Sunday, March 30, 2014

Come Walk With Me



The last few days have been productive, but not blog worthy - cleaning and purging in the attic.


Lulu and I thought you might want to join us on a walk through the neighborhood.


I thought it would be fun to look at gates


and signs


and doors.


We'll walk along the beach


and stop by the park for one of my favorite views to the Channel Islands.


We'll see stairways 


and garden decor.


Our walk will take us past little cottages surrounded by picket fences


and small shingled cottages 


dwarfed by multi-level homes.


We might stop by Gerry and Terry's house to check out their garden


or peek through Linda's hidden gate.


I'll take you by my friend Ginger's house -


 one of the oldest on the beach.


I want to make a wreath like the beautiful wreath that hangs on Ginger's gate, but that will have to wait.


I am volunteering at Craftcation April 1 -3 and attending classes April 3-5.


I can't wait for my first class -

via

The Creative Habit with Kaari Meng of French General.


I will be AWOL from blogging, but I should have some fun things to share next week.

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I am sharing at 

My Little House and Garden - Sunlit Sunday

72 comments:

greenthumb said...

What a wonderful walk so many lovely things to look at.

Botanic Bleu said...

Have great time at the conference! I am thinking about attending a blogger's conference in Galveston in Sept., but just can't quite decide.

Judith

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Great walk with Lulu. Such pretty gates, doors and gardens.
Have fun at your conference and come back with lots of ideas.
Lulu is so cute and she is getting so big.
Mary

Patty Antle said...

Loved your walk, especially seeing the cottages with picket fences. I've been in the purging mood too! Feels so good. Can't wait to read about craftication! I'll be visiting the French General in May and am incredibly excited! You are excited too, I can tell!

Barbara Lilian said...

Thanks for letting me share your walk with you and Lulu. Oh how I'd love to kick off my shoes or willies to walk on that beautiful beach and feel the sand through my toes. Such charming picket fencing all so different from where I live. Enjoy your course

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I HAVE BEEN WAITING, like Lulu, for a tour of your area. This was sensational, Carol! MORE MORE MORE! oh yeah, you really get me going. LOVE TO YOU! And thank you for visiting. Anita

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

You live in such a beautiful neighborhood and Thank You for taking us on the walk with you. I love the doors that you posted.

ANNE said...

Sigh... you are living my dream life.

Thanks for sharing!

xox

Kim M said...

What a lovely walk, with so many gorgeous colors! It's white here again today. So much for spring! ;)

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I enjoyed the walk and especially that garden gate of your friends.

White Weathered Hutch said...

Carol what a lovely walk and neighborhood. I can smell the ocean as we passed and feel the hot sand under my feet. Every picture was delightful!

My Little Home and Garden said...

That was a wonderful walk around your neighbourhood, Carol. I'm partial to the smaller homes. With the shingles, fences and individual touches, the area has so much personality! I can imagine living in such a place.

Karen

My Little Home and Garden said...

That was a wonderful walk around your neighbourhood, Carol. I'm partial to the smaller homes. With the shingles, fences and individual touches, the area has so much personality! I can imagine living in such a place.

Karen

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i think the AWOL has such an interesting thought that comes to your mind. my Dad would talk of folks going AWOL in his rank. i loved the walk. looks like such gorgeous colors. love all the gates & doors. have fun at the class. enjoy!! ( :

Diane said...

You live in such a charming place!! I can understand how you stay inspired all of the time! Love looking at doors everywhere I travel and those gates are wonderful. I cannot wait to read what you learned at the conference!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a treat it is to walk among the charming cottages and beauty of nature in your community, Carol! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your retreat!

Prince Snow Farm said...

How awesome to look at things we see every day with a different eye! The conference sounds like a lot of fun!

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

What a nice walk. Now, I need a cup of hot tea. Lulu is so pretty!

Pamela Gordon said...

I enjoyed going on this beautiful walk in your neighbourhood and seeing the homes, fences, gates, gardens etc. Enjoy the conference!

rouge baie said...

