There’s nothing like the magic of Nantucket… My feed is filled with beautiful island cottages, it seems like everyone was on Nantucket for the 4th of July celebrations. Bought for 30 English pounds and two beaver hats back in 1692 (thanks Nantucket Nectars for that bit of wisdom), it’s hard to put a price on this beautiful place. Filled with homes and streets that belong to another world, life on Nantucket flows at a different pace… Shingle clad cottages, white trim and picket fences,  tantalizing hydrangeas and climbing roses can make one drunk with beauty. I would never want to leave!

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I know a little cottage 

Where everything’s just right;

The windows bloom with roses –

At dusk there’s candlelight.

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The knotted oak beside it 

     Is webbed with ivy leaves

And honey suckle tangles 

     In clusters round the eaves.

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The friendly gate swings open

     Against a low wooden wall 

Where quaint old fashioned blossoms 

     Design a Paisley shawl

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And up the winding pathway

      The stones with moss are grown-

I love that little cottage

    Because it is my own! ( Little Cottage – by Virginia Wauchope Bass)

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  1. July 13, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    There is no place more magical than a clear day in Nantucket. Our favorite time to visit was in June before the crush of summer crowds when the roses were in bloom. So many wonderful memories! I used to do watercolors of Nantucket architecture so I love seeing these sweet shingled homes. Thank you for sharing !

    • Eva Contreras
      July 13, 2017 / 12:22 pm

      Watercolors of Nantucket architecture, that sounds amazing! Are you still painting? Watercolors of Santa Barbara architecture would be dreamy too, especially if shared on your blog 🙂