Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A White Christmas

Hello everyone,
      I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I was so happy to have some snow arrive a couple of days before Christmas as it had been so mild and I was resigning myself to a green one.It was Christmas card perfect!
Come along and I will show you some of the beautiful sights!

Beaconsfield(a museum) is open to the public for tours and it is decorated in the Victorian style.
Fanningbank








and now back home.

It was a beautiful gift from above just in time for Christmas!

We had a lovely Christmas with all of our children and grandchildren gathered around our table for our traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings-a blessing indeed! Last night we had five of our little grandchildren(6 years and under) for a sleepover with a night coming soon for the 3 older ones.Little Lila was not feeling well so she didn't stay the night this time.It is so much fun to see them having such a good time together.
  On a different note I got a new lens for my camera so now I am off to practice on this beautiful bright winter day!
  Thank you to all who left such lovely kind wishes for me this Christmas season. I had hoped to be able to get back to you all personally but time slips by too fast.

Thank you for visiting me today.

Carolyn

46 comments:

Sheila said...

Prince Edward Island looks lovely in Christmas White! Thank you for the tour. I feel a connection though i've never visited the island. I grew up on Vancouver island but my grandfather was born in Charlottetown. I'd love to visit there one day. All the best for the New Year Carolyn! Thank you for sharing peace and gentle loveliness with us year round.

Edyta said...

It is pleasant for you, Carolyn !!!
All the best for the New Year, from Poland.
Edyta

Susan said...

Thank you for posting, Carolyn. Oooooo, can't wait to see some of your photos taken through your new lens.

May 2012 be a fabulous year for you and for all of us!

Looking forward to your inspirational posts. Susan

Leslie's Garden said...

How beautiful! Snowy homes are just the best! Happy New Year to you! I look forward to your posts of 2012, you are one of my favorite blogs!

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

What absolutely gorgeous photos. Thank you so much for sharing them. We, too have been blessed by your white Christmas snowfall. So glad you had a warm and wonderful Christmas! Have just been re-reading (and mentioned it on my blog) a Christmas theme mystery by CC Benison, a Canadian, whose main character is a housemaid at Buckingham Palace who helps the queen solve mysteries. She is from Charlottestown!
Cheers!
R

Barb and Dell said...

Your photos a gorgeous. So calm and peaceful. I love the one with the lighthouse and house reflected in the water. The lamp post would make a beautiful Christmas card.
We had a brown Christmas so loved seeing your snowy ones.
Barb

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Christmas card perfect, Carolyn! Such beautiful pictures and homes you've shared. We had a green Christmas here in Ohio, but some snow is in the forecast for later today.

oldthings said...

Beautiful photos!!Thank you for this!Happy new year for you and for your family!

My Grama's Soul said...

You, my friend, live in a winter wonderland!

xo

Jo

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your photos show our Island off to perfection. It is so pretty out right now.
I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas with your family.

Wishing you a New Year filled with blessings from above and may all your dreams come true!

Happy Holidays,
Sandi

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Your photos are wonderful, sounds like you had a perfect Christmas! I've really enjoyed finding your blog, have a Happy Happy New Year! xo

Elzie said...

What a lovely Christmas weather! Here in Sweden we had rainy, grey days and a terrible storm called Dagmar (!) in the northern parts! Not a very pleasant Christmas at all.
I just love those old houses that you shown us today. And the people that takes care of them. Looks lovely. The blue one with the veranda is my favorite apart from yours, lol.
Hope you have a nice day with your new lens.
Love Elzie

Jan said...

Oh how fresh snow makes everything look so beautiful ...though the houses in your pictures certainly don't need much to make them breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing today. Congratulations on your new camer lense ...got mine for my birthday and I'm still learning what wonderful things it can do. Stop by and say hello. Happy New Year!

nannykim-nannykim said...

You could make a picture book with these photos! Gorgeous!

Veronica said...

Espectacular!!!
Una verdadera maravilla!!
Feliz Navidad!
Veronica

MariCrea said...

A stunning landscape!
Your white christmas was beautifull
Have a good week
Mari

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I enjoyed so much your Old Painted Cottage feature! Oh, how you make me long to visit Prince Edward Island more than ever with your gorgeous pictures of the island and surrounding homes! It has been a dream of mine for many, many years!

It's All Connected said...

