Day 11 – Litchfield, Lake Waramaug and a Thrift Shop

12 Oct

Why Litchfield? For the history! Here can be found the Litchfield Law School, the first law school in America, the Litchfield Female Academy, one of a small group of early schools that played a critical role in shaping the educational and economic futures of women, and St Michael’s Church where there is a stained glass window by Tiffany and where the builders carved their own faces into the choir stalls! There were also some crazy modern angels in there.









We followed our history tour with a picnic and quiet time by Lake Waramaug, watching the herons and enjoying some Autumn colour though the unseasonably warm weather means many leaves have not yet turned.





On the way home we stopped at a Thrift Shop and chatted to the owners who were just preparing for their opening tomorrow. I found a tiny and delightful duck box, small enough to bring home but the owner, Maria, would not let me buy it! She insisted on it being a gift and a souvenir of my visit to her lovely shop, Born Again. Here she is with her daughter, Madeline, who was helping to get everything ready. Maria restores furniture and paints delightful pictures on it, all too big to bring home!




Posted by on October 12, 2013 in America, Beauty, History, Postaday2013, travel


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7 responses to “Day 11 – Litchfield, Lake Waramaug and a Thrift Shop

  1. valeriedavies

    October 13, 2013 at 4:55 am

    just love the little duck… and of course the glorious scenery

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 15, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Hello! Glad to see you back. Will try to catch up when we get home 🙂

  2. mixedupmeme

    October 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    You have probably seen more of the US in these few weeks than I have in my XXXXX years. Love your tour pictures and love Thrift Shops too.

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    October 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    love your treasure…and what a wonderful fall outing you are having!

  4. Shelagh in Vermont

    October 12, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Looks like you scored a Great Egret for your NE bird list, as well as the Great Blue Heron! The face carvings are marvellous.

  5. Don

    October 12, 2013 at 5:59 am

    The sheer beauty of Fall in America is something to be experienced. loved your images. What a joy it is to travel with you. Thank you.

  6. Hilary Bryant

    October 12, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Glorious church – have been so much enjoying your travels with you


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