Sunday, May 30, 2010


I went to the most amazing place! A girl I work with has a cottage in Bear Island. She & her husband bought it about 8 years ago and have been renovating it back to it's roots. There is no electricity, no running water, no plumbing - and it is stunning! He is very handy and has built several of the pieces in the cottage (island, dining table, chest, etc.). Also, they have visited several auctions and antiques shops between here and Nova Scotia. There are no matched sets, nothing was purchased new and everything is very simple and rustic in style.
But when you walk through the door, it takes your breath away. I felt like I was walking into a page from Saltscapes or Country Living magazine. The front porch overlooks the upper end of the Saint John River so there is a constant breeze and minimal mosquitoes.
What a wonderful getaway - relaxing, comfortable and well-loved. I only wish I had taken my camera.


PamelaM said...

It does sounds really lovely minus the no plumbing and no electricity. Tee hee!

Uh camera with you. Someone is slipping...hee hee!

"The real" MarthaSue said...

slipping kim....slipping..hahha

sounds amazing...hmmmm no plumbing...or electricity....that scares me just a little :)