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,
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!