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Chaluim Chille

I found a copy of Weird Pennsylvania on a bookshelf downstairs in the house that is my home for now--a possession of one of my roommates and a list of places she journeyed to in the not-so-distant past. The contents are fascinating; a mix of folk lore, local legends, road side attractions, and places I immediately itched to visit. Jon and I had been planning a short road trip to an abandoned town, but I showed him a few pictures of this place boasting stone circles reminiscent of Stonehenge and almost mythic structures, and we amended our plans to travel here instead.
I spent the morning making flower crowns with blooms stolen from the garden--it just seemed fitting to visit such an epic site in my most fairy-tale-esque dress with flowers in my hair...The day certainly lived up to my sartorial inspirations (for once); Jon, his brother, and I had a wonderful time wandering over the extensive property and searching through the woods for more stone structures slightly off the beaten path. There were numerous megalithic stones standing imposingly upright, as well as giant crystals, and even a quaint stone bridge that felt as if it could transport any traveler into another dimension. Afterwards we ran through a brief rainstorm to an old-fashioned ice cream parlour which quickly filled with local youths who put coins in the jukebox and added more of a festive feel to the already fun day. I sincerely wish this was closer to my home for I would dearly like to visit it again.

Outfit details:
self-made flower crown
Zara dress
UO sandals
*pictures by Jon

31 comments:

Tinacious Me said...

wow just stunning!
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Eat Live Love said...

That dress is dreamy!!

niki said...

love these pictures! and your crown is darling
~niki <3
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Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I love this so so so much. Wow. Just, wow. These photos, the outfit, the scenery. Its just incredible.
SOrry to be a creep haha.

My Hideaway said...

So this is the place! I sometimes wonder what guys must think when girls want to dress up like fairies and run around the woods--it happens--and I'm glad to see Jon and his brother are on board. ;)

Teddi said...

rebecca, jon takes heavenly photos! i'm awestruck. what a lovely storybook day. :) your words describing it are like precious gems.

Natali said...

What a gorgeous dress and location!?? I'm speechless... Wow!

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Wendy Sice said...

Gosh, how pretty! These pics are awesome! xx

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Julia Topaz said...

In the shots where you can't really see any greenery, it looks very Picnic-at-Hanging-Rock-y.
ie. the most magical/mystical

Hailey said...

That seems like such a wonderful place! :D
I love the picture with the round arch, but all the others are so pretty as well!

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Caroline said...

How did you edit these photos? Did you use some photoshop action or filter or something? I love the dreamy, colors! :)

Emily Peebles said...

Sounds like a wonderful adventure! I'll have to try my hand at making a flower crown from blooms in our garden. You look lovely - that dress is so magical!

Laura said...

What a fun trip! You really do look straight out of a fairy tale :)

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sofia said...

Such a magical place! Your flower crown and tulle dress fit perfectly to this enchanted world.

Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence said...

That looks like such a neat place! I can see why you were drawn to it.

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Alexa said...

That dress is to die for. It is way too cute! You look amazing as usual <3 gorgeous shots

Alexa <3
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Peta said...

these pictures and that dress are adorable

Leanna Kay said...

Oh my word, you look like a princess. I love your pixie cut! So adorable!

-Leanna

Jamie Rose said...

Oh man these pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Your pink dress is super pretty and I love the flower in your hair.
I need to pick up a copy of Weird Georgia. They must have one of those, right? I flipped through one once I think. Those books always have such interesting places.

Shelby said...

These pictures are absolutely insane. I love them so much! Soo beautiful.

The Braided Bandit said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I wonder if they have a weird Colorado?! I know they have a weird NJ (where I am from). I love the dreamy pink dress and the stonework is such a cool setting!

Sidewalk Chic said...

These photos are stunning, Rebecca. You look like a pre-Raphaelite ballerina (if such a thing ever existed). Great styling, and beautiful photos. I love these collaborations you've done with Jon recently!

Katrina said...

Amazing photos!
You look like a fairy, so gorgeous!
The dress is so fantastic.

The Blue House said...

I think is my favorite team-up between you and John ever! You look so much like a whimsical fairy its hard to not be entranced.

Kimberellie said...

These photos are truly truly beautiful. And of course so are you. And the DRESS! ah. lovely lovely. magic.

tridoc927 said...

Such a fairy tale dress. Have you worn it before and have you ever tried it with a sash. I love it this way and I just wonder how it would look other ways.

The flowers in your hair reminded me how I found your blog in first place. It was a picture of you wearing hair art for a seller on Etsy I believe or something like that. Which I posted (the flower crown) on fb as something I would like to buy and a member of my church made me instead. How nice huh?

Beautiful day and beautiful you!

Pansy Lane said...

WELL this is obviously completely gorgeous and lovely, ahh! You look like a little fairy. <3

Colleen Beaty said...

Lovely photos! Very Midsummer Night's Dream-esque. Were you at Columcille?

Liesl said...

This is all so beautiful. The outfit, the atmosphere of the photos and the place itself. (I'm pretty sure I know where it is. I've been there a few times---it's not far from where I live. Though it's been a few years. I think you're inspiring me to go back soon.)

Eyeliah said...

dreamy photos, you inspire me to take more :)