Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Month: February 2019

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The Joy of Magazines

I just love magazines. Nothing makes me happier then to have a big stack of magazines to go through before I recyle them. Right now I have a large stack and am getting through them a few each night. I love to pull articles out to send to people to let them know I’m thinking about them ( found a great article to send to my sister about the “Hon Fest” in Baltimore where every June a festival occurs to pay homage to all those “Ballmore” gals who call everyone “Hon”.). Other article treasures I found tonight include a great idea for Brown Bag Lunches to share with my friend Susan that she can use for the an upcoming Vintage Trailor Tour on Tybee Island. Then, an article on a local SCAD graduate and Savannah artist, and best of all, some inspirations collected by writer Mary Engelbreit. They’ve inspired me and I want to share!

“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on Fire.”
Anonymous

“Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off! But if you don’t have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and those who will follow after you.”
Amelia Earhart, American aviator

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; There is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.”
Mary Engelbreit.

Now, I’m on to the next stack which includes a bunch of Southern Livings! By the way, if you ever want to read about Mermaid Cottages in the media, just follow right along with our handy list of publications, writers, producers and special friends we’ve worked with over the years.  Go to our Home page, hover over the Community tab and then scroll down to Mermaids in the Media and click on the tab.  It’s always a great honor and a thrill to be mentioned and even we get giddy when we look back on how many times we’ve been featured.  Read all about us and then come on down when you can.  We invite you to share your photos, your comments and your blogs about your stays with Mermaid Cottages on Tybee Island. You might even be featured in our social media.  Wouldn’t that be fun?

 

maddies on jones cottages

22 Tybee Island Doors That Knock Us Out

These are 22 Tybee Island doors that knock us out. Our collection features vintage and historical cottages, but they’re definitely not old and stuffy. They’re happy little houses near the sea and each has a soul of its own.  The eyes are the windows into the soul and these doors are your invitation into our cottage charm and coastal calm.  Knock. Knock.  Who’s there?

Green is the color of balance and growth and emotes self reliance.

Castaway Cottage circa 1950

castaway cottageJust Beachy Cottage circa 1967     

Tybee is your OYSTER!  So… Laissez les bon temps rouler  avec Les Mermaids

Les Sirenes of Tybee Island is putting on their best gold, purple and green for the Annual Mardi Gras parade on Tybee, Saturday, March 2nd at 2 p.m. OR you can join some of them at the Georgia Conservancy Roast on the Coast! And to really let the good times roll, we’re offering you a 20% discount for your weekend stay!!

For the weekend of Thursday, February 28-March 3, 2019, we are offering 20% off your entire stay*!

That’s a lot of King Cakes and Hurricanes (the good kind!)!
** New reservations only!
** Use code OYSTER in the “Promo” section when booking online or when talking to your favorite Sirene
** Valid ONLY for new stays over February 28-March 3, 2019

Annual Mardi Gras Parade
Tybee Island

Saturday, March 2, at 2 PM
Free

2019 Oyster Roast on the Coast
Grove Point in Savannah

Saturday, March 2, from 3 PM- 6 PM
$55~  General Admission

There is no place like coastal Georgia. Precious, vulnerable, and ours to conserve. during the last 51 years, the Georgia Conservancy has been protecting and exploring coastal Georgia.

With celebration in our hearts and the future of Georgia’s coasts on our minds, we cordially invite you to our 2019 Oyster Roast hosted for its fourth year at Grove Point. The Oyster Roast will feature local oysters, BBQ, live music, cold SweetWater beer and much, much more!

The tickets include Sapelo Island Sea Farm oyster and clams, barbeque (all prepared by Erica Davis – Low Country Catering), SweetWater Brewing Company beer, Coca-Cola refreshments, campfires, and live music.

PURCHASE OYSTER ROAST TICKETS 

 

blowing bubbles on tybee island ga

Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up

Mommas, don’t let your babies grow up without Tybee Island and Mermaid Cottages. Children learn from doing and they learn from observing what you do.  Take the time to model for your children that it’s beneficial to take time off from work and your routine and to discover and explore new adventures.

Mommas don't let your babies miss tybee island sand dunes

In fact, psychologists suggest mothers take breaks by going on mom-cations. For the best results, psychologists say moms should take off for at least two days.  Now, we know everyone Mom could benefit from time away from everyday life, but it’s not always possible.  So, whether you’re planning for a Mom-cation or a family fun getaway with the children, we’ve got everything you need to unplug. …

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