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Spring Flowers!

May 20, 2015 12:55 pm

Look at what Erin received today! What a beautiful surprise for a beautiful day.
Thank you!

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Cute and Kitschy Uses for Vintage Tea Towels

May 18, 2015 12:39 pm

Vintage tea towels are a common find at antique stores, flea markets, and thrift shops, and they’re typically as affordable as they are adorable. Here are just a few great ideas for how you can breathe new life into kitschy tea towels.

Lavender Pillow [allaboutyou.com]
Add a fresh, fragrant scent to your closet or drawers by creating this DIY lavender pillow. Choose a towel in your favorite pattern or color, then fill it with dried lavender from the local health food store. Best of all, you can even use iron-on adhesives and bypass the sewing machine.

Tea Towel Tote [simplicity.com]
Craft your own vintage-inspired tote bag by sewing together a few vintage tea towels with a sturdy ribbon as the handles. It only takes very basic sewing skills to get this project right, and you can customize it with button embellishments of your choice.

Tea Towel Blinds [houseandgarden.co.uk]
Stitch a few tea towels together in the dimensions of your window to create eclectic, retro tea towel blinds. Attach the top edge around a wooden baton using sturdy Velcro, then add loops of ribbon to keep the whole thing tied up when it’s not in use.

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Walden Pond State Reservation: Get Inspired

May 14, 2015 3:37 pm

Seeking natural inspiration? Pay a visit to Walden Pond! Henry David Thoreau lived at Walden Pond from 1845 to 1847 and was inspired to write the book Walden based on his experiences here. Since then, the park has become a destination for avid conservationists and those who want to enjoy pristine nature alike.

The pond itself is surrounded by more than two thousand acres of trees, dubbed Walden Woods. The reservation sits on nearly 500 acres, and features hiking trails, a replica of the famous cabin, and outdoor recreation such as swimming, canoeing, and fishing.

If you'd like to visit Walden Pond, it's worthwhile to plan to arrive early, as the park has a capacity of 1,000 visitors at any given time (a limit meant to keep the place from becoming overcrowded). There's a $10 fee to park, and the park itself is open year-round.

Walden Pond State Reservation
915 Walden Street
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-3254

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