Friday, July 22, 2011

My Heather Inn

Ever since I was a teenager, I've been taking an annual trip to Cape May, NJ.  The Victorian B&B's on the oceanfront are so incredibly beautiful that I instantly feel surrounded in homespun luxury.  I love renting a beach cruiser bike and coasting up and down the shoreline, looking for dolphins and stopping for a snack at Morrow's Nut House.  The shops on Washington Street Mall are filled with so many handmade goodies that always inspired me to go home and create, create, create!

Cape May Skyline, Credit
Cape May's not just a summer destination.  They've got super scary Haunted House Tours at the Boo-Tique that will put a chill up your spine for Halloween, and a Victorian Christmas that is not to be missed with lights galore, the glow of a fire & a sip of Hot Mulled Wine.

The Queen Victoria, Credit
For several years, my husband and I stayed at The Heather Inn.  Well, it's no mystery how we came to pick that B&B, but amazingly, as soon as we walked into that Country Victorian Inn we felt as though we were home.  We spent many summers there, always trying to stay in a different room so we could say we saw them all!

The Heather Inn, Credit
Sadly, The Heather Inn was sold, and the new owners decided to rent it out entirely on a weekly basis instead of keeping it as a B&B.  We were heartbroken, but the memories we keep of our stays there grow fonder every year.

OK, OK...Enough daydreaming of vacations we can't currently afford!

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Instead of dwelling on this "sacrifice," I have been thinking of ways to give my home the same feeling of homespun luxury and inspiration that I used to get when I walked into The Heather Inn.  That is something I can definitely do...on the cheap, too!

All of that said, I am going to start a Series called "My Heather Inn: The Ultimate Year-Round Fake-Cation."  I'll be featuring Home Decor, Crafts, Food and even some Fake-Cation Beverages that are all inspired by Cape May and The Heather Inn.

I hope that you'll join me for a bit of "Fake-Cationing" in the coming weeks!


  1. Can't wait! How about some yummy breakfast recipes from days of old?

  2. I promise those are in the queue!!!

  3. Sounds like a great time!! I love B&B's... I did my boot camp in Cape May at the Coast Guard Station there back in '83... love the area and stayed an extra 3 days back in the day... I'm looking forward to your posts!

  4. Tracey, That is sooo cool! I remember the Coasties marching down from the base and singing super LOUD! (By the way, my Sister In Law was also in the Coast Guard). Thanks for your service!!!

  5. I love your site! Everything you make is just beautiful!

  6. Thanks for stopping by Babblin' Brooke and leaving a comment. The taffy is really fun for kids!

    Love all your 'fake'-ness. ;) Lots of fun!

  7. Thanks for stopping by My Little Blogspot. I hope you try the fried ice cream! I am your newest follower!

  8. I love Cape May, too. My husband and I lived in NJ for 7 years and have friends that leave near there. Many happy memories! :)

  9. Julia in the OzarksMarch 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    You are honey to my soul!
    Thank you for all your tips and the Fake-Cation.
    As a single mom trying to rear 3 alone, my heart has ached to give mine the vacations of my youth. I am excited to share this with them so we can create our own here at home.
    Bless you, Sister.


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