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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…


I always enjoy decorating the kitchen for Christmas.
Just like our dining nook that I posted about recently,
I tried to decorate with things that have a winter or Christmas
feel rather than things that are specifically Christmas.
 The little angel above might be the exception.
I just love her, so she had to be included.
When I found this tray with the Currier & Ives winter scene on Ebay,
I thought it would be really nice for Christmas.
 Adding some greenery and red ribbon is an easy
way to create the holiday feeling too.
 I cut some branches from our boxwoods and
stuck them in a jar of water ~ it doesn't get easier than that!
This wreath has been hanging above our cooktop for
awhile so I just added a simple green bow.
And I added some Christmas towels to my utensil basket. 
My baking corner has been used a lot this season.
The cookies are a gift for Grandpa ~ his favorite chocolate chip.
Another favorite ~ this little sheep I found last year.
Isn't he cute?
I'm so glad you came by to visit my Christmas kitchen.
I truly appreciate all of your visits throughout the year.

Have A Wonderful Weekend!
- joining -


  1. Your kitchen looks so pretty for the holidays. Love the basket with the pitchers in them.

  2. It all looks so festive, and that sheep is just adorable. Merry Christmas :)

  3. Your kitchen looks wonderful. I love the way you added touches here and there. I kept everything quite simple in my Christmas decorating this year and I think I love my kitchen the best - not much but just enough. I'll be back to visit again. I love coming to see what you have to share. So glad I found you!

  4. I love your kitchen. I can't find any fresh greenery anywhere. I know it's lb but I should be able to find some somewhere. Guess I waited to long. There's valentine's stuff in the stores already. Sheesh. Let us enjoy one holiday at a time.

  5. I love everything, have a sweet and simple touch that looks festive yet calm. The Currier and Ives platter is beautiful. I love sheep and that's a cutie. I wish I could get this effect. I have the same small touches but I also have a very cluttered really is our "Command Center", and I just can't seem to get it in order, especially with my holiday stuff still all over. Sigh...

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Jane xx

  6. Love your touches of Christmas in your kitchen!!

  7. I love the simple touches that you added, not overwhelming, but just the right amount to yield a smile.
    Have a happy holiday.
    New follower

  8. I love that tray with the winter scene on it. Your Christmas decorations are elegant and I think the idea that they are more winter-like is perfect!

  9. I too love your tray with the winter scene and everything else too! Your kitchen vignette's looks gorgeous and you are ready for the most beautiful C'mas, ever!
    Wishing you all a lovely C'mas holiday.


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