July 20, 2016

On the Rocks

Just over a year ago, Down East Magazine photographed my Mom's house for an article about Maine cottages.  It's in the July 2016 issue, and I thought I'd share a bit with all of you...
The amazing photographer, Cait Bourgault, spent the day with us in New Harbor; and we did what ever the opposite of a rain dance is, to coax the sun out for the first time in over a week.  I think we had about 42 minutes of sunlight.

Muddy dogs (Gracie & Lily) were running around inside and out, joined by their local buddies in mud, Hanna and Jeffery.  I had no sooner removed paw prints from one area, and they were destroying another! We managed to corral everyone, and Cait got right to work.

Our exceedingly clever friend, and expert gardener, Kahren got all the flowerbeds ship-shape...she knows everything about what can survive (and thrive) at the edge of the ocean.  Kahren has developed the gardens into a paradise of delight with colorful flowers all season long.  By mid-summer they are bursting with hundreds of blue hydrangeas, and the bees delight in all she provides them to pollinate.  The "Green Man" watches over all...

It was such a fun day!  Afterward we had a lovely party with friends and enjoyed all of the bountiful food and wine that had been brought in to style the shoot.  A few seagulls even dropped in to celebrate with us!

To see the full article, click the link: http://bit.ly/29oLr1u  

If you ever have the chance to visit "The Pine Tree State", DO IT!!!  Maine is an absolutely magical place that will make you marvel at the diversity of nature, the power of the sea, and your love of this amazing country.  Our website has a guide to Maine with some of my favorite places to visit on the Mid-coast.  Check it out here: http://bit.ly/29Hsz3B

July 11, 2016

This & That...

We've got a whole new line up from KATE SPADE!

New items are arriving from Kate Spade, and they sell out quickly, so please be sure to scoot on in and pick up whatever you need while we have it!  Think graduation, back to school, summer hostess gifts and on and on.  It's always nice that they do a summer release, as many designers hold everything back until fall.  Not Kate!

Speaking of summer, I've spend a few hours surfing around on Pinterest lately for warm-weather inspiration, and always find so many ideas and images. Don't you find that time moves in warp speed when you're meandering through the virtual world?  I look up shocked to realize it's 2 in the morning when, only moments before, it was just midnight!!!  Here's a taste from the Clever Girl board called Shades of Yellow...check us out next time you're wandering the web.
While we're at it, I'll mention the other rabbit hole out there. Its name is Instagram, and whatever time Pinterest doesn't eat up, Instagram happily will.  Designed more for use on a phone or tablet, Instagram is a visual repository that always leaves me in awe.  There are so may beautiful photos and creatively staged images.  The gardens and interiors are what I'm particularly drawn to, but there's something for every interest.  Be sure to follow along with Clever Girl as you explore..

July 2, 2016

Happy Fourth of July...

"Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea."

– John Gunther

We will be closed Monday, July 4th in observation of the holiday.  Happy Fourth of July to everyone...

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