Sunday, May 23, 2010

ticking outpost


while in nantucket years ago, our friend had a tiny little shop near the sconset beach club and pool. i honestly thought is was one of the most charming places i had ever seen.

she has a gorgeous store in town but this "little outpost" became a happy little treasure trove where you could find a great swimming suit, sandals, a fabulous straw bag, fun hat and other goodies.

years later... i think of this place often and always ponder the idea of a red ticking outpost... who knows where it could turn up ...or what would the product + food assortment consist of?

this building would be a fun shell where i would place it. i have no idea where it is... so if anyone knows, please advise... can you imagine ordering up something fun at those windows and eating at a picnic table eating in the sunshine??

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14 comments:

Nikki said...

I would order those sticky buns in a heartbeat ;) Or anything with fresh berries.

red ticking said...

oh i would definitely have the sticky buns on the menu... big pans loaded with them daily... xx

Kimber said...

Bainbridge Island. Here is why. There is NO where on this sweet island to get great take away treats. There are a ton of tourists and mom's looking for a easy, good, quality lunch for the beach/park. There are a few special places where people have made their mark and done it well...but not many. You would be a pioneer!!!! Oh and Mae and I are here.

Privet and Holly said...

Ooh, YES, I'd visit you next time I go to Washington to see my parents if you'd open it on Bainbridge! I would put sweet potato fries on the menu with garlic aioli! YUMMY! What a fun dream....Happy Monday! xx P&H

Beach House Living said...

No clue where the building is...it sure looks perfect for serving up ice cream.

drollgirl said...

i would LOVE to have a shop like that. someday. i hope!!!!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

so cool- love that little building. I would love to sell all crumbly antiques and statuary in it-
love your blog

Karen

24 Corners said...

I'm with Kimber...Bainbridge Island...and maybe you could have a second, in Edmonds...it could be your closer, "in town" spot...all the tourist, ferry traffic and locals (hint-hint) would be delighted!
Such a fun idea...you've got my wheels spinning now! xo

Lissa said...

now that is a fabulous idea! :) Oh how I wish you would open it in downtown edmonds! We need some more hip places!

fingers crossed. :)

Sophie said...

perfection!

Haley Sue said...

when you set up shop i'll come work for you :)

red ticking said...

h... you would be the perfect employee... xx

pve design said...

On block island, RI.- there is a spot called "3 sisters" and they serve sandwiches in metal buckets with chips and cold pop - you eat outside at picnic tables....
nothing could be finer.
pve

jb fox said...

Camano island...luscious berries, fresh air and inspiring vintage ideas plus a short escape from the city. Love it there!