Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring Cleaning



                                                                    Hello everyone,
                                 Hope you are having a good week. I am still doing my spring cleaning here and garden season has arrived also~ so I have been a bit lax here on my blog lately.
A couple of days ago, I gave our little upstair sunroom a cleaning and when it was done I had to take a few shots of it.
         It was a beautiful sunny day so it was quite enjoyable to do some tidying and cleaning in there. My daughter gave me back a little crib quilt that I had bought for her a few years ago so I thought it would add some charm to the sunroom table.



                            I keep my pink and white china in the old cupboard on the wall in the sun room.
                                       My geraniums from last year are blooming now.
                               A sunny corner with a book for you to read~ unless you would like to help me finish my spring cleaning!
                                                  Our little sunroom is off our bath.
 And our bath is off our bedroom , yesterday I finished spring cleaning them-yea!
I have had moments of thinking a little one bedroom cottage by the sea would be so much easier to clean,but  I must forge ahead and soon I will have a clean house from top to bottom - Then I can get out to the garden and enjoy the warm sunshine!
  We have  our first visitors from Japan coming in about four weeks and have several tours already booked from then until Oct. It is looking like a good year!

Thank you for visiting,
Carolyn

28 comments:

Denise Marie said...

Pink Love!!

Mari said...

Carol looks so fresh and pretty in pink ;)

Smiles~
Mari

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn. Oh, your post makes me want to scrub, scrub, scrub. Love the pinks and especially the white wicker chair. Lovely. Susan

Anne said...

You have the prettiest plate collection I have ever seen! Lovely teapots and cups too!
xx
Anne

Pamela Gordon said...

Love your sunporch Carolyn. The pink and white is very pretty. I'm glad your summer is looking up already with tours. Blessings, Pamela

La Tea Dah said...

Everything is so pretty in pink! I especially like the quilt on the table --- and of course all the beautiful teapots!

Victorian1885 said...

So pretty Carolyn... you are like the energizer bunny! Enjoy your Spring weather.

Wanda

Bernideen said...

So exciting to see your season starting soon! We are currently in the midst of a blizzard! Burrrrrr....

Marie Atkinson said...

So pretty! I would love to come help you with your spring cleaning! :D

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Just beautiful in every way. So pretty in pink.. I can sit here for hours looking at your photos. They are truly magical... I am also doing some cleaning.

The Tablescaper said...

Carolyn:

Your home is gorgeous. You inspire me to get cleaning!

- The Tablescaper

Ingvild-Christin said...

You love pink, just like me :)
Beatiful pictures, You have a wonderful Home.

Alessandra said...

Pink is my favourite color and your pink and white china is marvellous. Your home is delicious!!!!
Kisses
Alessandra

iris said...

comme j' aimerais être installer
dans un fauteuil
dans votre véranda à prendre
un thé
avez-vous reçue mes photos de la
Hollande???
à très bientôt
tendresse
edith

flowersandhome said...

Hi Carolyn! So beautiful as always, I think it must be a joy cleaning this ;-) You remind me of my mom who is always so pleased when she has the spring cleaning done.
Marian

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The sunroom looks so welcoming with the sun streaming in! Love the geraniums!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

It must be quite a job dusting all that porcelain! What an amazing collection of pink and whit china you have. It's a joy to have a look in your cupboard.

Have a good time in the garden too. I was there yesterday, enjoying the first spring flowers!

Madelief x

WendyBee said...

I love the look of a freshly-cleaned room. Your sunroom is gorgeous. And I especially love that you winter over your geraniums--I have done that and I love to rub a leaf on a winter day to enjoy the scent. Keep up the good work and may you have a successful and profitable tour season.

Janneke said...

Yes, also springcleaning on our side of the world, I shall be glad to have finished it, gardening outside I like much more. Your house looks gorgeous again, the pink chinaware or transferware looks so pretty, I like to see your cupboards full of beautiful things.

domenica.60 said...

Your house is even more splendid in Spring !
Hugs
Franca

Elzie said...

Sorry, I would rather prefer to sit and read than to clean, lol. Even though having a house much smaller than you, I think it's like heaven when the cleaning is done!!
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
Since you are making such progress, wanna come to my house to help when you're done? What??? hahaha
That pink and creamy gravy boat and that pink plate to the right of it rimmed in roses are very dreamy. The sweet quilt is just the size for your table! Pretty, pretty.
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Heaven's Walk said...

Carolyn - I just don't know how you do it all, girl. It all looks soooo beautiful!! You are so lucky to have all of that sunshine streaming in your windows - and it looks like things are blooming outside??? Spring has taken a stand-still down here, and it actually snowed today. UGH!! So your photos truly made my day. ♥!

xoxo laurie

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

What a lovely sunroom! Love all the pink china :) Autumn greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Linda said...

Beautiful!

Maple said...

Oh Carolyn it looks so soothing seeing all the lovely pinks, even the geraniums. Love it and love the thought of Spring on the Island.

Andréa said...

HI, CAROLYN
FIRST... LOVE YOUR BLOG, YOUR GARDEN AND YOUR HOME.
WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YOU PLACE YOUR DISHES FOR BLADE FOOT?
I PUT SOME DISHES ON MY FOOT CABINET, WHEN THE DOOR WAS OPEN THE DISHES AND TOOK THE FLOOR SLIPPED SOME LADY CARLYLE ... CRIED ....
FOR THAT REASON I WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU DO TO LEAVE THE DISHES ON FOOT WITHOUT SLIP...
A HUG
ANDRÉA

Ally said...

Could you tell me which pattern the plates are with the pink border around them and floral center? (I saw others you had also that had a light blue or mint green border with the floral center). I love these!
Thanks for any infomation!
Beautiful blog.
Allyson