One of my favorite parts of vacationing in Maine is visiting all the wonderful thrift & antique shops. My husband knows that anytime we visit, we have to carve out a little time to stop at my favorites. In a perfect world, I'd like to browse all these stores before the sun is up, with a great cup of coffee and all the time in the world. But it was our 'date night' so I had to be quick!
Our first stop was at Cattail Farm Antiques in Wells. This store has always been one of my favorites: two floors of unique items, all staged in different "rooms". We debated a few different items to take home, but ended up settling on this great green bird. I'd be lying if I told you that I knew what kind of bird it was. One day I'll look it up! I thought he would be a great summer update to the living room.
Later in the week, we decided to visit a store hidden from the road called Antiques on Nine. Oh my goodness - this is my new favorite store! It's is the perfect mix of old and new, and every display is beautifully staged. From vintage oars to Dash & Albert Rugs, you could browse here for hours. I wish I had taken pictures to share (but my antsy toddler in the parking had me moving fast!). I will definitely take pictures next time! I could have easily spent a thousand dollars in this store, but showed some self-restraint. I did find these authentic buoys - there were at least a hundred to choose from!
I was also able to see the new (to me) Dash & Albert pillows. I had seen them online, but was concerned they wouldn't be soft enough for everyday use on our living room couch. They were amazing! So luxurious, while still looking casual. I will definitely consider them as an update for the couch this fall.
Within minutes of returning home, I added my new purchases on the shelf behind our couch. Seriously! I restyled the shelf before I started to unpack our bags :).
I'm loving these new additions to our living room! Aside from making the room feel a little more summery (just in time for it to end!), they are great little reminders of our time in Maine.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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