Saturday, May 19, 2012

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

Hello Everyone,
While researching Martha's Vineyard for my work, I discovered the village of Oak Bluffs. I don't know about you, but I'd never heard of it before. Oak Bluffs is a village of about 4,000 residents on the island, home to the  Martha’s Vineyard Methodist Camp Meeting Association (a religious summer revival.) There are hundreds of these colorfully painted and decorated Victorian “gingerbread” cottages there. Oak Bluffs has the most perfectly preserved collection of Carpenter Gothic-style architecture in the world. Aren't these cottages charming? Looks like a storybook village to me! Another place to put on my "list of places I want to visit!"







Have you been to Martha's Vineyard and/or Oak Bluffs? I've been to Massachusetts once, eons ago, but didn't make it to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket Island. There are so many beautiful places in our country to explore if one has the time and money! Happy weekend!

Until next time,
Cindy

All photos courtesy Wikipedia and Google Images
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28 comments:

chubskulit said...

How quaint those house are!

Pink Bloom, come and see. Enjoy your weekend.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Let's GO!!!!

That last one is calling my name!

They are scream "tea party" to me.

LOVE THEM!!!

smalltownme said...

They are precious!

Terra said...

These houses are fantastically cute.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* I wanna live there!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Hi Cindy, I was fortunate to be able to spend a day on Martha's Vineyard many years ago. We took a bus trip around the island and went through Oak Bluffs. We were able to see some of the cottages. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures. I later learned that they were cottages from the Methodist Camp Meeting Association. I would love to go back to Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. Probably never happen though.
Thanks for sharing the beautiful cottages and the history.
Have a great weekend.

A Magical Whimsy said...

These Victorian style cottages in Oak Bluffs are so charming! It would be so relaxing to spend time in Martha's Vineyard. My sister and her family live in Massachusetts, so I've been to Boston and Marlboro at the beach there, but not yet to Martha's Vineyard. I guess you have to take a ferry or boat to get there. Thank you for posting this treasure of a community!
Have a great rest of the weekend~
Teresa in California

Daisy said...

I've never been there. Those houses really are charming and unique. Such a pretty place.

Jill said...

What a charming place to see. I'd love to visit. I've never been out east but would sure love to.

Joops said...

Delightful and lovely! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

Pink in the Sink. Have a lovely weekend.

PS. I am your new follower.

NanaDiana said...

I have been to Martha's Vineyard but never heard of Oak Bluff. I love it and will search it out if I ever get back there. xo Diana

Ann said...

Oh what a wonderful place to live. The homes are charming and so colorful.
Ann

bj said...

PURE PRECIOUSNESS !

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, how adorable!!! I LOVE those!
XO
Cindy

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Cindy, I too would love to visit Martha's Vineyard and Oak Bluffs. I've never heard of it and I don't think it's been mentioned in some of my favorite summer beach novels. Are those houses called "painted ladies?" They are so cute, Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Linda

Jojo said...

Can I go with you? They are too pretty to be real! Love, love, love!!

The Tablescaper said...

I have heard of Oak Bluffs and it is on my list. Each home looks more adorable than the next! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

AshTreeCottage said...

I love the cottages on Martha's Vineyard. They look like storybook cottages and are the perfect retreat from the realities of life, if only for a couple of weeks a year.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Magic Love Crow said...

Cindy, I have never been to any of these places. Those houses are adorable!! So well kept and so pretty! Love them! Big Hugs, hope you are having a great weekend ;o) xoxo

Michele said...

gorgeous photos Cindy. i've never been there but it sure looks charming. belated pink saturday and may you have a lovely week. xo

Tracey Steele said...

These are gorgeous. It definitely looks like a storybook village.

LV said...

Never been there. Heard a lot about it through the news. Looks like a very interesting place to visit.

meowmeowmans said...

Martha's Vineyard is so great. Thanks for bringing back some terrific memories! :)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I have been to Martha's Vineyard several times and have found Oak Bluffs to be quaint and charming, almost like a fairytale. So much fun to see your images.
I hope you have a wonderful week.

Barb said...

Hi Cindy,
The houses are so beautiful....what a lovely place to visit. My favourite house is the blue one with the white trim and the pink hanging flowers...gorgeous.
Have a good week
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


Love these houses!


Gabriela

Carolyn Robbins said...

What beautiful homes. I love the blue house with pink flower baskets. Thank you for sharing them.

Light and Voices said...

mmmmm, gotta go to Oak Bluffs to see these quaint houses. How lovely.
Joyce M

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