Thursday, December 17, 2009

Our Tour Around the Town

Hello again,

Before I take you on our carriage tour around the town(Charlottetown) I want to show you where my husband and I enjoyed a lovely evening out on Monday.

Yep! That's right the Lieutenant Governor's home 'Fanningbank'.

I was so wishing I could have taken my camera inside to show you the way it was so beautifully decorated for Christmas- but even I have limits as to where I take photos!

This is the side of the house coming up the drive-isn't it breathtaking?

The reason we were invited is because I am on the garden committee and above is this is the garden in summer. We had a lovely elegant dinner and we really enjoyed the evening. Now,how do I get to be the Lieutentant Governer(he,he)?

Now, for our horse and carriage ride around the town-it too was lovely.it was a cool wintry evening but we Canadians know how to layer -or at least one of us does! they had a big buffalo robe to cover up in so we were quite snug!

This is Doc our one horse open sleigh guide. Isn't he handsome? Smart too as he responded very well to the nice young girl driving us around!

We went by Province House where the Confederation of Canada began.

Some Christmas color

I did say i am not good at evening shots but you can see it was a beautiful night for a ride through town.

I did some window shopping too!

We went by the Anne of Green Gables store.

I am glad we still remember the reason for the season.

This is a beautiful heritage B&B

After the carriage ride we took a little tour by some lovely homes in town all decked out for Christmas. I love this time of year!

I love the snow covering the trees and shrubs-remember I am wearing layers!

This beautiful property is the most expensive home in our town-it has a large stone home overlooking the water and it looks so enchanting at night.

This is a little peek at it-I will have to go back in daylight to get a better shot. It looks like a big English manor home to me.

Another lovely home overlooking the water in the back.

And then back to Home Sweet Home. Thank you Andrew for the romantic tour around the town!

Hope you enjoyed coming along with us-now would you like a cup of hot cocoa?

Take care,

Carolyn


30 comments:

Miss Gracie's House said...

Those are great night-time pictures...looks so fun!
rene'

The White Bench said...

Oh Carolyn,
what a fabulous tour! Thank youu!!!! I WANT one of those, it's #1 wish on my letter to Santa this year!!!!!
Hugs and have a very merry Christmas filled with peace and joy!
Monicaxo.

Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
I think you live ina fairy tale home in a fairy tale village ina fairy tale world! It is all picture perfect. Thanks for the tour.
Warm hugs, Rhondi

Jackie said...

Carolyn, it looks great, thank you for sharing the photographs of the area where you live and the wonderful houses and buildings!!

We don't have anything like that here, but if ever we get to New York I would love to have an evening carriage ride round Central Park, or if we ever go back to Austria that is something we really must do!!

The houses and buildings look so nicely decorated with the Chrstmas lights. Some people in the UK have it so tacky!! I must go out one evening and take some photographs and you will see what I mean.

Have a good weekend, Jackie.

Joanne said...

What a wonderful ride and such lovely shots it looks like fairyland or toytown houses too good to be real.

Lynn said...

I just spent a horrible time trying to cope with ill mannered drivers at the shopping center parking lot. Now I usually try to shop at the smaller local stores, so you'll understand how stressful mall parking lots are for me. After that, it was such a lovely peaceful experience reading this blog post. Thank you for the pleasure this brought me and the reminder what this time of year is about. Such beautiful pictures. You'll have to get one of those spy cameras that you can hide the next time you feel the need for photo discretion!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Fabulous! The photos are picture perfect! You are surrounded by beauty! And yes...the cup of cocoa sounds wonderful! Merry Christmas!

Kathy said...

Picture perfect photos, Looks like a Christmas card tour around your beautiful town, wishing you a safe and happy Christmas, Kathy

Cindy said...

That was so gorgeous that it did not even look real. PEI is really on another planet, isn't it... one called Dreamland! That tour was so fabulous, I want to visit PEI in every season of the year, now. Thanks so much! Hugs, Cindy S.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Lovely pictures, Carolyn! Charlottetown and surrounding areas do indeed look like a Christmas card this time of year. Thanks for sharing.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Eileen said...

Thanks, this tour was great! I loved it all!

And as much as you enjoyed it, it is always nicest to get back home, right?!

Merry Christmas!
All the best,
Eileen

Mimi said...

Carolyn, thanks for the tour. Oh, what fun to go on a sleigh ride, cold or not! Your night pictures came out great.

Deanna said...

Carolyn,
This tour is fabulous!!!
Glad to be able to see this.
I can only imagine what the interiors must be like.

A ride to see all of this would have been great fun. Fun, fun.

Take care and I sure do enjoy your blog.
d

D said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures with us. Those houses are beautiful, and you have snow. :)
D

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Carolyn; I really enjoyed the tour,, such beautiful cozy homes all decked out in Christmas... And how exciting to dine in such a beautiful house,, love the summer garden photo,, just lovely... Thank you for taking us along,,, now I am ready for my Coco.....

Hugs;
Alaura

Rachel said...

This makes me homesick. It's been years since I spent a Christmas on PEI! Thanks for the show.

Olivia and Me said...

Now that's worth booking a trip up north.. facing cold temps and mounds of snow. But then again.. I think I'll live my dreams through you during these winter months.

I have adored every photo that you share and yet more so my dear, the stories behind each photo.

Love n hugs

~Olivia

Susan Wicker said...

Carolyn, that was an enchanting post. So very lovely! Thanks for sharing such a special evening. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Carolyn, your photos always make my heart skip a beat.

What a treat to have an evening at the Lieutenant Governor's home. It is gorgeous (and the summer gardens are breathtaking.)

I so enjoyed the horse and carriage ride to see some of the beautiful homes in your area.

I'm convinced you live a fairytale life (and please don't ever tell me it is not so!) That would shatter my dreams. :) It is as beautiful in autumn & winter as it is in spring and summer. Heavenly!

Your blog is such a delightful place to visit ~ thank you for sharing with us. I'm so grateful that you do. xo ~m

karen said...

What a wonderful blog!

June said...

Beautiful Carolyn! What a lovely ride we all had with you, hubby and Doc! Your pictures were gorgeous as ever. All the homes were truly lovely, but I liked the last one best!
hugs

Federica said...

Your town is wonderful! Thanks so much for this beautiful tour!
All those homes are gorgeous!
Happy weekend!

Laurie Anne said...

Carolyn,
Thank you so much for the lovely tour. I have never seen PEI in the winter only in the beautiful summers. It's gorgeous!
warm hugsxx

Draffin Bears said...

Thank you for the tour of your most beautiful town.
You have a lovely blog and I have enjoyed my visit here.

Hugs
Carolyn

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Thanks for taking us bloggers along on the house tour. I really enjoyed seeing all the pretty homes all lit up for Christmas. I went on a sleigh ride as a child. It's a memory I will always cherish. We went caroling from farm to farm.

Kathy said...

More beautiful pictures, Carolyn. Every home you've shown is wonderful, but honestly - none of them hold a candle to your own beautiful home!
xo...Kathy

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Thank you for taking us with you! What a lovely town you live in! I enjoyed very much seeing all the beautifully decorated houses!

Merry Christmas!

Julia

Elyse said...

how lovely! thank you for taking us bloggers along for the carriage ride!

~*~ happiest holidays! ~*~

xo
elyse

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Carolyn, what a wonderful tour! I would have felt like Cinderella going to the ball...dining in that gorgeous home! :-) Thanks for taking us along!
Susan

Cathy Miller said...

What a wonderful tour...makes me feel so Christmassy!! Thanks for sharing. I do want to see more photos of the old stone house!