We were invited to our sweet friends, to their home on the lake in Maine.
To stay at their amazing property.
This is one of their guest cottages, who could refuse?
This is the other guest cottage sigh.. I wish I had gotten more pictures inside they are both filled with wonderful antiques, quilts and her needle point pillows and framed pieces. cozy and comfortable.
Again not enough pictures but this is the entrance to her cottage.
Her sweet cottage garden on the side of her house.
Then we were off to the families inn. They do not run it as an inn but they use it as a gathering place for family and friends.
And their annual lobster and clam bake! That is a huge custom
made tray over a fire.
45 minutes later oh boy! it is all cooked in sea weed!
So fresh and tastes like the ocean yummmm.
And lobsters as far as the eye can see soo good.
they were purchased right off the boat that morning.
And yes they provided entertainment too. So fun and wonderful!
I feel very blessed to be included in that wonderful tradition.
Their inn sits right on the lake also. The kids and dogs swam until they were tired. A slight breeze was coming off the lake so it wasn't bad. I did get a chance to float around in the lake before we headed home.
The next day off to a little antiquing.
Is this not a cute idea? you could set plants on the stairs.
And yes I purchased that hanging shelf with the handmade hinges.
My friend bumped into the dealer on our way out of the store and she made me an offer I couldn't pass up.
"It is hotter than the hinges of hell"as my mother would say.
I do not like it one bit! We are not set up for this weather as we do not get much of it. It has been 95 to 100 with humidity so thick you can't breath. I live in NH for a reason. It is not suppose to break until at least Sat.
My daughter is camping nearby so they came for dinner tonight. We made a huge salad with all the fixings and roasted chicken from the deli at the grocery store perfect! we opened a bottle of wine it was heaven having them here.
Have a great week.