Katy Elliott

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Snug Harbor Farm

Posted on | July 22, 2011 | 13 Comments

I took the day off on Wednesday and headed up to Maine to hang out with Michael Penny and his lovely wife Sara. He’s an editor at Canadian House & Home and writes a great blog too.

We spent the morning scouring the booths at Antiques USA in Arundel and then headed down to Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunk. We spent at least 2 hours looking at all the different plants, poking in and out of greenhouses and enjoying the beautiful scenery. It’s such a special place!

I picked up a few new perennials—even though I have no room in my garden—and a beautiful succulent to place on my desk. Below snapshots I took on my visit.

Snug Harbor Farm
87 Western Avenue
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 967-2414

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13 Responses to “Snug Harbor Farm”

  1. Angela Piszker
    July 22nd, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    Jason Home and Garden is having a floor sample sale if you are still looking for a sofa. Love this post and thank you so much for introducing me to Ben P’s blog. I have a living room that is only 10″ x 12″ feet with a fireplace, three doors,a large opening to the dining room, and I am having the hardest time finding a couch. My husband wants a sectional tee hee.


  2. mary
    July 22nd, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    Such a special place! I love your pics. And I must check out that antiques place in Arundel! I’m drooling at the thought of it.


  3. Christine C.
    July 22nd, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! I am adding this to my ‘places to visit’ list for the next time I am in Maine!

    Great post!


  4. Steve
    July 22nd, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    You captured the place really well. I almost bumped into you. I went up there yesterday thinking it would be a little cooler. Not!
    I went in to Withington and it must have been 120 degrees inside the place, like an oven. Brutal. But it’s always great to visit and I scored a great antique Bar Harbour chair.


  5. Rachel from Love a la Mode
    July 22nd, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    There’s something oddly romantic about succulents… I’ve definitely planning to buy a few next month to decorate my townhouse with.


  6. Simsbury Skirt
    July 22nd, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    Looks like an amazing place, and you really captured it’s character and beauty in the photos. Great job, as always!


  7. nanne
    July 24th, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    i love an interesting, local nursery..thanks for the great pics!!

    btw…there is a cool, old school jazz club in new orleans called snug harbor….


  8. Michelle
    July 26th, 2011 @ 11:13 am

    ooooh that looks like my idea of a perfect day out :O)


  9. Katy Elliott on Facebook
    July 27th, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    wall tiles commented on katyelliott.com:

    Looks like an amazing place. I wish I could go there right now!


  10. Katy Elliott on Facebook
    July 27th, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    wall tiles commented on katyelliott.com:

    Looks like an amazing place. I wish I could go there right now!


  11. for the love of a house
    July 27th, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    I have two of their topiaries sitting in my kitchen! Love this place- the first time I stumbled upon it after moving from Texas I did a little happy cry- it was perfection! My favorite (and that is saying a lot!) garden shop ever!



  12. mopar
    August 3rd, 2011 @ 12:25 am

    Angela! I read your post with great interest. It is difficult to fit a couch in any room less than 13 feet wide. (I know a room like the one you describe — it’s an Edwardian apartment in Jackson Heights, Queens.) You could fiddle around with love seats and what not, but I would just get two beautiful upholstered, comfy armchairs and a nice table between them. If you look at old photos of Edwardian apartments, you will be surprised to discover (at least I was) no couches! They are full of chairs scattered about. And tables. Try a Google image search on decorator Tom Scheerer. He has his own web site, with a great example of two soft green easy chairs and a Saarinen table in front of the fire, no couch. I’ve always been inspired by that picture.


  13. Kristen
    August 3rd, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    Katy, these pictures are so inspirational! I grew up in Maine, but had never heard of Snug Harbor Farm before. I’m heading home tomorrow and am going to make time to visit them. Thanks for sharing :)


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