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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…

Vintage Goods & Chocolate?

Sounds like a match made in heaven, doesn't it?

Well, there really is such a place and my daughter and I
checked it out this week.  The temptation of chocolate and candy
was the only way I could get her to go with me!

Here is the place in a beautiful little town not too far from me.


Isn't it just so cute?

If you don't want any wooden letters, they have the chocolate variety too!

In addition to real candy, there is plenty of eye candy!  : )

~ I think Emmy Lou is admiring the aqua jars ~

Loved this light blue wooden crate . . . it may have come home with me!

There were so many awesome vintage items that I forgot to 
take pictures of the candy and chocolate.
But don't worry, we didn't forget to buy some 
and eat it on the way home - YUM!!

If you would like to know more about Motley Junket,
you can visit their website HERE.

It was such a nice little afternoon with my daughter.
  I highly recommend it!

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  1. I was just there yesterday. Isn't it sweet....vintage and chocolate. I live inGranville....where do you live.

  2. Awwww Joanne! Thank you so much for this sweet post! Great photos too! Sooooo sorry to have missed you! I hope you had a fun little day in Granville! Did you love the chocolate? I am addicted to the coconut haystacks! I hear the caramel apples that will be coming out for fall are amazing! Thank you so much again for doing a post about us and of course for visiting our store! We truly appreciate it!!



  3. Oh, I wish I could go! I've been stuck in this house recuperating from ankle surgery for over a month now. (And I've got another month to go at least.) I'm going stir crazy, except I can't seem to master the crutches. Sure wish I could wheel myself in the wheelchair to your place and you could take me to look at pretties and eat chocolate!

  4. What a cute little store. Love that breadbox!

  5. What a fun little store! Where is it? I have to go check it out! Can't wait to see what you do with the blue crate!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

  6. This is such a cute little store. The minute I saw it I had this flash-back of the Dick and Jane books. There was a neighbor lady in the books that had a sweet shop with a bell on the door that rang when someone entered. You do remember that my any chance?
    The post just before this one is so inspiring. My kitchen is basically medium gray walls, white cupboards, light wood floor and beige colored counter top and backslash. I do have one wall that I use as an accent wall. Right now I have it a charcoal gray, but your room has convinced me to try a shade of blue. Just by changing that one wall I think I can make a huge difference. You know, changing up a room can be so up-lifting. Especially the kitchen . . . I spend a lot of time there. I am your newest follower, come on over I would love to get to know you better.
    Have a marvelous weekend, Connie :)

  7. Dear Joanne, I opened my blog this morning and there you were, my newest follower. I just want to say, thank you and let you know how much I appreciate your encouragement through following. I have met so many lovely sister bloggers through this media and I am looking very forward to getting to know you better. Your blog is beautiful, I am very impressed. Connie :)

  8. Hi Joanne! I love this little store! My favorite thing was the bin of Scrabble tiles. LOVE those!
    Is this store is Granville? I'm 25 minutes from there!


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