.................with blog friend Janet who drove all the way from Massachusetts to Peterborough, New Hampshire to spend time with us for lunch and shopping!
Janet's fun blog is HOUSEPEEPERS. Do visit her to see great photos of beautiful New England homes. Janet invited us to visit last year when we were also on our way to New Hampshire, and entertained us in her lovely home with the most delicious breakfast.......she's a great cook!
Tucked away by the river is Red Chair Antiques. You may remember my visit there last year. Featured in several magazines over the past years, owner Jocie Sinauer sells the most amazing mix of French, Swedish and Belgian items for the home ranging from linen grain sacks to hotel silver and concrete mushrooms. I LOVE this shop and really think it has the most stunning displays of unusual antiques anywhere. Jocie truly has 'the eye'. Most recently (don't remember which mag./issue and, as I'm away from home, can't reach for it), her home here in New Hampshire was featured - needless to say it's stunning just like the shop.
Jasmin, me, and Janet - ready to shop at Red Chair Antiques
This visit I was overwhelmed by such loveliness again....and kicking myself, and my DH, that once more we had flown here and didn't have our own car to load with piles of European beauty to take home! Instead I had to restrain myself and just buy a few things to tuck into a suitcase.
The prettiest starfish for a Summer display.
Lots of interesting china.
Even a few Asian pieces such as these sweet ginger jars.
Aged and wrinkled French books - just as I like them.
If you'd enjoy seeing what I bought.........you'll have to wait until I get back home and unwrap my package!
Enjoy your 4th of July celebration today ~ we're heading to New Boston, NH for the always fun parade at 10 AM. Hot 95 degrees forecast, no cool weather here either!
New Boston, New Hampshire - Photo from 2009 visit.