Thursday, August 30, 2012

Summer Escapes: Dreamy Maine Cottage

With the last long weekend of summer upon us, my thoughts have turned to getting away. Although we have family in Maine, our only visits so far have been day trips from Boston. But after spying this sweet summer rental from Sesame and Lilies owners Diane and Jay Speakerman, I'm already dreaming of a longer visit next summer.

All photos from Sesame and Lilies

Rice Cottage has been in Jay Speakerman's family since 1847. The couple transformed it into a summer rental, adding all of the ease and elegance of Sesame and Lilies signature style. Vintage wallpapers provide the perfect backdrops for Diane's favorite rustic antiques and natural curiosities.

The Southwest Harbor cottage is available for rent between May and October.  You'll find more information in this Country Living article and on the Sesame and Lilies site.

Are you off to anywhere special this weekend or escaping to your own backyard?

See you next week! XO


  1. sitting in class right now looking at this and I would LOVE to be there!

  2. This looks so lovely! I loved Maine when I visited. There is just something more "American" abou the NE if that makes sense! We'll be enjoying our backyard this weekend, a few BBQs, etc. before the big back to school rush next week. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Jeanne! :)

  3. what dreamy quiet hues!

    staying put since we have been away. but lounging poolside is in the forecast.

    maine is on my someday list.



  4. What a lovely cottage, in a perfect setting.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,

  5. Jeanne-
    This is such a quaint and happy place. I could spend a month here taking in the surroundings. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. I'm going straight over to look at Summer rentals. I've been in hot North Carolina way too much this Summer dealing with house repairs! My perfect Saturday today--still in PJ's catching up on blogs!

  7. I have not been to Maine and this looks like a wonderful getaway spot!

    Thank you so much for my birthday and well wishes Jeanne!!

    Art by Karena

  8. This looks so charming! I am addicted to my own little slice of Maine heaven that I visit each summer for even just a few days!

  9. Looks like the perfect place to celebrate the end of summer... much like where we were this past weekend. Happy September, Jeanne!
    C + C



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