Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Beauty on the Beach

Get your flip flops on because we are going for a walk.


We're not going far, just one lane over to see if any of my friends are home.


It doesn't look like Tracy is home, but we can sit on that cute little bench


and admire her sweet little gate while we wait.


It doesn't look like Carrie is home


and Johanna isn't home either


I thought Angie might be working from home today, but the house is closed up.

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I guess we should go out to the beach to sit while we wait for someone to get home.


But wait, we're in luck.


It looks like Leslie's door is open and we can pop in for a visit.


But first, let's check out her welcoming front porch.


And the lovely front garden - a rare commodity at the beach.


Metal sculptures are sprinkled throughout the garden


and the fence posts at each end of the circular drive sport doves.


A peek down the side of the house shows the grandchildren's playhouse.


And finally, we are through the front door where an amazing handmade rocker bench greets us, but this is the part where you get mad at me because we are stopping right here in the entry way for now.


I will leave you with some peeks out the windows.


And a look at one of the beautiful antiques that fill the houses.


For your patience today, you deserve something fun like the mini adirondacks - one for each of Leslie's triplet grandchildren.


But, it is a beautiful day on the beach and I have 682 photos to finish editing.


Come back later this week and we will start our tour on the first floor - don't worry, you can take the elevator up to the third floor if the walk is too much!

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46 comments:

Acorn to Oak said...

Fun tour! I especially love Leslie's home. So, warm, colorful, inviting and pretty.

Jeanna said...

Love....just simply love! I'm moving into your neighborhood!

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i have never heard of a welcoming porch ... neat! (ok, i just re-read what you said, & heck if i know what my brain 1st thought? because now i don't know, blond moment, but my hair is not blonde any more, what is my excuse now??! ha. ha!!)

what gorgeous homes. i love all the details. those windows. i love all the bright colors & it looks so happy around there. so purdy, that is country for pretty. ha. ha!! i think i need to kick off my flip flops & run around that beach. ( :

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Oh fun! I can't wait to see more. And I'd love to see the other houses too.

Debby said...

I can't wait to see more. It's so interesting to see the different cottages.

Vicky Hunt said...

Such a tease...:) I can't wait to see more of Leslie's gorgeous home! It will be worth the wait I'm sure. Have a wonderful evening.

Blessings, Vicky

ANNE said...

Loved the tour of the street and that gorgeous home!! Wow, how fabulous, thanks for sharing.

I love your neighbourhood!!

My Garden Diaries said...

Stunning!!! Man you all have such beautiful welcoming homes! And that play house! How cool is that!!!! Her home is fantastic!!! I love tours and to see how other people live! I can't wait to see more!! Happy beach days to you!! Nicole xo

Melanie said...

All those houses are gorgeous! I'd be afraid to take you on a tour of my neighborhood, lol. And then the walk by the ocean...sigh. I can't wait to see more of your friend's house!

Stacey said...

Woo hoo!! This is fun. Can't wait to see more.

Stacey said...

Woo hoo!! This is fun. Can't wait to see more.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the peeks we got to see today and can't wait to see more!
~Cindy

Terra said...

Your neighborhood is very pretty and handy to the beach. Your friend has a lovely home.

Kathy said...

What a cute idea for a post, I'm looking forward to reading (seeing) more!

Pondside said...

How pretty! I'm so very nosy! I love a peak into someone's pretty house, and if it's a beach house, all the better.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Leslie's home is BEAUTIFUL...I can't wait to see more!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Gorgeous yards as well as the home!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

OMG, how beautiful. Her home is so lovely and I love all her furniture. Looking forward to touring the rest of her home. Thanks so much for sharing.
Have a great weekend and it looks like we are in for a hot spell. Lucky you living at the beach.
Mary

laura Madalene said...

WOW! Your home is soooo spectacular. I am sad I couldn't see it in person last year when you hosted your soiree. You are soo talented, I admire your design aesthetic - so west coast and so relaxed. Love that its timeless and classic too! Gorgeous!
cozy-cabin-house

Vintage Jane said...

How I wish I could live in any one of those gorgeous beach houses ...

KATHY said...

