Bright Young Things at the Crane Estate

Hello Jazz Lovers,


I hope you are having a fabulous summer… I certainly am! I had the pleasure of attending the Roaring Twenties Jazz Party at the Crane Estate (Ipswich, MA) on July 31st, and I wanted to share some tidbits with you. The picture above is me hanging out by a genuine model T from the 1920s (man I would have loved a chance to drive that vehicle).


I went with my friend, Myriam, and as you can see, she did a little shopping while we were there. She scored this “come hither” fan which she intends to use to drive members of the opposite sex wild. She also received a fun cheat sheet about how one wields a fan communicates much more than one might expect:

With handle to the lips = kiss me

Fanning slowly = I am married

Fanning fast = I am engaged

Open wide = wait for me

Drawing across the cheek = I love you

Carrying in left hand = desirous of acquaintances

Twirling in the left hand = I wish to get rid of you

Twirling in the right hand = I love another

Closing it = I wish to speak to you

The Crane Estate is a gilded jewel with enchanting views. I tried to capture some of its beauty in these pictures, but of course, they can never do it justice.


This party would not have been complete without my fellow revelers making merry on the grounds and on the dance floor. Here are some of my favorites:


The vendors helped to make this a memorable experience by selling the type of vintage treasures it is hard to find anywhere else. If only I had $1,000.00 to shop to my heart’s content…


I hope you enjoyed these pictures. Maybe some of you can join us next year if you happen to be in Massachusetts in July!


  1. jazzfeathers says:

    I am so jealous… πŸ˜›
    I’ve also been following the progress of the JazzPhilly 1920s party.
    Ah… one day I’ll visit the US again, and it will be in a season I can join this kind of party πŸ™‚

    1. Please let me know when you visit the US again – we would have a great time at one of these parties! I try to keep up with what is happening, so I am sure we could find something:)

      1. jazzfeathers says:

        I sure will… though I don’t think it will be anytime soon, I’m afraid éè
        You’re from Boston, aren’t you? Last time a Bostonian friend of mine hosted me πŸ™‚

      2. I am near Boston. I don’t have a guest room, but I would be happy to play tour guide when you visit!

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