Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Old New England Cemetery: Burial Hill

Posted on | October 29, 2009 | 11 Comments

Old Burial Hill

In honor of Halloween I took some photos of Old Burial Hill in Marblehead. The cemetery established in 1638 is one of the oldest graveyards in New England. Headstones are perched high above the colonial village with views of the nearby ocean. Six hundred revolutionary war heroes as well as notable Marblehead families are buried here. The headstones vary many displaying skulls and angels with wings. The winged skull was popularized by the puritans and is one of the oldest styles of gravestone markings. The scrolling lines and imagery are beautiful examples of art from the 17th and 18th century. Below just a few of my favorites.

Old Burial Hill in Marblehead, MA

Headstone from 1787 at Old Burial Hill

Skull and Wings Headstone

Angel Wings at Old Burial Hill

headstone at burial hill

Headstone With Skelton, Apple, and Sun

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Great English Outdoors: Plaid Heaven

Posted on | October 28, 2009 | 8 Comments

Great English Outdoors

Chelsea posted about the Great English Outdoors shop today on her blog. She gave me a shout out because she knows how much I love plaid and anything english. The shop looks magical and cozy. Check out their amazing selection of vintage and new welsh blankets below.

I really want to take a trip to England, Wales, and Scotland in the spring. I would love to see the architecture, check out antique stores, and hopefully discover some beautiful textiles. Someday soon I hope I can open a store stateside filled with homey wares and textiles. Really it will happen because Greg is getting tired of me talking about my someday store rather then doing it. If you know any great english style resources feel free to e-mail me or leave a comment below.

(discovered via {frolic!} via Han Picked)

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