TYLER WAITING FOR SANTA...HE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO GIVE THOSE REINDEER A CHASE OVER THE YEARS

TYLER WAITING FOR SANTA...HE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO GIVE THOSE REINDEER A CHASE OVER THE YEARS

OUR BACK DOOR GUARD DOGS WITH THEIR HOLIDAY COLLARS ON

OUR BACK DOOR GUARD DOGS WITH THEIR HOLIDAY COLLARS ON

PAINTED SHUTTERS ON THE OLD BRICK HOUSE, OUR NEW HOME

PAINTED SHUTTERS ON THE OLD BRICK HOUSE, OUR NEW HOME

ONE ROOM FINISHED, WELL SORTA?!?!

ONE ROOM FINISHED, WELL SORTA?!?!

IT HASN'T BEEN THE SAME SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE. GO RUN IN THE SKY ANGUS. WE MISS YOU.

IT HASN'T BEEN THE SAME SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE.  GO RUN IN THE SKY ANGUS.  WE MISS YOU.

MY NEW BOOK DUE OUT THIS COMING SPRING

MY NEW BOOK DUE OUT THIS COMING SPRING
I AM CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND ADDING TEXT AND PHOTOS EVERYWHERE ON MY BLOG. TAKE A PEEK AT THE WHOLE BLOG EVERY VISIT AND MAKE SURE TO VISIT MY OLDER POSTS TOO. JUST CLICK ON THE HIGH LIGHTED "OLDER POSTS" AT THE END OF THE BLOG SECTION AND THEY WILL APPEAR. THANKS!




TEDDY BEARS EVERYWHERE

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AND HE HUFFED AND HE PUFFED...OUR NEW RESTORATION PROJECT...JUST GRAND

AND HE HUFFED AND HE PUFFED...OUR NEW RESTORATION PROJECT...JUST GRAND

NEW BEARS ADDED TO MY WEBSITE. CHECK OUT THE CUTIES!

AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE

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IF YOU HAVE TIME, BECOME MY FRIEND ON FACEBOOK!

EVEN MY GREAT NIECE MALORI LOOKS GOOD IN WHITE. WHAT A CUTIE

EVEN MY GREAT NIECE MALORI LOOKS GOOD IN WHITE. WHAT A CUTIE

WEATHERED SHELLS FROM OUR BEACH IN NORTHERN MAINE. WHAT COULD BE BETTER?

WEATHERED SHELLS FROM OUR BEACH IN NORTHERN MAINE. WHAT COULD BE BETTER?

LAYERING ISN'T JUST FOR FABRICS, TRY VERTICAL IRONSTONE PLATES

LAYERING ISN'T JUST FOR FABRICS, TRY VERTICAL IRONSTONE PLATES

SAVE A CHAIR, RIDE A BICYCLE!

SAVE A CHAIR, RIDE A BICYCLE!

ANGUS....TANNING? YOU GOOFY NEWFIE!

ANGUS....TANNING? YOU GOOFY NEWFIE!

WICKED WICKER, EASY ON THE EYE AND GREAT FOR STORAGE!

WICKED WICKER, EASY ON THE EYE AND GREAT FOR STORAGE!

I LOVE OLD PUDDING MOLDS, ESPECIALLY ALL IN A ROW

I LOVE OLD PUDDING MOLDS, ESPECIALLY ALL IN A ROW

THE NEW HOUSE, MORE TO FOLLOW

THE NEW HOUSE, MORE TO FOLLOW

THE PERFECT SUMMER HOUSE READING KNOOK!

THE PERFECT SUMMER HOUSE READING KNOOK!
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THEM. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS MIX STRIPES. THE MORE THERE ARE THE MORE BEAUTIFUL IT BECOMES. IN A WORLD OF LETTERED GRAPHICS STRIPES STILL REMAIN TOP ON MY LIST!

SHIPS IN A BOTTLE, WHO'D A THOUGHT!

SHIPS IN A BOTTLE, WHO'D A THOUGHT!
I JUST LOVE OLD BOTTLES AND OVER THE YEARS HAVE USED THEM OFTEN IN MY DECORATING SCHEMES. SINCE I AM IN MAINE ALOT NOW I THOUGHT HOW COULD I MAKE THOSE OLD BOTTLES FIT IN. WHAT ABOUT SHIPS? PAPER COPIES THAT IS. NOW I FEEL LIKE I HAVE MY OLD BOTTLES WITH ME AND THE OCEAN THEME TOO!



SUMMER HOUSE MASTER BEDROOM, ALMOST READY FOR A NAP!

SUMMER HOUSE MASTER BEDROOM, ALMOST READY FOR A NAP!

