Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sweet Dreams

Hello everyone,
      It is a beautiful day here again and I enjoyed picking my first lilac bouquet of the season. I have been dreaming of lilacs for awhile now so I am pretty happy to enjoy their sweet fragrance and beauty once again.
I bought this beautiful cocoa pot down in Mount Dora on our trip to Florida. Whenever,I saw it I knew it was perfect for a lilac bouquet.
This mauve and white transferware tea cup looks charming filled with violas.

I bought a couple of new clematis for the garden because you can never have too many!

I love this hand painted teacup with viola's on it.

I   I took a little break from garden chores today to play with my camera - I have lots of ideas for photos shoots coming up soon but for now I think I will take a stroll through the garden and stop and smell the lilacs!

I am joining French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday and The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home and My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday today.

Thank you for visiting,



Villaveien nr 1 said...

Ohh.. so beatiful. Very nice.

Big hugs

Madelief said...

What a beautiful cocoa pot it is Carolyn. The lilacs look beautiful inside! The smell must be heavenly.

Wish you a happy weekend. Hope it will be a sunny one!

Madelief x

Bente said...

Just beautiful. Love the lilacs and the smell is fantastic.

Hugs from here

Devon said...

Carolyn your photos are beautiful..and I for one am glad you took a break from your garden,,as I enjoy seeing your photos of your beautiful house and garden,,Have a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend,,

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So lovely. Lavender is becoming such a popular decorating color this year. Rachel Ashwell even brought out a lavender bedding set through her Simply Shabby Chic line that I love. Your flowers, and the room are gorgeous!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is a beautiful way to show off your lilacs! The blended colors are wonderful. What an Eden you live in! We can only commit to planting what we are able to hand water.

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn...You are right....the cocoa pot is perfect for the lilacs. Everything looks great! Thanks for sharing. Susan


Carolyn, é deslumbrante ver suas fotos, fico ansiosa na espera de novas publicações. Me encanto com cada uma delas. Aproveite cada minuto do seu dia.

Um bom final de semana.


Deb said...

It's all so, so beautiful. I love the mauve and white transferware tea-cup. I must find one of those. Hugs, Deb

chateau chic said...

Your lilacs and violas add to the romance of your beautiful bedroom.
Mary Alice

Hojas que caen..... said...

Beautiful and delicate environment.Besos.Olga.,

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Everything is lovely and you were right, the cocoa pot is perfect for the lilac bouquet!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

OMG, Carolyn. ...EVERY.SINGLE.DETAIL.AND.PICTURE.IS.WONDERFUL!!!! Is that expressive enough? :) Just beautiful. I enjoyed this post so much. So glad I picked it out of the many at Charm of Home! I'm following you now; I hope you'll visit back and maybe follow?? Thanks for such an enjoyable, beautiful post! ~Zuni

Cottage and Broome said...

So beautiful! Love the lilacs and the white bedding, lovely. Thanks for sharing, Laura

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Absolutely stunning!!

I was so excited tonight after dinner - perfect weather day, lightly breezy, no humidity, perfect temperature...hubs wanted to go to the local garden nursery store!

We are now the proud owners of a new Kwanza Cherry Tree, a huge fern for the zen room, and a few colorful annuals for some container gardening that I needed to do - can hardly wait till tomorrow to plant the flowers!

Sure hope this perfect weather lasts a while, it is so rare not to be raining, too hot or something around here!

Enjoy your really gorgeous spring, Carolyn!!

Nostalgia said...

Such beautiful colours! Thank you for making my day!

Heaven's Walk said...

I can always always recognize your photos in this linky parties, Carolyn. :) They're always so gorgeous! Love the little violas in that sweet cup! Hope that you're enjoying a fabulous weekend in your garden!

xoxo laurie

Rowan said...

I love the colours in these photographs, the clematis is a real beauty.

Sherry said...

Oh, the violets in that purple teacup are gorgeous! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!