Monday, July 27, 2009

Fort McHenry, Baltimore

photos by Dan:
Vintage straw hat from Ecuador
Vintage polka dot blouse
Vintage red patent leather belt
Metal clamdiggers
Black Peep Toe Slingbacks

Time flies when your having fun. That always seems to be the case, right? Looks like my list of places to venture into over the weekend only ended up with a few check marks by the time Sunday night rolled around. I'll have to make another trip down to Baltimore to see more of the sights & neighborhoods soon.

I did manage to visit an interesting vintage store full of beautiful clothes from the 60s & 70s. I found some fantastic dresses there that will be perfect for the transition into fall. I love versatile pieces that take you through the seasons. It's great when they are able to earn their keep in the closet.

Wearing a wispy vintage silk blouse & pop color red belt, I walked from town over to Fort McHenry. The first thing I noticed was how well the area has been preserved. It was easy to imagine what it must have been like in the War of 1812 since the historical integrity is still intact on the grounds. This fort was used to protect the city during the Battle of Baltimore. After the battle ended, the very young America celebrated a victory having avoided handing the land over to the British. It was pretty spectacular to be near the spot where Francis Scott Key sat in a boat & penned the words to the Star Spangled Banner. The replica flag in the photos above is similar to the one that inspired him to jot down the National Anthem.

little peach


  1. now following your blog--thanks for the kind words via Etsy convo about mine and the shop! your photos are wonderful; feels very vintage. :)


  2. i love that new shirt and belt and also that nude dress with the ruffle at the top. you think i could wear it as a long shirt with maybe some rolled up jeans? i wish i had your legs!! get crackin' on the jewelry. i can't wait to see it!!

  3. Following your blog is so much fun!

  4. These are so cute! I love the polka dots!! These photos look so patriotic!