Monday, August 8, 2016

Friends Day Out

                                                                         Happy Monday,

                                                            I hope you had a great weekend. We have
                                                            been enjoying some down time here......
                                                            beach days or touring around the Island.
                                                            A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to
                                                            a friends summer cottage for the day.
                                                            It was an annual quilters/needlework
                                                            potluck lunch day.
                                                             I loved seeing this group of friends
                                                            gathered round the living room with
                                                            great views of the beach through the

                                                                   So relaxing to be able to sit and
                                                                   enjoy your favorite hobby.
                                                                   Isn't the quilt beautiful? It would
                                                                   take me a lifetime and then some
                                                                   to do all the tiny stitches in this!

                                                                        Since it was my first time to
                                                                        visit this beautiful cottage,
                                                                        I had a little tour and was allowed
                                                                        to take photos (my hobby) to share.
                                                                        The curtains and bed skirt were made
                                                                         by Margaret the owner of this charming

                                                                 A beautiful guest room with door frames
                                                                 for headboards and more of Margaret's

                                                                  And look at that red and white
                                                                  transferware chamber set!
                                                                I fell in love with this beautiful
                                                                crochet lace dress.

                                                             Another beautiful guest room.

                                                                    Margaret has a very beautiful collection
                                                                    of china all beautifully displayed.

                                                                         I knew I was going to love this
                                                                         cottage when these beautiful dishes
                                                                         were there to greet us on the porch!

          Margaret goes to local auctions and
            gets some amazing treasures like this
            side board that she painted white and
              had glass installed in the bottom doors
to display more china.

                                                                    Everywhere I looked there was something
                                                                    to enjoy!

                                                                            Love this china set!

                                                                   A beautiful display of teapots.

                                                                              More pretty china.
                                                                 Not only are these ladies great
                                                                 quilters but they are great cooks too!

                                                 I went out to enjoy the sunshine and
                                                            the amazing view for awhile. Did you
                                                            notice the Confederation Bridge in the
                                                            photo above ~ it links our little Island
                                                            to New Brunswick.

                                                            Well, it was a day to remember for
                                                            sure......just my cup of tea!

                                                                           Thank you for your visit!



Bernideen said...

Dear Carolyn:
Oh what a delightful place. The quilt the lady is doing was amazing and such a labor of love. Thew china pieces eveyrwhere were so wonderful - not to mention all the linens and decor! What a lovely day.

20 North Ora said...

Carolyn - Thanks for including us in your friends' day out. Looks like a fund time was had by all. Thanks too for taking us on the tour of this lovely cottage with all of the handmade features and gorgeous dishes.

Have a great week.


The Victorian Girl said...

What a beautiful cottage! I would want to live there all the time (well, maybe not when it was cold and snowy!). I loved seeing all the china. As a quilter, I can truly appreciate all that goes into making that gorgeous quilt.

janice15 said...

I just loved every nch of the lovely cottage. All the beautiful china was capturing my heart as well. The lovely guest rooms the cabinet and all those pretty teapots. I would love to learn to quilt and join a group. Looks like a most wondeful time. Thank you for sharing your visit. Happy Monday. Have a wonderful new week. With love Janice

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Isn't it delightful to have a friend that collect china and tea things as you do! A lovely gathering and tour of the cottage.

Victorian1885 said...

What a charming cottage filled with treasures...beautiful! It looks like a wonderful gathering of friends...

Janneke said...

It's great to enjoy a day with friends, the quilting, chatting and delicious food in a wonderful setting with a view of the beach. Thank you for the tour in the lovely cottage, the guest rooms so very tasteful just beautiful and then all that china, love it, with the blue teapot and sugarbowl on the porch as favorites.

Susan Freeman said...

What a charming cottage and how wonderful to spend time quilting with dear friends. And very talented quilters I might add!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn, what a totally enchanting little cottage you showed us. It was so neat and spotless----very beautifully decorated, too. Loved that post. How nice of your friend to let you share her home with us, too. Susan

Janet Sanford said...

I just LOVE this post Carolyn ...thanks so much for posting such wonderful eye candy as you usually do ...I also LOVE the table and chairs positioned in the old boat ....wonderful ..made me smile ...happy days to you all ..Janet

Uschi M. said...

Hallo Carolyn,

thank you for the fantastic Pictures!!!!!

Many Greats
so what hutliebhaberin

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet cottage tour! Thank your friend for letting you share it with us! How wonderful to have such a place to go and be with friends, and partake of tea and goodies, quilting, needlepoint and comradeship. I'm so envious! to see the sea outside of the windows... oh pure joy. Everything she has done with the cottage is heavenly.. love the pastels and all the white and quilts and needle work. I'll have to go browse again! Your photos are beautiful of all of her china.. it is all unusual and unique and so wonderful. What a wonderful day it must have been, and hope you get to do it again soon! Hugs from Oregon.

A Casa Madeira said...

Olá lindas as suas imagens.
Prazer em conhecer seu blog.

Patti said...

Hello Carolyn, Your home is so lovely! I don't know if you remember me and my blog, but I have been following you for years now. I am going to be on Prince Edward Island on Tuesday, August 16th with my mother and two sisters. I am wondering if you offer tours of your gardens. If you do, it would be a joy to see them. Thank you - Patti

Garden Fancy said...

What a beautiful cottage -- that embroidery was astoundingly skilled and artistic. And the china displays were a feast for the eyes. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely weekend with us! -Beth

Linda said...

How lovely is this! So many gorgeous things to attract the eye...
You look as though you had a wonderful time among kindred spirits!
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas