Monday, October 1, 2018

T Stands for Now and Then

Happy Tuesday my friends. It's a busy Tuesday here. Every Tuesday is T Day where we share our drink related posts but it is also October 2, so it is also time to share a second look at Second on the Second.
Stop by Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to see what the T Gang ladies have been up to lately.

For my second view I am going back to October of 2017.
Since our leaves are just starting to turn, this is the now.

And for T, we'll visit the then. Then is many years ago and then is also the summer that has come and gone. 
 I thought I would share a few photos from the second small museum that my husband and I visited  a little over a week ago on Smithsonian Free Museum Day. My husband LOVES boats. Not only does he own a few assorted ones, but he's taken me to boat shows and boat watching. So it was no surprise that his museum pick was the New Hampshire  Boat Museum.
 The museum is quite small and is in an old summer theater at one of those lake resorts that were popular from the 1930s until the 1960's.  The name of the old resort was the Allen A.
 The front of the building has this fantastic vintage painting. The building has an arching roof and a large overhang which is probably what has protected this painting from the weather.
 And inside are some beautiful old wooden boats. Just a few as the building isn't that big.
 But it you want to go fishing in vintage style, then this boat may be for you.
 My husband tells me if he ever gets room, he is going to start collecting old outboard motors.  He finds them really interesting. I can't explain it.
 I've never seen a motor like this one. Even with all the boat viewing we have done.
But let's get to have T, shall we?
 It may be a little chilly for picnic (or wet in the case of my weather), but I have packed a blanket just in case you want to wrap yourself in it. Or use it as an umbrella to stay dry for a little bit.
 I've packed the picnic basket and supplied us with some bottles of soda. (Also known as pop and tonic).
 When I was a kid my Dad had one of these metal Starcraft boats. His didn't have all the wood trim as it wasn't as old as this one, and his was smaller than this one. He used his boat to go fishing. He was all about fishing but not so much about boats like my husband is.
And so I will end our picnic by motoring off into the sunset. This painting is the stage background in the theater building that houses the museum.

Hope everyone has a great T day. And thanks so much for stopping by to visit.


Divers and Sundry said...

There's something special about a small specialized museum where you can tell the proprietors have a passion. You remind me of the many happy hours we spent in Daddy's boat when I was a child. It was the color of that Starcraft boat but fiberglass if I remember correctly. Fond memories :) Happy T Tuesday

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

This museum looked like the sort of place we might check out as well, Erika, and so I had to look it up to find out it’s relatively closeby in Wolfboro, NH.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have to admit, this is the most unique T I've seen in awhile. To incorporate it with the museum visit is simply rich. I loved it, the boats, the motors, and of course, the picnic in the boat, too. CLEVER you! Thanks for sharing it with us for T this Tuesday.

I remember that second look from last year. I can't believe autumn has arrived at your doorstep, because it was 92 F here today and will be in the mid 90s on Wednesday, too. But I'm really loving that sumptuous painting that signals in autumn. It's definitely a terrific share for you second look on the 2nd.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your cheery autumn lady with leafy hair, beautiful! And what a wonderful museum, love how the outside has been painted. That was a fun place to visit. And your drinks look good for a hot day on the water. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

johanna said...

our leaves are not yet that colorful like in your beautiful artwork, but i´m sure that will come fast now.
what is it about boats, that we can´t stop taking photos? i asked myself when we were at the coast in the netherlands last week... they have so many details and maybe it also is the desire for the ocean? nice to take us with us into this museum:)
happy t-day:) xox

Linda Kunsman said...

lovely autumn lady Erika. And what a unique little museum-very interesting. I love the painting on the building along with the delightful way to picnic in the boat:) Thanks for sharing and happy T day!

Let's Art Journal said...

Your page is beautiful and I love the leaves you included, such pretty colours! Hope you didn't get to wet in the rain today 😁. I enjoyed visiting the museum with you too! Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊 x

kathyinozarks said...

I liked your second on the 2nd and don't remember that one so glad you shared it again.
My husband would have really enjoyed this museum. My brother still lives near our hometown in Indiana-and upon retiring his new hobby is collecting and restoring old Johnson motors-so your Hubs is not alone.
I loved how you created your post for T-that was very fun!
Happy T Hugs Kathy

Caty said...

Wonderful lady with their leaves hair!! Really gorgeous Artpiece Erika!! Love this so beautiful background too, the quote is lovely.
The photographs from the boat Museum are very interesting, thank you very much for sharing. Love the blue boat, and the picnic!!
I wish you a happy day, big hugs, Caty

froebelsternchen said...

I remember this fabulous page from last year so well - a beauty!Great to see it again! And wow.. that boat museum is a hit! Fantastic impressions! Cool!

Happy T-Day dear Erika!
Hugs, Susi

CJ Kennedy said...

I love the entrance to the museum. Beautiful wooden boats. I like the color of the Starcraft and the old-fashioned picnic hamper. I haven't heard soda called "tonic" in years. The blanket will be a welcome addition to the outing today. Bet it's going to be chilly on the water. Happy T Day!

Meggymay said...

The boat museum looks a fascinating destination. Thank you for sharing the photos, the boats all looked super and a good place to have a picnic, if it was allowed in the museum boat.
Happy T day wishes Erika.
Yvonne xx

jinxxxygirl said...

Erika loved seeing your flash back and your beautiful artwork... The leaves are not that colorful here yet in Arkansas... but you can certainly tell things are changing.... T day hugs! deb

craftytrog said...

Those boats look fabulous Erika, and that's a great page to look back on!
Happy week!
Alison xx

Kate Yetter said...

What a lovely museum! I am loving that boat with the blanket, picnic basket and coke bottles. Looks like the perfect spot to spend the afternoon. And the beautiful wood grain on those boats is gorgeous!

Your leafy lady is lovely for fall! So many fabulous colors on this piece.

Happy Tea Day,

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I love fall colors. The changing of the leaves is one of the things I miss about New Jersey and Wisconsin. I enjoyed the boat museum tour and especially the picnic. We never had a boat but were invited to go along with friends several times. It was always fun.

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love specialist musuems! They are usually run by enthusiasts that lead the spirit of the museum! Your lovely art as an ooener to this post is wonderful! Happy T Day!Chrisx

Anonymous said...

Those old wooden boats are gorgeous and were lots of upkeep to keep those teak hulls shiny. I liked seeing the johnson motors. Hey, who knows what it fascinating. Maybe it's time for hubs to clean out his man shed and turn it into a place for boating memorabilia! It's big enough for a boat or two maybe...It's such a great building and would house many motors I suspect. Hope all is well in these chilly, just beginning to see color fall days. Let's make a plan for a weekend day soon. xox

butterfly said...

Love her leafy hair, and that wonderful blue-green background with the puffy clouds. And great words too of course!
Alison x