Monday, October 3, 2016

Ahhhhh The Escape Weekend

Hi Everyone.
Happy New Week.

Terry and I ESCAPED this past weekend for a get away in Michigan.  It was so fabulous.

We have not been away in such a long time so this was really fun and sooo relaxing.  For the first time when away I did not feel like I wanted to come home.  I am not sure about you but when I go away I have a great time but I love to come back home to my nest.  This time I wanted to stay on my fun get away.

I will show you some of the places we went.  I promise I will not bore you with a lot of pictures.
Just was a nice escape and I found a beautiful treasure to show at the end of this post.  Highlight of the trip besides hanging out with my sweet guy all week end.

We rented a little get away cottage and this is the entrance to the motor lodge where you go to pick up the keys.  So fun and cute.  The owners of the cottages also own this motor lodge.  It is so cute and not like any motor lodge I can remember.

Each room is so cute.
We drove out to the Cottage we rented.  This was the entry from the parking lot to the cottage.

The trees are still pretty green but some of the leaves were beginning to change color.

There are three cottages on the property.  We stayed in the blue cottage.

Sweet deck off the back of the cottage with a hot tub.  It was so nice to have a glass of wine under the stars in the hot tub at night.
Very peaceful and secluded.


This was one of the shops in the cute town of Holland Michigan that we visited.

Beautiful antiques, vintage treasures, crafts and lots of re loved pieces in this shop.  Something for everyone.



We visited this Apple Orchard and Winery.  That area in Michigan if stock full of wineries.  This one was fabulous.
Lots of different wines, ciders and delish food.  The cider donuts were amazing.  Melt in your mouth.


We found time to visit this special place.  The Found Cottage is owned by Liz Marie from Liz Marie Blog.  Liz was there the day we went and was so cute and fun to hang with at her shop.  Of course her and I spent a long time talking and I forgot to take a pic of us together.  If you live near the southwestern part of Michigan you must go and visit her shop.


Her entry way was beautiful with all the cinderella pumpkins and mums.  Just so inviting.
Liz has tons of treasures in her shop.  Just room after room of fun stuff.




Look at those cute Michigan Love Pillows!  Too adorable.


Liz has a great variety of new and vintage finds.  There is something for everyone.


My found treasure.  Old chippy double window with lots of architectural detail to it.  Glass still in the windows.  Little shelf on the bottom of the window.  Oh I cannot wait to decorate this one for the holidays.  White Chippy Goodness!






Sorry but a very cloudy rain filled day to take a good picture.  Just take my word for it.  It is sweet, chippy and so full of history and character.  So happy to have this piece of history in my home.
Have a great new week ahead.
Hugs,
Kris



46 comments:

  1. Kris, I am happy that you and Terry had a fun time . The shops are wonderful. I really like the window you brought home. That is going to be so fun to decorate. Hope the peaceful feeling from your get away last a good while. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Kris,
    What a lovely weekend, I just know that you are feeling so refreshed. What darling shops and what a wonderful find!
    Wishing you a beautiful and Happy week,
    xo
    Jemma

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  3. Sounds like such a great getaway and so fun. Love the shops, and your window is fabulous.

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  4. Love the window, Kris. And I enjoyed seeing photos from your weekend getaway! I love the Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice pillow in Liz's store. It's too, too cute!

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  5. I knew you would come home with something fabulous.

    How fun that you got to visit The Found Cottage and chat with Liz. I'm in love with the farm she and her husband just bought.

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  6. What a lovely getaway, Kris! Looks like a fun, relaxing time together...and I love your beautiful souvenir!

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  7. such a cute getaway...
    and i love your olden window...chock full of charm...

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  8. Hi Kris, Oh I love this getaway spot. Michigan is my home state and I know first hand how incredible Holland is. The shops you visited are amazing and everything looks so inviting. I could spend a lot of time here.
    Love the window treasure you found. It looks gorgeous above your sofa. So glad you had a nice relaxing weekend with your sweetheart. You so deserved the getaway.
    Have a great week and thank you for stopping by the Texas fall home tour.
    Happy October. xo

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful weekend getaway. Your window looks beautiful and makes a fabulous statement and focal point just as is.
    Mary Alice

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  10. So glad you had a great weekend, but I bet you had some 'splainin' to do to Cooper for stepping out of his life for a couple days, lol. Loe your new treasure - and already installed. Why does that not surprise me one little bit?? Have a great week.
    Rita

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  11. Oh Good for you! It sounds like such a wonderful time! Your little cottage is so charming and how relaxing to sip your wine in the hot tub under the night skies. The shops that you visited look like ever-so-much fun. What a treasure trove. Your new window will look amazing..as always. I look forward to seeing it after you give it your "special touch"! So glad that you enjoyed your getaway. Have a great week.

    Hugs...
    Tamara

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  12. Kris glad you and Terry had a romantic getaway with a new found treasure to remember your time away. Hot tub, hmmm, wine and junkiń my friend you were tickled pink! Your window makes a lovely statement piece and is stunning. Kris I emailed you back last night and just discovered my rowhomes email is corrupt and needs to be reloaded. Yikes it's always something! Just in case you were wondering why I didn't respond, lol. I think you renting a cottage for the weekend added to the charm that will linger in your memories.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  13. What a fun getaway for the weekend! How nice to get to visit Liz's shop.

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  14. What an exciting trip. I think I'd want to stay too.

