Monday, June 4, 2012

Cottage Living



Hello everyone,
It was a cold  and windy day here and  now it is raining as well. We do need the rain but I will be happy to have it warm up again. Anyway,it is time for tea so we can enjoy it in the little gardener's cottage today-which is actually more of a  little playhouse for me.It has been fun to decorate it with yardsale/ thrift finds or freebies. 

Tea in bed?
 Or at the little table by the window with the lace curtains.
 Of course,I had to have some lilacs bouquets in the cottage too.
 And once again -it is yardsale or thrift store china.

 I love the soft green color of the china with the lilacs.


The Gardener's Cottage outside.

The garden is changing everyday!

I am still enjoying my lilacs-hope you are too!

I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time again today.

Thank you for visiting me.

Carolyn


26 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Garden is beautiful! Love the cottagey feel!!!!

Pamela said...

Beautiful as usual Carolyn!!!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

So calming, perfect for tea! Darling lil Cottage would love to have one myself~Cheers Kim

My Little Home and Garden said...

That would be such a pleasant place for a welcomed guest, Carolyn.
-Karen

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I would love to have a gardners cottage like you have. It is so pretty Carolyn! You always know how to spot a diamond in the rough when you are out thrifting!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's so beautiful inside and out of your little cottage, Carolyn. I'd be having the tea at the table then taking a nap on the bed!

Susan said...

A most charming little gardener's cottage, Carolyn. I'd love to go on a retreat there and just dreammmmmmmmmm. Susan

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn:
What a lovely post...lovely to look at and read...great job!!
I will visit often...

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I would love to have tea in your charming garden cottage, Carolyn! We have the same green teapot and the floral one I used to have also but I gave it away long ago. I wish now I had kept it. It is so pretty! It sure is chilly these days. I hope it warms up soon. My rose buds are closed up tight. They look like they're waiting for warm sunny days too. Thanks for joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
Decorating cheap and cheerful is the best way and your cottage looks so cozy with all the decor you've put in it.
Cool and rainy here too, I'd like to see warmer temperatures soon.
Judith

My Grama's Soul said...

You do live in a little slice of heaven.

Jo

Millie said...

All the colours go so well with lilacs. It would be fun to cozy up in your lovely little cottage!

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful, Carolyn! I miss my lilacs...so I really loved seeing yours, especially in your charming garden house! You continue to be such an inspiration! :)

xoxo laurie

Bonnie said...

Yes, I am enjoying your lilacs and your sweet cottage. How fun to decorate and have a hide-a-way. Your cottage and gardens delight me each time I visit you.

You must visit me and view my hydrangeas. Wish I could have some lilacs, too but it is too warm here.

Hope your weather has improved. We could really use rain. High today for us was 94.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I have to say this if I was having tea in bed I would end up spilling said tea and get wet sheets then I would have to get up and change the sheets and then wash the wet ones and in the end think why did I bother trying to have tea in bed......lol

Candylei said...

It's so beautiful and your decorating and photography is gorgeous!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I SO covet your adorable cottage, I truly do.

Lovely post.

Happy Tea Tuesday!

Johanna said...

Hi Carolyn,
you share wonderful photos. I would love to have tea in such a pretty garden. the gardeners house look so romantic. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.
best greetings, Johanna

Snap said...

Tea in your gardener's cottage was a real delight. Everything so dainty and lady-like! Lilacs and baskets and the soft green. Everything so inviting. Wonderful thrift/yard sale finds! Happy Tea Day!

johala6@yahoo. said...

So pretty cottage! I would like to have one like this! And wonderfull garden!
Have a good day!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I know exactly what you mean with little playhouse. Our little garden house is a sort of playhouse as well. However, yours is much more beautiful!! It's a bit like a dream.

Wish you a happy day!

Madelief x

One Shabby Old House said...

Hello my friend,
I enjoyed joining you for tea today. This is probably the first down time for me in weeks as I have been painting up a storm and redecorating and then company came and everything went in to really really high gear. So relaxing with you in your garden and sweet cottage has soothed this frayed girl a bit. Ahh the magic of beauty, flowers, cozy cottages and tea!
Hugs
Becky

Cindy said...

Once again your gardens are beautiful and the little gardener's cottage is adorable with the tea things set out.
I hope your weather improves. It could not be nicer, here in Manitoba. We have blue skies and 26 def F and it's only noon time.
Hugs, Cindy

Olga said...

Your gardener's cottage is very beautiful both inside and outside. I can imagine how much fun it was to decorate it. Every single piece of china and linens is so delicate and pretty.

bozenas said...

Your house is beautiful :)

Rowan said...

I always love seeing inside your cottage and sinceit's wet and cold here as well I think I'll have tea in bed please:)