OLD MASTERS ART, WE HAD TO HAVE IT...IT JUST ADDS WHIMSEY

OLD MASTERS ART, WE HAD TO HAVE IT...IT JUST ADDS WHIMSEY

ROOSTER 1995-2010 (HIS CHEWING THE CHRISTMAS WRAPPING PAPER RITUAL)

ROOSTER 1995-2010 (HIS CHEWING THE CHRISTMAS WRAPPING PAPER RITUAL)
I REMEMBER BACK IN MID DECEMBER OF 1995, DALE CALLING ME IN TO THE BEDROOM TO WATCH SOMETHING ON TV. I LAYED ACROSS THE BED AS THE VIDEO PLAYED. THERE WAS DALE IN SOMEONES BASEMENT WITH CHILDREN RUNNING ALL AROUND, I'M THINKING WHAT IS THIS ABOUT. IN THE CENTER OF THE ROOM WAS A HUGE BOX WRAPPED IN GREEN, DALE CONTINUED ON IN THE VIDEO SAYING HE WASN'T SURE WHAT TO GET ME FOR CHRISTMAS SO HERE WERE SOME OF MY CHOICES. HE REMOVED THE LID TO THE BOX AND ALL I SAW WERE LITTLE BOBBING GOLDEN RETEIVER HEADS, ALL AS CUTE AS COULD BE. I WAS CONFUSED AS WE HAD DISCUSSED NO MORE DOGS AFTER I LOST MY 17 YEAR OLD GOLDEN PYRITE, WE HAD JUST OPENED A NEW STORE AND OUR LIVES WERE CRAZY AND DALE STILL HAD HIS TWO WOLVES. DALE WOULD PICK EACH PUPPY UP AND SAY NO YOU'RE NOT THE ONE, AND THAT CONTINUED ON FOR FIVE OR SIX PUPPIES AND THEN HE PULLED THIS LITTLE GUY WITH A NAME TAG AS BIG AS HE WAS, THE TAG SAID ROOSTER, DALE STATED THIS IS THE ONE.(I HAD WATCHED A DOG SHOW AND SAW A LITTLE PUG NAMED ROOSTER AND SAID IF I EVER GET ANOTHER DOG I WANT TO NAME HIM ROOSTER, DALE REMEMBERED)SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS WE WENT TO VISIT ROOSTER, HE WAS TO YOUNG TO BRING HOME BEFORE CHRISTMAS. WHEN I MET HIM HE WAS BY HIMSELF PLAYING WITH A RIBBON TOTALLY IGNORING ME AND EVERTHING ELSE. THIS LITTLE GIRL PUPPY THERE WOULD NOT LEAVE ME ALONE, JUMPING AND TUGGING AT ME, I WAS DRAWN TO HER. DALE SAID IF YOU WANT HER INSTEAD WE CAN SWITCH, BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW ROOSTER PICKED US, I DID NOT PICK HIM. WITH THOSE WORDS WE WENT BACK A WEEK LATER AND BROUGHT ROOSTER HOME TO THE FARMHOUSE. HE WAS A BUNDLE OF JOY, VERY INDEPENDENT, BUT STILL LOVING. HE GREW TO BE A EXCELLENT CATCH OF THE TENNIS BALL,AND SNOWBALLS IN THE WINTER TIME, HARDLY EVER MISSING ANY, HE ADORED HIS STUFFED ANIMALS AND ALWAYS HAD ONE IN HIS MOUTH AT ALL TIMES. THEN HE GOT INTERESTED IN ROCKS, THERE WERE ROCKS EVERYWHERE, IN THE HOUSE, ON THE LAWN(SOME THAT WENT THROUGH THE LAWN MOWER AND BROKE WINDOWS). I REMEMBER HIM PUTTING ROCKS ON ANYONES SHOES WHO STOOD STILL LONG ENOUGH, AS HE KNEW THE ROCK WAS GOING TO MOVE WHEN THAT PERSON STEPPED . WHILE RESTORING THE HOUSE HERE HE WOULD PUT ROCKS ON THE BOARDS AS THE CARPENTERS WERE SAWING BECAUSE HE KNEW THEY WOULD MOVE OR FALL SO HE COULD RUSH AND GET THEM. IT WAS HIS LITTLE GAME THAT HE PLAYED BY HIMSELF. HE LOVE A GOOD PARTY AND WAS QUITE THE HOST. EVERY YEAR WE WOULD THROW A SUMMER PARTY WITH A HUNDRED OR SO GUESTS. WE WOULD LET ROOSTER OUT(WITH A HAND WRITTEN NOTE STAPLED TO THE TOP OF HIS COLLAR "I'M NOT ALLOWED TO PLAY WITH ROCKS"). HE WOULD GREET THEM ALL AND HE WOULD COME TO FIND US "OCCASIONALL" TO SEE WHAT WE WERE DOING. WE WOULD GIVE ALL OUR GUEST GLOW NECKLACES TO WEAR AFTER THE SUN SET, BY THE END OF THE EVENING ROOSTER WOULD BE WEARING THIRTY OR SO AROUND HIS NECK AN ALL YOU COULD SEE WAS THIS RAINBOW OF COLOR SWIMMING IN THE POND. I REMEMBER HIM COMING UP TO OUR NEIGHBOR NETTY AT ONE PARTY AND RESTING BESIDE HER WHERE HE JUST FELL ASLEEP IN THE SITTING POSITION NEXT TO HER. HE WAS A LOVER OF ITALIAN FOOD, ANYTHING WITH TOMATOE SAUCE HE ADORED. IF WE LEFT A PIZZA BOX ON THE COUNTER HE WOULD NOT COME TO BED UNTIL WE THREW IT AWAY AND IT WAS OUT OF SITE. HE CHASED THE NEIGHBORS DOG CRICKET HOME EVERY CHANCE HE HAD FOR YEARS. YOU JUST HAD TO SAY THE CRICKET AND HE WOULD START LOOKING FOR HER, I THINK IT REALLY WAS A SILENT CRUSH HE HAD ON HER. AS HE GOT OLDER HIS PERSONALITY WAS GREW EVEN MORE, HE GOT VERY VERBAL IN LETTING US KNOW WHEN HE WAS HUNGRY OR WANTED SOMETHING. I KNOW WHEN WE BOUGHT THE NEW HOUSE IN MAINE I THOUGHT THE TRIPS WOULD BE TOO MUCH FOR THE OLD MAN, BUT WE TOOK HIM AND HE FIT RIGHT IN, EVERY TIME HE WENT BACK HE HAD HIS OWN ADJENDA, JUST AS LONG AS WE WERE THERE HE WAS FINE.I LOVE TELLING THESE STORIES OF ROOSTER BECAUSE I WANT TO KEEP HIS MEMORY ALIVE.HE WAS SPECIAL AND I THANK HIM FOR GIVING FOR FIFTEEN YEARS AND MOST OF ALL CHOOSING US. ROOSTER I LOVE YOU.

