resulting traffic jams during vacation week).

This is also a very popular site for wedding photos!


This tree reminds me of something from "Harry Potter"!  It's even more amazing once it has leaves (it's too early here on the Cape for tree leaves just yet).

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Child-Friendly Activities and Restaurants on Cape Cod

Being a year-round Cape Codder, and having a somewhat large family, I thought I'd share some of our favorite family activities and child-friendly eateries here on my blog from time to time.

If you've ever been to a restaurant or grocery store here on  the Cape, undoubtedly you've seen those handy little local guides inside the foyers.
  One of my absolute favorites is called Kids on the Cape.  I use this when I want to visit new places and attractions outside of my own familiar territory.

One fabulous (and year-round) element of this guide is their list of current and future daily activities for children here on the Cape.  If you click on this link, you will be redirected to their "Event Keeper", a searchable directory of children's activities.  While there, you can also click on links for reminders, or to recommend activities to a friend. Enjoy!

Monday, April 2, 2012

another Cape Cod Summer is just around the corner

When the sun broke through the clouds this afternoon, after a rainy, overcast and raw day, it reminded me that Spring in all its glory will be upon us very soon.

And then... Cape-Cod-Summer here we come! ;)

I can never resist vintage millinery!

Perhaps it's because we had a true haberdasher in the family... I just can't resist vintage millinery! 

Whenever I go thrifting or antiquing, the first items I look for are inevitably vintage trims, linens and millinery flowers.  Then I look for vintage rhinestones! ;)

This roll of vintage French ribbon is my latest favorite.  Is it OK to love old trims so much?

When I spot them all color-coordinated, that makes them all the harder to resist!

All the beauties in this post have been listed in my etsy shop.  (The vintage French ribbon on the roll is sold by the yard.)  Perhaps I'll be a real haberdasher some day after I find myself in an "empty nest" (but I don't want to go there yet)!
Happy Monday!