Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My Home Away From Home!

Hello Everybody!

Today was sllllllooooooowwwww and easy!  Didn't do much at all today, but just take it easy, run to the grocery, went to Tuesday Morning with my friend Marsha, came home took a nap, went for a bike ride to watch the sunset and now I'm crafting.  I think I was still exhausted from the drive yesterday night...or actually this morning's early arrival to Hilton Head and now starting to feel back to normal.

I guess this post is more for my mom than anyone, but what the heck, I thought I share with you all.  Here is the "villa" as they call them on the island... of where I hang out.  My favorite place to stay...The area is right next to the exciting hub of Hilton Head, Harbour Town... Deer Island.  Really fun unit with everything anyone would need, complete with bikes and washing machine and dryer!  Yahooo!


Me relaxing (trying anyway) with a cup of Joe on the deck this morning!



The catwalk from the deck to the villa.



View Of The Marsh



Looking out the bedroom window....



The outside of the Villa...Octagonal Even!  LOL



The Kitchen



See That Small White Table With The Stools?  My Studio Away From Home!  Let's just say the kitchen counter is very handy!  LOL!



The circular stair down to the front door and laundry room...


A smallish place but I just love it!  Nestled amongst the tall wonderful pine trees!  Wish Y'all were here!  Once again!  Let's think Craft Retreat next year...Right?

Well, off to Beaufort, SC  tomorrow to the Carolina Stamper!  If you've been following me for a while you know...THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO FIND PAPER SUPPLIES and GOODIES!  YAHOOOOO!  I'll be going with Cesar and Marsha at the crack, so I better get my projects done tonight!  Gotta Run!

Thank you all for joining me on my vacation!  I hope you are enjoying seeing it....I really hope that one day your travel plans include this wonderful lush green place by the Atlantic, Hilton Head...My Home Away From Home....

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

36 comments:

  1. what a beautiful place. Your villa sounds wonderful and the surroundings...oh wow! Don't be getting inky fingers on that white table!!!!! Have a great stay! Enjoy the Carolina Stamper! Umm...did you find any hitch posts at Tuesday Morning????(you got all the ones in Texas, I know!!!)

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    1. Good Morning Kay! No Hitchpost at Tuesday but some of Tim's Dies, G45 paper and assorted embellies....Hope you are holding down the fort at home!

      Hugs to ya!

      J.

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  2. Love your Villa! Looks like a great place to stay. I am so glad you are enjoying yourself...drive safely!

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    1. Hiya Cait! Missed hearing from you! Hope all is well! Thanks for coming by!

      hugs,
      J.

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  3. Jim, I am so enjoying our (I mean) your vacation!! Your villa is Wonderful! Love that it's octagonal and the circular stairway is so cool. It doesn't look like it has many bedrooms to put us all up for the retreat next year though. (Just kidding)I'm leaving tomorrow after work for 3 days of fall camping. It won't be like your getaway, Northern Mi. is pretty chilly now. But we enjoy the fall camping seeing all the beautiful colors. Take time to relax and enjoy yourself!

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    1. Hola Shari!

      No not too big. 2 bedrooms 2 baths and the main room and kitchen. But perfect. I love to go camping and miss it so much! We camped a lot growing up and I always loved it. My sisters not so much! LOL! But Dad Mom and I loved it! Have a blast that sound like so much fun!

      Hugs to ya!

      J.

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  4. Sure is a pretty place!... the villa and the views! I had to LOL at Shari above saying she's enjoying 'our' vacation... I am too! :o)) Have fun shopping for goodies tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks Caroline for coming with me on our vacation....Going to be a fun day today. Hope to do some phone blogging.....

      Have an awesome day!

      Jim

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  5. So glad you are getting "down" time. what a beautiful hideaway you have there. I would be content to just sit and watch the wind blow thru the trees. Don't spend all your money at the Carolina Stamper. BTW - I am in for a craft get away. I so need it!

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    1. Kim, I hope you are feeling better. Been thinking about you. Yes, sitting here in the trees with the island breeze is awesome. However, the woodpeckers and squirrels made it a bit of a challenge when I was bombarded with bark pits and pinecones. LOL But I loved it all the same....

