Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sights of Connecticut - lots of photos to share!

If you wonder where I've been I took a quick jaunt to Connecticut!  Even though it was dreary and a bit cold I was amazed at the scenery.  My dear friend Mary Ann took me out sight seeing - We'd go so far and I'd say "stop the car - I have to take a photo" at least every 50 feet.  In rural Connecticut all the homes and farms are surrounded by stone fences as you see in the photo above.  And I do mean everywhere.  They go for miles and miles. 

 This one above was built on top of a rock ledge - which are also everywhere.  I've never seen so many ledges.
This is Boggy Ledges Road - Even the poor cows have to live with ledges!

 So much for green pastures...
We managed to cover alot of area in one day including....
                                                  The Coast Guard Academy

The buildings and grounds were so impressive.  This is just one of many buildings, all most identical.  Very stately...and beautiful.

This is the very front - the flag poles look like giant masts from ships.  The cannons are real. There is seating in the background (not shown) which is for graduations. 
This is one of the docks for the Coast Guard where the 1936 Eagle ports and is used for training daily.
On to Mystic Seaport where the I saw the Charles W. Morgan, built in 1841 it's the world's last surviving wooden whaleship.

Such a quaint little town - there are awesome seaside homes all around...

and then on to Latimer Point - another seaside town,  The beaches here are rockier, not like the traditional beaches you find in the Florida panhandle or the Mexican Rivieria. 

Although, I could still see myself living here!
This would be the house I'd want - beautiful view and
a firepit right near the water. Oh heaven!
This concludes this portion of the show!  I have lots more photos to share and will share them in my next post.  For now - dream about a summer day sitting in a cozy chair with a frosty drink and this beautiful view!

Friday, March 4, 2011

That Beachy Feelin'

Cindy at My Romantic Home Blog is having her weekly Show n Tell Friday so I wanted to link up.  Here is more of my beach bath I promised to post.  Scroll back a few and you;ll see the distressed shutter project for this bath. I must say, its one of my favorite rooms in the house!

I found this vintage print at a flea market - I'd been looking for ages for something vintage that screamed beach.

My little vignette over the window.  Found the old sand pail at yet another flea market.  The mosiac ball was a Hobby Lobby steal - got it home and realized it almost matched the wings on the seagull.
My favorite shelf - scored at a "junk barn".  The sand castle is from my sister - she got it as a white elephant exchange - Couldn't be more perfect for my bath.  I guess its true, one mans trash is anothers treasures.
I use it as a night light as the windows are all cut out giving a little glow.
Every year when we go to the beach I bring back some sort of starfish.  I have some from the Dominican Republic and Riviera Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula.  The marble ones came from Mexico.
Hope you enjoyed the mini tour of the beach bath!