Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Trees in the Rigging, Essex, Connecticut


Each year,  Essex, Connecticut kicks off the holiday season with the Trees in the Rigging,  celebrating its maritime history.

Single Image: Pinfeathers


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Turnbull & Asser, New York, Christmastime

Single Image: Composer Jerry Bock

Original Photograph from Archives

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hand Knotted Pearls from Demoiselle - Made in Massachusetts

Knotted by Hand in Their Massachusetts Studio
A strand of pearls can elevate most outfits.  These beautiful and classic hand-knotted Austrian crystal pearls from Demoiselle fit perfectly into a variety of wardrobes.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Little Christmas on the Shoreline


The role of volunteers is always impressive and critical to the town's well being, and particularly evident around the holidays.

Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, Yale University Art Gallery



"The Smallest State Has a Rich History of Furniture Makers" 
- Title of Article, New York Times, July 26, 2016 <http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/29/arts/design/the-smallest-state-has-a-rich-history-of-furniture-makers.html>

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Around Ocean House at Christmastime


While a hotel, the feeling of the new Ocean House is more that of a venue.  This gives most guests a bit of the sensation of being Eloise, only with more sea air.  

Friday, December 2, 2016

Salisbury, Connecticut, 1960s

Original Photographs from Archives

The Yankee Crew for Ladies from F.L. Woods, Made in New England


Marblehead's F.L. Woods had just introduced another of their terrific designs, the Yankee Crew for Ladies, a light weight shaker crew.

Holiday Greetings from SWNE Readers



Happy Holidays to all the readers of our favorite blogger, Muffy! Home is Portsmouth, RI—come visit SWNE spots such as the North Sails loft here, and Newport, just down the road, is magical at Christmas. Here’s my standing offer of hot chocolate if you show up on the island by boat.

Tidings of comfort and joy,

Cheers from Boarding School Teacher



Greetings from transplanted New Englanders (New Hampshire and Connecticut) in Davis, California.   Just love opening up the blog each morning and seeing familiar things!



To all of the SWNE readers,

Happy Holidays to all of the Salt Water New England readers who share in a love of New England, and its stark and glowing beauty during this special time of year.



To Muffy and all fellow readers of Salt Water New England, from "Old" England to New.

Merry Christmas, best wishes and prayers for many blessings to you all in 2017.

Alena Kate Pettitt - The Cotswolds, England

http://www.thedarlingacademy.com





Some have expressed a desire to share holiday greetings with other Salt Water New England readers during this festive time of year - a lovely idea.  If you would like to do so, send it along in an email to Editor@SaltWaterNewEngland.com, and also include your name (or other moniker) and general location if you like. (Your email address will, of course, remain private.)

 A selection will be featured.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Quoddy Slippers for Men and Women - Handsewn in Maine

Women's Spillcollar Slipper
While the Bluchers may be many people's first pair of Quoddys, slippers might account for most of the rest.  Lightweight, handsewn, and extremely comfortable, these slippers are ready to ship which makes them a perfect holiday gift from Quoddy.

Quoddy:

Holiday Greetings from SWNE Readers

Original Photograph from Archives

Merry Christmas to our wonderful holiday home away from home, New England. Our family have enjoyed vacations in Vermont and New Hampshire for 40 years and now a third generation is enjoying taking their new friends and family along. Bless you all this holiday season and never change a thing about your approach to life.

Cheers, from Pointe Claire, Quebec.



To All True Fans and Friends:

May your holidays be as happy, bright, and merry as those depicted throughout the wonderful photoscapes of our favorite Saltwater New England!

Sincerest wishes,

JAB


To Muffy and to all of us she has brought together, I wish for each one a winter of health and good cheer, and a wonderful Christmas day with our families.



Holiday Greetings to my fellow readers of this one-of-a-kind blog!! Just knowing you exist, and share my love for its charm, makes me feel connected to beauty larger than what I alone experience!

Laura from Charleston, West Virginia



Merry Christmas y'all!   I know it is strange but, this Southwest Georgia girl loves SWNE!  I find in many ways we are not all that different ....  North and South.  

