Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Kickin' Back


Thank you for all your well wishes, chanting and candle lighting.  I was able to get
my building permit late last week which came at the perfect time to enjoy the weekend.

Blogging friend Flower Jane, hostess of the world-famous Flowers in the House party, 
was passing through town so Shelley and I gave a tour of our favorite Maine and Boston
haunts over the weekend.  Here are a few of the weekend highlights from Instagram.


Vintage boat fenders/bumpers at York Antiques in York, Maine.
When was the last time you saw mermaid boat fenders?



I'm a sucker anything with eagles too.



Great dragon chandeliers at Pier 77, Cape Porpoise, Maine.



There are so many pretty things at Snug Harbor Farm and not
wanting to  be repetitive, I'm finding it fun to find beauty in 
the things that many people wouldn't look at.



Stairs in the barn, Snug Harbor Farm.


Wall in the potting shed, Snug Harbor Farm.


Algae-covered pots, Snug Harbor Farm.



I love the variation of color in the succulents, Snug Harbor Farm.


Yellow golden pheasant, Snug Harbor Farm.



Trophies at Restoration Hardware, Boston.


Acorn Street, Beacon Hill, Boston.


George Washington, Public Garden, Boston.

I hope you all kicked back and enjoyed the holiday weekend.



45 comments:

  1. That must have been so much fun! Snug Harbor Farm looks wonderful, and I love the way you find beauty in unexpected places.

    Congratulations on getting the permit--that was fast!

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    1. Jen,
      You'd love it there; you should head north sometime and check it out. I can share all my favorite spots.

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  2. Wow...that was a fast turn around for your permit, after such a relaxing weekend you must be ready to forge ahead and get moving again! Can't wait to see your progress :)

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    1. It was actually three weeks from time of submission for approval. Once the requested photos and the survey were taken in, they approved it on the spot. The delay stopped progress for a week and half but all's well that ends well. I'm eager to see progress too.

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  3. Steve you are a great tour guide and the timing was perfect. as the permit came through!
    A real treat to see those mermaid bumpers and no I'd never seen them!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Feature: Sigal Sasson Entrepreneur

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    1. A friend said they looked like the Starbucks logo which did cross my mind at the time.

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  4. I love everything you've captured! Sounds like it was a wonderful day! I can't wait to take a good long trip to visit the Maine and New England areas....someday :)

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    1. I think you have you hands full in the short term, Megan, but there are lot of great family places to visit in New England. I'm sure you'll love it.

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  5. Got to admit that I have newer actually seen mermaid fenders before. Glad you shared.

    Very jealous that you got to spend time with Flower Jane ... someday, I hope. I think she's on her way to the Big Apple for a celebration this week. Am filled with jealousy!

    Hope things pick up in the house this week.

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    1. I'm sure you two will get a chance to meet at some point. We talked about you--all good stuff! We're your ears burning?

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  6. that darn pheasant would've been the highlight for me --- how BEAUTIFUL!

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    1. Did you see the back of it's next? It was even brighter in person.

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  7. It looks as though you had a great weekend of retail therapy. Congratulations on the permit!

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    1. A little bit, Mark, but more window shopping and sightseeing.

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  8. Three cheers for the building department, so relieved that you got your permit.

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    1. I have to admit, I was a little nervous about the window and door changes in particular but I wasn't asking for a big change so I think they have bigger fish to fry.

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  9. Glad you got your permit and thank you for the tour!
    p.s. Do you need any beans yet??

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    1. No, I'm good. Still a little warm for a nice hot pot of beans.

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  10. Now...how does one get a permit for that golden pheasant....yowser! franki

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    1. I never thought about needed a permit. They said it was from China. I wonder if they make an noise like roosters.

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  11. Amazing photos as usual! You sure do have to seem to have some great shops in your part of the world. Was delighted to see what looks like an Australian flag behind the trophies at Restoration Hardware - our flag is very similar to the New Zealand flag so its hard to tell without seeing all of it. But it makes me feel as though I am on the tour with you and your Friend. What a delight Snug Harbour is and THAT pheasant! My goodness. Best wishes for your reno, I'm positive it will be stunning. Regards, Tricia.

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    1. Thanks, Tricia. I was wondering that was an Australian flag but didn't consider the N.Z. one was so similar. I'm glad you felt you were on the tour. It makes me happy to share my little piece of the world with the rest of the world!

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  12. Great news about the building permit. Go forth and renovate!

    Spud.

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    1. Trying to make up for lost time. Thank you, Spud!

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  13. It's all in the details Steve. I love those stairs too.

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    1. The stairs were in the barn, not really a public part of the farm but I snuck back there to share them. Glad you can appreciate them.

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  14. Hey Steve, you know how I spent my weekend (oh well), but boy, how I'd love to be able to hop on a plane and visit your neck of the woods, maybe with a personalized tour of your favorite antiques shops and garden centers. I could really use a break!
    Claudia
    P.S. Glad you received your permit last week. Progress!

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  15. Congrats on the permits, that must be such a relief now you can move on. That's great that you Shelley and Jane got together! Isn't that cool? When I went to Spain in June and met Alicia from Prunus I was so excited. Really nice tour of Snug Harbor Farm, that pheasant defines the color yellow!

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  16. We had a really nice day. It was fun.

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  17. We had a wonderful day. It's so nice to relive the memories through your pictures.

    Bet you're having fabulous weather now that I've left town....

    xo Jane

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    1. The weather wasn't wonderful but it didn't seem to impede the festivities.

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  18. How cool to actually meet some Blogger friends!
    Sounds like you all had fun.
    I'm a bit of a hermit and a tad anti-social but it would be kinda cool to actually see that my blogger friends exist! LOL!
    Very nice photos, you have such a great eye.
    Of course I LOVE the pheasant. I might "pin" him for inspiration for illustration. :)
    I'm glad your got your permit sooner rather than later.
    I bet your cats will be glad when this adventure is done!

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    1. I'd love to see what you do with the Yellow Golden Pheasant.

      The cats aren't minding the construction at all. They're kind of like "Oh, hammering again?"

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  19. I'm so jealous. You are always at Snug Harbor. Did you pick up any topiaries? BTW, I heard that Bob Withington Antiques is closing up and moving to FL.

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    1. Loi,
      I'm lucky is just over an hour away. Yes, I heard that Withington is closing in November but that he'll still be doing some shows. Not sure if that means Brimfield. I'll see if I can find out.

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  20. What fun. So glad you got out and about!! :)

    xo T.

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  21. Congrats on getting your permits...so glad you were able to meet up with some blogger friends...I bet you had a great time!

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  22. How did I miss this? Great shots as always. Get moving on that kitchen! We are all dying to see it... ;-)

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  23. Yay on the permit! You'll be happier with level floors.

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  24. So glad you got the permits..full steam ahead!! It must be so fun meeting blog buddies...hoping to do so at the High Point Market in October!

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  25. This all says Bowerbird to me! Back soon with the recipe for Pad Thai....

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