Sunday, September 16, 2018

Peaceful Sunday




  Hello everyone,

We are enjoying a beautiful September
here on the Island although we could
definitely use some rain.
It  has been awhile since I posted
once again but  we have been
taking advantage of  all these
sunny days  and enjoying the
great outdoors.

I took the shot above on a day trip
down east in June.
I love all the little fishing harbours
around the Island.





There have been lots of picnic days
this summer.
                                       

                                                         Wishing you a peaceful Sunday!


                                                    My thoughts and prayers are with
                                                    all those in the south effected by
                                                    Florance and those in the path of
                                                    Typhoon Mangkhut as well.

                                                      Thank you to all of you who still
                                                       take the time to visit  me in spite
                                                        of my laziness here!

                                                                       Take care,
                                                                            Carolyn
                                               

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Summer Boathouse Favorites





   Hello everyone,

   I hope your week  is going well.
 We are enjoying beautiful sunny
      days here with some cooler nights.

      I have been asked  some questions
about our little boathouse lately so
I thought it was time to do a post on
some of my favorite photos of it and
give you an overview of it.

Our Boathouse was built by my husband
    and son about 6 years ago and since neither
of them are carpenters ,I for one am pretty
    impressed with how well they did. Over the
years I think most who have seen it have
fallen in love with it too.

This is the view from across our pond.





This is another angle of the Boathouse so you can
see the bumped out  windowseat and the little
conservatory on the back.
We have used recycled materials as much as we could.
The conservatory was built with old wooden french doors
and an old window on this end that opens in for fresh air.
On the roof  there is an old patio door  for a skylight.
I am not sure of the exact measurements of  our Boathouse
but  the  main area is aprox. 13 ft  by  20 ft. and the conservatory
is aprox 10ft by 4 ft. The roof was built with a higher pitch
to allow for the loft.





First we will check out the covered porch.

It is a perfect place for afternoon tea.


I collected some old doors and windows
from the Restore and  Coulson's.
The door was an old church door.

I loved these old windows that I  bought
from the Restore before our Boathouse was
even a dream but I knew we would use them
some day.I love the peak over them .
I have been asked for the plans we used
but we just picked up an idea here and
there and designed it from there.


                                                               As you come inside the conservatory
                                                               is straight ahead. The french doors inside
                                                               were a perfect find as they are smaller and have
                                                               etched glass which you can't see from my photo.
                                                               They were white but I painted them green.



The big  mirrored shelf over the door
was from a local auction sale.
The conservatory has had different looks
depending on the season...... a garden theme
here.




Lunch in the conservatory with a 
victorian theme.



The nook is one of my favorite spots.....
perfect for reading a book and watching
the wildlife around the pond.

There is a little loft  for the grandchildren.
An old ladder  that was my husbands grandfathers
is used to climb up there.


The loft
Another nook view.

I bought this antique iron bed at the 70 mile yardsale
for  $15.......my favorite treasure of the day.
I am looking forward to going  again this September.



Almost everything in the Boathouse
is from yardsales or thrift shops.....
I do love a good treasure hunt!
The wooden bucket got a coat
of soft aqua green paint and some
beautiful garden peonies.
One of my favorite afternoon teas.





The chairs were given to me and I slipcovered them.....the
toile was a thrift store find and the other one I made
from an old bedspread.
The mantel was from a yardsale and the electric fireplace
insert was from the restore.
The mirror, cupboard and tables were also yardsale
finds.

     A vintage quilt and linens on the old ladder.

                                         I enjoy changing the look  with different
                                                    quilts, bedspreads from time to time.
                                                    Now, I have this vintage pale pink popcorn
                                                    bedspread on the bed but who knows what
                                                    it will be next week!


                                                              The Boathouse was shingled with cedar shingles
                                                               even the roof. I have no idea how they were
                                                                able to do the little windowed gable on the
                                                                roof but I think it adds a lot of charm.
                                                                   I think that gives a pretty good overview
                                                                of our Boathouse but if there is anything else
                                                                you would like to know just ask and no I do
                                                                not rent out my husband and son! Ha! Ha!

                                                                   To see the Boathouse White Christmas click
                                                                  here. Or for a Cosy English Country Christmas
                                                                  look go here.

                                                                   

                                                                         Enjoy the rest of your week!
                                                                                           Carolyn