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Sunday, 2 December 2012

A Visit to Scarlet Letter and Smoke Ham Farm

      In June of 2010 Marsha held a Open House at Smoke Ham Farm, her home, shop and farm. I'll always remember the hours I spent that day admiring her antique sampler collection, shopping in her shop and admiring the animals on her farm. I thought you might like to see some of the photos I took that day.


 




 Marsha's Home, the Shop is located in the basement.



 The door the the basement shop.
 The garage... the models are displayed in the upper level.




17 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

How lovely to get a glimpse into the home of the Scarlet Letter. Thank you for sharing your visit Laurie.

Nicola said...

Thank you Laurie what a wonderful post. It must have been amazing to visit Marsha's farm and home. How I wish that I could do so too.

This is the closest I will ever get and thank you so much again for sharing.

Margaret said...

Thanks, Laurie! I remember you posting about this on your blog. I would so love to visit Marsha's home!

Brenda said...

I too have visited Marsha's farm for a couple of open houses and then with a few friends so long ago, I love, love, love her place. I only live about 40 or so miles from her so it was easy for me to visit. Hope some day she will have another open house. They were wonderful. love your photos - brings back memories.

Angie Burrett said...

Thank you so much for sharing these photographs, Marsha's home looks inspirational as are her wonderful samplers. Guess we are all getting inspired by this fantastic idea from Nicola and Jo! Happy stitching!

cucki said...

wow it is so beautiful..thank you for sharing with us..
love xx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

I love the idea of having a picnic in the gardens after a bust morning's shopping!!

Krista said...

What wonderful photos of your trip to Scarlet Letter. It is great to get a peek into the place where we are getting all of lovely samplers. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for posting your photos of what was a obviously a memorable day,

Vera said...

Thanks for posting your photos
Laurie. They brought back so many memories. Years and years ago (probably 20!!) we visited Marsha on our way to Madison, WI and then Toronto. What a great day that was. The night before we arrived a little lamb had been born. I remember Marsha taking our son (who was around 3 or 4) down to the barn to see the little baby. They spent a lot of time together down in the barn while I wandered thru her studio/shop (which was an out-building at that time). I remember lots of peacocks wandering around the property. Such fun!!

Mary said...

Wow Laurie, great pictures! Now I feel like I've visited there too. Thanks for sharing them.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Laurie,
I'm so happy you shared all those pictures. Her animals are so cute. I wonder what is in the upper story left of her house, the part with no windows...
Melinda

samplerlover said...

Laurie, I also remember your trip to this wonderful place. It would be really lovely to go there one day. But that isn't possible from where I love. I agree, a picnic in the grounds would have been one of the high lights of the day. - Sandra.

Katrina said...

Too, too much fun!!!!! I remember when you went. Thanks for sharing again :-).

Dot said...

Oh wow! This is Marsha's home? Isn't it absolutely gorgeous. These photo's look like postcards. Thank you so very much for sharing them.

Lelia said...

thx for sharing! I haven't been there since, maybe 1998.

It is a wonderful place to viait

Natalia said...

Oh Laurie, these are so very neat !!!! I would love to go to one of Marsha's open houses. It must have been quite an experience to see it all. Thanks for sharing !