Monday, July 5, 2010

Fourth of July on Fire Island

First things first, apologies for the extended absence. I had plans to post wonderful lake pictures (it was beyond perfect) but there was a death in the family that weekend and I just didn't feel like taking any. I also had to scramble around at home doing last minute July wedding planning. I did an earlier post with pictures from the courthouse wedding in March, so you are all probably confused... We got married quite fast because of above mentioned sick family member in March and decided to wait to have a big wedding until this summer. We were just going to head over to the courthouse but our wonderful New York friends decided to make it a really nice day for us.

Anyhow, the insanity is almost over and we finally got to have some fun this weekend. We headed out to Robert Moses Beach on Fire Island, and I finally got to wear my vintage boater hat from Venice! It turns out that it is one of the best beaches in America for finding sea glass. I actually started collecting sea glass about six years ago and make people bring it back for me whenever they find some in other countries and cities. It's become a bit of an obsession; my goal is to fill an entire apothecary jar of it some day! I also collect rocks and shells, and bits of earth from foreign places. It makes the world feel more real and manageable when I have a little shard from every corner, and makes me less anxious about not seeing all of it before I go.

vintage Venetian boater, 50's white shirt, Target bikini

sea glass- cobalt is probably from antique medicine bottles! dark green
could be old coca-cola bottles.

the wind was quite jealous of my hat and tried to make off with it, but
I wasn't about to let that happen!


  1. beautiful pictures and you look great!

    i'm sorry to hear about the passing away of your family member. hope all is well and i hope you have a beautiful wedding!

  2. Thanks for visiting my wee blog. I collect sea glass & shells too, its an instinctive compulsive thing for me... I have jars of shells with the year marked on the side. Love that hat! K

  3. You are way more romantic in your thinking than I am, I always joke the green glass is from Heineken bottles;)

    My condolensces to your family.

  4. Thank you lovely ladies. We are really looking forward to the big wedding, it will definitely be a bright spot.

    Church of Vintage I always think the same thing, even though I wish they were from Victorian Absinthe and Poison bottles.. he he

  5. ahhh the beach, i want to go!
    and i have that same boater hat with
    a brown ribbon. :)

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss--hope you and your family are doing well.

    You look lovely in your beach photo! That boater is amazing!