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Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

Do you remember Sharon Mrozinski’s week of outfits? Well, we couldn’t get enough of her laid-back style, so now we’re taking a peek into her beautiful Maine home, where she lives with her husband, Paul. Here are some photos, in collaboration with The Maryn

Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

LIVING ROOM
Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

On moving to a tiny island: We had entered our seventies and felt that we had to rethink our lives. Paul fell in love with a wonderful building on Main Street in Vinalhaven. So, we moved there in 2017 and opened our new antiques shop, Marston House.

Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

On a pear collection: Pears are one of my favorite foods to eat, and I find them to have such lovely shapes. A bit human without a head, arms or legs but with that bum they always sit on! With or without good posture! Paul, knowing how much I loved the fruit, started buying little gifts for me whenever he would find one.

Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

DINING AREA
Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

On the dining table: The table was originally a standing work table from an English library; we removed the big drawers under the table so we could sit and eat around it. It’s probably our favorite spot in the house. We love sitting at the table doing our computer work, dining with friends and family and watching out the window what’s happening on Main Street.

KITCHEN
Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

On cooking at home: Paul and I eat 99% of our meals at home. We like homemade soups and raw salads, as well as goat and sheep cheeses. Carver Market nearby does their best to get fresh greens all summer, and we go the Rockland farmer’s market on Thursdays.

Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

On beautiful jugs: I love American jugs with blue painted stripes. One by one, I found them irresistible, and so a collection began. Most of these are for making breakfast pancakes — and the smaller ones for maple syrup.

Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

OFFICE
Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

On natural collections: These nests, eggs and turtle shells were all homes. They remind me of how much I love my personal home. Paul found a couple of amazing collections of nests from old libraries. I’m so grateful to have each one. They are built and furnished with such individual care and needs.

Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

On admiring your spouse: I love the installations that Paul makes. He has a quiet way of always creating. And I love his patience with me. As a little kid, I was a handful and not easy to live with, and I’m still strong minded.

Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

On relationship advice: Being a couple is never always easy. Communicate with one another. Be honest, even if it is painful. The ego often has to be left behind in order to move on together. One question to carefully consider is, ‘Do you want to win or do you want to heal and grow?’

BEDROOM
Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

On a special painting: The portrait is of my mom and me during the summer of 2004. Anna B. McCoy, a dear friend and favorite artist, wanted to paint us when my mom was living with us in her late eighties. I wept when Anna B. unveiled the portrait. She completely captured my deep love of my mom and my fear of losing her to dementia.

Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

On reading habits: Paul often reads to me and vice versa, and we both tend to love nonfiction. My favorite book last year was The Salt Path by Raynor Winn, an inspiring true story of a couple in their late fifties who lost everything with a bad investment, became homeless and walked the 650 miles of salt paths of Cornwall, England.

Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

On daily walks: We love taking daily walks for three to six miles, if possible. Vinalhaven is wonderful for walks with the water on one side and the old neighborhoods on the other. The island has the most beautiful gardens, which we are constantly amazed by. There are no beaches to walk on Vinalhaven since it is a working harbor, but we love the night air and the lobster boats rocking idly. One of us aways wears white so we can be seen. It does get dark, but the star-studded skies are amazing.

Sharon Mrozinski Maine house tour

Thank you, Sharon!

P.S. More home tours — including an England house, a San Diego bungalow and a New York apartment — and Sharon’s week of outfits.

(Photos by Marta Xochilt Perez for the Maryn. Produced and art directed by Michelle Adams for the Maryn. Photos republished with permission.)

  1. Elissa says...

    I love everything about their rooms, design and how they shared their treasured posessions.

  2. Emma says...

    My husband and I are in the process of remodeling our home and I am referring to this home tour CONSTANTLY. I’m trying so hard not to get “theme-y” and skew too nautical or farmhouse. This is exactly the aesthetic I’m aiming for. Somehow simultaneously fresh/breezy and cozy/lived-in. :)

  3. richard Sitruk says...

    It is so nice to read this article about our great friends Sharon and Paul..we have not seen them for a while but they are always in our heart! Richard and Renée and our daughters Lara,Anick, Dafna Murielle and Emmanuelle
    Their French Dutch friends
    WE LOVE MAINE AND ESPECIALLY WISCASSET!!

  4. gina says...

