Monday, November 12, 2012

One Cottage~Many Looks

                                                                     Hello everyone,
               It was such a beautiful day here today that I spent most of it outdoors doing some painting projects,filling the window boxes with greenery and even planting a few more bulbs. Tomorrow promises to be another beautiful day with unusually warm temperatures 17 Celsius (63 F).
      So for my post today I thought you might like to see the different looks our little Gardener's Cottage has had over the past several years.
                                                   White is one of my favorites.
                          But I have lots of pretty pinks so it was nice to display them for awhile.

                                                  Blue and white looks so fresh and clean.
                                         I do love the red toiles for Christmas.

                                      I love the elegance of taupe/grey though too.
                                          The French Country look appeals to me!
                                 This was several years ago and I think it was the first year I decorated it for Christmas.
                                                  The Gardener's Cottage in summer.
                               and in winter it becomes The Christmas Cottage.
 Hope you enjoyed seeing the different looks of one little cottage. Now,I am taking this weary body of mine up for a hot soak!

I am joining A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness.

 Thank you for your visit.


Shabby chic Sandy said...

That little cottage is just the sweetest little place ever. I love every different look! I really love your Christmas tree. So pretty!

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn...I loved seeing the little cottage in all of her different attires. All are lovely.

What style do you have it decorated for this Christmas? Susan

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Though I have never seen it your cottage is one of my all-time favorite places in the world.

I could seriously call it a dream come true if I were to ever stay there a while - any of the seasons. It is THAT awesome and I really and truly think it about it a great deal.

Awesome post.

Anne's House said...

How absolutely charming--every single look!

Karen said...

HI Carolyn, it's wonderful that you have designed the cottage with a colour scheme that suits quite a few different colours. Hope you are feeling better after a long soak.
Best Wishes

becky said...

hi carolyn, your place is beautiful.Do you happen to know the Visser's there in PEI? One of their sons is married to a gal I know here in the states.

Candylei said...

Love all of your photographs today and always. We had a warm day here too!

Fiore said...

I couldn't choose the best look. They're all so cute. I'd try also a white and yellow look for summer.

Shel said...

The most beautiful little cottage in the whole world!
I wish I could book in for the month of Christmas!
Thank you for sharing

Poppy said...

Hi Carolyn,

Beautiful! All of them, but for me, the pink, red toile and blue and white are breathtaking! The cottage is pure storybook; how lucky you are to enjoy it.

Poppy :)

gartenmalereien said...

Dear Caroline they are all awesome! it looks always cosy and just beautiful.
It s always a Plaeasure to see your perfect shots.
best Whises Stephanie

(still warm day's here to)

Siret said...

Dear Carolyn,
how wonderful you enchant the cottage! It's so lovely and beautiful, always with a special atmosphere!

Blessings, Siret

giovanna said...

Every look is beautiful,I love your photos!
thank for sharing

Carolyn said...

Hi Becky,
I do know some of the Vissers.Martin and his wife have been here for a garden tour and I have met some of their children.Also,my Mom was a Visser before she married my Dad.It is a small world!
Thank you for your visit.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your cottage, Carolyn! So many great looks you've done with it. Have you planned your scheme for this Christmas?

theromanticrose said...

Qualsiasi versione è dolce e romantica!Da favola tutto!Baci,Rosetta

Janneke said...

What a lovely little gardener's cottage. And all the different looks: first I thought the taupe elegant style to be most beautiful, but than I looked again and I do love also blue and white, the pinks, white and the red. They are all so very romantic.

lory said...

this cottage is a dream!!!!!!! white, pink or blue is all beatiful....hugs Lory


My favourite colour is pink, but your cottage is wonderful in all the colours. a poetic and romantic place where everybody would love to dream, just for a few seconds.
xoxo from a nice evening in PARIS

dizzyizzy said...

I adore your beautiful Cottage in every season. It is so lovely, the perfect spot for a cup of tea and a wonderful book. Someday, I would dearly love to visit your amazing gardens. Until then, I am so happy that you share so much of it with me through your blog.
Thank you so much for you hospitality!

Diana (Apple Pie) said...

I love it ♥

Ciao Carolyne! :)

Cindy said...

It's just amazingly beautiful each and every way, although, i think i love the white and taupe/gray the best. And... the little cottage is soooo cute!


Monica fra Koseleg said...


Egretta Wells blog said...

What an adorable cottage. I love the way it is all white, like a clean palette and then you, the artist, charms us with so many different variations. I am partial to the pink, which adds a certain warmth. Love it!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your cottage really is darling, Carolyn. No matter what colour scheme you use, it always looks inviting and oh so charming! Quite the weather we have had the past few days, eh? Enjoy the rest of your week.


Heaven's Walk said...

I don't think I've ever seen a more quaint, beautiful, cozy and perfect little cottage, Carolyn! You are blessed with such an amazing gift of decor and style. Your photos continually leave me amazed and wanting to see more. ♥

xoxo laurie

Deborah said...

Its so perfect Carolyn!
Oh I adore it at Christmas!
Utter lovliness.

Deborah xo

All Things Chic 2 said...

Wow Carolyn
My favourite them "ALL"...
Blessings Lori ~

Linda said...

Love the PINK! No surprise there, hey?! lol Truly beautiful, even if you were to hang a tarp over the bed fame, Carolyn! You work wonders, m'dear. :-)
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

Oh how I love your little cottage and the many pretty "make-overs" you have given it through the years. It is pure pleasure to look at them all.

Have a nice day,

Etteb said...

Lovely! Dream of Dream.

Jean Tuthill said...

I love your little cottage and the many different looks it has had over the years. All of them, so pretty...

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Lucky you having nice weather! I loved seeing all your cottage tranformation. You do an amazing job each time. I love seeing the snowy exterior too... perfect as a post card!

Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn, this is so very lovely - what a dream to have such a lovely place - beautifully furnished to decorate. I can't say which is my favorite - all versions have their appeal. I have to admit a dream of mine is to visit your lovely home and gardens - what a Delight that would be! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Jessica said...

I just love your little cottage! Especially in the snow at Christmas. Just so cozy and perfect. *sigh*

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Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Truly DELIGHTFUL....what a joy that must be to look out and see that in each of the seasons.
I had an oversized Victorian Playhouse made for our backyard and could see if from my kitchen window...I miss it since we have moved from up North.


Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

So lovely Carolyn. Makes me want to linger...

<3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original link party every Wednesday.

Andrea Campbell said...

Absolutely beautiful! As I look out my windows in Upstate New York at the endless snow and ice, I can only imagine.......

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Carolyn,
It is so fun to find your blog. Wow I love everything. I found you via Jennifer's Charming Home Series. So glad she featured you now I have found you and become a new follower. Beautiful blog and home. I think I will spend my Sunday touring your blog and past post. Love it all.