Musings of a Woman Exploring the Vintage Magic in our Lives

October 30, 2011

The Mysteries of Port Ryerse

I am fortunate enough to live in a place that is steeped with history and folklore. This is my favourite time of year as the nights get colder, the leaves turn brilliant reds and golds and Norfolk County takes on a little mystery of its own. Having a vintage clothing store allows me not only to show you the wonderful clothes we have to offer but to also share with you the places where we love to showcase them. Last weekend and today we are in a little lakeside town called Port Ryerse.
Founded in 1795 by Samuel Ryerse, a U.E.L. During the mid 1800s, it prospered under the lumber exporting industry.When the railway bypassed Port Ryerse in the late 1800s, the town's prosperity faded but it still remained a popular summer getaway as well as a great fishing spot along Young's Creek.
Today only restored century homes, cottages and the wonderful Anglican church remain. The churchyard cemetery is an historic United Empire Loyalists gravesite dating back to the early 1800s. I find it fitting to shoot some of our vintage clothing here because it is so beautiful and takes me back to another time. If you get a chance to visit the church, do so. Last week, some tourists thought I was a tour guide because they 'thought I was in costume" " No, I explained, I just sell vintage! :)"

Entrance to the Port Ryerse Anglican Church~
Perfect autumnal inspiration~
Photoshoots can get a little creepy at times~

This is the outfit that prompted the tourists to ask if I worked here~

The United Empire Loyalist Cemetery behind the church in Port Ryerse.

This is a gorgeous 70s boho wedding gown photographed in front of an old farmstead from 1866.

More pictures and stories to come from today's photoshoot!

October 15, 2011

October's got those orange eyes..........

October is upon us! I can't believe it has been over a month since my last posting. School starting, the girls' basketball and life has just caught up with me. Today, though, was the perfect fall day to get cozy by a fire, watch the leaves swirl around the yard and contemplate the summer past. This is my favourite time of year. It has a bewitching character about it that draws you in whether it is deeper into the woods or deeper into your heart. I always find this season a time of great change. My new collection for fall reflects the mystery and the magical aura of the autumnal equinox.

Witches are always present but emerge from the forest to dance under the light of fall moon...
Strangers draw the attention of detectives, Sherlock Holmes is watching~

English Country girls properly attired in their dapper wear for autumn would not be the same with burgundy wine~

The fall is the perfect time to be the elusive spy~

All these items are in my shop now!