In the summertime, downtown Portsmouth is busy, especially with tourists, but in the winter, storefront windows are decorated with holiday finery, shoppers enjoy popping in and out of quaint boutiques, and the Christmas decorations on many of the antique homes is simply magical.
This morning, the book I grabbed off my shelf is a 1911 Boston Chamber of Commerce book, by George French, and I loved how he described the charm of New England.
Oyster crackers on soup and chowder is an 1828 New England tradition.
An introduction to the Stonewall Cocktail and Apple Jack Brandy
History and photos of one of Salem’s historic homes - The House of Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts
A visit to the oldest candy company in America.
A few photos of flags flying proud in New England, including some of the first flags of New England.
A book review of TIMELESS - New England homes by Architect Patrick Ahearn.
During the cold winter days here in New England, I like to revisit and share some of my summer travel photos. This is the sunken garden at Highfield Hall in Falmouth, MA, which is located on Cape Cod.
John Coffin House - Edgartown, MA - Photos of my 10th great uncle's home.
The General Artemas Ward Museum in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
A drive through Historic Bolton and West Bolton, Massachusetts. Two New England towns focused on preserving their history and homes.
Information about the Salisbury, Mansion, Worcester, MA
A list of Mayflower passengers and some well known descendants. Are you possibly related?
My DIY project of fixing a 100 year old antique eagle mirror
Wallpaper ideas and suppliers for old historic homes.
Finding out how deep my ancestral roots are in New England is just one reason I love our six-state region. It sure does make living in New England an adventure..
An old New England home - our overnight stay in a first-period home, The William Haskell House in Gloucester, Massachusetts which is also an ancestor of my husband.
The Crane Estate - Castle Hill - Ipswich, MA
A video walking tour of Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA
Loud as a Lion - Lion Door Knockers
A visit to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Gracious Living on the East Coast - Manchester-By-The-Sea
The Revival of Captain Shubael Baxter's Home - Osterville, MA
A visit to the Nantucket Resort - Nantucket, MA
Reed & Barton - Return to a Gilded Age
An Introduction to the Art of Living with Relais & Chateaux
Cooking with Copper