    Beautiful people…beautiful home!
    I was so excited when I saw this…I loved the wardrobe feature on Sharon…I even contacted the shop to order a French market basket which they shipped to me in Massachusetts…I love it!!!!

  5. Chelsea says...

    This is perfect, unfussy New England style in a nutshell. Love love love everything about this and Sharon! I grew up in NH and was instantly transported home (a much-needed *trip* right now). And her home in France — oh mon Dieu!

  6. Sasha L says...

    I love this home and these lovely people. I too am a *magpie*. I bring home crystals, bones, cones, seed heads, bark, fallen nests, egg shells, shed antlers, snake skins, rocks, arrow heads, butterfly wings, shells, drift wood, feathers. Always something in my pocket! I don’t collect anything else, but I adore my nature treasures.

    • Suzanne Quinn says...

      Me too. Arent we lucky to love simple pleasures? My granddaughter has picked up my habit too.

  7. Cora says...

    This is reminds me so much of my parents home. I would love to live there in that comfort.

  8. Alex says...

    I will settle for nothing less than this life! Going on the vision board!

  9. Ashley says...

    This is beautiful. The story, the couple, the home.

  10. Kathryn says...

    Such a lovely and interesting home, what it must be like to be invited in and get to nosy! And they seem like a couple with a lot of stories and a lot of wonder and compassion.

    But, is it only me who has great concerns over the bed in the middle of a room? What about the monsters?! (in all seriousness, that would make me nervous, though maybe it’s just that I’ve never had a bed away from the edge of a room).

  11. Sommer says...

    I almost have no words for how much I love this home and the inspiration from the two people who live there. It is stunning and just feels “right” to me. And they are a breath of fresh sea air!

    Thank you for sharing.

  12. Shannon says...

    Love this! Their home is stunning—both airy and cozy at the same time! Where is their bed and that beautiful shibori duvet from?

  13. Jenn says...

    These two are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Sasha Elias says...

    I wish I was living there right now. A beautiful place for self-distancing.

  15. Leslie says...

    I want to know where the bedside lights came from!

  16. Elizabeth Jacobs says...

    She’s living in a dream. LOVE

  17. Faith says...

    I absolutely love blue and natural tones and pottery (those beautiful jugs!) and I am smitten by this house. Thank you for this intimate tour!

  18. reba says...

    Hooray–a house tour! I haven’t even read it yet, but I’m getting tired of looking at my own four walls, so I’m sure it will be delightful!

  19. Gabi says...

    He should also get a Week of Outfits post ;)

  20. Christine D Pops says...

    What a peaceful lovely life and spirit Sharon has, well written, it’s rare to read an article that so intimately captures a person

  21. jeannie says...

    wow i’m kind of speechless. i felt peaceful just reading this interview.

  22. They are so cute! The home is lovely, I do want a pear collection now as it would go well with my pineapples! I cannot wait until we can travel again because a trip through Maine seems like a must, now :) hope every one is having as happy a day as they can!

    Libby

  23. polyana says...

    besides the beautiful home, relationship goals on so many levels. such great advice to read whilst quarantining with one’s partner, ha!

  24. Kelsey says...

    How lovely.

  25. Em says...

    I love Maine! Spent many summers in down east. But thinking about Maine winters in that house, gave me the shivers!

    • Annie says...

      Yes I kept thinking about how cold it must be in the winter!!!

  26. DLS says...

    They are so incredibly aspirational to me, in my mid-twenties. What a beautiful portrait of partnership, creativity and self-expression.

  27. Gillian Webb says...

    What a beautiful pause to take this in, during a hectic day and time.
    Thank you for sharing Sharon and Paul!

  28. Farah Sanders says...

    where are those beautiful blue bed sheets from???

    • Michelle says...

      Yes, please can you share the bedding (pillows + sheets)? The blue is stunning!

    • Keren says...

      Yes I’d love to know too! They are gorgeous!!! 💙

    • Becca says...

      Yes please!!🙏💜

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      they’re linen sheets from france. they sell some beautiful linens at their store: https://marstonhouse.com/shop?category=Antique+Textiles

      fyi, you can also get beautiful linen sheets from brooklinen (where we got ours). xoxo

  29. Yishey Choden says...

    One of my favourite home tours/personal interviews. So lovely and wise. Thank you for sharing a glimpse with us, Sharon and Paul. Thanks to everyone on the Cup of Jo team for bringing this to us.

