For New Years I spent the long weekend at my parents' house on Cape Cod. It is one of my favorite places on Earth. The house sits on one of the hundreds of charming little ponds found in the middle of the "arm." Everything in the house is second hand. All items were either bargained for at a flea market, purchased at an estate sale, or found at the dump and painted. Everything is painted white. There is no plastic anything. You'd think Cape Cod isn't an ideal winter vacation spot, but the house is just as wonderful in the winter as it is in the summer. These are a few of my favorite little spots around the house.