Monday, April 27, 2009

Inspiration

Whenever I want a little inspiration I pull up my pictures of Martha's Vineyard....Hubby and I went there 2 summers ago....and what's not to love....it is charming and what cottage is all about to me....I also love Nantucket....I will share those pictures another time.....but now it is all about Martha's Vineyard......
the soft colors and the porches with hanging baskets......

picket fences and flower boxes.....

a cozy front porch.......
this is where I first saw a headboard bench....
see it on the front porch......


the big White House.......

the charm.......

the rocking chairs...the front doors that invite you in......

just what I needed.... a little inspiration.....
we did work in our garden....not as much as I wanted to...but it's a start....
I will give you a few little peeks this week of our garden in progress......
Hugs,
Mo :-)

20 comments:

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Morning Mo~ ~ ~
Thanks for the lovely shots. We live in the NE but I've never been there. It's on my long list of places to visit.
I have been looking for pink glass wall hooks to put on the shelf that my Beloved made for me a few weeks ago. Do you have a website for the shop you purchased them at. Been checking ebay but alas, no pink.
I posted about the shelf a few weeks ago. It is on the wall above my desk and I painted it white. I think the pink glass would look really nice. I'm thinking 4 or 5 should do the trick?~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

I love all the darling houses Mo and they are an inspiration of porches and gardening! I am planting a new front yard this week, starting this morning! Good luck with yours and thanks for sharing!!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Happy To Be said...

GM Mo, this just makes me want to pack a bag and go...I just love all these summer homes...I drool over them everything they would put them in Romantic Living..How fun to see them in person...thanks so much for sharing your trip with us...May you have a great week my friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Ginger said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures, Mo. I love those houses with all the charm. I think I would sit on the porch and never move!!

Gabriela said...

Hello,


Love these houses and gardens!


~ Gabriela ~

Joyce said...

I love it up there. I always think that it is one of the most charming places I have visited. Your photos are lovely and bring back memories. Best is that I did not even have to get on a plane today to visit one of the cutest places in the good old USA! Thanks.
Joyce

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh how I love that place! It's been almost 3 years since I've been there and I miss it so much! I really want to go to Nantucket. I'm hoping I can go in the Summer of 2010!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hello Mo! What a beautiful blog you have! I was sent here by Gabriela Delworth..she told me that she found the perfect girlfriend (Mika Bella) for my little Maltese (Barkley)! Please come visit my blog to see a photo of Barkley on my sidebar...he has a bow in his hair too, but it's blue. Your blog is lovely and I will add it right away to my blog roll..so nice to meet you! ~ xo Joy

Stephenie said...

Those houses are just so sweet...I love them all...They really are quite inspiring to.
STephenie

Mary said...

Mo, I am in love with those gingerbread cottages. Oh, I want to see the inside!! Wouldn't it be nice to sit out there with morning coffee listening to the birds? I can dream! I hope you accomplish much with your gardening this week and I look forward to seeing your pictures. Hugs!! Mary

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Those are the most enchanting homes...... the porches the colors.... so very sweet.
HUgs
Linda

Cottage Rose said...

Hey MO; Wow what gorgeous homes. I love all the cottage look, that is what I am working t words for my home. So thanks for showing such lovely inspiring photos..

Hugs;
Alaura

Forever Vintage said...

I can totally see why you would find inspiration from these homes..so beautiful. I would love to visit there one day.

debi @ life in my studio said...

Oh, thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures. I want to go to Martha's Vinyard so bad. I hope I make it someday!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great pictures Mo! I LOVE all the porches. ♥

Kris said...

Mo,
The photos of the homes are just plain purdy!! I love all the soft pastels and attention to detail. I could live there in a heartbeat if my wallet was fat and I liked cold weather. :)

Have a happy day
Kris

Kay said...

Thanks for the inspiration...I double clicked on each to get all the details. I just mentioned rocking chairs to my husband last week and he is sure he is not old enough for rocking chairs yet but they sure do add charm.... I'll be showing these to my husband.

cjshifty said...

Your post is wonderful. I just love these charming homes.....they are sooo beautiful! I would love to vacation there someday. Your home and garden is also lovely..... I do wonder tho where you ladies store all your seasonal treasures?? I need some help with that....thanks, Carol

debbie said...

DEAR MO,
OH BE STILL MY HEART. THAT WOULD NOT BE MY SUMMER HOME...THAT WOULD BE THE HOME OF MY DREAMS...I LOVE GINGERBREAD TRIM AND THE COLORS....I LOVE IT SO MUCH.
BE CAREFUL WITH THE SWINE FLU BEGINNING TO BREAK OUT. I PRAY FOR YOUR SON THE POLICE OFFICER AND ALL POLICE, FIRE, MEDICS, ALL THOSE SERVING THE PUBLIC, EVERY DAY
HUGS TO YOU MO
I AM SO BLESSED BY YOUR BLOG
debbie

snowyriver01 said...

hello sweetie....I love the photos! It is so very hard to read your print though especially when you print with light purple over the mauve...any chance you might change the font color or the background? I'd really love to read what you have to say! Again, incredible pictures...thank you!