Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In a Golden Light

Hello everyone,
    We have been having such beautiful summer weather here that I want to enjoy every possible minute of it.So,I have set another table out in the garden today.
I picked the flowers for our bouquet from the garden.
We are using the teapot my husband gave me a few years ago.
The candle chandelier from Wicker Emporium.
A golden chenille bedspread is used here as a tablecloth.
The golden netting is from our bedroom.
The set of dishes was $40. and it has a lot of pieces.
The color is washed out here a little.
I love the Limelight hydrangeas.
The name of the china-just in case you wanted to know.
Have a seat!

I hope you enjoy the golden light of the late summer garden!

This evening I went with a friend to Midnight in Paris and really enjoyed it-the blackberry cream pie we had afterwards was really good too!

I am joining Between Naps on the Porch again for Tablescape Thursday.

Thank you for visiting me,



A Shabby Moment in Time said...

What a gorgeous space for a garden party...especially to enjoy the last warmth of summer.
Blessings & hugs,

Mimi said...

I fall in love with your blog all over again each time I peek into your beautiful gardens. A perfect little hideaway to sip tea and while away the warm afternoon. Simple gorgeous!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a gorgeous setting! I love those dishes. What is "Moonlight in Paris"? It used to be a perfume didn't it? :) We have had some really beautiful weather haven't we? Pamela

Debbie said...

This is almost magical...what a gorgeous setting.
LOVE it!!!!

Candylei said...

So beautiful! You could publish your own magazine and I would subscribe. Are your white hydrangeas in the photos "Limelight?" I see your white mounds of David phlox in the background too. The weather has cooled some here which gets us back out in the gardens.

June said...

Hi Carolyn,
I have been here the past fifteen minutes just savoring the posts I have missed here and walking through your gardens with my mouth gaping open
Don't you love this late summer light? I love the way it makes everything glow too.
I couldn't believe the beauty I saw in your Through the Garden Gate post. Oh my gosh, your gardens are amazing. Dale sat with me while I scrolled through it and he is in awe as well. Loves it. Your Flower Power post was drool worthy.
I cannot let so much time go by and not see this beauty. I'm not on the computer much these days so i love coming and catching up with you.
hugs from here...

Susan said...

Oh that was so delightful Carolyn. Thanks for taking us along. Susan

weisser traum said...

oh deine gartenfotos sind himmlisch.
würd da am liebsten zu kaffee und kuchen mich hinsetzen.
wünsche dir einen sonnigen tag.
sei lieb gegrüsst daniela

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Beautiful dishes... Love it!


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sigh........ so beautiful!

Jocelyn @

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
Dreamy setting! Love the dishes. It is a beautiful late summer here too:-)

Hillside Garden said...

Carolyn, it looks like in a fairy tail!


Fróni said...

It looks awesome!Beautiful gardens and a hydrangea!Have a nice day!Regards from Hungary!

Kom Achterom said...

ooh so romantic! love the roses on the china! Your garden is een dream!
here we have autumn rain rain rain!
happy week

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

That is probably one of the nicest settings that I have seen for eating out in the garden. I absolutely love it!
Isabelle x

tinemor said...

Just lovely!!!
Hugg, Tine

Anna at the Doll House said...

I would love to take a seat at your table. No one can set the scene as well as you.


het tuinengeltje said...

Wow, that looks so cozy and romantic. Can I sit whole day at your table with tea in your garden?

Have a very nice day!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You're lucky that I am not your neighbor :-) I would be inviting myself over. What a beautiful table setting you have created.

Bonnie said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Your garden is divine. I would love to have your limelight hydrangeas. Wish I could beam myself to Canada and sit at your beautiful table . I know we could talk gardening and tablescapes!
I can't wait to have time to soak up your former posts. Such beauty!

Bonnie said...

I am a happy new follower!

het tuinengeltje said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.
If I could and would take a plane and fly to you, lol! Where is your mum from. I live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Talk to you soon!
Bey, Sylvia

het tuinengeltje said...

I'm back again also....!
I love to hear those stories.
89 your mum is! My dad is 84 years old. In very good health.

Beybey, Sylvia

Diana (Apple pie, love for details) said...



Valorie said...

How lovely! Jack Frost came to South-Western Wisconsin last night. I'm not ready to give up my sweet blooms!!! Enjoying yours as always, V

Denise said...

Enchanting!A delight to muse over.Denise

The Country Nest said...

What a wonder place for a garden party and I love your china, so, so pretty. I love your gardens with the sweeping green paths. I made my hubby take a look at them. I am trying to inspire some news ideas. I am always happy to see a new post from you.

Alycia Nichols said...

This is a garden setting that dreams are made of! I know that is improper grammar, but it was the most romantic way to express how beautiful this setting is! The netting (from your bedroom??!?!!) is gorgeous! When I saw the candle chandelier it made me long for all those I foolishly sold when I closed my shop. Why, oh, WHY did I do that??? The pain meds must have been doing my thinking for me! You got a wonderful bargain on those lovely dishes. Congrats on that! This is all just so, so pretty!!! Thank you for stopping by Table Twenty-One early this morning, and have a blissful weekend!

Denise Auras said...

Seu blog é uma inspiração,obrigada pela visita.Volte sempre!!!!

Elzie said...

So beautiful. I would have loved to have those dishes.
Hope you have a nice day. Here it's fall all ready!!
Love Elzie

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Happy to hear that you and your daughters had a good time together! I enjoyed looking at your beautiful table and china. I think we are very much alike :-)!

Dad is recovering rapidly, but unfortunately has to undergo a new operation. They found some new polyps that have to be removed. I hope he will be clean after that.

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Fru Friis said...

Der er så smukt, så smukt hos dig :o) De to store hortensiaer er helt fantastiske, er det mon Limelight??

Stor hilsen fra Danmark og fru friis ;o)

Mari said...

Beautiful dishes and a magnificent garden :)
I love all your beautiful pic's!!!


Camille said...

Beautiful table setting. I love the teapot! Your photos are always so lovely.

Linda said...


Tess said...

Gorgeous table, as always! Those dishes are amazing and I LOVE the teapot your husband gave you. That ruffled top on it is so charming! Just beautiful!

Angela said...

All your pictures are simply breathtaking.
Your guestrooms and garden are so beautiful.

Deb S. said...

Breathtaking! Im just speechless! You are just ooozing with talent! WOW!

Deanna said...


Bernideen said...

Oh how lovely - would you believe it has been cold and raining for 3 days here! I hope our summer isn't totally over. Your table setting is just delightful and looks like a wonderful spot for friendship to be nutured!