Monday, November 8, 2010

Cottage Blues

Hello everyone,
     I am so glad you came to visit me today because I have been playing in our little garden cottage again. I decided to try a different color scheme with a few things I already had. The chenille bedspread I bought at a thrift shop a few years ago and I paid less then $2. for it.

 As many of you know our little cottage has been furnished with  mostly second hand 'stuff '.

The scrolled iron mirror on the wall is the exception as it came from Homesense a few years ago and is usually out on the veranda in the summer.


  Sadly, I am back to faux flowers as my garden has past. The little teapot was a yardsale find that matched my color scheme nicely. So,how about a spot of tea or would you prefer some hot chocolate?
 The bed canopy also came from the 70 mile yard sale last year. I love the soft romantic look it gives the old iron bed.


The pretty bowl is one of the few things I found at Homesense on our girls day out trip.I enjoyed the day but did not find as much to tempt me as I had hoped although my armoire has a few new sweaters!

  I have a few more photos to share with you but that will be another post- I hope you will be back!

 We had a ton of rain on the weekend but still very mild temperatures for this time of year. However, I am hoping we get some sunshine soon.
   I have been working on starting a Christmas blog so I will let you know when it is ready.

   I just realized that I have reached the 1000 followers mark!!! Thank you to all of you who follow- I so enjoy sharing with all of you-THANK YOU so much!

 Today I am joining Cielo at The House in the Roses for ' Show off your cottage Monday'. I hope you will have some time to check it out if you haven't already.
 I am also joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for her lovely TeaTime Tuesday. Thank you Sandi and Cielo for hosting these lovely parties.

Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn

32 comments:

Melanie said...

This is so beautiful. I can't believe you paid under $2 for that beadspread! Its gorgeous!

~Melanie
www.theoldwhitecottageblog.com

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the new look in your cottage! It could work well with icey winter and Christmas coming soon. We had about 90 mm of rain here but Moncton and southern N.B. and N.S got way too much. I think one place, Mechanic Sett. got 300 plus mm. (It's outside of Moncton). Better than snow though!
Pamela

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Congrats on reaching 1,000 followers! I love everything about your blue/white cottage bedroom. I love chenille bedspreads and yours is so pretty and what a bargain at just $2. I bought a pretty one white vintage one with blue in it several years ago at a gift shop. It was marked $50 and the owner gave it to me for $40. I bought another one through LL Bean but it isn't close to the softness of my vintage one. I like them cause we can leave them on the bed as an extra blanket and they wash up so nicely.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, Love the new color scheme for the cottage. I have the same teapot but in a cream color, get for one person. Congrats on reaching 1000 followers. Take care:)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Gorgeous bed setting in your cottage! I love chenille and love that spread! Can't believe you paid only $2 for it!~Hugs, Patti

Garden Girl said...

Gorgeous. Love that shade of pale turquois. Congratulations on 1,000 followers!

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Congratulations on your followers!!
I would like to jump in that bed and relax...look so inviting and relaxing!! Love the colors.
-Kim :)

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

That is a lovely blue display in such a pleasant hue... Love the bedspread with the roses. Your fake peony looks so real that it could pass for one!
Thanks for such a romantic presentation.

Sunny greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Cabin and Cottage said...

Well that bedspread is certainly a show stopper! I think it must be Bates in a lovely color. Your snowflake lantern is a beauty too. A change in color can be so dramatic! Congratulations on your milestone! You have made so many people happy! Jacqueline

Sharon said...

Beautiful and my favorite colors too.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, as is all of your blog!!! The soft romantic colors are more than lovely!

Katherine

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Isn't this weather amazing for November? We did get a lot of rain but the temperatures have been so mild. I'll take it!
I love the soft blue or is it aqua in your little cottage? Very pretty and dreamy! Love the bedspread and the canopy. Sweet little tea pot too! I look forward to seeing your new Christmas blog. I have had one since the Fall of '09. I like the new look of your blog too BTW! I'm going up to the Homestead at the end of the week. Hopefully they have some nice goodies there.

Blessings,
Sandi

KayC. said...

Love the "Cottage Blues", it would be a perfect color for a winter wonderland. Just waiting to see your Christmas post!

Designing Lady Jane said...

Such sweet romantic items you have brought together. The blue scheme is just dreamy, I feel a long relaxing nap coming on just browsing through these pictures.

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn! 1000 Followers! How incredible. You deserve it as your blog is beautiful. Love the chenille spread and the whole room. Great job! Susan

Franciscus and Elizabeth said...

How lovely!! That room and colors just make me feel all warm inside. I do believe I could curl up in that bed with a cup of hot chocolate followed by a nap.

Blessings,
Robin

Franciscus and Elizabeth said...

Oh! I am your 1001 follower!!

Robin

Lounging with a Latte said...

Your garden cottage looks so cosy and inviting. Your decorating is as always just delightful. I love that little blue and white dotted candle holder and the knitted cushion cover. Was that made from a jumper?

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

I work also in theater and on stage " la 1000ème" it's a noteworthy event ! . You are a wonderful director Carolyn, and "aiken house & garden " is a so lovely play!! Proof, everyone comes to see her so often with the same pleasure!!!
Happy , Happy 1000!!!

Chaleureusement votre bien chère Carolyn !!✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Kamila said...

Bajeczny klimat!
u nas tez znomalia pogodowe, nie pamietam tak ciepłego listopada w naszych stronach.

One Shabby Old House said...

I was just thinking back to the time that I first found your blog. I look at it today and the success that you have had with it. Congratulations on your 1000 followers. It is not hard to know why. You have thrilled us with your flowers and home. Each visit is a delight and the beauty is the friends that have been made along the way. Of which I always think of you.
Hugs
Becky

Maddy said...

Carolyn, da quando ho scoperto il tuo blog i miei sogni hanno cominciato a volare...
...grazie a te !!! ♥

Maddy

La Table De Nana said...

I like the change..the chenille spread is a treasure!

Pétales de fées said...

Comme c'est tendre cette association de bleu turquoise pâle et de blanc ! Et ce baldaquin ... ! Un rêve pour une princesse !
Bisous

Lacy said...

Blue is not my fav color, but Oh, that room is gorgeas! Heaven!
I love, love, it!

Willow said...

Everything is so lovely. You have given me a few ides for my home.

Willow

Cozy Home Scenes said...

You got a great deal on that bedspread. Everything looks so pretty together, but you have a real eye for decorating. Love the colors you used!

spindlecottage said...

Pretty and a Christmas blog sounds wonderful!

Hélène GLEHEN said...

Just enchanting Carolyn and congrats for your 1000 followers.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Carolyn - you have such a special way of decorating. I just adore it. That cottage looks like something sent from heaven. The icy blue (my fav blue btw!) is just perfect for winter - and for $2??? Even more perfect! :) Beautiful....just beautiful.....

xoxo laurie

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Congratulations Carolyn on your 1000 followers... It doesn't surprise me at all. You have a wonderful eye for beauty and you display things so well.


I love that shade of color blue you used for your bedroom... very soft and romantic.

Hugs*

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

I love your blue and white cottage Bedroom this is so Beautiful ~~~~
I would love to have this room and just read the book {love story }all day long