Friday, January 14, 2011

summer rental...

You know I love to dream in vintage whites...
And you know my cottage style home is mostly white and shabby...
There are a few areas of my house that are not chic in the shabby way...
But definitely have a cottage feel...
Look...you can still see the pencil lines...
I met my husband in Wareham Mass. where I used to spend summers at my Nana's cottage...  
This sign was found in the house that Jim grew up in during the summer.  It was advertising a summer rental for a little cottage on the property back before his family owned it...
Now it graces the fireplace in our downstairs living room that my father-in-law built with his father.  Why did I pick this old beauty to share today...
This living room is on the winter project list.


Jim left on a trip last night until Monday and I miss him already.  Guess I was feeling a little sentimental.
So if you live in Virginia Beach and you see a very handsome fisherman...remember...he's mine.

While he is away there is a new man of the house...
He's on the Varsity Winter Track and Field Team and they must dress up the day before a meet.
Oh and remember the other day when it was snowing?  We lost power at noon.  Thank goodness we have a gas stove so I could finish cooking my pot roast.  And the new man of the house?  He still did his homework...
This is why he is an honor student!

I am linking up with Debra today for Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Go Pats!!

27 comments:

Polly said...

Great sign Sandi! I'm sure your temporary man of the house will take good care of you!!

Have a nice weekend!

Polly

NanaDiana said...

Sandi- What a sweet and sentimental post. I love that you love your hubby and miss him already. And, although there is something romantic about having a candlelit home..I miss the conveniences when we lose power. Hugs-Diana

A Vintage Chic said...

What a wonderful story, Sandi! LOVE the old sign--and your fireplace is fabulous! Love the stone!

Hope your husband gets back quickly--but what a handsome back-up man of the house you have!

Wishing you a lovely day, my friend!

Julie

NanaDiana said...

OOOPPPS..PS~ I forgot to write that I just adore that sign...how wonderful to even HAVE it and know that it survived. Hugs-Diana

trash talk said...

What a sweet bit of nostagia. I think I'm now in love with the word "let"...conjures up images of a time gone by.
Stay warm and try not to be too lonely...remember...homecomings can be fun!
Debbie

Victoria said...

How special that you have that sign Sandi! Maybe you can rent some good movies while your hubby is out of town. I miss mine even when he's just at work up the street so I feel for you!!! Your son is a cutie:)

Sandi said...

Awwww I am sure you miss him and I haven't seen any handsome fisherman around these parts! lol
Happy day...glad you have your power back!
Blessings~

Kate said...

Sandi
Every bit of your home is so lovely! I love the rock mantel and the sign above a perfect fit.
Happy weekend to you!

xoxo
Kate

Vicki said...

What a great story. I hope he has a safe trip. Looks like you are in good hands at home! Have a nice weekend!

Susan said...

That's really a sweet post, Sandi. It shows the love you feel for your handsome fisherman and son. What a neat, authentic old sign, too!
- Susan

Carole said...

What a great sign. It means so much more that it has such significants.
xo,
Carole

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a beautiful sign, Sandi, and the story behind it makes it that much more special! I miss my hubby when he's away for too long, too. :)
You must be a proud mamma! Your son sounds like my oldest daughter... she would do her homework in the dark, too, if she had to (she has straight A's :)).
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
xoxo,
Jo :)

Jane said...

That is an awesome sign and so wonderful that it was from your husband's summer home...a great piece with a lot of good memories for both of you.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Jane

michelle said...

Love the sign and that is so wonderful how meaningful it is to you! Hope your hubby stays safe and glad that the power is back on again! Love candle light and a roaring fire though...but not for more than one night!! :)

Stella said...

What a wonderful fireplace. And the sign is perfect and has so mouch more meaning when it holds your memories of summers gone by. Thanks for sharing.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Aww...that is so sweet...reading back, yes, I can see we are on the same path...clean, purge, simplify, and the neutrals (I've been changing for a year now). Are your *pinks* selling for you...hoping we're not too late...
and thank you for ALL of your kind words (and shout-out) about the wedding..it was such a fun occasion to create with.
Have a great weekend!
Rene

Rebecca said...

Ok, I will quit complaining about the snow here...but I will still moan about the cold here in Chicago.
Pot roast sounds good!
The sign is awesome and how great to have the history with it, so romantic.
Blessings
Rebecca

Heaven's Walk - said...

Awwwww....how sweet, Sandi! I love that you miss him already. :) My hubby's going away for a while soon, too --- and it's waaaay too quiet here until he gets back. :) I'm glad that you have some company to help you hold down the fort!

xoxo laurie

Rebecca said...

How cool that you still have that wonderful sign and the memories that it has is neat!

Tutti Chic said...

Sandi-can't wait to see your project all done! I love your story about the sign-that would be hanging in my home too! Your handsome son is a good stand in for dad while he is away! Hope we all enjoy the big game-there is certainly a lot of trashy talk coming from NY! Go PATS!:) chris

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Sandi, how cool to find that sign! I love memorabilia, that has those memories attached! Stay warm and cozy up there, your new man of the house sounds like a wonderful young man. what a blessing!
Thanks so much for linking up with the party,
big hugs,
Debra

Finally White said...

Hi Sandi,

thanks for your visit and lovely comment! And I give you the compliment back...... your home is absolutely gorgeous! I'll stay a for a little while and promise not to disturb you.......:-)!

Have a beautiful Sunday!
Birgit

Roselle said...

Love the sign and the meaning behind it. It's heartwarming that you miss your man after all these years. After 20 plus years, I still miss my love too!
Roselle

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Sandi! So glad you want to use the rainbow picture! It was SO beautiful! Even though we're not covered in snow, it has been really cold this last week, so little reminders of spring are a wonderful thing!

Have a beautiful Sunday, my friend!

Julie

Susan said...

What a great sentimental sign!! You little man is a cutie!

Beach Vintage.com said...

Hi Sandi, Just wanted to say thanks for all your well wishes, I really appreciate it. Simone xx

Jennifer Rizzo said...

That sign is awesome! What a great find!

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