When we lose someone we love, we must learn not to live without them but to live with the love they left behind.

Welcome to my first-ever blog series, ” In My Mother’s Maine Home”. A collection of blog posts about my parent’s Coastal Maine home, from its inheritance and restoration to the present day. Organized in chronological order from the present day down to the beginning. Thanks Mom & Dad~

Check out this Coastal Maine Heritage – Embracing My Roots post, too!

In My Mother’s Maine Home

White & Green Rustic Summer Flower Planters Sure To Charm You

White Petunias Antique Arrangement Ideas

Transform your summer flower containers with the timeless beauty of white petunias. Explore rustic and vintage-inspired arrangement ideas. Table of…

Christmas Front Door Tradition 2021

Christmas Front Door Tradition 2021

Three years ago I decided to start a new holiday tradition of decorating our Christmas front door at our home…

Charm Bracelet

Embracing Summer’s End

Embracing summer’s end is always so nostalgic, isn’t it? As I took my last summer walk on the beach before…

Bernese Mountain Dog on Sectional Couch

Cozy Couch Moments

Doesn’t everyone love cozy couch moments? Blankets, pillows, fire in the fireplace, a good book, snack, drink, and a movie?…

Our Summer House Tour

Our Summer House Tour

Today I am so thankful to be joining 30+ extremely talented home decor bloggers in sharing our “Bloggers Summer Best…

Blue and White Cozy Colonial House Design Living Room Sectional

Colonial House Design Living Room

Experience the charm of a Colonial house design living room space in New England, filled with treasured antiques and unique…

Antique Bathroom Accessories

Decorating with Purple Lilac

When I was little, I asked my parents to paint my room the color purple! They did, and I am…

DIY Outdoor Planter Shelf

Outdoor DIY Planter Shelf

After an early and rainy spring day visit to Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunk, Maine, I found the inspiration for…

Thrifting with the Gals

Set the Table in Blue

My favorite color has always been blue! Do you have a favorite color and do you surround yourself with it?…

Timeless Spring Table

How to Style a Timeless Spring Table

Today I am excited to be joining a talented group of bloggers, as we share our collected spring tablescapes with…

Cedar Shake Home in the Snow with Snowshoes on Front Door

Cottage in Maine Snowy Winter Scenes

Step into a winter postcard at our cottage in Maine. Discover the charm of our snow-covered retreat and enjoy the…

Vermont Pottery Imaginative Tablescape in Dining Room

Vermont Pottery Imaginative Tablescape

Discover the beauty of Vermont pottery: Learn how to mix and match handmade pieces to create an imaginative and timeless…

A vase of flowers on a table

Cozy Corner Ideas for Home Fireside

Find inspiration for cozy corner ideas at home with coffee and vintage home accents. Set the perfect scene for a…

A living room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table

Vintage Style Flower Centerpiece

My favorite second-hand shop, The Cottage by the Brook in Walpole, NH, recently reopened, and I was thrilled to stop…

A close up of a bowl of strawberries on a table

A Breakfast Patriotic Alfresco Table

Table of ContentsPatriotic Alfresco TableA Red BucketVintage DishwareSHARE THIS POST TO Patriotic Alfresco Table Welcome to our backyard here in…

A plate of food on a table

Outdoor Teak Table and Centerpiece

Our outdoor teak table is set and I am patiently waiting for friends to be able to gather once again!  I’m dreaming…

A cup of coffee sitting on top of a wooden table

Pewter: Ancient Use and Modern Adoration

“Pewter was used for decorative metal items and tableware in the Ancient World by the Egyptians and later the Romans and came into…

“A Makeover in Maine,” Country Sampler Magazine

Gratefully Vintage

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at annck@dabblinganddecorating.com

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