Thursday, September 26, 2013

Weekend by the Sea

I am back, rested and renewed and filled with the creative spirit once again. 

Thank you, Dear Friends, for your sweet well wishes. 

While I was away, my two Daughter's and I spent a long weekend together.  

Just 'The Girls' and I, in a little cottage by the sea. 

We couldn't let the last weekend of summer go by without a beautiful send-off. 

We chose the charming village of  Seabrook, WA .

Come along with me as we step up onto the porch with a few groceries and our overnight bags. 

It's a beautiful late summer day with families riding bicycles, walking dogs, or sitting at the outdoor fireplace in the courtyard just beyond. 

Let's open the door and peek inside...

Sweet Vintage Cottage Style

The table gets set for an impromptu meal. 

Three hours of driving makes a girl hungry! 

All the comforts of home.

I think I could live here. 

Or at least until The Mr.started missing me! 

While our food heats, let's take a little tour. 

Two bright bedrooms with cottage details. 

One bedside table decoupaged with someone named Marnie's ephemera from the early 1900's. 

School records, theater tickets, library cards, love letters.....

A vintage alarm clock and hand painted seascape. 

Another hangs on the wall.

A Shabby Sweet candlestick,

Darling details....

Everywhere you look.

Just in case you are staying for a while and need a place to stash your sewing.....Not to worry! 

The woodstove only needs a match to make things cozy. 

Just like I imagined a beach cottage should be.

Two bedrooms, two baths -  the perfect size for us. 

Through the old fashioned screen door we see the outdoor fireplace and cottages beyond. 

My daughter's, Jennie (left) and Heather (right) against the screen door. 

A very happy Mom.

Times two! xx

The microwave has chimed - time to eat! 

Later, we relax on the porch with a glass of wine as a light rain falls on our view of the courtyard.

It's a quiet night, with families tucked inside as the Pacific roars in the distance. 

It feels so good to get away to this lovely place with my two favorite girls. 

A chance to create lasting family memories.

Next time - we take a walk around the village and stroll down to the sea. 

I hope you will join me! 



  1. What a charming place! A girls weekend on the shore sound heavenly! Welcome back!

  2. A perfect place to relax and be happy with the company of your beloved beautiful daughters.How nice! And this little cottage, so cosy, atmospheric and comfortable!
    I'm looking forward to stroll down the sea!
    (Oh, Karen you look gorgeous!)

  3. Welcome back! Your weekend at the shore must have been the perfect way to bid farewell to summer.

  4. Sounds like a dream weekend to me! Glad you had this chance to bond with your pretty daughters.

  5. Hi Karen, good to see you back restored and rested. Wow, that's one getaway beach side cottage you stayed at. What lovely time to spend with your beautiful daughters. I notice you changed your template; I love it.

    Welcome back and looking forward to seeing more of your holiday photos.


  6. What sweet pictures of you and your daughters, and charming seaside cottage. Welcome back, Karen! xx

  7. What sweet pictures of you and your daughters, and charming seaside cottage. Welcome back, Karen! xx

  8. really glad you had a nice getaway with your girls!

  9. Sounds like the kind of weekend that dreams are made of :)

  10. Oh wonderful for you to get away with your girls!! Fun!! The beach house is really cute. Welcome back, Karen!! - and I love the photo of your cat watching the clouds!

  11. What a wonderful way to spend the last weekend of September! Your daughters are darling!

  12. Oh I was so happy to see your blog on my list this morning. It looks like you had a fabulous time - and such a darling cottage. Every detail is just perfect. It looks like you could have been the decorator.

  13. Dearest Karen,
    That is balm for any Mother's soul! Looks so lovely for staying there together...

  14. What a fabulous way to spend some time with your precious daughters Karen, the photos are Beautiful...such a cute cottage too...So glad you all enjoyed your time together... Hugs May x x

  15. Welcome back, Karen! What a beautiful cottage. And even more beautiful ladies! Love the photos of you and your daughters :)

  16. Oh my where did the summer go.. So glad to see that you got away and with your beautiful daughters - cherish moments for sure.. This little cottage you stayed in would be truly fun..
    Can't wait to see more of you get-way...

  17. Wonderful shots and what a charming place to stay for a weekend. Know that you had a wonderful time with your beautiful daughters! Wonderful memories!

  18. So glad to see you back! And so happy to hear that you got away with your girls! Isn't life beautiful when you are with the ones you love and in an environment like that...well that's a bonus for sure! Sounded like an awesome trip! I can not wait to see more!!! All the best this weekend Karen! Your girls are so pretty!!!

  19. Welcome back Karen. Sometimes it's good with a "time - out" - let up again, and return with renewed strength. Wishing you and your a good weekend :) Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

  20. Belo lugar que transborda felicidade....

  21. I'd have a very hard time leaving that place!

  22. I like the whole post, but I think you'll understand when I tell you that I like the portraits best. You are a beautiful family ;-)

    Greetings from the Netherlands,

  23. What a wonderful and charming place. How did you ever leave? Great pictures, especially the ones of you and your daughters. Thanks for sharing your getaway.

  24. Definitely how a seaside cottage should look! Wonderful details.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful getaway.

  25. What a lovely getaway place...your daughters are beautiful (just like their mom!)...

  26. What a sweet little seaside cottage and with your two beautiful girls it must have been perfect!!

  27. Great presentation of a beautiful life.
    All deserve every happiness.

    My words are not enough to thank you. Because you are special to what you create.

    Greetings from all my family.
    Yannis Politopoulos

  28. What a perfect weekend, Karen! I'm so happy that you got a deserved break with your girls. I was thinking that I needed to take a break with my girl soon. <3

  29. What a beautiful and peaceful place! Great rest for the mind and body, and you my friend presents us with these beautiful photos. Very good to have you back! What a joy!
    A big kiss and a nice week for everyone!
    Kisses Sílvia

  30. Looks like a great weekend Karen, a beautiful place to enjoy with your daughters!!


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