Category Archives: Talk of The Toile

We Saw the Harbor Lights

I’ve written extensively about decorator show houses on this blog and I’ve even bragged that one day I will write the ultimate tome on the topic. Who loves decorator show houses more than me? I’m sorry to say there is … Continue reading

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Talk of the Tuckered

It’s the day after my “milestone” birthday…it must have been all the pie and cake I ate because I woke up from one of those “trying to scream” nightmares, all tuckered out.  If only I had stuck to the saltine … Continue reading

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Shaking the Moxie Maker

Some blog readers might recall that I live on a family compound.  It’s not my family compound, not technically.  But by virtue of growing up in this small town and six degrees of AYUH, I feel like I’m part of … Continue reading

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The Settee

Reggie Black called me on the later side of last night and we had a long chat.  Reggie’s not a “hi, how was your day” kind of conversationalist.  We talked about Maine’s largest ethnic group, the Franco Americans, and my … Continue reading

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The Bag in the Pond

It’s been gloomy here on the blog and sad events have kept me from talking about my new home.  That’s a shame because it’s a wonderful place, only three miles from my parents, Uncle Bob, and The Farm.  I’m right … Continue reading

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My Last Show House

I parked my Jeep in the First Congregational Church parking lot in Kittery Point, Maine.  I walked across the road and took a picture to memorialize my visit. Then I said to myself “this is the last BLEEP show house … Continue reading

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The Little White Halloween Dog

If I rummaged around my spare room long enough, I would find some pictures of my brother and I in our Halloween costumes, getting ready to walk around our neighborhood “Trick or Treating.”  We had a route we always traveled; … Continue reading

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Talk of the Toile – It’s Official

It’s official.  The Boston Red Sox season will end on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Yankee Stadium.  No amount of wishing, hoping, or dreaming will change the fact that the Red Sox are in last place in the American League … Continue reading

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Talk of the Toile – The Bones of It All

The Junior League of Boston orchestrated their last decorator show house in the spring of 2006; since that time, stylish folk and design voyeurs in the greater Boston area have had to satisfy themselves with the lovely little show houses … Continue reading

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Talk of the Toile – Sort Of

I’ve wanted to be a writer for a long time, maybe since I started journal writing in 1974.  I have style guides and writing books; I have friends and family who encourage me.  These friends and family have also given … Continue reading

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