Thursday, February 27, 2014

Be My Guest

                                                            Good Morning!

                             On the sunny but cold winter day,I thought you might enjoy
                             being pampered with breakfast in bed in our blue and white
                             guest room.
                            You might notice that I have a passion for toile.
                         There is a comfy chair for you to sit and read for awhile.

                                     A healthy breakfast for you ~ fruit,yogurt,cheese.
                                     homemade flatbread,orange juice and tea.

                                                 A vintage bedjacket

                Linger awhile if you like ~ after all how often to get
                         breakfast in bed?  Go ahead and be my guest!

                         I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape
                         Thursday and My Romantic Home for Show & Tell.

                                                           Enjoy your day!


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dreaming of our Spring Garden

                                                                  Hello everyone,
                             Now that spring is drawing near (hopefully) I am doing a little
                             dreaming of the beauty that lies beneath the snow in our
                             garden waiting for some warmer temperatures to burst
                             through the ground.
                            We have lots of daffodils and tulips to give some early color ,
                            and who doesn't crave color after a long winter?
             We have lots of daffodils as they are good to not only return but also to multiply.


                             I love adding garden ornaments tucked into the beds
                             around the garden.

                                               Our hillside garden.
                            This is one of my favorite shots of our spring garden.

                             After the tulips and daffy's are past there is a little lull so the
                             forget me not's are giving a little color while we wait for all
                             the perennials to bloom.
                             I love this cement statue (Martha) that was made here locally
                             at J&;S Concrete  Albany. We have had her for several years and
                            she only improves in beauty....just like the rest of us girls!
                      Looking down the hillside garden toward the woods and brook.

                               The magnolia gives some early spring color.

                          The alliums and lilacs on the left look pretty together as do the iris
                          and lupins on the top.

                     Hope you enjoyed dreaming along with me! It will be several
                               weeks before our garden has these spring blooms but with
                               the way time flies by it will just give me time to finish a few
                               projects indoors,do my spring cleaning,take a little holiday
                               and boom ~it's here!
                                   We already have over 60 garden tours from Japan
                                   booked and it is still early looks like a
                                   busy garden season for us.
                               If you would like to read about the 'Making of our Garden'
                               click here.

                                     Thank you for your visit and welcome to my new

Monday, February 24, 2014

A Charming Tour

                                                            Hello everyone,
               Today, I thought you might like a tour of our friends, Heather and Keith's new home.                                      I took these photos last August and forgot to share them with you then but I
                 am sure you won't mind a summer time tour.
                                                       This is the side porch ~ Heather always finds unique
                                                       little treasures at yard sales and has a real talent for
                                                       displaying them.
                                   It is aprox. 7 years since they built their new home and I love
                                   how nicely the shingles have weathered and the garden has
                                   grown. They also have an amazing view of the water.
                                           What a perfect way to display the birdhouse.

                                                               The front door is a pretty yellow but
                                                               did not come true in my photo.
                                    A side angle of the house~ for some reason I did not take a shot
                                    from front on but next time!
                                    Heather's husband Keith built this charming shed and also did
                                   much of the work on the house himself !

                                                   A bit of a front view.
                                                Love that big sailboat!
                   And the water view where boats are often sailing by in summer.
                                    You might be noticing that Heather and I love many of the
                                    same things. We have been good friends since our children
                                    were small.
                                We both have a good sized collection of red & white as well
                                as blue and white transferware dishes.
                                                 Love the sunny yellow door and the planter.

                    Heather is also a talented artist and has sold many of her paintings at Details
                   on Victoria Row in Charlottetown.

        I have taken pictures of her paintings over the years so this is just a little sample
                  to show you how talented my friend Heather is.

                I shared some more photos a few years ago from indoors if you would like
               to have a peak just click here.

                 I hope you enjoyed a quick tour around Heather and Keith's charming home
                and thank you H & K for letting me share these photos.

                                                                                      Take care,