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by Landis Carey on July 1, 2011

Nantucket, MA

We’re leaving for Nantucket today for a week of quiet relaxation complete with beaches, sailing and ice cream!

It’s so lovely here this morning, sunny and clear with temperatures in the 70′s, that we’re actually looking forward to the lovely drive north. We’ll stop in New Haven for lunch with Hubby’s cousin and stay in Newport tonight where we’ll walk around to admire the charming architecture and the sailboats in the marina.

I’ll check-in next week while we’re away, but just to show you our beautiful surroundings and scenes from our adventures. One of my favorite parts of writing Mint Peach is the opportunity to share my photography with all of you! So, check in each day next week for a little photo essay of our previous day’s events. It’ll be like Frames from Our Weekend, but everyday!

You might think, why in the world is she checking-in with us while she’s on vacation? I promise, I absolutely love documenting our travels as we venture along and usually the images just languish on my computer. It makes me super happy that I now have a place to celebrate our adventures.

Here are a few things I’ve been wanting to share!

  • These peonies are an inspiring color family.
  • This collection of rainbow-colored images made my day.
  • I watched this time lapse video of the December 2010 blizzard earlier this week and it make me appreciate summer SO MUCH!
  • Who is on Pinterest?  I joined this week, and even though I haven’t pinned anything yet, I took forward to documenting my inspirations there. If you tell me you’re on it, I’ll follow you!
  • Have you guys heard of Bloglovin? I discovered it this week and I’m kind of obsessed. It’s a way to follow all of your favorite blogs in a more beautiful way than Google Reader, and it also makes “suggestions,” such as: If you like this blog, then check this out. Very cool! Tell me, who out there uses it?
  • I’m loving these wallpapers from Kimberly Lewis Home. I heard her speak about her work last month and I hope to do either a house tour or studio tour with her. Fingers crossed!
  • I heart Pam Keuber of Retro Renovation! Here she is talking about her kitchen reno.

What do you have planned for the weekend? Fireworks? Outdoor dinner? Chime in below and tell me! If only for my entertainment as we drive north! All my love, Landis

(Image: via Flickr)

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SOS July 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm

oh, i just have to chime in here…

love the time lapse video of the dec. 2010 snowstorm, brings back memories for sure of watching the outside patio table in new jersey pile up with snow (and how much time it took — days — to finally change airline reservations to fly home to florida!).

retro renovation: can relate on more than one retro level, starting with my late grandparents, with whom my twin brother and i lived during WWII in a marvelous large and airy center hall pennsylvania dutch country house with the great wide pine plank floors, which had a wonderful eat-in farmhouse kitchen with knotty pine walls and built-in knotty pine glassfront cupboards. the stove (the old L-shaped gas, mint green version) sink and counters were not really attached, but all worked well. grammum cooked everything from scratch, virtually all from her enormous victory garden across the road and our own livestock, or a few items from the small corner store up on breezy corners. she made – amongst lots of other delicous dishes – peach ice cream, rhubarb pie, apple pie, cobblers of all variety, and junket — any of your fans know what junket is?

in my own home in the early 80s, i had the dark particleboard kitchen cupboards in our newly bought (but slightly dated) home, painted white. the painters thought i was nuts, i gave them another beer and said paint the the cupboards white. turned out great. we had purchased a new electric jenn-air cooktop with the downdraft vent, at that time the greatest thing since sliced bread; had the jenn-air sunk into the kitchen center island and installed a gas oven (good for broiling) in the wall where the original stove was.

in a home of my parents, many years before my own home, there were white steel kitchen cupboards. in time, they rusted on the edges. i’m not sure i would want these old cupboards today, especially in aqua, but at least if one is really into retro, aqua is a true retro choice (alongside the other two biggies, harvest gold and avocado).

how fascinating! kitchens still need the basics: some size or sort of stove, frig, sink, hopefully oven, and counter — even if makeshift — workspace…how these are all put together continues to be the subject of endless ideas and articles.


Diane July 4, 2011 at 9:04 am

No I don’t know. What is junket??


Melissa Johnston July 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm

i just joined pinterest…username is mjtxnyc. enjoy nantucket! :)


Landis Carey July 6, 2011 at 7:31 am

Yay, following :) Just looked at your boards and I love them, esp those pink boat shoes!


SOS July 5, 2011 at 10:13 am

junket is almost like a custard, you can check it out on the internet


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