Katy Elliott

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Portland, Maine: Folly 101 & Blanche and Mimi Home

Posted on | August 18, 2009 | 5 Comments

Old Port: Portland, Maine

Two of my favorite home stores were both in the Old Port section of Portland. At Folly 101 items are grouped by color. Soaps, linens, and small accessories fill the open air space. I couldn’t leave without buying a set of cotton/linen blend pillowcases for $32. A simple floral eyelet along the edge is totally adorable. How cute are the polka dots pillowcases too? Call the store for ordering info.

Folly 101
101 Exchange St
Portland, ME
(207) 773-5227‎

Folly 101 Portland, Maine

Folly 101 Portland, Maine

Folly 101 Portland, Maine

Down the street from Folly 101 is Blanche and Mimi Home. Beautiful textiles drape over well curated antiques. A nice selection of bedding from Plover Organic gives the store a modern twist. I bought a few dishtowels by Libeco for styling my veggie boxes.

Blanche and Mimi Home
184 Middle St
Portland, Maine
(207) 774-3900‎

Blanche and Mimi Home in Portland, Maine

Blanche and Mimi Home in Portland, Maine

Sheets at Blanche & Mimi

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5 Responses to “Portland, Maine: Folly 101 & Blanche and Mimi Home”

  1. orange sugar home
    August 18th, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

    I love portland. what a great post. wish there were more bloggers out there loving it as well. that way I could live vicariously through them. thanks for sharing these great pics.


  2. molly ruth
    August 19th, 2009 @ 6:51 am

    don't you love folly 101! such fun things for reasonable prices. after reading your post i want to take a road trip to portland to visit all these great spots. thanks, katy!


  3. jen jafarzadeh
    August 19th, 2009 @ 4:48 pm

    I stopped in Blanche and Mimi once when I was in Portland. The shop is so sweet — love the girly-vintage-bohemian mix of everything.


  4. Hilary
    August 19th, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

    I'd love to spend some time scouting out the goods up there!


  5. veronica
    August 21st, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

    folly 101 is one of my favorites! Also, thanks for the Ferdinand link… just bought the coolest t-shirt for the hubbs.


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