A SLIPPED TREASURE

A SLIPPED TREASURE

CALL ME CRAZY BUT I ONLY COLLECT CHIPPED CROCKS, DON'T OVER LOOK THEM, REMEMBER LIFES NOT PERFECT!

CALL ME CRAZY BUT I ONLY COLLECT CHIPPED CROCKS, DON'T OVER LOOK THEM, REMEMBER LIFES NOT PERFECT!

SUMMER HOUSE KEEPSAKES, GRANDMAS BUREAU, A SPECIAL CHIRSTMAS PRESENT, AND SELF PORTRAIT.(SMILE)

SUMMER HOUSE KEEPSAKES, GRANDMAS BUREAU, A SPECIAL CHIRSTMAS PRESENT, AND SELF PORTRAIT.(SMILE)

MY NEW PASSION, ENGLISH TRANSFER WARE

MY NEW PASSION, ENGLISH TRANSFER WARE

TIME TO COOK, DON'T OVER LOOK GOOD REPRODUCTIONS, LIKE THIS WALL CLOCK ($42)!

TIME TO COOK, DON'T OVER LOOK GOOD REPRODUCTIONS, LIKE THIS WALL CLOCK ($42)!

TRY MIXING MERCURY GLASS VOTIVES WITH ANTIQUE ENGLISH CUSTARD CUPS DOWN THE CENTER OF THE TABLE!

TRY MIXING MERCURY GLASS VOTIVES WITH ANTIQUE ENGLISH CUSTARD CUPS DOWN THE CENTER OF THE TABLE!

NEW AND OLD, IT WORKS!

NEW AND OLD, IT WORKS!

GALVANIZED IS GOOD

GALVANIZED IS GOOD
I BOUGHT THIS GALVANIZED METAL CUPBOARD LAST FALL AND IT RESIDES IN THE LIVING ROOM IN SOUTHERN MAINE. IT STANDS ABOUT FIVE FEET TALL AND THE PATINA IS INCREDIBLE. I NEVER KNEW HOW MUCH GRAY AND PALE YELLOW COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER, AND WITH THE TOUCHES OF GREEN IN THE LIVING ROOM IT COULDN'T BE MORE PERFECT. THE CUPBOARD CAME FROM A NAVAL SHIP YARD WHERE THEY USED TO BUILD SHIPS. THIS CUPBOARD WAS HAND MADE AND MOST LIKELY KEPT TOOLS IN IT. WHAT A FIND!





