Thursday, March 25, 2010

Maine Cottage Highlight

If I had a cottage...it would look like this one!  After you see these pictures, you are going to want one too!  Sorry!  I start to get this very strong feeling inside that I must go to a place like this.  It is almost like someone turns on a switch as the weather start to improve here.  There is a strong need to pack up and head to Maine!  We stayed at this beautiful cottage on a lake a few summers back.  The reason why we haven't returned is, I feel we need to vacation in other places so we get to experience more.  My husband  and I want to own a small place to get away too.  This was our ideal place. Because of that, and because we want to own a cottage, I took tons of pictures so as to remember what to do when we (if ever) get the chance to build one.  For anyone who is frustratingly stuck somewhere with still cold weather...enjoy this little slice of heaven via me!

Can you just gobble this place up?  Cottage quaint is emanating from this kitchen.  We really enjoyed eating and cooking here. I literally had a big smile on my face every time I was in here.  A girl can dream can't she?  I could sooo picture myself living here...


It is all in the details!  Every corner was pleasing to look at.  You just feel good looking at all of these little aspects.  I am getting all worked up again!  




Many days spent reading and napping here.  Can you stand it?  Just crazy lovely.  


Extremely comfy living room overlooking wrap around porch and lake...right at your footsteps.  You could hear the loons everyday.  So soothing....ahhh!

Superb fireplace was built from stones and rocks from the surrounding lake!  Great idea!  Never would have thought of it myself.  However, you learn something everyday and I will store that away for future building of my "dream" cottage!  Please!  Please!

Cute Lanai (I think that is what it is called) off of dinning room and living room.  Perfect summery spot to sit at night when good ol' bugs come out.

My mom fell in love with these arched windows.  They cranked all the way open so you felt like the inside was outside.  Get it?

Back side of house.  Great dock to dive off of and swim out to floating dock.  On my list!


Lots of kayaking in this amazing scenic lake.

Has anyone every heard of Christmas Cove?  Not Christmasy at all...look at this!  Gorgeous.  I have to have a home here one day.


Camden, Maine.  Little short trip to visit this quaint place.  This is top of Mount Beatie.  Look at these views.  Maine really is an amazing place.



I have more photo's but have to wrap up this rather large post.  My dog Maggie really enjoyed her vacation!  So, now you can see what I love about cottages and why I am getting that itch to go back.

Enjoy!

~jamilyn

*Images property of Living It At Home*



28 wonderful comments:

sarah, flourish design + style said...

What an amazing vacation + cottage. It is jam packed full of charm! A cottage is on my list of things to own one day as well.. a quick weekend getaway to enjoy for generations! xoxo

Scientific Housewife said...

So pretty! I want one too!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

this place is amazing, on my list! Beautiful cottage, you are right, if I had a cottage (ha!) I would want it to look like this one

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Wow... I think I could live there too!

the gardeners cottage said...

Ok, this is perfection. What a relaxing vacation that must have been. As you know I live in a little cottage but this one blows mine away. The VIEW!

~janet

Debby Lee said...

Such a cute & quaint cottage. It seems so peaceful there. Your dog is so cute too! My dogs love when they get to come along on vacation. When the get in the car they have a 50/50 chance...it's either the vet or vacation!

diana said...

I love Camden. We have never been to Christmas Cove... that cottage is darling...every inch of it!

VictoriaArt said...

This is so pretty! Just as I remember Maine and it's loveliness!
makes me almost feel like homesick!
Yes, a little cottage of one's own!!!
Thanks for making me dream!
xoxo

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Perfection! That is the first word that came to mind. Its a beautiful cottage for sure!
We rent a house in Michigan in the summer and every year I wish for one of our own.
I have never been to the East coast but will be visiting someday soon I hope.
Thanks for the mini vacation.

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Jamilyn, Your post made my heart go pitter pat. Having lived in Maine my entire 20's, I often miss it. I too hope to have a lovely little cottage one day - I pick one out every time we go to the coast! X Trina

Kathleen said...

What a great place. I'm bookmarking this entry.

paula said...

this place is perfection! when you buy it can I come for a visit?

Punctuation Mark said...

This is so charming... I've always wanted to go on a vacation to a place like that...

Chic Coles said...

I was born in Maine so naturally I love it up there. It is such a beautiful place! That house is stunning!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I want to go to there!!! Oh, I ADORE New England, you are so fortunate to live there (though I'm sure you don't always think so in January). But a New England summer... heaven!

VC said...

stumbled into your blog and sure did have a heart stopping moments. love your blog.thanks for sharing..maryann

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

HI! I just found your blog...I live in Maine! Freeport to be exact. Love your dream cottage. I only wish that my home looked like that. I'll be back to check into what other "Living At Home" you are up to.
:)
Shannon
www.cascobaysoap.blogspot.com

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

Oh my - how amazing!! I'm packing my bags as we speak! ha ha!

VC said...

jamilyn, it's always a pleasure visiting your blog. thanks for dropping by. visiting your blog is like visiting boston, it is a beautiful city with rich history. i'll be visiting your blog again, definitely! take care and more power to blogging! maryann

My Notting Hill said...

What a charming cottage. Love those arched windows too. Maine is one of our favorite places as well.

Fran said...

V. charming! Love Maine....thanks for sharing!

Maya said...

The cottage is beyond adorable. So perfect. And I was in Camden, but only walked through town..., the view up there is gorgeous. I'd love to go back!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

If I had access to a place as gorgeous as that I really don't think I'd ever leave...or at least they may need to drag me away.
Lovely stuff going on here...I think I'll follow and stick around awhile. xo Erica

http://moth-design.blogspot.com/

Marnie said...

Love this cottage. If you rented this cottage, wondering if you would share the rental info - contact etc. I can see why you had a big smile on your face in the kitchen. Thanks for the lovely photos as we inch into spring

Andy Mooers said...

Maine IS An Incredible Place. Excellent Images Of Your Waterfront Home, The Area You Live In!

kayce hughes said...

Dreaming with you.

Chic Coles said...

What a great cottage love all the details. Yes we have heard of Christmas Cove. our Aunt and Uncle have a summer house there. Just so special.Maine just is.

Vintage Simple said...

Beautiful.... Sigh.

xo,
-maria