  30. Paige says...

    Where are the white sofas from? Does anyone know or recognize them? I would love to know :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i’ll ask!

    • Emma says...

      The IKEA Ektorp couches look a lot like this and are super affordable. :)

  31. no, I want a blue striped pitcher and jar collection!

  32. Nanna says...

    I have never, ever, ever been near to Maine/Connecticut/anywhere around there. It looks like a “set apart, sacred” sort of place and I’d love to visit, but I don’t even know where I’d start.

    I only really visit large cities (SF, NYC, Chicago) and the idea of flying to a smaller town makes me nervous. Would there be enough do? Maybe it’s frivolous to worry about it, ha!

    • Irena says...

      When our lives return to the new normal and travel is safe, you should really allow yourself the sgreat deal of time traveling to other big cities all over the US. I love them for the theater, museums, shops, attractions, food and of course, the people.

      But I can tell you that unless you are someone who must go, go , go and is easily bored when you are relaxing, these are marvelous places to visit, especially in the spring, summer and fall. Winters are special as well if you enjoy outdoor activities.

      The people are special in ways I can’t describe and they sheer pleasure and relaxation. You can love cities and still love these areas. And you don’t have to fly small planes to get to places.

      There are also wonderful BnBs, which are often more charming and pleasant than being off in an AirBnB dwelling.

      Try it. You might like it. Sometimes we all need a respite from a big city. Consider it an R&R retreat from the pace and coldness that is sometimes city life.

    • Nanna says...

      Irena — thank you! What a sweet comment. I’m gong to take your advice post-virus.

    • Ingrid says...

      What my family does is about 3 days in the big city, then 2 days in a small town/countryside. That way we get the excitement of the city, and the respite in the towns. If it’s a 10 day trip we do city, town, city, town

  33. florence says...

    Dream home! I always strive for the balance they seem to have in their home… minimal/clean, but cozy and still unique. What lovely people!

  34. jillian bedell says...

    So close, yet so very far. If it is possible, I WILL visit Vinalhaven (from Rockland) this summer. What peace and inspiration in their home/life/love.

  35. Yasmin says...

    I stopped to write down the marriage quote, so beautiful!

    • Renée says...

      Same here! A crucial bit of wisdom.

    • Rusty says...

      Mee too! ;)

  36. Alyssa says...

    I do so enjoy Sharon! Even a fraction of her beauty, style and wisdom is everything I can hope to attain throughout my life.

    Would love to see more features of Sharon or women at a similar station in life. I feel like there is so much your core audience can take away from pieces like this.

    Absolute perfection.

  37. Cynthia says...

    What a cozy home

  38. satisfied! says...

    thank you so much!!

  39. Morgan says...

    I spent a summer in Maine and it was magical. These pictures immediately took me back. There is no place like Maine!

  40. Allison says...

    This made my heart so warm that it brought a little tear to my eye and made me type out my first CupOfJo comment <3

  41. ash says...

    This post was like a warm hug from my now dearly departed Godmother. Thank you to all who made this one happen!

  42. Kate says...

    The beautiful, peaceful post I needed today. This couple seems so sweet and loving, hope my husband and I can age this gracefully 💛

  43. Concerned says...

    We should NOT be encouraging anyone to own birds nests. Many birds re-use their nests so no one should be collecting nests (unless for *approved* scientific/animal control purposes). I realize these came from libraries – but there’s no caveat to the ownership of nests and protected species in this article… the title of this article made me a little sick because it’s very misleading and human-centric (and hints that we can “own” nature). Think about correcting or adding a caveat… so we are not encouraging the destruction of nature for interior decorating (eye roll). This is all because I love you jo!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you for your note! that makes sense and i’m happy to change the title xo

    • Maddy says...

      Concerned – can we be friends? Thanks for posting this.

    • anon says...

      the two nests that I have were found on (at separate times) on the ground. For whatever reason, they had fallen.

  44. Cheri says...

    I was so moved by your home and by your relationship with your husband. I sometimes try to win instead of heal and grow. I needed to see/read this today. Thank you!

  45. What a beautiful home. It cheered me up immensely to see it during these current times that we find ourselves in . Just beautiful both the people and their house.

  46. Ella says...

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  47. Elise says...

