After our first road trip stop at Antiques on Nine my mother and I visited Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunkport. Walking onto the farm feels like discovering a portal to another world. The property is immaculately maintained with bountiful plantings as far as the eye can see. At the front of the property is a small cart with local vegetables and tables full of flowers and plants. Inside the barn we found a long table spread with samples of homemade cheeses, toasted bread, desserts and fruit flavored champagnes. As if we weren’t already in heaven, the farmhouse is a sprawling store of the most beautifully selected home wares, cookbooks, and gifts.
On the day we stopped by, we happened upon a reception showcasing a stunning collection of handmade ceramics filled with fresh cut flowers. My mother and I had the pleasure of personally meeting the amazingly talented Connecticut-based potter, Frances Palmer. Keep your eye out for another post featuring Frances and her work on Sea Salt + Chambray soon!
Continuing our meandering stroll to the backyard we discovered a large coop of exotic birds, unique chickens and roosters, and a paddock of miniature horses. Past the animals, inside the four large greenhouses, were exquisite topiaries, succulents, herbs and ferns.
It took me hours to review all the photos I took during our trip, but here is a pared down collection of my favorite shots. If you ever find yourself in Maine, I highly recommend making time to visit Snug Harbor Farm. You will most definitely leave inspired and possibly toting a few succulents, like me.
Here’s to the beautiful green spaces that keep us vital! Hayley