Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Linnie Dennison Shere- A Gibson Girl


This photo was taken in 1904 of Linnie Dennison and her sister Lois.
Linnie is dressed in true Gibson Girl fashion! She was 16 in this photo.
Linnie was born in 1888 & married my dad's cousin John "Jack" Shere.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

50 cent Soy Tart Sale- Hurry!

The Tarts Have All Been Sold! Thank You!
I am cleaning out my space at the Market and these tarts need a new home!All tarts are on sale for .50 each plus shipping- multiple tarts will receive combined shipping.

go to http://brandyannessoycandles.blogspot.com/ to view the scents available.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Woo Hoo! The Santa is Finally Done!


It seems like it took me forever!
I opted not to do the green straight stitching around the outside- but may add it yet- can't decide.
This one will be made into a pillow.
Hubby is stitching another Santa & I am too.
May be able to do a Christmas in July yet!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

1821 Sewing Pocket Pattern


This great pattern is available for download at Pattern Mart http://www.patternmart.com/pattern/2824/~1821+Sewing+Pocket~+Pattern

Primitive Gathering for sale on P&P Primitives

I have a primitive gathering for Sale- sampler, seedbag w/ Sweet Annie. and Threshed Wheat bowl filler for sale at http://pilgrimsandpioneersprimitives.blogspot.com

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Hand made in the USA!




I found this shop on Etsy & I think it is wonderful!


The earrings are so beautiful & best of all they are hand made by this talented artist!
They come in their own little tin & shipping is only a $1- yep $1 what a bargain.
These would make great gifts too!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Salt Box Houses- John Adams & John Quincy Adams


These are the homes of John Adams & John Quincy Adams in Quincy, MA.

for more info & pics go to www.nps.gov/adam

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Dow/Mckenzie- Civil War Era

The Dow's & the McKenzie families became entertwined when my gg grandfather Benjamin Dow's sister Emily married Oliver McKenzie.
This is a photo taken during the Civil War Era- note the Abe Lincoln stlye beard Oliver has.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Make It Monday- Pinkeep

This little pinkeep is not made "prim" but it sure could be!
Just imagine it in reproduction calicos, ticking or homespun.
It would look great!
Here is the link for the directions
http://dollmakersjourney.com/miller/index.html

Prairie Wild Morning Glory

Prairie  Wild Morning Glory

Prairie Phlox

Prairie Phlox

Prairie Sundrops

Prairie Sundrops

The Famous Rock!

The Famous Rock!
Plymouth Rock dated 1620

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
The Village

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
A Keeping Room