“The cure for anything is salt water-sweat, tears, or the sea.”-Isak Dennison
Of the three cures, I would take the sea any day over the other two! I had experienced enough of the other two to last for awhile, so I was ready to try the sea. I moved my mom again last week. Her assisted living promised to help me out, but I found out that meant I would help the maintenance man with the heavy stuff, the rest of it I would do alone. And then I hosted a baby shower and Easter. After cooking for those two events I know for certain I never want to be a professional chef. My husbands had been working a lot of overtime lately, so between the two of us, we were feeling in need of the sea cure, and I knew just the one for us. A trip to the ocean and the west-coast beach town of Seabrook.
Our daughter and granddaughter went with us for one night. I think the little one packed a whole week of activities into two days. I did manage to get off for some walks with my camera and took some great photo’s of backyard garden inspiration.
I loved the design of this window box and how cute even a backyard garage/shed could be.
Isn’t this darling? I love how she put the bike in the with the plants leaning on the back gate. I noticed the little basket could easily be changed out for every growing season.
This is the same house, look at the backyard garden and the screened door. Are you in love yet? Did you notice the string lights they put out on their backyard? Some they mounted to the garage house, the other side they just hung on small poles.
I was so glad they didn’t come out and ask what I was taking pictures of. I already had my excuse ready- I am a very popular blogger and loved their garden so much I wanted to highlight it in my blog. Well…most of that statement is true. Luckily I never had to use it!
The front of the houses are charming. The sidewalks are covered in shells, and it is a delight for me to just stroll around and look at the beach houses and the gardens. The colors were subdued except for the front doors, then you saw all sorts of happy beautiful colors!
This color grabbed my attention…
Did you notice how the porch roof was painted orange/red and how the tulips match? It’s the little things like this that inspire me. I never had thought of painting my porch roof to match the door.
This was another cute idea I found. It was a small closet like bedroom that had two bunk-beds on each side built in. Four perfect little beds for the grand-kids to sleep in! The quilts on the bed charmed me as well. All four of them matched and would be so simple to make. They are simply rectangles of vintage style beach fabric sewn together with minimal quilting on top.
Now we’re home and working on our taxes. I may be in need of another therapy trip soon to the ocean. But in the meantime, I have some wonderful ideas that have sparked the creative within me.
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