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We Love Classic New England Style – Saturday Spotlight

Happy weekend – and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Since my son and I just returned from visiting a few New England colleges, I thought I’d share some inspiration from that beautiful region. So today, I’m highlighting New England travel destinations, New England decor and basically everything we love about classic New England style!  Let’s get started!

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Classic England Travel Destinations:

To me, nothing says New England more than Vermont!Unitarian Church in Burlington Vermont

This is the Unitarian Church at the head of Church St. Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont.  It’s only a few blocks away from the University of Vermont, one of the colleges we visited last week.  

If you regularly read my blog, you know we spend a lot of time up in Vermont…mostly in the winter to ski.

Red covered bridge - classic New England

Though if you’ve been there, you know there’s nothing like Vermont in the Fall!  Believe me, we’re already planning a trip for foliage season!

And then there’s Boston – another must-see city to add to your New England travel list…

Boston Beacon Hill Houses - Classic New England Style

From the charming Federal style architecture to the historic landmarks, Boston is the ultimate New England destination!  A few years ago, we took the boys there for a few days of exploring.  If you’d like, you can read about some of those adventures here – Boston – Freedom Trail and City Scenes.

Drive about an hour south of Boston, hop on a ferry and you’ll find the charming island of Martha’s Vineyard…

White house with black shutters - classic New England style

Truly, a wonderful weekend getaway!  From the pristine beaches to the beautiful homes, Martha’s Vineyard is the classic coastal escape!

Speaking of coastal New England, Newport Rhode Island is about as classic as you can get!

Sailboat view - Classic New England style

From the mansion tours to the scenic overlooks, Newport, Rhode Island is a wonderful place to vacation any time of year.  Be sure to also check out the highlights from my Girls’ Weekend in Newport, Rhode Island.

Shopping Finds – New England Style:

Now, if you want to capture the style of New England in your home, here are a few fun shopping finds…

What New England home is complete without a few Adirondack chairs in the backyard?

And whether you’re heading to the beach of the mountains, a classic tote bag is perfect for a weekend getaway…


Have you ever seen these Sea Bags?  On our trip to Martha’s Vineyard, I discovered them in a boutique.  They’re made from recycled sail cloths in the New England state of Maine!


Speaking of sailing…add some New England style nautical decor to your home with a wooden sailboat.


At a loss for decorating ideas?  This gorgeous book, A Place to Call Home by Gil Schafer will give you some New England decorating inspiration!


Another classic – An Affair with a House showcases timeless New England style!

For even more classic New England style ideas, here is some beautiful  inspiration from around the internet:

There, that should keep you busy for awhile!  Hopefully,  I’ve inspired you to add some New England style to your home!

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Sharing all this New England inspiration with these blogs:

My Life Abundant – Wonderful Wednesday, Imparting Grace – Grace at HomeEclectic Red Barn – Thursday Favorite Things, Pieced Pastimes – Saturday Sparks, Life and Linda – Love Your Creativity

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  1. I love New England. It’s so close, yet I don’t go very often. Your post makes me want to jump in the car and go right now! I enjoyed some of the links to other bloggers and Instagramers!

    1. Thanks Amy – yes, those New England bloggers and Instagramers have some amazing inspiration! Enjoy your weekend!

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