Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Vacation, Part One

We took a LOT of pictures on our vacation, so I thought I would present photos in a few different posts. Here's Part One, which gives a brief glimpse at the lakeside "camp" we stayed at.


The cottage/cabin we called home sweet home for our stay
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Finished my 30s halter in time, so I wore it a LOT, often with the cotton knit 30s skirt shown. I think I wore the skirt backwards, but I found it easier to walk with the vent in front.

As luck would have it, the cottage owner had a collection of Christie novels on hand!

Exterior view of what I have dubbed the retro reading grotto

View of lake from Retro Reading Grotto.  Notice my water-obsessed Cavalier spaniel staring longingly out at the lake.

Looking like a sea otter crossed with a skunk and a chipmunk, our boy Chance is shown doing what he loves best: playing a swimming version of fetch.


View from the dock at sunset

20 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

Oh, it looks just glorious!

THE BIG MAMA INTROSPECTION said...

It's a wonderfull view.

Really sure to read murder novels in middle of nowhere ? :)

Nancy said...

Welcome back, Baroness! It looks like you had a lovely vacation, quiet and beautiful; the type that my hubby and I like the best!

I love the halter, love the whole outfit, you're my fashion idol!!!

Em said...

Looks splendid! Your little chap is a real cutie.

casey said...

Looks like an absolutely lovely place to relax for a bit! I love how your halter looks--so sharp with that skirt! :)

♥ Casey
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Riikka said...

It looks so peaceful and beautiful there.

garofit said...

It looks like a wonderful place to relax, but all I care about is your outfit really, sooo pretty, I love everything about it, shapes, colors, EVERYTHING!

Bella said...

What a view from the deck! Simply beautiful. And your outfit is stunning! I absolutely love it.

Debi said...

Wow! What a beautiful place! I LOVED your halter top! It looks so stunning with the hat! And Agatha Christie...how could it get any better?

Stefanie Valentine said...

What heaven! I would love to have a holiday like that, it looks so peaceful. Your halterneck top looks lovely and Chance is so cute!

Frollein von Sofa said...

that looks like a wonderful holiday, and you look more than lovely, as always. the lake looks so refreshing and clear - I wish my dog wouldn't be so scared of water. he could have so much fun.

Pixie Drive-In said...

Oh, the cabin and lake look so beautiful! I love all the Agatha Christie novels too. How romantic ;)

aramblingfancy said...

Gorgeous! It looks like the perfect getaway. I especially love the retro reading grotto---I don't know if I would have moved from that spot! Well, okay, the dock at sunset looks lovely too.

Darling L said...

How wonderful is that place! So peaceful... and you look beautiful and perfect, as always :)

BaronessVonVintage said...

It really WAS a little peace of heaven on earth. Apparently, it is very possible that one day we will become part owners of this property!! In the mean-time, I am excited about the idea of going there for R n R every summer! I'm really glad we had this opportunity for pure solitude and peaceful relaxation, as, when we got home, we found out our next door neighbour's wife had passed away suddenly, so things are REALLY stressful and sad around here.

Miss Matilda said...

The whole place is heavenly and I have to say I love the photo of you in your lovely hand made top, it looks like something from the 30's for sure.I think you are one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever seen in vintage wear xx

nudeedudee said...

You are a vision!! The setting and your look is so perfect, these photos could have been from way back then! Glad you had a lovely vacation, it looks like a great place to relax.

Andi B. Goode said...

Oh my, looks like SUCH a wonderful time. The halter looks great. Also, I'm a nerd and had to enlarge the Christie novels picture to see how many I'd read. Only 3 or 4! :O (Out of those, of course ;])
-Andi x

Porcelina said...

Looks like absolute heaven! My beloved and I would love that kind of holiday - a cabin for him to feel in touch with his rugged side, an ample Agatha Christie collection for me, and a lakeside sunset view for both of us. Now if only I had your wardrobe it would be perfection indeed...
xx

The Dreamstress said...

I want your life! It looks like something out of a magazine - the cabin, the lake, Chance, you, the books, your clothes - it's all perfect!