GOOD LUCK ANGELS FROM PARIS

GOOD LUCK ANGELS FROM PARIS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DALE AND YES I'M REALLY THAT BIG!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DALE AND YES I'M REALLY THAT BIG!

"CUSTARD" JUST BORN AND ADOPTED

"CUSTARD" JUST BORN AND ADOPTED

GOOD MORNING MACHIASPORT, MAINE

GOOD MORNING MACHIASPORT, MAINE

NORTHERN MAINE, c 1820

NORTHERN MAINE, c 1820
WE NEVER GET THERE IN THE WINTER, BUT WE DID SPEND ONE CHRISTMAS THERE THE FIRST YEAR WE BOUGHT IT. OUR NEIGHBORS MATT AND CHRISSY WATCH FOR US AND EVEN HANG A WREATH ON THE DOOR EVERY HOLIDAY SEASON. THANKS YOU GUYS!
WE LOVE OUR HOUSE WAY UP. WE DON'T GET THERE MUCH BUT WHEN WE DO IT IS WONDERFUL. I HAVE ALL MY FAMILY PRIMITIVE ANTIQUES HERE. I STILL LOVE PRIMITIVES AND THEY REALLY FIT HERE SINCE THE HOUSE IS ALL ORIGINAL AND UNTOUCHED, LIKE WALKING BACK IN TIME. WHAT A FIND, AND ON THE WATER TOO, HOW LUCKY ARE WE. WE TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED.




PLEASE PASS THE SCALLOPS, IT'S DINNER TIME

PLEASE PASS THE SCALLOPS, IT'S DINNER TIME

VIEW FROM HOUSE

VIEW FROM HOUSE

SOUTHERN MAINE c1830

SOUTHERN MAINE c1830
SITTING WAY UP ON A HILL AND BUILT IN 1830 ON A HUGE GRANITE BOULDER SITS OUR LITTLE ANTIQUE CAPE HOUSE. A STONE WALK WAY LEADS YOU FROM THE DRIVE UP AND UP AND STILL UP TILL YOU GET THERE. A VERY PRIVATE SETTING WITH NO NEIGHBORS, JUST QUIET WOODS AND ONLY TEN MINUTES FROM THE BEACH. YOU WONDER WHY WE SPEND SO MUCH TIME THERE, IT'S LIKE LIVING IN A TREE HOUSE.





BAA BAA SHEEPY!

BAA BAA SHEEPY!
OIL ON CANVAS AT COLUMBARY HOUSE, MAINE

ROCK, SCISSORS, PAPER

ROCK, SCISSORS, PAPER

ROUND AND ROUND

ROUND AND ROUND

THE PATH TO THE OCEAN, SMELL THOSE ROSES

THE PATH TO THE OCEAN, SMELL THOSE ROSES

SNOOZE, I'M ALL ABOUT PILLOWS, DOWN WHAT ELSE!

SNOOZE, I'M ALL ABOUT PILLOWS, DOWN WHAT ELSE!

UP UP AND AWAY

UP UP AND AWAY
YES, IT'S PREWASHED PAINTERS CLOTH FROM THE HARDWARE STORE. THE MORE IT GETS WASHED THE BETTER IT FEELS. THE MORE WRINKLES JUST ADD TO THAT COMFY LOOK. HEY HAVING A SUMMER HOUSE BY THE BEACH WE HAVE MANY GUESTS, YOU COULD SAY A REVOLVING DOOR, AND WITH THREE LARGE DOGS WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET. SO GO AHEAD PUT YOUR FEET UP, I DARE YOU!




SHELL SHOCK, BUT PRETTY ON THE WINDOW SILL

SHELL SHOCK, BUT PRETTY ON THE WINDOW SILL

GRAY SKIES, GRAY CHAIRS

GRAY SKIES, GRAY CHAIRS
I BOUGHT THESE CHAIRS LAST SUMMER. THEY ARE REPRODUCTION CHIPPENDALE AND WERE A FORMAL DARK MAHOGANY IN COLOR WITH TAPESTRY SEATS. THAT DIDN'T WORK FOR ME BUT I DID SEE THROUGH ALL THAT AND KNEW THEY WOULD BE GREAT DINING ROOM CHAIRS IN SOUTHERN MAINE. WITH A ROUGH SAND I PAINTED THEM GRAY, ONLY ONE THICK COAT AND WHEN DRY SANDED AREAS WHERE WORNS AREAS WOULD BE. THE FINISHING TOUCH IS FRENCH LINEN ON THE CHAIR SEATS, JUST STAPLED ON. I BOUGHT THIS SET OF SIX CHAIRS FOR ABOUT FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS AND SINCE HAVE SEEN SIMILAR CHAIRS IN UPSCALE SHOPS FOR THREE HUNDRED A CHAIR. I GUESS WHAT I'M SAYING IS, DON'T OVER LOOK THE OBVIOUS, ITS USUALLY RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. DON'T LET IT BITE YOU!



