A Quick Nantucket Trip

Instead of anything material this year, I told Andrew all I wanted for my birthday was to go back to Nantucket for a night. So on Thursday we hopped on the ferry and went over on what had to be the most beautiful day of the summer!

Of course I had to pay a visit to my favorite house on the island, Hunky Dory, which is just amazing.

The little guest house on the property (I mean, how cute is that?)


This house across the street has such a perfect color combo- including the plants in the window boxes!


The hydrangeas were in full bloom and looked fake they were so abundant!


The beautiful Gate House inn. We stayed around the corner at 21 Broad, which is great!


Is there anything more charming than the cobblestone streets of downtown Nantucket???


I saw these in a window and audibly swooned.  SO GOOD.


I have to so, my favorite store on the island had to have been Atlantic (no website-sorry)- a combination of antiques and cool bohemian clothing and jewelry. I found so many things I loved.


I wanted these carved wood dog heads mounted on green plaques, but alas, they were $1,800 for the pair (ooof- or more specifically- woof!)  This chest was also AMAZING.


Such great vignettes everywhere you look- really, it’s a spectacularly curated shop.


I would KILL to put these old pendants in a kitchen. Holy statement fixtures!


This mirror would be a showstopper in any room- and this gilt oval mirror had wonderful patina.

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This carved plaque was pretty incredible too- over a bed with no headboard perhaps?


John Rugge Antiques drew me in with this INSANELY cool and unique light fixture.


Then I fell head over heels for these nightstands.


And this single barstool.


I loved many things in Nantucket Looms, specifically this woven rope chair- perfect for a sunroom. Like, my sunroom maybe.


I also love the simplicity and pale blue detail on this dinnerware of theirs. So clean, classic and with a handmade feel.


And as if this island needed more charm we came across this woman selling floral arrangements out of this truck, and she told us she raised five children by doing that!


So Andrew bought me one, since it was my birthday and all, and I was having a meltdown over the cuteness of this whole mini basket situation.


We met some great friends at the Wauwinet lawn for sundown cocktails- it’s the most peaceful place on earth, I think.


And the house those friends bought  on the island contains this ADORBS garage on the property. I’d happily live in a garage like this.


All in all, it was awesome. I just love that island!  Although I got super tired very fast walking around pregnant, it was still the perfect way to spend my birthday!


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I loved it all! Especially the flower arrangement!!! Going to Nantucket is on my bucket list!!!

  2. I have never been to Nantucket, but seriously adding it to the top of my list! LOVE all of these images and the fact that you had a lovely birthday. Just think…next year at this time you will be a mom! What a great way to usher in the next year of life…enjoy!

  3. Any idea what the color of the blue paint is in the picture with the rope light fixture at John Rugge Antiques? Great post!

  4. Thank you for taking us along! A trip to Nantucket is on my bucket list and seeing your images makes me want to go sooner than later,
    PS Happy Birthday little Mama

  5. Nantucket is one of my favorite places on the planet. Now that I live on the West Coast I don’t go as often but I used to go every year with my family for over 25 years. It is indeed a very special place. My favorite time of year to go is late June or September when the crowds aren’t quite so big. Glad you had a great time and loved seeing the pics. Thanks for the memories!

  6. Erin, Do you by chance have the name of the Lady selling the flowers? I would love to email her for some arrangements for a party, thanks, Beth PS You look adorable in that stripe dress and so healthy. At age 60, I remember those days, I had 4 children,..and now 1 granddaughter.

  7. Erin we have those pendants in our kitchen! They are gorgeous. We picked ours up at the architectural salvage store in Portland me. They were recovered from a ship in India and transformed into lights. The salvage store is great so many amazing finds and super reasonable prices. Plus a quick trip from bean town! http://www.portlandsalvage.com/inventory.html

  8. Do you prefer Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard? I’m planning a trip in the spring and absolutely cannot decide which one to visit. Thank you so much! I just love your photos. Nantucket looks perfectly charming.

  9. Erin,

    I just missed you on Nantucket! (And I would have pulled you over for a selfie had I run into you!) After a caftan-buying trip to CJ Laing, I popped into Nantucket Looms and bought an awesome rope bowl for under $30.

    Love Nantucket; it’s just really, really special. Glad you and Andrew got away to celebrate your Birthday!

  10. Thank you for sharing Nantucket! This is our summer home away from home and you captured the charm, the allure and the fabulous little gems Nantucket has to share! The flower trucks are magical.

    1. Hi F:

      I am the Shopkeeper selling the Italian Barstool. FYI I have two of those chairs for sale.

  11. We were there for a few days this week and had a wonderful time! You just missed the Nathan Coe Exhibition opening- gorgeous pieces. Thanks for capturing the beauty of the island- missing it already!

    1. Hi Sarah:

      I am th shopkeeper at the John Rugge Shop, selling those “pleated” night stands. They’re the last two for sale as they’re no longer being made. The pr is $4K.

      Francis Farrell

  12. Adore those painted chests with the greek key as well. Hopefully you made it to Black Eye Susan for a bite… We love sitting at the counter and watching them cook.

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