Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Reflections on Labour Day

It seems to be tradition for Labour Day weekend...we head up to Hecla Island for the weekend, with our daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. This year we camped, and they stayed in the lovely resort hotel. Some other traditions.....It usually rains at least one day, Grandson makes French toast for one breakfast, they golf, I do quite a bit of cooking, and we head down to the dock, or the beach at sunset.
Our daughter, an accomplished photographer, sets up her camera on the monopod (new word I learned!)
 
I take my amateur photos.....



The Icelandic village on the island has a few restored buildings as a museum... we toured a 1928 home...the kitchen with it's grand cookstove  complete with reservoir for heating water, and all the necessary cooking utensils hanging up nearby...
I fondly remember kitchens just like this in rural Saskatchewan...mail-order curtains blowing gently in the breeze, and a cake keeper ready with a chocolate cake....
..busy homemakers also made time to sew ...on old foot-pedaled sewing machines, with patterns chosen from the latest Butterick pattern book...
All in all, it was a very relaxed and pleasant weekend...more good memories stored up....
 


9 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This looks like a great weekend, Millie, and I adore your photos.

The sewing machine and stove hearken back to a wonderful era!

xo

Sheila:-)

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Millie, It does sound like a delightful weekend with family. The sewing machine reminds me of grandma. I loved to watch her as she sewed.
Summertime in GA is not much fun. It is too hot to do anything! Autumn is my favorite time of year. Funny that we both love the scented leaves candle!

Twinkle Terrior said...

Thanks for sharing the home tour !! LOVED IT - I think your pics are really good ..you're a pro too! :)

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks so peaceful there on the lake. The historic house would be very interesting too. I'm glad you enjoyed your family get away.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I've been to Manitoba many times and have always wanted to go to Hecla, but haven't made it yet. So thanks for sharing your photos. The historic house sounds like fun to tour - I love stuff like that - and your photos of the lake are beautiful.

ellen b. said...

What a nice tradition to keep!

Bernideen said...

I enjoyed my visit here and love your photos!

Laura Opitz said...

I love it there. I fondly remember my Grandma cooking for 25 people at Christmas on one of those stoves. She also made quilts, her own clothes, and sheets/pillowcases with a sewing machine just like that. We still have it in the basement.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful photographs, you are so talented, I love them!
Thanks for sharing this great home tour, I totally love love tours!
Have a great week ahead.
FABBY