Hooked on Fridays: Beach Cottage Love

by hookedonhouses on April 16, 2009

Welcome to Hooked on Fridays, a blog party I host at the end of each week to celebrate the things we love. This week I’m hooked on beach houses! My dream is to someday live in a bright and cheery cottage near the ocean. In the meantime, I’m living vicariously through my other blog, Beach Cottage Love. That’s right, I started a second blog — because who needs to sleep, anyway? 

I wanted to create a fun little blog where I could dream big (and beachy). So far I’ve talked about things like Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic beach house, Hemingway’s house in Key West (I love the yellow shutters), and Ivy Cottage, that cute little green house at the top of this post.

I hope you’ll stop by Beach Cottage Love and say hello the next time you feel the need for a little surf and sunshine!

(I’m also working on a new look for this blog, so there may be some dust kicked up this weekend. Thanks for your patience as I work out all the kinks!)

Now it’s your turn to tell us what you’re hooked on. If you have something to share with us on your blog, then add your link below. Just please be sure to:

  1. Add the permalink to the specific blog post, not your general blog address.
  2. You can put what you’re hooked on in parentheses after your blog name. You’ll probably get more visitors that way! Ex: Hookedonhouses (Not So Big Houses)
  3. Link back to the party from your post so that your readers can come and see what everyone else is talking about today!
  4. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and leave comments! That’s what a blog party is all about!
  5. Double-check to make sure your link works and goes to the right page so it doesn’t get deleted! If you come back and see your link is gone, re-read these rules and try again.

{Be sure to visit Fifi’s Fashionable Friday and Melissa’s A Beautiful Life blog parties today, too!}

Hooked on Fridays Participants

1. Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home
2. DesignTies (Hooked on animal artist Ron Burns)
3. TK – (House Crunch)
4. susan (Your home, only better.)
5. Kim @ Forever Wherever {10 Great Travel Quotes}
6. Studio M Designs (Patios, Porches, & Decks)
7. Living With Lindsay (Hooked On Quail Eggs)
8. Gayle @ Planet M Files(Handmade Dish Towels)
9. kellie @ thehouseofjackandgail (kidspaces)
10. Mary Beth{Thrift Store Wicker}
11. AmyBSells – Cincinnati Homes (with Elevators)
12. Wayfaring Wanderer {Hk\’d on Jewelry with Meaning}
13. Troischats (inner booty)
14. SuzyHomemaker (GreekArchitecture)
15. Maya (Beach Gear)
16. Best Pizza
17. Scribble Ink Cafe (Kitchen Rescue)
18. Jill (a good cause!)
19. Julie @ Organizement ( DVR)
20. Amy @ Finer Things (Angel Food Cookies)
21. velvet and linen (it\’s all your fault!)
22. Mrs. Petrie (hot glue projects)
23. A Simple Walk (emerging from hibernation)
24. Cooking During Stolen Moments (butter pecan banana waffles)
25. m
26. RoRofusion
27. Making This Home – European Singer unknown in US
28. Holly@Homebody (Having a Ball! Giveaway!)
29. The Inspired Room (beautiful life & giveaway!)
30. the BLAH BLAH BLAHger (my new green kitchen)
31. ImagineCozy (Simple Rearrange)
32. Our Nifty Notebook (Tag Games)
33. Onlinehandyman is hooked on living GREEN
34. Tasha @ Hectic Calm (Spray paint,)
35. Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting (gardening projects)
36. Fabulously French (Chanel No. 5)
37. Better is Little ~ hooked on books
38. Marian – :) Color Pink
39. Jennifer @ Southern Charm (DIY decorating & a paint linky party)
40. Why S? @ The House on Red Hill (tours of historic homes)
41. Alfazema (Hooked on Aprons II)
42. Puna – my elevated fireplace
43. Lamp Tramp
44. Tina @ Luphia loves… {{Elegant Home in London}}
45. Things That Inspire (a charming French house)
46. Newlyweds (Vegetable Garden)
47. Frippery (jodies quilted banner)
48. RetroRuth (Our Mid-Century Bathrroms)
49. Jenelle
50. songbirdtiff-bargains
51. Katie @ Clean & Classic Interiors (Mudrooms)
53. Christine @ Distract Me
54. TheOldPostRoad (more paintings)
55. This Lady Blogs (Posy Pins!)
56. TheEcklife
57. Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam(strawberry cheesecake trifle)
58. Kimba @ A Soft Place to Land (Lisa Leonard jewelry with a giveaway)
59. Laura @ Decor to Adore
60. Shawn/Lifeatbuttercupfarm (Edison\’s turn of the century winter estate)
61. Flower Patch Farmgirl (Spring Gardening)
62. sue-in-sydney (Easter at Home)
63. sue@solsticehome
64. RehabOrDie.com — Hooked on Covington Ky. Vineyards
65. Daly Essentials (Trey Laird\’s House)
66. Deb/Dumbwittellher
67. TheEckLife-Girls fairy room
68. From the Right Bank to the Left Coast (Patterned Window Shades)
69. Animators Wife (Free Ikea B-fast)
70. ginnycartersmallenburg(hooked on hooks)
71. Florida Sue
72. Liz@Violet Posy (hoildays)
73. Cass at That Old House (Hopping off the “Stage” Coach!)
74. Ramona {Garden Awakening}
75. Housewears (eco chic designers!)
76. Monkey\’s Momma (Front Porch Makeover)
77. Bridget
78. The Tea Room (Pink Roses)
79. kayellen

