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This teeny Vineyard book is 1 inch square. Untie the ribbon and it opens like an accordion.
There is a verse on one side…
“The landscape of Martha’s Vineyard invites us daily to pause, to breathe and give our awareness to the splendor of our surroundings. The soul of the land and the sea speaks in a silent language to our own souls, calling forth a feeling of connectedness and well-being, belonging and responsiveness. We come to our senses and discover ourselves again in the grace, elegance and natural beauty of the island… Even if your visit here is brief , the Vineyard welcomes you home.” -I.G.M.
And pictures on the other.
I’ve added in some of my own that sort of resemble the ones in the book. I didn’t have any pictures of grazing cows so I substituted a goat friend of mine.
This was fun, I’m glad I rediscovered this teeny book today. Thank you to the special person who gave it to me.
I know it’s a surprise that I, MV Obsession, would have a collection of MV bags
OK, let’s see what we have here. In the picture on the top left – The Midnight Farm bag in the middle is straw and is surrounded by assorted paper bags. The requisite Black Dog bag. My favorite scone dealer in Edgartown, Espresso Love. One of the best books stores on MV, Bunch of Grapes. Our dog Chappy’s favorite store, Good Dog Goods in Oak Bluffs. And Sanctuarywhich is a wonderful spiritual store in Oak Bluffs.
The picture on the top right isof three sturdy cloth tote bags. The Secret Garden in Oak Bluffs is very large and holds all my MV counted cross stitch charts which I bought at the Heath Hen. The other great MV book store, Edgartown Books is the pretty blue bag and the Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm (now known as Juniper Moon Farm) bag is in the right corner.
Please click on store names to visit their websites.
Not quite as many bags as T-shirts (CLICK HERE) but I’m working on it.
My first charm bracelet was given to me by my parents when I was in my 20′s. NJ and MA are for the states closest to my heart. The telephone because apparently I was on it a lot. Bowling pin and ball for the only ‘sport’ I actively participated in. The typewriter because I worked as a typist in a bank. The seahorse and shell with pearl were for my love of the ocean. Look closely at the charm next to the seahorse…it’s a Social Security charm and actually had my SS# on the back…what were my parents thinking, we know now to keep that number hidden away in an undisclosed location.
This bracelet was started by a friend when I was maid of honor in her wedding. Later charms were added when I turned 21… got married… and then had two little girls.
This is my travel bracelet, a nice way to remember places I visited. Disney World, CA, Alaska, New Orleans (that’s the blue mask), Monticello, Canada, and London England to name a few. There’s also the Rotterdam for the first cruise I took.
And of course a Martha’s Vineyard bracelet… you knew there’d be at least one right Infact if you look closely at two of the other bracelets there are Vineyard charms on them too.
‘Remembrance and Rebirth’
This memorial, over looking the New York skyline is dedicated to the victims of 9/11.
Please click here to read about the ‘Remembrance and Rebirth’ memorial.
This is Katy (Katama) our Boykin Spaniel, she was our first dog to go to Martha’s Vineyard… actually our first dog to ever go on a vacation with us. Here she is on the Islander looking happy and eager to get on with her adventures.
She enjoyed her first dip in the ocean… running and barking and trying to catch an elusive wave or two.
A quiet morning at Edgartown lighthouse was nice after all the beach going, shopping and meeting people. Unfortunately it was Katy’s one and only trip to MV… a year later she was hit by a car and died at only 20 months old. She was a sweetheart and we miss her and still love her.
And then along came…
Chappy (Chappaquiddick) our second Boykin Spaniel and our first boy dog. His first vacation at age 10 months was of course to MV, he loves the beach too.
And Sengekontacket pond which is a little calmer then the ocean.
Relaxing at Vineyard Haven harbor is fun too… watching the ferries arriving and leaving and sometimes meeting an Island dog to chat with. This by the way is his mom’s favorite picture of him.
Chappy had to visit the place he was named after too so here he is with his mom on Chappaquiddick. Chappy has made seven trips so far to Martha’s Vineyard and looks forward to many more.
Bradys NESW and the Island Inn are two great places to stay with or without your pet. Chappy says two of his favorite places to shop are - Good Dog Goods in Oak Bluffs… the treats there are wonderful (especially the cheese ones and the peanut butter ones) and the people always remember him and sometimes get down on the floor to play with him. He also recommends the Black Dog for their dog biscuits… he says they’re droolicious.