Friday, June 26, 2009

Falmouth, MA

This has been an oddly busy, yet slow week, which is kind of strange. As I'd mentioned before, I've been working out of the Trianon Antiques showroom in the Boston Design Center this week, while owners Diana and Scott Cooper are in France. Unfortunately, the internet connection is s-l-o-w... zzzz...zz.. So it's taken me much longer to do much of anything and therefor I haven't been able to post as much as I'd hoped! I have several posts going around in my head - I just need the time and the speedier internet connection to get them out!!

I've been meaning to get this post done for a couple of weeks. I spent a weekend at the beginning of the month with members of my business roundtable group at a house in Falmouth Heights, Massachusetts. Falmouth is on Cape Cod (I live over the bridge, about a half hour north) and looks towards Martha's Vineyard across the water. The weekend we were there was one of the few nice days we've had all season! So, I hope you enjoy the tour of this quintessential New England beach town as much (or nearly so!) as I did being there!
These houses are situated on the hill overlooking the bay, across from Martha's Vineyard - all have an amazing view! Most date to the end of the 19th century/beginning of the 20th century.
How cute was this little group of kids from a wedding party I came upon. I love the formal with flip flops look. The wedding was taking place right on the beach.

There's a strong late Victorian gingerbread aesthetic going on in this neighborhood:

This is a traditional Dutch colonial with widow's walk:

This is the house that belongs to our host, which dates to just about 1900. If you are interested i learning more about the house and rental possibilities, click here. I highly, highly recommend it!! If you look closely, you'll see our hostess setting up croquet and one of our group members doing her yoga on the front lawn. Sitting in the living room, looking through the dining room out to the bay. The current dining room used to be a porch, which they enclosed.
The colorful and oh-so-comfy living room.
A few of Martha's Vineyard - gotta love the telephoto lens!

Another Dutch colonial style shingle home that I loved:
I love little hidden pathways... there were several of them leading to private beach and moorings for residents:

This house looked closed still. But oh, all those windows with great views!
A nice water view from the road - love the beach plums (aka beach roses)
Nothing but view...
This house is okay, but look closely for the carousel horses on the first level and silver cow on the second! Odd, but fun!
Another private little nook....
And another with boardwalk:
The beach roses were in full bloom:

I hope you enjoyed my photo tour of Falmouth, Massachusetts. Have a great weekend and stay tuned next week. We have a great pair of guests on The Skirted Roundtable (I can't wait to reveal who they are!!) and I'll be spending the end of the week out in the Berkshires, attending two concerts at Tanglewood. I'll be dining al fresco on the lawn, so stay tuned for posts on the perfect lawn picnic out under the stars. * I'll also be visiting Edith Wharton's home The Mount, and doing who knows what else!

* unless it rains, which is all it's doing these days!

Have a great weekend!!!

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Tracy Pardue Watier said...

One of my favorite places in this country is Cape Cod and I'm so itching to go back! We talked about going in the Fall but it may be next Spring... thanks for the photos to tide me over and encourage me to set a date all at the same time!

Leanna Hamill said...

I can't wait for your posts from the Mount. Edith is my favorite author! I went there 2 or 3 years ago and loved it.

These pictures are gorgeous, as usual!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* How absolutely BEAUUUUTIFUL, Linda!!! (Many thanks for sharing, you LUCKY GIRL, you!!!!!)~

Linda in AZ *

Maya said...

Love the tour! I actually live in a Dutch Colonial from the 1930's, they all have their nuances. I wouldn't mind having a second floor porch or a widow's walk, those are really neat. I link this to my second (new) blog!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I am so jealous! These photos are gorgeous! laurie

mary said...

Such a beautiful tour - it has been WAY too long since I have visited ......which is sinful since I have family in the 'hood.
can't wait to hear about the next adventure

susan said...

I've been there many times in our 12 year running vacation on the Cape. I feel a very strong urge to return right about now. Thanks for the tour, it was wonderful!

reiter8 said...

Love those beach paths flanked by rosa rugosa. Beautiful tour. We used to vacation on the Cape and I truly miss it.

Enjoy the Berks - another one of my favorite places. Looking forward to future posts.

Willow Decor: said...

What a beautiful tour! So fun to see the wedding. I love beach weddings. Thanks for the fun photos - all sunny - I so miss the sun and they help me dream and remember what summer is really like.

Water Damage Kansas City, MO said...

These houses are awesome! Can you imagine what it would be like ti live in one of them?


Renee Finberg said...

you are so very lucky.

i would rather be up there in the summer than anywhere.
the flowers alone are worth the trip.

Cote de Texas said...

this makes me so jealous! this is where my uncle is from!

a telephoto lens? shameful Linda!!!!! hehe!!!

Marnie said...

love the "cod" especially the bike path from falmouth to woods hole and ben and bills !

Mélanie said...

Love your pics , you are lucky. I love so much the east coast

Renae said...

I have never been to MA....I love love love those houses and the ocean behind them! Cute kids...I'm sure that wedding was a fun one!

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