For Father’s Day this weekend, my husband and I decided a nice outdoor family activity would be a great way to celebrate. So we packed the kids into the car and headed out to Clayton, New York. Sunday was hot and humid and downright disgusting, so when I saw on my weather app that Clayton was going to be about 5 degrees cooler than Watertown, it was totally worth the 30 minute drive from our house. Plus I wanted to photograph my adorable new crocheted neckerchief made by a local crafter, Linda Gibbs Handmade. I picked up this cute little accessory on Wednesday when I ran into Linda at our local Farm Market and I was so excited to pair it with a white gauzy dress for a relaxed and feminine summer vibe.
Linda has some of the prettiest handmade items in her Etsy shop that you must check out if you are looking for something super special and one of a kind. She creates her own patterns as well so you can be sure that no one else will have the same!
Look at the beautiful shade of purple on my neckerchief. And those little wooden beads on the end…I think those are what really sold me on this piece! If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for in Linda’s Etsy shop or on her Facebook page, she does take custom orders as well!
So before I get back to my story, I want to alert right now that there are a ton of photos to follow. If you are not interested, please scroll quickly so you can get to the link up as fast as you can. If you are interested, I hope you enjoy the following photo tour!
Onto my Sunday story…I put on this dress and neckerchief with the intention of taking some outfit photos on the water. Well, we did take some photos, but the wind so crazy that it’s a good thing I wore shorts underneath my dress! We were going to just take a walk along the waterfront for photos and then head to a local playground. But when we arrived in Clayton and I mentioned The Antique Boat Museum, everyone wanted to go there. The kids and I have visited this museum on numerous occasions, but my husband had never even been to the beautiful town of Clayton ever before. We were pleasantly surprised to find that admission is free for active duty military and their immediate family members. Well, thank you very much Antique Boat Museum! In return for that kindness, I am writing this blog post!
*This is not a sponsored post. I am an advocate of supporting small businesses, independent crafters and artists, and non-profit organizations…especially those that also make an effort to spread kindness within their communities.
So have a look inside The Antique Boat Museum and then I will show you some more ridiculously windblown photos of my outfit!
Their newest display is The River Winter, which was my absolute favorite!
You can also climb aboard some amazing antique boats in The National Motor Boat Show Room.
If you venture into The Small Craft Building, there is currently a very interesting display featuring the history of canoes.
And don’t think for a minute that boat historians consist of stodgy ole fellows. They do have a bit of a sense of humor! And they are lovers of Dr. Seuss.
There is a workshop area which shows the boat making process.
And so many other wonderful and interesting displays.
And finally, my kids’ favorite part of the museum is the boat-themed playground where we fought the wind in an attempt to get some outfit photos! Ha.
Dress: Old Navy (From a few years ago. Other white dresses here).
Shoes: Target (From last year. This year’s style is super cute, though!)
Necklace: Walmart (No longer available, but similar here and here, and here).
Neckerchief: Linda Gibbs Handmade.
So if you are ever in the area of Clayton, New York, stop by The Antique Boat Museum for a fun and educational tour. Follow their Facebook page so you can receive any updates about current events going on at the museum. But before you go, be sure to grab yourself a unique little crocheted item to protect you from the winds. Linda Gibbs Handmade is sure to have the perfect item! Follow her Facebook page so you know where she will be setting up her stand!
And now, if you have scrolled this far, thank you! Have a look at your favorite posts from last week.
Yvonne of Funky Forty shared an adorable way to style her striped off the shoulder dress in Trend Alert- the 2017 Maxi Dress Must Have. Not only is the dress fantastic, you must look closely at all of her amazing accessories and how they complement each other.
And Kim, the Instagram influencer behind Kandidly Kim, shared her super adorable Sunday Ride Attire. The colors are so beautiful. I love her starfish necklace. And Kim really can rock a hat! And since you cannot copy photos from Instagram, you will have to hop on over to Kim’s page and check it out!
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