Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Back to the Primitive Past



With the Easter holidays upon us we decided to visit the Ulster folk Museum and take a step back in time to see how life was lived over a hundred years ago in rural villages and farms.


Ir was full of primitive delights for me!  Oh the simplicity of their lifestyle - but undoubtedly full of hardship.

The windows were all so small in the cottages.



Loved the lacework window dressing.

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This was a fantastic piece of cross stitch.


I'm not convinced about the bedding though the quilts were amazing!


Loved the old churn and butter crocks


It was a great visit and I will share  some more in my next post.

Linking with Tuesday's Treasures HERE


Have a great day!

29 comments:

  1. What a very interesting place to visit!!

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  2. I thought for a moment that someone had stolen your shots! Then thought to look at your profile...still loving these!

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  3. So glad you shared your outings I love going to these kind of places, makes you wish you could buy some of the pieces and take them home with you don't it :) That cross-stitching is so neat, those are the pieces from long ago I love to see! Look forward to more postings!

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  4. Can you just imagine living in a place like this? I think it is very cool and would love to just go jump in that cozy bed and take a nap! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I would thoroughly enjoy a visit here. Thank you for sharing these pictures.

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  6. I like that in the midst of simplicity there is also a bit of fancy in the design of the pitchers and floral of the china.

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  7. I'm not sure that I would want to live in the past, but these sights sure are appealing. They harken back to simpler times. Thanks Christine for sharing this week and please return with more treasures.

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  8. this is my kind of place! it looks very much like the irish farm i saw here at our frontier museum http://monroega.blogspot.com/2013/09/barn-charm-tuesday-irish-farm-frontier.html

    love the old cross stitch too!

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  9. Such an interesting old folk museum. Those quilts do look great.

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  10. Looks like a fascinating place. I've always loved the idea of a simple lifestyle like it was then but I would hate to not have all our modern technology

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  11. Thanks for the time travel.

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  12. Evening Christine, I love that place, so many great treasures. Thanks for sharing,Francine.

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  13. Hardship, yes...but probably blessings we can't imagine in other ways.

    I like the window sills.

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  14. I agree with Sandi. Though there were no doubt hardships there were likely many sweet blessings :) Thanks for sharing your charming pictures, my friend. Love and hugs!

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  15. Oh, how neat! I LOVED seeing the wonderful pictures!! Thanks so much for sharing about your adventure. :)

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  16. How wonderful, there were elements of the past that I would like but lots of hardship. Loved the tour you took us on and looking forward to seeing more.

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  17. It always strikes me just how little and short people were 100 years ago. I enjoyed walking through this lovely home with you and seeing how people lived way back when.

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  18. The life was hard but so much simple !!!
    Great photos !
    Have a lovely day !
    Anna

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  19. I was thinking about this, Simple really calls to me mentally now, but the body yells no to the hard. While life was physically hard then, the mental stress was not. You did not hear about the result of the mental stress, greed, gotta have more "stuff", stealing, murdering for "stuff". As I have aged I have learned Stuff" is not that important. It's just more "stuff" to repair or "stuff" to clean. I now want the simple life. I'm striving to get there with the attitude "Less is More". I can and will continue to do that and it is becoming a much simpler life mentally and on the body.

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  20. Love to see how they lived then, so simple and also hard. No machines and other stuff. They need to work hard all day. Nice pictures.

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  21. Touring such places as this one causes us to put our imagination caps on and wonder how it must have been for those ladies especially during those hard days of living. The simplicity in many ways must have been a real blessing though.
    Small spaces can be a blessing for sure.
    Those beds were probably cozy, but I would think they would awaken with a back ache.
    It was good to come for a visit and see your loveliness again. I've missed my visits here and look forward to more loveliness from you.
    Have a beautiful day~~

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  22. I love this place!! How thick the wall are. I like all of it and that cross stitch is lovely. I loved that thatched roof. I would love to see that in person.

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  23. What a splendid tour it seems and nice photos too. Warm greetings!

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  24. I love seeing everything but I know it would have been hard to live without the conveniences we love. I love those big deep windows! Hugs!

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  25. What a great place to visit. I'm not sure I'd be able to live life as they did back then but it's fascinating to see and read about it.

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  26. I love a bit of social history. Fascinating - and it really makes me appreciate modern comforts! x

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Thanks so much for expressing an interest - kind thoughts always appreciated!