In The BNOTP Library: At Home in Nantucket

After touring a wonderful waterside home with an island feel this morning, what better book to share from my library than one about another popular island rich in history and beautiful homes: Nantucket. I’ve never been to Nantucket but this book has made me want to visit there more than ever.

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In the BNOTP Library: At Home in Nantucket
Author: Lisa McGee
Hardcover: 204 pages
Book size: 10.3 x 10.2 x 0.9

At Home In Nantucket


3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • Book is divided by the seasons so it’s easy to find ideas for the current season
  • Inside look into 16 private homes in Nantucket, all very different and equally beautiful. Lots of cottage decor!
  • Includes some recipes that are popular in the area for various holidays like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas

There is something lovely to ooh and ah over on almost every page of this book. Lots of beautiful antiques throughout, too.

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  1. Susan, Nantucket is on my bucket list, would love to tour that part of the U.S., just have to convince hubby now!!!

  2. I recently went through the new homes put on tour through our local builders association. I was a bit disappointed. Lovely homes, but most not my style – trending dark and a bit industrial. As an antidote, I viewed homes for sell in Nantucket on a real estate site. Many were too grand, but most were lovely, cozy and cottage like – much more my style. Since many of the homes on Nantucket are over $1 million, the style cannot be passé.
    I enjoy your blog!

  3. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    I haven’t been to Nantucket since I was a teenager, but it is (or was) everything you could imagine. It’s not wonder Susan Branch wound up there! I hope you get to visit. 😀

    • I was thinking she was on Martha’s Vineyard. Wherever she is, the winters look brutal! I know I would love the summers but not so sure about the winters.

  4. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Oops, you’re probably right. Well, they’re very much alike in terms of cozyness. You’re right about the winters, particularly since they’re on the water. It would be fun to ‘visit’ for a week or so in the winter to experience the chilly frost and snow, but then you could scarper back to Georgia and all things warm. 😀

  5. I’ve been to both Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard and they are great places to visit, especially in early September as crowds are a bit smaller but the weather still good. I hope you get to visit soon.

  6. Hi……I have always wanted to go there too…I use to watch..This Old House with my mom and yrs ago they went there to help make a summer home into a full time home…the wife and architect walked around their area and he stopped by houses he had worked on..the went to an old fishermen’s cottage and there were Beautiful pink climbing roses going across the roof..he showed had they make a wooden trellis then hinge it so they can be brought down for any care they was wonderful..they toured that cottage and it was small but like a boat..every inch was being used to it’s advantage..he showed her a house that had had a smaller house behind it at one time..they used the foundation to put a patio area..I don’t remember now if the steps down were from a crawl space or a 1/2 basement..but it was also wonderful…have you been to Cape May NJ…I take the ferry over from DE. in Aug…the dolphin are out around that time..great fun watching them swim along with us…

  7. bobbi duncan says

    Our favorite seaside spot is Nantucket. A friend’s parent’s retired there years ago, so we always got invites, but they have passed on now, so we haven’t gone back in quite a long time. Michael and I were just saying how nice it would be to go when the crowds thin out in Sept., plus the B+B’s are more affordable then as well. We adore the cottages there, with their glorious flower gardens–Heavenly! Know what you mean, though, about winter living on the ocean; just looks depressive to me, but, oh, the summers! As Wende stated, Cape May, NJ. is another fabulous seaside town (the first seaside vacation spot in the U.S., and known for it’s many eye-catching Victorian homes). We spend a good deal of our time there, and at other NJ. beaches each summer, as they’re all just a two hour drive from us. A few trips are included to Rehoboth, DE., where I also get to do most of our outlet store shopping. LOL. We feel very fortunate to be able to pick and choose from so many nice beach escapes in our region, and, luckily, some friends have second homes there as we could never afford the price tags that come with buying one. Most of Ocean City, NJ., and the other NJ. beach towns, have been leveled for mansion sized beach homes, many of which are folks second homes!! They are beautiful, but I miss the way it once was when I was young, with the cottage sized homes, where it felt more like an all-American small town; where you saw the same families every summer and got together for fun times. Now, so many places rent out (probably need to in order to afford those suckers), and you don’t really get together with old summer friends like in times past. The 50’s and 60’s were a different time; people were closer. That’s one reason your blog is so great; feels like friends getting together, whereby one can enjoy the viewpoints of others and have a laugh or two to brighten a day. Many, many thanks, Susan, for all the enormous effort you always put in to make others have enjoyable moments filled with laughter, information, and inspiration. You are a sweetheart!

  8. Dorca Hernandez says

    I love Nantucket it is a beautiful island the cottages cover with the climbing roses are gorgeous. My sister lived there for about 6 years and I used to go and spend every 4th of july with her. Summertime is great to visit but really crowded but better that going in winter, spring and early fall are great in you don’t like crowds.

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