Tuesday, December 24, 2013

folk christmas

Over the weekend we visited This is the Place Heritage Park, which is a little living history museum and state park in Salt Lake City. There are lots of old restored houses and cabins from the 1800's and it's a charming place to walk around. It was the most beautiful of days with several inches of freshly fallen snow covering every surface, and when we got there right at dusk we had the whole park to ourselves.

At Christmastime they put up lights and candles and traditional decorations, and there are carolers in period dress. It was a really beautiful night- the atmosphere was lovely. In one of the buildings was a huge live christmas tree and people were folk dancing around it. In another, santa claus was sitting on a sleigh waiting for kids to come greet him. There were donuts and hot chocolate down the street, and there was even a live nativity in the barn. At the printing house we were given a christmas card made by a historic letterpress fashioned after British Christmas cards from the 1800's. It was a magical night, especially once the sun went down and the soft glow of lights and candles reflected off the snow.

coat: delias, about 8 years ago?
sweater/skirt/bag: thrifted/ vintage
mittens: people tree
knit hood: etsy


  1. Fantastic photos! Merry Christmas to you and your hubby!

    xoxo, The Occasional Indulgence

  2. I always so look forward to your posts! I love your style, as well as the mood of the photography. Merry Christmas!

  3. I have a similar coat with toggles, I love it!
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

  4. This place looks so cool and incredibly festive with all that snow. These pictures are seriously gorgeous. I also really love that striped sweater you're wearing.

  5. So pretty! Dream Christmas decorations!