Gorgeous homes!!!

Kathy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Now THAT, was a grand tour. The beach gardens, the closed doors, but then the one final door where we could open and walk through....splendid my friend. I could almost feel the cool sand in between my toes.

CAROL! What a house....thank you! Anita

Dawn said...

I can't believe how darling all the cottages are around you. Everyone has the best gardens and a whimsical flair for decorating. What a great view everyday.

Susan Clayton said...

Fun tour! Lovely neighborhood.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I would thoroughly enjoy strolling through your neighbourhood. Even better would be knowing the inhabitants of the charming homes so that I'd be invited to see the insides of the houses!

Karen

Kelly said...

OMG! I'm packing up today and heading to CA now. That looks like the best place to live! It's so beautiful there. You're so lucky to get to live near all of that beauty. You must feel like you're on a permanent vacation. Can't wait to see more of your friends pretty home!

Patty Antle said...

You live in such a paradise! Loved the walk with you!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely tour and beautiful home! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Connie said...

Dear Sweet Carol, I so enjoy your tours and I think that a special thanks such be said for the dear friends that allow you to take your camera into their homes. It is truly a treat for those of us that enjoy decorating and seeing what is beyond the garden gates.
Thank you, this was so much fun.
Love the grand-children's Adirondacks.
Keep Smiling.
Connie :)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol you live with beauty of sand and sea sprinkled with a neighborhood of charming unique homes. I think it's fun that you will be our tour guide to your friends home. Your photos capture such charm, thanks.
XO,
Vera

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Incredible! What a beautiful place to live.

Susie said...

What a fun post. You know we all love to see beautiful beach homes. I love the flower gardens too. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I hope you don't mind but I put on my gym shoes, cause I have the worse feet in the world and can't walk in flipflops. I so enjoyed your post and what beautiful homes and gardens. You are so lucky to live in such a great area, sand beach home gardens, oh yeah!

111 LaLa Lane said...

Wow! You sure do live in a lovely neighborhood. It looks like a dream. Leslie's home is beautiful. Can't wait to see the rest of the tour.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Love that cute garden gate! :)

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Carol, I love Tracy's door, the heart shaped cut out is right up my street.
Leslie's house is a dream and to live so close to the beach must be wonderful. The sky is blue and the beach looks so inviting.
Leslie has done well to grow so many lovely plants in her garden as growing flowers when you live near the sea can sometimes be a difficult task.
Have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Junkchiccottage said...

Love love loved walking with you down your lane. Oh Carol one cute courtyard after the next. Love Leslie's home. Too sweet. Love the little grandchildren's touches. Those sweet little chairs for them. Toooooo adorable. Thanks for taking me along on your walk.
Kris

Poppy said...

Hi Carol,

I adore shingled houses, and these are all so charming!! You live in such a beautiful neighbourhood!

Poppy

Nancy Reinke said...

Oh, this makes me want to head for the coast, Carol. I love Tracy's little gate. You've got my attention with Leslie's home. So far there's nothing about it I don't like. Can't wait to see the rest of the tour. ~ Nancy

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your neighbourhood is so pretty!

Jann Olson said...

Oh you little tease! Life is so hard hanging out at the beach waiting for someone to get home. lol! Love Leslie's home and garden. Can't wait to see more! Little Adriondach chairs always make me smile. I can imagine how cute they are filled with triplets! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

karen@somewhatquirky said...

So I can't remember if I have commented on this post or not, but it's been open for 3 days! My favorite thing here is the use of violet/purple with the beach neutrals and the green. Just beautiful!

Debra Howard said...

What beautiful sights to see when you walk and so many friends to visit too! You are truly blessed!

Doreen@househoneys said...

What a beautiful neighborhood you live in Carol! Such charm and whimsy, and of course, being near the ocean ain't too shabby either.

I just catching up with your posts and looking forward to seeing more the more recent ones.

Carla said...

Whew I'm tired after all that walking. LOL Glad to hear I can take the elevator up on the rest of the tour.
I love those three little chairs under the sofa table. Too cute.


fiona anderson said...

I could happily live in any one of those gorgeous homes.