What pretty cottages and fences. I would love to have this kind of cottage...Thank you to share your neighboring with us.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Great tour! I love gates. Have fun!

chateau chic said...

Fun post with lots of eye candy and inspiration!
Mary Alice

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You live in my dream neighborhood with charming homes, the beach and good friends! Enjoy your craftcation! Hugs, Linda

Angela said...

That looks like a great workshop! Lovely beach images.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol,
A photo stroll with you and Lulu admiring and appreciating the beauty that surrounds you in your neighborhood. Very enjoyable, thank you mon amie.
XO,
Vera

bobbie said...

What a beautiful community! It reminds me much of Morro & Los Osos ~
The conference sounds fun ~ have a great time!

Things and Thoughts said...

Wish I could join you!Such a beautiful area!

podso said...

You live in such a beautiful area. It was fun to see your surroundings. The beach is the best! And I love your red half door.

Jen Ham said...

You lucky lucky girl! I don't know that conference. Wish I could attend! I love Kaari Meng. Maybe next year. Have fun! Can't wait to hear about it! xo Jen

Melanie said...

Thanks for the walk around your neighborhood! I especially love the beach photos and the cottages. Have a great time at your craft conference - can't wait to see what you make!

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

I like Ginger's wreath too -- earthy yet light and perfect for a beach cottage.

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Carol it was fun to stroll with you and LuLu around the neighborhood. Love the white picket fences. All the cute beach signs and the lovely gates. That beach picture is gorgeous. What a great day.
Thanks for sharing.
Kris

Shabby Passion said...

I wanna walk with you everywhere there!
OH MY! you cruel!

ciao un bacio
Lisa

Merlesworld said...

Lots to look at in your neighbourhood great photos.
Merle...........

camp and cottage living said...

Sure looks like a wonderful place to live and walk, Carol.
I love a place filled with so much individualism. No matching door, gates, or houses. That's the way it ought to be!

Vicky Hunt said...

I loved going on a walk with you and Lulu! Your neighborhood is so charming...looks like the perfect place to live!The Craftcation sounds like fun...can't wait to see and hear more about it. Have fun!

Blessings, Vicky

Gina said...

Oh my goodness! If that's the scenery, I will take a walk with you anytime!!

Susie said...

I love this post. There is nothing better than walking through other's neighborhoods. Thank you so much. It looks so charming there. Blessings to you Carol, xoxo,Susie

Consider It All Joy said...

What a beautiful and eclectic area to take a stroll! Thank you for inviting us! I miss the beach SO much, sometimes I think I will just die if I can't get back to the beach sometime soon!!! This was great, Carol! Enjoy your conference. Looking forward to you sharing all about it when you return. Blessings, Cindy

Stacey said...

Like a fun little vacation to walk with you. :)

Ana said...

What a lovely walk. Thanks for inviting us along :-) Have fun volunteering and in your classes.

❤️Ana

cynthia lee designs said...

Loved my walk with you and Lulu...such beautiful things to see!! Have a great time at conference. Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back.
hugs,
Cindy

must love junk said...

Oh, I wish I could walk with you for real!! I so enjoyed it (loved everything but those fences really got me :)
Susan

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Someday I am going for a walk with you. I love that wreath, too. Have a wonderful time at Craftification! I'll just be here cleaning out my garage wishing I were there too!

Art @ Home said...

How much fun! I'd *love* to attend Craftcation. I have one of Kaari's books. :D

Take plenty of pictures and teach us everything you learn! ;P

xo,
RJ

My Garden Diaries said...

I knew that i wanted to start a blog when I was on vacation with my girlfriends and I could not stop taking pictures of garden gates! I just have a thing for the simple pleasures of life that you so beautifully captured up there! What a fascinating place to live! And oh so beautiful! I am so jealous that you get to go to that cool conference! I can't wait to hear how it went! Have a wonderful time friend! Nicole xoxo Love that LuLu shot!

Kathy said...

