Welcome to my blog and shop! I live simply as a “Thrifty Yankee”, “Chipmunk Whisperer” and “Picker” of vintage goodies. My home in an old cottage that sits on two acres of woods and wetlands (now a Certified Wildlife Habitat) just outside of Portland, Maine. Despite not having the things that I originally thought I needed to be happy, namely financial wealth and “perfection,” my life is very rich and rewarding due to Maine’s many charms. It’s here that I offer some of my “Maine Charms” in the form of blog posts and photos along with charming goodies you can purchase in my shop.