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A Beautiful Snow Day on the Seacoast

Snow days on the Maine seacoast are just so beautiful! It's a fond remembrance of the storms from my childhood, digging out, and then followed up with a traditional drive to the beaches to watch the surf. Although I did not grow up in this home, it remains special nonetheless. Join me over on the Maine Home Tour page to learn more about our inherited coastal Maine family home.


Out the front door hangs an antique iron pot, which was a favorite of my mother's. The snow eloquently attaches itself to the cedar shake siding that we cleaned and refinished this past summer after 30 years of aging. Join me over on "How We Restored our Aged Cedar Shake Siding" to learn more.



My husband uses my father's old snowblower to plow out the driveway and walkways around the house. My father proudly used this snowblower every year until he was 98 years old! We recently had it serviced and it should last us many more years to come.



The outdoor backyard teak table and chairs, which we enjoy over the summer, is covered in winter's snow from the recent Nor'easter. The snow will actually help the teak turn into a beautiful weathered seacoast gray.



Over the Summer we painted the house trim an Essex Green. I decorated the rustic front door for winter with three wreaths, after finding a photo that my mother had taken during the first year my parents were in their new home. A replica of an old home they built in their 70's called a Raeside-Dame.



Ella, our Bernese Mountain dog carefully supervises it all...



Just the day before the storm, we ordered a cord of firewood and stacked it so we could enjoy it in the fireplace for the remainder of the winter. It's so cozy having a fire in the fireplace while a Nor'easter rages outside!



Snow just makes everything look so beautiful!



The winterberry tree off the sunroom in the backyard is draping with snow.




After digging out, we decided to take a drive around town to see the surf along the beach. However, it started to sleet and the roads were very slippery. It was also high tide and the surf was causing flooding around the town. Definitely, not good for your car! So we captured the video, as best we could and headed back home to start a fire in the fireplace for the remainder of the day!



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Hi, I'm Ann!

Welcome to Dabbling & Decorating, a home & vintage decorating blog.  I luv sharing decorating tips, vintage and thrift store finds, DIY projects, and antiques from winters in Vermont to summers renovating our coastal Maine family home. And our berner, Ella who pops in from time to time...  I'm so thrilled you stopped by today and hope you will become a regular here at Dabbling & Decorating! 

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