I’m really a sucker for “cute.” Cute stores. Cute houses. Cute chicken coops. I don’t want “cute” stuff in my house necessarily, but I get a kick out of seeing how people can take an ordinary building or item and make it cute with a bit of creativity and ingenuity.
Recently while on a color tour up north, I found some pretty cool examples of genuine cuteness.
For example, this darling store in Suttons Bay. The owners took a perfectly ordinary storefront and make it pop. The wild green and black against the white background attracted me from several blocks away. Yes, trendy. Sure, a bit gimmicky, but it made me smile and pulled me out of the main business area to amble down a few blocks to see what was inside.
Another shop that drew me in was set way back from the street. The enterprising and creative retailer created a rainbow of colors in an arch that beckoned me to check it out.
I also loved this sign. A bit audacious but, what the heck…..
Then there were some lovely spots on Old Mission—the Peninsula that sticks out into Grand Traverse Bay.
I thought this farmhouse so charmingly painted that if it had been a restaurant or a B & B I would have gone there just because of the decor . Perfect Red. Marvelous trim detail. Wish I could see the inside.
Loved the old church. Who ever came up with this classic design is to be applauded. I may need to research this at some point. Religious or not, its great.
And my favorite of all: this chicken coop. Certainly made me smile. Trumps them all for cuteness.