And now we have arrived at the last post in my series about decorating a vintage seaside cottage! I've saved my favorite room for last -- my sun porch.
This narrow room at the side of the house features three sliding doors overlooking our tiny yard. The wood paneling on the walls and ceiling in this room makes us feel like we're on a ship. The best part of the room, though, is the breezes that come through the screen doors at night. Heaven!
Simple wicker porch furniture suffices here, with new wood tables in white beadboard. This couch came with the house, and I am not a huge fan of the pastel floral. You can see I've tried to take the focus off the print with some accents in deep red and navy blue. Someday I may slipcover the couch and chair pillows in some kind of red or blue.
Huge Rose of Sharon bushes keep the deck private. The bookcase below belonged to my great-aunt. Love how the color matches the walls!
Our Harwich Port sign is made completely of natural materials -- seashells, sticks, and even a crab claw! Below is a nautical map stamped with the logos of several dozen tall ships that sailed into Boston Harbor about 20 years ago.
Americana mixes with seaside decor here. The stars and stripes say "summer" to me.
Our wicker picnic basket and vintage thermos stand ready for picnics on the beach.
The yard is tiny, as are all the cottage yards around here, but there is still room for frisbee, whiffleball, bocce, and hanging out in the double hammock.
Many of our outdoor accents are weathered wood, a staple here at the Cape. The photo at the far right below is our outdoor shower, another of my favorite places!
Come have a little something to eat before you go. Lobster, perhaps?
I hope you enjoyed your tour of my vintage seaside cottage. I have enjoyed reading all your kind comments on these posts!
See you at the beach :)
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