Thursday, April 28, 2011

quaint

There is something far more appealing to me about walking and being able to shop at charming spots that resemble homes or cottages. Another J.McLaughlin shop is to open on the cape. It is not even May yet, and my mind wanders to thoughts of care-free summer days at the beach and casual wardrobes for vacation on the coast.

16 comments:

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

You paint an inviting picture, both literally and with your words! Looking forward to some warm days...:)
Janell

art2cee2 said...

I love those quaint little shops as well. You never know what you will discover inside. Your drawing is lovely and makes me think of summer as well. :-)

Bruce Barone said...

Such a beautiful work of art!!!

the gardener's cottage said...

gorgeous drawing patricia and boy i'd love to be strolling along and come across a shop like this. and then of course knowing what's inside that shop...

I Dream Of said...

I'm ready for summer days, too. I'll meet you at the cape for some shopping and a walk on the beach. Charming illustration of a charming shop!
Jeanne

Cheryl said...

Patricia, if memory serves me, J.McLaughlin Shop is about to open where The Children's Store (or Shop) was many, many years ago. It was an annual expedition for my mother and me while we vacationed on the cape. The sale room first, of course, and then the rest of the amazingly delicious clothes and goodies.
I may need to purchase a copy... I will just close one eye and imagine a different sign.
Such wonderful summer memories.

The French Tangerine said...

Love this illustration... I can't wait for summer and this reminds me of why! I may be visiting a friend at the cape this summer... will stop in the shop for sure...

Formerly known as Frau said...

Beautiful I love cottages...so quaint! Your illustrations just take you there I love them.

LindsB said...

I think that you should work into your contract with them that you have to go and visit these stores in person haha. You know make a little vacation out of it :)

pretty pink tulips said...

One of these days I really want to escape to the Cape!!! Charming Chatham illustration!

xoxo E

VictoriaArt said...

So pretty! It makes me want to go there and shop!
Talk to you soon! xoxo

Kelley said...

Lovely, as usual. I would love to walk into a shop like that. Much more appealing than a big-box store like Target or Macy's.

Claudia Lane said...

I agree Patricia and your drawing is just stunning. Thanks for another delightful post.
Have a great w/end
xo

24 Corners said...

Wicked quaint! And they're coming to Seattle when...?
Lovely illustration...as usual!
xo J~

Joyce said...

Happy Friday! The weather here has been feeling like fall. I love the warm cottage!! xo

carlee {deliciously organized} said...

So sad I won't be able to take a weekend trip to the Cape this year. How I miss the East Coast. Love your sweet illustration.