All the things we leave behind by Riel Nason

I recently finished this stunner of a book over Christmas.  Bliss a teenager is missing, his parents go searching and his Sister Violet is left behind to manage the family antique store.  I loved the small town setting.  It brought me back to my Moms little shop by the road that brought tourists in to shop for local treasures that my Mom collected.  All the antique/vintage jargon I remember as a kid and is part of my life now warmed me up to the main characters and their life.  While reading I could get the sense of an underlying truth not exposed until the final pages.  It kept me thinking and fearing right along with the characters in the book.  As a archaeology volunteer one theme that was apparent to me was, what people leave behind tells a story.  In archaeology we are unraveling a mystery.  Dissecting what people leave behind to understand their motivation in life.  Understanding the past is the key to understanding the future.  

The author definitely got it right for me with this one, ghosts, antiques, treasure, folklore, grief and loss. Everything I need to hear right now.  

Thanks!

18th century fashion

The handcraft guild at Louisbourg creates beautiful things.  This 18th century ladies pocket I purchased today at The Fortress gift shop.  They make great yarn bags.  I like the idea of having a pocket to tie on.  I probably could make it steampunkish.  Well I could try…

Louisbourg Day Four

Happy Birthday to me!!!  I had a great day.  I volunteered in collections this morning then went exploring around The Fortress.  I found another piece of the puzzle.  Look at what they have to work with, it’s very intriguing.  

Hmmmm….


Wore a few sparkly bits today…birthday suit…

Louisbourg Day 2

A few discoveries today and a lot of questions still to be answered.  The longer I delve into the bits and pieces the more I want to know.  I found part of an etched inscription  today.  I’m feeling more and more like a code breaker.  I used to love criptoquotes as a kid.  I guess those interests that you develop as a kid, turn into your passions when you are an adult.  


Visited Kennington Cove…


Day one Louisbourg 

It’s that time of year again.  My volunteer vacation at Louisbourg with Parks Canada Archeaology.  Today I was working in Collections, which happens to be one of my fav places.  Just think 1000’s of artifacts at your fingertips.  My project was wading through a mountain of glass trying to find pieces that were unique.  It’s like playing with a jigsaw puzzle.  Lots of fun for me.