Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SpringTtime in Charleston

                                                                          Hello everyone,

                                                We arrived back home on the Island last
                                               night after a two week vacation in the south.

                                              So, our first and last stop on the trip was the
                                              beautiful Charleston. I think historic Charleston
                                              would be hard to beat in spring time which is the only time
                                              we have ever seen it.
                                              So don your comfortable shoes and lets take a walk and
                                              enjoy the sights and sounds as we go!

There are so many beautiful homes in Charleston.

                                           After the longest winter here ever, you know how
                                          much I enjoyed seeing beautiful,gardens and Charleston
                                          is definitely a city of gardens everywhere you look. It
                                           is a leisurely stroll today as we don't want to miss a thing!
                              Love seeing window boxes full of blooms.

                   So many different shades of green and
  a pretty house peeking out.

                                                                 Side gardens blooming everywhere.
                                                                        Looking through the garden gate.
   Streets full of pristine homes.

                                                         Which porch do we want to sit on.

   Such beautiful colors.

                             Love that shops also have pots and window 
boxes full of color.

Southern porches

                                                            A park in Charleston

                                             Trees dripping with spanish moss are

     Beautiful old churches and graveyards.

                                                Well, I hope I didn't tire you out
                                                          but there is just so much to love
                                                         about Charleston......don't you agree?

                                                         Thank you for visiting.


Saturday, March 28, 2015

An Elegant White Tea Time

                                 Today I am going with a white
                                              feminine and elegant theme for an afternoon
                        tea. don a pretty dress.

Gloves, a sparkly purse and a hat.

                                                               Pearls,lace and roses.

                                                                 A white table is set  in our little
                                                                 Gardener's Cottage for tea.

Heart shaped sandwiches to go with
our tea.
                                                                   A pretty teacup.

                                                  Or maybe you would rather sit in the Martha's Garden
                                                  and enjoy all the white blooms of the Deutiza's.
                                                  p.s. right now this garden is all white as it is covered
                                                  in almost a meter of snow so no tea parties here for awhile!

                                                  Hope you enjoyed an elegant white tea today!

                                                                                          Thank you for visiting,



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My Summer Porch & Romantic Country

 Hello everyone,

Hope your week is going well.

I just wanted to share my exciting news
with you today.
My summer porch is featured in the
Summer Romantic Country magazine.
Of course, I was super excited to find
out one of my photos even made the cover! 

                                                   The summer porch last summer.
                                           I love using wicker furniture,the old iron bed
                                           vintage linens and of course bouquets.
      Lilacs and pretty china.

                               There are also some photos of our Downton Abbey Tea
                                         from a couple of summers ago.It is on shelves now so
                                        you can check it out!
                                          I am lapping up some sunshine in the sunny south these
                                          days so I couldn't put a photo of the cover on yet as I
                                          am not at my computer.
                                             I have taken lots of new photos to share when I
                                           get back home.

                                                          Wishing you a lovely day!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Garden Mosaics

                                                        I am just popping in today to share some
                                                        garden mosaics from our garden in previous
                                                will be quite awhile before our
                                                         garden looks like this.    
                                                                   Clematis and roses.
                                                               Ah! Sunny summer days.
                                                               Pink peonies and roses with Thalictrum on
                                                               top left.
                 I love statues in the garden.

                                                       The clematis Abundance on the left with the rose
                                                       Julia Child on the top right with a daylily below.
                                                                   Color in the garden.

                                                          Cottage charm.

                                                          We have had this lovely lady in our
                                                          garden in our garden for several years
                                                          now and she only gets better with age!
                                                          She came from J & S Concrete in Albany,
                                                          P.E.I for any interested local gardeners.

                                                                            Enjoy your day!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Red & White Transferware Display

               Hello everyone!

            In the course of doing some spring cleaning ,
I changed my display of china
on this thrift store shelf.

I don't know why but these little changes
make me happy.

Maybe, it is because my mother
always said a change was as good
as a rest.

My collection of red and white
transferware is still growing as
friends add a piece or two now
and then.

My little yard sale cupboard came in
handy to hold the overflow.



If you would like to see the rest of my collection
of red and white transferware on the other side
of the kitchen go here.

                                          Before you go enjoy a cup of tea!

                                                                Take care,