Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Sense of Enclosure

Hello Everyone,
      At the south of our little garden cottage there is a small enclosed garden that is a nice sheltered place to enjoy lunch. It is amazing how quickly this garden filled in as it is only a few years since I moved some rose suckers into a narrow border along with a Beautybush that was being crowded in another bed.
Anyway,I have set up a table and collected the china that you may have seen on the new cupboard in the cottage that I showed you a few days ago.
My thrift shop pink plates and some Fairy roses.
Some sparkling raspberry drink
There is a clematis on either side of the arbor along with the roses.
The angel is watching over us.
She must have plucked this rose from the bush nearby!


The clematis on the right is Joesephine and on the right is Jackmani superbra.




Tea anyone?
I love a sense of enclosure in the garden- don't you?

Just a reminder to any local readers of the garden tour here on Sunday afternoon from 2-4:30.Tickets are $8. and all proceeds go to Muscular Dystrophy.
Today I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and also Tea Time Thursday at Kreative Korner please go and check them out!

Thank you for visiting me,

Carolyn

36 comments:

Debbie said...

This is absolutely wonderful! I love the pink layers in the place setting.
I'm almost positive that I have a set to match to one of the plates in the tiered dish. It's a set of plates that have long been a favorite in this very pink oriented house.

once in a blue moon said...

as often as i look at your blog, it is still new and exciting every time to me...

Pamela Gordon said...

This is such a beautiful spot in your garden. I love the tablescape and the vintage chairs. The climatis superba is a very pretty bloomer! Lovely as always.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The pink thrift shop plates look amazing on your table, you really have a way with your settings!

HHL said...

You have created a wonderful spot. Your arbour is gorgeous and your table setting ~ soft and delicate... really welcoming. I see your Angel is enjoying the flowers from the garden ... we have the same one in our Angel Garden and she keeps watch over all the gardens and often is caring for a bloom that needs a little extra care... Happy Tablescape Thursday ..xo HHL - fellow Canadian .. we are in Ontario..

Miss Char said...

Oh my heart be still, this setting is breathtaking. I can just picture lovely ladies with big hats to shade themselves from the sun sitting at your blushing pink table enjoying the garden. Thank you for sharing.

Cottage Rose said...

Beautiful,,,just beautiful...

I am drooling again....lol

Hugs
Alaura

Marlis said...

I love little hideaways and you have created a perfect one surrounded by delicate blooms and I'm sure enchanting perfume. I love your pink dishes. What a pretty napkin too. thanks for sharing, xo marlis

poppilinnstudios said...

What a beautiful secret garden.
-Lynn

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn...What a darling, charming spot. Everything looks fabulous. Great job! Susan

June said...

This is a beautiful nook in your garden Carolyn. I admire so much your talent in creating beautiful tablescapes. I also love how you have carved this little space out for you to enjoy on a Summer evening.
sending hugs...

Shabby Life said...

Wow, I gotta tell you, I LOVE those plates!!!

Lauralee

Pam said...

Carolyn, As always your garden is beautiful. My desire is to come to your island and tour your garden. Hope it will happen someday!

Aledia said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your outdoor garden setting! It is just beautiful, I love all the pink and roses.... I noticed you live on PEI. I have always dreamed of visiting there one day (thanks to Anne of Green Gables) :) Thank You so much for sharing and have a wonderful evening!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a gorgeous hideaway in your also fabulous garden! The tablescape in all those pinks, plates, cups, the tiered dish, are just beyond beautiful! Happy TT at, BNOTP. Hugs, FABBY

xinex said...

This is such a sweet and adorable garden setting. Love it all!...Christine

*Seelenstübchen* said...

Your blog is so beautiful!!
♥-Doris

Ingrid Andrea said...

So romantic and beautiful...!

Ellen said...

Everything just looks so amazing gorgeous! Really like the blue-painted chair:) Your home and garden is a romantic's dream! Very inspiring:)
Hugs Ellen

Erica said...

Beautiful spot in your garden. I love the table scape and the vintage chairs.

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Sandra-Maison de Plaisance said...

This is heaven!!!

Beverly said...

What a lovely and peaceful place to have a tea or share an intimate meal. Your table setting is lovely. I adore fairy roses, and your pink dishes are so pretty.

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Heavenly....you create such magical masterpieces!!! That garden arbor/trellis enclosure is PERFECTION!!! And your table of pink delight is utterly charming!!!!

Such beauty!!!

Hugs/blessings,
Lana In Italy

Cindy said...

What a precious magical little place to sit and enjoy treats and conversation...

Cindy

Jane Gray said...

Hello Carolyn, just visiting from Bronteland in Yorkshire, England. Everything has been drenched by heavy summer showers, and I am browsing other people's gardens instead of tending my own! Really glad I found your site: your images are beautiful, and so elegantly styled.
I've just posted on the beauty of pink roses on my blog - The Time Sculptor's Secret - and thought I'd had enough of flower photographs for a while, but now I am swooning all over again. I love your garden angel too; I'll be back!

Miss Merry said...

I wish I lived close enough for the garden tour. Luckily for you, since I would never want to leave. So beautiful - what a lovely garden and what lovely dishes. Gorgeous! (as always)

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, what a pretty, pretty, PRETTY setting!!! I love all things pink, and this is a winner. I love how the bright, unexpected blue of the turquoise chair pops out. Gorgeous!

sawn48 said...

Carolyn, you will never know how much I love your site. I feel it depicts the "me" that I have always been searching and dreaming of.The "Me" that is buried deep inside of me, and would love to come out.I would love to know the titles of your music,so that I may order a copy for myself.Thank you for having such a beautiful site. I am so glad that I was able to find it.

Tanya Anurag said...

Those fairy roses and Pink plates look so good together. Your garden is so beautiful. I love to visit your blog everyday because it is always full of colors and beauty.

I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see you there :)

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

Barbara said...

Oh, I could sit there for hours. I love all the green and the feeling of cozy. It is just lovely. Each thing you picked out for the table just enhances this gorgeous spot.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Romantic, beautiful and peaceful, such amazing table.

Loved everthing.

I wish I had tea at that table.

Thank you for sharing.

Love,
Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Entertaining Women said...

Your beautiful garden...what a treasure. The dishes from the cottage are lovely. Thank you for sharing your delightful, romantic design. Cherry Kay

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I love this! You have the magic carolyn.

Miss Gracie's House said...

just wonderful...
rene

tammylovesdishes said...

What a truly enchanting tea scape! I love those thrifted pink dishes; they are perfect for this setting.

Gorgeous!

Tanya Anurag said...

Thanks for linking. The party for this week is on. Hope to see you there with the latest posts.
http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html