~an eclectic beach bungalow~

My friend Cindy lives in the most darling little cottage just minutes from Lake Washington.
When you walk up the path to her front door you know you are in for a treat!
The flower lined brick paths are so quaint, little signs peak out here and there, and birds are happily chirping in many of the bird baths.
The front gate is made from an old iron bed.

Cindy's favorite color is turquoise and you will see it everywhere.
I love this seating area on the front porch.
Chippy painted vintage furniture, lots of shells, and fresh flowers,
 and candles, 
yes, even on the porch!

The front porch is so welcoming. 
Lots of places to sit and have your morning coffee.
 Every square inch is filled with something "beachy"
 This chalkboard sign hangs right next to the front door.
 Here on her back porch is another chalkboard with a very cute saying.
Notice the pink chalk!
 Back to the front porch.
The welcome sign is so sweet under a huge lush wisteria vine.

 Even the front door has vintage millinery and a old shoe stretcher adorning the handle.
 Shall we go inside?
 You walk into the living room which is open and airy, especially with all the windows and skylights.
I can imagine in the dead of winter this home still feels bright and cheery.
 The mantle is covered in family treasures and collected pieces.
 A vintage shelf holds more precious vintage objects~there is collections everywhere!
 I love the mix of pillows on the white slip covered sofa.

 Off the living room is the kitchen with it's fabulous turquoise painted cabinets!
Cindy said her old decor used to be very country, lots of dark reds and blues.
This is a far cry from that!
 The glass knobs and bead board walls make this a true cottage kitchen.
Check out that checkered floor!
 Something tells me pink is her second favorite color!
 Off the kitchen is the eat in dining room.
A mix of different chairs, all painted white, around a giant farm table makes you feel right at home.
The walls are covered with family photos, vintage plates, and of course, lots of seashells.
 And, of course she has a collection of aqua mason jars!

 Even the window sills are filled with old bottles and shells.
 The dining table has this darling burlap runner down it.

 Just to the right of that is a cozy little family room, or den, 
with it's original tongue and groove wood walls. 
Check out that giant floral sconce, gorgeous!
This room is filled with over sized, over stuffed shabby chic sofas and chairs.
I didn't seem to get a picture of them, sorry!
 Down the hallway is the guest bedroom. 
The floor is painted aqua and the walls are a lighter shade.
 I love this enamel sign!
 The next room is the craft room.
This is a crafters paradise!
Glitter, paper, shells, and vintage bits and bobs take over.
 Even the chandelier is dressed up!

 And finally, the small but cozy master bedroom.
I love how the bed is nestled in this little alcove. 
Very sweet.
 And I had to show you the pink and white checkered painted floor!

Are you wondering if there is a man that lives here?
Well, yes, Cindy shares this home with her husband who was there the day I took the photos.
He is the sweetest man, you can tell he is over the moon in love with his wife, and he loves his home just as much as she does!

Here's a few random pictures I took that I also have to share with you!

 Here is the owner Cindy, on the left, with her daughter Jody.
Love them both.
Please take a moment in the comments section to
 thank them for opening up their home for you all!
Even though this cottage is small, it has a very open feeling to it.
You can tell it is filled with love.
Thank you for letting me take pictures of your home Cindy!
Have a wonderful day!


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