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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Teacup Thursday #21, Beach Garden Cottage and Lavender!

 
We had to say good bye summer vacation 2011 today but had a few extra hours to enjoy at the Olympic Lavender Garden and some more of the scenic sights around Sequim. The lavender plants all around the area are huge and just amazing! The white lavender was really pretty and the bees were going crazy.




The view at the wildlife reserve was just spectacular. The sun made an appearance just in time!

A very kind lady offered to take our picture.



Being at the beach so much, I decided to feature my Spode cup and saucer that has a ship on it...seems like a good choice for Miss Spenser's Teacup Thursday! I've had this cup for about 15 years...it is not old, but I love it-a very pretty color and classy.


I collected the shells and driftwood on the beach and had to add the lavender plants that I bought today!




I wanted to post some pictures of the darling little cottage we stayed at in Sequim. The cottage was once a hunting cabin on the property which was once a dairy farm. The delightful owner Judy remodeled the house and the cabin in the 1990's and they are just beautiful and it was a JOY to stay there. This is a picture of her home as it once was in 1930.

This is the family home as it looks today....the gardens are really pretty too and the birds loved the area.


This is our private beach!  Last night we just sat there and watched the water move in and out.

Judy had the cottage decorated so cute...here's a variety of pictures to show you how lovely it was.







Thanks to my husband for such a wonderful get-a-way! I'm so thankful for time to rest and relax. We met so many nice inn keepers, shoppe keepers and interesting and kind people. It's so nice to go away but it's also nice to be home!

10 comments:

Bee happy said...

Such a lovely cottage to stay in and the photos are wonderful, thanks for sharing. I love lavender and the white plant is so different, had a few white lavenders a few years ago in a different garden I loved it :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Antiques And Teacups said...

So glad you had a wonderful time in my town. We indeed feel privileged to live here! You got the best weather we have had all summer so far!
Ruth

Denise said...

Thank you for your comment.It helps to know I'm not the only one.Now I want to google the town you stayed at.I love to find places for the two of us to get away.Your photos were lovely and I esp. like the one of you and your husband.Wonderful photo of two nice people.

Linda J. said...

You picked the perfect teacup to show today with the photos of your trip.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I am so glad you had this wonderful time on vacation. Your tea cup is beautiful. I have never seen one like this before. Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a nice place to stay! I love it anytime I'm at the beach. My hubby and I spend all our time there when we're on vacation but this year it is very cool and rainy so not getting there as much this year. I have never seen white lavender before. It must be beautiful. Your teacup is perfect to share today. Thanks for your visit and have a delightful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

LaVonne said...

I love the pictures of you and you and Jim together! So nice! And the crisp, clean cottage! What a treat!
Juliana was just on the other side of the US at the beach. She sounded just like you. She loves the water and it calms her. Such a special feeling.
It had been so fun "traveling" along with you. Gone are the days of waiting for the film to be developed and pictures mailed via the Post. We got to travel right with you and it's been a blast. Thanks!
LaVonne

Bernideen said...

Oh I felt like I was there too and the music is so relaxing! This blog was a vacation moment today!

Micupoftea~ said...

What a lovely post! I really enjoyed seeing your ship cup & saucer...I have not seen this pattern before! I will have to keep my eye open for something similiar~ Your trip sounds so relaxing. How scenic and charming. Thanks for sharing the photo of the white lavender. Happy August~
shawn

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