Monday, July 3, 2017

Hydrangea Heaven

Last week I spent a fabulous week on Martha's Vineyard, an island off the coast of Cape Cod, MA, with my sister and five other friends. Seven of us in a wonderful old house originally built in 1840 and added onto over the years. The house had six bedrooms and four bathrooms and was utterly charming. The interior walls were all white beadboard and the floors were mostly painted hardwood in various shades of blue and green (my colors). The owner had hand painted a lot of the furniture and I was so enamored.

Check out the fish knobs! They were also on the cupboard doors in the kitchen.

This was just a small sampling. I thought of you, Maggie, and your scrumptious painted furniture.  There were quilts on all the beds and little touches everywhere. It had a front porch that was wide and deep with lots of comfy furniture, perfect for sipping wine or reading a book or just enjoying the ambience. The kitchen was big enough for all seven of us to be working in and an ample dining room that could have fit many more.

The weather is there is so friendly to flowers and they were EVERYWHERE! Especially hydrangea and roses.

The weather was very conducive to our plans of touring, eating, shopping and beaching. The weather back home was not very good so we considered ourselves lucky.

Come back and I will show you some pictures of the incredible gingerbread cottages, for which the Vineyard is famous.

Happy Fourth of July!

1 comment:

Hedy Hahn said...

I've been to Martha's Vineyard and it is very pretty. That rental house sounds wonderful to me, I'd love to be sitting on that porch with friends.