KNOCK KNOCK, WHO'S THERE?

KNOCK KNOCK, WHO'S THERE?
I LOVE THIS OLD APPLE GREEN DOOR. IT WAS THE DECIDING FACTOR FOR THE SUMMER HOUSE'S LIVING ROOM COLOR SCHEME. JUST LEANED AGAINST THE WALL WITH AN OLD HALF ROUND WINDOW LOUVER ATTACHED TO ITS TOP, IT MAKES QUITE A STATEMENT, AND A GOOD PLACE TO HANG MORE ART. BE WHIMSICAL WITH YOUR DECORATING, NOTHING IS WRITTEN IN STONE.



ULITARIAN OR BEAUTIFUL?

ULITARIAN OR BEAUTIFUL?

TEDDY POP ART

TEDDY POP ART

LIFE IS NOT ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORMS TO PASS...IT'S ABOUT LEARNING HOW TO DANCE WITH THE RAIN

LIFE IS NOT ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORMS TO PASS...IT'S ABOUT LEARNING HOW TO DANCE WITH THE RAIN

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
OUR SOUTHERN MAINE HOUSE SITS IN THE WOODS, UP ON TOP OF A HILL AND HAS A LITTLE HIKE UP TO IT.. WE CREATED THIS SWEET SITTING AREA ON THE WAY. THE CHAIRS ARE VINTAGE 1950'S, CROME AND LEATERETTE (YES I LEAVE THEM OUT ALL SUMMER). THE WHITE COLUM CREATES A GREAT FOCAL FROM THE DISTANT AND LETS YOU KNOW YOU ARE HALF WAY THERE. RESTING ON TOP OF IT IS A VINTAGE GLASS FISHERMANS GLOBE. SURROUNDED IN THE SHADE ARE RICH GREEN TONES FROM THE ALWAYS HAPPY HOSTA PLANTS.




GITTY UP!

GITTY UP!
ROCKING HORSES HAVE ALWAYS TUGGED AT MY HEART STRINGS. I HAVE COLLECTED QUITE A FEW OVER THE YEARS. YOU KNOW THE ONES THAT HAVE LOST THEIR PAINT, MANES AND TALES. I LOVE THE STORIES THE HAVE TO TELL. WHAT A GOOD PLACE PLOP AN OCCASIONAL BEAR EVERY NOW AND THEN TOO. I HAVE THEM ON DINING ROOM TABLES, ARMOURS, AND ON THE FLOOR, JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE I CAN FIT ONE. IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO GET ONE OF THESE WONDERFUL FOLK ART HORSES DON'T HESITATE!





LITTLE PAINTNGS ALL IN A ROW

LITTLE PAINTNGS ALL IN A ROW
I PAINTED ALOT OF THESE LITTLE PAINTINGS LAST SUMMER, AND I
THEN THOUGHT NOW WHAT. MY ART IS IN SEVERAL SHOPS AROUND MAINE. BUT I LOVED THESE AND WANTED TO KEEP THEM. I HAD SOME EXTRA WALL SPACE TO FILL SO I JUST HUNG THEM IN A GROUPING, IN A ROW. IT IS VERY EFFECTIVE AND I LOVE THE LOOK. ALL STUDY ON HORIZONS YET DIFFERENT IN COLORS AND MOODS. TRY GROUPING YOUR ART TOGETHER. YOU CAN DO IT BY SUBJECT, BY FRAME STYLE OR COLOR, OR JUST MIX 'EM UP. HAVE FUN WITH IT AND REMEMBER NOT TO TAKE DECORATING TOO SERIOUSLY.




WHITES RIGHT FOR ME, AND THE SEASCAPE MURAL IS JUST DIVINE.

WHITES RIGHT FOR ME, AND THE SEASCAPE MURAL IS JUST DIVINE.
I'M STILL LOVING THOSE WASHED PAINTER CLOTH SLIP COVERS IN THE DEN, JUST TIMELESS. I PAINTED THE MURAL IN THE VERMONT HOUSE JUST AFTER WE FINISHED THE RESTORATION THERE. IT ADDS A LITTLE COLOR AND REMINDS ME WHERE I REALLY LIKE TO BE, BY THE SEA.





