Seaside locals seem at home – with homes that have names. I call my condos by their numbers, which makes a lot of sense, since it would be dangerous to become too attached. Naming things turns them from inanimate to something a whole lot closer to real.
I love the tiny cottages, their pint size nature having tremendous capacity to hold memories, just as any grand mansion could. There is something that seems so manageable, and cozy about a little summer home near the beach.
My recent visit to Seaside Florida had the prettiest array of pastel cottage that lined the shore, and the tightly packed neighborhoods on the other side of the street. If their colors and the community in which they are situated didn’t make you fall for the place, then the names surely would. My number one favorite was: Whipped Cream, number two: Fresh Cream and number three: Precious….it was too, in its pale pink. J’adore.
It got me thinking about what I might name my little oceanside retreat someday. These are the names I came up with. Do weigh in. I am anxious to hear which you would choose.
Knot 4 Sail
Lost + Sound
Small Craft Warning
Sweet + Salty
Room with a Vue
Tangled up in Vue
Hide + Sea.k