Friday, December 30, 2016


Maine awoke to a fairyland of snow. With all of the hassles it brings....it still is quite a treat for the eye.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


 Caps and scarves for neck or head.
RECHERCHE.   Designed in Japan, based in NY's garment district and bearing a French name. Worlds of style.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Study in contrast

It is a stunningly beautiful holiday Monday.

Bright sun, leaves turning their vivid hues...

'Taking a break from the color with these pieces in a black/grey/white theme.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


I have made a series of garments from this wonderful fabric: jackets long and short, vests, dresses. It is earthy! I thought it was linen (my fabric source in NY is not too forthcoming with info), but a well-informed customer who knows her fibers said it was hemp! Fine with me.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Oh my oh my

Someone decided to put something through my front window.....again.  But, no time to deal with that. Off to NY to buy for Spring/Summer 2017. One intensive day of searching for great stuff.....then, played hooky with my daughter and went to the Met. One must have one's fun.

Friday, September 9, 2016


New and fresh from Ink&Alloy:scarves superb. And 2-toned oxfords from the favorite :Elk Australia.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A place for things

 It's just nice to have the right home for the right object...even if it's the dog/or the cat. Off to NYC tomorrow to stock up for the holiday season. 'Looking for unusual goods.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Black and White and Sale All Over

It's full-on August and The sale is ON! Try not to miss it...so much great stuff. From linen to leather, it is all at a serious sale price.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Bright things

Rounding out the summer with bright colors. Some things are already on sale.....because the fall deliveries are beginning! The chunky sweaters came in from ELK Australia for fall, but are perfect for a cool beach night or boat ride. Oh, and you can take a bottle of wine in that ditty bag .

Friday, July 15, 2016

Consignors make it interesting.....

Corey&Co features the work of several consignors who are from Portland or have ties to the area. It is great for the shop because it broadens the range of goods carried. I hope it is great for them,too.
Vessels from Catherine Lo, hand-painted beads from Melinda Titus. Mixed metals from Svea and Tiny Worlds.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Fabric as friend

Sometimes a fabric fights you all the way to the finished product. This sturdy cotton stripe was my pal all the way to the last scrap! I bought it at AK Fabrics in the garment district /NYC and I hope they have some left next trip. I even used it to trim out a men's linen jacket (my first ever) made for shop-neighbor Angus. We traded jacket-for-porch steps. He wore it to a wedding with a kilt!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Days "off"

This summer I am taking an extra day "off" to squeeze in some sewing. During the busier summer shop days, it is harder to sew and help customers both. Luckily, I have some crackerjack shop-help.But it's not all work...the days start like this:
Then, the gathering of the tools:
And finally, the finished,washed garment swings in the breeze.

Friday, July 1, 2016

finally revived: Corey&Co. Blog!

It's been a long hiatus, but I am happy to be back blogging and bringing shop images to you. A slight two year technical glitch.....hello again!