I was lucky enough to have two trips home to Canada. We spent the end of the summer in Quebec, and I loved exploring the streets of Old Montreal.
Beautiful architecture and a nice European vibe...
It was perfect weather for outdoor dining and we enjoyed wonderful food...
Of course we had to try poutine!
This little shop Beautiful Baroque, had nice vintage home accessories, and I picked up a couple of treasures.
Our travels also took us to Mont Tremblant, and then to a cottage on a little lake in a woodsy part of the province.
We were lucky to have beautiful weather. Perfect for outdoorsy things in the day, and star gazing at night.
I spent the one rainy afternoon we had watching the storm from a covered porch...
And then took some pictures of rain covered pretty things.
We got home to Massachusetts just in time for me to check out the September Brimfield antiques show.
As always, I enjoyed checking out the wealth of finds.
I picked up a few things including some nice pieces of Jadeite. I am already pining for next years shows to begin again in the spring!
In October I also started a short course in Botanical Illustration at the Harvard Natural History Museum in Cambridge. I love botanical imagery, and thought it would be nice to learn a few techniques. It was wonderful to sit quietly and draw and paint for a few hours. With my two boys being so little, it was a rare treat to be able to take an art class. Many thanks to my husband for holding down the fort while I escaped away to Cambridge those mornings...
During breaks I explored the museum and took quite a few pictures, which I will share in my next post. And I promise it will be days and not months from now when I publish it!