Saturday, November 20, 2010


"They [the Pilgrim Fathers] fell upon an ungenial climate,

where there were nine months of winter, and three months of cold weather,

and that called out the best energies of the men, and of the women too, to get a mere subsistence out of the soil, with such a climate.

In their efforts to do that they cultivated industry and frugality at the same time--which is the real foundation of the greatness of the Pilgrims.

Ulysses S. Grant, Speech at New England Society Dinner [December 22, 1880]

 "The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate."

Marcus Terentius Varro 116-27 BC

Still true.

A blessing on your journey!
Ciao! for now!



vignette design said...

What a beautiful post. Such color and texture.

Bella said...

Hi JQ.. Nice timely words... your journey looks long with so many gorgeous suitcases :-))) Great collection! Enjoy the journey!

Kay said...

I LOVE the suitcases and bags!!! Their texture, color, and wear---makes me wonder where they've been, what journeys they've taken. Reminds me of Richard Gere's beautiful, old leather satchel in Nights of Rodanthe. I loved that old thing and Diane Lane's shawls, too!
Poor Pilgrims--sounds like Oregon! And that quote about starting the journey---yes, getting through the airports these days to begin a journey is way too invasive for me! I'm thinking my journeys will be by car.
Happy Thanksgiving and journeying to you!

Debra@Common Ground said...

The quote about passing through the gate is so very true. Your traveling companions are just wonderful. I love your stacks of luggage.
have a perfect weekend!!

Susy said...

And that is why you're one of my favorite bloggers. Thanksgiving Blessings to you and those you love.

Sarah said...

Wonderful vignette of vintage luggage and such appropriate words. These photos make me wish I had hung on to all the old suitcases that were in my parent's attic. Happy Journey! ~ Sarah

sissie said...

Lovely post with beautiful vintage luggage.


Anonymous said...

Oh boy do i love your suitcases! They are gorgeous.


Cindy Adkins said...

Your blog is purely amazing...I'm your newest follower. I love the suitcases...they remind me of the movie "Out of Africa." So dreamy!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathy said...

I just love your pictures

Auntie Bliss said...

WOW! Nice post...LOVE each of those travel cases...

Sandy said...

Love the travel angle!

P.S. – I’m having a Jeanne d’Arc Living Christmas Giveaway!
Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Average Girl said...

That is an awesome post!!! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving your great comment.

Happy Sunday to you.

Cheers Tracy

Deb said...

I am so in love with your blog I could faint. *thud*
So beautiful and I am your new follower. Deb=^..^=x5 Ottawa, Canada

Brenda Kula said...

Love the three suitcases! Look so pretty stacked like that.

Kathy said...

Hello again, love this post - love the quotes and most especially your vintage suitcase collection - marvelous!


Wonderful luggage. I also love this post very nicely written. HUGS MARY

Omi S. and her dog, Bender Oak Cannon said...

These are so lovely! Actually found you off a different blog party post, but had to scroll down and look at some of the other great posts.

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