Saturday, June 25, 2016

Keeping Up Keeping Up Appearances

PBS stations used to run Keeping Up Appearances on Saturday night, and some just kept up the routine.  Regardless, for those who keep traditional media, Patricia Routledge's iconic role belongs in many collections.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

To listen to a knowledgeable a revelation

​Perhaps the single most enjoyable part of my researches, which covered a period of about four years, was meeting the artists themselves, the people who provide the luxuries. All of them, from tailors and boot makers to truffle hunters and champagne blenders, were happy in their work, generous with their time, and fascinating about their particular skills. To listen to a knowledgeable enthusiast, whether he's talking about a Panama hat or the delicate business of poaching foie gras in Sauternes, is a revelation, and I often came away wondering why the price wasn't higher for the talent and patience involved. 
- Peter Mayle, Acquired Tastes

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Mercer Classic White Pima Cotton Oxford Shirt - Made in the U.S.A.

A Men's Shirt - Great for the Gardens

2012 America’s Cup World Series, Newport, Rhode Island

Original Photographs From Archives
June 29, 2012 - America's Cup World Series in Newport, Rhode Island.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Late Afternoon

A world without wonder, and a way of mind without wonder, becomes a world without imagination, and without imagination man is a poor and stunted creation.  Religion, poetry, and all other arts have their sources in this upwelling of wonder and surprise.  Let us thank God that so much will forever remain out of reach, safe from our inquiry, inviolate forever from our touch.
- Henry Beston Sheahan, Northern Farm

Single Image: Yale Class of 1897

Original Photograph from Archives

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thirty-Five New England Locations That You (or Your Spell Checker) Might Know

Getting Ready to Head out into Penobscot Bay
Here are 35 New England locations that you (or at least your spell checker) might know:

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Single Image: Streets of New Haven, 1960's

Original Photograph from Archives

Single Image: Rocking Chair from the Westport Historical Society

Single Image: Vermont's Plymouth Cheese Company, Early 1960's

Original Photograph from Archives
"...[B]uilt in 1890 in Plymouth, Vermont by Col. John Coolidge, father of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States."

The Casual Belt For Men - Made In New England

Casual belts can allow for a bit of personalization.

 Men's Options Include:

Tuesday, June 14, 2016