Blog of Note

Wow, today has become an even bigger and more exciting day, if that's even possible.

Elmwood
I've been deemed a Blog of Note by the mothership, that is to say, blogger. The blogger, as in blogger.com. Blogger with a capital B. I am just really so shocked and touched that people other than my mom read my blog. Words just aren't enough.

Elmwood
If you're new to An Apple a Day and visiting from either blog of note or d*s...

Hi! Welcome! Can we be friends? I'll buy you an ice cream cone and we can roam the streets together. Pretty please?

Elmwood
Let's get to know each other a little better. For starters, i'm obsessed with old doodads. This amazing old seed catalogue envelope is from the attic of Elmwood, my family's house in New Hampshire.

Elmwood
Inside my great great grandmother seems to have stashed all of her correspondence. One rainy day I'll go through them and spill the juicy details!

New Hampshire family
Just for fun, here's a photo I found mixed in with her papers. Arthur Webster, a great great great uncle, I think. If only the penny farthing bicycle was still in the attic, that would come home to brooklyn in a heartbeat!

97 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous of all the old family pictures and things ur family as kept. I wish I had things like that from my family. : (

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  2. Congratulations on your blog of note! Welcome to the community! I must say you deserve it, your blog looks awesome! I am looking forward to reading your posts in the future.

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  3. Cheers on Blog of Note! This really *has* been an exciting day for you. I don't know you, but I'm proud of you.

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  4. I'm enjoying the tour through your blog! Congrats on being a Blog of Note!! Love all the photos! Makes me wish I could have been around in the early 1900's to see all the fantastic clothes and people. The romantic photo is just beautiful! Congrats on your new job too!!

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  5. Aw shucks--well isn't this just the greatest day?! Congratulations again!!!! That's so exciting and really, really well deserved--you blog is one of my very, very favorites! And I'd love to skip around with ice creams around the city with you any time! xx

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  6. wowzers (again), what a day! great post over on d*s and i'm already looking forward to the next! hooray for you!

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  7. congratulations on it all. your cup runneth over!

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  8. I just want to say,
    CONGRATULATIONS!

    My blog was the Blog Of Note a few days ago and I know how you feel now.

    Enjoy it!

    www.picaysabe.com

    I see you next time.

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  9. Congrats on your BLOG OF NOTE! I really like your blog!! Come visit me http://moltodimodadesigns.blogspot.com

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  10. Absolutely fantastic photos ! And congratulations on today.

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  11. i REALLY like your blog I might even follow!

    -jon

    lifeofakidnamedjon.blogspot.com

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  12. I like all the photos. Very nice. What type of camera are you using?


    www.homebrewdharma.blogspot.com

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  13. Aw shucks. Thanks guys! My camera is a canon eos rebel xti, newly splurged on for my birthday. Best present i ever bought myself.

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  14. Congratulations on your blog of note! You're blog is really good. I enjoyed looking through it.

    Great photos~ concordcarpenter

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  15. Congrats. Just came over from BloggerBuzz. You have inspired me to go back to my ancestral home and look for old correspondence and pictures.

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  16. Good for you. I think editing design sponge can't have hurt either, right? I don't know. But I do know you have a lovely designed blog. Way to go.

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  17. Congrats on Blog of Note...my, what beautiful photos you have!

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  18. Hi! I really love your blog! I just had to become a follower since I liked it so much! Yay for blogs of note! :)

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  19. Hi I've been reading an apple a day for a while now...and Miss Merrick I am very glad to see you finally get the attention you deserve. Hoping it keeps coming!
    p.s. I never thanked you for the post card but it got me through those last pesky NY winter months, I only wish it could keep the oncoming ones at bay!

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  20. Congrats on 'Blog of Note' today! I love your blog and I'd opted to follow it. Good luck on future hunts!

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  21. Wow great blog! Congrats for blogs of note..your blog definitely deserves it. Visit my page sometime and keep up the good work!
    Http://entrepreunista.blogspot.com

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  22. Congratulations of Blog of Note(: Really cool pictures.

    http://ariellethinkstoomuch.blogspot.com/

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  23. At last I have found someone who likes old things and can feel the energy in them. My kids think I am nuts. Old things have a real pull on me....I know that I had another life at the turn of the century. Good blog, lady!

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  24. Congrats. I love your blog and I love your old treasures.

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  25. Congratulations! You should be very proud of your wonderful blog. And I can honestly say I've been following you BEFORE you were a famous blogger of note:)

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  26. You stuck through and google duely recognized your effort.Congratulation of being the "Blog of Note".Actually I just came through my blogger account only to discover your effort.You did it,thumbs up!

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  27. Congrats!!! I definitely want to be your friend. :)

    Love your blog. I'm new to it and I'm excited to read your back entries. XO

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  28. Congratulations on your crazy-good day!

    I think the only thing better than his bicycle is you great-great-great-uncle's mustache.

