Friday, December 2, 2011

A Flashback

Hello everyone,
     I was going through some of my outdoor shots from last winter and picked out some of my favorites to share with you. We do not have any snow here now as it has been very mild, and  what we did have, is all gone.
The is our front porch last year.

This is putting me in the mood for some snow,how about you?

I am joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound today and also The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.

Have a wonderful weekend!



Rita May said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful snow pictures.

Candylei said...

Wow! Coming to your blog is such a gardening treat!!! You are such a wonderful person to share your home with us! You are an inspiration!

LV said...

Glad you shared last years white Christmas with us. Where you live is so much beauty all year long. Lovely sights.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Everything is so lovely and beautiful. That's one thing I miss about Oregon is snow...but living near the ocean in California has its perks, too :) Your photos are really dreamy. I think my two favorites are the front porch and the lamppost in the snow. The first one is the type of porch I've always wanted to have...and the second reminds me of the lamppost in the first Chronicles of Narnia movie ;) Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How beautiful everything looks, Carolyn! You've got such great things going on around your house that the snow just emphasizes their beauty.

Camille said...

Love the look of the lamp post and your little angel statue with snow. Beautiful place you live at.

Custom Comforts said...

What beautiful pictures!!! Almost makes me wish it would start snowing ~ almost. Lovely collection. Pretty enough to be Christmas cards.

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Wow you have such a beautiful home thank you for sharing it with us.....

Cindy said...

Gorgeous photos. Beautiful examples of winter's magical beauty. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

You have a beautiful home , I enjoyed your photos in the Cottage of the Month. I am a new follower . Come visit sometime !

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Such wonderful pictures!
...beautiful and christmasy :)

Greetings from Australia♥

White Door Cream Puff said...

So very very pretty! Your blog makes me forever smile :) You have a great and happy weekend too 0x0x

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Carolyn, so beautiful. I'm not quite ready for snow, but eventually I will be.

It would be great to have you join Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

June said...

You do everything so beautifully Carolyn. I am so glad you would share these of last years outdoor decor.
The outside is the only thing I've decorated so far this year. I lighted the gazebos and fences, but still have to hang the wreaths on the gates and arbors. We still have bare ground here too.
sending hugs...

Willow said...

You have a magical home and I so enjoy seeing the pictures of it. Just beautiful.

One Shabby Old House said...

So many happy memories of snow and your pictures bring them all back. I love the picture of the gate with the wreath but then again I love them all. Good to hear from you! Have a nice weekend my friend.

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

My PINK is inviting you to come and take a peek. Have a beautiful weekend!

texasdaisey said...

Oh it was so beautiful. Oh how I wish we would get some snow like that this year too! After such a dry hot summer snow would be so Heavenly.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What beautiful photos! Gorgeous!
I am very familiar with Prince Edward Island because I grew up in New England and we use to go up to PEI in the summer to visit friends. It is a beautiful place.
I live in Southern California now so I doubt we will have much snow near the water.
Your home and surroundings are gorgeous and I am thrilled to see these beautiful photos.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Rosetta said...

Qui,si che è Natale!Che dolce atmosfera si respira!Adoro il tuo blog!Buon fine settimana,Rosetta

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
What a Lovley Post....such Romantic Cards :)
Yes......I also want some snow it is still warm, and the roses are flowering,,,,,wird
and do not miss,,,




It is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Bente said...

Your home is so beautiful at christmas too. Fantastic photos.

Hugs Bente

Bente said...

Your home is so beautiful at christmas too. Fantastic photos.

Hugs Bente

Priscilla said...

Yes, please. I'm always ready for some snow!

Victorian1885 said...

So Enchanting.. There is nothing prettier than fresh fallen snow. We too are still lacking the white stuff but I am not going to complain this year as I know we will get tons later. Have a wonderful weekend!


Gabriela Delworth said...


Finally I can see and enjoy some Winter snowy photos!

Love your shots, decorations and displays!


Shel said...

Beautiful...a sight never seen here in my part of South Africa...
Blessings from SA

Kimberly said...

All so lovely!!!

Carol said...