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Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home April 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Beach Cottage Love – what a lovely combination of words! Thank you for introducing us to this lovely site, Julia. ~Arleen

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home’s last blog post..Writing Desks ~ Today’s Version of Putting Pen to Paper

Terry Kearns April 16, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Beach dreaming is big at our place. Atlanta is a bit too landlocked but we’re pretty close to both the Atlantic and and Gulf. Not close enough though.

Terry Kearns’s last blog post..Crunch – Trees Fall on Atlanta Homes

DesignTies April 16, 2009 at 9:03 pm

I love your new beach cottage blog :-) Thanks for not sleeping so you can double our blog enjoyment!! ;-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

DesignTies’s last blog post..Meet Ron Burns…

Susan Smith April 16, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Oh we’ll be neighbors one day for sure! If you never dream it, it will never happen. :)


Susan Smith’s last blog post..The Ultimate Sports Room

Misti England April 16, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Hi Julia- I too adore beach houses! We honeymooned in Key West and have a gorgeous painting of Hemingways home. Can’t wait to check out the beach blog, who needs sleep, when you can blog?


Misti England’s last blog post..Hooked on Friday Giveaway: Porches, Patios, and Decks

Kim @ Forever Wherever April 16, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Love your new blog Julia and anything coastal works for me! We pulled off to the side of the highway just to sign up to Hooked on Fridays…we’re heading to see that Hemingway House right now! ~ Kim

Kim @ Forever Wherever’s last blog post..Ten Great Travel Quotes

kellie @ thehouseofjackandgail April 16, 2009 at 9:29 pm

beach cottages? i also covet these pieces of real estate. one day… and i love both of your blogs.

Wayfaring Wand derer April 16, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Girlie, I’ve the the beach on the brain, too! I’m going over there RIGHT NOW!

Wayfaring Wand derer’s last blog post..Light of Mine

Troischats April 16, 2009 at 9:33 pm

I love the photo with the ladder! It’s good to be back at your blog party after a few weeks’ absence ….

Troischats’s last blog post..Love Fridays … and inner booty

Suzy April 16, 2009 at 9:40 pm

I love beach houses too! The sand and the sea is definitely for me!! There are a lot of folks around here with 2nd home beachhouses. Can’t wait to keep up with your new blog!

Suzy’s last blog post..Greek Architecture

Gayle April 16, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Beach houses are so wonderful! Thank you for hosting this party!

Gayle’s last blog post..Love Thursday: Spring!

angela | the painted house April 16, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Oh, a beach house sounds really good right about now. Have fun with your fun new blog! (You do sleep, don’t you? :) )

angela | the painted house’s last blog post..The Gospel According to Juliet

velvet and linen April 16, 2009 at 10:11 pm

I live in a little beach cottage (16 blocks from the beach!), but I think I may be moving on (check out my latest post).
Am I making a mistake? Hmmmm….


velvet and linen’s last blog post..it’s all your fault…

Mrs. Petrie April 16, 2009 at 10:39 pm

I have always lived in the desert and I imagine living near the ocean would be so romantic, like a Nicholas Sparks novel! Thanks for hosting this awesome blog party.

Mrs. Petrie’s last blog post..I {Heart} Hot Glue Gun Projects

Katie @ makingthishome.com April 16, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Julia, I can’t tell you how much I look forward to seeing the thing you’re hooked on each Friday. I’m going to go visit your new blog now.

