Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Summer Time Relaxation at Ocean Song Cottage



Hello everyone,

We have had lots of beautiful sunny days
albiet some pretty hot ones.
I am thankful that we could relax  at our
little Ocean Song Cottage where there is
always a breeze off the water.
I planted a fairy tale rose  by the cottage
so I can enjoy pretty bouquets all
summer with my tea.

They are so pretty with
a nice perfume as well.

Enjoying iced tea by the roses.


Of course, my Fairy Tale roses are not
the only roses to enjoy at the cottage,
these hardy  roses bloom in abundance in
early summer and then again in September
they put on a show again.
I have planted some hardy roses at the front
of the cottage that are just getting established.


Some days it is nice to enjoy
tea indoors by the window
where we can still enjoy the
view.

The tides are always changeing.




We enjoy relaxing at the waters edge,
just admiring the beauty.


Tea with our sweet granddaughter who turns
thirteen today.....how the time flies!


                                     The evening sky is so pretty and of course
                                                 always changeing.

                                                 We got a new countertop delivered yesterday
                                                  so hopefully by the weekend they will be installed
                                                  and our little cottage will be pretty much complete!
                                                      I will take some pics to share soon of  the changes
                                                  we have made. It hasn't all been relaxing here but
                                                  fun to make it our own little dream cottage.
                                                       Now I am off with a book to enjoy  a little
                                                  more summer relaxation!
                                                                             Thanks for visiting,
                                                                                        Carolyn
 
                                           

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Victorian Garden Tea Party



   

                                                                     Hello everyone,

                                            I hope your summer is going well......I can't believe how
                                           fast it is going.
                                                A few weeks ago I hosted a Victorian Garden Tea  for the
                                           Mikinduri Children of Hope. It was a lovely day and I met lots
                                           of nice people, both guests and volunteers in the kitchen.
                                               We set up our tables on the porches and the terrace and had
                                            a morning and afternoon seating.
                                                                          I  didn't get a chance to take a lot of
                                                                          pictures but  this table caught my eye.
                                                                           We served tea and scones with devonshire
                                                                           cream and apricot or rhurbarb preserves.
   


I always enjoy using my collection of
teapots and vintage teacups etc.
Small bouquets of flowers were on
each table. The deep pink rose is
Queen of Denmark and the pale
pink is a Snow Pavement rose.


           
                                                      I used lace tablecloths on the tables to
                                                      go along with the victorian theme.




                                                           The garden was enjoyed by all who
                                                            came.
                                                             I am happy to have been a part of this
                                                            worthy cause and  happy as well that we raised
                                                             over $1500 for the Mikinduri Children of Hope.

                                                           

                                                         Our heat wave is over and some much
                                                         needed rain is on the way today.
                                                                I will leave you with a pot of
                                                          tea to enjoy.
                                                                      Thank you for visiting!
                                                                                      Carolyn