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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Livin' The Dream....well not quite

Mayflower Beach, Cape Cod ~ Ma. @ sunset
I'm back and it was wicked fun on Cape Cod. The weather could not have been any better. The beaches were sooo nice and the Lobsta...don't get me started:) A neighbor of mine has this great little cottage in Dennis that she just started renting - it is so cute, like a dollhouse. Do you all do this or am I the only crazy? After I have had time to soak in the place I am renting - usually by bedtime - In my mind, I start to redecorate and remodel it with everything I own. Well, I went to town on this adorable cottage. All the great pieces I have that just don't "fit" in my traditional colonial ~ look perfect. By the time we were packing up for home - I had completely convinced myself that I need a cottage somewhere on the shore, just to put all my stuff. Those rustic outdoor showers - perfect for a new metal washstand that Mr. Vintage just had sandblasted and re-painted sparkling white for me (White Wednesdays post for sure).

It was seriously a great week ~ The kids skim boarded with Sea Lions (scared the $%&! out of me) the 2 year old monster (I mean my daughter:) fell asleep early every night - too tired to even hear a bedtime story, great weather and a sweet house. We hardly ate at restaurants at all- it was not easy to get everyone off the beach by a decent hour, so we just picked up fresh seafood  from the local markets and cooked at the house and went back to the beach to celebrate the glorious sunsets.

I am saving the best part of this getaway for last: Shopping!!!!! Oh no, I didn't even walk into one cute little gift shop or boutique. I headed straight for the outdoor Flea Market - YEHAW!!! At first I was worried because it wasn't the kind of Flea I was used to - everything was brand new - loads of bright shiny plastic bric a brac. But luckily, son #2 found the one vendor tent that had some great old junque. Next, I hunted down an Estate Sale by a French woman transplanted to The Cape 66 years ago. Her home was weeellll off the beaten path and lucky for me, only a handful of others found her amazing home. I will list some of the items in my FBV shop later. I am way behind on listing new stuff but it'll get there this week.

Just wanted to say "Hi' to everyone ~ I seriously did miss Blogland. No Wi-Fi at the cottage - that was about the only downside (that and a few LARGE spiders in the shower).  Check back on White Wednesday's post for some of the really nice Vintage pieces I was lucky enough to score.

p.s ~ I'm ready, when does school start????

Dee XO


  1. I am so jealous! You sound as if you have had the absolute time of your life! Great vacation! Photos! Please! Anne

  2. Dee, sounds lovely. I wish I could be beamed to there now. So glad you had a good time and great shopping. hugs♥olive

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwww! Sounds like a fab time! :):):):) Well...except for the! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Iam uber jealous! Cape Cod is on my bucket list!!

  5. Dee

    so happy to hear you had a ball. Great post and I love the writing, very entertaining. Have a wonderful week and enjoy.


  6. Hi Dee! This sounds like an amazing vacay!
    I and so...glad you had a wonderful time!
    Can't wait to see what you put in the store!
    Blessings and hugs,

  7. Hi Dee...I laughed when I read you had a "wicked" good time! You had a beautiful weather week ~ very happy! Can't wait to see what treasures you have to show us!!

  8. Sounds like it was a great week. When I am away like that I always try to picture myself living there....what cottage, what job, etc. I can't wait to see your treasures. Do you have any pictures of the cute cottage that you stayed in?

  9. Sounds like a bit of heaven to me. Haven't been to the cape in yrs. I'd love a little cottage just to decorate like a dollhouse...doesn't work in my house either.
    Can't wait to see the frenchy stuff you scored on.


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