A GOOD DAY TO NAP WITH ANGUS, AND YES THOSE ARE MY FEET!

A GOOD DAY TO NAP WITH ANGUS, AND YES THOSE ARE MY FEET!

SHELVES AREN'T JUST FOR BOOKS ANYMORE!

SHELVES AREN'T JUST FOR BOOKS ANYMORE!
WHEN WE BOUGHT OUR NEW HOUSE IN MAINE, I SAW THE WALL OF CUSTOM BOOK SHELVES IN THE LIVINGROOM AND INSTANTLY THOUGHT IRONSTONE PLATES. PLACED BY DIFFERENT SHADES OF MOTTLED WHITES, NO SPECIFIC PLATE DESIGNS, JUST ALL LINED UP IN A ROW, AS A HUGE WORK OF ART. IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I DID LAST SUMMER WHEN WE CLOSED ON THE HOUSE. IT REALLY MAKES A SIMPLE UNCLUTTERED STATEMENT AND IT'S GREAT TO HAVE A COLLECTION THAT IS DEAR TO ME CLOSE BY AND IN SIGHT.




MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL
I ALWAYS LEAN, VERY RARELY HANG A MIRROR ON THE WALL! IT CREATES A MORE OF A CASUAL FEEL AND TENDS TO HAVE A MORE CURRENT LOOK. IN THE FOYER IN VERMONT I HAVE A GOLD GILT MIRROR THAT SCREAMES FORMAL. TO TONE IT DOWN A NOTCH OR TWO I PLACED ONE OF MY OIL PAINTNGS IN THE MIRROR. I JUST LEANED IT AGAINST THE GLASS AND IT STAYED FINE. I LOVE THE LOOK. SO PLAY WITH YOUR OBJECTS, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT CREATE. I HAVEN'T HUNG PAINTINGS ON THE CEILING YET, HUMM, I'LL BE RIGHT BACK!


OHH, BIG BEAR!

OHH, BIG BEAR!
THIS GUY IS ONE OF MY BIGGER BEARS THAT I MAKE. HE IS FROM THE WEATHERED COLLECTION ON MY WEBSITE. QUITE A HANDFUL, BUT A LOVE.



WHERE'S MY BOOK

WHERE'S MY BOOK
SOFT SLIPCOVERS AND COMFY DOWN PILLOWS WELCOME ALL FOR AN AFTERNOON READ AFTER A LONG WALK ON THE BEACH.

PEAK A BOO, BOO BOO!

PEAK A BOO, BOO BOO!

TEXTURE! WELCOME IT

TEXTURE! WELCOME IT

MY SECRET HAUNT, BE THERE OR BE SQUARE

WHEN I'M IN MAINE, NO MATTER WHAT SEASON, YOU CAN MOST LIKELY, ON ANY GIVEN DAY, FIND ME AT COLUMBARY HOUSE ANTIQUES IN CAPE NEDDICK ON ROUTE ONE. THE PLACE IS BRIMMING WITH GREAT ANTIQUES AT GREAT PRICES. THE MAIN HOUSE HAS A STUNNING COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE ART, ANTIQUE FURNITURE, SMALLS, AND DECORATING ITEMS. THE GROUP SHOP AT THE LITTLE RED BARN HAS OVER 25 DEALERS INCLUDING ME, THAT OFFER GREAT ITEMS FROM FRENCH TO FORMAL, COUNTRY TO COLLECTIBLES, AT REALLY FAIR PRICES. YET ANOTHER BARN ATTACHED TO THE MAIN HOUSE IS OPEN SPRING THRU FALL. IN THERE YOU'LL FIND LARGER FURNTIURE, GARDEN DECOR, AND GREAT ART SURROUNDED BY HAND HEWN BEAMS AND BARN BOARD. DONALD AND JACK ALWAYS HAVE A SMILE ON THEIR FACE AND WILL GLADLY HELP YOU WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE. OVER 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS COLUMBARY HOUSE IS STILL GOING STRONG AND THAT SPEAKS VOLUME. VISIT TODAY! http://www.columbaryhouse.com/



ROOSTER, ROO ROO, PUTEY HEAD, STINKY PANTS, FOR JUST A FEW!

ROOSTER IS OUR OLD MAN. YEP 15 YEARS AGO DALE SURPRISED ME WITH HIM FOR CHRISTMAS. HE'S A GOOD FRIEND AND KEEPER OF THE HOUSES. HE HAS BEEN IN MORE MAGAZINE PUBLICATIONS THAN ME(HE'S QUITE PHOTOGENIC!). I LOVE HIM.

