Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Nook Looks

            Hello everyone,

         Over the past few years this little
                    nook in the Boathouse that my husband
                 and son built has had several different
            looks so I thought you might enjoy
a review of them.
             The photo above was taken last year
           as I enjoyed giving the nook a cozy
winter white look.

                                                                        A couple of years ago I used a
                                                                        red and white vintage quilt to
                                                                        give a little pop of color.

                                                                  The first year the Boathouse was built
                                                                  I played with a couple of looks ~ white
                                                                  above and Cabbage roses below.

     A warm and cozy plaid look.

                                                               A mix of red and white checks,
                                                               transferware and toile.

Aqua summer looks.


                                                                A warm and cozy autumn look.

    White Christmas

                                         I hope you enjoyed a look
                                                   back at some of the different
                                                   looks that our Boathouse has
                                                   had over the past few years.    

                                                           Thank you for visiting!


Monday, November 28, 2016

And Winter Came......

             Good morning!

                     It is a beautiful snowy winter white 
                 world here this morning as we had
            our first snowfall of the season
                overnight. I always love the first
          snowfall as it so dramatically
               changes the world around us into
one of pristine beauty!

                           So come along with me as we 
                          tour around our winter white  
                                 world. Our pond has a skim of ice
                               but also still some open water.....
            not skating time yet!


                    Love how the trees are laden.

                        Our little Boathouse in winter.

                                                                                The view from the porch.
                     Our woods in the background.
                Walking around the pond.

                          Our home and boathouse from
                the far side of the pond.

           Our Gardener's Cottage on
                the other side of our property.
                   This was shot from the upstairs

                                                                          Our home and garden in winter.
                                                                       Garden views

         I hope you enjoyed a little tour
           through the snow with me today.
         I.know that technically it is not
     winter yet, but for me winter
     starts with the first beautiful
            snowfall or at least cold weather.
                   I think there is more snow on the way
           in a couple of days ...hoping that
                     means we will have a white Christmas
this year!

Have a nice day!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Subtle Red and White Christmas Touches

     Good morning!

I am playing with a few little
touches of Christmas before
       putting up our trees and greenery
      hopefully in the next few days.

Some of my china gets displayed
at Christmas time.

Just subtle little touches
add charm for me.

                        A cozy corner in our kitchen.

I love these little embroidered
decorations with sheep.

                                                        I am guessing many of you are out
                                                                   shopping for Black Friday sales today.

                                                                    I hope you  have a lovely weekend!

                                                                    Thank you for stopping by,

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Teal Transferware Christmas Tea

            Hello everyone,

                 As many of you know I love dishes
                     of all shapes and colors but I especially
                            love transferware of all colors and the older
                         it looks all the better I like it often times. 
                   I don't often see this teal transferware
                              around here so my collection of it is smaller.

    A few touches of Christmas are
showing up in the kitchen.

                    The only marking on the 
                                      bottom of these teacups is England.

 A trip to an antique mall near
          Kennebunkport  Mainea few years
ago scored a cart full of old
      tranferware for next to nothing.

              I have a small and a large soup
tureen in this pattern

                                                                   I love these handmade sugar
                                                                   cookies that are way to pretty
                                                                   to eat! No, I didn't make them.

                         Christmas is going to be here
                         before we know it so we will
                                   make a trip to the attic soon to take
                        our tubs etc. of decorations.

                                                      To see more of my teal green and white transferware
collection go here.

                                                              A couple of days ago on a walk
                                                                         up our road I picked a small
                                                                         bouquet of flowers......not
                                                                         something that you usually see
                                                                         on Prince Edward Island this time
                                                                         of the year. However, today at times
                                                                         there were a few snow flurries so we
                                                                         know winter is on it's way!

                                                                         Happy Thanksgiving to all my
                                                                         American friends!

                                                                                          Take care,