Monday, September 20, 2010

A Visit to Oak Bluffs

This weekend we took a ferry from Wood's Hole to Martha's Vineyard. While exploring the bike paths we discovered this beautiful little cottage community, a Methodist campground meeting association.

The tiny cottages were built to replace tents beginning in the 1880's, surrounding a beautiful green with large trees, as open air covered meeting house, and the tabernacle.

Some of the cottages are built so close together, you can probably hear your neighbor spread butter on their toast.

The house colors and gingerbread trim remind me of cake icing.











We could feel fall in the air on the windy ferry ride home.



11 comments:

Lisa said...

reminds me of hansel and gretel for some reason. would love to see inside!
have a great week
lisa

Cassandra said...

What absolutely darling houses!! We're getting our taste of fall (in Michigan) too. Visited the cider mill this weekend. Tis the season!

nocton4 said...

how lovely xx

Appleshoe said...

It's so beautiful. I would love a house in the woods like this. What a treat to go and see this in person. Take care.

KeLLy aNN said...

oh, how I wish they still built houses like that, with character and style. All this likeness and prefab just makes me shudder.ugh. lol
I always like hearing your family adventures!

Beth said...

Some of these houses are unbelievably tiny! Can you tell? Beth

Nadja Magdalena said...

What wonderful little dollhouses! Thank you for the wonderful photo-tour, Beth!

jenny miller said...

Simply charming little storybook cottages!

Grace said...

How quaint. What a nice place to wander.

Amanda said...

I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like that! I can't imagine living is such a fairytale village. I wonder if they go all our for christmas?

Ravenhill said...

those are the prettiest cottages! I love it when people put such workmanship into their surroundings. I saw a number of houses similar to this in the countryside in Russia.
happy day to you.
emily xo