Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Relaxing in the Boathouse

          Hello everyone,

    Whenever, I have time these days my favorite place
to go and relax with a tea and a book is our little

Even though it is a short stroll through the
garden to the pond and boathouse it feels
like a little getaway.

                                                                    The boathouse is furnished with
                                                                    yard sale and thrift finds etc.
                                                                    The old door was a $5 find and adds
                                                                    charm to this corner.
                                                                       The china is also thrift finds.
                                                                       I love the teapot..... also $5.
                                                                      The conservatory on the south
                                                                      is nice and sunny.
                                                           Looking down from the loft.

                                                                   So, if you can't find me in the garden
                                                                   there is a good chance I am taking a
                                                                   little break in the boathouse.

                                                                   If you would like to see more of the
                                                                   Boathouse click here.
                                                                   To see more of the conservatory
                                                                   click here.
                                                                  It is cool and damp here so no
                                                                  painting today but the garden is
                                                                  calling my name!

                                                                  I am joining these tea parties today:

                                                                 Bernideen's Tea Time Blog.
                                                                 Rose Chintz Cottage.
                                                                 Antiques and Teacups.

                                                                           Enjoy your day!



Miss Merry said...

I am so in love with your boathouse! It looks like the room of my dreams! I don't know how you ever bear to leave it! So romantic, so dreamy, so vintage, so pink, so floral, so, so, so PERFECT! What a wonderful spot.

Bernideen said...

I love these colors. The soft pinks and greens are so restful and one could quickly fall asleep on that sweet bed. Good night!

Bernideen said...

I got so sleepy I forgot to say that teapot was sure a bargain. I don't think I've ever found one so cute for $5.00!

Ruth W said...

Oh Carolyn...What a charming retreat! I have a sunroom I love, but your boathouse...and conservatory are wonderful! I love your teacup and teapost. Perfect for a serene and elegant teatime. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

an angel at my table said...

Lovely lovely I wish I had a house like that in my garden! Thanks for sharing your paradise with us! All the best Mari

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your boathouse is so charming, Carolyn. I love the mix of fabrics in there. Your teapot was a real bargain and I have the same teacup. Your yardsaling certainly brings some lovely treasures your way. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea. Stay cozy!


Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a dreamy getaway & close to home, I like that!! Besides the view of your garden must be dreamy too! I love all the cheery color, so charming!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Love the aqua door! $5.00?? Lucky you. It all looks so pretty. Its very cold and wet here today. Brr.

Terhi said...

Hi Carolyn, beautiful like always there...greetings from Italy

Susan Löckle said...

Ich glaube ,ich besuche Dich dann in Deinem so schön eingerichtetem Bootshaus....wir trinken eine Tasse Tee zusammen und erfreuen uns an Deinem tollen Garten....Ein schöner Traum...Liebe Grüße von Susan

Marille said...

Your Boathouse is very beautiful. I could such have :)
And Your photos are moody and romantic ...
Cordially greetings from Poland :-)

Margie said...

Love it! Your boathouse is the perfect getaway!

Whispering Herbs... said...

So very beautiful Carolyn, I love all the pink with the green.
What color of green is on the door? I loved to use that shade with some of my decor.


Two Sisters, Etc. said...

What are the dimensions of the boathouse? It looks so roomy but at the same time looks so cozy.

Madelief said...

Hope I will be able to come and see your beautiful house, boathouse and garden for myself one day. It looks like a magical spot!

Madelief x

Carolyn said...

Hi Two Sisters,
The boathouse is 12 by 20 ft. and the conservatory on the back is about 4 Ft by 10 ft. with a small loft on one side.

Rosemary, the door was already pretty much that shade when I bought it. I just gave it a wash of Martha Stewart Plate Green to freshen it up.

Thank you all for your visit and kind words.

Carrie said...

Hi Carolyn--your boathouse is the thing of dreams! Lovely pictures, such a relaxing hideaway :)