Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Romantic Notions!

Hello Everyone,

    It is a beautiful sunny day here and so I got the notion to treat myself to a romantic afternoon tea in the garden.
August is going by quickly so I want to enjoy it while I can.
The old victorian wicker chair and table set the mood for a romantic tea and the white tulle netting adds a little
touch of romance. 
I love taking a few minutes to enjoy some inspiration from some of my favorite magazines.



A shortbread cookie and some white dahlias from the garden add to my enjoyment of my tea.
This lacy pillow with the love doves is so feminine and romantic.

Some quiet time in the garden with a beautiful magazine and a cup of tea-life doesn't get much better then this!

Thank you for putting up with me and my romantic notions!

I am joining White Wednesday today at Faded Charm and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. I am also joining Feathured Nest Friday at French Country Cottage and My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.
There is also Tea in the Garden Saturday at Bernideen's Tea Time blog so I am joining that party as well.

Take care,

Carolyn

52 comments:

tinemor said...

It looks soooo lovely!!!
Hugg, Tine

Veronica said...

Stunning images and looks so very romantic!

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
Thanks for sharing your romantic notions to inspire the rest of us. I really do like the garden hat, it's very feminine and elegant.
Judith

lindamryan said...

A calling card for 'Victoria' m'dear! SMILE. I can feel the swish of the tulle and, oh, that hat is sooo divine! Thank you for the serene feast for the eyes today, Carolyn! I can feel my blood pressure lowering just looking at today's post! Wish I was still there in your garden...Sigh

Linda

vikki said...

Love it, I would love to join you!!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Absolutely lovely...and so refreshing on a warm summer day. Enjoy the season!
Thanks so much for sharing the settings!
Cheers!
Ruth

Susan said...

Dear Carolyn...Oh my, that was divine. Love, love, loved that cozy, sweet, and yes! romantic spot. Sincerely, Susan

Pamela Gordon said...

So pretty and romantic. Just perfect!

BIRAKTIĞIM İZLER said...

çok güzel.

Bernideen said...

Oh how lovely you look there on your throne - all peaceful and elegant!

podso said...

Summer is slipping away and you will notice it before we do down here. Your photos are beautiful and I'm sure it was a relaxing time. I'm waiting for my Victoria to arrive in the mail! Meanwhile my cup of tea is next to my lap top!

podso said...

Summer is slipping away and you will notice it before we do down here. Your photos are beautiful and I'm sure it was a relaxing time. I'm waiting for my Victoria to arrive in the mail! Meanwhile my cup of tea is next to my lap top!

Bohemian said...

Always such lovely Romantic vignettes...

Dawn... The Bohemian

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. I love the netting it adds so much to the romantic feel. Pretty.

Rosetta said...

Amo il tuo cuscino!Dolce e romantico!E' meraviglioso il tuo tea d'agosto!Rosetta

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely, Carolyn, just lovely! You look so elegant in your white and I love the hat.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kathryn Ross said...

Joyfully I put up with you and your romantic notions! I have them, too, you know! You are living the dream.

Actually, I get to wear my vintage lace tea gown to my annual Victorian Tea Party I do to close out the Tale Spin Storytime year at the local mall where I've been the story lady for seven years. It will be a grand finale as I take on the challenge of drama teacher on two charter school campuses this new school year. Just not enough time in the week for everything anymore!

Posting on the event for an upcoming tea Tuesday!

Always enjoy your posts - so much beauty and inspiration - I feed on it!

Joy!
Miss Kathy

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Every time I visit I feel as if I've been wisked away in a dream!

xo,

Abby

The Tablescaper said...

So beautiful and luxorious.

- The Tablescaper

La Table De Nana said...

Look at you:)

Love this series.

About Vintage French Hen said...

As I was admiring your beautiful photographs, the term "lovely" kept coming to my mind! And as I was reading all your comments, I noticed "lovely" came to their minds as well! So there you have it...It's simply lovely!
Marcia

Cass @ That Old House said...

This could define "pretty!"
Just lovely and dreamy and soft looking ... beautiful.
I LOVE the pillow with the doves.

what is the netting hooked onto? You are a magician.
Cass

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

THANK YOU for the treasure of romantic notions in this stressful world...you are a haven to me and today I finally wanted you to know that...
sending blessings Karla

Cindy said...

