Have I told you how much I love it here? Who knew that living steps away from a historic downtown would be the something that was missing. The intermittent stream of people walking their dogs and the noise from the traffic passing by somehow, it’s all so charming.
I am surrounded by small houses, grand houses, houses from the late 1700’s to the 1950’s. The simplicity of it all. This time of year reminds me of the movie E.T. and the 80’s, and the way life should be. Ghosts and goblins and little kids bursting with excitement over the decorations they just set out.
Maine in October… I am in love.
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone,
Megan Carlsen says
This post makes me think of the movie Hocus Pocus, and I’m loving it!!!
Thanks for sharing Mavis!
What a cute area you live in! That little blue house with the bright red front door is just screaming at me. I have to say, the more “fall” decorating versus the Halloween decorating is more my cup of tea. I hope you will do a similar post closer to Christmas time. I bet it will be spectacular!!
Totally agree…creepy stuff not my thing.
Oh, man! These people go all out! I hope you have enough candy! 🙂
I had a feeling that’s the town you ended up in! It’s a special place, for sure…. our old house is two put together – front part built in 1815, back part 1760 and we are close to town and the water. We also feel fortunate to have moved to such a perfect place, slow and simple.
This makes me want to watch The Trouble With Harry!!
Yes! The Trouble with Harry was my first thought, too;>)
What I love is that so many of these houses have American flags out, along with their decorations. A totally charming pla
JoAnn Young says
I noticed that too! Special seasons but always an American flag.
I’m drooling over these houses! This town sounds amazing.
Evelyn Pace says
WOW me too 🙂 The daughter wants to take me to NYC I said” maybe for Christmas” Now me thinks a trip to Maine in the fall will go on the bucket list. So enjoy your posts.
Maine wins hands down for me over NYC anytime. Actually, most places are better than NYC….!
Just charming! Missing being back east at this time of year.
This gives me lots of inspiration! I think I’ll set up my “scary” people doing yardwork.
WOW what beautiful homes! Can’t wait to see how they decorate for Christmas there. Glad you are enjoying your new life!!
Gorgeous! Do you know yet if your new neighborhood is *the* Trick-or-Treat neighborhood in town? We have friends here in Washington who live on Trick-or-Treat Hill (as it’s lovingly referred to by locals) and they routinely hand out 500-700 pieces of candy depending on weather and if Halloween falls on a weekend or weekday.
As I was looking at your gorgeous photos, I was wondering, “How many PNC HOA rules are being broken in this Mainiac town?”!!!
HOAs are not common in Maine, especially in a neighborhood with older homes. Though if this stretch hasn’t had a home torn down for a business, that’s a lucky thing – it happens all too often.
Maine in October is wonderful – foliage, harvest time, and cooler weather – and it means that the tourist season goes away and the snowbirds flee when those gorgeous leaves fall. Winter’s reduced of population is a bonus, hopefully you like winter, but it looks like you have a nice fireplace in that room you’re painting, for those days when you don’t want to go outside.
So very glad to read that you’re loving your new home town.
I purchased a pair of the Duckfeet shoes Mavis, and I love them. My friend saw them on me today and inquired where she could get a pair. Is your $30.00 off coupon still available? If so, I want to make sure she gets it to use.
Mavis Butterfield says
I just found out they do a Black Friday sale and last year offered 20% off so I would tell her to wait and get them online then. Which style did you get? I love mine too.
I purchased the Jylland. I will tell Cindy about the Black Friday sale. Thank you for the info Mavis.
Anne in VA says
I love that the gorgeous homes have fun decorations. They don’t take themselves too seriously and enjoy the nonsense of Halloween!
Enjoy your new neighborhood. We are all enjoying your exploring!
So pretty! Thanks for sharing!
I wish my neighbor hood decorated like that. I’m the only one with pumpkins outside. I would love living where you are. Hope you post pictures of the houses at Christmas time.
I agree. No one decorates or even trick or treats in our neighborhood. I always light pumpkin lanterns and stuff on Halloween night, but we only have our next door neighbor’s toddlers trick or treating. They trick or treat in another neighborhood and then have our house as the last stop. But, since we only have the two toddlers trick-or-treating, I make them special candy like plane-shaped chocolates, homemade animal crackers, and cake pops. This year, I’m trying to make pretzels decorated like foxes since they love the neighborhood fox.
Ellen Marshall says
I recognize those houses…it’s all so lovely. Glad you are loving it! I live further north, in the Western Foothills- our neighborhoods aren’t quite as grand, but the foliage is spectacular!
I am in LOVE with the “spider house”! Not because of the spiders though, hahahaha. It’s my favorite. I can’t wait to see what they look like at Christmas. Thanks for sharing Mavis!
Your’re moving closer to me all the time! Next fall you will need to take a weekend trip to check out the foliage and potato harvesting. Sadly, today’s rain & wind ended fall foliage season.
Wendy Brown says
I know those houses! I drive by there several times a week. Lovely neighborhood :).
Mavis Butterfield says
Glad you are loving it and it looks like a really nice area.