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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Reader Question: Being a Good Neighbor


An Amalgamation of Several Reader Questions on Being a Good Neighbor:
What are good rules for neighbor etiquette?  How late should a party go on weekdays, weekend, or holidays?  How early can I mow my lawn on Saturday or Sunday, or start construction?  How often should a lawn be mowed at all before it becomes a blight?  For those of us who get newspapers but also go away for weekends, is a three day build up rude?  What is an acceptable use of  radios outdoors?  I hate smelling neighbors fabric softeners, but I don't think anything can be done about that.



Saturday, August 17, 2019

Lambswool + Tattersall

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  • Lotuff Unlined Signature Handbag (No longer available)



Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Reader Questions: Core Items and Favorite Items for Autumn

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Three Reader Questions:
I am curious, with beautiful fall approaching, what the community considers as "musts" for fall?
Dearest Muffy - thank you for your wonderful and soothing blog.   I have a question for the community about the upcoming season, the best time of the year, I think.  What do they consider the basics for a classic Autumn wardrobe to be?  And where does one find such things these days?  
Do your readers have favorite items for this September to November time of year?  Having spent most of my life in the south, I will be heading north for the fall.  Any essential/ favorites for cool to cold weather?



Monday, August 12, 2019

Connecticut, 1960

Photo by My Father

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Question For the Community: How has the way you have exercised changed over time?

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A Question for the Community:
How have the ways you have exercised changed as you aged, from teens to twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, or older?  How has participation in school sports led to other activities over the decades, if at all?

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Late Summer

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Around Towns

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Afternoon Grazing

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Organic green beans from today's CSA...

Reader Question: Clothes to Avoid?


Muffy - another stimulating "Question for the Community" might be: "What would you never, ever wear?"

Monday, August 5, 2019

Herreshoff SPARTAN

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Portland Press Herald: Maine’s 2 major retail outlet towns chart falling sales


Reported in today's Portland Press Herald:
Both Kittery and Freeport have seen sharp sales declines in the past five years... In Freeport, the drop in sales... was... almost 20 percent, from $76 million to $61 million. <https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/04/declining-sales-challenge-maine-outlet-towns/>

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Sorting Out The Chelsea Boots

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Reader Question for the Community: Best British Foods?


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Dear Muffy, 
Here’s a question for the community: 
What kinds of British food, or British food brands, do you prefer and recommend?

Monday, July 29, 2019

Around Town

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Question For the Community: How has the way you have dressed changed over time?


A Question for the Community:
How have the ways you have dressed changed as you aged, from teens to twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, or older?  Which of these changes were driven by easy access, job role, epiphanies, trends, or changes inherent in aging?

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Madras

Photo of My Father in Madras


Childhood's End

Photo by Salt Water New England

Friday, July 26, 2019

Summer Bags

Photos by Salt Water New England
This 2018 canvas tote had a trim that was too dark, so it is spending the month alternating between soaking in the salt water pool and hanging on the fence in the direct sun.  The result is increasingly more of a faded watermelon sort of pink.

Other Summer bags in use:

Around Port Clyde

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The cure for anything...

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"The cure for anything is saltwater - sweat, tears, or the sea." - Isak Dinesen

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Quiet at the Shore Today

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Reader Question: What is the best way to practice a foreign language?


A reader question for the community:
I have been trying to keep up my French through listening to podcasts and watching French news.  How do other people keep their foreign language from atrophying in this day and age, given all of the technology at our fingertips?

Monday, July 22, 2019

Wedgwood Nantucket

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Cordings of Piccadilly House Check Cartridge Bag, Made in England

Photos by Salt Water New England
Obviously this is a cartridge bag and is designed for shooting.   But it also serves as an excellent field bag, particularly good for birding as it can comfortably holds binoculars and field guide for fast access.  Made in England of Scottish tweed, it is offered in the wonderful Cordings House Check.
Shown here with a Cordings Tattersall Shirt and a Cordings Tweed Shooting Waistcoat:
The bag, or its bridle leather counterpart, are perfect for the Glorious Twelfth, just around the corner.