I shared the happy news with Mr. but he had a different idea. He took the day off! The weather was not nice enough for the beach so we spent it in the quaint little area of Wickford, Rhode Island. It is a small sea side village with tree lined streets and the smell of salt water in the air. There are shops and bookstores and a place to sit by the water and eat a nice meal. Come along and I will show you.
I have a slight obsession with entry ways. I adore old doors on old houses. Don't they just beckon you to come in? I have a friend that I joke with that we should just go knock on the door and ask to look around. (I'm really only half joking when I say that.)
Flamingos! I am not the only out there with a flamingo fetish....and who thought to paint them? Genius! I also have a thing for just about anything patriotic (even if it's kitschy) probably because my strong connection to the military. I grew up a "brat"; an affectionate term for kids whose parent or parents were in the military.
|I really liked this doorway, the old wood juxtaposed with the painted mill work and topped off|
with a square succulent wreath. You will see it a few times in this post.
I do enjoy history especially since becoming a home-schooled family. We live in a wonderful area of the country. It is loaded with American history and a smorgasbord of field trip opportunities. I can just imagine colonial times with dirt streets or cobblestone; the sound of horses hooves striking the ground in rhythm as they passed by.
Couldn't you spend the afternoon here or stay for the evening and light a fire?
I was playing with the filter here and liked the effect. The picture below is without the filter. Either way the house is beautiful.
|Yes, it's that door, again.|
|And back home again in our town.|
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