Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Gardener's Cottage

Hello everyone,
We are having record breaking temperatures here on Prince Edward Island. Yesterday it was 30 degrees Celsius and 38 with the humidity factored in. A little too hot for me but in another day or two and it will be cooler so I will be lazy and sip lemonade and read in a shady spot today.
Last night was pretty warm as well so we decided to sleep out in our little garden cottage(above).
It has lots of windows and doors so there was a lovely breeze coming in all night.
I love waking up to the sun shining in-I do miss all the bird sounds of early spring and summer but I did hear the odd crow! The cottage has electricity so I listened to quiet background music.
It is very peaceful .
Delicate lace nightgown and bed jacket
A good place to read(opposite side)
I was treated to breakfast in bed this morning- a lovely way to start the day! I think we should just move out here in the summertime!
A lovely rose to adorn my breakfast tray.
I made some biscuits yesterday and peach preserves a few weeks ago. Homemade peach preserves are my favorite.
The bed reflected in the vanity mirror(yard sale find).
Angels to guard you as you sleep.
I love to see the lace curtains moving in the breeze.
I think this angel fell asleep on the job!
Well, I hope you enjoyed the sleepover in" the gardener's cottage" and it looks so romantic by candlelight I think I will have to share that with you soon too!
Today is Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch so I am joining in.
Thank you for visiting me and hope you enjoy the other lovely tablescapes at Susan's.


La Table De Nana said...

Carolyn..has Fifi seen your blog? If not I will suggest she come see.She would be so excited to see such beauty.
I particularly loved your little girls and big girls tea parties.
Feeling much the schlepp these was nice to see such Victorian splendor.You must have one of the most beautiful homes and properties there..No wonder all the tours.:)Hope your mom is getting better.

Denise@alloverroses said...

Your life on Prince Edward Island looks heavenly! Your cottage is so beautiful and looks so relaxing. I look forward to every one of your posts. Your gardens are breathtaking. Thank you for sharing these with us it truly makes my day!
Have a wonderful day in paradise!

Anonymous said...

Morning, Carolyn! Oh, how glorious! This is just the most wonderful place on earth! You're so blessed. I'm thinking you must not have mosquitoes or you'd be eaten up alive! They're so big here and just attack you when you walk outside! :)
Your biscuits and preserves look so good. I've used your recipe for th biscuits and it's wonderful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rose Garden Malevik said...



Hugs from Sweden

mary pernula said...

Love your little space......anyone would have a wonderful sleep in that room. Thanks for sharing. HUGS MARY

ღ M@ddy ღ said...

Ciao cara Carolyn,
come sempre ho apprezzato tantissimo anche questo tuo nuovo post... romanticismo è la splendida colonna sonora di ogni cosa che pubblichi, ecco perchè amo così tanto "Aiken house & gardens" !!!

Un abbraccio a te e alla tua mamma! ♥

♥ Maddy

Carolyn said...

Good Morning Carolyn!

God has truly blessed you, Carolyn! You own a slice of heaven that most of us only dream about in a favorite dream! May you continue to enjoy God's blessings in your life! ...and thank you so much for sharing them with us all!! Even I can't own something so unbelieveably beautiful, it is nice to have a friend that does who generously shares her life with us! :D

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Lebenslust was sonst said...

Oh Carolyn,du lebst ja wie eine Prinzessin,ich würde auch gerne bei dir im Gartenhaus wohnen.Liebe Grüße Edith.

MariaPar said...

Your life in wonderful place is like a dream. Greetings from Poland. Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Romantic, enchanting, exquisite, a dream garden cottage.

Amy Chalmers said...

You have such a flair for styling Carolyn! You really should publish a book! I so enjoy your vignettes, they are just dreamy! Best wishes to mom...I think you needed a good nights rest yourself!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful Carolyn! I adore your little cottage. It's been as hot here with 34 C the last 3 days! And the humidity! I hear Hurricane Earl may take a trip across Grand Manan, on to Saint John and Miramichi. No matter what you and I are going to get much needed rain. Blessings!

A Garden of Threads said...

A lovely spot to sleep on a warm summer night. Perfect with breakfast in bed. Your posts are terrific. Take care and enjoy the reading.

Fågel Blå said...

Ohhh sp many beautiful photos I love them all!
I am coming back soon!
have a nice evening!

Tammy said...

I am so happy that you are able to enjoy such loveliness after the anxious weeks you have had with your mama being ill. This surely helped heal your spirit!

Thank you as always for sharing your home with us.

Susan Freeman said...

What a heavenly spot!!

Susan and Bentley

Lydia said...

I love the Royal Albert teacup you present on this post! Can you please tell me the name of it? I have a small collection of teacups, all antique, and not matching. I do not have this one and would like to know the name of it so I can perhaps find one.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Yes, I think I am asleep and dreaming when I look at these pictures! Lovely, Carolyn!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your garden cottage reminds me of nights at my grandparents home. The windows open, the curtains swaying from the breeze...beautiful!

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

Quelle bonne idée!!! Sleeping surrounded by all those delicate fragrance. What a delight!!!♥ Hélène

Sarah said...

Carolyn, I think I'd spend a great deal of time in this lovely gardener's cottage. It is perfection and so is that beautiful breakfast tray. ~ Sarah

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Carolyn - your gardener's cottage just oozes peace and romance. How utterly blissful! You are so very blessed to have a place like that to retreat to. And your photos are just stunning.... :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Debbie said...

Someone up in the comments said, "Heavenly",and that is exactly what I was thinking as well. I would feel as if I were back in time in such a place. It's simply perfect to me.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

It must be so special to start the day in such a romantic place! I love everything about it! So sweet of Andrew to make you a breakfast in bed.

Your biscuits and peach preserve look good. It's some time ago since I made it, but perhaps I will have some time this weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn... Looks like you founda perfect spot to alzy about in the shade :-) Your little cottage is perfect and delightful:-)

Anonymous said...

Carolyn, That is an absolute DREAM of a cottage! I dream of having a sleeping porch someday....I think I'd like it to be a lot like your gardener's cottage.
The teacup and breakfast are beautiful too. Ok, I'm going to go back and re-live your post!

Patyclau said...

Really nice your pots, the bed looks absolutly peacefull.
Thank you for sharing your cottage with us.

Hugs from Spain

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, Your cottage looks so beautiful. I would love to wake up every morning right there!!Hope you mom is doing well....Kathy

Dianne said...

That sleep~over was just divine and the breakfast delicious ~ you must have known how much I love peach preserves!! I feel much rested and ready to put my foot forward into a new day. Thank You!

Erin | Bygone Living said...

Sigh... to wake up in your gardener's cottage! Absolutely magical.
Until viewing your blog, I never believed people actually lived as wonderfully as you! I used to think that was only reserved for Victorian novels and fairy tales! ♥

A Toile Tale said...

Is this some heavenly dream??? I want it all!

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Carolyn, Oh how I love your Garden cottage; it's just so beautiful, romantic and so tranquil. And to be surrounded by your beautiful gardens; pure heaven! I always enjoy visiting your lovely blog.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Sherry said...

I thouroughly enjoyed my tour of your beautiful garden cottage. I will be looking around more before leaving, thank you so much for sharing your lovely home and I am inspired to add a little extra touch of lovelyness to each day.

Catherine said...

just beautiful! Catherine

A Romantic Porch said...

Wow Carolyn. How neat that you actually sleep out in your little garden cottage. I would love to do that! xo rachel

Anonymous said...

Divine!! I'm your newest follower.