Saturday, May 8, 2010

Realizing a Dream

I spoke with my friend Val the other day. Val and I went to high school together in NJ. Now she is in Nashville and I'm here in Maine so we catch up by phone. I was updating her on the progress and the upcoming opening. She said, "You are realizing your dream. We started talking about this...what, three years ago?" That is an amazing thing. Three years ago I was in Washington, D.C. with Peter, dreaming about a new life. We found Gardiner, Maine while searching for commercial buildings and now it is our home and after two years of living here we are starting our business. I'm excited to share what we have accomplished with friends, neighbors and family at the opening on the 15th. I'm glad so many people who have helped us get this far will be able to attend. I have had a number of people reach out to me since learning of our new venture and I am certain I'm about to meet many new friends.


  1. Really excited about this, Clare--for you, of course, but also because this thing you are doing IMPROVES MY HOME. More art downtown! More art downtown! More art downtown!

  2. I'm glad you are excited. MONKITREE!!!

  3. The lamps blend in so nicely. They look like they have always been there. Good choice!