Ok, that HAS to be the prettiest pillow ever! We're all suckers for the romantic, and you totally created a wonderful romantic moment...
pretty, pretty and pretty!

Cindy

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

So romantic and elegant! Love the garden hat. Very soft and feminine setting. Thanks for this lovely inspiration:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

HHL said...

BEAUTIFUL ROMANTIC !!! thats all I can say .... this is a wonderful inspiration .. thank you for sharing it....xo HHL

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn! How lovely you look in your romantic setting. Those white dahlias are wonderful!

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
I have been catching up on all your beautiful posts! I HAD a Fairy rose and afetr seeing yours I am putting getting another on my short list, what a beauty!!
Your sweet pillow is pure romance, decadent!!
I hope you enjoyed bootcamp:-)
Hugs,
Bella

once in a blue moon said...

your treat equals our treat...ALWAYS!

Anna at the Doll House said...

You have done it again, Carolyn: given me another magical moment to brighten my morning.

Anna

A Cottage Muse said...

Magically romantic!

You should be in the magazine!

Deborah said...

Romance is wonderful and how lovely it would be to be there with you enjoying your company and tea under the sun!
Have a great week!

Deborah xo

Imm@ said...

Dear Carolyn è da un pò che ti seguo sul mio blog hai un gusto davvero interessante in tutto.Tutto accostato sapientemente ti faccio tanti,tanti,complimenti sono Imma ti seguo sul mio blog.Un caro saluto.

JudyBug said...

Beautiful! Everything! I am particularly loving the stick and ball table. Adore stick and ball!

Lisa said...

Hi Carolyn:
Will you share with us where in the world you find so many beautiful things? Envy here!
Lisa

het tuinengeltje said...

Hello,

so very beautifull romantic. Thanks for the photo's.

Have a nice day,
Sylvia

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I always enjoy your posts. The pictures are beautiful, but I really liked your hat. Sadly, although I've loved hats since childhood, I am clerly NOT a hat person. They look awful on me, so I envy anyone who carries a hat well. You're one of the lucky ones who they work for. Have a great day!

Barbara said...

Absolutely elegant! So romantic!

lory said...

hi carolyn, it is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! a kiss lory

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How soft and lovely -- these pictures should be in your Victoria magazine.

All Bliss Be Thine said...

Carolyn,
I love your blog! I just die and went to romantic bliss heaven with your latest post!

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Carolyn,

So romantic such an amazing scene.

Wonderfully done.

Hugs,
Karin Şen Cankan
Karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Georgianna said...

Hi Carolyn, Romantic, dreamy and beautiful. Your notions are always delightful and a lovely respite. Thank you so much for sharing them. – g

Ingrid Andrea said...

Lovely!

Sandra-Maison de Plaisance said...

HEAVEN!!!! You are so talented designer, I am so in love...:-*

Cassy said...

So romantic and I love it.
Happy weekend.


Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Tanya Anurag said...

Ooooo... these pictures are so elegant :) I loved the first one and the one with the hat on chair. Amazing shots.. like always.

niartist said...

Just beautiful, what time should I arrive? LOL! I love your setting, and the china is just glorious. You always do such a good job with these tablescapes - inspirational for sure!

Listen, I have a new series on my blog called: "A Picture is Worth ..." I'm trying to get back to posting pictures about my house, and I'd love it if you'd come by and see the bar in the dining room! :)

xo,
A

Bernideen said...

Carolyn - I am so glad when you link up! Your blog is a dream!

Johanna said...

Hello Carolyn,
this post is really outstanding. You created such a luxury and romantic spot. Cant tell you what is the niceest of your items. The furniture, the china or this wonderful cushion. Thank you so much for all this inspirations.
Best greetings, Johanna

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Carolyn! I'm glad you are enjoying the last days of summer. You are certainly doing it in style! I agree with the apparent sentiment of the cherub...with his little hand to his chest, he appears to be in awe! Love the design on your teacup!!!

LISA C. PARSONS said...

Beautiful! I love your white outfit. Where did you find it?