Chippy-Beachy Charm in a Beach Community

Recently we visited a beautiful beach community just 
a short ferry ride from my home.

A haven for artists and lovers of everything wooden, rusty and chippy.

Lining the narrow streets are cute little beach cottages...

 in lovely beachy colors...

Each cottage has a beautiful front gate, some have wooden pickets.

Others are very geometric...

And some are just... well, different...

Many artists live in this community.

Their art (and rusty junk) is everywhere.

Now this is a junky garden!

Shell peace sign...

Painted fish...

They don't allow real cars here. 

When you get off the ferry you ride a bike or pull a little 
red wagon down the narrow street to the ocean.

Everywhere you look the old, weathered, chippy paint is beautiful.

I guess I'm not the only one who thinks so...

We spent a beautiful day in an artsy-beachy 
community that was a great new place to discover
rusty-chippy beauty!

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  1. What a bunch of cool stuff! I especially like the painted fish.

  2. Susan, Thanks so much for posting our give away button on your blog. I am now your newest follower. I have so much fun 'getting to know' people by the things they write about!!! Your pics of the gates got me right away. I have a 'thing' for doors and windows!! Thanks!

  3. i am a new follower by the way I would love if you could follow me back thanks so much have a great day :)


  4. I have been mulling over what kind of gate to build on our deck and these examples are great!

    It is a lot harder to peg you this week. I am guessing the sifting boxes with the sand dollar and the star fish.


  5. What a wonderful way to spend the day! I enjoyed all of the photos.
    Loved your birdhouse in the previous post!! So cute!!

  6. What an interesting community! I bet you had the best time!

  7. This looks like Rosemary Beach on the Panhandle of Florida.


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