Saturday, February 26, 2011

Last Day in New England . . . Coventry, Connecticut

[We just returned from a wonderful little trip to see our kids and granddaughter, Tayvee. It's always great to see our kids and get caught up on those baby hugs and chase Tayvee all around now that she's walking.]

I've been wanting to finish posting about our New England trip, so here is our last day in Coventry, Connecticut. We arrived in the evening at the Daniel Rust House, a charming 1800 house turned Bed and Breakfast. The owners have furnished it with beautiful period antiques and furnishings. We truly took a step back in time as we entered this home.

Up the stairs and through this door was our room . . .
Blue toile, an old painted raised panel wall with a fireplace; I was home . . .

The next morning we had a wonderful homemade breakfast in this
beautiful dining room

We kept seeing these rock walls around New England and discovered
they were placed here by slaves when clearing property to plant crops

On the way to the airport, we had time to make one stop, and, just by chance, we found this wonderful antique shop in downtown Coventry. It was bigger than we had time to shop; so after a quick run through, we came home with these treasures . . .

This tray we purchased at an estate sale a few days earlier for $1;
after coming home we found out it was from the late 1800's and probably worth $100.
I think I'll keep it as a souvenir from our trip.

Currently on our mantel (which I put on an earlier post), 
a framed print from 1880.

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to visiting your blog this week.
Hope you all have a great week!

~ Julie

A special thank you to Erin at I Heart New England, who helped us plan our trip.

Linking with:
Time Travel Thursday ~


  1. What beautiful photos! I love staying in charming old b&bs! Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  2. What is it about these homes that makes them so beautiful, warm and charming!!!???
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. What wonderful photos. The bed and breakfast looks absolutely inviting. Thank you for sharing and your Treasures are wonderful! Happy Sunday. ;-)

  4. What a gorgeous place to spend time and relax...the photos are lovely and the souvenirs precious! Great post to start my Sunday with! Have a lovely sun-filled Sunday Julie!
    Tina xo

  5. Hi Julie,
    Oh my gosh, I had to go over to log in with Firefox and I can leave a comment with that browser!!! This is all so gorgeous and I can't believe you found that tray--it's exquisite!!! These pictures are breathtaking.

  6. Oh what a beautiful B&B. Love the photos.

  7. Yes, a step back in time and with all that charm!! I love this type of living and the simplicity that goes with it. It is classic beautiful! You expect to see a little white cap on the lady of house and her husband entering the front door with a top hat on!

  8. What a beautiful B&B, Julie! Hubby and I stayed in quite a few over the years, and there's nothing like it. We vowed that we'd never stay in another hotel ever again. :) There's just something so cozy and welcoming and homey about them, and it's so much fun getting to know the owners and meeting new friends!

    xoxo laurie

  9. What a beautiful B&B! I love the treasures you found, especially the Our Father print. Gorgeous.

  10. Sounds like a wonderful trip! The bed and breakfast is such a beautiful old house! Love all the goodies you found!

  11. wow what a gorgeous place.. and a photographers looks like you had a great trip.. so happy for you..

  12. Julie, I can see why you were "home" in that fantastic blue toile room! I would have been, too! :-) Sounds like a great trip ... and that tray is a fantastic find.

    So glad you had a good visit with the family! Can you really "get caught up" on baby hugs? That's so hard for me to imagine ... but I'll find out soon. :-(

  13. Hi, Julie. I just found your blog via Brambleberry Cottage. Reading your profile made me realize we have a lot in common, and I'm enjoying your "style". Glad you enjoyed your CT visit, my home state! Please visit with me, too, when you can. We'll have to chat about the fact that there's nothing as sweet as bein' Gramma (in my case!)! Enjoy the weekend ahead...

  14. You would never get me out of a wonderful place like this. So much history, charm, and beauty.
    You really found some gorgeous treasures during your shopping trip.

  15. Oh, how fun, Julie! That bed and breakfast was indeed a step back in time. Hubby and I spent five weeks in New England last year, and it was wonderful. I love history, and of course, New England is filled with it. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party. I hope to see you again this week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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