Sunday, June 21, 2015

House Tour and Shopping

Hello dear friends.  Happy Father's Day to all of the great Dads out there.  It's a rainy, cool day here in the Northeast.  I can't complain because I can almost here my beloved hydrangeas giggling with joy out in the yard.

This post chronicles my day in Osterville with my partner in crime, Anne.  We lucked out with a gorgeous, sunny day.  As with all my posts on different towns, here is your geography lesson.  Osterville is located on the south side of Barnstable on Nantucket Sound.  It was originally named Oysterville because it was the center for harvesting wild oysters.




 I hope you read the last paragraph carefully, because there just may be a pop quiz.  And I'm not raising the curve this time.




As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Show House allowed no photos.  To me, that's like having a birthday party and not getting any presents. 

It's too bad because the house did not disappoint.  It featured plenty of color, stunning furniture, and  alluring wall covering choices.



As Anne and I were waiting for the shuttle, we spotted this cute little guy across the street.  He's a lot quieter than Chowdah.





After the Show House tour, Anne and I ventured into town to do some serious power shopping and lunching.



I found this guy to be a little stuck up.  I asked him nicely twice for directions, and yet he chose to ignore me. 





You know I can't take pics of a classic New England town without at least one pretty church.



We stopped by this darling boutique, details and goods.  One of Anne's dearest friends owns it.



This lovely lady is Marion Martignetti, proprietor of details and goods.  I had heard so much about Marion from Anne and all the lovely ladies in the needlepoint group.  I felt like I was meeting a  legend.  She lives up to her legacy - she is a ball of fire with exquisite taste and sincerely enjoys helping people choose just the right items to add to their wardrobes.




These fabulous necklaces are designed by Clara Williams Co.



Love these Cape Cod necklaces.



I have a sweet spot for chunky beads.  
I like my jewelry to match my thighs.






I never met a bangle that I didn't like!



Love this dress and necklace.  How I long for those 5 minutes of my life when I could wear horizontal stripes.



Marion carries fabulous clothes lines, among them, Julie Brown Designs. 






Have I told you that I practically live in linen all summer long?





For a cool summer evening.  Anne has one of these and she looks fab in it.









Fabulous accessories.  The good thing about accessories is no matter how many LBs I put on, they still fit.
  



You can even pick up a cute hostess gift!



So if you're lucky enough to visit beautiful Osterville, stop by details and goods and tell Marion that Katie sent you!




After power shopping, Anne and I stopped by Crisp and had a fabulous lunch.  The summer lovin' flatbread is scrumptious!



Life is pretty darn good when you have a great buddy and an exciting adventure!




Just wanted to give you a heads up that I am taking a few weeks off to attend another week of Supermodel/Trophy Wife Camp.  This year I've been promoted to counselor.  It ain't easy being me.  
See you mid July!


Until next time...







Friday, June 19, 2015

A Dinner Party & A Home Tour

Hello dear friends.  My new bff, Anne, and I enjoyed a wonderful day in Osterville on Wednesday at the Show House.  The only disappointing element was the fact that they did not allow cameras.  The Mister told me that he is sick and tired of getting calls from me for bail money, so I had no choice but to comply by the rules.  I did take lots of pics of the beautiful town of Osterville and got some great shots of my favorite shop on the Cape.

On Saturday night, the Mister and I were invited to my new bff and her Mister's home for a dinner party.  It was the first time that we have been to their lovely home.  

The home is chock-full of New England charm and grace, just like its owners.  Gorgeous color, lovely antiques, and boundless books turn this darling house into a warm, inviting home.







Love this bright kitchen!  The blue accents add the perfect touch.



Sweet, cozy corner to watch the chef extraordinaire, Anne, work her magic!  I wanted to steal that cute pillow.




Upon arrival, we enjoyed cocktails and appetizers in this darling screened porch. Adore the wicker and white. 











The guest list included Marilyn, one of Anne's nearest and dearest, Coco and her Mister who have been friends with the hosts for years, and Mickey and her Mister who just moved back permanently from The Woodlands, TX, our old stomping grounds.  We had the pleasure of meeting them a few times when we lived there and look forward to seeing a lot more of them here.  




The table was set to perfection!








Such an engaging and warm living room.




The family photos beautifully displayed.





The use of color really accentuates the fabulous features of  this house.









Anne and her Mister are voracious readers.  She's my go-to girl when I need a suggestion for a good book.  She has always been spot on.


Such elegant touches.  Makes me want to get out the silver polish and all my tarnished silver that is hiding in my cabinets.   





Anne is the owner of countless cookbooks, which isn't surprising after feasting on her delicious dinner.  She served mouthwatering chicken, a warm potato salad that is from a Patricia Wells cookbook, which was to-die-for.  A scrumptious lemon pie topped off the heavenly meal.  It was a perfect menu for a Spring evening.




Beautiful back yard.



It was an evening filled with great taste and scintillating conversation. I am so blessed to meet and spend time with such wonderful people in my new home state.

TGIF!


Until next time...