As most of you know, I lived in Maine for a number of years. I still return to the state on a regular basis to visit family and friends. Oh, and to go antiquing!
When I lived in Maine, summer was a sacred time. It literally lasted a mere 8 weeks. Sometimes the summer wouldn’t come with sunshine. Really. It would be warm but misty/foggy. I remember feeling like I was robbed of a real summer whenever we encountered those foggy days. You see, winters in Maine last for so long that these precious 8 weeks are truly a gift. The inclination is to drop everything and be outside.
So in this post, I wanted to share with you some of my Maine summer finds. These are things that I found in Maine that remind me of summer.
First off, this cabinet which I adore, I got from my uncle who lives in Maine. It has the original glass in the doors. I have no idea of its age but I know it is OLD. It has some peeling paint on the top, but I just love it. It is full of character and reminds me of Maine summers.
You can also see all the pottery that I have picked up while in Maine. Most of it is vintage and is made by various makers including McCoy, Hull, Haeger etc. Vintage pottery is so practical. It can be used to help organize items, used as a vase for flowers, or to hold kitchen utensils.
Of course, when I lived in Maine I would spend many hours at the beaches during summer. I kept a bag in my car that was packed with beach essentials like sun screen, towels, sunglasses, flip flops etc. I also always kept a folding chair in the trunk of my car. This allowed me the luxury to sprint off to the beach at a moment’s notice. The beach bag that I used is shown below.
As you can see, this cabinet is also great for storing antique textiles.
With COVID-19 still impacting so many states and travel, I am not sure when I will get to visit Maine again. Definitely no Maine beach trips this summer. Missing the short summer season in Maine definitely makes me sad, almost as if summer will be incomplete.
Still, I have all these Maine summer items to remind me of years past. They also inspire me for my future visits to the state.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Wishing you and your family a safe and wonderful summer.