Friday, September 3, 2010

Our Balcony

Hello everyone,
It has been so hot here lately I haven't been taking a lot of photos so I am sharing some pics of our balcony that some of you may have seen before. The balcony is off our bedroom at he south of our house.
The iron table and chair set I got at a yard sale several years ago for $50. It was my find of the summer!
The rest of the furniture also came from yard sales and is very heavy so it doesn't blow around.

Birdhouses always add charm!
I grow some dahlia's in pots and keep them in the basement over winter.
It is a nice place to start the day with a fruit smoothie and whole wheat raisin scone.
I enjoy star gazing in these chairs at night.
The view of the balcony from our bedroom.
The view looking through the screen door.
I am happy to report that my Mom was able to leave the hospital today and go back to the home where she has been for the past few years. She was happy to be back but so very tired.
We are watching the weather as Hurricane Earl is headed our way but thankfully he has been downgraded so hopefully it will just be a wet windy day and we need some rain anyway.
I am joining Cindy again for Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home - there is lots to see over there!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend,


ღ M@ddy ღ said...

Ciao Carolyn,
grazie di queste ulteriori, splendide immagini...
...con te le sorprese non finiscono mai !!!!
AMO quel tavolino e quelle sedie...

Un abbraccio a te e alla tua mamma, sono felice che sia uscita dall'ospedale!
Le auguro una convalescenza serena, anche se lenta!
Buon weekend a te ♥

♥ Maddy

Mari said...


Rose Garden Malevik said...



Your Photos are amazing....
Love your blog :)
Hugs from Sweden

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh Carolyn: Isn't that a devine place to sit and watch the birds and view the garden. Lovely

Marie Arden said...

I am so thrilled your mom is coming home. Excellent news!
What a welcoming your balcony is-- a nice place to chat.
Have a lovely weekend and homecoming with your mom.
Marie Arden

A Garden of Threads said...

What a wonderful balcony you have and you have dressed it so beautifully furniture and flowers. I hope all will be well for you this stormy weekend. Take care.
P.S. Glad your Mom was able to go home. So much nicer to recover in a familiar place.

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your baclony looks lovely and must be a wonderful retreat to enjoy early morning or in the evening.
I'm happy to hear you mother got home which will help in her recovery I'm sure.
I hope you don't get too much storm damage from "Earl" though we all could use a good rain!
Enjoy the weekend and hopefully coolers temperatures to come.

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

Such a lovely spot to sit and day dream...I can't believe you got the iron furniture for just $50...I hope I get that lucky when I go looking to buy mine.
I love the picture from your bedroom, showing off that gorgeous screen door.

Glad to read your mum is home again...I hope she enjoyed her cup of tea.


Georgianna said...

Wonderful news about your Mom. I hope she continues to improve and get her strength back.

As to your balcony, like everything else about your home, it is idyllic. I SO want to come to your yard sales! I have been looking and looking for a cast iron table and chair set like that at ANY price and haven't found one. $50? That's a find of a lifetime. Thank you for sharing so much loveliness. – g

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening Carolyn
I bet you are excited your dear mother is doing better.
Your balcony off your bedroom is so lovely..I am so glad the storm is downgraded in your area. Have a great long weekend!


Susan said...

Hello Carolyn...So happy to hear the good news about your Mummy.

Lovely balcony, by the way. Susan

Sarah said...

Carolyn, I'd spend most of my day on that balcony, but then with all the lovely spots around your home I just might have to designate a day for each area. This is lovely and your table and chairs are beautiful. What a find!
Hope you are fine during the wind and rain from Earl. ~ Sarah

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your balcony is lovely. What a wonderful place to sit and relax.

I hope all goes well this week-end with the storm. Here in the south east it just roughed up the waves a bit.I made pictures last evening of the beautiful waves. Annette

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

Un petit bonjour. Greetings in passing.
Have a nice WE Carolyn. ♥ hélène

miruku said...

Eventhough you said the weather is hot but the flowers are blooming beautifully in your garden and balcony *envy*. Enjoy your weekends to the fullness ;)

Suzann said...

I was thinking of you and wondering if the hurricane would effect you. I was hoping it wouldn't.

You have created such amazing and beautiful little spots all over your home and property. I imagine that it is so nice to escape to one and still feel like you are "getting away".

You have a gift for beauty!

