My Summertime Snapshots

Hello Friends!! And Happy Summer!

It has been a busy and exciting time for me, with just getting back in town after two weeks up in Maine--a mix of work, as well as time vacationing with my family (it was heaven!), as well as touring some neat potential project houses, including a gorgeous but dilapidated historic home that just captured my heart...

So, as you can probably imagine, I have been taking a lot of photos and I would love to share some of my favorites with you this week:

 

While I was in Maine, the peonies were in full bloom. So beautiful! Here I gathered them in a deep blue antique vase we purchased the day before--the perfect compliment to finish the cottage's sitting room. Can't wait to show you the rest of the space in the coming weeks.

I'm always glad when someone takes an interest in my work. Hathaway the Cat thought that I was bored and needed company as I was photographing the porch of the Maine cottage. :)

Here's a quieter corner of the porch that Hathaway hadn't brought his lively fun to...yet. 

In another historic house closer to home--one that hasn't been as well loved in the recent past--I snapped these photos.

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This old beauty is a potential project house, and I am hoping we get to show her some love soon...

An old nursery, complete with vintage wallpaper and mothballed fireplace. One of many sad but beautiful rooms in this lovely old house. 

And, of course, we had our family vacation! So wonderful and always so restorative to be together in our cozy rental cottage up in Maine...

Hope your summer is off to a great start, too! 

Blessings, dear friends!