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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 found a very special place for us to spend Valentine's Day.
It's an adorable cottage of course.
Come on in and hang up your hat and your cute red bag.
Let's have a seat in the pretty living room where we can enjoy the
 beautiful red flowers and a red mystery drink while we chat.
Are you getting hungry?
Join me in the kitchen while I make lunch.

I'll be making some cupcakes for our dessert.

You wouldn't mind setting the table would you?

We can eat lunch on the enclosed porch and then enjoy some
cherries and delicious cupcakes!
If you're sleepy after lunch, you may have a nap
in the lovely guest room with it's pretty red linens.

Oh dear, is it time to go already?
Please select a pretty heart sachet as your parting gift.

Maybe next time it will be warm enough to sit on the wonderful
front porch and admire the charming red door.

I really hope you enjoyed your visit and I hope you enjoy
the rest of your Valentine's Day!


Thanks A Bunch For Visiting!


  1. I love the cottage, I wanna go there for Valentine's Day too.

    Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Cottage Making Mommy

  2. I enjoyed my visit to the pretty cottage and I hope your Valentine's Day is lovely!

  3. Very cute post. Wonderful pics. I loved all of them.

  4. This is so pretty I'd go for Valentines and then maybe stay. May be permanent


  5. Let's go JoAnne. How cute would it be to stay in this sweet cottage. Happy Valentine's Day.

  6. What fun to view those photos! I'd like to step into each one of them.

  7. This is a beautiful cottage JoAnne. Thanks so much for taking us along in this Valentine's Day!
    sending hugs...

  8. LOVE this cottage!! Happy Valentines Day JoAnne!!

  9. Every photo is delightful!! I love red & white.

  10. What a wonderful cottage you took us to, today, Joanne! Thank you, it is absolutely charming!

  11. Oh- JoAnne! Thank you for the wonderful day at the cottage here. You pulled together a beautiful place for all of us. I love it-Happy Valentine's Day to you! xo Diana

  12. Beautiful cottage! Thanks for taking us a tour of it. Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day.

  13. Love the house and esp. the porch. What about the white out today. We could not see where we were going at all. Staying in the rest of the week-end. Stay warm.

  14. This house has so much charm in each room. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Oh it is beautiful! The kitchen is amazing and that porch has me dreaming of Spring.
    xo Sally

  16. So very pretty. I love all those muted reds!

  17. Oh, I'm a bit late for the party at this darling cottage. I hope you will still meet me there. Of course I'll set the table for lunch and I would LOVE to share it with you in such a sweet place. This little cottage almost makes me want to switch everything over to red and white! Just for a moment, maybe. Wish you and I could really meet up at a place where we could have a long chat and lunch.

  18. You are so lucky to have stayed there on such a special day. I love it! I especially love the front porch! Thanks for sharing.

  19. You are so lucky to have stayed there on such a special day. I love it! I especially love the front porch! Thanks for sharing.


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