Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Great Races



This is the oldest day-sailing Windjammer Schooner.
At 91 years old she is harbored in Camden Maine.
She is also on the Historic Registry!!!


For me.....
I have been drawn to sailing and riding all my life.
Horses & Great Sailing Ships
have always taken my breath away.


Here in Maine there is much of both!
I look forward to attending horse shows here.
Maybe I will give 'UP & DOWN' horse back riding lessons 
for the timid
and the emotionally challenged.
I could do that!!


I plan on sailing as well,
and getting a small sailing dinghy like the one below.
That is what I learned on when I was 8 years old.


It's not fancy but it will take me to where I want to go.
Away
and alone with nothing but the sound of wind and the sea lapping against the boat.
I could even sail to one of the thousands of tiny islands around the coast of Maine.


Every week there is another sailing race for the 2 & 3 masted schooners.


I am still 'DOWN EAST' { in Maine }
it is paradise with it's mountains, meadows, rivers, lakes and of course the magnificent ocean.

Below there is a video to watch if you are interested.
It will show you how crazy crowded it gets when there is a sailing event here.
Normally....
it is not that maddening here.


You can watch this video taken in Boothbay Harbor

I send all my blogging buddies my love.
It has been a journey up here with my MOM.
But she is starting to recover.

xox


                           
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fried Clams in Port Clyde Maine


It was a rainy and cold day....
I am driving to my favorite spot.




Here we are in Port Clyde.
My favorite general store until 
'Linda Bean' bought it.
{of L.L.Bean Fame}
She has made some changes .....
and who really likes anyone messing with history.


My mom is in that champagne Subaru.
This is Subaru country.


Maine is beautiful even on dreary days.
BTW
This is the place you catch the ferry to go to Mohegan Island.



If it weren't rainy and cold....
we would be sitting here.




Another fantastic dining experience.
Fried Clams!!!

I can't wait to move up here.
I will be up here until July 3rd,
hopefully by them I will have a job and some idea of where I will live.

Pray for me!
please?
*cuz I am scared

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Uptown Studio in Rockland Maine


Tori T.Yattaw - OWNER & ARTIST AT-
The Uptown Studio 
Located @ 
371 Main Street
P.O. Box 1340
Rockland Maine 04841
207.594.1100

This is Tori.
We met over on twitter.....
and I contacted her letting her know I was in Rockland-
and could we meet?
YES!!!

The follow images are of Tori's amazing work.
All images were taken in her charming shop in downtown Rockland Maine.


This amazing swan is made by Tori T. Yattaw.
It is HUGE and beautiful.


This is the front view.


...and the back view too!


Tori made a wedding gown to go with.
It is soooooo fairy tale!! 


The pillows are all hand painted.
{this is my #1}


'Gotta' love the BEE.
Right???


...and CARP or KOI....
I adore.
Tori also has each  of the themes with complete lines of linens
shower curtains, and table runners.
Just ask -
I am sure she can create it.



Tori's totes are fabulous as you will see.







Birdie Ornaments


Glass bird houses that can double for use with tea lights.



Table runner in a peacock theme.


This was the UPTOWN STUDIO'S take on 
Breast Cancer Week.
Love it!!!


Need fabric for a slip seat cushion????
Call Tori.


Adorable kids clothes.


I want a TU TU too.
I wonder if there is a cut off age for wearing a TU TU??



The color of these feathered balls are just yummy!!!!!

So,
What are your thoughts?


Tori T.Yattaw
 -
 OWNER & ARTIST AT-
The Uptown Studio 
Located @ 
371 Main Street
P.O. Box 1340
Rockland Maine 04841
207.594.1100




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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In Camden Maine After Mom's Hip Operation

My first bit of time to myself......

I stood here {and had an ever so naughty smoke}
after having coffee with a few lady acquaintances that I have in Camden.
It was bliss.
I am hoping that if I can pull off moving up here they will develop into deeper friendships


This is the adorable Boynton - McKay Food Co. 
in Camden  Maine.
EST. 1893
Originally it was a drugstore...
take a look at some of the original meds that the restaurant uses for display.
At the bottom of this post I have a link to this shop-
the link takes you to the HISTORY page of their web site.

Yummy Coffee and yummy everything else.
You really never know who you will see here.
This part of Maine is filled with artists & writers.

I haven't had time to post ,
much less leave comments since I have arrived.
I do miss all my blogging friends terribly...
I can not thank you enough for all the words of encouragement
and every other little sweet word left for me in my comments of my last post.
So,
 I am sorry for being such  a blogging SLACKER.
I will try and catch up with my comments....
but everyday brings a new Doctor/Specialists schedule for my mom.
I will try.
I will try.
I will try.


When I got home this afternoon......


Mom made me this blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice-cream.
Mom had picked all the wild blueberries herself last summer to make this amazing cobbler.
I am gaining the weight back that I lost when running
then closing my shop.

No matter how hard and long I walk or hike...
still
I am gaining weight.

Gaining weight is a sure way for me not to feel very good about myself!!!
I have to watch it!

I will be walking every chance I get.
Besides.....you never sweat here!!!
That's how I like working out!!!

Miss you all
XXOO


Images @ Boynton - McKay Food Co. in Camden Maine
opened 1893 {I think}

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Monday, June 4, 2012

The Road To Maine & Mom


I am heading to Maine on Wednesday - June 6th 2012.
My mom has had hip surgery,
 and for those of you who know her....
she is doing great.
Her spirits are up for the first time in a long time.
And I really need to be with her now.
Too many people that I know have lost their mothers 
and do not have the gifted opportunity that I have today.
There will be gratitude in every day that I spend with her.

My heart belongs to Maine in more than just one way.
I love Maine as much as Paris, and as much as NYC.
There is something incredibly mystical about it.
I have tried to put a few images in this post to explain my 
reasons for being 'A MAINIAC.'


The red dot is where I will be.
Mom's place is right on the water.



Camden Maine's harbor and shops.
THE BEST!!!

My favorite fruit.
Blueberry anything....is my favorite.
They grow wild all over mom's property.

Lobster!!!
The first sandwich I will devour!!


I have sailed since I was small 
and have always thought that horses and sailboats were incredibly majestic.




In Maine....
they have 'THE SEA' and it's dramatic,
and takes me to another world.
A Better World.


Maine is 'MOODY'.....


and melancholy.
I fit in perfectly.


While canoeing in back of my mom's house....
I met this guy!


The beauty ranges from this to.....


this.



..and this.



When I am in Maine I am going to decide on whether to move there.
I have always wanted to but was tied to my house and this town.
Now my daughter is all grown.
She is 24.....and on her own journey.

This will begin a new chapter in my life.

Wish me luck!!

Have you been to Maine?
What did you think?

love and kisses - moi




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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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