Friday, September 28, 2012

Tybee Island, GA…..Cottage Bliss

In my last post I told you I would tell you how we knew Jensen Cottage was the place we were supposed to stay.

We walked in the back door and turned the corner, and this is the first thing I saw….
A PINK Kitchen Aid mixer! Now how many places are going to have a pink mixer?! If you all know me, you know I <3 pink!

pink Kitchen Aid

My hubby came in behind me and this is what he saw…

early grey

Timothy’s Earl Grey Tea. (Timothy is my hubbies name, and his favorite tea in the whole world is Earl Grey)
Now how funny is that?! I’ve never seen Timothy’s teas before, so we just knew we were supposed to be right there, at that very moment.

After we had our “Aha” moment about being there, we went on in and were amazed at the quaintness of our cottage! I felt like I was stepping back in time, but with wonderful modern amenities.

I just loved this…

clawfoot tub

The original cast iron tub, and those tiles….oh how I love those tiles!

Each door still has the old glass door knobs….don’t you wish houses came with these now?…

glass door knobs

I love all the wood planked walls and ceilings…it’s given me some inspiration for a room in my house…just trying to get up the nerve to tackle it. :0) 
Oh..I have to tell you a funny story that happened while we were there. See the sofa in the picture below? (you can only see the arm of it) The first night we were there, my two boys slept in the same bed….well my oldest woke up to his brother’s head on his stomach, so he decided he’d just sleep on the sofa the rest of the week.  The last day we were there, I was cleaning up a little before we left, and looked under the sofa to see if we’d left anything, and discovered it was a sleeper sofa! My poor son had been sleeping on a sofa when he could have turned it into a bed! LOL  We got a serious giggle out of that one.  He said the sofa was so comfy he didn’t even care. :0)

where to stay in Tybee Island

I wanted to bring this piece home with me….I love the bin pulls, the chippy paint and just the overall feel of this beauty.

old chippy hutch

I know one thing….this house may have been built in the 20’s, but it sure had wonderful amenities!  High end appliances, pottery barn dishes, and any kind of pots and pans you would need to cook a gourmet meal!  We did cook there too!  We would eat out at a nice restaurant for lunch, while the prices were cheaper, then cook a meal at night while we relaxed in the cottage. 

pottery barn dishes

My son thought the picket fence gate was cute…it opened up into the dining room…………he kept closing it the whole time we were there. :0)  (my hubby was checking out the artwork above the fireplace in the living room) lol

how to divide rooms

While my son was lovin’ the picket fence gate, I was lovin’ the lantern light fixture in the dining room. (and there’s those planked ceilings again…swoon!)

Mermaid cottages

Here’s where we spent a LOT of our time………….

Tybee Island, GA

Yep, the beach!



Peggy said...

oh Missy what a wonderful cottage! I have to admit that was really funny about it being a pull-out sofa. Sorry I was a bit distracted... as I watched our youngest put a brown paper bag over his head and proceed to cut out eyeholes by cutting towards his head (with the bag still on... yep I raise up real good here! silly boy!) and yes he finally took the bag off his head in order to enlarge the eye holes.

And just to put in my 2 cents worth... I so think you ought to put in a planked ceiling! I want to do it but it was vetoed... thats okay! one of these days! :)

Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hey girl! That cottage is so sweet! What a great place to vacation and relax! How close were you to the beach? Were you near the area that had the lighthouse? Have a great weekend Missy! ~xo, Patti

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

SO charming, Missy! This must have been a wonderful vacation!

Fairfield House said...

So glad you got some time away with your family. (Too bad you couldn't take your Sweet Pea.) Heaven is a little closer in a cottage (or Victorian Farmhouse) by the sea! :)
Your Friend,

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Oh the cottage is so cute, ilovenTybee, I live about 1/2 hour from there and go their quite often. Glad you had a nice vacation. Ni am one of your newest followers.

Cindy said...

Ok, that is like the cutest place ever, and right near the beach. What more could you ask for!!!


Decor To Adore said...

Oh Missy I wouldn't want to ever leave such a lovely place!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Oh my, what a sweet cottage! I am in love. Who needs a big house when you can have something as cozy as this? Glad you enjoyed your time there.

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