Nantucket, New York, and beyond

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. Shall we have a little tea.


Here we are in the second half of October. This time of year is special don’t you think…

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Well, I’m thinking this will be a short post, since right now I’m in the midst of everything. On the other hand, once I start talking. ..





Here are some highlights of my week. I managed to take a few photos of the final completion of all our windows, which I shared about in last weeks post. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, here’s the link.



         The garden window really opened up the kitchen area nicely.


This is exactly what I was hoping for.



It’s great when things work out the way you planned. I know this doesn’t always happen. So I’m delighted when they do.


Case in point…our storm door hasn’t been installed. There was a mix-up with the order. It’s no big deal. We actually decided on a nicer, more efficient one which will likely be installed before the storm season begins. (grin) A reminder that even when our plans go awry, sometimes things turn out even better.


This week also began our next big project which includes 24 escalonias being planted on the side yard.





A few months back we contracted with a landscape designer to help design a “planted” wall to eventually replace the fence.




Little by little we are getting a feel of what needs to be done in our cottage.

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I can’t begin to tell you how good it feels to nurture a home back to it’s intended self. It’s like nurturing my own soul. You know what I mean, like when you aren’t quite feeling your best, and you start taking better care of yourself.

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Anyway, my goal is truly to keep the dignity of the “original” structure. It is NOT as easy as it sounds. (grin)


And, on another note…chances are that as your reading this I’m headed out for a sweet vacation to the East coast. Here, I’ll be attending fun gatherings with my husbands friends, and hopefully have an opportunity to visit one or two of mine. This trip has been long anticipated, since I’ve never been back East. Nope, never… unless you count layovers from international flights.  Boston, Nantucket, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York! Joe surprised me with tickets for a Broadway play. e.x.c.i.t.e.d. whatshouldiwearwhatshouldiwear I’ve been packing forever.


It’s difficult knowing what to take. Anyway, it probably comes as no surprise to you dear reader, that I’m really going to miss my sweet coastal town, because I’ve already fallen so in love with everything here.


The beauty is unsurpassable. And, of course I’m especially grateful for the new friends I’ve met so far along the way. One of which will be pet sitting for our furry kids. I hope to make time to say hello to you during my travels, and look forward to share the updates of this fun trip.

So until next time, safe travels my friend….

This video is a little longer. I saved a place for you on the bench to relax a while.




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7 Responses to Nantucket, New York, and beyond

  1. Joe Kuehner says:

    Hope you enjoy your trip!!

  2. Jenny Bonynge says:

    Oh! I do hope you will take photos of your adventures there on the East side of our beautiful country! The Autumn colors should be in their prime…

    • Marcia ren says:

      HI Jenny!
      Yes. .this should be a fun vacation. It’s funny though because I’ve felt like I have been on vacation living here on the coast these last couple of months. Thank you!

  3. Kathryn says:

    I loved the update, photos and narrative. It’s really so pleasurable and calming–not sure quite why but part of the niceness is not needing to know. You and Joe have a wonderful time!

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