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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…

Rustic Cottage Kitchen

I recently saw this gorgeous kitchen in a magazine.
I just love the rustic brick and the wood beams.
 And those light fixtures!
 I would never have chosen them myself but they look amazing, don't they?

You get a closer view of the lighting in the picture below.
Actually, this is the picture that originally caught my attention
because the soft blue of the island jumped right out at me ~ no surprise there!
And I really like how it looks with the warm tones of the granite which is
another thing I would not have chosen but I'm loving the combination.

There is definitely no shortage of storage space either.
Right off of the kitchen is a wonderful butler's pantry with more cabinetry 
and a pantry with sliding barn doors.  The doors were salvaged from an old barn.

Here is the living room and you can see how it flows beautifully with the kitchen.
The whole family can be together and it would be great for company too.

The exterior of this home is just as wonderful as the interior.
The stone, wood shutters, and iron work all give that same rustic, warm, and welcoming feel.
Not too shabby, right?
You can see many more photos of this home here.

Thanks a bunch for visiting!
~ joining ~


  1. I love that house! What I love the most is the island and those lights. It looks very Texas-y. Off to check the link.

  2. I love it too and Hubby and I have always like beams in a house.

  3. Very pretty inside and out. Thanks for the great pics!


  4. Those light fixtures are amazing! I'm a sucker for brick and beams too!

  5. What a beautiful home - I love the light fixtures.

  6. What a great home. So pretty. I would have never thought of those light fixtures either but they look awesome. Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a great new week.

  7. Very pretty kitchen. I love the brick and the beams. All I could think of, though, was that the kitchen and living area is about the size of our entire cottage. LOL Thanks for sharing , Joanne.


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