Friday, May 28, 2010
Swedish artist Helga Steppan arranged her personal objects by color for her 2008 series, See Through--a chronicle of her persona behind doors and drawers. We paired them with the inside of fruits and vegetables at the Westside Market for an idea of what's behind the "skin."
Thursday, May 27, 2010
A look up towards the sky at the Robinhood Free Meeting House in Georgetown
1835 colonial in Alna, Maine and the birthplace of Edward A. Robinson
Shaker style peg hooks in our room at The Marston House
Posted by Hunters and Gatherers at 10:03 AM
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
It's late, but your first night back in Wiscasset, Maine. Too excited to sleep, you head to Main Street and realize everything is closed at 5pm (give or take an hour)...so you take to peeping in the windows. Here's what you'd find (or at least what we did this past weekend):
The galleries along Route 1, ready for the season
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
While we only experienced "like" in Connecticut, we fell in love in New Hampshire. Our trip to Maine this weekend started with a detour to Chesterfield, NH to see the 1785 colonial we've been eying for months. We have to say, the home did not disappoint--the restoration was impeccable and it felt like walking back in time as we crossed the threshold. From the original 12 over 12 windows and built-ins, to the wide plank floors and aged plaster, we fell in love. Unfortunately, the newly built "colonial" across the street seemed to ruin the facade of this warm, inviting antique home.
Chesterfield, New Hampshire
Upstairs common room (accessed from each bedroom and the back stairwell) with a view of the first and third bedroom doors
Bare "kitchen" off the keeping room (with soapstone sink)...which led to our posts on the perfect antique kitchen
Posted by Hunters and Gatherers at 6:43 AM
Before we talk about our travels this past weekend, we wanted to share a 19th century colonial in New Milford, CT that we saw the weekend before. While it had many original details, we were enamored with the stone foundation and beam construction of the summer kitchen...that, and the perfection of the classic red barn at the back of this three acre property. The house was missing the interior chimney though and the kitchen in the ell needed a lot of updating. This wasn't enough to deter us alone, but we didn't love the location in town where the house was, which felt more suburban than country.
Monday, May 24, 2010
We had an amazing weekend in New Hampshire and Maine--taking in the antiques and history of the region. As a primer to posts about our travels, we wanted to share some age appropriate images we stumbled upon at Design Hole. We love the modern palettes juxtaposed with traditional architecture, and were reminded of the timeless modernity that a portrait has...no matter what the era.
Slim Aarons Jean Serpieris, 1961