    This home is a dream! Incredibly serene.

  48. This was so beautiful–the photos and the captions–that I actually cried. I really needed this today. Thank you for letting us into your home and your world, Sharon.

  49. N. Rogers says...

    What a lovely home! And the quote about marriage is an absolute keeper!!!

  50. Alex says...

    This home is so beautiful I think I could cry. WOW!!!!! I’m so in love with every detail!

  51. Dream house, gorgeous couple.

    I woke up and logged on to read the latest news and my heart sank. I’ve been home schooling my twins (I am NOT smarter than a 5th grader, by the way), making infrequent trips to the grocery store, keeping a smile on my face, but this morning I finally broke. I’m sad, I’m scared, I’m angry, I’m grateful, I’m anxious. This article and the lovely photos were my reset button. I’ve exhaled and will move on to make breakfast and manage a smile. I might even wash my hair. Sending everyone a virtual hug.

    • Angela says...

      Hugs, Tamara! You sound like a wise and fun mom.

  52. Alison Briggs says...

    beautiful – all of it! thank you for sharing this!

  53. Megan says...

    Beautiful home. Great couple. I lost my mom to dementia and cancer 2 months ago. “The longest goodbye”. Yet, I hope to soon have the ability to freely travel to Monhegan Island, Maine. It will be upon the magical cliffs, over the brilliant sea, that I will dance the dance of daughters who celebrate their mothers. Love, strength, and gratitude. 💜

  54. Michelle says...

    I wanted to say how grateful I am for your website during these difficult times. You’re providing such a lovely respite from the heaviness of daily life. I know your team in New York is probably suffering as much as anyone during the pandemic. The fact that you are maintaining this special community, notwithstanding, is very much appreciated.

  55. Des says...

    Can I be them when I grow up?
    They are wonderfully inspiring…

  56. Agnes says...

    Amazing couple! I am already planning a trip there in my head.

  57. ana says...

    It’s perfect, just perfect.

  58. Kiki says...

    I’m going to need to know about that flawless blue dress she’s wearing please!

  59. Deb says...

    Gorgeous. Life goals times 1 million.

  60. Charlotte says...

    Wow this is so beautiful. Lovely calming reading for stressful times ❤️

  61. Berti says...

    Ah The Salt Path! Such a beautiful, life-affirming book – and wonderful to come across it in a house tour!

  62. Holy Nancy Meyers! What a drop dead gorgeous home and couple. It’s bringing me sunshine on a day filled with pea soup clouds.

  63. Sarah says...

    They have chosen such a simple, lovely life to enjoy together. Such a beautiful couple. Her line ‘Do you want to win or do you want to heal and grow?’ reminds me of my favorite wedding advice, which was, ‘you have to value peace over being right.”

  64. alison says...

    i can smell this house in my head and it smells SO GOOD.

  65. Michelle says...

    What a beautiful couple and home they’ve created. Everything is so warm and storied.
    Sharon is so stylish! I hope I’m that stylish at 70-something! (I’m definitely not anywhere near that stylish now, but will spend the next 35 years trying to get there! ; )
    Thank you for the taking my mind off the current crisis and giving me a few moments of calm.

  66. Evel says...

    such a lovely home feature..thank you for sharing. 😊

  67. Ali says...

    We spend summers in Maine and this past September we took the ferry over to Vinalhaven and had the pleasure of meeting the delightful Sharon and saw her lovely shop – she specializes in items you can carry back on the ferry! Bought a beautiful big soft basket from her; when the shop closed that day, she and her husband set a small table on the sidewalk and shared wine and cheese and fruit over the bridge where the tide rushes in and out. As magical as you can imagine. Can’t wait to go back.

  68. Melissa says...

    A couple that reads out loud to each other must be the secret to a happy marriage. What a wonderful life they have created together!

  69. Shashi Anand says...

    Loved this – thank you

  70. Mary MacFee says...

    Wonderful article. Lovely home. I was born in Vinalhaven so thrilled to find this article.

  71. Kylee says...

    She is so radiant! Such an open and beautiful face! Cup of Jo, you guys always find such gems.
    Take good care.

  72. marya says...

    oh. wow!! i love this home so much! <3 beautiful!! (special shout out to the painting of the homeowner and her mom.)

