Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Door County Home

I think you all know that
I have moved about a
million times.
I might have exaggerated
that by 996,986 but 
who's counting?

The last place we lived
before moving to this house
was Door County, WI.
It is called the 
"Maine of the Midwest".

When I got the latest
(thank you to the childrens'
Magazine school fund raiser)
the cover was lovely.
 who shall remain nameless,
 spilled coffee on
the cover before I could even
open the first page.

But, I was drawn into the 
wonderful Door County home
featured inside-
coffee stains and all.

Here is the side facing
the bay of Green Bay.
This is about 45 miles
North of us on the
same body of water.
A wonderful cottage outside
but look inside.
I love this porch and
the pops of hot pink
offsetting the 
summery blues.
A quick peek into a bedroom...
And where do the kids play and sleep?
Is that a happy room, or what?

Vintage Teacart
 is probably my favorite.
Maybe she will invite me
up for tea!
Now, wouldn't THAT be something?
pssst...I'll bring my own cookies~

We are off for a couple of days-
well, actually I am a little "off"
most of the time.
So, I will be playing catch up 
late at night-or early morning-
(if I can get online at all)
 so don't feel
bad if I don't respond right away.
I'll be around!
your photo name


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a lovely home, Diana. I think I saw this magazine when I was looking for some new ones the other day at the store. Those stairs look like they would be my exercise for the day. I'll bet the view is stunning.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am drooling over that magazine I just got mine in the mail too!
That home is unreal and it wasn't cheap to build that I am sure of.
Hey Diana, enjoy your weekend! Dan and I are off to meet Jane(Blondies Journal and hubby)

lynn said...

its a lovely home, diana! enjoy your get away!

Jettie said...

Enjoy life to it's fullest, and we'll see you when you return.
Love the pics, but this black dust mop beside me would not go well with that white.

Stacy said...

I have wanted to visit Door County since it was featured in Country Living back in the late 80s! Those pictures just confirm it...I need to go.

Have a great time away!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That looks like a good magazine~argh about spillage. that house by the bay, besides all the steps...but it is decorated so cute! Love the old wicker stuff too, that teacart is precious...I bought an old wicker vanity for shop, yet to redo it. Just needs a freshening up with paint.

Anonymous said...

such a beautiful spot, and that magazine looks great.
Have a great get a way!!!

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh how fabulous and cozy looking. I love that vintage looking chair with the flowers on it. Enjoy Diana!

Gina said...

That's a beautiful home! Can you imagine how much fun it must be to sleep in those bunk beds? Have a great weekend, Diana!

Stacey said...

Wow, a cottage on the lake. Dreamy! I always enjoy that magazine when I run across it.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great home. Have fun and relax and enjoy your time away. Hugs, Marty

Patty Patterson said...

I love those bunk beds! And the tea cart. And the colors and the carefree feeling of the space.
And have a great day or two off. Enjoy yourself... relax.... and drink your coffee!

Olivia said...

Hi honey! Darling pictures!!!!

Nellie said...

Lovely home! Door County is a place I would enjoy visiting. Good things do come from magazine fundraisers.:) Have a good time away! xo Nellie

Julie Marie said...

I want to live there!... I subscribe to that magazine too, but have not got that one yet???... enjoy your time off... xoxo Julie Marie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Have lots and lots of FUN! Don't worry about's supposed to rain here over the weekend! Hugs!

Donna said...

Dear Diana,

Porches overlooking water are great! And the Tea Cart - Wow! Love it!

We're all just a wee bit off my friend! That's why we can laugh at each other and ourselves!

Have a great time! Play with those children, as summers go by way too fast - we understand if you don't get back for a few days!


Susie said...

Diana, Hope you enjoy your mini vacation. That is a pretty home you posted about. Smiles, xoxo, Susie

Grammy Goodwill said...

That is certainly a beautiful home. I've never seen that magazine. We have Southern Living. I never thought about it before, but now I wonder if the title is changed depending on its distribution area.

Annmarie Pipa said...

what beautiful and inspiring fun to look at and think about!

Gretchen said...

Love the magazine! I love regional magazines because every area has it's own style. I hope you are enjoying that getaway and no one has to "pace" too much. RELAX!

Shopgirl said...

Have a great time and we will be here when you get home. The magazine is really fun. I love all the color. Take care of you, Mary

Janet said...

Hi Diana,

Drooling here...gosh that house is great. And all those colors, my goodness. :)

See you when you get back.

Have a great Sunday.

Take care, Janet W ((hugs))

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh that magazine looks wonderful ~ I love that green chair!