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  29. how 'bout this - i'll MAKE you homemade ice cream and then we can roam the streets. ;)

    congrats on Blog of Note!! the world is obviously watching you today! and for good reason.

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  30. Hi, there.
    I visited your blog.
    I loved it.
    I invite you to visit my blog
    My blog is http://artznecdotes.blogspot.com/

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  31. Really enjoyed the photos. Great blog.

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  32. You definitely stand out from the crowd! I love the "vibe" of your delightful little haven. (Pages and pages of archives are calling my name ;-). Followers, here I come...
    http://www.onebrightcorner.blogspot.com

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  33. Congrats !!!! Apple for being blog of note

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  34. This is an amazing post! I love all of your old treasures that you display. They are so enchanting!

    x
    Jess.

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  35. Congrats! I love old doodads too! I'd like to take you up on your offer of the ice cream cone. :)

    Post a profile pic!

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  36. man, did i have to scroll down a lot to get to this form, lol! congrats! i stalk blog of note daily to find new people to connect with. i loved the photos of the package and letters - evokes a sadness and excitement in me when i think about things from a really long time ago. i look forward to reading what your ggggrandmother wrote! once you get caught up on your blog of note mail, do drop by and check me out at http://btigress.blogspot.com!

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  37. great post
    http://gooddell.blogspot.com/

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  38. Came across your page through the mothership as you put it. It is nice to be heard. Nice pictures. :)

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  39. Your blog is so beautiful and it absolutely makes me want to run away to Elmwood! Can I stow away in your suitcase? Congrats on blog of note! It inspires me to post more often on my blogs. Come visit me at:
    www.lizstevensart.blogspot.com and/or www.trailsketches.blogspot.com

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  40. First visit! Great blog, and I will definitely be coming back!

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  41. Hi there, congrats on the 'blog of note'. Nice pics, by the way ;)

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  42. Congratulations on BoN! I visited your blog a few days ago, but I don't know how I got here then. I LOVE vintage things of all types and have really enjoyed seeing the items you have on your blog. Family history has long been one of my pasttimes and I have a few posts about mine on my blog along with everyday life.

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  43. I KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN SOONER OR LATER! I have been quite taken with your blog (as I'm sure all my little annoying comments have made you aware ;-)) and I'm so happy that you are getting the recognition you deserve.

    And yes, again I must beg, MORE GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER Ella (?) I adore all her school notes and botany sketches, she is a delight!!!!

    CONGRATS!

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  44. Simply lovely. I look forward to reading it in the future.

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  45. congratulations on ur blog of note! :) ur blog is pretty interesting :) do drop by my blog whenever u get the chance :) and ur family pics are awesome!! :) tk care Cheers!

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  46. Congrats! I can see why you were picked, your blog is great!!! :)

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  47. I just discovered your blog -- congratulations on being a blog of note! You & I have a few things in common (sort of). I live in Maine but used to live in Queens and worked for a time in Williamsburg. I was born in NH and am so curious about Elmwood. I was over in the White Mtns last weekend at my friend's historic family summer home, and I'm wondering if your place might be nearby. I love vintage clothes and used to sell them. (You have gotten some tremendous deals!) Anyway, best of luck with your blog. I'll be following along from now on...

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  48. Congrats on BON!
    Ur blog is really nice. Keep up. Best of luck :)

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  49. hello.

    ive spent most of today reading your whole blog. So fascinating, you've made a rather shabby day delightful.

    much love from the U.K.

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  50. Congrats.. way to go...
    I know this is really great for you.....
    I love your blog..
    you really got a vision..

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  51. I enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and collections with the world. Truly a fan - Alli

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  52. Congrats! I've stumbled upon your blog recently and I've been a regular visitor ever since! You should be flattered, but also know that it is SO well-deserved!

    I recently moved to Brooklyn too, so if I ever see you thrifting next to me, I'll buy YOU the ice cream!!!

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  53. Ha! I'm new!
    Blog of note eh? Lucky you! Congrats and keep up the good work!
    Yes I will be friends with you only if you buy me a butterscotch cone..what say?^_^

    Regards
    Deboshree

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  54. I used to live in a house on Elmwood. The only treasure I found was the previous owner's gold tooth. I kid you not.

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  55. Wow, those really are treasures! I do the same thing. I find something old in an attic or basement, I feel like a little girl who found a wonderful secret! I smile so wide on the inside that it just flushes to my face. The blouses are beautiful!

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  56. Congratulations on the award! I love all those old bits of calligraphy you found. It will be a shame when no one can write like that anymore and we just have large overdeveloped thumbs from too much tweeting and texting.

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  57. Congrats on Blog of Note-- glad to have found your blog--nice photos and commentary!

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  58. Keep up the good work and well done with the pictures too.

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  59. Firstly, congratulations on the Blog of Note acheivment. Your blog is lovely and I'd hope to be seeing much more of your lovely posts.

