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Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Cottage By The Bay




This historic cottage stands on a small rise by the bay on the main drive into Blaine, WA. I first wrote about it last December here.  This beautiful home never fails to charm my imagination, and to make me envision what it would be like to live inside. It only takes a brief visit to "alien corn," as Keats put it, to appreciate the vast differences in the way we all live. Here are a few more glimpses of the darling cottages (of which there are so many) in Blaine, Wa.




The curtain blowing in this upper window open to the sea just captures my fancy.




A clever way to display your house number.











This window just begged to be peeked into from behind its bank of beautifully trimmed trees. . . .





A family residence.







The neighborhood giraffe. 




Are you finding a few new scenes this summer?
Hope you're having fun!
 Welcome to July!


Jacqueline





17 comments:

bj said...

wow, these stately olden homes are just stunning. Like you, I am amazed how differently we all live.
I can't even IMAGINE living in something so grand as these homes.

chasing lightning bugs said...

your window shots are my favorites. windows endlessly intrigue me.

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, it's fun to see these images of the NW. Beautiful homes and details. I shared mosaics of Santa Fe today. This amazing country of ours certainly has variety! ~ Sarah

Susy said...

I love what captures your eye ~ and can see how this town would appeal to you. (me too) I especially liked the scalloped window shade in the first pic. Thanks for letting us tag along. Happy 4th.

janice15 said...

THE FIRST COTTAGE IS SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL, I COULD DREAM MYSELF RITE INSIDE OF IT FOR SURE...I WONDER ALWAYS WHAT HOME LOOK LIKE INSIDE AS I PASS BY THEM AND THIS IS ONE I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE INSIDE...THE OLD GARDEN BENCH IS LOVELY AS WELL HAS MUCH CHARM TO IT. HAPPY SUNDAY WITH LOVE JANICE

helen tilston said...

Hello Jacqueline

These are beautiful images.

As you know I paint en plein air and my passion is older homes. Many of these capture my heart

Thanks for sharing

Helenxx

Art and Sand said...

What a charming town. You sound like me - wanting to peek behind windows. And, that giraffe house really makes me want to know the story.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

The McMansions of today ain't got nothin' on these!! Imagine the craftsmanship involved in building these beauts. Nothing prefab in those days!

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Many times when I visit, it's a stroll down memory lane. Today was no exception! My teenage years we spent residing in a two~story Victorian on the South East side of the Prairie! Gorgeous from the outside and inside!!! Cleaning day was a HUGE undertaking!!! Summers in the upstairs bedrooms were unbearable!!! Christmas was the BEST time of year...family gatherings were such dear treasured memories! Thank you, dear friend...I'll be back soon for another stroll!
Fondly,
Pat

Bella said...

Hi J,
Well count me into the club, I am a window peeker too:-) I guess blogging lets us all peek in each others windows without getting in trouble ;-)
I spent my high school years in a harbor town up there and these make me reminisce.
The giraffe... I have never seen anything like that!! Fabulous Fun!!
Hugs,
Bella

Maggie Ann said...

This house is like something out of a story-book that came to life. I enjoyed the whole post...but of course.

Violets Are Blue said...

One day I hope to be able to travel to the old towns of Washington State to see the cottages and grand old dams of the Victorians. It's on my wish list which continues to grow. Just a thought on those 'trimmed trees', I think the local deer might be responsible for that job. : ) Happy 4th to you and your family. Patty/BC

The Zeigler Homestead said...

That first house is simply awesome. Love love love old homes. If walls could talk...

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

The houses are gorgeous!
I agree about the window...love the lace and the greenery. I especially liked the whimsy of the giraffe!

enjoy your summer, Pat

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks for the beautiful tour!
My fisherman would love to display our house number like that!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Love that first house with the window open overlooking the water, my idea of bliss.

Paul

Haworth said...

What a lovely place! Living by (or near) the sea is so restful. I can easily imagine the scents that must waft up through those open windows!

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