Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Different Look

Hello everyone,
      It is a beautiful sunny but cooler day here today and so we are happy to have most of the outdoor chores done for the winter. Yesterday,I filled the window boxes with greenery for the season but I still have a few urns and planters to do as well as the arbors.I think we are getting some snow tomorrow so it is time to finish up.
 Anyway,at the risk of boring you , I have a few more pics of the cottage with a little different look as my camera is broke so that is all the new pics I have. I am hoping for a big sale on cameras this weekend even though we live in Canada we can still take advantage of Black Friday sales via the internet.
On my marathon cottage decorating day this was one of the looks for the cottage.
As you probably know I love red and white toile so this quilt was meant for me!
The great thing about white is that you can easily change the look with a few accessories.

This toile chair cover came from the same thrift shop as the quilt.
Would you like to sit for awhile and do some knitting?
Or maybe lounge in bed with a cup of tea?
I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Take care,


Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,
Everything looks stunningly beautiful,a magic wonderland,you really do have fabulous taste and you should be really proud of how you have put everything together and photographed your pretty cottage as it looks like a spread in a magazine.

Jeannie B. said...

You must know me because my thought with your first picture was "It would be a dream to sit back in that plush bed with a cup of tea and good book". It looks like such a soothing place to be!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

That slipcover is such a fortunate find! You are so right about the versatility of white. Your rooms look wonderful. I hope you find a great deal for a camera this weekend!

Rut och Signe said...

Hej! Vilka fantastiska bilder du visar på ditt hem. Älskar dina vackra stickade kuddar. Får mig genast att vilja sticka en stund.

Kram Marie

Anonymous said...

A resounding YES! to both of your questions!
Love the soft light behind the head of the bed. Beautiful decor.

Ineke Original said...

Wow! This is so beautiful!

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn!

You are so lucky to have found that toile quilt (did you find it at the Tole House) and that chair cover is a treasure!!! I don't know which look I love more - the taupe or the pinky reds. The angel wings at the foot of the bed are a heavenly touch...Lol I wish I could plop right into that huggable bedding!

I, like Jacqueline, hope that you find a great deal on a camera this weekend cause I know it must be like you are missing an appendage. Haha

Have fun trimming those gorgeous arbours!

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

P.S. I almost forgot to answer your question - yes, the Nov/Dec issue of Victoria mag is my favourite Christmas mag this season! YOU should be in it!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn!
That details so pretty, your house is gorgeous, a pleasure to watch! The bed is perfect, worthy of a fairy tale where you are the fairy Carolyn highlights the path with these beautiful photographs of your home ...



Kim Gillian said...

I would like to sit a while and admire your decor!! Beautiful!!
-Kim :)

lavendel mio said...

Wow, what a dream home!
Wish you a wonderful week, hug Hanne

Zaa said...

Such a cosy delightful place to relax... Your decorating is fabulous...Thank you for sharing your beautiful home .. Hugs

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Rozen van papier said...

It is beautiful and I also like the beautiful Christmastree,

Regards Janny

stampernancy@hotmail.com said...

just beautiful - it would be so nice to have a cup of tea there - going to check the ferry schedule now - expect me on the first boat after the snowstorm! Nancy LeB in Braeshore , NS

Marilyn Miller said...

I will take tea in bed, please! Thank you!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
I'll forgo the knitting for the bed lounging. I like the added touches, especially the feathered angel wings hanging from the bed.

A New England Life said...

*sigh* It all looks like a soft place to fall at the end of the day.

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Carolyn.....what a beautiful, cozy place to knit and sip tea. You do an amazing job with your decor. You should have a career in interior design, sweetie! :)

xoxo laurie

Robin's Nesting Place said...

It is all so beautiful and the red and white toile is perfect!

I have an old pair of ice skates that I bought at a garage sale a few years ago. I always hang them on an old Flexible Flyer sled on the front porch. Last week I got a white cable sweater at Goodwill for $.99 I am going to make a pillow and then I will use the sleeves to line the skates to look more like yours. I love them!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn,
I am loving the red toile and you knew I would! Everything looks lovely. I like your lacy tree too. Hope you're all ready for the snow we're getting today! I imagine you're busy baking and decorating.


Camille said...

I love the red toile quilt and all your little cottage. So lovely!
Hope you find just the right camera. Happy Holidays ~

manoj said...

really this collection of cottages and home are the best collection. i liked this collection. awsome work. it look liks Patios Queensland.

Bonnie@ The Hopeless Romantic said...

Hi again, not sure what happened to my comment.........just wanted to tell u how much i love ur bedroom............I first visited on "cottage of the month" blog..Ur whole home is just beautiful, and congrats on being December's "cottage of the month"...............Bonnie

Jennelise said...

Such a lovely room! I gasped when I saw the photos! I would love to relax in there :)