Visiting Yarmouth, Maine

O’Half and I — away we went to Yarmouth, Maine! It’s about a seven hour
trip.  And we took Woody! 

It’s a charming little town with a real main street–including an antique shop
that has buttons!! I bought a few . . . Thank you, Verna!

Some buttons from Maine including two Paris backs, two wooden buttons, decorated MOPs, etc ©booksandbuttons

Some buttons from Maine including two Paris backs, two wooden buttons, decorated MOPs, etc
©booksandbuttons

 

two wooden buttons: sailboat on left; man pullling a large dog in black--myth? ©booksandbuttons

two wooden buttons: sailboat on left; man pullling a large dog in black–myth? ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verna's Antique Shop in Yarmouth ME

Verna’s Antique Shop in Yarmouth ME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

as well as this fine old hat box from Shepard’s Dept store in Providence RI. I
love it!!!

Old red hatbox from Shepard's Dept Store, Providence RI ©booksandbuttons

Old red hatbox from Shepard’s Dept Store, Providence RI ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we visited the the Royal River Book Shop across the street  and bought my summer reading “real” read—-Don Quixote …..

It looks pretty terrorizing, but it’s a nice edition and
falls open easily and STAYS open while you juggle the snacks you’re eating.  I once
read a piece about books that must be read in a lifetime and — I’m not kidding —
the author suggested an ABRIDGED version of the fine old classic!  Not for me!
But you may hear me regretting it later in July . . .

If you can believe it, there is another wonderful book shop in nearby Freeport (yes,
L.L.Bean territory).  This one’s a used book shop–called Two Brothers or sometimes
Freeport Book Shop. We loved it! I found a plum there that I’ll report on shortly–illus
by Gluyas Williams!

Two Brothers Book Shop in Freeport ME ©booksandbuttons

Two Brothers Book Shop in Freeport ME ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown Yarmouth has its own fancy pizza restaurant–Otto’s (or Handy’s) and we
enjoyed dinner there one night. And had a Mother’s Day Brunch at Royal River Grill House in town by the water.

 

Our son-in-law gave us grand auto tours of the nearby peninsulas and islands. Do you know the Cribstone Bridge on Bailey’s Island? One of a kind with huge chunks of granite crisscrossed for a bridge base that has withstood mighty Maine storms for years. You can
check it out online . . .

Cribstone Bridge at Bailey's Island Maine

Cribstone Bridge at Bailey’s Island Maine

 

 

 

coastal Maine, lobster traps

coastal Maine, lobster traps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in all, the Yarmouth area has a lot to see—and so easy to see it.  And this wasn’t even in the summertime. We’ll go back!

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