Feeling Blue??

In honor of the blue moon I wanted to showcase some blue lighting! The lamps are from Concord Lamp and Shade in Concord MA. The overhead lighting is from Wolfers Lighting in Waltham MA.

Blowin’ in the breeze curtains

These curtains are wonderful -inexpensive,easy to clean(wash and dry) and to me say summer and relaxation.

They are called narrow ruffle,perma-press in white and can be ordered at Country Curtains.

Ideas for Beds-Summer House

Here are some ideas for summer sleeping!

The first is a bunk bed,made by the builder for a house on the Vineyard. What I loved was the rungs on the side to scramble up to the top bunk. I thought it was all very nicely done.

The second example is a set of twin beds on these big red wheels. This is so clever-the beds can be moved around easily to create a double bed or two singles. Great idea for the many visitors with different needs that arrive in the summertime!

Location, location, location!

This is probably one of the most incredible beach houses I have ever seen.When the cabin was built in 1937 there was not a road to Aquinnah so oxen were used to pull in the lumber.The cabin was rebuilt in 1992 on the original footprint and amazingly sleeps 8 people.

Our friends invited us to come have a gin and tonic on their porch.My friend had told me that the house was completely out of sight of other houses and in the dunes of Aquinnah, on the Vineyard.. Nothing could have prepared me for the views off of this porch or the beach on the other side of the dune!

The Charlotte Inn in Edgartown-Martha’s Vineyard

This is the Charlotte Inn in Edgartown, on Martha’s Vineyard. We go there every year for our anniversary.It is by far the nicest,most beautiful hotel we have ever stayed in.Every detail is looked after. The gardens are incredible!

Harley Bartlett

This is another painting available at Powers Gallery ┬áright now. It is by Harley Bartlett and is called”Summer Respite”. A peaceful moment during hectic summertime! It is a painting of a classic Cape Cod sailboat called a catboat.

Art in ANY home!

Great art work can make all the difference in any home. I bought this beautiful painting (this is only a section of it) a few years ago from Powers Gallery in Acton MA. Check out their website-they have a lot of fantastic paintings.

This painting is by Sam Vokey. I loved it because it looks like our kids getting their boats ready for sailing class.