Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Winter Skate


                                                            Hello everyone,
      I hope you all enjoyed a fun weekend. I was excited to finally have a day with good ice and gently falling snowflakes and reasonable winter day temperatures so we could have a little skating party with some of the little ones(our four granddaughters).
           Whenever, I saw this victorian sled at BC Antiques in Kensington, I  had picture in my mind!

             Yesterday, we had good ice but no snow hardly at all so I was happy to get a little snow today for a better background and more wintry appeal. Now,apparently there is a blizzard warning for tonight and tomorrow so we may have lots before it is over.
          I think the winter princess costume on Jessica was perfect for the victorian sled.
                                                 Taking a twirl around the ice, Olivia stopped to pose for her Grandma.

                                     I made a couple of these little skating skirts for the girls.

                                                     Abby and her Mama(our eldest).

                                                   Lila getting her skates on.

                                     
                                 I made a big pot of hot cocoa and Andrew had a nice fire going in the chiminea.
                                       Grandpa giving a little help with the skates.






                                                          Fit for a princess!
                                                      You know I love collages.



                       It is so much fun to go skating in a winter wonderland.

I think Abby was getting cold by this time so time to go in for some treats-right girls!
                           I had fun -hope you all did too!

                                   Can't wait for the next skating day!!!

                                                                     Thank you for visiting,
                                                                                                         Carolyn

56 comments:

Shirley said...

This is the prettiest winter post I have ever seen. Your Granddaughters are so beautiful. Winter is wonderful when there is so much love to share.

Janet - The Painted Piglet said...

Carolyn, I don't know how you do it... not only are your own surroundings beautiful, but you manage to create absolutely magical experiences for your family! I mean seriously - who but you would have a Victorian-era sled and winter princess costume... I am just in awe of your attention to detail!

All Things Chic 2 said...

O.K
I'm speechless!!!
Absolutely stunning post...
Blessings Lori ~

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your photos of this winter wonderland are simply stunning and the children look like magazine models for winter clothing!! Gorgeous children and an AMAZING post!! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.
FABBY

Tanya Rachelle said...

Perfection! What a delight for the children and for us!
~Tanya

Jill said...

Sweet!

Linda Miller said...

So beautiful with the snow falling all around. What a pictures you take. May all your days be peaceful and full of bliss with your children.
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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

These are just darling!

Blessings,
Sandi

Maple said...

These photos are so lovely, the little ladies are too sweet. I love the colours, their outfits and the white snow, it all seems so heavenly.
Enjoy the storm, snuggle up and dream of happy memories.

Susan said...

Oh wow, Carolyn, those photos are fabulous. What a wonderful time you had! And those beautiful grandchildren had a blast, too.

Thanks so much for sharing such an enchanting afternoon. .Susan p.s. The outfits are delightful and charming and your granddaughters are all quite beautiful! Susan

Angela said...

Perfect for my send off to work midnights. Thanks for putting such a smile on my face..and oh my goodness girl, I adore your eldest grandchild's jacket..I want one just like her's..oh so beautiful. The pictures were gloriously beautiful, just radiating through with love and joy..you can see it all over their faces..spilled over touching unto my heart. Blessings.

Lavender Cottage said...

You could make vintage postcards from some of these photos Carolyn. There's no mistaking your daughter, she sure looks like her Mama and the grand girls are cute dressed up for the skating party.
Judith

Heaven's Walk said...

Your kiddos must just ADORE being transported back in time wearing those beautiful outfits and posing for your charming, vintage photos, Carolyn! They are just beautiful!! So sweetly Victorian. ♥

xoxo laurie

Georgianna said...

Absolutely precious, Carolyn! Looks like all the elements came together perfectly for these charming photos. You're so creative and your granddaughters are wonderful models!

Dolly Sarrio said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Patti said...

I feel like I just visited a bygone era. Everything is so sparkly white and sweet - what a wonderful day you shared with us. Your granddaughters are darling. Thank you SO much for sharing these beautiful photos.

Jocelyne said...

I think some of these photos would make a beautiful Christmas Card! (I didn't read all the comments so I don't know if anyone else said it too) Just so beautiful and makes me want to be there too!

johala6@yahoo. said...

Wonderful pictures of skating princesses!

Marpet said...

Hi!
This is so romantic!Thanks for sharing!:
w.r.marjolein

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those pictures are just precious! Your Granddaughters coats and other winter attire is very storybook like. Enjoyed your post!

Antonella said...

Foto stupende! hai ricreato una vera atmosfera vittoriana!

Carol said...

Carolyn, Visiting your world is like having a cup of the most delicious and nutritious tea . . . it is so very comforting. Your pond has added such an important element and one that holds such enchantment. Precious photography! I think the fourth one would make a beautiful painting too.

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

✿◕ ‿ ◕✿
Il était une fois
de très jolies
princesses des neiges....
✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Barbara Lilian said...

Such wonderful photos,in a wonderful winter-land setting. It looks like something from a film. Your girls must always feel like princess's when they visit you. Thank you for sharing your skating day.

Petra said...

