Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Victorian Summer Cottage: Dining on the Porch


This Victorian Summer Cottage on York Beach was built in 1876 and overlooks the Atlantic ocean. The owners of Cottage Home, a furniture and design shop in Maine, decorated the restored wrap-around porch to create areas for relaxing and casual dining.


I like how they set the table with these fish-shaped dishes and polka-dot napkins. It's so fresh and fun.


I'm adding this post to Susan's Tablescape Thursday party over at Between Naps on the Porch. It's always a lot of fun, so check it out!


To see the rest of the photos from this Victorian summer home, go to Cottage Home's website.

43 comments:

  1. Oh I just love it. I love the pale blues and greens, and that little makeshift bar is to die for.

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  2. Yes, I had to link here again! :-) Twice in one entry, actually. :-))))

    'Aunt Amelia'

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  3. Julia this one is sooo darling. I love how they incorporated all of the polka dots with the paper lanterns and I LOVE the darling window treatments! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Just love the blue and white theme. So very beachy. I am thinking ocean and palms.

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  5. So cute! I love those white stools and the blue round mirror.

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  6. Wow, this makes you want to go on a vacation at the beach! Love the polka dot atmosphere!

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  7. Such a soothing palette. A dream setting.

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  8. I see the fish plates everywhere now, so cute!

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  9. ahhh, it is so great to DREAM....very pretty.

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  10. Love the fish dishes!! And the polka dots! Looks like a place that you never want to leave! :)

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  11. adorable! I can hear the waves crashing!

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  12. The blues and greens are so refreshing on a summer tablescape. Thank you for sharing this lovely idea.

    Charla

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  13. So fresh ! Love all the bright colors and those
    fish plates are so cute ! What alot of history too !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  14. I could live there!!! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

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  15. Wow Julia, I can't believe I haven't been to this blog before!! It is gorgeous! I love it. This table setting is beyond wonderful. I love it and every picture is something to drool over (excuse the mess...hahahah) Love it!
    Debbie

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  16. You know how much I love porch dining, Julia! This is fabulous!!

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  17. oh such fresh and beautiful colors! a very inviting table. :)

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  18. What a wonderful fun tablescape and the space itself is fantastic!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. It would be fun to feed with the fishes! This looks like a wonderful place to spend the summer evenings.

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  20. Polka dots, green, blue, the beach....does it get any better :)?

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  21. Very pretty! I would love to visit there someday!

    Katherine

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  22. Very nice. I love the fish plates and the bar is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Oh my, I love the fish plates! Need some now!

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  24. So pretty and inviting! I just picked up a glass fish plate at goodwill. I think I will use it on my father's day table setting.

    Thanks for a beautiful post!

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  25. HI Julia, my first visit to your blog and I am sio glad I came! THis table is so simple but beautiful! Thanks! I'll be back!!!! Pinky

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  26. Love this! Lots of whimsy...just love the fishey dishes and polka-dots! Blue and green is one of my fav color combinations. Julia...I didn't realized you had this wonderful blog, too! Glad to have found it now! :-) Susan

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  27. Fantastic dinner setting with those fish shaped dishes, they just set the tone for fresh fun!

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  28. I'm crazy about the polka-dots! These pics make me feel the need to reeelax!
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  29. gorgeous!! I can't wait to get to our cottage. Only a few more weeks!

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  30. Great inspiration......thanks for sharing.
    Have a beautiful day.

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  31. Very pretty. I really like the polka dots too :-) And those are the perfect shades of green and blue :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  32. Spring time fresh and crisp. I can almost hear the waves rolling in and feel the sand between my toes.

    Lovely,
    Candy

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  33. Love the beach cottage furniture. I would love to have one some day (the beach cottage that is)

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  34. Adorable! I'm gonna need one of these beach houses...;-P

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  35. What beautiful pictures. I just love porches that are big enough that you can put a whole room of furniture out there.

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  36. oh my word...where have I been??? How did I not know you had this other blog?? I am laughing. I have a lot of catch-up reading to do!! Yikes! I love it, Julia!

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  37. It;s nice to find your new blog Julia! I've had a fantasy about living in a beach house ever since I saw the movie "The Ghost & Mrs Muir" when I was a child. :-)

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  38. Okay, these photos have me happy dancing. Love that green and blue combo.

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  39. I love the fish plates! And the stemware is exquisite. Beautiful!

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  40. love love love this space! these are some of the best beach colours! and so wonderful together... never seems to go out of style! such a classic! ohhh... those summer days back east... do i ever miss!

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  41. Just Love all the blue and green, the polka dots,YES!!! I love the bar!

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