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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Windowsills





As I walked through our little cottage this morning, I realized how the windowsills change according to season.


Garlic scapes. I love them both for cooking and for their elegant poses, like ballet dancers on stage.


From our walk with Sue and Joe on their favorite beach.


Make a wish.


Sand dollars from Sandy Cove.


Heart rocks from my walks along our shore.

Joys!

P.S.

Nothing fancy or long this time, but I did want to say hello to all of you who have written. We are in the throes of a major remodeling (do-it-yourself) project right now, and I promise to post photos and information as soon as we're finished. We are opening "COMFORT FOUND-Literary Lodging" on the top floor of our historic, three story building in the heart of downtown Damariscotta, Maine.


A view of downtown Damariscotta.

Ever yearned for a charming and homey place to stay in the middle of one of the best villages ever? We'll soon be able to offer it for weekend and weekly rentals. You'll love it. Bookcases groaning with select offerings, cloud-soft beds, cozy furniture, and a view, both front and back, of the Damariscotta River and town landing.


Our building is the one with the lights on the right.
The downstairs is occupied by Darling and DeLisle, a gallery of fine studio jewelry and accessories. 

27 comments:

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

so sweet and pretty, love it!

Lori ann said...

Dear Sharon,

Oh those windowsills. My gosh how something so small can say so much, i love your cottage and am so glad you are enjoying all the moments of summer.

Your building looks so warm and cozy. Maine looks like a storybook town!

with love,
lori

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

What a lovely idea! So glad you are bringing it to fruition!

And the garlic scapes on the windowsill are absolutely wonderful.

nocton4 said...

lovely windowsills, such a wonderful way of reflecting the seasons x
am dreaming of flights to come stay at your loveely place, one day xx

Kristina said...

I want to make a reservation right now!!! lol What a charming place to visit and rest your weary head! I love your windowsills!

tamlovesran said...

The window sills are lovely and I hope to visit Maine one day!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Your adornments on your windowsill are so cute :)

What a beautiful building you own! It sounds absolutely lovely! Can't wait to see photos ♥

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

What a beautiful little village! It´s a shame it´s placed on the other side of the big ocean though. I think I would have liked to stay there a weekl or so otherwise.


I too have shells on my windowsills :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Beautiful collections on windowsills!

That is my kind of decorating...personal treasures of nature! I collect heart rocks too!

YES! That's what I was talking about...your new venture having to do with books!! COMFORT FOUND! Oh my! I am sooo there! Sounds like heaven!

happy day friend!

Storybook Woods said...

Akkk I want to go to Maine, you lucky girl. Enjoy for me xoxo Clarice

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i just finished the last of my scapes. they are one of my favorite treats. what a wonderful b&b! who will run it for you when you are gone?

Linda said...

What a fun way to look at windowsills!

Deborah Jeans Dandelion House ~ inspired living said...

Your windowsill scapes remind me of ours in our little summer cottage.... We have a rotating collection of found and painted shells.. just depends on what perfectly simple treasures turn up on our walks, or what art supplies were lugged to the cottage to satisfy a sudden urge to create!

I am intrigued by your new venture...OFCOURSE it has to do with BOOKS!!! Look forward to seeing more of the project!
Happy times in your summer town!
love,
Deb~

Grace Peterson said...

Congratulations, Sharon on your new? business venture. Sounds absolutely wonderful. My fingers are crossed there will be no hammered fingers or pulled muscles, just sweet satisfaction and timely results.

Love your windowsill collections.

Terra said...

Your building and the village are very charming and I look forward to seeing your project progress.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hello to all you visiting friends,

First, I must clarify something in response to Joyce's comment. (October Farm blog) Jeff calls this venture a "B 'n B-Bed, NO Breakfast. Uh uh. This is a two bedroom apartment on the top floor (lots of steps Paris style). It is about 1,000 square feet and furnished with a mixture of antiques and comfortable furniture. Two queen beds with great mattresses, and a full kitchen.

The apartment is in the heart of downtown and only a minute or two walk from the Library, bookstore, some fabulous coffee houses, 7 restaurants, and the Lincoln Theatre, which plays mainstream and art films and has live performances. In short, the town is just the right size and filled with wonderful people.

Joys, now it is off to clean and paint "Comfort Found."

Sharon

lemonverbenalady said...

Can I reserve a space or two?

Janna Qualman said...

They're lovely collections, Sharon! I've never thought to display goodies along the sills, but I may consider.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thea said...

i once had a summer mother's helper job for two weeks in Damariscotta, Maine! Today I'm making a wish on your wishbone picture that i will get back to beautiful Maine soon! Have fun! Seashells Forever! t

Vee said...

Fun windowsills...I'd never heard of garlic scapes, but they look as if one could write a secret message in cursive. All the best to you and Jeff as you prepare this delightful space and much success with it or are you using it more as a guesthouse for summer guests? Damariscotta is such a pretty little town...

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi Vee,

Nope, this is actually a business venture, but of course our family is always welcome as pure guests. Our cottage is tiny without any comfortable space for stay overs.

I'll post photos as we get farther along. Right now things are piled high in one finished room. We're hoping that Jeff will finish the trim in the living room today and we'll be able to wade through the piles and pull things out. It will be fun. We've always wanted to do this type of project.

Love,

s

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi Vee,

Nope, this is actually a business venture, but of course our family is always welcome as pure guests. Our cottage is tiny without any comfortable space for stay overs.

I'll post photos as we get farther along. Right now things are piled high in one finished room. We're hoping that Jeff will finish the trim in the living room today and we'll be able to wade through the piles and pull things out. It will be fun. We've always wanted to do this type of project.

Love,

s

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love the collections on the windowsills! The sand dollars remind me of going to the beach with my grandparents, I was so excited when I found the first whole one.
Your place sounds so wonderful and what a charming town! I'd love to visit Maine one day.

Sunita said...

Sharon, I have to smile about how similar we seem to be. Pretty shells found on strolls on the beach, interesting rocks... yep, they're all here on my windowsill too. Except the garlicscapes, I had no idea about them before but they look so artistic, that I'm intrigued.
And your literary lodging sounds heavenly! Almost makes me wish I was planning to travel in your part of the world just so I could come and stay there :)

One Woman's Journey said...

So happy my new computer is installed and I can catch up on all you share. "I might just make a reservation"
You continue to speak to my heart.
Enjoy "Home".

myfrenchkitchen said...

Isn't a windowsill a wonderful thing?place? I enjoy revelling in yours, since I don't have your beautiful sills. I love those shells and of course those garlic scapes, not to mention the very arty wishing bone...who would've thought a wishing bone could look like that? My wish is(whispering...) that I might one day be able to see this corner of your beloved Maine!
Ronelle

faerwillow said...

~ever so delighted you stumbled upon my blog as now i have found your sweet little place! filled with great beauty and delicious recipes what caught me most is your heart rocks! never have i met another who collects these....when my grandmother passed 8 years ago, i walked outside and found a heart rock on our porch...from that moment on my husband wee little ones and i have been blessed abundantly finding heart rocks wherever we travel...we always say and believe grandma is with us!! be still my heart...your treasures are beautiful...warm wishes and brightest blessings~