Wishing a happy holiday to Muffy and all SWNE readers.

Lisa



Merry Christmas from Sally in Newport, RI!




Some have expressed a desire to share holiday greetings with other Salt Water New England readers during this festive time of year - a lovely idea.  If you would like to do so, send it along in an email to Editor@SaltWaterNewEngland.com, and also include your name (or other moniker) and general location if you like. (Your email address will, of course, remain private.)

 A selection will be featured.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Holiday Greetings from SWNE Readers


Seasons Greetings from a town where, alas, there is no salt water, but can boast the oldest public library in America and three things found in no other town in Connecticut; a lake deeper than 100 feet, a "mountain" (using the British definition) higher than 2,000 feet and - ski jumps.  Salisbury Connecticut !

Merry Christmas

Jerry


I’ve been reading your blog every day for about the past four or five years, always with my first cup of coffee. I enjoy seeing both written and visual perspectives from all parts of the country, especially those with a rural touch.

Thank you for your daily postings, dealing with New England history, its important figures, its culture and most enjoyably its countryside.  I also have taken advantage of some of your advertising, especially last year when I ordered a walking stick for my daughter through a link you posted to an Irish outlet.

So, from here in beautiful North Idaho and from our little farm in the Selle Valley known as the Lovestead, I send you the very best wishes for a festive and memorable holiday season.  Thank you for your daily postings.

Marianne
Sandpoint, Idaho
www.slightdetour.blogspot.com



Just a quick greeting to you and your readers:

After moving to New England this fall, I began learning to letterpress, and made a lovely set of cards with a pine tree image and a quote from Robert Frost's "Christmas Trees." I wish I could send one to everyone reading here today. After spending many years dreaming of living here, I'm so glad to finally be here and spending my first holiday season in Vermont. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Kristin at Not Intent on Arriving!

With gratitude for your continued efforts on the blog,



Your blog is food for the soul.

You are appreciated, well loved. Thank you!



Some have expressed a desire to share holiday greetings with other Salt Water New England readers during this festive time of year - a lovely idea.  If you would like to do so, send it along in an email to Editor@SaltWaterNewEngland.com, and also include your name (or other moniker) and general location if you like. (Your email address will, of course, remain private.)

 A selection will be featured.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Share A Holiday Greeting


Some have expressed a desire to share holiday greetings with other Salt Water New England readers during this festive time of year - a lovely idea.  If you would like to do so, send it along in an email to Editor@SaltWaterNewEngland.com, and also include your name (or other moniker) and general location if you like. (Your email address will, of course, remain private.)

 A selection will be featured each week.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

In the Long Gallery, Yale Center for British Art

 It is a good sign when British works are organized into such categories as “beaches and coastlines,” “the horse and sporting art,” “into the woods,” and “portraits of artists, species and specimen.”

Out and About

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Single Image: The Best Time for a Fireplace

The best time for a fireplace is not the very cold, very dry weather of January and February but the damp, cool days of late autumn and then again in early spring.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Christmas Music

Original Photographs from Archives



Some suggestions (with links to playable music samples on Amazon):

A Thanksgiving Shoreline Race


A Plimoth Plantation Thatcher from Donegal, Late 1960's

Original Photograph from Archives 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Waxing, Before and After

Old Barbour Waxing: Before (Left) and After (Right)
Perhaps the most satisfying time to own a garment is after it is broken-in and before it is worn out. With so many modern products, that sweet spot has been reduced to well under a season.

Waxing can not only prolong that broken-in stage for decades, but can bring a Barbour back, somewhat, from being completely worn out.  This 1980s Gamefair had originally enjoyed light service, the most rigorous of which included scheduling regattas and races in Nonquitt.  It was eventually passed on to the next generation and for rougher use, where it witnessed the birth of many lambs, helped in the mending of many a stone wall, and served as protection against the earth under many tractors being repaired.

It has been handed down again. A good waxing filled in the holes and brought back wind and water protection, while maintaining the hard earned patina of its not inconsiderable experiences.  Now it is back in a more gentle role, hopefully for decades of continued use.