Tuesday, September 22, 2009


This week the watery things most on my mind are my eyes and nose! Like many fellow bloggers, I've caught my first cold of the season... and it's a doozy! I'm coughing so much that I can barely type, so this week's entry will be a short one.
Please enjoy the view from Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island, Maine.

And in case you're blissed out by last week's beautiful bedrooms, I've done the math for you (if you mentioned two numbers I counted them both.)

Number 3: The Kinghams' master bedroom--whites with a killer view --won by a landslide.

Number 4: Tulle and tropical pastels came in second.

Bedrooms 1, 2 and 5 were tied for third place.

I thought you'd enjoy seeing a few more photos from the Kingham's home. Here's one of the light-filled living room.
Below is their Caribbean themed guest room.
Last but not least, a hallway sitting area feature's shells and retro motifs.
All photos by Dan Mayers.


Maya said...

Love that wood boat (bowl) in the last picture, how fun is that!

Maya said...

Oh..., and I hope you feel better soon!!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

The "light-filled" living room is like a dream!

m ^..^

Queen B. said...


Roberta said...

This living room as to be the most beautiful ever! I love the touch of glamour thrown in (pillows) for good measure!

Alison Gibbs said...

I want to live at the Kingham's home. Beautiful.
Hope you are soon feeling better

Drawn to The Sea said...

Such a pretty living room. Chambray slipcovers are exactly what I wanted... sigh.


Drawn to The Sea said...

oh yes... don't forget the hot tea with lemon & honey

Loui said...

Oh how I miss the ocean..
but as much as I hate cold and snow,
Colorado becomes even more spectacular in the Fall and Winter seasons!
Your site takes me back home with warm and cozy settings... waterside!
♥chilly smiles from Denver

chandelier magic - beach house said...

Wow - First time here, so glad I found you! I did a waterside post so I thought I'd join your party - thanks for having me.

Take care of yourself and feel better, may I suggest chicken soup!


NeereAnDear said...

Gorgeous living room!!! I do like the softness of the colors....

Sorry to hear you are under the weather.... plenty of rest... lots of fluids... and as someone else said... chicken soup...!!! A lot of it... good for what ails you


erin said...

sorry you are feeling poorly :O(
i just love the kingham's home...spectacular! the light is gorgeous and the views...a dream!

Roberta said...

hey Barbara. I managed to sneak in a late post! I couldn't miss it. xo

Jane said...

The photos of the Kingham home are gorgeous! Many of their ideas will translate well into my home. I am still struggling with my dining room...wall color being the biggest challenge.

I'm so sorry you are not feeling well. I hope this cold is short lived. Please take good care of yourself and get well soon.(Check out Thyme Cream to help with the congestion...it works.)

bj said...

These are all beautiful..that bedroom that won first...omgosh...so breathtaking.
Now...if your header is YOUR living room, I could die a happy woman if it were MINE! I almost covet it...better be sure to get to church Sunday..:O)
I am signing up to follow...
xo bj

Barbara Jacksier said...

Not mine, alas. Dan photographed it for our book Waterside cottages. Apologies to all my Waterside Wednesday participants. I've been so feverish and tired today that I didn't have the energy to visit and see what you've been up to-- but I promise to stop by first thing in the morning.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Barbara
I hope you feel better soon! We have just finished winter and I cannot count the times I had flu this year. Thanks for posting more of this beautiful home. I enjoyed it last time and more of it is even better!!

I am late with my Wednesday post. Sydney was hit by a dust storm and well.. tired and coughing here for non-flu reasons.

Take care and rest!! Rest is good!! x Julie

Jane said...

Hi Barbara,
Hope today is a better day...
I forgot to mention the Cadillac Mountain photo...beautiful. Many years ago, I watched the sunrise from here with my dad. We were the only ones who were willing to get up to witness this spectacular site...the first in the US to see the sunrise (At least that's what Daddy told me!). Thanks for bringing back this wonderful memory.
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Barbara Jacksier said...

It's true. You WERE the first!

Jeannie said...

I was on Mount Desert Island for only one day in my life but I've always wanted to return.

All those gorgeous rooms make me want to change everything I've got going on here! Help!

So: i live in a treed area near the beach w/ many wood homes painted late 80s 'natural'. We are painting our house for the first time in 10 years. I want to do something a bit edgier...say an outdoor green, but something modern, not "expected". Our roof and gutters are brown. Sure, there are a 1,000 variations of green. I'm just babbling here! I need help though!

Mélanie said...

I love this beautiful brightful decoration !!!thanks for sharing these pics

bikim said...

Dear Barbara, soo many beautiful decor ideas. love it. have a sweet weekend,

Mary said...

Oh, such beautiful rooms, filled with light! And that sunrise view -- gorgeous! Hope you are feeling better soon. :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

ack...so sorry you have a cold. How miserable. Are you getting enough Chicken Soup?? the Kinghams' home is so very beautiful, I think if I lived there I would never leave. Happy weekend! Since you have a cold, maybe you should drink the margaritas instead of the pie.xo

Tutti Chic said...

Feel better barbara! SO enjoyed all these gorgeous photos! I have read & re-read waterside cottages a hundred times~can't get enough of this book! The photos inspire me everytime I see them!:) chris

koralee said...

Wow...that living area is amazingly beautiful..I would love to stay home with a cold if I had a room like that to sit in all day! Thank you for visiting my blog the other day and I hope you are feeling better soon!

Beach Vintage said...

This is like a dream house from some deep sleep I sometimes have.....wonderful wonderful. Hope you feel better and cant wait to see your towels framed!

Susie Q said...

I so enjoy these photos..a true dream house!
I do hope you feel better by now...you will be in my thoughts!!

rochambeau said...

Thank you for the photos of the seaside rooms. I love taking in the ambiance! Hope you are feeling all better Barbara!


Vintage Rose Collection said...

Sweet Barbara,
Today I received your beautiful book in the mail.. Its absolutely breathtaking!!! Of course I knew it would be..Cant wait to see more and more books from you and Dad..
Warmest Blessings,

Shabbyfufu said...

Hoping that you are feeling better Barbara:-). I love the pale blue sofa and that living room is totally TDF! ~xo~ Janet