Can your pics get any better? Thank you for a beautiful tour. Your home is beautiful! ~ Maureen

Rowan said...

How lovely those houses all look - I love the white one above the word Fanningbank, it's a really elegant building. Glad you had a good Christmas and I hope little Lila is feeling better now.

Elzie said...

Haha, now I'm beginning to be a little afraid for myself!! The house I ment wasn't even blue!!! It was light brown, or cendre as we call it! I don't know what you call that color? (The 4th picture from the end).
Love again, Elzie

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,

Looove your photos. Everything is so serene after a newly fallen snow. You captured these houses in the snow so wonderfully.

Thanks for all the marvellous pics you sent! I'll write soon. :-)

Hugs,
Linda

flowersandhome said...

Gorgeous houses in a beautiful scenery. A dreamworld! Really a postcard Christmas.
Bye,
Marian

Sheila said...

Just beautiful, I do love a white Christmas it gives everything a clean fresh look. Thanks for sharing,

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Happy to hear you and Andrew had a wonderful Christmas! The snow looks magical. I am a bit envious ;-)! It was green and even warm for the time of year in Holland. The sleepover of your grandchildren sounds like fun. I hope you managed to get some sleep yourself :-)?!

Enjoy the last few days of the year. Good luck with your new lens.

Lieve groet,

Madelief x

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

Lovely pictures - and snow on Christmas, perfect!

Have a good day,
Sanna

Maria said...

Lovely pictures!
I like houses in New England style!
My husband and I are building a house, inspired by the New England houses...
/ Maria from Sweden.

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so wonderful pictures.. I love snow.. In germany is not snow :O( I am happy about your photografies :o)
many hugs Susi
PS.. have a happy new year :O)

Sherry said...

Carolyn,
What beautiful snowy scenes! I love visiting PEI through your blog. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a very Happy New Year!
Sherry

Aga said...

All the best in the New Year!

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Carolyn

How fortune that the snow arrived just in time and what fairytale houses in the snow: they look too perfect to be real.

What fun to have all the little grandchildren around for a sleepover: your home must be filled with laughter.

Warmest greetings for a Happy New Year
Anna

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Hello Carolyn,
Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! There are so many beautiful homes in your neighborhood. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year!
Cindy

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

thanks for the tour of the beautiful winter wonderland!

Zaa said...

Greetings Carolyn ...

PEI has stolen my heart.. We visit this past summer with my son and daughter-in-law... but it's even more beautiful with snow( Ha Ha)... You're right snow is a Christmas blessing... Delightful post... Have fun with your new lens... Happy New Year..
HUGS

Marilyn said...

Truly gorgeous, each and every one of these homes, including yours.

Custom Comforts said...

What a beautiful place you live at!!! Picture perfect.
Cindy

Heaven's Walk said...

You truly live in heaven on earth, Carolyn. PEI is just amazingly beautiful, and the architecture of the homes there are incredible, too. I SO enjoy seeing photos of your lovely island! Don't even get me started on your stunning home and property..... :)

xoxo laurie

Miss Merry said...

I love your White Christmas pictures. I am always afraid to pray for snow for Christmas as we travel early on Christmas morning to my daughter's house 70 miles away. I love the idea of a grandchild sleep-over. I can't wait until mine are old enough. Merry Christmas and have fun with your new camera!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm so glad you got snow and made time for this gorgeous post. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thank you for sharing pix of such beautiful houses :)

Greetings from Australia♥

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

We had a wonderful hot Christmas Day and I have to say I loved it, I also loved the photos of all those wonderful places you have shared with us thank you for that........

Just like you think it isn't really Christmas without snow we feel that it isn't Christmas without heat......

Andi's English Attic said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful houses. I dream of living in a house like these.

In the UK I can't even get a dolls house in that style.

Have a wonderful New Year. Can't wait to see your garden and home in full swing in 2012. xx

Sarmatix said...

Beautiful! We haven't snow this year.
Best wishes for the New Year!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your photos make me wish I lived in one of those lovely homes in PEI. Happy New Year, Carolyn.
-Karen

lorenza said...

Dear Carolyn,
you are a wonderful person,
I learn a lot of things from you and your family.
Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo!
Lorenza

Marjon said...

Hello Carolyn, what a great Pictures from these beautiful, beautiful Houses thank you for sharing.....greetz Marjon

Camille said...

These pictures look postcard picture perfect. Such a beautiful place ~