Cottage Style

Cottage Style

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Anthing Red White and Blue

I just love Flags and the bright colors of the red white and blue. At the Lake House I put flags where I could to give that patriotic summer "Ralph Lauren" look. Of course most of my decorating finds weren't from Ralph Lauren, but garage sales, thrift stores and flea markets.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Carving Pumpkins on the Lake House Porch

One reason we bought the little Lake House was to get away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. We love doing such simple things like carving pumpkins on our porch or catching fire flies, or looking for constellations at night or going for bike rides to lake or playing checkers, No I pods, Video games allowed... and the kids still have fun.. Wow

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tour Around My Vintage Kitchen at The Lake House

I love vintage kitchen stuff with bright colors. I think the women of the 40's & 50's spent so much time in their kitchens that they needed bright colors to keep them happy!!!

The kitchen is almost like a Vintage kitchen museum. I love anything vintage and kitsch!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Good Night...Sleep Tight Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite

My grandmother would say this... "Don't let the Bed Bugs Bite" of course in her day it was probably a reality.
I scored this fabulous dresser at a thrift shop ... half price. It works perfectly with my sailing, lake house theme.

I love the color we painted the walls in our bedroom at the lake house. It's the blue to the sea... it's called "sailor boy".

This is the kid's bedroom.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Watching the Clouds so By

Jessica and I spent a Day at the Lake this summer while visiting our little house. It's so relaxing to just read and watch the clouds go by.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lake House Memories...

At home we use our glass grill, but at the lake house we use this vintage charcoal grill that was left in the garden shed.

Hubby relaxing on the porch.
Uncle Sam on the Porch. Don't look too close ...those geraniums aren't real.

My kids have so much fun at the Lake House. No video games.. etc. It's funny how the simple pleasure of sidewalk chalk became the activity of the morning. These pictures were taken a few years back, but my kids still love to draw with sidewalk chalk.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Picnic Time

We love to have picnics outside the back door of our Lake House.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Interiors of the Lake House

This is the bed in the main bedroom.
Kitchen Vintage wares

I love Red & White Crocheted Potholders

A Day at The Lake

Making a Sand Castle Fort on the Beach.

The Bridgewater Oil Company lent us this huge intertube to play with at the Lake

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lake House Pictures

I love signs... This one points to the direction of the Lake.

"Open Sunday 1-3" is a vintage sign I got at a flea market that was from an old real estate sign.

These little rompers hang in one of the bedrooms. They have a nautical theme.