A few glimpses of Wiscasset, Maine

Stunning bittersweet wreath on the door at Marston House, Wiscasset, Maine.

Stunning bittersweet wreath on the door at Marston House, Wiscasset, Maine.

There’s no rhyme nor reason for what I like to photograph.  Something indicative of the area, something different, something I just have a fondness for with no real explanation behind it.  But passing through Wiscasset, Maine for a couple of hours offered me a chance to grab hold of a few images to share.

Best lobster roll? Must be. Long line wraps all the way around Red's Eats, Wiscasset.

Best lobster roll? Must be.
Long line wraps all the way around Red’s Eats, Wiscasset.

Like this one of the iconic restaurant Red’s Eats.  Written up in just about every magazine that covers local eateries, Red’s Eats has a reputation that any foodie place would envy.  Every time we’ve been to Wiscasset, we see a line wrapped all the way across the front, down the side, and around the back.  And with good reason:  lobster rolls.  To die for.  Some of the best on Route 1.  Or at least that’s what the magazines tell us.

And here’s another cute place, Wiscasset Cottage Antiques. One of many antique shops selling everything from period furniture to folk art to vintage collectibles.  A haven for shoppers and lovers of all things old.

Charming home of Wiscasset Cottage Antiques

Charming home of Wiscasset Cottage Antiques

Inside:  miniature soldiers, draftman’s tools, woodenware.  But outside:  buoys.  Lots and lots of buoys.

Buoys along the fence at Wiscasset Cottage Antiques.

Buoys along the fence at Wiscasset Cottage Antiques.

Now who out there has ever heard of felted dryer balls?  Well, there you go.  Something different, handmade in Wiscasset. And something I just had to take a picture of!

If these work, I need them. If not, they're just cute sitting in a bowl!

If these work, I need them. If not, they’re just cute sitting in a bowl!

And pretty as a picture is this front porch scenario at Marston House where we bought an English skin horse over 20 years ago.  The store was closed the day we passed through on this trip, but I couldn’t help but capture their lovely fall decorations.  And, of course, we’ll have to go back on a day they’re open.  (Not on a Monday, for sure.)

At the end of the day, we took home some raspberry scones and a paper-wrapped bouquet of fresh flowers.  But, alas, I don’t remember the name of the store.  I was just struck by the “I need this” bug.

So, just get to Wiscasset.  You’ll find your own treasures. But come soon.  Some shops and restaurants close for the season by mid-October.  And you won’t want to miss a thing.

–Rusha Sams

 

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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12 Responses to A few glimpses of Wiscasset, Maine

  1. jaybird says:

    I long for a trip to Maine, someday. Those dryer balls are much prettier than the silicone rubber kind I currently use, what a unique shot. I smiled at the thought of lolling on the steps of the closed shops for beautiful photos-worth it:)

  2. kzmcb says:

    Beautiful photos. The door and the buoys are my favorites. They’d make great jigsaws!

  3. Lobster rolls and Raspberry scones— really, really hard to beat. 🙂 –Curt

    • I guess I’ve gained 5 pounds, but it’s hard to say. I walk with my brother-in-law who’s traveling with us every morning. There’s nothing like climbing Maine shores to look at lighthouses to keep those pounds off!

  4. I’ve been by Red’s but never stopped because of the lines. 🙂 Beautiful wreath.

  5. tappjeanne says:

    longing for cool weather in Maine right now – humidity at the beach is oppressive!

  6. dawnkinster says:

    Love the dryer balls, and the fresh flowers. I think I see a couple straw flowers in among the rest. My mom used to grow straw flowers and I had forgotten all about them. Thanks for the memories!

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