Friday, July 23, 2010

The living among artifacts

Top: Unknown;
Skirt: Anthropologie, thrifted;
Shoes: from Philippines, gift.

Hey friends, sorry it's been so quiet around here this week. I've been wrapping things up with work (my last day is Monday), working on the transfer (find out next week) and getting ready to move, so I've been exhausted and overwhelmed the last few days. Once my work is over I'll have a little bit of time to myself, so I plan on getting back to blogging...
These photos are from the other day when Jeremiah and I took a little day trip to Fort Yargo State Park. The fort (the building in the photos) was built in the late 1790s by early Georgian settlers as a way to protect themselves from the Indian tribes in the area (though, looking at the wooden building, it'd have easily fallen prey to an errant torch or match, much less an attack). I had been to the park before when I was younger and my family was involved in Scouting and did day trips there, but I actually had never seen the fort before. It was really interesting to see the outdoor oven and the tools used for early American life. It was really weird to touch some of the items, like the oven and the fort, and realize their primary users are long dead...

Jeremiah and I had also planned on doing a tour of the Mayfield Dairy Ice Cream plant, which was only a couple miles from the area, but our written directions didn't work out and we went home and just bought some ice cream. I will see you one day, Mayfield cows.

This was an easy outfit for walking around the park on a hot day. This is the Anthro skirt I mentioned thrifting in an earlier post. As much as I like Anthro's offerings, this is the first item I've actually owned from the store, which is kind've hard to believe. I just never get around to shopping at the Lenox Square location, which needs to change. I like the color and the fact that its second layer makes it feel petticoat-ish. I think that for the time that I'm still living in this area, I'll put the shopping ban on hold, at least when it comes to thrifting.

I hope you all are having a great weekend, and have a Happy Friday! I've really missed you all and I cannot wait to get back to a regular blog schedule.

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  1. That's a super pretty skirt!

  2. I love that last photo so much! I can't wait to see what places you guys find in Athens for your shoots.

  3. Oh cool, the Fort Yargo State park seems very charming! Also, I adore your skirt.

  4. We've missed you! I hope everything goes well with the move and the job transfer!

  5. you look lovely and i'm loving the setting of these photos! good luck with everything and i hope you find some time to relax :)

  6. Love the skirt! and sounds like a lovely little trip.

  7. Oh I love historic parks! You're inspiring me to visit more! Very pretty skirt, too :-)

  8. cute pictures today (: i miss going camping.

  9. Oh boy, once you go Anthro you never go back! You look so lovely in these pictures. can't wait to hear about the move and your new digs.

  10. That skirt is gorgeous - so floaty and vibrant. Just lovely.

    I also wanted to let you know that you've won my giveaway! Congratulations, Joann!


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