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

So glad to hear that your Mom is doing better!!

What a stunning balcony and I love how you have decorated it!! Charming!!


Amy Chalmers said...

Lets trade houses Carolyn! I would love to stay at your place for a weekend!! So gorgeous.

Pamela said...

Oh Carolyn you live in a fairy tale!!
Love your balcony. And to think i had two of those iron chairs but sold them before i moved!!

Designing Lady Jane said...

Those pictures are all so gorgeous. Very rich and romantic looking, I'm sure you must enjoy relaxing there anytime the weather allows.



No name said...

Ahhhhhhmazzzzing Balcony! It's so feminine and inviting. I love all of it and you've inspired me for our deck next year.


Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I am so glad to read that your mother is released from hospital! I hope she is feeling less tired now and enjoy being back home again.

Hope the hurricane wasn't that bad? I heard about it on Dutch tv.

Such a beautiful balcony to have near your bedroom. I can see you laying there gazing at the stars!

Wish you a happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Carolyn - Such answered prayers about your mom! I'm so very glad! I loved the photos of your balcony. Very cozy and inviting! The door is absolutely stunning!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

The Tablescaper said...

Hello Carolyn,

I feel like I haven't been here in awhile. It's been a very busy time of year and have missed my visits.

I love your porch and I hadn't seen it before. I always marvel at how you and your husband manage to keep all of your amazing gardens in such pristine shape and now I get to see another!

Thankfully Earl was not much.

I'd love to have you join us at Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Pam said...

Hello Carolyn, So happy to read your mom was able to return to her home.

Your balcony is beautiful; a wonderful place to start and end your day.

I hope 'Earl' didn't leave you with anything more than a nice rain. Pam

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Glad for you and your Mom!
Now it is my husband's turn to recover well from his 4 bypasses he received yesterday... He's a fighter though and today he got moved off the CVICU.
What a lovely balcony you have from your bedroom! Love the screen door! What a yard sale treasures you got.

Greetings from Georgia,


Anonymous said...

Hello Carolyn,
Now you will have this cup of tea your mother was longing for and it will be the most beautiful moment to have it at this enchanting balcony.
All the best
Hélène Glehen

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hello Carolyn,
As I was watching the weather news on Earl, I thought of you up there in the North East. I hope that all you got was some nice rain for your beautiful gardens! I am happy for you that your dear mom is in her familiar surroundings. This should bring you peace of mind. Best wishes on continued good weather! Hugs!

Denise C said...

Your balcony is so pretty. I can't believe you found the cast iron patio set for $50. Yard sales are amazing! I also enjoyed looked at some of your other posts showing your amazing gardens.

I hope you don't mind. I linked your post to my Porch and Garden Party at

Brenda Pruitt said...

Hope you and your family stay safe. Your gardens and home inspire me each time I visit. All so delightfully pretty! Your screen door is beyond cute. And that little cottage, oh my!

Katy Noelle said...

Dear Carolyn,

I haven't commented for a while but I am still enjoying coming. I say this to add in my little bit and to say that I have been praying for your mom and I'm so glad that she's better!

This is such a peaceful post. I can soooo see you enjoying breakfast, here, or, even, just coming out in the morning or evening - even the star gazing. The colors are so wonderful!

We have been having the worst drought that anyone's ever seen here. Wells are running dry and my perennials that I haven't moved from the old house are mostly crisp. We need rain so desperately but earle only gave me some large splashes on my face. I've been thinking of you and even asked God to have mercy on your garden and to not flatten it!!!!! I hope that it was all okay!!

Finally, rejoice with me! There is a young man who is coming on Wed. morning to help me double dig the garden soil so that I can plant - FINALLY!!!

Love, Katy Noelle

Hrabia said...

beautiful garden !!!

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My Dream Canvas said...

This is beautiful. I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by.Thanks Anu!

Katty's cosy cove said...

Hi Carolyn, Your Balcony is awesome.Love it
I'm now a follower

jennifer said...

First time to visit your site, and I love it! Your garden, photos and the beautiful songs that accompany your site is so calming and inspirational. What a beautiful way to spend your day :)

Lareina Welch said...

Hi - beautiful site! I was wondering where you purchased the beautiful screen door? I'd love one for my house just like it.

Unknown said...

Beautiful and romantic porch. Where did you find such a beautiful screen door? Thanks so much. 😊