Thursday, May 22, 2014

old cape cod...

Did I ever tell you where I met my husband?


I spent my summers growing up "down the cape",
in a sweet, tiny cottage with two of my cousins and my Nana.
Our parents would come and stay on the weekends and the best memories were made...


Jim and his family lived up the street.
We started "going together" when we were 15 and have been together ever since...



When I saw an old framed map of Cape Cod at the shop (thank you Robin!) I knew it would fit in perfectly somewhere in my living room makeover that I started last Fall...


The living room is still not quite finished and ready for the final reveal, but I thought I would share my small entry way.
A little tribute to where our story started.

We spend our summers now not too far from where we first met!
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the holiday weekend!

Joining Petite Michelle Louise for
Grey Dey Thursdey.

28 comments:

Sandi said...

Oh how fun Sandi! Love your decor and that map! Never been to the cape or anywhere where there is an ocean except on our senior trip to Florida. That was many, many years ago. ha! Oh how time flies!!
Hugs~

Kimberley Holiver said...

We, too, love Cape Cod and are looking forward to another summer there! The framed map looks great in your entryway. Have a great long weekend!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Amazing and wonderful! That seems like a storybook history to me. And what a lovely memento for it! Sounds like the absolutely perfect way to spend a summer too.

Art and Sand said...

Oh, so sweet!

Not quite the boy next door, but almost!

Victoria said...

Wow, how awesome that you've been with your hubby for all those years! Your entryway looks darling, love the old map:)

White Lace and Promises said...

I love it and what a way to hold those memories close. Great idea and just too cute entrance. love the distressed stools. I'm crazy about a stool!

Tete said...

What great memories of the Cape and how fun is that map? I like it when parts of our home tell something about us. The personal touches are the best.

Passionate for White said...

Thanks for telling us how you and Jim came to be a couple....sweet :)

Our family also spent weeks "down the Cape" each summer. Mostly in Falmouth and then later in Dennis Port. We actually still go with our extended families for three weeks every year.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sandi,
What a wonderful map you have in your home...hope you have a fun holiday weekend!

Blessings,
Linda

NanaDiana said...

What a fun find, Sandi. That is a wonderful old map- Isn't it wonderful that you met when you were fifteen and it has lasted all these years? I'd say that was meant to be! xo Diana

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sandi,
What a treasured find. Loving memories to fill your nest with. Your little peek is lovely and looking forward to the reveal. Your share about your husband warmed my heart.
Vera

Consider It All Joy said...

What a sweet story and such an appropriate place (the entryway) to share the map of where you met(entered your lives together). Blessings, Cindy

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Summers on the Cape are the best, especially for teens - and it worked out great for you!! I am heading there next month - I get an "ocean craving" and have to get there before i go crazy :-) I have quite a few of Robert Kennedy's watercolors of the Cape - are you familiar with his gallery? Your foyer looks so welcoming!

Pat Cantwell said...

Sandi,
WoW!!!
What an amazing print of the Cape!!!
LOVE the story of how you met Jim!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Burlap Luxe said...

The cape map is fitting in your home, almost like the perfect Valentine.

I love how your mix of history works so well in your home, beautifully told.

Xx
Dore

Kathleen said...

Oh wow, lucky you!! My daughter married her HS sweetheart. We've watched him grow up along with our children. We feel likes he IS one of our kids now!

June said...

I loved this Sandi. So you were summer sweethearts! I love the map and I bet it makes you smile every time you look at it.
sending hugs...

Suz said...

I love your entry. Of course, because I have the same 'nest' sign. Mine is hanging in my shabby chic laundry room. It was made by Rita and I bought it at the Vintage Flea Market in Fallbrook, California.

Ivy and Elephants said...

It looks great, Sandi. So sweet that it has such a special connection for you and hubby. Can't wait for the big reveal!
Hugs,
Patti

The Good Life | Healthy Living said...

Awe this is such a sweet story and what luck I finding that map print!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I love that story. Thanks so much for sharing. xo Laura

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Romantic map for a romantic story. Timeless - just like the love you two share!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Sandi for taking the time to visit, thank you for joy in my day with a comment from you.
A beautiful weekend that inspires much and all you will create from it.

Xoxo
Dore

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I think you've found the perfect accent piece for your entryway, Sandi! I can't wait to see the rest of the room!

Angela Harris said...

What a sweet story and a beautiful entryway

Elizabeth Maxson said...

I bet it was all "in the plan" and what a great plan it was. Thanks for sharing.

Lots of hugs
Elizabeth

Natalia Khon said...

So wonderfully rustic! Love it!

Alisha H. said...

Cute Story. I Have Got To Learn How To Drive. Would You Believe I've Lived In Mass For 15 Years And Have Only Been To The Cape About 2 Times For Less Than 30 Minutes Each With My Ex?

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