Wednesday, August 27, 2008

You know I love Martha's Vineyard right?

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It's more like I'm obsessed with Martha's Vineyard! When run across photos like these, my heart skips a beat! I found these on Flickr and got permission to share these with you. Click here to see a lot more of her photos from Martha's Vineyard. (thank you cafechatelaine for letting me use your photos)
These are from illumination night which took place last Wednesday, August 20th. It's annual tradition where all the adorable gingerbread cottages in the Oak Bluffs campground hang lanterns from their cottages. Someday I'm going to plan a visit to see this! Can you imagine how beautiful this must be at night! There are over 300 cottages in the campground so I'm sure it is a beautiful sight to walk through and see.

There are a lot of photos of Illumination Night on Flickr...click here to see them (I just realized that not all the photos that show up in this search are from MV but they are still pretty). If that's not enough you can visit MV Obsession (click here) and visit a blogger that is more obsessed with Martha's Vineyard than me. Trust me, if I lived on the East Coast I would be vacationing there a lot more often!

32 comments:

Ginger said...

Makes me want to hop right on a plane (if I wasn't afraid to fly) and go there.
Thanks for sharing.
Ginger

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

What a pretty place!!
Diane

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Cindy I so enjoyed your last 4 posts... I'm going to cheat and comment for all here!
WOW, MV looks fantastic.. and those lanterns. What a neat idea. Would definitely be a site to see!

I do remember your tablescape pics, you certainly have a knack too! The starfish atop the cups are just too clever.

Awesome plant stand. Your ivy topiari looks fab to me. Do you have issues with spider mites? I always get them on ivy.
The wreath is just beautiful. I'll be anxious to see what's growing there too!

Awesome vintage sewing find! They will make great tags and such. Yes, the old lables are too cool.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Beautiful! Someday I want to go there! Or let me say it this way I am going to go there someday!!
Have a great day,
ginger

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh my dream place to live!!!I've never been there but I want to move there. LOL. Love, Love , Love the houses and the lanterns.
Hugs~Kelly

Brown-Eyes said...

Very pretty post today...thanks!
;-) Bo

lisa said...

Cindy ~

I have never seen or heard of the Illumination night, I bet it is amazingly beautiful. Who could not adore MV?

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

How pretty!
That top photo looks like it has crocheted lace dripping beneath the window box. :)

Jane Marie said...

I have wanted to visit Martha's Vineyard my whole life. Thanks for the look at Illumination Night. I didn't know about it.

Rue said...

Hi Cindy :)

I've always wanted to go there, but we just haven't had the chance yet. Beautiful pictures!

Yes, I'm very proud of Alex, but the mess.... not so much LOL He's a great kid though :)

hugs,
rue

Pink Slippers said...

Wow, to live in a home like that. SO timeless and beautiful. I wonder if they appreciate it as much as we do. I hope so-I hope they sit outside and enjoy their beautiful homes. Other wise they should just give them to us. LOL!

Joan said...

Hi Cindy - thank you for the mention on your blog today. I am MV Obsession and I AM obsessed with the Vineyard. My mother was from there and I've been going there all my life.
I encourage everyone to travel there at least once... you'll fall in love with it.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love all the gingerbread work on the houses.

Screaming Meme said...

I love that place!!! I'd love to invite you to Screaming Meme's Faux School...I'm teaching a faux class...Easy and fun ways to paint furniture and walls...Come check it out...

You've been Frost biten! said...

I love Marthas Vineyard because it's not White!

Signed,
Frosty

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

I love the east coast too. . . it's especially beautiful in the fall. But then, each and every state seems to have their own good and unique qualities as well.

Blessings,

Sher

chatelaine said...

Thanks Cindy. Very nice post about the Vineyard. I loved seeing my photos in print!

Rosemary said...

Great Cindy!
No wonder you like Marha's Vineyard.
Rosemary

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Oh Cindy,
This is charming. Love the parasols and all the colors. It would be wonderful to be able to visit and stay there. You'll make it (but you already know it). Something to look forward to!
~Tracie

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh! Those pictures are beautiful. I've never heard of Illumination Night. I'll have to plan and going, in two years, when I retire.

~elaine~

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

oh it looks divine

Sarah

My home - My life said...

I have never been there but those pics certainly make me want to go. How beautiful!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Since I live in NH we are able to go to MV easily and have many times. My daughter's favorite thing to do is go on the tour they do on Saturday mornings of the Oak Bluffs cottages. What a treat to see the insides. If you ever go back make sure you do that. And if you ever go back I'll meet you there for some fun!

The Liberty Belle said...

How lovely!

mrsjones6 said...

What an Absolutely beautiful place. It is easy to see why you love it so much. I'm ready to visit now! :)
Have a great weekend,
Jen

Terri said...

I love those lanterns, don't you?

Bettsi said...

Gorgeous! Seriously, I did not know about this custom and I think the whole nation should do it! So fluffy and soft looking. Thanks for sharing this, Cindy.

Jojo said...

These are gorgeous! We have a traditional lantern in our neighborhood and lots of us have them on every night but NOTHING like this. Just beautiful.

charmaine said...

beautiful post and a very beautiful blog. i have a big fascination with martha's vineyard also, never been but it is next on my list.

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh Cindy, I'm right there with you with Martha's Vineyard love! I want to go back again. And the romantic porches in this posting is just fabulous. xorachel

Pat said...

I love Martha's Vineyard too! I vacationed there a few years ago in the Oak Bluffs area but we drove all over the island from one end to the other. It was in ealry October so there were less crowds but the weather was still beautiful. I'd love to go back again soon, and also hop over to Nantucket.

Thanks!

Pat in NY

Merci-Notes said...

Dear Cindy,
Oh I have to go back and read this again but .. it is soo beautiful what they have done and I agree, to be there in person for this must be breathtaking. So very beautiful and thank you for finding these and showing us them!

Oh, just finished reading your post. I am thinking you now live on the west coast? Do they have anything like this say on/in Coronado?


With Kindness,
Mary