Monday, July 18, 2011

Magnificent Marblehead

After dropping my son off at camp over a week ago, I headed over to Marblehead for the afternoon. I left seriously doubting why we ever moved from Boston 20+ years ago. The flag says Don't Give Up the Ship. I'd say don't ever give up your property in this idyllic coastal village. Yes, I've spent many hours in the last week searching property listings...


My photo doesn't do the color of this door justice - it was arrestingly beautiful.
Boat mast as flag pole.

17 comments:

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Hmm -what does 'don't give up the ship' mean exactly? any idea?

Belle de Ville said...

From your photos I can see that Marblehead looks as beautiful as it did when my father lived there back in the 1970's. I wish that he had kept his home there, it would have been the perfect place for summer vacations.

An Urban Cottage said...

"Don't Give Up the Ship" is an historical flag from the war of 1812. Marblehead is like Disneyworld for old-house lovers. You captured it beautifully.

Jessie said...

“Don’t Give Up The Ship” were some of the last words of Captain James Lawrence as his frigate the USS Chesapeake was boarded by the British sailors of the HMS Shannon in 1813. His best friend was Commodore Oiver Hazard Perry who was about to go into action himself with a small fleet on Lake Erie. He had a blue flag made with the words “Don’t Give Up The Ship” and renamed his flagship to the USS Lawrence, for his fallen friend. What followed was one of the most famous battles in US Naval history and Perry would be victorious

My Notting Hill said...

An Urban Cottage and Jessie - Thank you for the descriptions. I also love the Don't Tread on Me flag. I almost wonder if this house has that displayed on the other side.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Michele, Boston is such a beautiful place. Would love to visit this place!
Beautiful images. Thank you for sharing.
Teresa
xoxo

Alison Duffy said...

Hi! So we decided on the Berkshires....not that far away..haha.

under spanish moss said...

What a lovely place with such charming homes that are characteristic of true American style. We love the home sitting on the cliff near the water. Wouldn't it be great to walk down the to the water anytime you wanted. Angela and Renee

SHERRY HART said...

All the images are so pretty Michelle. The weather looked beautiful also!

Ann said...

Whoa! A town with color!
I love it!

I've never been to Marblehead- and it looks like we should go...

Stitchfork said...

A coastal village with tons of appeal. The don't give up the ship flag made me smile!
xo Cathy

quintessence said...

I've never been to Marblehead but everyone seems to love it. That second to last shot is incredible!!

pretty pink tulips said...

Such All American style and charm!!!

elle & em said...

We love the architecture in the town! Great pictures!!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Quite honestly, looks like a slice of heaven.

helen tilston said...

A welcoming place and so typically New England (in my mind). My sister lived here for many years. I miss visiting and I miss her.

corine said...

So beautiful. It reminds me of Scituate Mass where I went this summer for the first time.

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