04 December 2010

Echoes from the Past

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photos by Tom b.

- The Kirwin dress courtesy of Modcloth
- thrifted J. Crew cashmere cardigan
- 60s wool camel coat
- AA tights
- vintage leather riding boots
- vintage wool beret
- vintage Coach purse

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This morning Tom and I drove to this little side-of-the-road place called Echoes From The Past that is part junk yard, part salvage yard, part animal sanctuary and a whole lotta awesome. There are several old barns to wander through where you can find everything from rusty old tools to piles of lace doilies.

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There's an old man and woman that run the place and live in a house on the land. They even had their portraits (and their dogs!) painted in a mural on the side of one of the buildings. The field next to the salvage yard is home to a couple of horses, a huge turkey and several chickens and roosters. It's such a fun place to go and ramble.

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This morning Tom and I were on a mission to find some old shutters for redoing the front of our house. Luckily we found just the thing! Of course they'll have to stay in our basement for the winter until they can be repainted and hung in the spring. I was also super tempted to bring home that mirrored door to keep in my office. I don't have a full length mirror and it would be perfect leaning up against the wall. Perhaps I'll have to go back!

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23 comments:

Chaucee said...

What a beautiful place! I love how your outfits seem to always fit perfectly with your outfits.

Carys said...

I love your dress, the plaid and the neckline are so cute. The camel coat and hat are really nice too.
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Shilohmae said...

That looks like such a cool place! The shutter image ought to win an award.
I admire your (and Tom's) way of getting such a variety of photos, each so interesting and beautiful. A lot of fashion bloggers tend to fall into a rut; but not you!

Vintage and Cake said...

I love this outfit and these photos are just stunning. I love the coat BTW so classic xx

the spectator said...

That's my kind of shop.

A Little Brighter said...

Ohh! I adore your oufit. That camel coat is so perfect. 60's coats are always the sweetest.
Oh my! Can't wait to see the shutters on your house (if you post it) Shutters always remind of of the lovely house in the Notebook!

Ayesha x

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Oh you always find very charming places to explore... wait that's my favorite Dear Creatures dress!! It looks lovely on you, Jennifer :)
Have a lovely sunday!

Ilaria, Il filo di perle *vintage* said...

wow! beautiful photos and dress! :)

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Shallow Mallow said...

Gorgeous, what a fun place :) I'd spend hours :D

I never saw a mirror door before. Perfect!

Mayni said...

i love your camel coat..it is so sweet :)

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afreckledlip said...

That mirrored door is amazing, I definitely think you should go back for it.

Samantha said...

I absolutely love wandering around places like this!! You never know what you'll find :)

imani said...

love your coat

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Katie, Tinda Keelie said...

I vote go back for that mirror! I love pieces like that with character and a past.

Sophi said...

I love places like that! so much fun to explore and to take photos in/of! Your outfit is great, too. Pure chic simplicity :)

Sophie said...

I love the hat! (:

Lynn said...

Amazing photos! Also one of my favorite things to do on a weekend!

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Couve Illustrations said...

Where do you find those places?!!

Your boots are amazing! Love love them! I was looking for a similar pair but they are always or too big, or too small, or too something I dislike. those are perfect!

A.n.E said...

These are such beautiful shots and a lovely place to spend some quality time.

Would love to travel through States someday soon! And visit these kinda places.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I love your dress. Someday I'm going to ask for some addresses for all the places you go b/c I want to visit these empty haunts too!

Mei-li said...

aaa i love this place, I'm always amazed of all the places you find !!

TheMadTwins said...

Amazing pictures! Love the locations. The creativity of the first picture is very well, those old window-stuf are amazing in a picture and the outfit fits wonderful, especially the dress ^__^ The picture in that chair I love very much as well :)
And the mirror picture is sooooo beautiful! Great job, really! All soo beautiful pictures =)

xxx