Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sunroom Delights

Hello everyone,
     We had a lovely sunny day here today so our little sun room is one of my favorite spots to be when it has been warmed by the rays of the sun. It is still cold in here at night in February but by next month I will be able to move some of my plants out here that I have wintered over.

For now it is a cheery spot to enjoy a cup of tea with a pretty bouquet of tulips.

Maybe, I should mention that this sunroom is upstairs off our bedroom and bath and it over looks the south and east gardens.
Our locally grown tulips from Vanco brighten my days in the winter while I wait for my own to come up in the garden.

The little garden fairies were a gift from my daughter.

Love that heavenly sunshine!
Hyacinths make the sun room smell so good!
I got this urn from a Summerside flea market and painted it creamy white. I love all colors of tulips but pink is my favorite.

I know I shared this old cupboard before when it had a makeover but it hangs on the wall in the sunroom so I thought I would share it again.
I  opened the doors so you could see the dainty pink and white china that is inside better.

I love to make little changes in here from time to time so you might have noticed that in the pics, as some are recent but some are last years.
  Tomorrow , I am going to enjoy making up the plant order for Fanningbank gardens as I am on the committee there and it is my job to pick the annuals for the beds,  Last year was my first year and I was somewhat intimidated by it but this year it will be more fun. So, if it is sunny you will find me here with my seed catalogues and a cup of tea. Maybe, you would like to help me?

I am joining Cindy again at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday-be sure to check it out too!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a lovely weekend.




Victoria said...

Your home is unbelievably beautiful, I would never go anywhere if I lived there...ever!!!!

theromanticrose said...

Oh Carolyne,deve essere meraviglioso fare colazione nella tua veranda con le tue belle porcellane e i dolci tulipani,e poi riposare sull romantica poltrona.Visitarti è sempre un piacere!Ciao,Rosetta

Sarah said...

Carolyn, this looks like a delightful spot to have a cup of tea. Not only is the beautiful sunshine streaming in, but the ambiance of this room is full of warmth. Always a treat to visit Aiken House & Gardens. ~ Sarah

Sandy said...

Your Sun Room is simply beautiful and to see the railings outside covered with snow makes it especially warm and inviting... lovely!

Tina said...

Olá Carolyn !

Fico maravilhada cada vez que venho aqui...não tenho nem palavras para comentar.
Tudo é tão lindo!!!
Voce tem um bom gosto incrível, suas louças são fantásticas, e as imagens nos deixam encatadas.
Não me canso de olhar, e venho aqui no seu blog várias vezes por dia.

foreverdecorating said...

Stunning...I want to be in this room!

Vintage Gal said...

What a gorgeous sun room ~ I could spend forever in that room ;-)

Suzann said...

It definitely looks like SPRINGTIME in here!!!

Divine Theatre said...

Your sunroom is bound to make Spring envious!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Tulips, tea and a good have provided just what I'd like for spending some time in the sunroom with you Carolyn.

ShabbyESP said...

A very sweet sun room to enjoy!!!
Your home is so lovely!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Candylei said...

Oh la la, the pictures are so beautiful of your home! All of the white and soft pinks! Love it. It sounds so fun to help with the garden bedding. Today it got up to 71 out, but the ground is still frozen solid.

Enjoy your tea and sunshine,

Kansas Amy said...

I wish I was there to enjoy a cup of tea with you. It looks so relaxing! Thank you for sharing. Good luck with your seed purchases.

Southerncook said...

Your sunroom is so beautiful especially with the glimpse's of the snow in the background. I am envious of an upstairs sunroom. I'm sure a sunny day was so welcomed especially in your sunroom. Just beautiful.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn...Ohhhhh, your sunroom is delightful. What a spirit-lifter it must be to walk in there. And I want some hyacynths right NOW! Oh, I hope they have them this weekend at the super. All stunning photos! Susan

Pamela said...

Carolyn I don't know where to begin! What a romantic room and it's off your bedroom too! I love the pink tulips in the white tulips are my favourite!
Love the cabinet with all the pretty china!
Everything is perfect!
Pamela xo

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such beauty in every photo in your post! Lovely vignettes everywhere.

A joy stopping by to visit with you!
Kindly, Lorraine

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Boy did i enjoy seeing a geranium in bloom! What a great room, and the tulips are beautiful!

Mahek said...

I have you on my side bar
I love the lace and pink in your photos , they are so inspiring...
I wish I could come over for a cup of tea and enjoy some sunshine in the lovely space of yours...

It's me said...

Love your beautiful decorated !! happy weekend

giovanna said...

your home is beautiful....a dream for me !i like your blog very much!

Mandelhjärta said...

Just lovely!
Like a dream! ;)
Greetings from Sweden

Kom Achterom said...

ooh love your sunny room! What a romantic place!
happy weekend

Beverly said...

I can see why this is a favorite place in your home for you. I love our sunroom, too.

I hope to see you later for Pink Saturday. You are a true "pink" heart.♥

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, This is so beautiful it's hard to put it in words!! Your china cabinet is so gorgeous.I would love to be sitting in your sunroom right now!!


Pamela Gordon said...

I Love Love your sunroom in all it's prettiness! And that beautiful china cabinet full of pretties has me drooling. lol I think I see a Bridal Rose plate or two :-) It's cloudy and freezing drizzle here this morning after a beautiful springlike day yesterday. Schools are closed. Blessings,Pam

Marie Arden said...

Carolyne, You have such a pretty spot to wait out the winter! Feels like spring in the sun room!
Have a lovely weekend

Amy Chalmers said...

