July 6, 2010

Home Again!

A Fairy Lobster!

If you're lucky enough to live in Maine, is there any other type of fairy? Fortunately, she's way to cute to become an ingredient for . . . . .


Along the way, we spent a gorgeous Maine morning at the Cape Neddick Lighthouse in York, Me. This picturesque lighthouse was built in 1879 and is one of 63 lighthouses along Maine's 5,000 mile coast.

Nubble Lighthouse
York, ME


After a leisurely morning of driving to the beautiful mid-coast town of Damariscotta, we had lunch at King Eiders Pub, a lovely historic tavern (over 100+ years old), followed by a shopping and picture-taking excursion around town.

King Eider Pub


Damariscotta is a sweet little town filled with lots of pretty shops. I couldn't resist snapping a few pics of the local color.

Door Decor 

 And . . .

A few pretty posies!


We also paid a quick visit to one of my daughter's favorite shops, Damariscotta Pottery. This artistic handmade pottery is recognized by it's creative, elegant, colorful and joyful designs. 

 The Studio's Welcome Sign!

A Mug and . . .

A Whole Lot More!

Since one of the predominant colors in today's post is blue, I've got to share these unique swings. My daughter's talented friend, Sarah, has been sewing all through the winter and spring, and has finally opened her own shop in Brunswick. I just love her new space!

Yay, Sarah!!!


Just two more pictures, and I promise you that I'm finished for the day. Whenever someone mentions Maine, thoughts generally turn to lighthouses, the rocky coast and lobsters. My thoughts of Maine are of gorgeous old farms, weathered out buildings, rolling emerald green hills and dewy fields. My thoughts are also filled with that beautiful ephemeral fog that lovingly caresses the morning. 

 A Maine Morning

May your day be filled with color and light!


28 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Terri, what wonderful photos!! It looks as if you had a fantastic time!!

Celeste said...

Wonderful photos. What a beautiful part of the world it is. I'd love to visit there one day. Thanks for sharing.

thekathrynwheel said...

Beautiful photos - looks like you had a great time. If I had a porch, and an occasional bit of warmth over here in England, I would be very tempted by one of those porch swings!

Diane said...

Beautiful photos--wish I could be there!

Rebecca Anthony said...

Wow, what amazing photos! You really captured the essence of Maine(O:

sharon said...

Your pics are really beautiful Terri! Looks like you had a fabulous time!! I can't wait to go!

Kathy said...

I've never been to Maine. Your photos were wonderful and a great way to start my day here in the midwest!

Kathy

Ro Bruhn said...

What gorgeous photos, the pottery studio looks wonderful and the ceramics are delightful. We also have a brunswick here in Victoria, it's very arty and trendy.

~*~Patty said...

ooo it's lovely you're back Terri!
Missed ya, blogland was not the same without you!
Fabulous post and taste of Maine, a place I've always wanted to visit and now see that I really MUST get there some time! I bet it's a lot cooler than down our way too!
Thanks for sharing these beautiful glimpses into your special getaway!
oxo

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Welcome back - missed you! One of the things I like about blogging is I get to see lots of photos of different places. I've been to several parts of New England but haven't made it to Maine - the thought of a BIG lobster makes my mouth drool....

Diana Evans said...

oh wow wow wow!!!!

Welcome Back Terri!!!! your photos are wonderful!!! I love them and that lobster Fairy...what a riot!!!

Glad you had some time to enjoy Maine!!!I want to head there one of these days!!!

I ate two lobsters on the weekend!!! so this post is perfect for me!!!

Hugs
Diana

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You were SO missed. So glad to know you are back safe and sound with lovely photos of your trip. and such colorful photos they are. You did a great job taking pictures of local scenes and that pottery is so, so colorful. Those swings look really comfy, too.

Welcome back and thanks for sharing some of your special vacation moments.

Lori Saul said...

Looks like fun Terri- thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. What a beautiful place- artful and full of history. Good to have you back though!

Amy said...

I love all the nautical stuff..I bet the air was refreshing!!! ahhhhh, such natural beauty..I love the cute little restaurants etc...that is how it is in Door Cty Wisconsin..so pretty. Glad you are home and had a safe trip

susi said...

Your photos are beautiful! I love goggy pix! Glad you had a good time - only made it once to Maine and I was a kid. We were supposed to be on our way to Canada but never made it. Maybe some day...!

Janet Ghio said...

I love the pottery and the lobster fairy--too funny!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hey dear friend! I am in awe of Maine, never been. Such a rich land and history. You made me feel like I was there. I love your birdie below!!! Sooo sweet wish I had a set of plates with them for picnics!!!! You are a joy through and through! Blessings.

Marilyn Rock said...

Welcome Back! Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. Maine IS gorgeous; My husband and I spent a lot of time there. Beautiful photos that you shared with us - thank you! xxoo

sandee said...

Gorgeous photos! Looks like you had an amazing time. We went to Mystic Seaport here in CT last week and I regret not having my camera with me...

peggy gatto said...

Thanks for taking me along!!!
You got some great photos to use in art projects too!

Melissa said...

Looks like a great vacation! Beautiful pics. I've always wanted to visit Maine.....maybe someday....sigh.
Smiles-
Melissa

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Welcome home, Terri! Looks like you had a delightful time. Loved the short tour through this part of the world. I'm with you on the charm of sweet, old towns. How fun to get to see your daughter's friend's shop. Love that entrepreneurial spirit. That pottery was very special as well. It has the flavor of what I think your pottery would be like if you were a ______! What's the right word...a potterist,a potterer?! Also enJOYed those foggy photos...they are awesome. So full of mystique and a special type of beauty. Xo, Sue

Lynn said...

All of your photos are amazing Terri and so full of color, just as your art work is :) Great looking swings Sarah created, I hope she does well. Great to have you back.
Hugs, Lynn

Elizabeth Golden said...

Sounds like a goodtime was had by all. What lovely photos of your trip. I have a warm spot for Maine in my heart. Thanks so much for sharing I felt like I was there.

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Hi Terri - Thanks for sharing your trip photos - I love looking at photos from artists like you - they always seem to have the same elements that I am attracted to and would be inclined to photograph myself!

And that freebie you've posted - is to die for - she'll be busy on my laptop before too long!!

Welcome home - glad you're back!

Ozstuff said...

I had the privilege of spending some time in Maine (and other parts of New England) a few years ago and I loved it, even though I am not a fan of seafood but I do love your whimsical lobster which is never going to be eaten! Thanks so much for sharing your vacation photos with your fellow bloggers. They are beautiful and very nostalgic for me.

Taluula said...

I once spent and hour in Maine as part of an airport/plane transfer for Canada. It was snowing and we had left snow behind in the UK so I was not impressed. Why do I tell you this you wonder! Well, because I have just spent a very enjoyable half hour browsing through what the real Maine has to offer. Thank you so much Terri for this armchair travel around Maine.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Maine is on my lust, I mean list, of places to go,,,I used to sell to a shop in Damarascotta.
That pottery is amazing, how could you not resist a piece!
O-o-o I want to go, now. Get out of this heat.
Great photos Terri!
Love
Marcie