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Cottages at the Beach

I'm unpacking and catching up on laundry since returning from  our annual vacation with my husband's family. We always have a great time and I love that we have this tradition. It's such a cute little beach town and I always enjoy taking long walks and looking at the charming houses. Want to come along?

The house above has its red, white and blue going on  all ready to celebrate. Adirondack chairs always look great and I think they look very inviting on the front porch.

I like how neat and tidy this pretty blue house looks. The landscaping isn't anything extravagant but it looks great. In the picture below you can see the pretty, soft light green on the screened door and the same color is on the door to the house as well.

Here's another screened door that is just so charming. The little spindles in the center are painted the two  colors of the house - such a great idea.

The red door on this house really stands out. A lot of the houses have screened in porches on t…

Decorating for the Birds


I guess I should really say "Decorating with Birds" ~ 
The themed link party this week at Funky Junk Interiors is birds and nests  
so I had to show you some of the bird related thingies around my house.
Some of these I have shown before.

These 3 were purchased separately
 but you know what they say about "birds of a feather"!









Does a rooster count as "bird" decor?
Well, this guy wasn't going to stand for being left out.
He wanted to "strut his stuff"!

I just had to include this sweet little bird.
My daughter found him hopping around in our backyard recently.
I think he might have just left the nest.
He was letting us walk right up to him.
Finally, I put some gloves on and picked him up 
and then he just flew right out of my hands.
"By cute little guy!"

~ ~ I'm so glad you dropped by ~ ~

~ ~ ~ Hope you can visit again soon ~ ~ ~

~ JoAnne ~



Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

Comments

  1. You have a darling bird collection! Yes, leave it to a rooster to muscle his way in!! lol! And the little blue bird is just precious. Aren't they sweet when they first leave the nest?!

    Have a wonderful weekend Joanne!

    XO,
    Jane,

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  2. I'm a sucker for birds. Love yours! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. what a sweet little collection! thanks for visiting! susan

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  4. All the birdies are so sweet and I have the same white ones. Love the cloche too!


    Thanks for dropping by my blog, I sure do appreciate it!

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