Guest Picks: Summertime Maine Cabin
These hand-bound books have gorgeous wooden covers made from recycled wood. Full disclosure: My husband's cousin is married to the carpenter who designs their wooden covers. I'd love to have one of these books to record favorite family memories.
Iconic Maine designer Angela Adams designed a collection of trays inspired by her surroundings. I love this seagulls perched on clouds pattern. And that color blue feels like the ocean.
The packaging for these bird calls is so cute, you almost forget they are working (handmade) bird calls. I'd set one on my mantel as decoration.
Nothing says cozy cabin like a plaid wool blanket by Pendleton. You can curl up by a fire on those cool summer evenings.
Most of us need a hot cup of joe in the morning. But when you're off in a cabin in the woods, your nearest coffee shop is probably not close. You can grind your own beans with this old-school grinder that looks like an antique but is totally functional.
If you're looking for flooring that fits that cabin chic style, then hardwood is definitely the way to go. The hand-scraped oak planks look broken-in (in a good way), kind of like your favorite jeans.
The design of this light reminds me of a vintage oil lamp. The wooden base and simple, vintage style would look sweet on a nightstand.
Mountains and water are tied as the most amazing views to see from a cabin perch. I love the mix of bright blues and yellows on this mountain pillow.
This vintage map of Portland, Maine would make a great nautical addition to the wall. I love the pastel colors.
The rope handles on these glass cloches add a nautical style. They're the perfect solution for helping plants handle the elements when the cold weather starts.
Berry picking on a farm is one of my favorite Maine activities. You can wash your berries and store them in these pretty colanders.
If you can't have your own real-life cabin, then you can have a mini wooden cabin all to yourself. And these sweet wooden house candle holders would look fantastic on the table for a dinner party.
Lighthouses are such a prominent part of the New England landscape, especially in Maine. This embroidered lighthouse pillow would look perfect on a window seat or your favorite lounge chair.
The colorful crochet cover on this reclaimed wood stool captures that cozy, handmade style that fits right into a cabin. And simple, light, sturdy furniture is best for a cabin.
My new favorite webshops are inspired by old-school general stores, which sell practical goods (that look good, too.) Here's a handy green Thermos that would be great to have on hand for a picnic.
I wouldn't normally connect "cabin" with "chandelier." But in this case, a chandelier made with vintage canning jars, I think this handmade light fixture is a perfect fit for that cabin style.
This reclaimed wood frame comes from one of my favorite Etsy shops. I'd frame a photograph — or a colorful print — to balance the rustic wood frame.
These wing canisters are a modern twist on vintage ceramic containers. Any cabin has to have a safe place to store baking supplies, so no uninvited pests get into your sugar and flour.
Grilling is a big part of our summertime trips in Maine. Here's a tool to mark your initials on steaks and burgers — for a fancy spin on grill night.Next: 5 Modern Cabins Across the U.S.
Nothing says Maine like a vintage whale. I'd add this reclaimed metal whale to my coffee table, or as a paperweight on my desk.