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Monday, October 13, 2014

Please Come In

I showed you the outside of the cabin that we stayed in for our 50th Anniversary get-away - now I'd like to show you the inside.  It is a charming cabin in Olga, WA, on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, just off the coast from Bellingham.
 We spent one afternoon on the beach - this is the view of the cabin from the wooden walkway to the beach.  You can see the brand new metal roof on the house.  When we arrived it was pouring rain and the sound on the roof was fabulous.
  This is the view on a foggy morning (that turned into a sunny day) from the living room

 The dining room had a lovely table, all set and ready for dinner.  The vintage cabinet held lovely dishes and linens.

 Nearby was an old typewriter - I remember learning to type on one of these in High School.  It took brute force to pound those keys.
 There is a bed in the living room - you can go to sleep looking at the stars and wake up to the sunshine - what a treat.  Grampa Bear, Mrs. BrownDirt and Buddy E. loved the bed too
 The curtains beside the bed in the living room were hung on branches - the perfect curtain rod.

 One of the cupboards in the kitchen was the top of an old Hoosier cabinet - great for storing our food and some serving pieces.   Everything was so cleverly arranged.
 There were even mugs that match a set of lighthouse dishes that I have.  We felt right at home drinking our hot tea in these mugs, while sitting on the deck looking at the Milky Way one clear evening.
In one end of the living room there were cast iron skillets hanging on an old chimney and a cabinet full of lovely crystal.  Below this was a big counter/cabinet for storage. 
 Jackie - the owner of the cabin has spent a lot of time making sure the cabin is cozy and attractive.  She is a thoughtful and very interesting person - we are glad we met her.
 A pretty basket and some lavender.  The cabin is so sweetly decorated - each piece makes you feel more at home.
 A flying totem frog hangs above a window in the living room
 Agates and stones gathered from the pebbly beach

 The little touches were so charming
 And fresh roses from the deck greeted us when we arrived.

 So many little touches - lots of things from the beach in the window sills.  The entire front of the house is glass - looking out on the harbor and islands nearby.

 There were wonderful paintings hung throughout the cabin.

And shelves of interesting items added to the fun of the cabin.  It was the perfect spot to celebrate our 50th Anniversary.
 Thank You so much Jackie, for a wonderful stay in your charming cabin.


Julie Fukuda said...

What a charming place. I love the way she has made use of natural and vintage items. I remember my summer on Vashon Island and all the wonderful stuff the sea deposited daily on the beach. I think I still have many pebbles made of petrified wood that I brought home to Ohio and then to Japan.

Kay said...

You found a perfect place for your anniversary! The location is sublime and the cabin is as sweet as can be! I love places with all the homey touches you photographed. It's one of those places where the only disappointment is having to leave.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh yes, I agree JoAnne - this place looks an utter delight.

Candy S said...

I have to agree, you did find the perfect cabin by the sea for your anniversary celebration. All of the little touches that Jackie provided created a cozy and homey place for you to stay. Beautiful pictures and wonderful memories for you to keep forever..... Candy

J said...

I'm so glad you were able to experience all the charm of this location and the quaint little cabin! I'm sure Jackie appreciates guests like you who recognize and value every homelike little touch. What a dreamy foggy morning to watch from inside - only to have the skies burst into sun for a day on the beach. Perfect vacation! Happy Anniversary!

eileeninmd said...

It is a lovely place to spend your anniversary.. I love the cute decorations and all the pebbles and wood. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Anonymous said...

Charming and heavenly. Looks like such a cozy hide-away.

Lorrie said...

The little cottage is full of whimsical corners that must have been fun to explore. Love the foggy morning turning into a sunny afternoon.