Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Hour at the Summit at Point Lookout

Entering the Summit - formerly the site of MBNA credit services corporate retreat center.

Happy Hour at the Summit at Point Lookout - the neighborhood group gathered to enjoy a great evening . The view was out of this world!

Our group gathers at one of the tables on the porch.

Drinks and snacks for everyone.

Roger enjoying the fine weather.

Mary Ellen and Pat discuss all the aspects of a summer night in Maine~

Yummy drink - Blueberry sangria with limoncello. Mary Ellen recommends it !!!!!

Guests gather on the lawn to gaze at the view of Isleboro and the Camden harbor.

Pam and Pat enjoy the evening.

The view from inside the Summit.

View from the porch. Such a fun night - hopefully will become a Crosby Manor tradition!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A walk around the house...

Thought I would take a quick walk around outside to take some shots - great day - one good day of weather in a very cold and rainy start to summer...

No wind to move the chimes ...

View of the back of the house facing the water...

Our porch - many a great meal has been enjoyed our here - one of our favorite places to relax.

Looking up at the sleeping porch - another future project of George's will be to make screens for the large floor to ceiling windows- when they are open on all sides the breezes flow ... No birds flying in please!!!

Some people have been known to nap here- not mentioning any names......

Welcoming front entrance.....

Our little patio outside the lobster room. The kids gave me these great garden chairs for Mother's Day this year to match the table. Great place for coffee in the morning.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

How George spent his summer vacation

George has been a busy boy these last 10 days while he was up at the house from DC. He had a lot of projects and completed nearly all of them.

Thought I would update you all with the results.

Here he is working on his last day of this vacation- priming the back porch- the final painting will have to wait until his next trip up to Maine at the end of the month.

The lobster room- freshly painted in Benjamin Moore's "guestroom"- a warm butterscotch. The plasterer did a heroic job on this ceiling and walls - quite a mess from a leak in the roof that was fixed last summer.

Right above the sconce is where the worse leak damage was- looks great now. This color was taken from the mat board on one of the prints I had framed this year.

The butler's pantry and kitchen, below, have been painted as well. This color - though similar to the one in the lobster room- is called "toasted sesame seed" by Benjamin Moore. I think it blends well and is just a shade more yellow than the lobster room.

The color was a pale mint green before and I think this bolder color goes well with the wood work. We hope to eventually get rid of the white painted cabinets and bring everything back to its original stained wood.

After the art work and posters were hung it really blended well with the walls. Can't get over how much better I like it than the old mint green.

Gosh this looks messy - someday we will redo the whole kitchen and get these cut up rooms blended into a more streamlined kitchen. Can't wait to spend a cool 75 thousand on that!!! Will definitely need an expert on kitchen design.

Well kudos to George on a job well done- never fear readers- lots more projects to document!!!

Happy Fourth of July!!!