Tag Archives: Museums of Old York

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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The Final Countdown

I try not to use song titles as blog titles, but I was born in 1964.  This means I was raised on rock and roll and FM radio.  Petroleum runs through my veins from all those years of cheap energy—racing … 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 Castor Bean Plant

In my first summer at the Secret Garden, one of the gardeners grew a stately ornamental called a “Castor Bean” plant.  The Latin name for this plant is “Ricinus communis” and because these lovely species so enhanced the Secret Garden, … Continue reading

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Talk of The Toile – Steady On

Last night, I visited the Museums of Old York’s 23rd Annual Decorator Show House, located at 19 Harmon Park Road in York Harbor, Maine. The notation “23rd Annual” means “every year for 23 years.” As a former Show House volunteer, … Continue reading

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