Saturday, October 26, 2013

Autumn Days

                                                                           Hello everyone,

                                    It seems autumn is marching right along here so I thought I would take
                                    a few more shots of the garden before we move into November.
                                       The Gardener's Cottage above in an autumn light.
                                                                    Our Chelsea Garden
                                                 In the last couple of days most of the perennials has been cut down with
                                                    a handheld bush wacker by my husband ~ so already it has changed.
                                                                 Still lots of blooms on this rose.                          
                                                                      Sit for a spell.

                                                      Autumn colors in our garden
                                                                   An early Autumn picnic day.
                            A favorite walking trial though the woods near our home

                                        I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank you for
                                         visiting me.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Autumn Pleasures

                                                                             Hello everyone,
                              On a warm and sunny autumn day it is nice to take a few minutes and relax
                                  on the porch with a cup of hot tea.
                                     The old rocking chair and the handmade throw over it were both
                                     thrift finds. Come to think of it the pillow and china were as well!
                                A quick trip around the garden and I can still pick a little bouquet.
                                                           It is cosy and warm in the sunshine.
                                          My dutch windmill birdhouse was from Winners a few years ago.

Take a few minutes to dream of next years perfect country garden.

                 We went for a drive in the country yesterday afternoon to enjoy some of
                             the beautiful fall colors as the season is going by so quickly.
                             Before we know it ,we will be decorating for the winter/Christmas
My book of some of my favorite home and garden photos.

                             In case any of you are interested Magcloud has a 25% off sale on books
                             including Aiken House & Gardens~ a Christmas gift for the garden lovers
                             on your list! click here for a preview.

                             I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
                             and My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

                              Thank you,Brenda for featuring me on Creative Bloggers of the Week at                                                   Cozy Little House.
                             Thank you for visiting,

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Soft & Delicate

                                                                        Hello everyone,
                                                             Hope your week is going well.
                                I enjoyed playing with my camera for awhile yesterday ~ taking photos
                                of some of my delicate china. Now that our tours are over and garden
                                season is past except for fall clean up I should have a little more free time.

                                                     These pretty tea cups are hand painted.


                                               My souvenir tea cups from the Cotswolds.

                                     I Love this pretty heart (thanks Lauriane) and the tea cups together.

                                                   A pumpkin soup tureen with brown and white

                                      Thank you Sarah for this sweet little plate-it fits right in here!
                Well, that is all my fun for today ~ thank you for stopping in!

                                Take care,

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tea in the Boathouse

                                                                  Hello everyone,
                          We are still having nice weather here so we can enjoy our tea in the boathouse today.
                           I picked up a new teapot and cup and saucer at Winner's a few weeks ago.

                               We have had a lot of foggy mornings as the nights have cooled off here.

                               This is a perfect spot to enjoy a cup of tea and enjoy the view.
                                       I love the polka dots on the tea cup and lid of the tea pot.
                               I found this homemade treasure at a thrift shop recently and thought it would fit the                                   boathouse theme.

                                                      Love these foggy,misty mornings!
           After tea we can take the boat for a tour around the pond.

                       I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
                       and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Tea with Friends.

                     Thank you for stopping by,