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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…

Cottage Kitchens for Christmas

My favorite room to decorate for Christmas is the kitchen.
I also love to see other cottage style kitchens and how they are decked out for the holidays.
Here are some that I found that have that special something that makes them
so welcoming, especially at this time of the year.

So cute how the ornaments (or cookies?) are hanging from a branch in the window.

Isn't this island wonderful?
All it needs is a big wreath to say Christmas.


This kitchen has a lot going on ~ I love all of the red!


I really love every one of these.

I hope you all enjoy this last week leading up to Christmas.
Christmas Eve is one week from today.
Thanks so much for taking some time out to visit!

             

- joining -






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  1. I hope your family has a Merry Christmas.

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  2. Oh so do I, Jo! Every single one is awesome - but I am partial to the first pick with light blue cabs - how neat is that? I bet you ADORE that, knowing how much you love your blue! : - )

    Merry Christmas, sweet lady! ♥

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  3. I love the branch with the Christmas cookies hanging on it in the window! Have a Merry Christmas, JoAnne.

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  4. All of these JoAnne are just beautiful. They are bright, cheerful and so inviting for the holidays.
    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.
    Kris

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  5. JoAnne you have found the most magical holiday cottages to share with us. I greatly enjoyed them. Wishing you the merriest celebration yet with family and loved ones.
    xo,
    Vera

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  6. Lovely inspiration pictures! Have a great time for this holiday season!

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  7. My two favorites are the last and second to last. The second to last reminds me of a scene from a Hallmark movie!! Lol!! Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones!! xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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