8.6.11

MAINE, PART II: BAR HARBOR

















The two nights we had in Bar Harbor we spent at Canterbury Cottage, a small, sweet, four room B&B on a quiet street populated by three more B&B's (if it ain't broke...) I'd be lying if I said I didn't choose the place, and our room, for the wallpaper. I mean, it got really great reviews on Tripadvisor too, but holy hell that wallpaper...

There are definitely advantages to visiting a town like Bar Harbor just before the season starts: lodging costs significantly less, restaurants range from peaceful to deserted, and there are few crowds to contend with. The downside is that many of the places we hoped to visit, in particular a couple of renowned lobster pounds and the antique stores in nearby Bernard, weren't open for at least another week yet. We did have enormously delicious wild blueberry pancakes at Café This Way, where the walls next to our table were lined with beautiful old books. I was sad that I had missed my chance to snap the requisite buoy shot, not having the guts to make Alex pull over when we passed the Maine-ly Maine Gift Shop, until we spied this fence-ful next door to an antique shop along Route 1 on our way out of town. Buuuuuoy oh buoy (had to.)

15 comments:

kellie said...

Good god, that wallpaper is unbelievable!

Ringo, have a banana! said...

I know right??? I've seen few finer. It was all I could do to resist taking a chunk of it home with me...

kellie said...

you should have! maybe a spot behind a picture/dresser?

Joy said...

More excellent photos from Maine! I love this!

Kate said...

I want that wallpaper! It looks like a lovely trip.

Emlyn said...

Ah Maine. Your photos have me wishing I could go back there right now! Also, that might be the most amazing wallpaper I have ever seen.

Milly said...

That wallpaper is AWESOME! Looks like a lovely break as well.x

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Sweet Harvest Moon said...

LOVE the first picture! Really beautiful!

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AnnaBananaCupcake said...

I would love to stay in a sweet little cottage by the sea. Beautiful photos.
XOXO

lavelle said...

Looks like a great trip - the wallpaper is amazing!

x

Helen said...

That's exactly the kind of decor you want in a B&B

Zoë said...

The wallpaper reminds me of Morris & Co. paper, I'd choose a room for its aesthetic appeal too, especially if the wallpaper was like that. just looking at Kellie's comments above where she says you should have taken a piece from behind a picture or a dresser... fun fact (well, i think so anyway) in the eighteenth century, silk wallpaper was expensive and of course as trends changed the wallpaper was replaced, etc. but to economize, middle class families wouldn't wallpaper behind pictures and their furniture, to give the effect of a fully wallpapered room, without the cost. Gotta give it to those georgians!

celine said...

i love your blazer and that wallpaper is awesome!

Madelene said...

I love the floral wallpaper. One day I want the walls of my bedroom to look something like that. Oh, and Maine - how fascinating. My boyfriend has it as his dream destination, haha..

alexandra grecco said...

oh my! these are just gorgeous ; )


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alexandra