PHOTOGRAPHER Gabriella Starbuck
AUTHOR Eliza Starbuck
I think everyone has memories of the places from their childhood. It’s amazing how the details can bring vivid memories back immediately. Growing up, we would spend the summer at my Grandmother’s little house, a bowling alley from the 1800′s that was converted into a cottage, on a little island, in one of the Great Lakes.
I haven’t returned in over 10 years, but these photos of her cottage take me back to a place that time never changed. The walls are the same pink that Grandmother picked out 20 years ago, and antique picture frames from the family’s Pape Brothers Picture Frame Company still hang on the walls.
The jar of corn holders, and the same hand made speckled bowls that Bybee Pottery has been making in Kentucky for the past 200 years…
The O’Keefe & Merritt stove that was an innovation in the 1950′s is an antique now. It still works well…
And the paint chipping off of the dining room chairs, the lace table cloth still on the table… It’s nice to know that some things never change, and it’s so lovely returning to a place where every item and detail has a story to tell.