I'M ALL ABOUT BEING EQUAL

I LIKE THINGS IN ORDER. THAT MEANS VISUALLY ALSO. EQUAL SPACING AND OBJECTS ALIKE TELL A HUGE STORY IN ANY ROOM. LESS IS HUGE, WE SHOULD ALL CARRY THAT WITH US. KEEP YOUR HOME SIMPLE AND YOUR LIFE WILL REFLECT THAT ALSO. SO GO HAVE A GARAGE SALE!

PANDA FUNK OR FUNKY PANDA

PANDA FUNK OR FUNKY PANDA

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

ROUND THE GARDEN


ANTIQUE GLASS FISHING BOUYS NOW ARE NOW USED ARTISTICLY AS GARDEN ART AT OUR SOUTHERN MAINE COTTAGE.

SPLISH SPLASH


ANTIQUE WOODEN FRET WORK FROM A PORCH ARE REPURPOSED INTO CRASHING WAVES FOR MY VINTAGE POND BOAT!

UNFRAMED ART...ALWAYS!


LET YOUR ART SPEAK FOR ITSELF...DON'T BE FRAMED BY ANYONE.

Friday, December 17, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE


STLL IN RESTORATION MODE AT THE OLD BRICK HOUSE...JUST A FEW CANDLE LIGHTS IN THE WINDOWS AND SANTAS IN A ROW ON THE FIREPLACE MANTEL...MY NEW BOOK SUMMER HOUSE WILL BE AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST...AND NEW BLOG PHOTOS AND IDEAS TO FOLLOW IN JANUARY...HAPPY HOLIDAYS, TERRY

Friday, September 10, 2010

PROGRESS AT THE NEW "OLD" BRICK HOUSE


SORRY FOR THE DELAY HERE ON MY BLOG, BUT I AM UP TO MY ELBOWS IN OLD HOUSE. I HOPE EVERYONE IS DECORATING TO MAKE THEIR HOME A PLACE OF PEACEFULNESS AND JOY.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

NEW DESIGN BOOK DUE OUT SPRING OF 2011


MY NEW BOOK WILL BE OUT THIS COMING SPRING. IT WILL FEATURE OUR TWO SUMMER HOMES ON THE COAST OF MAINE ALONG WITH OTHER HOMES FROM THE EAST COAST. IT WILL BE THE SAME SIZE AS NEW FARM HOUSE STYLE WHICH WAS RELEASED ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND NOW IS IN ITS FIFTH PRINT AND NOW CARRIED IN ALL THE POTTERY BARN STORES IN THE UNITED STATES.

OLD GLASS FISHERMANS BOUYS, TAKE THE NET OFF, THEY MAKE GREAT ART INDOORS OR OUT. TRY IT !

OLD GLASS FISHERMANS BOUYS, TAKE THE NET OFF, THEY MAKE GREAT ART INDOORS OR OUT. TRY IT !

MY INSPIRATION TO KEEP OIL PAINTING

MY INSPIRATION TO KEEP OIL PAINTING

THE FINISHED PAINTING

THE FINISHED PAINTING

BIG PILLOWS, LITTLE CHAIRS, IT WORKS IN THE GUEST ROOM

BIG PILLOWS, LITTLE CHAIRS, IT WORKS IN THE GUEST ROOM

THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING

THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING
I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING EARLY PUDDING MOLDS FOR YEARS NOW. I HAVE THEM SCATTERED AROUND ALL THE HOUSES. I LOVE THE MOTTLED COLORS OF THE IRONSTONE AND ALSO THE INTERSTING MOLD PATTERNS IN THEIR INTERIORS. I HAVE RABBITS, FROGS, ELEPHANTS, BIRDS, AND FLOWERS JUST TO MENTION A FEW. THEY USUALLY RUN ABOUT $100 HERE IN THE STATES, SO ANYTHING UNDER THAT I GRAB 'EM. THEY LOOK GREAT GROUPED ON MANTLES, IN CUPBARDS, OR EVEN ON WINDOW SILLS ALL LINED UP. START COLLECTING THEM TODAY, YOU WON'T BE SORRY.

BOAT A SHORE!

BOAT A SHORE!
THIS HAND MADE BOAT RESTS ON THE MANTLE IN SOUTHERN MAINE YEAR ROUND. I LOVE THE GREEN ACCENTS ON IT. IT IS JUST AS ENJOYABLE AS IT IS SIMPLE. IT DOESN'T NEED CANDLESTICKS OR PAINTINGS AROUND IT. MY FAVORITE WORD IS "EDIT", EVERYONE SHOULD USE IT.

