Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Gardener's Cottage

                                                                          Hello everyone,

                                                            I hope you week is going well. I don't
                                                            have any new photos to share with you
                                                           as the garden has not yet reached the beauty
                                                           of the shot above but the daffodils just need a
                                                           few warm days until they burst into bloom and
                                                           the tulips won't be far behind.
                                                            So, I thought you might like to revisit our
                                                           little Gardener's Cottage which is nestled
                                                           into our garden.
                                                                    We had this cottage built several years
                                                                     ago and used recycled material for it
                                                                     wherever possible. The windows in the cupola
                                                                     for example used to be on our house when
                                                                     we first moved here.

                                                                           The inside of the Gardener's Cottage
                                                                           is mainly white so I can easily change
                                                                           the look with quilts,china etc.
                                                                            My husband built the corner cupboard
                                                                           for me and I enjoy displaying my thrift
                                                                          store china on it.
                                                                               The toile slipcover on the chair
                                                                               was a lucky thrift find...I am a
                                                                               fan of toile.
                                                                      These shots were taken in lilac season
                                                                      a few years ago. I am looking forward to
                                                                      the pleasure of lilacs again.

                                                                 My thrift store dollhouse( $20 )
                                                                spends the summer out here and
                                                                has been well used by our grand
                                                                daughters.I have painted the roof grey
                                                                since this photo was taken.
                                                                This is the other side of the room.
                                                                 It has no kitchen or washroom but
                                                                 is a peaceful retreat for a tired
                                                                 gardener or a fun sleepover spot
                                                                 for the kiddo's.
                                                                           Behind the Gardener's Cottage
                                                                          it is tea time.
                                                                         Or on the south end outside the
                                                                         french doors is a small rose
                                                                         garden with the chaise to relax
                                                                         while enjoying the beauty and
                                                                         fragrance of the roses.
                                                     Well, I hope you enjoyed a little
                                                                peek into the Gardener's Cottage
                                                                and after it gets a spring cleaning
                                                                I will share some new photos of it.

                                                                If, you would like to see more photos
                                                                with a different look you can click here
                                                                or here and for pink lover's go here.
                                                               If you are not bored yet you can see more
                                                               of the Rose Garden here.

                                                                 I am joining Bernideen's Tea in the Garden
                                                                 Party as well.

                                                                                   Thank you for visiting me!



Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Carolyn,

It is always such a pleasure to visit your blog. Your photos are always calming and serene to me. You have a gift for capturing all the beauty that surrounds you.

Your home is such a treasure. Such an enchanting place.

Wishing you a lovely week.


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Many of your photos are almost blogging classic now. Such a beautiful style. Always a pleasure to visit.

an angel at my table said...

I agree your pictures is truly 'blogging classic'! Absolutely fantastic !!! We are having a very cold spring as well so we are just waiting for some warm weather for every thing to explode. All the best Mari

Donna said...

Adorable cottage...add a small bath and a tiny kitchen and I would live there... xo

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I never tire of seeing the cottage, Carolyn. The doll house is my favourite. I have seen several but I like yours best. The interior of your cottage is so dreamy and I love the rose garden beside it. I remember it smells heavenly! Hope you are enjoying these sunny days and it will be lovely when it warms up. I was checking the weather graph and for the next two weeks we're below normal. Pity because our season is so short. Have a beautiful day and I look forward to seeing your garden in bloom soon.


Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I just love your little cottage!! Your husband made the corner cabinet, you two are a talented pair... it is wonderful!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...


Is this cottage different than the one by the pond, or is it the same one? What fun to have this space. I'd love one like it!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

We should all have a little cottage to escape to like yours, it's cozy looking and decorated with pretty feminine touches. My Beauty of Moscow lilac is loaded with blooms this year, a pleasant reminder of you and your lilacs.

Szara Sowa said...

What a wonderful dollhouse. Dolls are realy beautiful.

Carolyn said...

Hi Deanna,
It is different than the Boathouse by the pond.....
I know I am spoiled!

Thank you everyone for your visit and kind words.


Rosor och Akvileja said...

The litlle cottage is a beautyful litlle house. Sleepovers must be happy for the oppurtunity to spend the night in it.
Their dreams can only be nice in your dreamhouse. Well done bouth of you.
Blessings. Åsa

Garden Fancy said...

Such a beautiful setting you have created, the cottage and the gardens! Those lilac are so lovely too -- I can't wait to see more from this year when it's time. Thanks for sharing them! -Beth

Ashley said...

Hello there!

I just stumbled across your blog, and I'm so thrilled I did. Oh, how I just love your header and pictures on every post. Your tea pots are so beautiful, and Prince Edward Island looks like such a splendidly wonderful place to live. I do wish I could visit there someday...is the island very big?
Do you think you could post more pictures of the island? I would love to see them. :)
Your house is very pretty, with all the lace and tea items. :D
I hope you have a wonderful day! :D
Much love in Christ,

Mein Gartenglück said...

Wundervolle und romantische Bilder-
Ein Traum, wie immer!
Alles Liebe aus Deutschland
von Susan

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Charming in every way- I really love it all.

Marie-José said...

Always a pleasure and inspiration to visit your blog.
Loved your photos again :-)
Can't wait till the sun beeps through, also still too cold here...
Happy weekend Carolyn!

Sweet reagards, MJ

parTea lady said...

Your Gardener's Cottage is gorgeous. I grew up in Canada, but never had the pleasure of visiting Prince Edward Island. It needs to be on my bucket list. :-)

. said...

I like this little home!.

Southerncook said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog, it lifts my spirits. Our daffodils, tulips, azalea's and dogwoods have all bloomed out already. My poppy's and nasturtiums will soon be ready to be pulled up, they can't take too much of our heat and humidity. I've had difficulty growing clematis too. I would love to have clematis thriving here as well as peony's, lilacs and I'm sure I could think of others. Thankfully coming to your blog satisfies me somewhat. You live in such a beautiful place, it's a joy to visit your blog.


The Charm of Home said...

So incredibly beautiful Carolyn! I love the blossoms spilling all over!

Junkchiccottage said...

Sooooo beautiful. I love your garden lounge chair area. So serene and gorgeous.