  73. CS says...

    Is there any way you could add a close up of the portrait of her and her mom. The description intrigued me, but I was Left so curious to actually see it well.
    Beautiful home, beautiful couple, beautiful lifestyle. Beautiful post. I’d be so curious to know a bit about them. Where did they meet? How long have they been together?

    • Shellie says...

      These are my questions, exactly! And wouldn’t it be amazing to see a photo from when this couple was younger? They seem awesome.

    • Cat says...

      Same! I would love to see the painting up close.

  74. Jill says...

    So excited you posted this! I’ve followed (stalked? Lol) since you posted her outfits. What a charming couple and their taste is timeless and impeccable. I hope to visit their shop one day.

  75. Maywyn says...

    I remember Sharon’s week of outfits. Loving linen took on a new dimension.
    Beautiful home. Thank you

  76. Annie says...

    One of my best friends is from Vinalhaven/Greens Island and it’s become one of my favorite places! Love this feature!

  77. Annie says...

    I love home with lots of read books! Also, how perfectly situated is that bed facing the water. Sigh. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home!

  78. Hali says...

    No way, The Salt Path!!

    My mom read The Salt Path last year and hasn’t stopped talking about it. So much so, that my parents were going to walk the same path in Cornwall for 6 weeks this May before those plans fell by the wayside for obvious reasons.

    Sharon reminds me so much of my mom, who lives in a home very similar to this one only in an alternate universe, on the island of Kauai, in the very western reaches of the nation. She also walks six miles every morning rain or shine, now earlier than ever to avoid anyone in public.

    They could be kindred spirits, my mom and Sharon! My parents don’t own an antique store but run a soap studio joined to their home that’s filled with jars and pails of precious raw ingredients, salt from all over the world, maps, plants, and handmade furniture.

    This tour made me wildly nostalgic and homesick for my parents but in a really lovely way rather than the dreadful worrying I’ve experienced in the last few weeks. Thanks so much for the perfect timing, as always :)

    • Sarah says...

      Sounds lovely!

    • S says...

      Hali – I enjoyed The Salt Path and love that it inspired your parents to walk the path! There is a sequel coming out this fall. Your mom sounds wonderful.

  79. Michelle says...

    What a beautiful life. Everything about this is just lovely.

  80. ann says...

    Absolutely beautiful. Loved seeing it!

  81. This is just enchanting. How beautiful. I love the note about being a couple – do you want to win or do you want to heal and grow? YES. I needed that, especially when my love is just RIGHT THERE at every moment these days. :)

  82. karen says...

    The collections are amazing. So is the white wingback chair (and all the other things, too)!

  83. Claire says...

    Oh Mel, sending you a big hug. You deserve whatever life you dream, your story is working its way there now.

  84. Brooke Barrington says...

    I love her style! Her home was everything I expected in the best way. Do you think she’d share where the blue dress she’s wearing in the last photos is from?

  85. Mel says...

    I found Sharon’s words and home so soul-soothing, the breath of air I did not realize I needed today.

    The line “One of us always wears white so we can be seen. It does get dark, but the star-studded skies are amazing.” strikes me as a beautifully poetic metaphor for a lifelong love.

    Thank you for sharing.

  86. Florencia says...

    So beautiful. I love every. single. thing. about Sharon and her home.

    • Lulu says...

      I wholeheartedly agree Florencia! They are beautiful people, not only those smiles, but how they surround themselves with lovely, meaningful things, and mostly how they treat each other with respect and kindness.

      My favourite part about this post was learning about the pear collection! ” that bum they always sit on” Ha ha.

      Made me smile.

      Cheers from Lulu.

  87. Mel says...

    I have thought about this couple on an almost weekly basis since first discovering them on your blog. Something about their lifestyle, taste, chemistry and location just speaks to me on a deep level. Currently I’m curled up in bed with anxiety and tears because I’ve been laid off and lost everything due to Coronavirus. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this post.
    I’m trying to think positive and hold on to hope that someday, I could have a life like this. Thank you for sharing. They will be my visualization this week.

    • JF says...

      You will have a life like this one day. xo

    • Laura says...

      Hi Mel!

      Send us your venmo so that we can send you a little love tip. Thinking of you!

    • JenniferinAustin says...

      Big hugs, Mel. I’m rooting for you and your future self living the beautiful life that your current self will dream and create. I’m so sorry for what you’ve lost. It’s all so hard right now.

