Thursday, November 12, 2009

The colors of Concord...

I had expected all of my Concord posts to be up by the end of October. I'm clearly running behind schedule, so before autumn is but a distant memory, I'll share a bit more with you. Today I'll focus on Concord Center (where I picked up a couple of cute items that I'll show you at the end of this post)....

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Amanda in front of an old home in Concord center. I don't know what this tree looks like right now but, as you can see, a couple of weeks ago it was dressed in golden splendor...


There's a very old cemetery between this old colonial home and the church to the left of it...


From this angle you can see the church and the cemetery while the house peeks out from behind the trees.


There are many signs and markers to stop and read as you stroll around Concord...


Adorable shops and eateries are everywhere...


This photo was taken inside of Nesting on Main, a gorgeous shop that Cafe Chatelaine has posted about several times...


Are you in the market for a vintage conversation piece that will also light up your little cottage?
I loved everything about this window display.... the horse lamp, the raffia pumpkins, the turkey fabric covering the table....

This home is actually a bit outside of Concord Center... Tomorrow I'm going to show you where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women, and this sweet little cottage is located right across the street so I couldn't resist snapping a picture of it... Isn't it adorable?

Okay, I promised to share what I bought! Each year I decorate the small Christmas tree in our dining room window with bird ornaments, so......


...when Mr. Blue Jay heard Amanda and I talking about how great he'd look on the tree, he asked if he could please come home with us...


...and since he's kind of sweet on Ms. Bluebird (who's sporting a bit of a duck bill rather than a beak!!), he asked if she could come home with us, too... How could I say no? They'll be perfect for our bird tree, and they'll always remind me of the wonderful little day trip Amanda and I took to historic Concord, MA!

See you tomorrow when I'll show you the house where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women...
COMMENT UPDATE: Hey, hipchick! We sure did visit Authors Ridge at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery! Loved it! We'd taken the girls there years & years ago when they were in elementary school so we were due for another visit!! Here's my October 29th post about it: Sleepy Hollow
Donna

10 comments:

Connie said...

Ohmygoodness, how "New England" all those pix look, sugar. Makes me ALMOST want to board a plane and head to the other coast from us! Just beautiful, honey.
xoxo,
Connie

Lenore said...

How interesting all your photos are....loved the tour....looking forward to more.

. said...

Beautiful pictures. A delight.
Alfazema

The Curious Cat said...

You and I must have just missed one another - or we could have been there at the same time - see here: http://catofcuriosity.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-england-holiday.html If you scroll down I took a photo of Louisa Mary Alcott's home. When I was a kid we did a special activity day there learning about her, the family and we dressed up and put on a play in her garden! I used to live in neighbouring Carlisle you see...ah I wish I was an American - then I'd live here always... xxx

hip chick said...

Oh I just love Concord! I hope you visited the Sleepy Hollow cemetery and saw Author's ridge. I love the photo you took of that pretty yellow tree. You have inspired me to take a ride there as well. My mother in laws sister lives in the next town over so maybe we can make a day trip of it. It must be so pretty there decorated for Christmas.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Lovely photos...thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Claudia said...

Your photos are beautiful, Donna! I love Concord and you've really captured the lovely quality of the town. It sure makes me want to drive on up to Massachusetts and see all my favorite places. Your bird ornaments are so pretty - you'll have to show them on your tree!

xo
Claudia

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

You live in such an historic area! The tree leaves are just gorgeous there. I love your bird ornaments. Which makes me think maybe I should have just such a tree, as I love birds and nature and gardening so much! Thanks for the idea!
Brenda

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Donna; What gorgeous photos.. Concord is such a beautiful place.. my kind of town.. I can't wait to see your birdie tree... will be back to see Louisa May.... thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

GWENDOLYN said...

Beautiful fall pictures. Love that lady lamp! Ha! Blessings!
Gwen