Growing up we were frequent visitors to the Fort, it was a great place for bored small-town kids to go kicking around.
As a child I loved visiting the historic buildings which were filled with accessories particular to the 19th century, all of the tools of domesticity used in days past fascinated me. I loved the look of scrubbed surfaces and rudimentary military organization, the lack of plastic and modern appliances. It seemed like a simpler, more beautiful world to me.
|Need some new socks? Target didn't exist, you'll have to knit your own.|
|Imagine ironing with this thing!|
|Gardening wasn't a past-time, it was necessary for survival.|
I'd be in trouble!
|It looks like the loo but in fact it's a smokehouse.|
|How about this outfit?|
I liked the linen apron very much but the student wearing it said it was hot as anything.
|Blue and white.|
|A teapot? A water jug?|
|Neatly rolled bedding, flannel and ticking-stripes.|
|The bathroom area.|
|Pegs for organizing clothes and bags.|
|The cookhouse smelled terrific but it was boiling hot.|
I would definitely end up crying in this kitchen.
|Simple pottery and wooden surfaces: so attractive.|
|I have a scrub brush just like this one!|
What are you up to this week? Are you heading off to holiday or are you at home? Anyone engaging in a little de-clutter like I am?
Are you equally fascinated by old-time household tools and routines?
Hope all is well in your world no matter what you're up to.