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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Shelter Island–Seasonal Sundays #111

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays.

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I love to take a summer drive and just wander.

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As I shared a few weeks back (click HERE for post), I had gone to Shelter Island by ferry. Shelter Island (per the US Census) is about 27 square miles but only approximately 12 miles of it is land! 15 square miles are water!

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One of the more picturesque parts of Shelter Island which was started in 1871 as a summer resort. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 as the houses that were built were Stick-Eastlake, Queen Anne Style and Colonial Revival.

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Between 1872 an 1880 about 70 summer cottages were built in the area.

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…which had…

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…not to mention…

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…live music!

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After a bit of refreshment…

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…we felt that we had travelled to a faraway place…

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…but in fact we weren’t far away at all.

So what have you been doing this summer? The Tablescaper wants to know!

- The Tablescaper

38 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a wonderful place to be, you lucky!

Where exactly is Shelter Island then?

Mary said...

So picturesque! It's nice to venture out in your own neck of the woods occasionally. Thanks for hosting :)

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

What a beautiful place! Thank you so much for hosting! Hope you have a great weekend :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great photos. I love old houses with all their character.

PAT said...

Looks exactly like my kind of wandering!

OksanaB said...

Beautiful place! Love the cottages. So pretty.

Pat said...

OHHH! I would like to see more photos of this cute island. Did you take more? My post goes well with your theme today, if you look.

Thank you for hosting during this busy summer.

tablescapesbybev said...

I have started blogging and tablescaping this summer, thanks to inspirational blogs like yours! Your designs are wonderful!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

looks like you had a beautiful day:@)

kitty said...

Shelter Island looks like a fun place to get away for a bit, even if it was close to home! Wish I could say I've done something exciting. Hmmm, we did go out for fish 'n chips last night and played some darts with friends. I guess the little pub, called The Londoner, took us away for awhile.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Looks like you had a great day trip!
I love doing that, it's amazing what fun you can have in your own backyard.
Thanks so much for hosting!
Hugs,
Patti

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Shelter Island looks like the type of place that I would love to visit!!
I would so enjoy seeing all those period homes. Thanks so much for hosting and for sharing Shelter Island with us!

Hugs,
Debbie

Barbara F. said...

Keeping close to home and doing necessary but rather boring stuff. I love day trips, I could do a week of day trips and be very happy. I have never been to Shelter Island, is it like Fire Island with the 'no car' rule? xo

Sarah said...

Brings back memories of our visit to Shelter Island one spring. It's a lovely place.
I've been enjoying time with my sister this week. A few day trips to visit antique shops in nearby small towns, shopping, and simple sister time ~ that's what I've been up to.
Thanks for hosting! ~ sarah

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Thanks so much for hosting this fun linky party! What a pretty place Shelter Island is! Looks like my pace, for sure!!!

Shelia said...

What a sweet place! Love the Victorian houses. Hope you're having a nice weekend.
be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Babs said...

OMGosh, look at all the hydrangeas! Gorgeous and love the historic houses.Thanks for hosting and have a great Sunday,
Babs

The French Hutch said...

This is such a lovely place to "wander" to! How lucky you are to live so close and go and enjoy whenever you want. Beautiful homes and hydrangeas. Thanks for the tour and thanks for hosting.

~Emily
The French Hutch

AshTreeCottage said...

I love to go for a drive and just wander too ~ in fact we did just that this afternoon. Shelter Island is such a lovely place and aren't you lucky to live within an afternoon drive's distance! Thanks for hosting and sharing such a pretty journey with us.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi, I loved your 'walk down the road' I went to USA with my son and family a few years ago and we loved nothing more than walking down the road looking at all the houses! They were just so different from the style of houses here in Wales! Thanks for hosting. Joan

Cottage and Broome said...

Looks like it would be a beautiful place to visit! I live near the beach in the summer and have been enjoying spending time down there. Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

Poppy said...

Sounds like a charming place to visit during summer:) Love the architecture of these beautiful houses! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this week's party. Happy Sunday!~Poppy

must love junk said...

Shelter Island looks like a 'magical' place!! Stunning!
Thanks for hosting :)
Susan

Jojo said...

I've never heard of Shelter Island but it looks like a wonderful place to visit. It's just great to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in the summer.

Happy Sunday and happy week.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I have just been in my studio trying to get it organized
looks like a great place to visit
I have never been east and would like a trip out east

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

Tablescaper Hi!
Nice afternoon. Love the photos.
Thank you for hosting.
Pat

Cathy said...

I love exploring small towns like this. They have so much character and history attached to them. And all that wonderful architecture too. What fun!

Designs By Pinky said...

My hubby and I love taking day trips too. But we have to branch out and see NEW ppaces. Thanks for sharing Shelter Island! XO, Pinky

MM said...

Lovely old houses. I enjoy that kind of thing.
Thank you for hosting!

Lori Stokes Wright said...

I enjoyed the tour of Shelter Island! Thanks for sharing it, you are one of my very favorite blogs to visit.

Bonnie said...

I enjoyed this post. The hydrangeas were so pretty everywhere! Thank you for the scenic drive. Looks like a pleasant place to visit.

Thank you for hosting.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh my...what a beautiful place....and you are so very fortunate that is close to home...

Thanks for hosting!!

Linda said...

I'm with you when it comes to exploring, and it looks like you enjoyed your island adventure.

Linda said...

I'm with you when it comes to exploring, and it looks like you enjoyed your adventure.

lorik said...

I just love the house in the 4th photo! Would love to live in one exacty like it! Shelter Island looks like a very beautiful place.

Sherry said...

What a beautiful spot to visit! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a pleasant surprise to see Shelter Island. My husband summered there every year as a boy and they had a home there for a very long time.

I found you via Wives with Knives and have linked up a salad with cherries, goat cheese & pistachios that's perfect for summertime. Love your website and will have a lot of fun looking around.
Sam

Kathleen said...

Always a nice day to spend an afternoon! I remember my first trip there with Mike, in my Healey. Filled it with little pumpkins for my class. I think they were a nickel each!
34 kids!
Lovely shots of our local beauty!