Katie @ makingthishome.com’s last blog post..Souvenir Shopping

Onlinehandyman April 16, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Hi Julia,

Didn’t I read on FaceBook the other day that this blog was a secret? Guess you changed your mind. :-)


Onlinehandyman’s last blog post..The Real Reason That I Blog

melissa @ the inspired room April 16, 2009 at 11:49 pm

are.you.crazy. that is all i have to say. :-) But I do love beach houses so I can understand your weakness! :-)

Happy night,

melissa @ the inspired room’s last blog post..DIY: An Old Door Makes a Great Desk!

Angela @ Imaginecozy April 16, 2009 at 11:53 pm

I could surely use a Beach Cottage today! We have had snow all week (and it is Spring Break).

Angela @ Imaginecozy’s last blog post..Simple Rearrange

Jenny April 17, 2009 at 12:05 am

I just checked out your other blog and it’s awesome!

Jenny’s last blog post..Hooked On Friday: Tag Games

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting April 17, 2009 at 1:03 am

Oh! Gorgeous! I would love to live there! <3

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting’s last blog post..Making a Military House a Home with Plants

Puna April 17, 2009 at 4:55 am

Having a beach house is my dream too. It can be a place where I can just relax…sigh.

Sandi Wahl April 17, 2009 at 4:59 am

I’m so impressed you started another beautiful blog! I love beachy homes all all kinds…still a dream to own one!

Sandi Wahl’s last blog post..CHANDELIER MAKEOVER

Luphia April 17, 2009 at 5:13 am

how sweet!! i’d love to own a beach cottage one day, to live close to the beach is a dream!!

Luphia’s last blog post..Hooked on: this Elegant London home

AnnaPaula April 17, 2009 at 5:29 am

Great idea but I think I did something wrong…

AnnaPaula’s last blog post..Une belle Paques à tous

Pam April 17, 2009 at 7:00 am

So calm and refreshing. I would love to be in a beach house right now. I have always loved the graphics on those old Ohio Art sand pails. They have become quite collectible. Thanks for these gorgeous photos to cheer my morning. Pam

Pam’s last blog post..I Am So Hooked On This Banner

RetroRuth April 17, 2009 at 7:01 am

Gorgeous, everything is so bright and fun!

RetroRuth’s last blog post..Our Mid-Century Ranch – The Blue Bathroom

Christine April 17, 2009 at 8:30 am

I’m lovin’ the “other” blog! All my family lives in Florida and that blog just makes me want to move closer to them. Of course, it’s only a dream, but.. ahhh, a cottage on the beach would be heaven!

Christine’s last blog post..{Love Thursday}

TheOldPostRoad April 17, 2009 at 8:35 am

I wish I could be at the beach and in that cottage -right now!

Leila April 17, 2009 at 8:38 am

Your taste is impeccable! :)

Can you get me one of those cottages too??

Leila’s last blog post..Two big ways to save money.

Sandy April 17, 2009 at 9:13 am

I would LOVE to own a beach cottage but alas a land locked lass like me just has to rent one for a week or so every year, but I so look forward to it and I think it makes it all the more special that I don’t actually live there. I always wonder if the magical enchantment of the sea would wear off if I were to actually live there.

I do have a beach cottage of sorts if you count my little writing cottage out by the garden pond where all my collected beach treasures reside and soft colors of sand and sea soothe me. I look forward to checking out your other blog!

Sandy’s last blog post..Spring Garden Party Ideas…..

Jennifer @ Southern Charm April 17, 2009 at 9:23 am

Oops!! Sorry, I linked up to you at like 3am this morning and I was a dork and forgot to include your link so I didn’t want you to think I was rude if you dropped by and didn’t see any mention of your linky party. I fixed it. Sorry!!

Jennifer @ Southern Charm’s last blog post..Bookcase To Showcase Linky Party

Laura Ingalls Gunn April 17, 2009 at 9:34 am

This week I am hooked on garage sales. I am headed over to your new blog so I may soon be hooked on cottage chic!

Laura Ingalls Gunn’s last blog post..Pay it forward Friday Freebie

sue@solsticehome April 17, 2009 at 10:21 am

This week I’m hooked on joining the Etsy Vintage market teams Earth day sale coming soon…April 20 – 24th.

sue@solsticehome’s last blog post..Save the Earth…Save the Date

christy April 17, 2009 at 10:25 am

I love your new blog and I love beachy homes too! Have fun this weekend!

christy’s last blog post..Anchors aweigh!

RehabOrDie April 17, 2009 at 10:26 am

Congrats on the new blog, Julia.

Now, I’m off to put a fence up at the mini-vineyard (my back yard with 4 vines planted). Couldn’t ask for a better day for it.

