Sunday, March 4, 2012

If I had a Beach House....

..it wouldn't be too ginormous.
I would want something where I can enjoy each room and make the most of those rooms.
Something with character and charm.
Where the beach was my front and back yard.

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Where tall beach grass swayed in the sea breezes.

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I could either sit in the sun and soak up its warmth




or under a porch to nap or be sheltered as I

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watch an incoming storm


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or the moon rise over the sea.




I would have stairs that lead down to the beach and then




to a dock where I could sip my morning chai and watch the sun rise.
(of course a Starbucks would be walking distance away :) )




The inside would have rooms with character as well.
Planked walls and ceilings

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with floors covered by old wood that squeaked when you walked on them, telling a story of
a time before.




Windows would have sheers billowing in the sea breezes.


(my photo)


I would have a place to retreat to


to soak my cares away.



Romantic rooms with views and fireplaces to cozy up to on a cold night.


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A room that feel like you are outside yet sheltered.



Every room with a view of the sea.


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A place to hid and paint.


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A bedroom that starts and ends my day with the most beautiful view.

I would surround myself with treasures from the sea






I would want to be close to a town where I could stroll along the docks




and little stores on a wharf.



Small town charm.




Is there such a place?

Honestly I would love to live in Cape Cod or Nantucket, that would be my dream. 
If I could just convince my family and friends to move with me that would be perfect!
oh yeah, and win the lotto. :)

Thank you for letting me dream a bit, I had fun looking at all the gorgeous beach houses and rooms.
Maybe one day it will happen, until then
thank God for Pinterest and blogs!!! :)

I will taking a little break this week, I am behind on things and I am still under the weather and pretty convinced that I will be sick until summer.
BUT,
I did see a Robin the other day which, in Michigan, means that Spring is not too far away.
Let's hope. :)

I wish you a happy and healthy week!

hugs!!!


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61 comments:

reFresh reStyle said...

Can I live with you in your dream? Amazing spaces, but the moon rising will be on my mind for a while! I hope you start feeling better soon! Hope you get well and caught up :)
Hugs,
Debbie

SOMMERWHITE said...

Love every photo soooo much am gonna dream all day now in my gloom office, Id move to Cape Cod too, my friend lived there for 6 months and said its a dream :)
xg Take care :)

Polly said...

dreamy

Finding Home said...

Oh, and I would to come visit you there!

Take care my friend,
Laura

Sandra said...

Hmmm. No mention of your Canadian friend living a few cottages away...
If I win the lotto, I'll make it happen. See, now your chances are better!!! :) Beautiful post, from a girl who knows how to dream!
Hugs and a chai.
xx
Sandra

Pamela said...

What I want one too Michelle! Thanx for sharing such a beautiful post! I love your curtains blowing!!

NanaDiana said...

Michelle- I am so sorry that you are still not feeling well. Welcome to the Midwest in winter where ever illness seems to hang on forever!

Love all your images but you had me at the Starbucks within walking distance idea!

Hope you have a good week- get well and rest- xo Diana

JourneysEnd said...

Thank you so much for allowing me to hop into your dream for awhile. It was wonderful! I hope you win the lottery! Feel better and have a great day.
~pat

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful inspiring post!! :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful inspiring post!! :)

Low Tide High Style said...

I'm just getting caught up on blog reading...Happy Belated Birthday to your husband! I'm sorry I missed the post!

And you have created a beautiful beach house already. One day when we both have our dream beach homes we can spend our time traveling back and forth to one another's houses!

I'm sorry you are still sick...feel better! And I hope your son is feeling better now too.

Kat

Bonita Rose said...

we hv similar dreams of moving to FL and living on the ocean... one day soon i hope.. xo hugs bonitarose

Martina said...

What a lovely dream Michelle - am in with you and almost hear the ocean - and smell it! Happy sunday to you!

beachcomber said...

we can all dream.. love all these images & ideas! really love the cute kitchen.
x

Japolina said...

