Want Want Want: Maine Rope Mats

Uh HELL YES for wiping my feet!

I moved to Maine when I was 2, yes 2, wee little years old.  For the die-hards, that means that I’m still ‘from away‘ and that the locale previous to the coast off the Casco Bay area was the San Francisco Bay area is even more offensive.  But to me it makes no difference since I don’t remember those beautiful, sunny, avocado-tree laden hills of the California coastline.  Mmm free avocados…  All I remember is growing up in the manic depressive, muggy and humid then snowy and blisteringly cold, climate up here: Down East.

When my aunt and her brood moved to Maine they were even more enthusiastic about adopting the state than we were:  within years her eldest son was a lobsterman off the waters of Isle au Haut.  So I use that cred every now and again to convince non-believers of my truly rural status despite my urban origins.

Even more cred to my cred would be if I had one of these awesome, recycled Maine Rope Mats from Cox Pond in South Berwick, ME.  As you know, I’ve got a weak spot for ‘things made from other things.’  I also hate throwing away bottle caps, cardboard boxes and really anything that could be used for something other than clogging up land fills and chomping up energy at the recycling facility before its time.  That’s why I double-love these mats.  Check ’em out here!

Lobstercentric Home Decor that isn't cheesy...

 

A Week in Favorites: I’m a Drug Addled Hippie

Etsy has the charming feature of making something ‘a favorite.’  Which isn’t always favorite so much as it is ‘neat’ or ‘memorable’ or ‘something someone I know would like.’  But it does have the benefit of being basically a photographic memory version of window shopping, so no one’s complaining here (unlike usual!)

I’ve picked some of my favorite ‘favorites’ this week and the prognosis isn’t good:  somehow I’m reverting back to 16-year-old patchy-pants, long-hair, patchouli-princess Audrey.  Oh well, what the hell — here goes nothing:  (click on the images to view the shops/listings)

Vintage Poppy Embroidered Throw Pillow from kaftansarafan

Ooh-la-la.  The haze of an opium daze never looked so stylish!  I’m mostly in love with this because of the color combination, but there’s a counter culture wannabe in me that just can’t resist poppies in any form.

Hippie Chic Long Sleeve Vintage Dress from OhSweetJosephine

Here’s a number.  A large number.  Of flowers.  Although I’m not normally an elastic neckline kinda girl I’ll totally take it with this listing.

Vintage Rhinestone Butterfly Brooch from OhSweetJosephine

OhSweetJosephine is 2 for 2!  If you didn’t take mushrooms before you hallucinated this rhinestone brooch it’s high time for a schizophrenia screening.  Speaking of mushrooms…

Zen Girl by elsita

 This here’s my favorite favorite from this week.  Look at how happy she is!  It’s probably because her hairdo is so cute.