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Lydia McCauley and Kurt Scherer are owners of STONEHOUSE ARTIFACTS, offering Treasures from Colonial India. Online Here.

Our shop is located in Bellingham, Washington. We welcome you to come and visit our small estate, enjoy the grounds and share a cup of Chai.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Meet the Circus Family.  Here's an Etsy Treasury that honors the Circus Family.


'Circus Family' by gardenofsimples

My family and I went to England together several years ago.  Someone asked us if we were a Circus Family.  We still call ourselves that.

Handstand Vintage Snapshot - BallyDingRevue Vintage Woven Hat Spring Beauty dreamt theteam eveteam - NifticVintage Venice Photo - The Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy, Bridge over Canal, Home Decor,  Travel Photo, Wall Art - GeorgiannaLane Sterling Salt & Pepper Shakers - sandraevertson
size 10 Vintage Two Tone Brown Leather Riding Boots - myfavoritevintage French Blue Catchall - KiwiTiniCreations superhero CIRCUS longjohns - sartoria One Cup Androck Retro Spring Loaded Food/Spice/Nut Grinder/Chopper - 4EnvisioningVintage
Passage to Another Place 11x14 inch Fine Art Print - deepwithinthearmoire Lavender Soap - 100% Natural, Vegan, Made from Scratch, Olive Oil Soap - FrogGoesToMarket Vintage Sea Kelp Wall Decor Print No. 2 8x10 - Ocean Blue - vintagebytheshore Vintage Collection of Antique Locks Lot of 4 - AlteredArcheology
Three Yellow Flower Brooches - oldarchetype Enchanting magictip scarf with japanese flowers - vonBingen two meakin mugs - sadieolive Wee Vintage Black Roller Derby Skates Vinyl with Metal Wheels Child Size for Display or Home Decor - mothrasue

We visited England several years ago as a family.  All four of us were in a pub one afternnoon.  Hannah and I were taking turns at the piano, Eva was dancing the Highland Fling, and Kurt was enjoying a pint.  Someone asked us if we were a Circus Family.  We never forgot it.  We still call ourselves by that name.