We’ve been enjoying a wintry existence here in Cape May. As have most of you in this part of the country and beyond.
I like that there’s snow on the ground just blocks from the ocean. It’s peaceful.
We still try to venture to the beach if it reaches above freezing. Of course, it requires extra layers of clothing this time of year.
And instead of a beach blanket, we need multiple wool blankets to thaw out after said beach trips.
I have spring on my mind.
It’s not that I want to rush winter. I really enjoy our distinct 4 seasons but I’m excited for spring inventory. New treasures, colors, textures and whatnot.
In order to make room and clear some things out, I’ve upped the ante at The West End Garage.
The winter sale is going on now and we’re offering 25% off. The discount will be applied to everything at Circa Dee in The West End Garage in Cape May. Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Which means you need to come visit this winter. I saved you a parking spot…
So I took an impromptu blogcation last week. It was bliss. Not that I don’t love you and all but I have to admit it was nice to disconnect from the world weird web. My social media was limited to instagram. In case you missed it, we got some R&R in on the beach.
Took a delightful stroll through an enchanting farm.
And took time to adore the hydrangeas that Cape May is known for in summertime.
Plus we caught the most fabulous sunset I have ever seen followed by fireworks!
But don’t worry it wasn’t all fun in the sun last week. We did a lot of, yawn, home organization along with some other projects for the love of vintage.
Like this oh-so-traditional turned leg table which is now a pop of color redone in Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint Flow Blue.
Here’s the before. Traditional oak which you know I don’t hate simply because of that wood grain but using milk paint as a stain keeps that grain grinning and wakes us all up a bit.
Isn’t the Ironstone basin & pitcher sweet too?
But seriously those brass claw feet. Love. Love. Love.
And those legs.
In other news, The West End Garage in Cape May is hopping and apparently South Jersey magazine has taken note because we were vote “Best Eclectic Market” at the Shore!
Annnnd Circa Dee is now offering a collection of vintage clothes at the Garage. I have been hoarding some really fun vintage summer dresses and crazy prints that you never knew you needed to complete your down the shore vacation.
For those of you out of the region, that’s what we say. “Down the Shore”
How was your 4th? And 5th and 6th and 7th? Did you take a break? Did you go down the shore?
Friends, May is on the horizon. And it’s going to be phenomenal!
For one, we’re getting hitched. I will have tons of details and pics to share here on the blog afterwards. Can’t wait!
And speaking of after the wedding…you may have guessed we’re taking a honeymoon. And our honeymoon week just happens to fall on Brimfield week. Honestly, I didn’t plan that although one of my dreams has been to visit Brimfield and take it all in. The antique wheelin’ and dealin’ mecca of the universe! What better way to spend a romantic week as husband and wife? Our first romantic week as husband and wife for that matter.
Ok. Ok. We’re not spending the entire week in Brimfield. I haven’t completely lost my mind. It is a pit stop on the way to our real honeymoon in remote Nantucket. A location that we both have always wanted to visit. We can’t wait!
So tell me what you know about both Brimfield and Nantucket.
What are must sees and dos in Nantucket? We’re planning on lots of bike rides around town in matching cable-knit sweaters casually draped over our shoulders with fresh baguettes resting in our woven bicycle baskets. Yes, seriously.
And some fishing.
For Brimfield, we’ll be arriving in the beginning of the week so I’m hoping to watch the magic unfold while avoiding the late week traffic. What fields are musts? What are some local eateries that we should hit up? Tell me everything you seasoned Brimfieldians!
And yes we’re bringing a truck to stock up. And perhaps His & Hers flea market carts. Pure romance.