Cottage Couture

by Cottage Cheese

Cottage Couture.  Is it just me or does it happen to you, too?

Sometimes, when I’m strolling along the avenues on Tybee Island, admiring the candyland of cottages along the way, I get the distinct feeling that some of the quaint little homes are winking at me.

Now, I know y’all are thinking that Tybee is well-known as a drinking island with a fishing problem and that I must be pie eyed on a walk of shame, but I’m as sober as a judge.  I really do feel as if some of the cottages are calling me.  “Come here, little boy (yes, no matter how old I get I see myself as just a lad).  I’ve got something to show you.”  Come closer. Wink. Wink.

It’s those gorgeous shutters with the island motifs and colors that beckon me.  They say that the eyes are the windows into the soul and I think it’s pretty much the same for little houses.  What was once a device to keep out the sun, the wind and other elements is now a calling card of hospitality. …