Lovely, Lovely. Lovely details and the whole is pure magic Carolyn. I love your cottage! It is milder here too . . . frost in the mornings but no snow. I am sure we will get plenty enough by Christmas though. Happy Holidays to you. Carol

Sandy said...

Your beautiful home is a Winter Wonderland! What a special treat for us to walk through your lovely rooms and your beautiful yard. You have the magic touch to bring a home together that is both stunning and cosy.

sabrymagic said...

Carolyn Your home find it fantastic ....
These pictures are beautiful!
Here in Italy where I am I just a few kilometers from Rome, two years
it snows ....
But no so much!
I love the snow ......
Have a nice weekend

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Carolyn, coming from the Old Painted Cottage feature. I'm in love with your home and wonderful photos. Just joined as a follower! thanks for the wonderful tour. xo

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

Wonderful !!Wonderful snowy pictures. ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Kelly said...

I found your blog beacue of the beautiful pics on Cottage of the Month. Your home is so pretty! I epecially love all of the crocheted items. I am in love with your blog!

It's All Connected said...

Such a beautiful home on my most favourite island! What more could one ask for? ~ Maureen

Ida - Garten-Keramik said...

Hello Carolyn
So these pictures. They are simply magical. Wonderful. As in fairy tales!

Di said...

Coming over from Cottage of the Month...your home is beautiful, I am so glad she shared with us and thank you for welcoming us in. Di@cottage-wishes

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Lovely, lovely. So restful and peaceful and cozy. Congratulations on being Cottage of the Month, Carolyn! I will go check it out. Bess

di said...

I adore the vintage presentation of the season you portray, just beautiful!


Bernideen said...

It would be hard picking the best - all great photos1 Just wonderful!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Gorgeous!! Love all your beautiful photos!

Leslie's Garden said...

I'm sure you'll get your snow this year. Your porch was so festive last year!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful snow pictures!!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Fabulous! So glad to have found your lovely home through Jennifer's Cottage of the Month series.
You have such lovely collections and I adore your style!
Thanks so much for sharing.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.

Gartenmalereien said...

Oooh jes winter can be quiet Beautiful espacalley when i see your excellent Photos.
we still have to warm and dry in Zürich.
Have a good time Stephanie

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Can we trade homes for the week? ;o)
It would take me that long just to enjoy all your wonderful touches. And you might even get to see some snow at our cottage in the mountains!

Bohemian said...

What Lovely Flashbacks you have given us of the Winter Wonderland around your Beautiful Home!

Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Jennelise said...

Gorgeous outdoor decorations! Everything looks just magical!

Isabel said...

Xmas time is so nice, but with these tiny houses, courtyards and decorating details it's even more!
Have a nice day

Sarmatix said...

You are fantastic designer. I,m so impressed.
Have a good time.

Jacque said...

Good Morning Carolyn,

WOW, your home exudes the feeling of peace and comfort that I hope my home "grows up" one day to do for others, as well. Your sweet spirit welcomes the weary to sit and REkindle their soul, and I say that with all sincerity. Visiting with you this morning has uplifted me beyond measure. I am so happy that I came over for a visit!

I love your taste in music, too! Wonderfully divine!

Sheila said...

Maybe I would enjoy getting outside in our yard more if i had such lovely decorative touches around the house. Beautiful collages from you today!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I can still remember your photo's from last year. How beautiful your house and garden look with a layer of snow!

The weather in Holland is mild as well, but I hope we will get some snow for Christmas :-)!

Did you celebrate Sinterklaas yesterday too with the little ones?

Happy new week!

Lieve groet,

Madelief x



The Tablescaper said...


Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, oh, oh my goodness! I'm in love with these images all over again! Carolyn, these are really something special! I'm going to say's like Victoria magazine of old....sigh - so pretty and romantic! =]


I'll just add this in so that it's one comment that I leave...

It looks like the visit to the mansion was not only elegant but edifying, as well.

I'm with you in wanting snow but was so happy for the mild day, today. I'm afraid that I'm still working on washing those last few windows. Snow is predicted here, this Thurs, though....maybe, you'll get lucky?

Best wishes for your house tour, this Saturday (speaking of being edified and happily festive - I'm sure that your guests will have twinkles in their eyes and hearts after your hospitality. =D)