Friday, October 16, 2009

The Official Witch Of Salem

Laurie Cabot used to own Crow Haven Corner but her present store is The Cat, The Crow & The Crown.


It is located in an area of Salem called Pickering Wharf.


Advertisements are up all over town for the "Witches Costume Ball". This one is in her window.


The voodoo doll I have included in my give-a-way bag at Mrs. B's give-a-way was purchased in this store. Don't forget, tomorrow is the big give-a-way! There is still time to enter at Mr's B's. Just click on the button on my sidebar. I bought a fabulous wood carved Salem witch candle holder and added it to the bag today. This bag is so nice I wish I could win it!!!!!


This is the original maritime building located at the Salem Wharf.


Click pic to enlarge.


This is the Customs House where the author of the House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne, worked while he lived in Salem. Pictures of the House of the Seven Gables will be posted in the next few days.





For those of you who like details I have tried to photograph the information posted in this area. If you enlarge the pics you should be able to read it.









Following are some of the historic structures facing the wharf.


West Indies Trading Co.


There are some very cute restaurants in this area too.


There is still an old pillory left standing . Oh my....they have my blog tech!!!!! I must release him or I will never post again!!!


The customs house has a huge gilded American eagle on the roof.


A scene from the wharf.


In A Pig's Eye.....another restaurant.


Sorry for the late blog today. We were hit with a Nor'easter and it was quite the morning. These are macro storms with winds coming from the northeast. It arrived during the night. These storms bring cold air down from the Arctic air mass. Being right on the water, we felt the full force of the storm. The winds howled and the house was shaking. At times the sea water was mixed with snow. I have my Barbour waxed coat with me on this trip and even wearing it, I was still cold. This is the kind of weather that chills you to the bone. I loved every second of it!!! However, with things flying around I was distracted and forgot to put up the post. I will be back in the morning with a new post. Don't forget to enter to win the bag.

14 comments:

mrsb said...

I cannot contain my envy, lol! Looks like so much fun!!

Autumnforest said...

Wow! Was that intentional? The photos of the case with the writing in them had a witch's shadow cast on them... Spooky! :-) That looks like such a blast. Sedona AZ is like that as far as leaving feeling as if you've been reset and energized.

Touchatou said...

Ah Laurie Cabot : I spent almost an afternoon in her shop ! Love the wharf too. Wish I could go back ! But I enjoy the tour through your eyes.

Pricilla said...

Having lived on the coast of NJ I know all about the nor'easter. We lived on a back bay and a full moon and a high tide and a nor'easter brought truly interesting flooding.

It looks like you are having a blast!

Patty said...

Oh I am so jealous. I have been wanting to go to Salem for years. One of these days I am going to get up that way. The photos are beautiful.

Dede said...

I am so enjoying this trip! Thank you so much for so many pictures.

Rue said...

I would just pull up a chair in Laurie's shop and stay the day!

I'm glad you survived the wind storm - there are supposed to be a few hitting there! Brr! Stay warm and dry!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds like you're having such a good trip! Thanks for taking the time to share it with us!

Lyon said...

I must join the others here with the sentiment that I am definitely jealous! ;-) lol Seriously though - I'm happy you're having such a wonderful time. Your photos are amazing as always. It's nice to share your trip with you vicariously.

Stay warm!

Jessica Cangiano said...

These photos only help to further convince me I simply must journey to Salem some time. I've longed to visit my whole life and really hope that I'll be able to get there - preferably during the fall - one year.

Thank you very much for your kind comment on my post about Halloween blogs. I hope you have a marvelous weekend!
♥ Jessica

Tribal Horse Designs said...

what an awesome blog..love all the pics. I came from mrs b's :P

Simply Susan said...

You are killing me! I have to get back to New England again and soon! I just loved the few days that we spent up there last year....

Judith said...

Oh the pictures!!!!! thank you for showing them to us!

~*~Aria~*~ said...

Made my way over from Mrs. B's. I am LOVING the pictures! I want to go there someday. Thank you for sharing them <3