Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Excellent Adventure-Cape May

I love Cape May!  Last week I taught there at the Rugs By The Sea Rug Camp.  We stayed at the charming Chalfonte Hotel:
Everything was going on here...the classes, our rooms, and all the meals...the food was delicious and the weather was perfect!  Students could hook outside while sitting on the porch. We were just 2 short blocks from the beach and the ocean.
 
 I have a new passion now...collecting sea glass!  I spent several mornings on the beach, watching the sun rise and trying to find little shards of sand-polished glass in the low tide (I found 5 pieces!).
One of the charming attractions of Cape May is the abundance of beautiful Victorian buildings and their gingerbread decoration:
 
 
I think the next time I go back, I'll concentrate on taking more pictures of the decorative houses and buildings.  They are so inspiring!
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Next post will show some of the incredible student rugs!

4 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kris ~
Oh, those houses are wonderful. I just love all that gingerbread trim. And that hotel you stayed at ~ WOW!
Lauren

Julia said...

What a treasury of beautiful houses. I wish that people were not so rushed these days and would take time to appreciate the beauty of these older home and the craftsmanship that went into them. Thanks for posting these pictures. JB

Andrea said...

I WANT that pink house. I'm not a pink or gingerbready person, but I really WANT that house. I want to sip iced tea and eat gingersnaps on the porch and enjoy quiet time with neighbors who stroll by. Lovely.

woolwoman said...

I've always wanted to attend that Cape May camp - maybe some year! thanks for sharing your photos - how is Ruby getting along? Mel