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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 wonderful kitchen to share with you today.
It's in a renovated farmhouse and I think you'll love the charming details 
that give it the farmhouse feeling.

                             Traditional Kitchen by Wenham Kitchen & Bath Designers K.Marshall Design Inc.

The first thing I noticed was the beautiful shelf above the stove that creates the 
feeling of a mantel and is a focal point for the kitchen. 
And the warm wood is a wonderful contrast to the creamy white cabinets.

I love using plates for wall decor and the ones used here fit in perfectly
with the style of the kitchen.

                             Traditional Kitchen by Wenham Kitchen & Bath Designers K.Marshall Design Inc.

The furniture detail at the base of the cabinets adds a lot of charm as well as the 
oiled rubbed bronze cup pulls on the drawers.
The island has two levels and is the same warm wood as the shelf over the stove.
Did you notice that there are two different countertop materials used on the island?.
I really like those bar stools too.

                             Traditional Kitchen by Wenham Kitchen & Bath Designers K.Marshall Design Inc.

The walls are a beautiful shade of blue ~ perfect for a country kitchen.

The corner shown below has a pantry and little cubby for the microwave.
I think the microwave might be a little inconvenient if you use it a lot but it is
 kind of nice that it's tucked out of the way.

                             Traditional Kitchen by Wenham Kitchen & Bath Designers K.Marshall Design Inc.

The owners were able to open up the kitchen to the family room by using glass
on both sides of the upper cabinets and a pretty arch above the sink.

There is so much wonderful craftsmanship throughout every corner.

                             Traditional Kitchen by Wenham Kitchen & Bath Designers K.Marshall Design Inc.

I think I would feel very at home in this kitchen.
How about you ~ do you like it?


  1. JoAnne! That is a fantastic kitchen. I have just started using that color blue as a bit of an accent here and there. LOVE this kitchen and could sure learn to live in it pretty quick! xo Diana

  2. What a beautiful it!!

  3. Such wonderful touches in this kitchen. I love how the chairs face each other at the island -- much better for conversation. I don't understand why new kitchens put microwaves below the counters. I find it awkward in my kids' kitchen and tempting for the little children.

  4. Very charming kitchen ... The warmth of materials used create a very approachable kitchen space. Love all the thought out touches, especially love the lighting in the upper cabinets that add to the cozy appeal.

  5. Beautiful!

    I love the color and the glass doors of the cabinets. I have a long list of wishes, but one is to change our cabinet doors to windows.

  6. I would be completely at home in this kitchen! I really like the area above the sink, and the glass doors. I can see myself baking already there! Have a great week. Diane

  7. Great kitchen. I love the glass cabinets.

  8. Thank you for sharing this sweet kitchen. I'd love to have a kitchen that big!

  9. A beautiful kitchen...


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