Monday, July 22, 2013

A Perfect Summer Day



                                                         Hello everyone,
                           It was a perfect summer day here sunny with a gentle breeze and
                           low humidity. We had our last tour from Japan yesterday for awhile
                          so I took some time to enjoy one of my favorite passtimes.....doing a little
                          styling for a photo shoot for you!
                              I bought the above chairs along with 2 others and a nice table for $25. at a
                             yardsale last week. Now,they didn't look like this as I gave them a couple of c
                             coats of paint -they were brown before.

                           


                           This past Saturday Sobey's Garden Center closed for the season,
                          so they had 75% off everything! I bought the new watering can
                          and the pretty geranium above along with a few other things to
                          perk up a few planters etc. I love those sales but can't believe that the
                          season for these little garden centers is already over...wasn't it just
                          yesterday they opened for the season????
       I love how well they co-ordinate with the vintage tablecloth that I had for several  years.


                             Our screened porch was a lovely spot to be today.





             I really enjoyed my day and I hope you did too!

                      I also did a pretty tablescape today. ...coming soon!!!

                     Thank you for visiting and welcome to my new followers and thank you
                     to my long term friends as well-I appreciate your visits.
                                                       
I think the best way to end my perfect day is to relax with
my sweet husband by our pond for awhile- See you!

                                                                      Take care,
                                                                               Carolyn

37 comments:

Bernideen said...

Very darling. Love your paint job and a great bargain!

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, I'm sure your tourists loved your beautiful gardens. What a lovely vignette! Your little chairs are precious and the tablecloth is darling! Now you never disappoint with your most beautiful flowers! So pretty. Hope you're doing well.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What fun - so much lovely colour!

The changes to those chairs is amazing - looks awesome.

So glad you had perfect weather, we have had very little of that this summer. Glad you enjoyed it - and yet shared a little of it with us, too.

Thanks!

Art and Sand said...

Definitely a perfect way to spend a day.

June said...

SO lovely Carolyn. I really love the color you painted the table and chairs. They look so pretty on your porch!
sending hugs...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the new color on those chairs, Carolyn! You got a great deal on that set. I love how they look with that pretty tablecloth set up in front of your beautiful screened porch with that detailing. It definitely says Summer to me!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I specially love your porch oval Windows, they are so charming! I also love the pretty summer blue for your bargain chairs and table. You did a lovely setting there. Have a happy week.
FABBY

Patti said...

The blue is so charming and light hearted. Your flowers just make everything shine!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Everything is so gorgeous, you have the knack, a gift, for sure!
Cindy

Maple said...

So sweet and I agree where has Spring gone and all the beautiful flower shops that just seemed to open. Love the watering can.

Olga Retterath said...

What a good idea this blue colour!
Greetings
Olga
from Germany

Sarah said...

Carolyn, you live in such a lovely spot. I'd like to be ending the day looking across that pond. Pretty geraniums and watering can. '-)

Poppy said...

Hi Carolyn,

It IS exciting to decorate with new purchases, isn't it? Your painted chairs, pretty flowers and watering can are perfect complements to that petaled tablecloth. I could sit in this porch and just stare at all the sweetness! Charming, as always!

Poppy

Janneke said...

So pretty these blue painted chairs and the red of the watering can and Pelargoniums together. And the beautiful tablecloth, it is all perfect again.

Kim said...

Carolyn, your vignette is gorgeous. So bright and beautiful. The colours go so well together. What a great deal on the table and chairs. Have a nice day.

Kim
Letters from the Shore

Lavender Cottage said...

Wow Carolyn, I wouldn't have thought aqua and red would look so good together. I didn't see any bargains when our Sobeys garden centre closed but must say I like their black earth top soil bags the best of any of the stores.
Judith

Susan said...

Love the new tableset, painted blue, too!

Everything looks super, Carolyn. Wow, the red watering can, the geraniums, everything.

Do you have any mosquitoes there? I cannot bear to go outside near water here because of getting bitten. Maybe you don't have them there? Of, if you do, how do you keep them from attacking you? Susan

Deanna said...

Oh those two colors together are just lovely and with those coral geraniums...yummy!! Beautiful spot, can't believe your garden center is closing already...what happened to all the fall plantings??

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm loving the turquoise chairs and the red accents in your porch. It looks perfectly summery there. The tablecloth is so pretty. It is hard to believe some of the garden centres are closed although the greenhouses are still selling perennials and a few annuals around here. Great for late season gardeners. Blessings. Pam

All Things Chic 2 said...

Lovely Carolyn
I finally got a blog post done this evening...Wishing I could go to the tea on Saturday but gotta work...
Blessings Lori ~
P.S just got an idea I will call you tomorrow with it...

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a transformation. I love that shade of blue. You live in a very special and magical place. I love each and every photo. So much to enjoy. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Janet

ummiLIN said...

Hi Carolyn...

I'm really love the new tableset :)

From : Roslin (Malaysia)

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Anthony Garden said...

What variety, beautiful. Regards Monika

Angela said...

Great price for all furniture you got. You did a great job! I don't know how to paint furniture and should one day learn how. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos!!

Georgianna said...

As always, simply idyllic, Carolyn! Just looking at those chairs by your pond is refreshing and relaxing. I can imagine being there is sublime!

Georgianna

Nataly said...

super , nice ... thanks

cristiana said...

Che meraviglia!!! Il mio colore preferito è l'azzurro!!! Complimenti un lavoro perfetto..
Baci Cristiana..

The Tablescaper said...

Carolyn,

The colors in this post are so much more vibrant than your usual posts, but just as beautiful. You have a marvelous hand at styling.

- The Tablescaper

Eileen said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I'm so glad I did. I just love it. It's so warm and welcoming. I'm your latest follower. :)

antiquenehomes said...

Such sweet photos! I just love the blue chairs and the tablecloth.

Warmly,
Christine

Encre et Couleurs said...

All is perfect as always.

Hélène

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Kathy Moreland said...

Just beautiful!!

Beth said...

I love red so that red watering can would definitely have gotten my attention, especially on sale! :D Why do flowers always look so pretty in those blue Mason jars? It is so refreshing to pop over here to your blog for garden visits!
Hugs and enjoy the weekend,
Beth P

LadyLydia said...

I am in Oregon and have you on my blog roll where it is a favorite of many of my readers. One day I would like to develop my property as you have done, so I am always interested in your ideas.I would love to have a copy of your book.