Life at the Nathaniel Morris Inn.......reflections of an Innkeeper's journey; past and present. Living in a lovely small town on the New Jersey coast......what it's like to live here, how I got here and what I'm doing with this interesting and challenging profession/lifestyle. And always lurking in the background are my flea market and thrifting adventures.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


We have a couple of guest rooms on the third floor. One of our returning guests always referred to one of the rooms as the "tree house" because it literally is up on the trees. The house is tall so it is really high up. There's a Japanese Maple right outside the little windows, and it's always called to me. A candelabra would be really cute, but for obvious reasons I don't want anyone burning candles up there. Especially in a tree with this drought.
So yesterday it finally hit me

It looks so cute, and I also added some wind chimes.
Summer is flying by and we've been really busy. I'm so happy to be trying some new recipes. This morning I made the blueberry bread recipe from Folk Magazine. It is delicious and so easy! Wonderful with a nice cup of coffee.

Working on a new website for inn also. Can't wait till it's up and running. I'm going to have a "things for sale" page, too. Very excited.
How's your summer going?


  1. Sounds like a delightful room to stay in. So nice of you to provide daisies for your guest at his request. And I see you got lots of other goodies while you were out, too. The blueberry breads sounds delicious. I just made a blueberry crumb cake today that I served with natural yogurt and grated lemon zest. Yum! Have a great day. Tammy

  2. I still have visiting you and staying at your wonderful Inn on my 'bucket' list! That blueberry bread sounds so yummy! I'm having a hard summer but it will get better! hugs, Linda

  3. Hi Gail! So excited to hear about your inn. I know it is a lot of work but how fun to be working along the Jersey Shore! I must see your Inn sometime!!!!!

    Can't wait to see your new webpage and your things for sale area. You will love having an online shop, I know I do!


  4. Hey Gail sorry I've missed a couple of posts. I know this is your busy time and happy to hear from you.
    I love the sign in the tree very clever of you.
    I was just thinking I need to use up some blueberries so I may make some muffins for hubby. I'm trying to lose weight so none for me:(

    It's cooled a bit up here hope for you too.