"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
_ William Morris
, 19th century craftsman, designer, writer


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Friday, March 30, 2012

Country Drive: Ipswich & Essex

If you are lucky enough to have a little unscheduled time this weekend, consider a country drive...

This one took us through Ipswich and Essex in Massachusetts...you never know what you might find around that next bend in the road. Spontaneous serendipity!

Roadside antiquing & window shopping... 
 

The White Elephant Shop was voted Best Antique Shop on the North Shore by Boston Magazine. Love the way they hung the lanterns! Charming & easy! The two-story shop is classic Americana and filled to the brim with treasures..


Who could pass up the Clam Box in Ipswich without stopping? The whimsical landmark is a local legend and serves up generous portions of fried clams.  You might have to wait to get in -but don't be discouraged! It's worth it!

I found this video on YouTube to show what it's like inside. Not fancy, but fun & fabulous just the same!


Happy adventuring!

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