August 19, 2009

Waterside Wednesday and A Beachy Shack

Over on the other side of the bay I discovered this teeny beach shack a long time ago.
Every summer I take a drive over there just to take in it's charming qualities. It was probably built after Hurricane Carol in 1954 and never maintained. I let my mind wander and picture a young family having fun by the water with just a little spot of heaven for the weekends.

I was happily surprised that someone had painted the shutters crayola green with whales on them. I wonder who it was...the owner? a neighbor? I think it was the latter. I have never seen anyone here and by the looks of the grounds, there aren't any paths down to the beach. I couldn't even get to the back of the cottage to take a pic.

See the shells on the window sill? They've been there since I first found it...
Notice the one shutter on this window and one on the window on the other side. (first photo) Beachy folks have a way of making due...


By the way, I had someone keeping an eye on my every move...can you see her basking in the morning sun in a favorite hiding spot? If you look closely you'll see the chimney covered in vines in the above photo. Now, this is my idea of a perfect beachy kitty life.

17 comments:

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

How cute. I wonder who painted the shutters?? Maybe someone else like you who loves to come and look at the cottage. Is the inside decorated?
♥ Rebecca

stefanie said...

what a beautiful little cottage, how fun that you get to visit

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

It is so cute. It makes me want to live there.

Maya said...

What a cute shack..., it would be fun to restore it!

I'm Julia said...

oh to have a little escape like this... someplace to just go & just be

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

It is amazing!!! I would love to stumble across something so beautiful. I have a thing for tiny homes. I would love to own this one. What a gorgeous view! And the kitty is soo cute! What a lucky cat, lol! WOW! The whale shutters are just too cute also! Love it :)
Hugs,
Amy

Roberta said...

hmmm...I wonder what the inside looks like. I imagine it was just left and frozen in time. This would be a fun restoration project! Thanks for the comments girls! xo

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Ooh Roberta, I want to be there! What a darling little hideaway... and yes, I see kitty hiding among the plants, she thinks you cannot see her... I am going to email you a cute kitty hiding on our walk, but I spotted her too... Do you dare venture inside one day??? That would be so much fun! And the seashells in the window... perhaps "someone" long gone still watches over their little hideaway... I believe they do that, even after they have passed on, especially a place they would have loved so much like that one...

Vintage Lizzie said...

WOW!!!...That is SO cool Roberta!...I LOVE little cottages like that...Imagine all the fun that families had way back then ....right on the water...in a little beach shack...bonfires on the beach...falling asleep listening to the waves...sigh...Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!...Big Hugs!!!...Lizzie

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

I love little cottages and have always dreamed of living in one. The only problem is I would never be able to fit all my stuff in it and by stuff I mean mostly shells!

Alison Gibbs said...

Waterside Wednesday is such fun. Love the beach shack. It is amazing how there are so many different beach shacks/huts.
Alison

Barbara Jacksier said...

Thanks for being part of waterside Wednesday. What a fascinating find. I had to enlarge the photo but I finally found the cottage's overseer. Great post.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

This is so gorgeous.. Cute little beach shack. I can't believe those shells have stayed there all that time and no one has vandalized her. Thanks for sharing these great pics.. a little beach dreaming. Julie

Maria Killam said...

It's so adorable. And the turquoise shutter certainly make it so!

Erin said...

What a neat little cottage! I'd die if I happened upon something as beautiful as that!

Shabbyfufu said...

Darling cottage Roberta...albeit a bit weathered! I hope that the storms didn't affect you too much. ~xo~ Janet

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

oooh! yet another treasure ;o)

Love what you've uncovered.

Blessings & Aloha!