Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Oh, let the Sun Shine In !

Hello everyone,
     We had a beautiful sunny day today and oh what a difference it makes to have lovely sunshine steaming in. We haven't had a lot lately so it is particularly welcome when it is bright and sunny.

our library
our bay window


I love the golden glow in our bedroom when the sun shines in.

a sunny corner

enjoy breakfast in the sunshine

I took this photo on a walk around town. I love how the sun was shining into the sun porch but most of all I love the doggy in the window!

Here is a bright and sunshiny bouquet of roses for you to enjoy. Thank you for all your kind words of encouragement on my post yesterday and welcome to all you new followers -you made my day full of sunshine!

Take care,



Sandy said...

What beautiful photos you take.. and your home, well what can I say!
The dogie in the window is special.
Happy Sunny Day

Sandy said...

I'm soooo smitten with your home! I can't say enough, the warm cozy feeling, the sun streaming in, the sweet vignettes, all the decorating you've done...it just makes me feel so good to peruse all that you have done. Thanks for sharing... I'm a huge follower aka stalker. xoso Sandy O

Mari said...



Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love the bay window seat and the view outside!

Unknown said...

So beautiful!!!!!

Deanna said...

Hi Carolyn!
Letting your personality shine is what it's all about!!! And you do a great job at this through your pictures.

Really like the pic of the books on the bed and the light streaming through.

Also the doggy in the window!

God bless,

Susan said...

Loved the immense beauty of your photos, Carolyn. Divine. Susan

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

There is just something so beautiful about the sun shinning into a room...so peaceful and calming! And the doggie in the window...precious!

Leanne said...

your bay window in white & the white snow with sun photo is amazing. we do not get snow here where I live in New Zealand - your photo just looks beautiful. Plus I gobbled up your yellow roses - you have a lovely home thanks for sharing the photos brought a lovely smile to my dial.
love Leanne

Pamela said...

Love the photos of the sun streaming in Carolyn!
If the sun is shining it doesn't matter how cold it is ...you still feel good.
I miss the sun it has been so cloudy here!

Pamela xo

Cindy said...

Oh my, you have captured the streaming sunlight so beautifully!
Your pink chair is so delightful!
Lovely photos! I'm glad you got some sunshine at last! We have had sun everyday for ages now, it may cloud up and snow then clear up again all in one day. Love it!
Hugs, Cindy

Biene said...

Your photos are so wonderful!!!
Very very beautiful!
Your home is gorgeous.
I also like the house with the dog!

Your whole blog is beautiful.
I love your home and photos.
Thank you for sharing!

Have a nice day and week!


l.a.(linda) said...

Troppo bello. Complimenti. Ciao. Linda.

Ola said...

Pięknie!!!So beautiful!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, Your pictures look beautiful!


Andi's English Attic said...

Viewing your blog today was a very welcome break from painting behind the fridge. xx

Anonymous said...

What a treat to visit you today dear Carolyn.
Beautiful and peaceful.

ziapolly said...

Congratulation for your beautiful home. These photos are wonderfull. Sorry for may english but I'm from Italy and I dont study english by many years. In these days in my country rain and there is very cold. I hope the spring is coming because I need the sun shine like you. By by

Sheila said...

The warmth shining in your windows would make you forget about the winter weather outside. Each photo you've shared shows such artistry in bringing together a collection of treasured things. It's a lovely glimpse of your beautiful home.

Southerncook said...

Obviously you are enjoying the sunshine. Just amazing photos as always. I know that Spring is not far for you. Here in N FL we have been enjoying some gorgeous weather with our azaleas just about ready to bust open. My fear is that they will begin to bloom and we will have another late cold snap. In the mean time I am going to continue to enjoy our glourious weather and hopefully you will be doing the same soon and back into your garden.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Lydia said...


You ought to publish your photos in your own magazine or book.

If you want to have a book or magazine similar to JoAn Colleti and others, you can go to Mag Cloud, a company that publishes your book online. You just sign up and start writing your book or magazine. The cost is not huge, and you can get as good a quality as a book with the mag cloud. I ordered one of the magazines from them and it was absolutely beautiful. It all depends on how stunning your own photographs are. I am planning to use it for a craft and sewing magazine when i get my projects finished. I'd really recommend it. The magazine I bought was called Creating Vintage Charm. You could order one to find out what the quality is like. Every page is nice and thick and it is much better than a magazine and you can make it as many pages or as few pages as you like. Someone bought me JoAn Colletti's magazine and it was just beautiful, full of her own paintings and projects.

Alicia said...


Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Just read your post about your photo's being selected for the Norwegian book. Such an honour!!! Congratulations! You must be really excited how it will look like. I hope you will show us in time.

I am happy to see that you have sunshine and blue skies. It helps so much after all those dark and grey days. We had a cold but sunny day today as well. You you get so much energy from it. I hope it will continue for a little while longer!

Enjoy your evening!

Lieve groet, Madelief

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful home!! Martina

Magda said...

what a beautiful, romantic and nostalgic photos you present to us today. Spring is almost here. But what is behind the window? I see snow :)
Magda M.

Debra Howard said...

Oh yes, it is so lovely when the sun shines in after such a winter. we are having a lovely sunshiney day and I am laid up with a bum shoulder today. Sigh...hoping maybe next week I can get into the garden. It is calling to me. lol. I am having a giveaway over at my Gloryfeathers blog this week if you are interested. Keep those beautiful posts coming they are always so beautiful.

Katy Noelle said...

I've felt the sun coming back, this week, too! So soft! So light and bright! (Okay, it's showing up a bit of dust, here and there, too.=]) Monday, we had a terrible sleet, rain, freezing rain storm. It was SO dark. SO depressing! I didn't even want to set a toe outside. The whole world was drowning in white frozeness. Then, the storm cleared out and there they were - Big puffy March clouds! After a week of clouds, the tilt and strength of the sun has increased and we've had three GLORIOUS days. All this to say, "I'm with you on this one!!!" =]

Love, Katy

The Clay Trowel said...

Your home is like being taken to another place. So beautiful and tells such a story. Prince Edward Island......never been there except in the movies :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think I could see the clock somewhere in the mix of your collection? :-) Oh and all your kids and grandkids!! What a blessed lady you are!