Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Staying Homey in Portland, Maine

For the amount that I gush about Vacationland, you'd think I was the Mainer, not Jaisa.  I was up in Portland last weekend and my friend & hostess Bridget was kind enough to take me on a tour of some funky shops in the city.

We started at Z Fabrics.  They're moving in a few weeks to a bigger space, but their small shop is filled to the brim with unique fabrics.  Here's a shot of a few of their laminated cotton options.  I grabbed a yard of the bicycle fabric and I'll be making a makeup bag next week.  

Then we headed down to Blanche & Mimi on Middle Street.  There was an eclectic mix of decor items, kitchen stuff, & baby gifts...

From there, we headed to the water and stumbled into a new card store on the corner of Market & Commercial...

I grabbed a "Goodnight Moon" card for Saturday's baby shower, a 90th birthday card for my grandmother-in-law, and this little guy...

There was a great mix of cards (reasonably priced!) and I think this is my new go-to Maine card shop.

Finally, we stopped into LeRoux Kitchen on Commercial Street.  I was in love immediately.  Maine-made pepper grinders in all of my favorite colors...

...a killer Le Creuset collection...

...and all types of colorful dishes.

I bought only a huge cutting board.  It's seriously a miracle I made it out of there without some serious damage.

When you're in the Forest City, be sure to factor some time in for shopping and stay homey!


  1. what a cute store! I love all of those colorful pepper mills!

  2. I want to go shopping with you! Thanks for stopping by from the Grow Your Blog Hop! Hope to see you back soon!

  3. two places at once.


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