CHRISTMAS AND IRONSTONE

CHRISTMAS AND IRONSTONE
CHECK OUT MY WHITE WIRE CHRISTMAS TREE. I JUST LOVE IT AND LEAVE IT UP YEAR ROUND IN THE MAINE DINING ROOM. IT'S THE ONLY LIGHT IN THE ROOM!

YES, THE RUMORS ARE TRUE

I'VE HAD A 30 YEAR CRUSH. YEP AND IT'S WITH CHER. I DID THIS PORTRAIT OVER TWENTY YEARS AGO IN PASTELS ON PAPER. I THINK IT WAS FROM THE COVER OF THE "STAR" MAGAZINE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT. YOU'LL FIND HER IN MY IPOD, HANGING ON MY WALL, AND ATTACHED TO MY HEART. IF THE HOUSE WAS BLOWING AWAY, I'D GRAB DALE FIRST, THE DOGS SECOND, AND MY CHER PORTRAIT. NOW YOU KNOW!

THINKS SPRING OR AT LEAST SOMETHING WARMER

I CAN NOT WAIT TO BE OUTSIDE AT MY GARDENING STATION BY THE OLD MILKHOUSE IN VERMONT. YES POTTING PLANTS, CUTTING FLOWERS, SURROUNDED BY ALL THOSE PANTING DOGS. WHERE IS THAT GROUND HOG WHEN YOU NEED HIM! photo by  www.kindraclineff.com

MY CREATIVE SPACE IN VERMONT

MY CREATIVE SPACE IN VERMONT
AND IT'S ALWAY THIS NEAT (YEAH RIGHT)

MARY MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB, THAT TERRY PAINTED

I'VE TRIED SOMETHING NEW AND LOVE IT. YES PAINTING SHEEP IN OIL ON CANVAS. CHECK THEM OUT IF YOU GET A CHANCE. SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT COLUMBARY HOUSE ANTIQUES 207-363-5496. ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE SHOP ARE SOME ONE OF A KIND BEARS MADE JUST FOR COLUMBARY AND SOME RETIRED HAND MADE SANTAS ALSO CRAFTED BY ME.

ARTIST TERRY JOHN WOODS * OIL ON CANVAS * MACHIASPORT MAINE

ARTIST TERRY JOHN WOODS * OIL ON CANVAS * MACHIASPORT MAINE

TRASH OR IS IT TRASHED ART

TRASH OR IS IT TRASHED ART
I LOVE OLD PRINTS AND HAVING WATER DAMAGE OR STAINS HAVE NEVER STOPPED ME FROM BRINGING THEM FORWARD TO BE ENJOYED. THIS PRINT I FOUND IN MAINE FOR A SONG AND A WALTZ AND IS ONE OF FAVORITES TO DATE. PERFECT THINGS ARE BORING, AND WHO WANTS TO BE BORING. NOT ME.



ROW ROW YOUR BOAT

ROW ROW YOUR BOAT
OIL ON CANVA SUMMER 2008

WHO SAID PLAIDS AND STRIPES DON'T MATCH

COLLECT THAT TRANSFER WARE...COLORS, DESIGN, AND SIZE WILL NEVER MATTER...STACK THEM HIGH WITH CONFIDENCE

JUST STACKED...NO ORDER

BOW WOW WOW, BOW WOW WOW

BOW WOW WOW, BOW WOW WOW

GUARD DOG IN OIL

NO ALARM SYSTEM NEEDED IN THE DINING ROOM AT SOUTHERN MAINE. THIS BIG LOVE, WAS RESCUED FROM A THRIFT STORE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND HAS BEEN KNOW TO SCARE OFF EVEN THE SMALLEST MOUSE SEARCHING FOR A MORSEL.

OUR FRONT DOOR VIEW, A PARK PLACE VUE

PINCH ME, PINCH DALE, PINCH ANYONE. WHAT A TREAT EACH DAY WHEN WE LOOK OUT THE WINDOWS FROM OUR DOWN EAST MAINE SUMMER HOUSE, IN NORTHERN MAINE.

ONE OF A KIND TEDDY BEARS

BEARS BEARS BEARS. TWENTY YEARS LATER AND THEY ARE STILL HERE. ALL ONE OF A KIND, HAND DYED AND SOME EVEN DISTRESSED TO LOOK OLD AND WELL LOVED. EVERY HOME NEEDS A TEDDY BEAR IN A CHAIR www.terryjohnwoods.com

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VISUALLY STUNNING....BUT NOT FOR LONG