Shopping Trip: Folly 101 in Portland, Maine

In June I visited Portland, Maine and stayed at The Press Hotel, former home to The Portland Herald Press in the city’s Old Port District. I had plenty of time to wander the streets and browse the shops, which of course I did. I picked up some adorable little items for myself and for gifts. First stop, Folly 101.

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Folly 101 was the first shop I happened upon on my walk to the wharfs downtown. It is very cute, expertly merchandised with items grouped by color. Lots of little tabletop stuff plus soft goods including totes, pillows, and scarves. (Next store is Holly Stone, a superb clothing store with laid back but ultra sophisticated pieces from Europe.) 


Dipped and dotted turquoise pitchers, turquoise pear shaped candles, turquoise cocktail napkins, and creamy white wares in the background.


Stripy totes and gauzy summer scarves.


Into the blue with cobalt pitchers, tea towels, and ceramic spoons.


More stripey scarves and natural  neutral cotton totes, linen napkins, and leather handled straw storage baskets.


Wood and ceramic spoons and teeny tiny dishes. (I have a weakness for these.)


Honey pots, teak appetizer plates, salt and pepper shakers, and tiny creamers.


Grey, grey, grey. I bought the tote and love it.


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