Simple, Spiritual, Outdated Living in a Vintage New England Home on the Southern Coast of Maine

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lobster Dinner at the Pine Point Fisherman's Coop, Scarborough, Maine

This is the time of year in Maine when the locals have a few weeks of quiet time to enjoy the summer attractions that remain open after the tourists return home but close up after peak foliage season.

The Fisherman's Coop, est 1976, is open year-round, but there is a most unpretentious "lobster shack" called The Rising Tide serving up fresh lobster that's only open during the summer and early fall. Don't expect anything fancy, but who cares! You have a stunning view of the water, lobster boats and lobtserman in action. 

Late Sunday afternoon I had a Maine lobster dinner and watched a seagull eat a live clam after it dropped it on the ground to crack it open. Lobsterman paddled in and out from their boats and a truck hauled away one of the boats.

Like I said, the restaurant itself is very small and basic, true to "lobster shack chic," but so very satisfying if you love fresh Maine lobster and watching a working waterfront! You can see more views here.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Salad in the Sunroom


I made a salad yesterday evening and had it in my three season sunroom which is usually too hot in the summer; finally the evening temps are cool enough to be comfortable. I draped a vintage Vera linen tablecloth over the wrought iron glass top table I scored at a Prouts Neck estate sale a few years ago (you can see it here). I didn't notice until I sat down that the colors coordinate. 

Pretty settings make good food taste even better. Really!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Maine Cumberland County Fair Est 1868

I was going through my photo archives and rediscovered these pics I took at the Cumberland County Fair seven years ago. I haven't been back since then, but maybe will go this year. I'm really looking forward to Autumn in New England!








Sunday, September 20, 2015

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Groovy Gift Wrap

Some of my vintage late 60 and early 70s gift wrap. I can't pass this stuff up at yard sales!