Two weekends ago we took the RV out for a short trip to a town called Foxborough, located about halfway between Boston and Cape Cod. The resort we stayed at was super nice…much nicer than the one we stayed at with the boys a few weeks ago. The area of Foxborough is also pretty, with beautiful homes every which way you look.
Since Saturday was the only full day we had, I wanted to venture out and do a little exploring. We came across an adorable vintage shop that just happens to only be open twice a year for a weekend.
Isn’t it cute? It used to be a chapel, and it’s located on what used to be a boy scout camp, so the area surrounding it is just as nice as you might expect. These days, sometimes the chapel is rented out for functions, but mostly it’s not utilized.
I’m thinking there are more than a few of you right now thinking you’d love to live there!?
Do you ever get the feeling when you’re taking pics that people, especially the owners, are wondering if you’re a blogger and that’s why you’re taking them? Well, that’s exactly how I felt so I tried to be a little discreet, although I wasn’t very successful but I don’t think she minded at all.
There were so many things I would have loved to take home with me, not the least of which was this wagon, but my wallet and my car (not enough room) wouldn’t allow it.
I think this dough bowl was one of my favorite pieces, followed closely by the gorgeous table.
And here’s what I picked up. I think it’s the perfect size for our mantel, and I love that it’s a light color because almost everything else fades into the wood.
Shortly after we got home on Sunday, our friends from Florida came to stay for two nights so on Monday we took a drive to the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls which I blogged about last year, but the real find of the day was this funky place we had never heard about much less seen.
To the right and slightly behind the above building is the entrance to the sanctuary, below.
Take a good look at all that beadwork. Can you imagine how long something like that would take? And as you can see there are several statues adorned just like this throughout the gardens.
The gardens were absolutely stunning but I know my cell phone pictures wouldn’t do them any justice so I didn’t really take many. You’ll just have to visit for yourself. Oh, and you can do that while staying on the property too!
Adjacent to the gardens was a yellow and blue house. The owner and his daughter live there but there’s also an adorable apartment they rent out via airbnb that’s attached. He gave us a tour and I grabbed some quick cell pics of the inside.
There is also a very large building on the property with countless vintage stoves, most of which have been lovingly restored like the stoves pictured below.
If you would like to see more pictures of this property (I encourage you to do so. The gardens are gorgeous!), click on over to the airbnb info here.
In other news…
If you follow me on IG or FB, you would have seen these photos below so you have my permission to sign off now ;).
Last weekend we went to a lovely local vineyard for a farm to table event. Here’s a shot of the table set up. All I can say is thank goodness the weather cooperated!
We got there early and picked some grapes, saw the crushing process and relaxed on the deck with appetizers and wine. There was music followed by a fabulous dinner of short ribs, squash, slaw, salad, corn and more, all from local farms.
And of course, wine shots :).
This weekend we were supposed to go the an RV resort near the New Hampshire border, but the weather looks iffy so we canceled and hope to reschedule for the very near future. It will most likely be our last sojourn before we head out to Florida for the winter, and we still have a few things we want to test out so we hope we can reschedule.
On the home front, I’ve toned down some of the Fall decorations that I showed you from the house tour a couple of weeks ago, made an awesome pizza last week with an easy recipe I want to share soon, and a lot of the wood from our tree cuttings last Spring is being taken by a neighbor who uses it to heat their home. The kicker? She’s cutting a lot of it herself! Yes, with an ax, not a splitter.
She’s making me look bad…