    • celeste says...

      I’m so sorry. Some essential places are hiring, and I wish you a good rebuild in your future path.

    • Lisa says...

      I just want to say I’m sorry. I’m sure words from a stranger are of little comfort but please know they are so heartfelt.

    • Cyn says...

      Hang in there Mel, so many of us are going through the same emotions right now. Remember you are not alone. xo

    • Elle says...

      I’m so sorry you’ve been laid off and feel like you’ve lost everything. You are in good company these days. We’re all in this sad, terrible mess together. And you haven’t lost everything! Try to take it one day at a time, hold on to your hopes, keep thinking positively, and eventually you’ll have a plan. You will get through this, and good things will happen again. You may find yourself on an island in Maine, or having an equally lovely time somewhere else.

    • beth says...

      Sending you love and hope. xx

    • Nerissa says...

      I’m so sorry, Mel. Sending hugs from Brooklyn.

    • nora b says...

      mel–
      i am so, so sorry.

      i will keep you close to my heart as time passes. may you feel the love of this community and the precious gift of hope. huge, huge hugs to you.

    • Pamela says...

      YOU CAN HAVE A LIFE LIKE THIS! I don’t know you, Mel, but I’ve put that out into the universe for you. I wish you all the best.

    • Elizabeth R says...

      I was laid off too, Mel. I am so sorry. Know that you are loved and you and the world have hope and a future. I hope you can find comfort in this difficult time.

  88. Katie says...

    Just the comforting content I needed today. Thank you :)

  89. Tara says...

    I’m from New England and am missing home (currently in the Midwest) and this made me nostalgic and calm and happy during some really difficult days. Thank you!

  90. Daniela says...

    Oh! My dream is to live in Maine. It’s like my whole heart and soul yearn for the Maine way of living. I was just looking at houses in Maine yesterday, dreaming, so this was timely as always.. Or maybe a hint from the universe to make my dream happen?

  91. lk says...

    so nice to travel someplace distant today- week 3 of sheltering in place- thinking about pears and blue and white pottery and lobster boats rocking in the surf is quite calming and centering- gratitude for giving me a tiny journey – away from telemedicine and real hospital work- just some breezy soft wind and blue sky reflecting off the bay- bliss

    • Emily says...

      yes! this made me feel exactly the same way! such a cozy post. her observation on eggs, turtle shells, and birds’ nests was lovely too.

  92. Alexandra says...

    This is so dreamy. Thank you, thank you, Cup of Jo and Sharon! Vinalhaven is going on my list of places to visit once it’s safe and feasible to travel again. It reminds me of my cousins’ home on the west coast of Sweden :)

    • Daniela says...

      I so agree with you on it being similar to Sweden! Coming from Sweden but wanting to continue to live in the US, Maine is the perfect mix of both I feel like :)

  93. AMK says...

    That last picture of Sharon and Paul!! OMG so beautiful and romantic!!

  94. Brigette says...

    They are goals! I just realized that they also have a summer home in Provence, featured The Maryn, which I saw in Jaime Beck’s stories last year. It’s all my favorite things coming together. My love and I actually visited Bonnieux last May and loved it. Living the quiet live between Maine and Provence sounds like a dream!

  95. Kelly says...

    Just lovely…every word, every picture…lovely!

  96. TJ says...

    The house is gorgeous, but it’s overshadowed by this couple’s coupley-ness: they read to each other…they plan who will wear white on their walks…I mean WOW.

  97. Sally says...

    What a dream house. I love it all.

  98. jill says...

    What a gorgeous house, and what a wonderful outlook Sharon has!

  99. oh man, that was a rare delight. i love her attitude.

  100. Zari says...

    I have looked forward to seeing them at Brimfield every May for the past few years. Sadly, will have to miss it this year! They are the cutest and as sweet as they look.

  101. Audrey says...

    I loved this tour so much. So peaceful.

  102. Nigerian Girl says...

    This gave me so much joy. What a beautiful home and beautiful couple.

  103. Sara says...

    Oh how wonderful! Thank you for sharing this little bit of heaven.

    Are there any photos from the bed looking out? I’d love to see that view.

  104. Ellen says...

    When I visited Marston House a couple of summers ago, Sharon let me take a peek into their home in the back of the store – I remember being stunned by the simplicity and beauty of it all.