HI Carolyn,what a lovely spot in the sun to read or relax...I was wondering how you are making out with the blog header problem? Have you had anyone help you understand why it disappeared and are there any solutions at hand?

Elzie said...

What a room you have. Your home is so beautiful and inviting, wish I had such a sun room here.
We're having cold winds here today so even if it's sunny, it's so cold. I love the sun though only wish the windows wasn't that dirty, lol.
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Gilda - Sweet Sweet Home said...

Hello Carolyn! Pass through your blog is always a pleasure for the eyes and soul. The pictures are fantastic. I wish you a happy weekend.Hugs Gilda

My Cottage Diary said...

Everything is so lovely and inviting! I think sunlight streaming in east and south windows is gorgeous and spellbinding. You have truly made your home a gift by sharing it with others. Bess

Anonymous said...

Yours is a most beautiful sunroom! I could happily live the rest of my life right there. You have the most wonderful taste in designing. Happy Friday to you!

Erika . . . with a K said...

I love your sun room, it is gorgeous!

Sheila said...

As always a delight to visit your home , the tulips are lovely and I see you even have a geranium blooming , how nice . Your cupboard looks so interesting with all the pretty pink dishes ,you really have a way with decorating . Have a lovely weekend. Sheila

Raffaella said...

Dear Carolyn, I really love this room full of brightness... and I adore your flowers!

Erin | Bygone Living said...

So inviting!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous room!

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hi Carlolyne
Your Blog is the most BEAUTIFUL Blog ever created :)
HUGS from Håkan ( The Roseman)
I will make a Post this week about your Blog

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Dear Carolyn, your home always beautiful at every corner! love your china cabinet with pinky roses china! my fave kindda room! love it!

Thelma Louise said...

So beautiful.:-) Have a nice weekend..-9

June said...

Carolyn, I have to tell you that you have published some gorgeous posts...but this one has to be in my top ten favorites of all of them. It is pure magic!!!! This room must be a haven in Summer. The magic you create here on your blog tops anything I ever seen on any blog. You are making it hard for me not to be sorely disappointed in almost every magazine I buy, whether it be garden or home decor.
You are my inspiration.

I hope you have a wonderful time ordering the plants for the garden....they are so blessed to have you.
sending hugs from here...

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I think this must be one of my favourite posts! Your sunroom looks so peaceful and quiet. I wish I could join you there for a cup of tea. I think of all the porcelain you have, the porcelain you show us today is my favourite; the flowers, the pastels....It's simply beautiful!!

I enjoyed the Kings Speech very much. I hope Colin Firth and the Australian actor will get their Oscars!

Happy weekend,

Lieve groet, Madelief

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Carolyn,

Oh my goodness - your sun room is so lovely - what a beautiful room to sit and relax with a cup of tea and order seeds and flowers for Spring. The pink tulips are delightful.

LadyV said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

I'm new to your blog and I am enjoying the view :-)

Anette Willemine said...

What a beautiful blog you have!
I found your blog on Franciskas site and I'm so glad i did pay you a visit. :)
I will love to follow your blog in the future. Thank you for sharing!

I wish you a lovely weekend!

Best regards from Norway,

Anette Willemine

Paula said...

If I couldn't see snow on the ground through one of the windows, I would swear that spring had arrived in the sunny and beautiful room! Carolyn, I am always amazed by your beautiful pictures and in awe of your gorgeous home. I find so much inspiration here. I am wanting to decorate one of our rooms in all white...I think it's so lovely. When I get ready to start that project, I'm going to revisit these exquisite photos! :-)

Hope you're doing well, Carolyn.

Kind regards,

Vuokko said...

Hello. Beautiful, so beautiful! I love pink and white, so much.

Anonymous said...

This is oh so very lovely. Beautiful!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hello Carolyn, Your sunroom is gorgeous! I love the cupboard and the beautiful dishes. It's always a pleasure to visit Aiken House...
Have a blesssed day!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm enjoying your beautiful photos of your beautiful things! What a bright and cheery space!

Piitis said...

Hi Carolyn,
Beautiful photos. I love it:))

Have a nice new week!!

Take care


Carol said...

Dear Carolyn, I imagine the sun smiles when it is able to fall into your world! Enchanting! Your photographs are stunning. How lovely to have locally grown tulips! I can get freesia now from a nearby florist's greenhouse. We become spoiled with the freshness don't we? I love how you play with the tulips throughout and admire how you arrange them. What dear fairies your daughter gave you and they could not have been brought to a more magical realm! Everything you touch becomes beautiful and beguiling in the most sweet and comforting ways.

Olga Poltava said...

What a lovely room. All the decorations and details are so beautiful. Pink and white look so gorgeous! It's always such a pleasure "visiting" your home; thank you for inviting us ;-)

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

Delight indeed :) very beautiful!

I just visited a Norwegian blog called Franciskas Vakre Verden and stumbled upon your name. I think congratulations are in order *wink*

Have a nice day,

fialka012 said...


Sweet Melanie said...

A friend of mine found this blog and told me to cheeck this out...I am so glad I did! What a beautiful sunroom you have...and the china is to die for! I absolutely love pink and think you are definitely right up my alley with that. I just recently started my very own blog, feel free to stop by and leave any suggestions. I would love to know where you found the pink plates with the roses in the center. Thanks so much for sharing!


Hi Carolyn, you have a sunny sun-room! And I must appreciate your designing skills. Happy weekend!

- Mehul
Marble mantel

aldia said...

cudownie, beatiful, pozdrowienia z Polski!

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