October 18, 2010

A Cottage On Nantucket...

I just had to share a few images of the beautiful cottage we stayed in while we were on Nantucket. My brother-in-law and his new wife had contacted all of their friends, who graciously opened up their homes and guest cottages (free of charge) to all of us coming to the island for the wedding.

Don't you just love the little stone birdbath tucked under one of the trees in the garden? I think I might try to find something like this for our yard at home. I really liked it.
Our cottage is owned by another artist on the island and is located behind the owner's home. It's set on a little hill behind the main house's backyard, and has a lovely little stone path leading to its front door.
This is a view across the front yard of the cottage...featuring a checkerboard patio with the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a morning cup of coffee.Don't you love the lichen and age on the bench under the pergola? I don't think I'd sit there, but it was lovely to look at.
This is the view of the owner's home from the front door of the cottage. It's quite a large house, and typical of Nantucket homes, is directly on the street with no front yard. There is only a narrow brick sidewalk and a granite curb between the house and the actual roadway.And this is the sweet garden growing in the yard between the house and the cottage. You can just catch a glimpse of the gate which leads to the street from the upper yard and guest house.
When we opened the front door, this was what greeted us. A warm, friendly and thoroughly quaint interior. Hardwood floors, and all the amenities one would want in a full-time home, let alone a guest cottage! Behind those wooden doors at the end of the dining room is a laundry room, and just look at the old cabinet on the left that was built into the wall for storage!
Wicker furniture and a day bed cum sofa all sitting on a gorgeous, old rug make for a comfortable place to sit and visit, or read a book. We did both! Just behind the little blue bench is the staircase leading to the bath and two bedrooms. There was easily sleeping space for six upstairs, with a twin trundle bed and two queen size beds...all spindle beds and veeerryy nice for sleeping.

We couldn't have asked for a more restful and commodious place to stay while on the island. I hope you enjoyed seeing just a bit of what we were able to enjoy while we were there.

Dinny - if you read this post, Thanks again for your generosity and hospitality. Words cannot express our gratitude for you opening your home and cottage to us for the time we were visiting.

23 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Patty C. said...

I am glad you had a wonderful time - Blessings to you and your family :)

The French Bear said...

Looks like everything was perfect and charming, glad you had a lovely weekend!!! I laughed when I read your comment about the bench, I was thinking that too....don't sit down!
The wedding was beautiful and so many great friends!!!
I love the brides dress and coat, awesome!!!!
Hugs,
Mags

Chris said...

What a beautiful peaceful place. All aspects of the wedding look just perfect.

Michelle May said...

Loooove it! Loooove it!!! Loooooooooove it!!!!
Ok..so all I would have to do is paint the whole interior white and I could live there forever!
xx, shell

sissie said...

I would love to be the owner of that sweet cottage. It's so warm and welcoming and oh what we could do "playing house" and decorating!

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay.

hugs
Sissie

Susan said...

What a lovely, restful place!
Thanks for sharing.

Suzann said...

Lovely!!!!

What a wonderful place to be.

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful place to stay!

Loved the tour with the pictures!!
Jennifer

Maggey and Jim said...

What a lovely place and what memories.
Maggey

Vintage Sandy said...

Lovely wedding, lovely accommodations and lovely "FALL" weather for you to enjoy so happy for you and your family bet Kes & Fez are happy your home though!
Hugz

Sarah said...

What thoughtful friends to open their homes and guest cottages. I find everything about Nantucket to be full of charm. We enjoyed the month of September there a few years ago. My dream would be to have our own home there, complete with guest cottage. ;-)
~ Sarah

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow Donna these pictures are so wonderful. What a lovely place you stayed in while there! So happy honey that you took lots of pictures and thought of us while you were there. lol
I too love the stone bird bath it reminds me of one I saw not to long ago around here. It must of been at Festival Hill because where else have I been.
Lets get busy and make us one.
Miss you
Love
Maggie

Sherri said...

Donna, Nantucket and the cottage is just beautiful! This time of year especially is one of my favorite times there!

Charlene said...

WOW!!!!!!!! I want to go visit!!!! Love the whole place. But, I agree with the bench... beautiful to look at but, wouldn't want to sit there. Bet the furry kids are glad your'e home. HUGS!
Charlene

Brenda Kula said...

Lucky you! What an enchanting place.
Brenda

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Thanks for sharing such a lovely place! I spent a week in very charming places too...happy for both of us . (())

MosaicMagpie said...

What a lovely place to visit. Relaxing just to look at the photos.
Debbie

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

What a wonderful place to stay You must have really enjoyed your stay.

big hugs
cindy@stitches

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Donna - I wanted to tell you that my hubby and I are in San Jose Calif. right now. My favorite antique shop is called Brynwood Antiques. When we get home next week, I'll post my treasures.

cindy@stitches

Patty said...

Wonderful place and beautiful gardens. Thanks for sharing a piece of you weekend.

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Donna,
What a gorgeous place! I've never been to the island, but can imagine just how beautiful it is.

I wanted to stop and tell you how awesome the Dark ATCs you made for Sharon are! She's posted them, as well as the goodies you sent her. Your work is truely beautiful and inspiring.
Take care and enjoy your vacation.
Angela

Michele Pacey said...

goodness, how dreamy is that little cottage? amazing!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, the place is just gorgeous! I shared the quilt you sent me on my blog post today. Thanks again! Twyla

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