Essex is home to a lovely shop called The French Hen... We were able to stop by Saturday afternoon and check out the beautifully displayed decorative items, gifts and jewelry... ...A collage of the displays in the storefront windows...
In the morning, we walked the Essex Holiday House Tour....The sun was shining, the sky was blue and it was wonderful to be out in the crisp December air in this charming seaside New England town. Although we were not allowed to take pictures inside these stunning historic homes...there was plenty to capture with my little Canon point and shoot outside!
Here are some of the sights we saw... ...as always, click to enlarge for a better look!
Tomorrow, I plan to share a little of Cathy Pendleton's open house in Clinton on Friday night and some photographs of one of my favorite shops...Taken For Granite in Stony Creek.
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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