I'm moving in with you!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I loved your post today - we have so much in common! We are only a few weeks from opening up our lake house for the year - I'm itching to get there! One thing I'd love to do one day is get a small RV and drive along the coastline, stopping along the shore to poke and stroll and explore all the tidal pools, look for shells and sea glass and toast the sunrise and sunsets!

Deborah said...

Ok would there be room in your suitcase when you leave, cus I'd sure love to go with you? :)
Lovely, lovely places to be...
It was fun to share your dreams today hunny xo
Have a good rest this week..that robin was a sign of hope.
Spring is on her way!

All my love,
Deborah xoxoxoxooxox

Coral and Coast said...

Love your dream! :) I'm right there with ya, hope you feel better soon! xo K

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Michelle! Didn't know you weren't feeling good. Get better real quick! Nothing serious I hope. I thought you already lived pretty close to the water. At any rate - you pics are beautiful. Especially your own pic of the breezy curtains. Hugs to you my friend.

Calypso In The Country said...

I love your dream home! Ahhh...just imagine...I hope you are feeling better. We are supposed to have some warm days later in the week here. Come on spring! Have a great week!
-Shelley

Claudia said...

Hello,

Feel better soon...love all your pictures. Anytime you want to come and visit the Northeast you are welcome. We live less than hour away from the ferry to take you to Nantucket. It's beautiful!
Love picture of the moon...spectacular! Lots of inspiring pictures.
Claudia

anangloinquebec said...

I am always looking for this to become a reality in my life. Such a sense of peace comes out of many of these images. Stunning shot of the moon...

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Ahhhh, sounds lovely! It would be so nice to have somewhere to escape to! Hope you feel better soon!

Brandi said...

So many pretty rooms. I didn't how much I wanted a beach house either, until this post! LOL!! Feel better soon!

Love of the Sea said...

I love all the photos. Hard to pick which one I like the best. Maybe the one with the blue and white stripe carpet. That is a gorgeous room. Hope all is well with you! Take care..XO

Tanya said...

Can I come visit your dream :) Aw, wouldn't it be so nice to have a place like in every photo?! Love every picture. Hope you're feeling well soon. Have a fabulous week!!!

Desire Empire said...

Thanks for sharing your dream with us. It is mine too. I loved all the rooms you showed us and about to Google Nantucket to learn more.

Have a great week
Carolyn xx

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hey there, awesome post it speaks to my heart. We share the same dream only my beach house will be in Florida

Darleen Hope said...

This is such a beautiful post!!
It takes me far away from the rainy and cold weather I have here, looking at the images and reading the texts I forgot where I am right now for some time ;)

Seaside Style said...

Great images and a lovely dream it is! I would live on Nantucket too, but I do live in a lovely beach area as you know..You need to move girl! Feel better!

xo

designchic said...

I'm with you...love the idea of beach living with shingled cottages, warm paneled rooms and the ocean out my front door...heaven!!

Kelle Dame said...

Love to see all your dreams! I can hear the floors squeaking too!
Happy Monday!
Kelle
xoxo

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Hello again! Just wanted to let you know I tagged you today on my 11 questions post. Please don't feel obligated - it's time consuming, but fun! Hope you are enjoying your day!

Sally Lee by the Sea, LLC said...

I love, love, love your dream Michelle. May I come over and play some Scrabble with you?

There are some photos which I've never seen before so I'm off to PIN!!!

xoxo

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I think you stole that dream right out of my head. Gorgeous images! I hope you're feeling better. I totally relate!

Heaven's Walk said...

I think you best build that cottage a wee bit bigger, sis. There's alot of us moving in with you! lol! Your photos are just breathtaking!!!!! Smugs to you, sweetie!

xoxo laurie

michele said...

loving all the inspiration and am right there with you with the dreaming. i just need sand between my toes. lots of white linen. and those worn wood floors...omg they are beyonnnnnnd isanely beautiful.

smiles and sunshine to you, lovely lady.

michele

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

lots of swoon-y coastal inspiration here! i do so hope you get your beach house someday...
also, i really hope you feel better and stop getting sick!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Feel better sweet Michelle. I love all of those beach ideas. I'm with you I would so love to live on the beach. I loved all those pictures. My heart is going pitter patter. I think my favorite was the one with the stairs and all of those gorgeous candles. Take care and enjoy the break.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You have been making your dream come true dearest. Maybe one day, you will be RIGHT ON THE EDGE. But for now, you are creating it all.

