Thursday, August 8, 2013

Stepping Back In Time With the Shakers

My sister and I took a little road trip yesterday up to New Hampshire to take a tour of the

Canterbury Shaker Village.

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It was a scenic drive with farmhouses, small villages and rolling hills.

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Once we arrived we had a savory farm style lunch at the

 Shaker Box Lunch.

We ate outside and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, pure bliss…

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We then toured most of the buildings at our own pace and learned about this peaceful community of skilled, ingenious crafters, gardeners, and faith loving folks.

We came away in awe of them.

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The Shakers were the first to package seeds.

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I came away with a few little treasures.

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“ 'Tis a gift to be simple,
'Tis a gift to be free,
'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
It will be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
to bow and to bend, we will not be ashamed
To turn, turn, will be our delight,
'Til by turning, turning, we come round right. ”

I would highly recommend visiting this quaint little village in Canterbury, NH.

http://www.shakers.org/

Blessings, Bonnie

9 comments:

  1. Ive been here before. a wonderful place. I want to go back again

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  2. What a pretty setting & your pictures are beautiful....love all the brooms hanging.

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  3. What a beautiful place, and your photos are perfect! Would love to visit some day..... I have a cousin in NH, so it might be a stop when visiting him one of these days! TFS!

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  4. That is one beautiful village. It sort of reminds me of the Ephrata Cloister in Ephrata,Pa.

    Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing Bonnie.

    Felicia

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  5. I have been there several times and love it each time. I love the Christmas walk it is so pretty and peaceful. They invented a lot of things a very smart group of people.
    Cathy

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  6. What a fun trip! The quote from Mother Ann Lee is too funny. Looks like a lovely place to visit... a place to remind you to slow down and enjoy the simple life. I bet your cd is a relaxing one. Beautiful pictures as always Bonnie~

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  7. What a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing the beautiful sights with us. Blessings~Sara

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  8. I've been to Canterbury. It is the most peaceful, beautiful place with an aura of tranquility. There are three cd's in the Simple Gifts set. They are all wonderful and I play mine over and over!

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  9. Morning Bonnie,
    What a delightful tour!
    I have been to 2 different Shaker villages but this is a new one for me...I will have to put this on my list of 'want to visit'.
    Your pictures always look like they could be used on cards - have you ever thought of getting a line of your own???
    Blessings,
    Karen

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I love hearing from you!~Blessings, Bonnie