Thursday, April 5, 2012

Peace & Quiet

Hello Everyone,
     It is cloudy and cool here today but spring is advancing as so many perennials are starting to grow. I noticed on my walk this morning that the lupins that grow wild along the roadside here are starting to pop up as well. I always look forward to their return.
   It is time for a little peace and quiet so I have some tea ready in a quiet corner of our bedroom

My husband added some details to our fireplace mantel since you were here last.Did you notice the turned posts and the box above with the small pot lights. I think it adds pizazz to the mantel!



Spring tulips.


I love the soft colors of this hydrangea.

I hope you enjoy some peace and quiet in your day and have time to reflect on the blessings of  Easter.

I am joining Between Naps on the Porch today for Tablescape Thursday.

Also,joining French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday and My Romantic Home for Show & Tell .

Easter Blessings to you All!

Carolyn

53 comments:

Magdalena said...

So beautiful! :) Amazing . Greetings :)

Gro said...

Happy easter Carolyn :-)
Hugs from Gro in Denmark

MariCrea said...

Romantic images
Happy Easter
Mari

sabrymagic said...

Dear Carolyn,
the images that you showed in your home are always very beautiful and classy and so romantic!
I wish you and the whole family a Happy Easter!
Happy Birthday!
Peace and serenity!
A kiss from Italy
Sabry!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You conjured up the most lovely peace and quiet imaginable.

Your bedroom is award winning perfect.

LOVE the changes to mantel.

Easter love and prayers to you, my friend. And peace be with you always.

~Michele

Char said...

Hi Carolyn,
the turn post is perfect there, it frames the mantel and looks like it has always been there.
I love your teapot, what a stunning piece. Of course, your teacup and saucer are beautiful. I think you have found the perfect place to relax and enjoy your peace and quite,
Char

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your tea pot is the sweetest thing with that oh sooo beautiful cup and saucer...what a quiet lovely setting..the flowers finish it off beautifully....

Anne said...

Your mantle looks so pretty.Love those posts.Your flowers are so pretty too.Wishing you a Happy Easter.
Anne

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Carolyn! Love the hydrangeas ~ they are my favorite. I think I saw your teapot at our Home Goods here today. I picked it up, but put it down. I just don't have anywhere to put stuff anymore.

Janie's World said...

Soft and soothing and so beautiful!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
I like the addition to the fireplace, it does add more interest.
The hydrangea you have is so pretty, I assume it's a potted plant for Easter and much nicer with the soft colour than the pink or blue ones.
Judith

KATHY said...

Beautiful photos Carolyn!! Happy Easter to you, and your family.I love your mantle.

Kathy

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Happy Easter to you and your family! I've enjoyed your Easter posts.

Deb said...

This is all so beautiful. I don't think I have ever seen such a gorgeous little tea-cup and saucer. It is a piece of art. I would love to see it again in some of your future posts. "Happy Easter". Hugs, Deb

Jo-Anne's Rambling said...

You had to add the tulips to make me happy ok I know you didn't do it for me but I can imagine anything can't I........lol

My Good Friday will be spent here with my girls and hubby but only 1 grandchild Leo the other 2 are with their fathers.........

All Things Chic 2 said...

Your collogues are always so beautiful...Enjoy your family this Easter Sunday...
Blessings Lori
P.S Did you visit the junk store yet on the highway??? You will not be disappointed ...

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow you totally outdid yourself today. This is so beautiful. Each vignettes tells a gracious story. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our WIW blog party. Hope to see you there.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Hello Dear Carolyn...Yes, I feel refreshed just looking at all the lovely images. Thank you.

May you and your family have a most peaceful and blessed Easter. Susan

Karena said...

Carolyn you cannot hear me oohing and aahhing. I adore the changes to your fireplace. Most of all I am yearning for that gorgeous pitcher with the lattices and Bird atop! So very beautiful!

I hope you will Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway! (from Artie of Color Outside the Lines))You will love it!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Donna said...

You have the most beautiful blog! I recently found it and love your house and the lovely decor. Your posts make me so happy!
Hugs and Happy Easter!
Donna

Sherrie said...

What a gorgeous room! Your flowers are divine! Have a wonderful weekend!

Special 'K' said...

Such a beautiful bedroom to enjoy a lovely cuppa. Thank you for sharing, Happy Easter, take care and enjoy! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Special 'K' said...

Such a beautiful bedroom to enjoy a lovely cuppa. Thank you for sharing, Happy Easter, take care and enjoy! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Barb said...

Hi Carolyn,
Happy Easter.
Your teapot is so pretty.
I love visiting your home. thank you.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Carolyn: The tea cup is very pretty, and unusual with the pattern inside. Also your fireplace is very lovely. Enjoy your peace and quiet and Happy Easter to you and your family..Judy

Elzie said...

It looks so romantic and relaxing. Hope you'll have a nice Easter.
Love Elzie

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Beautiful pictures as usual!

Happy Easter to you and your family,
Fra

La Vie Quotidienne said...

So charming. The teapot is georgous and all of your pictures are beautiful as always.

Sweetladyelaine said...

Very calming, restful and romantic! You got me....love it! Enjoy your Easter.
Blessings My Friend,

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful! Happy Easter to you and yours! Pamela

Madelief said...

Andrew does know how to make things look beautiful! What a very pretty place to relax and read a book.

I enjoyed hearing about your garden. To see the first spring flowers and shoots again is a thing that always makes me very happy too.

Wish you and your family a Happy Easter. Love to your mother as well!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Victorian1885 said...

It all looks lovely Carolyn.. the mantel changes are very fitting with the room. Happy Easter to you & your Family!

Raminhos de Pano said...

Feliz Páscoa.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Carolyn, that is a welcoming spot for a cup of tea. Happy Easter to you.
-Karen

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful post, Carolyn! Gorgeous blooms, and your fireplace looks wonderful. Happy Easter to you and your family!

Blessings,
Sandi

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Gorgeous! And your photos are lovely as usual. Wishing you a blessed Easter weekend.

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
Happy Easter to you! Your post is lovely! I have been reading through your last few posts as I haven't stopped by for a while. I saw those Delphium beds, they are amazing, I just love Delphinium and am gonna have to plant some more this spring :-)
It's always such an inspiration to visit!
Hugs,
Bella

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! Really nice touches to your fireplace! Such a lovely space. Have a wonderful Easter, Carolyn!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a wonderful corner to relax with a lovely cup of tea.
Wishing you a very blessed and Happy Easter.

Kim said...

Hi Carolyn,
I always love your photos and your room is so peaceful and quiet. The sun is shining here but it is still rather cool. I just saw two cottontail bunnies hopping across our back lawn. It must be a good sign. Happy Easter.

Kim
Letters from the Shore

Miss Jean said...

Easter blessings to you Carolyn.

Vesna - Kalipso said...

Simply beautiful. Happy Easter.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Easter from Australia♥

Ineke van den Akker said...

Just love, love, love this!
Happy Easter greetings from Holland,
Ineke

Cindy said...

Happy Resurrection Day, dear Carolyn.
So much loveliness here, today, I love what your husband did to the fireplace, it's even prettier than before.
Hugs, Cindy

martha said...

As always your photos are beautiful...the additions to the mantle are lovely...

Pat said...

Carolyn, your fireplace is gorgeous!

Beautiful post, as always.

nelyca1405 said...

Your post and pictures is so amazing..I am happy to follow you,,
Greetings from Croatia!

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Lilla Kullan said...

Oh, I love you photos.:-) Stina