Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Charming Cottages of Oak Bluffs

                                                                                 Hello everyone,
                                             I hope your week is going well. We have been enjoying a little
                                              touch of  more springlike weather to welcome in the month of
                                              May making it  nice to get some garden chores done.Soon,we
                                             will have masses of daffodils blooming!
                                                  I was going to share photos of Beaufort from our recent
                                              trip down south but I found these pictures from a trip back
                                             in 2005 to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard ~Massachusetts.
                                                           I know I shared some of these photos at
                                                           that time but I think only my husband
                                                          read my blog back then and the early
                                                          photos accidentally were deleted from
                                                          my blog. So,I thought you might
                                                          enjoy seeing these charming little

                                                             As you can see, they are all unique and
                                                             have lots of gingerbread trim and gothic
                                                             style windows and doors on many of them.
                                                          Lots of bright summer colors.

                               These little storybook cottages were part of a Methodist
                                          church camp originally and are almost always  passed
                                          down from generation to generation.
                                               Just looking at these little beauties makes me
                                               want to go back someday.
                                          Oak Bluffs is just a tiny part of Martha's
                                         Vineyard and it is all beautiful!

                                                                    Happy May Day!




Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely homes, we stayed in Oak Bluffs awhile ago and loved it.

I live in Beaufort, SC and love it! Hope you enjoyed your visit.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, how lovely are these! Thanks for sharing them, Carolyn. I always think it would be so nice to live in a little story book cottage like these. The colors are just great.

Bess said...

Those little cottages are all just adorable! That reminds me, I have a book on MV that I haven't read yet. I will have to see if some of these sweets homes are in it. Thanks for sharing these, Carolyn. Blessings, Bess

Zylo said...

Very cute. I love the one where the plants just took over the whole front of the cottage! I don't like the Victorian - pastel thing for houses very much, but for a little cottage to rent it's a cute idea.

Julia said...

Que casitas parecen de cuento, preciosas.
Me ha encantado visitar tu bloc. Despues de las vacaciones de Semana Santa y la fiesta de Sant Jordi, continuaremos con las limpiezas ecológicas primaverales y esta semana le toca a la cocina espero que os guste y os sea de utilidad y por eso te invito a visitar mi blog. Si te ha gustado espero que si no eres seguidora te hagas ahora.

Lady of the Woods said...

That was fantastik! I loved every enchanting it must feel there. Thanks for reposting. :D

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

One of my favorite day trips every summer! Love the photos!!

Susan said...

Ohhhhhh, loved those, Carolyn. Soooo darling. Wouldn't you love to do an entire book on them? Go back to Martha's Vineyard and click, click, click? That'd be great! Susan

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for the sweet May Day tour.

La Table De Nana said...

We went 15 yrs ago.. for our 25th..would LOVE to go back!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You've been blogging since 2005 Carolyn? I never knew what a blog was until one was set up for us in 2008 to review the shrubs I trial for Proven Winners. Then I started my own and have really enjoyed meeting so many other bloggers.
Would you say these homes are considered Painted Ladies? They're similar to ones I photographed and shared in the Beaches area of Toronto and I loved all the bold colours. The same with these, it would be hard to pick a favourite.


Carolyn, que lindo!

Parecem casas de bonecas. Deve ter sido uma ótima viagem.

Adoro seus passeios e tão bom você compartilhar.

Bom final de semana.


Pamela Gordon said...

Thanks for sharing these photos of the sweet cottages at Oak Bluffs. They are just charming!

A Primitive Homestead said...

They are breath taking. A great share.

Carol said...

We will be in Massachusetts on the 10th for a girls trip. And we are bringing a Newburgh along. I would love to stay in one of them, but we only have a day to spend on MV. The cool thing is the gal that's coming along for the first time is the daughter of a Methodist Minister. She's gonna love it. Thanks for sharing your photos


hansundgrete said...

Hi Carolyn,
nice to look these colorful wooden houses.
I think, it takes much work, to paint them betweenwhiles.
Greetings from Germany, Olga

Güliz GÜL said...

Çok güzeller.Sanki masallardaki prensesin evi gibi..Bayıldım..

Anonymous said...

They really are so pretty, and it would be impossible to pick a favourite. It also looks like they are well loved and taken care of.

meri said...

muhteşem, teşekkürler.

Tigertina said...

So adorable and gorgeous! What a place! =D Thank you for sharing these photos again!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn! I love your beautiful pictures of the story book houses on Martha's Vineyard! I enjoy going to Martha's Vineyard myself. It's a wonderful place to visit! It's so charming and quaint! LuAnn

Anonymous said...

Wonderful small houses. So much fine work with gingerbread.

dizzyizzy said...

Carolyn, I am no longer receiving your subscription in my email. When I try to resubscribe it says that I am already a subscriber. I know that many other bloggers are experiencing problems with Feedburner. I hope this can be resolved, I adore your blog and really miss not getting it.

Marilyn said...

The cottages are just beautiful! How I could dream of living in one.

Heaven's Walk said...

That is one place that I've always wanted to visit, Carolyn. It's so quaint and sweet! Love all the unique colors and trim on them all - and the darling porches. Thanks for sharing these charming pics today!

xoxo laurie

Veggie said...

The houses are wonderful!

Jonell Harrison said...

Ohmy they look like Doll Houses..Play Houses.Thank you for sharing the pictures

Brittany Ruth said...

I've always loved these houses! They have a lot where I'm from in PA.

Chatelaine said...

Every time I visit the Vineyard I stay in Oak Bluffs. I have been to the Grand Illumination Night 3 times and I always stay at the Oak Bluffs Inn. It's a short walk from the campground.

Your photos are stunning.

Janet, said...

Wow, the details are beautiful on some of them. They don't make them like that any more. I wish they did.