Saturday, February 9, 2013


                                                           Hello everyone!

                 We are in the middle of a winter storm here on the Island so most of us are housebound.I think this storm has affected many of you too as it seems to have hit the New England states and eastern Canada.
            I think a day or two at home without work or shopping etc. is a good thing for us once in awhile. As,it is a good time to enjoy a winter pastime like knitting or crafting.It does sound like we are getting a couple of days of wind and snow this time-so snuggle in!

                                     A good day to enjoy comfort foods by the fire.

                                               or  a good time to enjoy reading a book.
                                                   Sipping some hot cocoa.

                                    Or maybe you just want to curl up and have an afternoon nap.
        Hope you are enjoying some peace and quiet on this stormy winter day!

                Stay warm and cosy,


Sandra said...

Hi Carolyn

Hope you are warm and safe. We sure had a ton of snow here in Ontario yesterday. It was bright and sunny today. Hopefully tomorrow you will get that.

ohiofarmgirl said...

I love all the pictures and the colors..yes..just perfect. Dianntha

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
We, too, are housebound tonight! Watching a fun movie...It's nice to slow down every now and then. LOVE the blues (the dishes, that is) Lol ...And, the soup looks yummy. :-)
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

My Little Home and Garden said...

It sounds like you have pleasant hours ahead, Carolyn. I love the fresh, spring-like colour of the yarn you're using.

Deb said...

The cream and aqua dishes together are so beautiful. What a winning combination. We have been following the storm and heard that it is up your way now. We had snow for 24 hours and are digging out now. At least the sun shone today and I found a fabulous tea-cup so no complaints. :) Have a nice Sunday. Hugs, Deb

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Would love to relax at any of those lovely places in your home.

The snowman mugs especially beckon me today!


Olá Carolyn,

que bom ter notícias que está tudo bem com vocês. Estamos acompanhando os noticiários e sabendo da tempestade de neve nos Estados Unidos e Canadá.

Fiquem bem!


Deborah said...

No matter what the weather, it always looks so warm and comforting at your home.
I love all your ways to enjoy the indoors while it snows and storms.
Stay safe....and cozy.

All my heart,
Deborah xoxoxo

Shirley said...

All wonderful ideas for a snowy day. I always sort of enjoy getting snowed in once in awhile. (As long as I don't lose power!!!!!) I live in the country with all electric and a well so when the electricity goes out, I have nada!!

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
Glad to see you are weathering the storm so well, all the beautiful coazy comforts. Yes I agree it is nice to slow down once in awhile and enjoy some quiet time. I saw you in Flea Market Magazines garden style issue, lovely work!!
Stay warm and enjoy the hot chocloate :-)

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn...I did, indeed, have a calm, peaceful and quiet day.

Your photos are just enticing. Sooooo nice to curl up on that lovely bed and shnooze.

Everything looks great! Susan

Merlesworld said...

Hi Carolyn,
We saw your snow report on television last night it looks like the best place to be is inside in front of the fire.

Karen said...

Hi Carolyn, glad you faired the storm. We are on Cape Cod and we did well but others lost their power...and it will be some time before it is on. Much clean up is now in progress. Your pictures look so inviting...warm and cozy indeed. Blessings, Karen @ acapecodnest.

Erna said...

Once again lovely photos Carolyn.. Here in Holland we have some snow too, but it isn't half as bad as it is at yours...
Erna x

Rowan said...

Gorgeous photos with a lovely tranquil feel to them. We've been hearing about the awful snowstorms in the eastern US and Canada. Curling up with some knitting or a good book definitely seems like the best option under the circumstances:)

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Oh Carolyn,I so love your home,the colours are so soft. That wool is to die for,the colour is delicious.
Your vignettes are lovely.
Keep warm,it sounds like you are,we have mid 20's celcius,just perfect. It is going back up into the high 30's mid week though. Not looking forward to that. It keeps us house bound too. x

Antonella said...

Che foto stupende! Molto dolci e rilassanti!

Collar City Brownstone said...

We were hit with a snow storm here in Troy on Friday night. I am not complaining though because so far we haven't had much snow to dig ourselves out of this winter. I love the snow but I don't like having to shovel it or drive in it.

flowersandhome said...

Hi Carolyn! You must have had the same idea like me. We didn't have any snow storm but it's much too cold and windy to go outside, so I decided to do a bit of crochet today.
I hope the storm won't hit you too bad, happy crafting,

Zwergenwelt said...

Yesterday I thought of you because we heard from the storm in USA and Canada, I hope you are safe and warm in house.
wonderful colours of your tea cup and the rest, I like it.
Have a good and save time in winter storm,
all the best, cornelia

Jojo said...

I would be so happy to have a snowbound day, but alas, it appears we will not have one this year.

Your post made me imagine what I would do with a snow day...maybe reading for a day would be fun.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love this color blue you've brought in, Carolyn. I love having soup on a cold day; hot chocolate, too! That is my favorite afternoon drink in the Winter. Hopefully, you aren't snowbound for long. It wears thin after a couple of days!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Having homemade soup is the best!!
Love the cool blue yarn.
Yes I agree sometimes we just need to
sit back and enjoy the day!!

The Zeigler Homestead said...

Love the blues going on here. Very soothing and pretty. Here in Ohio it feels more like Spring. Winter seems to have sputtered on out for us. Stay safe and warm!! ~Susie~

Michela said...

Woow!'s so beautiful! It's look's like the blue "Tiffany"... Kisses from Venice (Italy)

Lee Caroline said...

Gosh that snow is deep, we don't have snow where I live in New Zealand as we are North, although they do get snow in the South. Your images are so pretty but I guess very cold.

I do love the duck egg blue of your china, so pretty.


MAVİANNE said...

I love all the pictures and the colors..
Everything looks great!