Friday, August 24, 2012

Travel Diary: Castle Tucker, Wiscasset

Warning: This post may be a wee bit photo heavy.  Moving on...

The day started with a trip down to Boothbay Harbor town.  This area is definitely the more so touristy area with all of the shops and whatnot, but it's still pretty.  If you couldn't tell by the name, the harbor is right there so it is quite the sight.  Of course after only going into one shop, it started to rain heavily.  Thankfully I came prepared...

We had lunch in one of the many restaurants and waited for the rain to ease up.  We walked about town for a bit more and then made our way back to the boat house.  In doing so, we had to pass through mo ghrá, Wiscasset.

There's another gorgeous building there by the name of Castle Tucker.  The house was built in 1807 and was in need of repair when the Tucker family purchased it in 1858.  They updated it in the Victorian style which was the highest taste.  Because of change in finances at the end of the nineteenth century, the Tucker family had to take boarders in the summer.  Due to limited finances, most of the inside remains the same as it did then.

Mum and I also toured this building when we were in town last year.  It was another stunning property and I loved seeing all of the Victorian accents inside.  One of my favorite pieces had to be the big, beautiful range they had in the kitchen.  I don't know what it is about old ranges, but I am drawn to them.  They are just so lovely.

Outfit Details:
vintage dress, vintage jumper, headscarf, belt {thrifted}
wedge sandals {payless}
cameo bracelet {Mess Of A Dreamer Design}
earrings {claire's}
white sapphire ring {kay jewelers}
1920s engagement ring {great-grandmother's}
umbrella {target}

I don't know what it is about this dress.  It's super simple but I absolutely love it.  The pleating and the pockets in the front are just too sweet.  Adding a regular scarf as a bowed headband just gave the outfit the perfect accent of color.  I'm sad that this season is almost over, that I won't get to wear it again.  Perhaps I can layer it up in the transition into autumn.

We ended up nearly getting chased away by the rain again by the end of the shoot.  They sky was threatening us with it's thunder for the last five minutes or so of photographing.  But thankfully, it held off just long enough for me to have a seat at the darling table set outside.  Wouldn't it be the perfect spot for a cuppa?

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