    Secondly, I'd be honored to have you as my first friend here. My favorite ice creams are Strawberry and Orange Sorbet. What about you?

    And thirdly, (maybe the only note to be related to the post) I love your pictures. The handwriting is lovely, the postcard itself most dazzling. The last picture looks as though I'd see it in a magazine, really. It's quite professional-looking, and kudos to whoever it was that took it. : )

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  60. I think I've just fallen in love with Elmwood...seriously...can I go hang out for a week and knit on the back porch, just outside the kitchen door? So charming...

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  61. YAY for you WHOOOOO blog of note!!!!! I always love when those guys know what they are doing! your blog is just awesome...I am going to meander! how cool to have such old papers and pictures hanging around, I love little treasures like that!

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  62. Shweet heirlooms! I wish I had a dead family to explore!

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  63. So nice to find a Blog of Note that I love! Finding your blog has been like finding a unique old toy in an antique store.

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  64. Congrats on Blog of Note-ness!

    I love old heirlooms myself - my dining room walls are filled with antique pictures. Sometimes I like to walk in there and say in a creepy voice "I see dead people" (6th Sense reference, for anyone who thinks I'm just being insane).

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  65. how did it take me so long to find a blogger who offers free ice-cream??

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  66. Congratulations! I just took a look around and I absolutely LOVE your blog. This was a well-deserved Blog of Note.

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  67. Congrats on being Blog of Note:)! I love your unique,eclectic blog!

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  68. Hey,
    Your blog was truly an inspiration for me, a young Norwegian blogger and inspiration-seeker :) I will definetely come back for more, and until the day I visit New York myself, this shall be part of my looking glass through to it.
    So long!

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  69. Brava! Congratulations on both items of news. Just think I knew you when... btw, your magical appointment seems to mean I can comment once again here. The Brooklyn Bachelor is happy again.

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  70. Beautiful blog. Congrats!
    -Caitlin

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  71. Hi,

    nice photos. And I would take you up on the ice cream and the walk some time....LOL

    nice to meet you,
    Jesse

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  72. Oh, I'm so happy that you were on the Blog of Note page! That is such an honor and you absolutely deserve it!

    Also, I just wanted to let you know that I awarded you also (though it may not be as prestigious as the Blog of Note recognition...lol)! Check out my blog for more info! :)

    Natalie xx

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  73. wow congrats! look at all these comments!

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  74. I just caught your blog on Blogs of Note. I love your photographs! Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Hey, belated congratulations on turning Blog of Note! I really like your blog, will put you up on my blogroll :)

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  76. While taking a adventure into blogland, I came upon your sweetheart of a blog. I hope you won't mind if I come visit often. I love how you write.
    And your photos are lovely.
    Mary....Idaho

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  77. congratulations! you have fantastic photos!

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  78. Omg, 84 comments?? Lookit you, fancy!

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  79. What I respect about the way you write is that your humanity shines through. No pretentions.

    It's like how my thoughts reverberate in my head but never make it to my lips.

    (Example...We can all relate to wanting another cookie.) Well... maybe it depends on the kind and who made it!

    Your style is inviting, intimate, inspiring. A window to another world... Long ago and far away, but at the same time, present and real.

    When you write your family memoirs, I will be first in line to buy the book.

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  80. Meet you at Fortunato's for a gelato!
    I want to hear more!

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  81. Congratulations!

    I found your blog through the blog of note thing BUT this week I also discovered designsponge through ANOTHER blog. It's a small (blogging) world! I'm pretty new to all this blogging stuff, I think it's all very exciting! :D

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  82. i'm intrigued with your blogs.

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  83. We love your photography! Very American-meets-older-world-charm. Beautiful!

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  84. Wow, I can see why your blog was made blog of note, love it!
    I'm a bit new to this blogger malarkey, but will definitely be following you from now on.
    Anyway, I'm Katie, it's lovely to meet you!

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  85. I agree with Trifecta...beautiful photos! So glad I found An Apple a Day!

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  86. Hello! I just found your blog through blogs of note. Congratulations and great blog :) I love reading your material! You are a great writer.

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  87. Hi. am a new visitor and am glad I've found your blog..hehe..I don't mind to have one or two scoops of ice cream with you...

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  88. Congratulations. Well deserved!
    Goodlife.

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  89. tired of my gushing yet?
    unbelievably freaking awesome ~ love what you do!
    prairiegirl

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  90. hello! i don't know how old you are, but you do remind me of my mother. she's into all of this artsy, old school awesome stuff. from what i read, you'd like her. and i saw an antique shop exactly like that in glasgow. just a thought. cheers!

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  91. Congratulations, Amy Merrick!

    I must say this makes me feel rather avant garde and uber-trendy as I've been a fan of your blog for quite a few months now.

    You impress the hell out of me.

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