Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Cottage Cupboard!

Hello Everyone,
    I hope you enjoyed your weekend and are ready for a whole new month! I would like to be able to slow time down a bit as summer is going by too fast for me.
   A few weeks ago my husband built me a new corner cupboard in our little garden cottage mostly from scraps of wood that we already had.The top of the cupboard I had bought awhile ago and it adds a little decorative detail. We plan to add a door with chicken wire to it someday.Now, if you visit me often you know that I love china and often pick up pieces at yard sales or thrift shops so it is great to have another place to display them.

Cheap but pretty!

these are some of my favorites.

While you are here take a peek around the rest of the cottage.

Cottage at Christmas one year.
Last years Christmas Cottage.

Here you can see the corner before the cupboard was built.

I forgot to show you the pink version-if you are interested click here.
The outside of the garden cottage for those who have not seen it before.
Well,now you have seen not only my new cupboard but I have dragged you around the cottage again!

Today,I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday and also the house in the roses for show off your Cottage Monday.

Thank you for visiting me,


A Stroll Through Town

Hello Everyone,
      I can't believe that July is over already and summer is half gone. We have had a lot of cooler damp days, so unless August,  and early September is  hot, it has been a short summer. However, as a gardener I won't complain because everything has done so well and the blooms have lasted longer too. I haven't had to water even the windowboxes and planters much this year. So, like they say behind every cloud there is a silver lining!
  Anyway, today I thought you might enjoy a stroll through town-Charlottetown that is which is our Capital city here on Prince Edward Island-it boasts a population of 33,000 Not big by most standards but that is part of the charm.
  Any of these photos are in walking distance of each other and make for a pleasant stroll. Every year we have thousands of visitors that come to the Charlottetown Harbor by cruiseship so this is some of the sights they could walk by and a lot more that I haven't shared yet.
You can sit for awhile and enjoy the sights and the sounds of the evening. when I was here there was a small band playing just below by the restaurants that are in the above photo.

We have lots of beautiful churches and many are open for tours.
Look up!
Great George Street
Beautiful Architecture.
You can tour the gardens at Fanningbank at any time-aren't they beautiful?
You might enjoy watching the sailboats go by in the harbor.
Linda! -is that you walking down the street -not yet but soon. Have I mentioned that my blogging friend Linda(Beautiful Ideas blog) from NFLD is coming to visit our fair Isle this week and she is coming to visit me! I am really looking forward to it.
There are lots of beautiful homes to see!
Some summer shops down at the harbor for you o snoop around in.
A lovely park down by the harbor. There is a nice boardwalk around the waterfront that many Islanders enjoy as well as visitors.

The beautiful old stone church where my husband and I got married.
And now that the sun is starting to set at the end of the boardwalk our little stroll is coming to an end.

Thank you for coming along!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Let's Tour the Garden!

Hello everyone,
           I hope you are enjoying your weekend but have a few minutes to tour our garden with me. The shot above was taken early in the morning and the mirror behind Martha (the statue) is foggy.Some of you have asked how often I clean the mirror and the answer is about three times in 10 years -so not often and it does stay there all winter as well. I love how it reflects the garden but it is in a shady spot so it doesn't get the sun which can apparently cause a fire because of the heat it reflects.
The daylilies are putting on a good show all around the garden now and for several weeks yet.
Pink astillbe with a purple monkshood and a white monkshood with an Annebelle barely showing to the side.
I love to take a picture from up here on a regular basis as it gives a good view of what is blooming each week.
Our little Garden Cottage.
Love my delphinium with the pink roses in the background.
Prairie Princess rose and more monkshood. Monkshood is very easy to grow and we have even rooted new plants just by sticking a stem of it in the ground in spring.
Sally Holmes rose-a delicate creamy peach.
Heritage rose
Antique rose.

Now, for any local visitors we are having our garden tour again this year  on August 7th a Sunday afternoon from 2 until 4:30 .The cost is $8. and all of the proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada. I hope you can come and enjoy a tour of the garden and cottage along with some lemonade and cookies! The tour is rain or shine.

Thank you for coming around the garden with me again!

Thank you as well to all who left such lovely comments on my last post-I have to admit it was one of my personal favorite posts.

Enjoy your weekend,