LOVELY!!! And I love YOUR photo of the curtain.....Anita

Eileen said...

Michelle, Those all all great pictures, and keep your dream.... dreams often do come true! Feel better soon.
Eileen @ Cottage Beach House

Val said...

Looks like if you had a beach house it would be perfect!!!!!!

Salina said...

Such a lovely post. Thanks for sharing your dream of a beach house. Hope your dream comes true someday.;)

Debbie said...

Your house is already beachin' sista!! I understand what you mean about living right on the seashore. What a dream come true that would be.
Love you, sweet pea.
xxoo

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Love, love!! And if you can imagine it..., you can attract it.

blhitchcock901 said...

Yes, this would be my dream house-my dream! Love your photo of the panel blowing in the wind!

Ann said...

Oh what beautiful collection of beach images... You really made me long for summer days, which is quite soon. Love that porch.

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

Gosh Michelle, those photos are amazing!! Love all of them, but especially yours! I hope that you go back to the dr and have them check you out again. I haven't blogged in awhile, trying to focus on the most important things first and it seems I don't get time to blog, even though I have written a bunch of posts in my head! I so enjoyed this post!! hugs, cathy

Sarah said...

I got lost there in your dream for a moment...thanks for sharing!

Muskokangirl said...

I couldn't have put a more perfect place together myself!! I think you captured pretty much everything I would want as well!!!
I agree with you on living in The Cape...one of our favourite place to vacation too...never hurts to dream!! :D
As for being sick...have you been to a health food store?? Oil of Oregano is very good for virus's ...may want to go talk to them and tell them what has been going on, I bet they could suggest some things to strengthen your immune system! Maybe a couple of trips to the tanning bed too...the light is good therapy since we don't seem to have our full sun yet...just some things to think about!! Enjoy the rest of your week!!

Rayanne said...

Have a lovely break dearest! Beautiful photos, beautiful blog, just like YOU!!

Privet and Holly said...

I don't know if I
have mentioned
this before, but
your dream is also
MY dream : ) I hope
to live on a lake or
the ocean, but on
the opposite coast ~
the Pacific NW. I
am now going to
pin this post to
pieces!!!

Happy Wednesday,
xx Suzanne

PS: Glad you are
feeling better and hope
your son will be, soon!

momto8 said...

I could spend way too much time on this post looking at all these fun pics!! wow...beautiful.

trumatter said...

Wow! Ive been away for a while and I missed so much! It's wonderful Michelle...Love your inspirations.

Someday I wish to have a beach house too. With those suncatchers in my balcony!

Thanks for letting us dream on.

YONKS said...

Sublime! OMG, I have seen the bath tub of my dreams xxx
Di

Lara said...

This post made me want to curl up and take a nap. What a relaxing retreat you have fantasized up...and the music is just perfect!

LDonohue1 said...

I was just surfing some blogs and came across yours~If I had a Beach House touched my soul. Thank you. Hope you are feeling better.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Michelle dearest heart....let's go to that BEACH IN GREECE!!!!!!! Ahhhhh, I can only imagine that in Heaven there is WATER but I have a feeling it will be living waters of great proportion and of a dimension UNIMAGINABLE! LOVE!!!!!!!! Anita

Sylvia said...

You just described my dream PERFECTLY , Michelle.And I hope the Low of Attraction works ( for both of us :) Get well and I hope to " see " you soon !

Natasha in Oz said...

Can I come and holiday at your beach house?! What divine images!

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz.

Jenni said...

Hi Michelle~ I love this post! My beach-loving daughter and I read it together and enjoyed it very much, and the pictures are gorgeous! I can't believe that one of the moon over the water!

I hope you are having a good weekend, my friend! :)

Hugs,
Jenni

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