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A Warming Trend at Blog Cabin 2012

Let me paint a mental picture for you on this warm summer day: It’s late October or early November in Waldoboro, Maine. The colors of autumn are fading to grey, as winter creeps quietly across the landscape. A cold rain drizzles down from the skies, as you snuggle up by the gas stove with a good book and a cup of tea. Sounds dreamy, yes? Enter the Blog Cabin 2012 Giveaway, twice per day, starting this August, and dream could turn reality for you.

A special shout-out goes to visual designer Jason Kisner, who created this cinemagraph upon returning from the online photo shoot.

  • Posted at 9:00 am on June 6, 2012
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86 Comments

  1. I love the gas stove! It is very similar to the one I have in my sunroom. They really give off heat and look so real and very cozy. I still wish that there was another fireplace to have the option of real wood. Especially in Maine-it just seems like a given-a great loss there. I love the floor if this is the floor we picked-well I like if it is not the one we picked too?Is it the one we picked?
    Like I have said it will all come together in a wonderful package in the end-just not all the expectations we wanted or desired for this home. I look forward to more sneek peeks and the entry time:)
    I also look forward to hearing about next year's BC Home pick and let's hope much was learned from this year's home build??:(:)??o.0

    ruffybc on June 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm
    • popping in to say Hi ruffy ! <3 ;) :D virtual Barn Dance tonight at the Waldoboro barn-celebrate the summer solstice today and into tomorrow !!

      LLColeman on June 20, 2012 at 11:44 pm
    • Hi LL!!<3
      Summer has hit Central NY big apple time! It seems funny to be talking about stoves and fireplaces-the last thing I want to think of at the moment! It has been in the 90's for days-finally getting a break after today:):) It is very warm too in Maine. Speaking of apples too-the weather has been so strange. We here in CNY got and early warming spell during spring and then got extreme freezing temps-80% of our apple crops have been destroyed:( Very bad news for the economy of NY.
      Perfect weather now for a stomping barn dance!:) I will string the party lights and set up the food tables:) Can't wait!
      Stay cool! Enjoy your summer:)

      ruffybc on June 21, 2012 at 7:49 am
    • We had a blistering hot day (thankfully dry heat though) yesterday– and today came in with blustery wind, overcast and 20 degree drop in temps..I always sympathize w/the poor tourists in S.F.–no doubt freezing today if not dressed warmly.
      I read a blog from a Schoharie Co. farm, and they said all their goats slept outside the barn cause it was so hot inside there..

      LLColeman on June 21, 2012 at 11:32 pm
  2. Love the floors, miss the wainscoting and some sort of rock/tile barrier behind stove. Love the sneak peeks. Want more teasers. Any more cinemagrahpy/photography available? Love the idea of the whole place and since the interior designer has big dogs I can trust with my taste! LOL important criteria.

    THanks Mary!

    minitoni on June 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm
  3. Good Morning Home_girl….Thank you so much for those added Pics of the barn. Yes, those boulders are a good size and the Owner can use those to landscape in front of the barn. I did see some wildflowers and other flowers that can be replanted in the landscape….I'm so glad theirs an apple tree! Love fresh Apples!
    I would love to be the one who did the landscaping at the barn, I would have so much fun, but would need help with the boulders! I feel theirs hope for grooming the barn without too much trouble! Thank you again!

    Jennie/Florida on June 20, 2012 at 8:57 am
    • One more thing, I can't get over how shiny and soft the grass looks close up! Wonder what kind of grass that is!

      Jennie/Florida on June 20, 2012 at 9:06 am
    • Hi Home_girl, a fence would look great, the only problem with that is, on the Northside of the Barn, the land was donated to (MVLT) so not much land is left for the BC owner to put a fence on the Northside of the Barn. Only one side of the Barn for fencing might look funny. Maybe just a corner fence there on the northside. I can't understand why DIY would take the property away from the Northside of the barn which is narrow property to start with. They could have given them part of the property on the far southside and not go between the barn and the BC…if they use that piece of property for access..
      Do you see what I'm saying???
      Go back to March 14th Thread and look at the photo of the land, it shows what they have given on the northside to MVLT so that leave almost no property on the northside of the Barn. Now look at the southside of the property and you can see a much larger piece of land. They could have given MVLT the very southend of that property and not split the BC and the Barn for access…Just my thoughts!!!

      Jennie/Florida on June 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm
  4. Thanks for the fine pictures,Mary!

    Angelways on June 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm
  5. Virtual barn dance in the Waldoboro BC barn to celebrate summer solstice–today and into tomorrow !! <3 B)

    A shout out to our zany blogger Ashtabulannie/.Hokiemom, who we hear from LedLass, has hurt her wrist on a hike…girl, you can stil read the blogs and join us for the dance !

    I will be coming in, riding on one of Lisa Lane's alpacas–only because Victoria Lesser has returned home and took her Great Danes with her—so I have lost my transport, LOL ;) ^_^

    to those new to the blog, some of us spice up the posts once in a while, with imaginary parties–please do not have me locked up..

    LLColeman on June 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm
  6. Thank you Mary for giving us such a refreshing thought of the much cooler winter weather in Maine as we enter our already very hot Summer…..wow…so good thinking of a cooler weather when it is hot outside! I'm finally being able to pull away from our back yard more intense gardening my Husband and I have been tackling ….realized I had not commented your June 18th post…..We can't wait for August to come to enter the Blog Cabin 2012 giveaway….Anyway…Great job Jason Kisner with the cinemagraph …it really made me feel as if I was there enjoying the winter time of relaxation by the fire and by all its cozy environement…..wow….

    FLH on June 23, 2012 at 9:16 am
  7. Dear Ashtabulannie,

    I was so sad to hear about your wrist injury! I do hope it's not too serious or painful and that you are on the mend already!

    Feel better soon!!! :) xD<3 From Chesapeake, VA, Kitty

    DwnSoDwnEaster on June 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm
  8. I am so sad to see this come to an end! I was raised in the east but have lived in Colorado since 1982. I used to drive to Maine after work, sleep in my car at the beach, spend my day in the sun, eat lobster until I burst and drive back to Woodstock. Congratulations to whoever is lucky enough to live in this gorgeous 'new' home!!

    Diane on June 23, 2012 at 7:31 pm
  9. I love the pictures the hard wood floor is beautiful

    dlfoland on June 26, 2012 at 9:23 am
  10. I agree that this is a lovely little stove, and everything should ben so perfectxD. Thanks everyone for participating and all those whose hard work and efforts will pay off for some lucky winner in August!

    rosieGirl2 on June 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm

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