Maine Homes

Dahlia

I Dream of Dahlias

She was getting on in years, and her cancer had come back, and so she offered me a present. She offered me her dahlias. I cross my fingers and hope that I am not the one who kills them.

woman sitting in dining room

Artist’s Retreat

Encaustic painter Dietlind Vander Schaaf never had a dining room before moving into her Portland Colonial four years ago. Now, she relishes having a space dedicated to dinner parties, Rummikub matches, and showcasing items by local makers.