Since my post on the color orange last week was well received, I decided to do another color post this week on the color blue. When asked, about 60% of people will respond that their favorite color is blue. The color is classic and timeless. Blue is also restful and calming and has the ability to soothe and improve your mood. By simply looking at the color blue, your blood pressure lowers and your heart rate slows down. No wonder it's such a great choice for bedrooms. However, blue can be used in any room and given its vast range of shades and hues, it easy to combine with other colors. I know that I will be using blue somewhere in my apartment.
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This summer was full of lively weekend outings in Maine, including an especially satisfying visit to the Ellsworth Antique Show, the oldest running antiques show in the country. It has occurred annually since 1937 in several different locations in Maine, but for the past four years it has been hosted by the Woodlawn Estate, a historic house museum and public park. With its own rich history, it is the perfect site for the show.
The show itself is owned and organized by the antique vendors who exhibit, twelve of whom are based in Maine and the other fifteen from up and down the east coast, including New York. Ticket holders can expect to see "fine examples of American and English furniture and accessories, American paintings and watercolors, quilts, prints, rare books, ceramics, folk art, silver, jewelry, and oriental rugs." You can also anticipate having wonderful conversations with some of the finest, most knowledgeable antique dealers in the country.
Martha and I look forward to this show every summer, and now that it's come and gone I cannot wait for the next one. By then my apartment should be nearing completion and I can really focus on finding pieces at the show to accessorize my home - after all, the lessons are in the details.
The Woodlawn Museum and Estate
19 Black House Dr
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207 667 8671
George Subkoff, www.subkoffantiques.com
The Barometer Shop, www.barometershop.net
W.M. Schwind, Jr. Antiques, www.schwind-antiques.com
Fiske & Freeman, fiskeandfreeman.com
Greg Nanamura, www.gregnanamura.com