  105. Ange says...

    Thanks for bringing us more of Sharon!

  106. Maryn says...

    This is so lovely, but I’m just fixated on the fact that this post is in collaboration with a company called The Maryn! My name is Maryn! It’s such a rare name, especially with the “y” spelling, and I very rarely ever see it elsewhere. I feel so seen right now. 😂 Gonna go down The Maryn rabbit hole now.

    • Marcy C. says...

      I love your name! I changed my name from Martha to Marcy when I was really young (3) and I wish I had picked Maryn!

    • Maryn says...

      Aww, thank you! I’m quite fond of it too, although Martha and Marcy are both fabulous names. :)

  107. Lauren says...

    One of my favorite homes of all time!

  108. Alida says...

    I grew up spending summers in Maine. One of our favorite spots was Sharon’s shop in Wiscasset and Paul’s beautiful “Treats” across the street. As a child the flight from LA felt never ending but choosing out penny candy and sipping ice cold Orangina on the stone stoop at Treats made the long journey worth it.

    We’re moving to Maine on Saturday with my three ones in tow. Wish us luck! And much love to you and Paul xx

    • CAnn says...

      I grew up in Wiscasset in the 70s/80s & used to love my penny candy, but just a few doors down (pre-Treats!). My mom’s social distancing right around the corner. I’m missing her & my hometown! Have a wonderful life in Maine! :)

    • Rae says...

      Alida, I have the same memories & love of their Wiscasset shops. Dreamy. They really have the most exquisite taste. The Vinalhaven house is really my dream house. I’m worried that my summer in Maine might not happen this year. Good luck with your move.

  109. Jenna says...

    This is like a dream! I love this cozy house. This house looks so clean and airy, which I have never felt about a collected house before. I’ve never seen it pulled off so perfectly. I just want to crawl through my computer and live there.

  110. Becky says...

    Stunning!

  111. S says...

    So, so lovely! Thank you so much!

  112. Brenda says...

    Wonderful!

  113. Elspeth says...

    BEAUTIFUL 😍

  114. Nora says...

    Just beautiful. Especially loving all of the rugs in her home. The jug collection is inspiring me… What is my collection of beautiful things?

    Thank you for this little escape!

  115. Tania says...

    Mind meltingly beautiful. The antique rugs, the furniture, the pottery – what an absolute dream. One day when I’m no longer under house arrest I would love to visit her store!

    • Caitlin L. says...

      Ditto! SO effing dreamy :)

  116. Gabi says...

    Gosh, I love this couple. Such peace and tranquility in their photos and in their way of life. Thank you for posting and sharing these. I was really missing the “week of style” posts, too!

  117. Shoshana says...

    So cute! Inspiring.

  118. Rachel says...

    Sublime. This is my dream of simple, natural, romantic and blue. Sigh.

  119. Steph says...

    I feel so peaceful now after looking at this beautiful smiling couple and their warm and cozy home.

  120. Jen says...

    Welp, I want to live here so badly it hurts. Bliss.

    • Tara says...

      Yes. EXACTLY how it made me feel.

  121. Adley says...

    I love her so much. What an inspiring woman. What an inspiring couple.

  122. Rebecca says...

    I love this so much. I absolutely adored her week of outfits and am still inspired by them. (And follow their shop on Instagram) Both she and her husband have such incredible style, in both clothing and interiors.

  123. Caraline says...

    What a delightful home. I adore the collections and how thoughtful everything is!

  124. Vanessa says...

    My grandmother had a pear collection and when she died we all divvied up the pears. They always remind me of her. A few years ago a bunch of us even went and got small pear tattoos of all different sorts to commemorate her on her 2 year death anniversary. I loved this post!

  125. Wow! Beautiful. I grew up in south eastern Louisiana and took family vacations to Vinalhaven as a kid! These memories are so special – i have no idea how my parents discovered the island. I’m glad they did! I’ll have to come back and see the beauty again for myself.

  126. Love this – pictures of peace. A perfect escape from the noisy news these days. Thank you.

  127. Katie says...

    I found every bit of this to be *so* romantic!

    • allison says...

      same Katie! <3

  128. Amy says...

    Perfection.

    • Wendela says...

      I love this—what a beautiful home. I want to be these people when I grow up!