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Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Blues Of A Summertime Beach House

We left New Jersey on Thursday afternoon,
heading for the East End of Long Island, to my family's beach house.

While there are plenty of flesh-and-blood horses out there,
I couldn't resist getting picture of this flowery charmer, above, at a farm stand!

Friday was our 32nd Wedding Anniversary.
We had breakfast on the deck, and watched
the sunlight sparkle on the inlet, which opens to Peconic Bay.
Dion sure wanted those last crumbs of Howard's bagel!
After coffee, I asked Howard to do a video scan of the inlet, which is known as Corey Creek.
He did, but having a short attention span he got a little silly. . . .

  We stayed until Saturday evening.  I always hate to leave,
but then I always love coming home to That Old House!

Annie and I had great fun searching out yard sales and antiques shops and little roadside places like this:
The Jamesport Country Store, in a 1700s cape.  Don't you love the pickup truck?

Mary at Little Red House is hosting her regular Mosaic Monday blog party.
I'm in; are you?

At Smiling Sally's blog, it's Blue Monday.
I'm showing off the saltwater blue of Peconic Bay;
you will get a kick out of Sally's blues!

Since the sparkling water is a necessary part of a beach cottage,
that's what I'm showing off today!
Have a lovely Monday; I brought home some nifty finds from the Island's North Fork that I'll share tomorrow -- Cass


  1. Happy Anniversary, I had my 31st this week. Love the horsey flowers.

  2. Happy Anniversary! I love the horse topiary! Looks like you had a wonderful get-a-way!

  3. Happy Anniversary! It'll be 7 or 8?? for me and my hubby, I always have to do the math first. 7. I'd love to go antiqueing to those shops! I'd be in Etsy Heaven!

  4. That flora horse is hysterical and wonderful all at the same time.

  5. Happy Anniversary!!! I know you all had a wonderful time on your trip. I enjoyed the video. So pretty! Love & blessings from NC!

  6. My daughter and son-in-law lived in that area until 2 months ago. It's a beautiful place and I loved to visit!

    Happy anniversary! My husband and I just celebrated our 31st. ::Jill

  7. Oh what a neat beach house!
    And happy anniversary Cass!
    I loved the pics, so charming, but the video made me dizzy!
    hehe, funny hubby!

  8. Happy Anniversary! Howard and Dion look relaxed on the deck. I wish him good luck on his new job!
    Have a great week. Looking forward to seeing yours and Annie's treasures. I did not do any thrifty shopping this week - Went to the bead shop Friday and for sure did not get a bargain there.
    Have a great week.

  9. What a lovely spot to celebrate your anniversary. Looks so peaceful ... lovely views. The horse if quite spectacular ... someone went to a lot of work! Enjoyed the video ... and your mosaics.

  10. Hi...Happy Anniversary! Everything was so sweet and beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a lovely new week!

  11. Happy Anniversary to you and Howard.

    Looks like a great trip.


  12. Happy Anniversary! How wonderful it would be to have a beach cottage

    But alas, there aren't many beaches on the prairie!

  13. Hi Cass! Oh, look at the flowery horse! What a hoot! Happy Anniversary and looks like a great place to celebrate.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. I love that flowery horse, he/she is awesome! Happy Anniversary, what a beautiful place to celebrate.

    Loved the video, men... you gotta love them! :)

  15. I'm not normally moved very much by topiary. Sort of a take or leave it attitude. But the flower horse???! Oh my, that is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. The horse is great and is the right size for the cart, but the part that flipped me right over into "i-want-it" is the mane and tail! That's a detail that makes the whole thing! If I knew where it was I would considerably tempted to "borrow" it!

  16. Happy Anniversary! The horse carriage is so cool.

    My Blue Monday.

  17. That horse is really cool--thanks for sharing it!

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  18. That flower horse is really unusual-I've never seen anything like it!

  19. What a nice place. Corry Creek sound like a serene place to be.
    My Blue Monday Link for you

  20. Happy Anniversary!
    Having a beach cottage to get away to is sweet indeed. So pretty all around.

    The antique store looked great too.

    Becky K.

  21. What a lovely way to celebrate an anniversary. I wish you a happy one.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  22. What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary! That horse is amazing!

  23. Happy Anniversary! Looks like a lovely place and that you had a fantastic time! I love the flowery horse!
    God Bless,

  24. Happy Anniversary. The flowered horse and cart was fabulous.

  25. Cass -

    Happy Anniversary to you and Howard! Isn't it wonderful when you get to enjoy life's journey with that special someone?

    I have dear friends that lived in Stoney Brook and I've spent many weekends there. Love the town.

    You are blessed to have a special place to escape to and even more special place to return to!

    Your Friend,

  26. Happy Anniversary again.
    I want that horse & wagon.
    What an ingenuous idea someone had.

  27. Wow! Happy Anniversary! This post was lovely on many levels! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Looks like a wonderful weekend! Happy Anniversary and I could just feel the peaceful relaxation by that little video. :-)

  29. Happy anniversary! What a beautiful vacation spot, and I would love to go to that country store!

  30. I loved the flowered horse. I live in horse country and that would be a stunner. Beautiful place to spend your anniversary. ~~Sherry~~

  31. WOW Cass!!
    love the little floral horsey.. adorable
    Loved joining you at you beach cottage..
    wishing you the happiest of anniversary wishes..
    just don't get too bluesy when H returns to the PAYcheck world again tomorrow..
    You and Dion will have "plenty" to do between 8-5!
    thanks for sharing..
    Warm sandy hugs.. Loui♥

  32. Happy anniversary!!! What a beautiful place to celebrate! I enjoyed the "360 cam" but I must say that it was quite a dizzying view. lol :)

  33. Beautiful...hope you are having a great time

  34. Happy anniversary! I would love to shop at that stop!

  35. Happy anniversary! Looks like a nice place to stay. Have a great week!

  36. Happy Anniversary! I love the first pic. lol so cute. and the place, looks so nice to stay.

    Thanks for the visit and comment anyway.

  37. Cass, thanks for stopping by HFTS to visit today and for becoming a new follower. It brought me straight over here and now I'm on your list as well. I've also added you to my blog roll. I want to keep up with what you have to share at That Old House. What a wonderful story, and loved seeing the video of Corey Creek. Do you know Kathleen @ Cuisine Kathleen or The Tablescaper? Both are Long Island gals. Oh how I envy each of you and your days at the beach on Long Island.
    Happy Anniversary. We celebrated 35 years today! ~ Sarah

  38. The blue sky is very beautiful!

  39. That horse is fabulous with the beautiful flowers and the cart. Thank you for sharing.

  40. Hi Cass, Congratulations to you both on your 32nd anniversary. I love your beautiful place to get away. The video gave a good chuckle. It is a lovely place to celebrate your special day. Great blues. I know you loved every minute.

    The horse is terrific.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  41. Love the photos of the country store...wish we had more places like that where I live. Congrats on your anniversary!

  42. Hi Cass....A belated Happy Anniversary to you and the man that gave me Vertigo...Take the camera duties away from him!

  43. Happy Anniversary and I love the video but I got a little dizzy . LOL!!!!


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