After my long weekend break, I find myself reluctantly jumping back in to my daily work routine. I’ve waded through emails, phone messages, blog, Facebook – even visited our 1804 house jobsite to check on the progress of the stair and wall papering. One foot is clearly still back in northern Maine and it won’t be until tomorrow that I‘m fully engaged with work. The weather was perfect and the fishing exceeded my wildest expectations. In my previous post, I said that if I caught a native Brook Trout that I’d share a picture with you. I was able to fool several, including this male in full spawning color. Mother Nature sure knows how to use a paint brush, doesn’t she? The range of tints and hues is staggering!
Fall foliage was just starting to come in to its own. I took these two shoots on the West Branch of the Penobscot River.
Mt. Katahdin in the background.
The swamp maples were in their glory!
At breakfast and at the end of the day, we’d watch pontoon planes transport guides and their sports to remote wilderness lakes.
Our rustic cabin… Life is good!
The weather cooperated on Monday and Sally was able to get the photo shoot of the little summer cottage done. We’re waiting on pins and needles for the proofs! I was especially pleased to hear that she used several custom tote bags from her Olivia Kent business as accessories in the shoot. She put that effort on hold when we shifted gears to focus on residential design. I keep telling her she needs to find a way to resurrect it.
One of Sally’s custom tote bags in my favorite chair.
When I visited the 1804 house jobsite this morning I was thrilled to see that wall paper is hung, light fixtures are all installed, and the stair, with its cherry treads, balustrades and handrail, is beginning to look like a stair. We should have a final cherry finish sample for the stair tonight and staining of stair parts can begin post haste!
Osborne & Little wallpaper detail in the dining room.
A light blue Cowtan & Tout stria in the parlor. The delft tile looks perfect!
And a black Brunschwig & Fils toile paper for the powder room.
The foyer chandelier hangs from the 2nd floor ceiling.
The stair begins to take shape!
I invite you to come see the finished kitchen and 6 other beautiful kitchens in the greater Hamilton/Wenham/Manchester, MA area. The tour is on Saturday, October 15, from 11 – 4. Tickets can be bought online here. Complimentary tickets to the following weekend’s Ellis Boston Antique Show will be available at our kitchen during tour hours.