RehabOrDie’s last blog post..Easter Weekend @ MonteCassino Vineyard ’09

Petunia April 17, 2009 at 10:41 am

I love a little cottage and this one is FAB!!! Thanks for sharing and for starting another blog all about cottages!

Lina April 17, 2009 at 11:36 am

Hi! What a lovely place for me to find. I really love houses and I am crazy looking at houses for sale. I use to look in this real estate´s company in Sweden where I live

and other great sites with luxury villas outside Stockholm.

Hope to come back for more inspiring photos!

Take care! Lina
Stockholm, Sweden

from the right bank April 17, 2009 at 11:58 am

A second blog? Wow! Though I can see your logic because I dream of a second house, too and it gets confusing collecting things for both homes on one blog(!) Looking forward to checking it out. Have a good weekend!

from the right bank’s last blog post..Today’s Crush: Patterned Window Shades

Fifi Flowers April 17, 2009 at 1:42 pm

That beach cottage is FAB!!! I think I NEED one… and I know EXACTLY where… Ventura Beach, CA… sigh!!!
ENJOY your weekend!

Fifi Flowers’s last blog post..Pink Decor and Lingerie…

ginnycartersmallenburg April 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Oops. my first try to link didn’t work. I apologize (#70)
I have been a follower for a little while and love all your posts and the fact that you post often.
Your beach cottage photos make me hear the waves and smell the ocean.

ginnycartersmallenburg’s last blog post..Hooked on Hooks

Liz@VioletPosy April 17, 2009 at 3:28 pm

I need a beach house – love the new blog x

Liz@VioletPosy’s last blog post..Hooked on Holiday Planning

melissa April 17, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Love it! I’m sooo impressed! I’m now addicted to both of your blogs!
I don’t have a beach house, I just bombard my mom’s home in Bridgehampton, NY every summer!! She loves it so much she built an addition for my growing family! Yay mom!!

melissa’s last blog post..Tim Gunn Made it Work!!

Cass @ That Old House April 17, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Hi Julia! Love the idea of a Beach Cottage blog. Our family always had a summer house at the shore. This year, my sister and I will be minimally renovating our parents’ house on Peconic Bay on Eastern Long Island, so we can use it again. It was once a summer cottage, but eventually grew to a 3000 s.f. retirement home — lucky for us, plenty of space for kids and guests! I’m not sure how you’ll find the time to do all of this, but I’ll be watching for Beach House posts, looking for inspiration!

Enjoy your weekend; looking forward to seeing the new blog look!

Cass @ That Old House’s last blog post..Hooked on Hopping off the "Stage" Coach, Or: Relax! That Old House is not for sale!

Amy April 17, 2009 at 8:54 pm

I have to tell you how impressed I am with your carnival. I had the highest traffic to my blog EVER because of you. Thanks for hosting it, I’m looking forward to partying again soon!

Amy from http://www.ScribbleInkCafe.com

Amy’s last blog post..Step Right Up!

angela April 17, 2009 at 9:39 pm

what lovely pictures

Palabuzz April 17, 2009 at 10:38 pm

A beach cottage would be a wonderful idea for vacation house.

sue April 18, 2009 at 2:14 am

very, very cute. oh and i love the hooked on fridays idea!!!

Jill@Housewears April 18, 2009 at 2:33 am

I’m hoping you’re able to catch a nap now and then!!! I love the beach cottage idea, I want one, with guaranteed lovely weather, a sweating icy cocktail waiting for me whenever I’m there, and no dishes to clean…sounds like bliss!


Jill@Housewears’s last blog post..Housewears Interviews HGTV’s Emmanuel Belliveau

Gennaro April 18, 2009 at 10:56 am

Love that second photo. Looks like a perfect spot to relax and have lunch.

Monkey's Momma April 18, 2009 at 12:18 pm

A little late to the party, Julia! But I’m here!

Monkey’s Momma’s last blog post..Front Porch Makeover On A Tight Budget

Bridget April 18, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I did my best although looking at these fabulous lists really makes me looks like the amateur blogger I am. I am learning…..

Bridget’s last blog post..5 things….

kayellen April 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Wonderful cottage:)

So glad Fifi told about your blog!
and what fun to join the party!

So nice to meet you,


kayellen’s last blog post..Enjoy the Weekend

SoBella Creations April 19, 2009 at 8:22 am

I love the new blog! Since I live in Florida. I would love to give my house a beachy cottage feel.

SoBella Creations’s last blog post..Sofia’s 3rd Birthday & Easter Weekend

Daisy Cottage April 19, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Love it Julia!
I’ve added it to my Blog Candy roll!


Daisy Cottage’s last blog post..Friday Wishes

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