      Hugs to ya!
      J.

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  6. Loving your little octagonal villa. So cozy and the view is wonderful. Have a great time. Thanks for taking us along. Yes, we will definitely need a bigger place for our retreat, lol.

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    1. Yes, we would all need a "octopod"! and a communal sink to wash our inky hands! Thanks Sharon! Did you show you Steampunk Pumpkin Fellow to Shelly? I forgot....

      Have an awesome day my friend!

      Hugs,
      J.

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  7. What a wonderful villa!! I love everything you've showed us!! It's a good thing we all aren't there with you...no room for you...LOL!!! Have fun in beautiful Beaufort and Carolina Stamper.

    I would LOVE to have a craft retreat!!! You're teaching...of course!!!

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    1. Yes, I can teach something and you could do cards....Wouldn't it be fun? Maybe we could get Lady Dy to come....

      Looking forward to this mornings trip over to Beaufort. Love the architecture, food, shops and just beauty! So excited!

      Hope all is well with you and that you too are holding Texas down for me until I get back!

      Hugs to you love!

      J.

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  8. Looks wonderful! Relax and enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Linda! You too have an awesome day!

      Hugs,
      J.

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  9. Anytime you're ready, Jimbo, I'm there for retreat! I hope there are more neighboring "villas" like yours. What a great location to get away and craft! Glad you're enjoying. Spend a few bills on my behalf at the Carolina Stamper...but send me the goodies....lol. Be sure and share pics of your haul!

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    1. You got it Alice! Your wish is my command! Carolina Stamper here I come! Yahoooo!

      Hugs,
      J.

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  10. Your really are on a trip but it sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Like I'm tripping or on a trip? LOL! I'm on a trip Tracey and wish you all were here with.....

      Have an awesome day!

      J.

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  11. Ah, to relax on the deck of your home away from home, I can almost hear the sound of the breeze rustling the leaves surrounding you. Have fun crafting!

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    1. Helen, I've been sitting here wondering what kind of craft goodness i could make from the pine needles. Without making a basket! LOL!

      Come on down and relax....

      Hugs,
      J.

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  12. Oh a craft retreat sounds great!.....especially at HH.....enjoy!

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    1. YES, Let's do it June-Marie! We could get all the Canadians together in a caravan to HH! That takes care of the North Country....LOL! Thanks tons!

      Wonderful day to you!

      Hugs my friend!
      J.

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  13. I wouldn't mind hanging out in that villa for a while Jim. Enjoy your stay

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    1. Leah, Come on and hang! It's a gorgeous morning!!

      :)

      J.

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  14. Hilton Head is gorgeous, isn't it? We stay in the villas at Sea Pines every year when we come to watch the Heritage Golf Tournament. It is such a wonderful relaxing time. Of course when we go, it is hot as an oven, but this time of the year it is just soooo nice. Have fun at Carolina Stamper. Again, super jealous!!

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  15. Loved seeing all the photo's Mr.Crafter. Thanks for sharing! It's really a bautiful place!

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  16. Lovely place. The scenery is one of the reason's why I love living in SC. TFS Hugs, Jess

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  17. Oh Jim isn't nature just beautiful. I know that morning coffee was just divine on the deck. Have fun today.

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  18. Wow I am enjoying all of the pictures. I totally understand why you call this home away from home. What a relaxing place to vacation.

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  19. What a beautiful place to stay - you are so lucky! Hope you enjoyed the Carolina Stamper too.

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  20. Some digs Jim, Wow!!!!! Being a west coast born and raised kinda gal, I haven't explored to much of the eastern sea board. Obviously have been really missing out. Now that I am retired, I should really get out more. Have to think more on that.
    Marcie

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  21. Hi! I really like that you blog for your Mum!! And very happy to be on vacation with you!! The villa is just gorgeous!! Enjoy....while we all tag along...even from New Zealand :)

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  22. Cool place to relax and what better way to craft than in a room with a view.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  23. Great villa! I can see why you like it. Hope you will share your haul from your favorite craft store in Carolina....relax and enjoy!

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