Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Boathouse Porch

                                                    Hello everyone!
               I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend. We had fun having our grandchildren up for a sleepover. It was nice to see them all having fun together-we have 9 grandchildren from ages 4 to 15.
We are getting a good rain here now - it is giving the garden a good pick me up!
                             Anyway, we are down on the boathouse porch today(the pics were taken last                                  week). On the door of the boathouse a little bouquet welcomes you.
                               I am enjoying the abundance of flowers for bouquets inside the boathouse.
                                 On the french doors going into the tiny conservatory another bouquet.I love the doorknobs from Simply Primative a lovely local shop.

                           So lets sit out on the porch and enjoy a cup of tea and watch the ducks and geese                               on our pond.

                                                  Peeking out the window.
                                           Relax and read a book if you like.
                                          I have a big pot of tea for you to enjoy.
                                            And a pretty teacup too.
                                        I love this new double white hollyhock.
           Hope you have time to enjoy the boathouse porch for awhile as it is very soothing to the                 soul to sit and watch nature for awhile.

   Today,I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Tea in the Garden.

Thank you for visiting,


Pamela Gordon said...

It is so very pretty at your little boathouse, Carolyn. I love all the soft pastels and wonderful vintage furnishings. We had a lot of rain since yesterday too. It poured all night long. Things are still blooming beautifully. Have a great week! Blessings, Pam

Aida said...

What a magical place you have Carolyn. The flowers are in abundance too. What a blessing it is to have rain coming your way.

Hope you have a good week.

Bernideen said...

Thank you so much for joining me today for Tea In The Garden. Your boathouse turned out so cute and I see you using the new popular aqua - those plates on the wall, etc. are lovely! Loved watching your ducks too as they all look so happy there!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How lovely with the water in the background, Carolyn! I love the blue of the doors, too.

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh your boathouse is darling. I have the same quilt that is on the bed.(well it looks the same! :) It is lap throw size) Your door knobs are fantastic!
xo rachel

Anonymous said...

Cannot dream of a better spot to enjoy a nice cup of tea with a good book, watching ducks playing. Keep the tea warm, I am coming !


Victorian1885 said...

What a peaceful spot to sit and daydream... thanks for the tea.

http://jackieinsurrey.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

Dear Carolyn, it all looks delightful and so relaxing. I think I would be in a dream in such a beautiful place with the flowers and everything and a lovely cup of tea. Your grandchildren are so lucky!. Talking of tea and grandchildren I must get myself a cup of tea before my grandson arrives for a sleepover (aged 2 years 4 months)
Love Jackie in Surrey UK.

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh yes, sitting here with tea and watching the ducks was indeed soothing. Thanks for the invite. I will return again. I come often to fill my head with beauty, but don't always leave comments.

Siret said...

It looks so pretty, so dreamful!
And your photos of the cute ducks are fantastic!
Thanks so much for this beauty daydream!
Sunny Greetings, Siret

BohoMind said...

Your boathouse looks beautiful, what a nice place to be! It looks so peaceful. Hugs, Marie

Diana (Apple Pie) said...

Oh... I missed you and your pictures so much!



Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like all the aqua touches incorporated into the boat house and the door knobs are perfect for your style of decorating.

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

So Beautiful!

Amy Jo

Terri said...

How peaceful... Love the little porch!!!!! I did want to say that I received some magazines from my sister this weekend... I am a total magazine "Hoarder" LOLOL... and I was just skimming thru and enjoying the Magazine Views... :) when what did I notice?? This looks like Carolyn Aikens blog... IT IS HER .... WOW .... beautiful pictures and story!!!!!

Unknown said...

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Alessandra said...

Simply fairy everything

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Carolyn, your home is beautiful and your pics are so inspiring! Every time I see your garden I want to go work on mine!! take care, Maryann

Sandi said...

Carolyn, I fell as we are such kindred spirits, in what you do and what I love also! I plan to visit your Island next summer and hope I can meet you. Your home is lovely and I feel we could become great "blog" pals! I live in Cape Cod, MA and hubby and I travel in our 18' trailer to all the beautiful places like your PEI that we haven't been to yet. I know we have many similarities and would love to be in touch with you to learn everything about PEI before we visit! Please let me know if you are interested. Thank you for your beautiful pictures and words, they echo your soul! Sandi

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your gardens got a good drink today, didn't they? Boy did that rain ever come down!
Your boathouse is a treasure, Carolyn and I love, love, love all the aqua touches! I like the Simply Primitive store too and I frequent it quite often. Charlottetown can always use another shop or two. The aqua teacup is so pretty and I like the teapot too. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time.


Susan said...

Ohhhhhh, so pretty, pretty, pretty, Carolyn. Love all the laces, too.

Also glad to hear of the grandchildren sleepover. Such events are the joy of life, don't you think? Susan

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,
I just love your blog... your wonderful home, lovely gardens, beautiful grandchildren and your fantastic sense of style. I just read your post on your dreamy boathouse and I must say I love, love ,love it. I feel in love with the door knobs from the store you spoke of (simply primitive) I was hoping they would have a online store where I could purchase these. I was wondering if you knew if they still carried these? I sure hope they do as I would love to purchase them for my home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with all of us. I can be contacted at Lddesign65@aol.com

Thank you,

Twinflame tales said...

Love your pictures filled with gorgeous flowers:)) Amazing place you have :)
greeting from Poland,


Madelief said...

Your photo's from the boathouse look enchanting Carolyn. I can imagine you love sitting there, gazing over the water. Your bouquets look really sweet!

Please send some rain to Holland. We can use some!

Happy day!

Madelief x

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What a nice place to spend the last days of summer.

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Antique Homes and Lifestyle said...

I just love all the flowers! I'm enjoying them as much as possible before they are gone here in New England.