A friend invited a group of us to spend a weekend at her parents' summer home in Eastham this past weekend. It was three days of fun, games, shopping, eating and laughing. A young couple took this photo of the group on Saturday morning when we began our day in Wellfleet. We spent the next few hours checking out area thrift shops, and each of us seemed to find some little treasure to take home. In my case, a cute pumpkin vase and a few scraps of velvet for my crazy quilting came to $1.50. I did later purchase a bracelet at an outdoor craft fair which cost just a bit more than $1.50, but it is lovely.
The most interesting find was made by Chris who while searching through some rings came upon one from World War l. It had the word "Verdun" and "AEF" (for American Expeditionary Force). The words: "Liberte - Egalite - Fraternite" on the inside indicated that the ring had been made from a French silver coin. Later we found similar rings on a website featuring trench art from that period.
In the afternoon we stopped in Chatham for a bit more browsing and swung by Chatham Light. By then it was drizzly and visibility was diminished.
There was a bridal party posing for photos at the Coast Guard Station, and if you look very closely, you can see the bride and groom at the top of the light. How the bride managed to safely wind her way up and down that spiral staircase in her gown, was simply amazing.
Our last stop was at Nauset Light which by then was shrouded in fog.
Tomorrow I will post photos taken on Sunday which was a warm, gorgeous day.