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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

This past week, I spent 4 glorious days on the Maine coast with my dear Maman. 
Boothbay Harbor is where I spent many a summer day with my family....a most special haven for my beloved father.

This enchanting stone chapel was built in 1917 in memory of a woman who lived at Ocean Point.

We stopped to say a prayer for my father.... 

....to remember him....

....and the precious time we had with him.


No excursion would be complete without picking up a few new "threads"....

...this blouse is just so sweet...

...look at the lace detail....

...and I just loved the name on the tag...

And this one was too lovely to leave behind....
...more delicate lace detailing....

I also picked up a hat for those hot summer days.....

...and a scarf for those cool summer nights.

I brought this gorgeous necklace with me...

...made by one very talented friend.

(I'll "introduce" you to her once I help her get her ETSY shop up and running!)

And here are a few bijoux that I just couldn't leave in Maine...

Last, but not least, let me introduce you to....
...."Ma Petite Maman" (isn't she sweet?).

See you on White Wednesday where I'll share all of my seaside "finds."


  1. sounds wonderful and the weather looks like it was meant for me to live there :)


  2. Visiting your blog makes my day !! I love the detail of the tag.It is so very sweet. The necklace is absolutely beautiful !!!! Love it !! I enjoy the pics. it a change for me to see how much green there us out here considering living in the west here. I still enjoy seeing it Thanks for making the time to share your pics.The pic of you and your Ma Petite Maman is so sweet!! Enjoy your day!!

  3. Ahh... since I am a New England girl, born and raised, it was so fun seeing it through your eyes! I love the lace tops you bought. So sweet and so you! And the "Blessed" charm was a favorite of mine. So nice to meet your maman and I can see by the expression on your faces that you both had such a lovely time!

  4. What a lovely post. It looks like you had a wonderful time with your Mum and your purchases are very pretty. Thanks for sharing.
    Anne xx

  5. I love your goodies Michelle! That necklace is just gorgeous!!

  6. The photos are so lovely, Michelle! Just love your finds, and especially the sweet photo of you and your Mom! So special, and so cute!
    Looking forward to your WW post!

  7. Maine looks such a charming place... loved, loved your finds - the blouses, the necklace, all...and how sweet and nice your mom is!! Surely you enjoy your time!

  8. What a darling pair you are! You certainly found some lovely things. Boothbay Harbor looks lovely too. I'm glad you had a good time!

  9. Michelle, your photos are wonderful ~ what a sweet photo of you with your mom. A visit to Maine is one of my life goals. Made it as far as Vermont once, but no time to go any further that trip. In my mind, there is something very special about Maine ~ I want to be there and experience that feeling.
    The little chapel is SO sweet.
    ♥ audrey

  10. Aren't you and your Mom so cute!! I love Maine too, we were visiting Boothbay Harbor last Fall!
    Went to Portland and Camden...so lovely! A long way from San Diego, though...hoping to visit again in October. ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  11. Dear Michelle, what a fantastic tour you have had, seing your family, and thjo beautiful nature around.
    Amd the blouses you found are so very beautiful, I LOVE them both,sweetie.
    Hugs and love,Dorthe

  12. Beautiful....thanks for sharing all your pictures..and I adore the photo of you and your Petite Maman!

    The lace clothing is as romantic as ever...the had the jewels..everything is so charming. I love your taste, dear bloggy friend!


    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  13. I see some white show outfits!!!
    Love the picture of you two....so beautiful!

  14. What a beautiful place! I'd love to visit Maine some day! Thanks for sharing! Happy August! Marta

  15. I'm catching up on all your recent posts, and WOW! You've been busy, girl! I see where you get your vivacious smile - your Maman is lovely! SO happy that you enjoyed your time in Boothbay with her. You really brought home some spectacular finds from your treasure hunting in Maine - I loved seeing it all in these posts. And your new IH's are AMAZING!!!! I'm not surprised at all that so many are sold already. :)

  16. I love this necklace and I want one! Would you be so kind as to "hook me up" please?

  17. I love this necklace and I want one! Would you be so kind as to "hook me up" please?

    1. hi robin....i went to your profile page but did not see where i could email you. i hope you see this reply. my friend, beth, has not yet opened her ETSY shop but she does sell at a brick n mortar shop here in MA. i would be happy to photograph the necklaces she currently has for sale and put you in touch with her if you are interested in any of them. send an email to me via the link on my sidebar so we may continue this chat.


Taking the time to share your thoughts...your words...and your inspiration fills my soul....Merci.