Sunday, November 3, 2019

A Trip To Maine..

I am back walking but what a change, no leaves!
We had a bad storm Thur night and blessings of blessings we did not lose power. 

It is amazing how out of shape I got in that month I have not walked. Or at least the long walks. 

We have had frost and winds but these roses keep on blooming.
They are next to the house but still amazing little roses.

I got this book at our local recycling center, it is 1954 and has lots of newspaper recipes ripped out and stuck in the book. I have agreed to cook for a couple of cookie walks so I am looking for some inspiration. 

We headed to a baby shower in Maine 3 hours away but it took us through a small town called Cornish. I love this little town it has sweet shops and antiques and the best restaurant ever. We had a leisurely lunch and shopped and shopped. Not sure you can see this well but see the witches arms and legs sticking out of the tree?

I am trying to tone down my antique shopping. But at 20 percent off I paid so little for these kid skates...

That screw makes them adjustable. I am going to put festive ribbons on them and hang them on a wreath. Crazy but I love them!

I burn a candle every night after dinner and since I am a former Maine girl I adore the scent of the Maine balsam and now the house smells of the sweet memories of growing up in Maine. 
It was a great trip We stayed with my Aunt and uncle, I saw a few cousins and enjoyed the baby shower. The Mom to be is a Maine State trooper (so is her husband) She came strolling in in a sweet dress and 3 inch heels and as darling as ever.
Have a wonderful week.


Laurie said...

Beautiful photos and a busy happy week , perfect!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Those skates are too cute and will make a wonderful winter decoration!
It sounds like your trip to Maine was great fun. I have never in my life worn 3” heels 🤣🤣🤣

Prims By The Water said...

I so love any pine candle, but alas Bob hates the smell...soI burn them on the weekends when he is at the store. Cute skates and they will look perfect in a wreath. Janice

Hill Top Post said...

I love the Emerson quote. A daily walk is what keeps me going, I think. I am trying not to bring more into our house - not even a rare old antique. Ouch! That's hard!

yaya said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! Next year we're going to Maine and I will remember this town! We have some friends that live in Bath and they have lost power a few times this Fall with the bad storms. Glad you didn't! We had the wind and rain but there's still a few trees left with pretty leaves. Walking is the best. My dog isn't much for walking so we just stroll these days!

Judy said...

I love the smell of Balsam also.
Reminds me of growing up in the country and walks in the nearby woods.

moosecraft said...

Mmmm... it's been awhile since I purchased a scented candle...that Maine Balsam sounds dreamy....

Three Sheep Studio said...

I love finding really old cookbooks ! Yours looks like a gem with newspaper clippings. Obviously it was cherished in its day. Walking is great exercise. Like the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Cathy,
I normally walk every day but was a bit under the weather and missed about 4 days, and today I felt really sore! It doesn't take long to get out of shape, does it?? It really is SO GOOD for you to do on a regular basis, so hopefully, we will both keep it up!!
Love your old cookbook and hope you find the inspiration you are looking for!! The tree with the witch was so cute!!! So happy you had a nice time at the shower and I'm sure that candle smells yummy!!! Enjoy your week!
Heart Hugs~
Julie xo