What a beautiful pictures and what a very nice little girls. The look like queens girls so pretty and I like the beautiful clothing the have, and the sled is wonder full I can she they have a lot of fun. Over here no more ice skating, we had a lot of rain and wind now, but the say next week we had frost again. Well we shell she, have a nice week and lots of fun.
Greetings Petra.

Janneke said...

Carolyn this is the most beautiful winterscenery I ever saw. The victorian sled with the little one in it and Jessica in her winter princess costume steal the show. Must have been great fun for all the girls!

Sandra said...

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful weekend. It brought back wonderful childhood memories of skating on our back pond.

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

Oh look, beautiful! Your granddaughters are gorgeous. How sweet and wonderful. I love your photos.

Have a great week,
Sanna

Tanya Anurag said...

Such precious pictures :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm glad you got a good skating day in, Carolyn! All your girls look so precious in their outfits. I especially love those first shots. You got some great pictures of them, too.

My Cottage Diary said...

Wow! Incredibly beautiful photos, Carolyn! Have a lovely week. Bess

Siret said...

Dear Carolyn,
these photos look like a beautiful wintertale, with little cute enchanting snow fairies!
Thanks so much for this joyful impression!
Blessings, Siret

Betty said...

Hello Carolyn,
Oh my goodness. Those girls are just beautiful. I love the Winter Wonder Land you have up north. We have six granddaughters and they are so precious. And they grow up so fast.Thank you for your beautiful photography. I love to visit you everyday.
xo
Betty @ My Cozy Corner



Barbara Mayhew said...

Your photography is beautiful, Carolyn. Looks like a magazine spread for "Victoria". Your photos would make lovely Christmas cards!

Linda said...

Today, I looked up the words: Talent, Creative, Awesome... in the dictionary. They all had your picture next to 'em, Carolyn! Now, how'd that happen? Lol Thanks for the treat! :-)))))
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

When I first saw the first photo.... I thought Oh my what a beautiful picture you got from somewhere... Carolyn, you are one amazing women with so much potential of having your own Victorian Magazine. I'm serious your photos are all picture perfect! Those girls are gorgeous and the outfits are out of this world. You should have a book with all your wonderful photos... and I'm sure you would have lots of people out there wanting it... I'll be the first to purchase one that's for sure. Great Inspiration here to get the juices flowing!

Hugs~

ARTESANATO EM GERAL said...

Olá Carolyn,

Suas netas são verdadeiras princesas, adoro as bochechas vermelhas do frio, ficam ainda mais lindas!

São bençãos.

Uma boa semana.

Lauriane

Fiordelisa said...

You utterly outdid yourself here. So magical! Thank you for all the effort you put into these amazingly beautiful posts. I am awestruck. (And I think I'll go delete my blog. :-)

Looks like you have quite a number of winter princesses where you live. All beautiful and precious. It's easy to see that they don't have to play a part.

Blessings,
Fiordelisa

Katy Noelle said...

Too, too, too fun!!! What a party!! =] I have to say, though, that mug of something warm looks really, really good!

=]

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Carolyn, these shots should be in a magazine. What a magical winter setting. And the victorian sled and costume belong in Victoria Magazine. So so precious. Your granddaughters are little angels..

flowersandhome said...

Magical!

Cotton Peony said...

What a blessing this post is.. wow, thank you Carolyn.

love,
Cotton Peony

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a divine post! Love every single photo and your Victorian sled is to die for!
XO
~Wendy

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! What a wonderful pictures!
greetings from Holland!
with love,
Ineke

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

One Word-
STUNNING!

Hugs,
Deb

Anthony Garden said...

Beautiful session, congratulations! Regards Monika

Lady of the Woods said...

Oh I can't stand it! That Winter Princess outfit is pure Fairytale! I love this. How beautiful and thanks for posting and sharing this magic with others! blessings, lady

Carla said...

Your photos of the girls are stunning. You could use many of them for holiday cards. So beautiful! I love their attire and the carriage. You could not have had a more perfect day for the photo shoot and the skating party!

Theresa said...

Your pictures are so beautiful and your granddaughters do look like little Princesses right out of a fairy tale.

Lusikka said...

Wonderful and magical, the best winter scene I´ve seen. So maidenly, it´s hard to believe this could be real. Your home with its surrounding is the prettiest place in the world.
With love, L.

Pamela Gordon said...

Amazing, magazine worthy photos again Carolyn. What a beautiful post with all these romantic pictures of your grandchildren. You do a lovely job setting these up and of course your beautiful granddaughters really add to the pictures. Lovely!

Deborah said...

Oh what a winter wonderland here!
Your family are so precious Carolyn.
You have captured the joys of winter, which are found right here in our families.
Love these photos ...beautful!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Rita M said...

Winter wonderland, this pictures are so pretty :)

Janiina said...

Very beautiful photos and everything. Girls are cute.

Sylwia Szabat said...

Just beautiful... Congratulation on having such "rich" life!!!

thel day said...

Lovely Victorian Winter pics and a beautiful family too. I'm enjoying looking around your blog.