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  15. What a charming little area...and the cottage looks so sweet. I did not know that Liz had a shop. It's very pretty...of course! She has a definite style!

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  16. That looks like so much fun!! Everything about it is so quaint and inviting. I'd love to stay at the motor lodge. ;)

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  17. I am SO Happy you and Terry were able to get away for the weekend! Such a darling little cottage you rented, no wonder you didn't want to come home. Sweet shops and a great treasure you found! Have a great week! Blessings, Cindy xo

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  18. Hi Kris! Your getaway sounds heavenly and that cottage is adorable! Holland is gorgeous town and how fun to go to Liz Marie's. And of course, your window find has your name written all over it! Jane

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  19. Kris!!!!!!!! HOW FUN to see where you spent a getaway. Those little cottages are all I need to snuggle up to my imagination and my husband, and make memories. Did ya sit in the Jacuzzi? What fun vintage shoppes and a winery to boot! Welcome home my dear, and your vintage window is spectacular!

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  20. wow!!!you had a rurally great time!!

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  21. What a lovely getaway you had, Kris! The little cottage is very sweet. It's always nice to bring something back from a vacation. That window is beautiful. You must have jumped for joy when you spotted it.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  22. Good Morning Kris
    So glad you had such a beautiful weekend getaway* you both deserve it. The little cottage you stayed in is so adorable. Love that gorgeous window so much. Perfect for your new home
    enjoy today Kris
    deezie

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  23. What a lovely weekend! The shabby shops are so charming and the houses are just gorgeous
    Hugs Alessandra

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  24. What a fun place to visit! I can see why you wanted to stay. Glad you got a chance to relax and have a great time decorating your window for the holidays, can't wait to see it :)

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  25. Great shop and a wonderful romantic getaway. Love the new find.

    Cindy

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  26. What a lovely little resort you had there Kris, and how cool is it that you visited Liz Marie and her store?

    I know exactly what you mean about wanting/not wanting to come home. Sometimes places are so special they really steal your heart.

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  27. It looks like it was a great place to escape to! Love your window.

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  28. If I had seen that, I would have bought it to drag home for you----it's so you, Kris....too much fun...what a great way to remember a wonderful holiday. Teehee...it's is adorable. Sandi

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  29. Well, first of all, cider donuts sound amazing!!! I need to try one. :) Love the look of the cottage you stayed in. So cozy and relaxing. And how neat that you got to visit that shop! You came away with a real winner too!

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  30. It is so nice to escape once in a while. I could use that when I am more mobile and stronger. Cute place. The shops look like fun places to explore.

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  31. Oh it looks like a wonderful getaway! I think I want to go now! Ha! Bruce would probably roll his eyes at the shopping part. The cottage looks so cute. Then there's your treasure. Wow! It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see it decorated for Christmas! Glad you had a good time!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  32. Holland is a wonderful place to visit, isn't it?! LOVE the beach, too!
    The cottage is adorable! I LOVE your new treasure, Kris. So perfect for your lovely home!!
    Glad you had a good time away with your hubby.
    Happy Fall!
    Debbie
    xo

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  33. Oh my goodness your cabin was adorable and your own private hot tub - no wonder you didn't want to come home! Your treasure from the trip is beautiful and looks so good flanked by the chippy shutters above your sofa. Looking forward to seeing the beautiful vignette you create for the holidays. Glad you had a nice getaway, Kris.

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  34. Hi Kris,
    What a great trip!!! Love your new treasure!!

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  35. Oh, what a fun trip! Darling little cottage and all those fun places to shop! I love the old window you bought- it's perfect for your home. I do believe this may be a vacation destination for us next summer. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Oh, Kris, I don't think you could have found a better treasure. Can't wait to see it decorated for Christmas. What sweet cottages and it sounds like you had a great time. A beautiful place for a get away..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

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  37. Oh my, a lovely trip and a new treasure. Perfect indeed. :-)

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  38. What a darling cottage! That looks like a neat place to get away. I saw a lot of cute things in those shops that you shared. Love what you ended up getting!

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  39. So glad you and Terry had a great getaway to that cute blue cottage and that wonderful town...So great that you got to meet Liz Marie and see her shop....I can just imagine you enjoying every inch of that shop...and that window is amazing..Cannot wait to see it dressed up for Christmas!

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  40. I am so glad that you had time to get away and just enjoy yourselves. You both needed that!!! What a fun place to stay. I should get that info from you about the place you stayed. I would love to stay in some cute little place like that. Love Liz's shop. I will have to look her up.

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  41. Love the cottage!! Sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing getaway! So happy you and Terry got to get away!! Love the window with shutters! It will look so pretty after you do your decorating magic on it ♥
    Hugs, Jody

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  43. Hi Kris! Oh my gosh! That little get-away cabin is precious! What a fun place to reconnect and unwind. Glad you both enjoyed it so much! The shops you visited look awesome and full of wonderful treasures. That window you bought is incredible! Love it! Have a happy day! Hugs, Leena

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  44. Hi Kris! Oh my gosh! That little get-away cabin is precious! What a fun place to reconnect and unwind. Glad you both enjoyed it so much! The shops you visited look awesome and full of wonderful treasures. That window you bought is incredible! Love it! Have a happy day! Hugs, Leena

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  45. So glad that you and Terry had a wonderful get away. Sounds like you had a wonderful time and your cottage was so darn cute.

    Looks like great stores to visit.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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