Purging the Magic Attic - say it ain't so!!
Loved the walk. Thank you for sharing!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I really enjoyed that morning walk with you before I go to work. Seeing the beach first thing in the morning really lifts my mood. The gates somehow looked very Californian to me. I adore that picture of Lulu. You should frame it!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Oh how I love me some california! I am attending a conference this weekend as well but it won't be near as much fun as you'll have this weekend. It looks like a blast!

Chris H said...

I just found your blog! It's just gorgeous. I was looking for ideas for an internal wooden gate with a nautical theme... and found your blog.
I will be back!

Connie said...

Good Morning Carol, what a marvelous place to take a walk and thank you for sharing your neighborhood with us. There is so much to see (so many details) that I may have to go back and look again at a slower pace :)
Have fun this week! I can not wait to see what you make.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Carol... You certainly made my heart sing. What a lovely neighborhood! The cottages are charming as are the surroundings. You are so kind to share your beautiful piece of the planet with us. Oh, I want to try my hand at that wreath as well. Please share your lovely time crafting this week! Smiles...Susan

Cynthia said...

What such beautiful things to look at for y o u and Lulu while walking. The beach looks so beautiful and peaceful. All the door and home are so pretty. Loving that wreath on the gate.

Cynthia

Sue said...

Loved this walk through your neighborhood and seeing all the most adorable, drool-worthy cottages and the beach.

Diane said...

What a lovely community of beach front cottages with each so unique and charming. Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Dee Lapin said...

Have a wonderful time Carol. I loved seeing pictures of the beach :-)

Carol Z said...

Love walking on the beach. Thanks for taking me along. Craftcation sounds fabulous. Can't wait to see the great ideas you bring back.

Sarah said...

Carol, thanks for taking us along. These are just the things I like to notice on my walks, even though they aren't near a beach. '-)

Poppy said...

Carol, you live in a little paradise of architectural prettiness: picket fences, doors, gates, shingles, stairways, etc! The gardens and flowers and colours make it pure perfection!

Have fun at your craft conference!

xo
Poppy

fiona anderson said...

Love the 'attention' sign, the gorgeous tour and the look of 1414 !
Have a fun time at the classes.

Down by the sea said...

Thank you for taking us on your walk with Lulu. I really enjoyed the waLk through your neighbourhood, those gates are wonderful! I can feel the warmth too! Sarah x

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I've enjoyed our walk with Lulu, seen so many cute homes, especially Ginger's. Her wreath is adorable. Loved seeing all the architectural elements. Enjoy your conference. Just give me buzz any time you want to walk, love walking so.

Jann Olson said...

Loved the walk Carol! I always enjoying seeing gates, signs, and doors. The cottages have to be my favorite! Have fun a the conference. I love French General fabric! I made a table topper with some of their gorgeous fabric.
hugs,
Jann

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your walk has a very storybook quality to it. SO many lively things just outside your door. You do live in a wonderful place. Your French General class will be wonderful! Have a great time!

September Violets said...

You live in a beautiful neighbourhood! Love the little gates and gardens and homes and ... well, I would love to walk around such beauty every day :) Wendy x

Erin said...

What a wonderful walk! I enjoyed it so much! I love the seashell wreath! Beautiful!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Wow, you live in my kind of neighborhood! If I lived there, I would be wandering around all day long! (It's a good thing I don't live there, I suppose!). Take us on more walks in your future posts, please.

Kelly said...

Looks like there is a lot of beauty around you! Hope you're having fun crafting.

Renee said...

Loved our walk. You don't see a lot of gates around here. I get to see those when we go to Savannah. Beautiful neighborhood.

The Craftcation sounds like a great time. Hope you enjoy your class.

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

It's fun walking in your neighborhood, Carol! Can't wait to hear about your Crafcation experience.

Karen Nagle said...

Thank you so much for your blog. When I'm sitting here, looking out at grey clouds, your posts bring me sunshine and this post made me almost feel the warmth of the sun on my face!
Thank you
Karen x
www.tinyblueberry.com

CatieAn said...

what a beautiful artistic community.
Everything is so different yet so unified and lovely