Thursday, June 21, 2012

White Splendor in the Garden

                                                                             Hello everyone,
   I am glad you stopped in so we can have lunch surrounded by the splendor in Martha's Garden(Martha is the elegant statue that presides over this garden room). This is my favorite time of year in here.

                                                                   So come on in!

                                                        I have the table set in white today too.

The four beautiful white shrubs are Deutiza, the' Magican' and they do make it magical in here don't you think?

This garden is enclosed on all sides giving it a secret garden atmosphere.I enjoy the sound of the water fountain and of course the birds too.This little finch sure can sing!

                                                                We can linger over tea.

                                                                         Little details.

             I love hats and enjoy wearing them in the summer-perfect for my many bad hair days!

It was so nice of you to come and visit as you know I love to show off this little room in the garden especially in all it's white splendor! Speaking of visitors I am very honored to have a special blog friend come to visit me all the way from Brazil next week-without an interpreter we will be speaking the language of flowers. Hopefully more on that later.

 We have five tours from Japan in the next few days so I will have lots to show them when they come as the garden is coming on fast.

I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday today , A Delightsome Life for Home & Garden Thursday and The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home.
Also joining The Rose Garden in Malevik for the Midsummer Party and French Country Cottagee for Feathered Nest Friday.

Hope you have a wonderful day!



Shabby chic Sandy said...

Gorgeous--love all the white! So soothing and beautiful.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Absolutely beautiful and elegant. Like you, I adore my hats and it just wouldn't be summer in the garden without them.
Beautiful and peaceful post!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a beautiful spot. Thanks for inviting me in! Your guests from Japan are going to be thrilled!

Susan said...

I hope YOU have a lovely day, too, Carolyn. Your white outdoor room is serene and peaceful....a most charming place to relax and enjoy Martha. Susan p.s. If I ever saw a statue like her, I'd snatch it up in an instant.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How gorgeous, Carolyn! I love those white bushes. This garden area gives the impression of coolness, especially with a fountain.

Carolyn said...

Hi Susan,
That statue was made locally here on Prince Edward Island from J&L in Albany.

Thanks for your nice comments everyone.


Denise @English Purple Ribbon said...

Hi Carolyn! What a lovely place to have tea! So peaceful. Your hat and lace cover are darling. Denise

rusty hinge said...

Carolyn! I am absolutely in love with your garden! Every time you post I hurry to see more of your beautiful pictures! I aspire my garden to be like yours some day. We moved to our home five summers ago so I have a long way to go, but do you have any advice or tips you could pass my way? Thanks so much! Keep the inspiration coming, you are so very talented! :)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Tretswelt said...

Hei Carolyn,wie schön ist das denn...ein Traum von Weiss...und die Damen sehen wunderschön vronehm aus.toll!Bussi.Luciene.

Susan Hawthorne said...

Just stunningly beautiful! susan at romancing the home

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Absolutely gorgeous garden, Carolyn! I adore hats myself. Happy Summer!


Down Blueberry Lane said...

Love Love Love all of this. The tea pot is adorable!! White is so refreshing and clean.

Down Blueberry Lane said...

Love Love Love all of this. The tea pot is adorable!! White is so refreshing and clean.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Carolyn,
You look like Royalty! Your setting is fit for the "Queen to enter and join you"! This post is absolutely BREATHTAKING! I'm going back to savor every single picture again and again. I LOVE THOSE white flowering bushes...My very very favorite thing here though is "YOU"! You've made a perfect vignette "PRICELESS"!
Have a fun week,
Hugs to you,

Anonymous said...

A beautiful place and a beautiful table for lunch. Very tranquil.

erin's art and gardens said...

PURE MAGIC.....i could spend a life time there.

Jenny H. said...

I am so in love with this garden! If you have time sometime, I would really love a post where you identify more of the plants in your gardens. For example, the second photo in this post is just full of gorgeous bounty. I'd love to know what some of these plants are. Thank you for identifying the Deutiza, I've never seen it and it's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful spot in your garden, Carolyn! You're the prettiest flower in your garden too.
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Deb said...

I'm gaga over this post.So much beauty. I love white dishes, white flowers,white linens. I'll be going back to look at it all again. You look beautiful at the table, Carolyn. YOU can wear a hat, lady. hugs, Deb

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Carolyn,
Everything looks so beautiful! Your gardens and tea setting is such a beautiful haven of elegance! Have a wonderful day!

Elzie said...

This looks just beautiful. All the white and the white flowers. Who wouldn't want to sit down there and have a cup of tea? And with your lovely dresses and hats it's perfect!
It sounded nice to have a blog friend come to visit. Wish I could go too, lol.
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

A Garden of Threads said...

A gorgeous place for tea. I agree hats are the best anytime in the summer. Have a wonderful day. Jen.

Far Above Rubies said...

Lovely, Carolyn.


Georgianna said...

My day is definitely made more beautiful by this charming post, Carolyn. So graceful and elegant and very relaxing. Definitely the best time of year!

Wishing you very successful tours.

- g

Madelief said...

What a magical place your garden is Carolyn. It still keeps amazing me! You look absolutely wonderful in your romantic outfit. You match the garden perfectly!

Have a lovely day!

Madelief x

Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn,
White is such a serene color indoors and out - LOVE your Deutiza - my friend grows this and it is on my list of wished-for plants! You have such an amazing garden - I thoroughly enjoy each time you share! I am delighted by your company and wish you wonderful visits when the tours come through - your tablesetting is most inviting and I am Delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Oh, yes - always love hats too!

Svetik said...

как же у вас красиво!!! очень приятно бывать у вас в гостях)) Спасибо!!

Cynthia said...

I find this post very beautiful and peaceful. It is very whimsical too. Beautiful job.


Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
woow.....what a magic place,,,,,,
I say it again......your blog is still Number ONE :)
And thank´s for linking...
Hugs from Sweden

Shabby soul said...

Your garden has a WOW factor all year long, darling Carolyn. I adore your "secret" white corner! I think I'll put many many white shrubs in my garden-to-be.
Hugs from a heating Italy!

chateau chic said...

Such a delightful and peaceful setting.
Mary Alice

Marlis said...

This is a post to relish, slowly savoring all the perfect details. I love that you included yourself and your beautiful hats. I am totally smitten with your gorgeous patio set. It's stunning. The curves of the chairs hold my eyes in a trance. Your tea pot is charming and the flowers are the icing on the cake. Have fun with your tour.. xo marlis

Little Miss Maggie said...



O jardim está maravilhoso, estou contanto os minutos para a visita e muito emocionada só em ler o que voce postou, uma pena não falar seu idioma, mas tenho certeza que com a nossa energia e nossa sensibilidade isso não será problema.

Bom final de semana.


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

You are extraordinary.

Anne said...

Carolyn your white garden looks heavenly. I like your teapot and who wouldn't love that cute little yellow finch. The hats were pretty too.

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Such a wonderfully enchanted life you have! I love your very feminine and pretty clothes, as well as your garden.

Amy Jo

Heaven's Walk said...

I'll bet that that Deutzia smells so sweet, Carolyn. :) I sooooo love visiting you in your dreamy, magical gardens! You are truly blessed, my friend, to be surrounded by such beauty! Have fun this weekend!

xoxo laurie

The Charm of Home said...

Everything is truly stunning! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!