on friday we drove to falmouth in the pouring rain. p o u r i n g. me, my mom, dane, and shakey. having family that live on an island (namely: my two sisters who live on martha’s vineyard) is a blessing and a curse. its an island… so you have to take a boat. with a baby and a moody bulldog its almost impossible to go without bringing your car over which requires reservations and dollar bills. on the other hand.. well, its an island… so picnic dinners on menemsha beach where crowds applaud the sunset is a standard saturday night. things like this make it all worth it.
also, there’s this kid…
we did very vinyardy things over the weekend. saturday, we went to a farmers market, then the playground, then straight to squibnocket beach to watch uncle al surf (the waves were huge.. for new england standards..), then later, the picnic dinner.
i took some pictures of my sister’s “homemade” house. its pretty amazing what they have created. alec pretty much built this house with his own two hands. the furnishing and fixtures inside are about 98% salvaged / thrifted / second hand and 2% otherwise. its so cozy, tasteful and true to their simple, organic style.
this is the main floor which is a big, open kitchen/dining/living area –
shakey wasn’t allowed on the couch. but we didn’t think it would count if we put a sheet down.. (some house guests we are!)
this is the master bedroom -
this dresser is to-die-for. its like when people paint and distress a dresser to give it a vintage feel, except this is 100% genuine vintage and naturally distressed! it was given to them for free.
a short wagon ride across the way is the original house on their property (the one they bought with the land before building the bigger house), which, conveniently, is being rented by little sis, emily!
its just one big room, a bathroom, a bedroom, and loft where emily sleeps. this is the view from the loft -
how cute is this? are you seeing the little hotair balloon light? emily is a million times more crafty than me.. this little house is oozing with her quirky personality.
(we ate this)
the shower is a really cool cave-like area made of pretty stones.
i’ll be sure to get an update later in the summer, because they are making so much progress finishing the basement of the big house and pulling everything together now that the big stuff is mostly complete.