07.30.15

New England Food Tour

Sometimes you just have to let your eyes feast on food that speaks for itself–here are some recent favorites from travels this week–
Classic lobster boil in West Bath Maineimage1
Lobster Roll (everywhere in Maine) and also excellent at Anthony’s Seafood in Newport RI
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Breakfast hash in Boothbay Harbor Maine at Waves–healthy and delicious veggies scrambled with potatoes and fried eggs nestled beside.
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I love that when they ran out of home fries and a couple other items they just closed their doors for the day. Quintessential New England!

Farm/Sea-to-Table took an upscale turn with roasted blackfish at The Oyster Club in Mystic CT
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Best desserts this week? Creme brûlée at Oyster Club or the handmade coconut/almond/chocolate chip ice cream up in Boothbay Harbor at Downeast Ice Cream Factory. Both amazing choices!
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Oh my, I’m full!

07.27.15

Happy Hunting In Maine

Headed to Maine for my 39th high school reunion hosted by classmate at her”camp”–how fun! Really headed to Maine just for the reunion, but a little hunting is always fun when you’re in a new neck of the woods…

Weren’t we lucky to stumble in to the Boothbay Harbor antiques show? There were some very pricey New England antiques, but we managed to score a few fun Maine finds–
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Classic vintage crate labels for Maine blueberries
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And a gorgeous piece of english ironstone ( we have lots of great pieces at VH) that’s been in a Maine the family for generations–
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I loved these pillows made from antique French matlesse–stuffed with fresh down, and had to bring a few home. Look for some of the at Vintage Home soon!
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And finally, check out this amazing piece of folk art that was actually a huge dollhouse!
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More travels to come! Enough of the “finds!” Next time– “food!”

07.13.15

Finds, Foods, & Fidos

vintage homeWelcome to the Vintage Home Blog–where the focus is mostly on Finds, Foods and Fidos….A glimpse of the Vintage Home backstories…

Here we will just post and posit what strikes our fancy….our lives are pretty much all about our Finds (you know that by now right?),  Food (runs a close second to our finds-obsession), and Fidos (have you met shop-dogs Twinkle and Boo yet?)

So let’s dive in… about Food of course….

We always try to patronize local small businesses (of course) and Thursdays it’s Breakfast for Dinner night at the Redhound Grille in Paoli!  The “Breakfast Salad” was two poached eggs on spinach salad with crispy bacon crumbles and a citrus vinagrette — and it was yummy! It was a little out of my comfort zone, but a total winner!
Hubby had a turkey burger with bacon and fried egg and cheese on top.  What’s not to love? This place is also a great spot for an inexpensive Sunday brunch, and there’s  rarely a wait.

Can’t overindulge too much….gotta be ready for work at Vintage Home tomorrow.  New shipment of cool stuff arriving first thing in the morning, including clocks, mirrors and more.    Woohoo!