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 Series

How to Fold and Display Heirloom Quilts

Displaying Quilts and How to Fold

Guide to caring for heirloom quilts: folding techniques, display ideas, and tips for preserving these cherished pieces of family history….

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. White PetuniasTable…

Little Girl Braiding a Rug

Mother’s Day Reflections on Braiding Rugs

Mother’s Day reflections, a cherished family tradition: braiding rugs. Explore the memories and treasures associated with this heartfelt practice throughout…

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?…

Dog nose and strawberries next to outdoor beverage table.

Small Drink Beverage Table Accent

Looking for outdoor entertaining ideas? Get ready for outdoor entertaining with a charming vintage side table transformed into a drink…

A Shady Solution: Sun Shade Sail Awning

Stay Cool with Sun Shade Sails Awnings

Stay cool in the summer heat with Sun Shade Sails Awnings. Discover these affordable solutions for overheated rooms and outdoor…

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…

Folded Quilts on Coastal vintage style colorful guest bedroom.

Cottage Core Room Ideas for Summer

Learn how to create a charming cottage core room style for your guests this summer with thrifty decorations and beach-inspired…

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…

Coastal Maine Heritage - Embracing My Roots

Coastal Maine Heritage – Embracing My Roots

Let’s Move to Coastal Maine 1920’ishTable of ContentsLet’s Move to Coastal Maine 1920’ishWhat is the Nubble?Coupe’s Gift ShopCoupe’s Lobster Pound…

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…

Antique Pewter Tablescape

Antique Pewter Early American Tablescape

Discover the warmth and aesthetic appeal of antique pewter. Explore tablescape ideas featuring a collection of old American country antiques….

How We Restored Our Aged Cedar Shake Siding

Cedar Shake Shingle Siding Revival

Transform your coastal home with cedar shake shingle siding. Learn how to restore and maintain these classic and long-lasting wood…

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 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 Makeover in Maine,” Country Sampler Magazine

A Vintage Affair

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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