Monday, August 16, 2010


Hello Everyone:)

Hope you are all fabulous!  Don and I got back from a trip to Maine last night. My first time there and it won't be my last. Kennybunk is gorgeous, as are other parts. We went to some Museums, lots of Antique Shops and a couple of Flea Markets.  I thought this was interesting. In Maine, they don't use carts for flea marketing like we do. I had so many funny looks and comments. (Although it may have been the tie dyed dress now that I'm  thinking about it, hmmm) One man saw me and said, "I hope this is not what the future holds for us". LOL, but  I just smiled, strolled along and didn't have to carry a thing. I'll bet I started a trend and people are shopping for their own carts this week;) The people are very friendly in Maine. We met so many and can't wait to go back.

We stopped at a row of Antique Shops and as soon as I saw this shop, I had to going into it first. It's called Queen Anne's Lace.JoAnne Lynch is the owner of it and was the sweetest person.  She was kind enough to let me take some photos. She is the owner of quite a few shops and really has an eye for pretty things. I love the name and her red sign for starters! Look at how cute it is decorated on the outside!

Just look at all of the great treasures she has. Love the green table.

This white dresser was great.

Love the ladders.

It was such a fun place to look around and shop in.  I bought some vintage quilt squares from JoAnne to sew some pillows for Wait until you see them! So if your are ever in Maine, Stop by her adorable little shop at 1755 US Route 1, Wells, Me. 04090 and have a look around. You won't be dissapointed:)

Now one more photo, you will not believe.

LOOK AT THIS HOME!!!! And I wish I could have gotten a picture of the garage. We pulled over to the side of the road to take a very quick photo of it. (I wonder if they would have let me have a look inside:) Kidding!  It had more details than anything I have ever seen. Totally amazing. And the name of this piece of art: THE WEDDING CAKE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!

'Till next time......
~Debra XXX


  1. AWESOME!!! Loved it. Wish I could go there....
    Thanks for sharing your trip and fun and the Wedding Cake!
    And did I tell you I loved your little granddaughter in the last blog!!?? CUTE!!!!!even Hugs to you.

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Maine! Kennybunkport was my favorite stop, Camden a close second! And of course, who doesn't love Bar Harbor?!?! Maine was my all time favorite vacation spot so far!!

    Glad you had fun!

  3. Ok i know i said i was leaving but i had to stop by.
    i have never been to Maine but maybe one day. that shop is adorable...full of charm.
    Saw that Wedding cake house in a book once but never knew it was in Maine....gorgeous but I wouldn't want to paint it:))

    ok going home now!

  4. Thanks for sharing the story about your amazing trip to Maine and the beautiful photos... makes me feel like a Road Trip to Maine now! *wink* Looks like a Heavenly place to shop for vintage Treasures! Smiling about the cart episode... if they don't use carts how on earth do they carry all their 'scores'!?!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  5. Ok I have added that beautiful antique shop to my fall list of road trips ~ thank you!! The Wedding Cake House looks so wonderful ~ that must have been the icing on the cake for your trip...he he!!

  6. Oh my!! The antique shop looks lovely!! But the beautiful!!!

  7. Oh my gosh... when you go back can I go with you? I want to go to Maine SOOOOOOOOOOOO bad!!! And now I HAVE to see the "Wedding Cake House"!!! How GORGEOUS is that?!!?!! Can't wait to see your pillows!!!

    Glad you're home safe and sound... when we leavin' for Maine? hee-hee

    ;-D robelyn

  8. how fun!!! my mom is from maine and i spent ALL my summers and some winters vacationing there until i was about 18. i always got stares from folks and they called me a foreigner when i was a child. go figure. the shopping cart thing doesn't surprise me!! i use one here and still get stares...haha....but I DO LOVE MAINE. lots of great memories and i remember even as a young girl, we ALWAYS hit the good church yardsales and i would found awesome vintage clothes!!! that was in the 70s!!
    glad you enjoyed yourself and the photos said it all.thanks for sharing.
    love that wedding cake house. i need one in my back
    take care

  9. Thanks so much for sharing. I love Maine, too.
    I wish you and your family all the best.

  10. Looks like a place I would like to visit!
    Thanks for the tour!
    Have a great weekend,

  11. That house is amazing Debra! So pretty! I am so glad to hear that you had such a great time in Maine. I would love to see Maine someday. Actually I would like to anyplace in the northeast. It is such a beautiful part of our country.
    Thank you for your sweet message about the tea!