Decorating & Design

September 19, 2012

Antiquing In Maine

I know fall is basically upon us, but I’m still finding it hard to let go of summer. My favourite part of the summer is definitely our family’s annual trip to the coast of Maine. One of the best discoveries down there this year was a neat new store in the tiny village of Cape Porpoise (a few minutes drive northeast of Kennebunkport). Cape Porpoise Outfitters is the name of the store and it’s home is an amazing red barn — apparently an old livery stable. The owner, Jared Paul Stern, has definitely brought a large dose of cool into this sleepy little village, selling antiques like vintage signs and watches, leather armchairs, old books (on subjects like James Bond, Steve McQueen, sailing, antique cars) and of course lots of interesting items with nautical references. It all feels very preppy, but with a bit of a New York edge. Can’t wait to go back next summer!

(The store is located at 8 Langsford Road, which is just off the main drag in Cape Porpoise.)

For more antiquing adventures, see Morgan Michener’s blog post on East Coast Antiquing and Reiko Caron’s blog post on Quebec.

Photo credits:
1-4. Sally Armstrong