Monday, October 29, 2018

Calico Tea

                                                                       Hello everyone,

                                                          I hope you had a lovely weekend.
                                                          We are in the process of closing up
                                                           our Ocean Song cottage for the winter
                                                           so before we leave I want to enjoy a
                                                           cup of tea using my calico tea set that
                                                           I bought a few months ago. I know I
                                                           didn't need another teapot but how
                                                           could I resist ? It suits well with the
                                                           blue and white theme at the cottage.

                                                        I love the mugs too that were also a
                                                        thrift find.
                                                                  We will still be popping in to the
                                                                   cottage but won't be staying at
                                                                   night again until spring.

                                                          My calico tea set sits happily on
                                                                     the table waiting until our next
                                                                     tea time.

                                                                        I had my last house and garden tour
                                                                     on Thursday and we have decided not
                                                                     to do the tours next year. I really enjoyed
                                                                     my visitors over the last several years but
                                                                      relaxing more at our little seaside cottage
                                                                      doesn't seem like a good thing at this time
                                                                      in our lives.
                                                                           So, with milder weather this week we
                                                                        will get our garden cleaned up for winter
                                                                      and then soon start decorating for the Christmas
                                                                      season that will be here before we know it!

                                                                                              Thank you for popping in!



Sandi said...

Love it!


Came immediately to see the Calico teapot, I love it !
I also love the Chinese mugs, I have some too.

podso said...

I think I have a teapot to match your mugs! The tea set in the sunny window looks like it's just waiting for your return!

My Cozy Corner said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love your blue and white tea set and mugs. I have enjoyed your garden photos so much over the years. I do understand you desire to discontinue your tours in the summer. Having a lovely cottage by the sea is fabulous for you to enjoy since you have such a short spring and summer season. Life is short and every moment counts as we get older. Please keep posting your beautiful home and garden for my enjoyment.

Linda said...

Love the teapot, my friend!
I would not have been able to pass it up either.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Sandi O'Connor said...

I am glad to hear you are taking a well deserved rest from your tours. The Ocean Song is a beautiful spot and I love when you post from there! I also have been thinking of the start of the holiday season and can't wait to see your beautiful home again this Christmas! Sandi Cape Cod

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love your calico tea set, Carolyn! I know you have enjoyed having your tours and I'm sure it was a delightful visit for all. Enjoy your leisure time and cottage. I'm excited for Christmas too. Blessings...Sandi

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Just love the blue and white cottage and the teapot and the little sailboat peering out the window at the sea! Here in Oregon, growing up we went to the coast ALOT during the winter months. We enjoyed it so much, watching the storms and waves crashing on the shore. In fact, going in the winter is my favorite time to go! Hope you can continue to go to your cottage during the winter months too. It is so different and beautiful. I can understand not having garden tours open to the public, but I SO HOPE you continue having you gorgeous and stunning gardens, so that we the blog readers can continue relishing them! I always look forward to your wonderful posts! xoxo Marilyn

Bernideen said...

I do hope you will continue sharing your garden here on your blog! It brings us all such joy! I hardly blame you for wanting to spend more time at that sweet cottage too!

Debbie I am hoping this message gets to All doctors said...

I love these photo’s by the seaside !! Your cottage is perfection Carolyn �� I love the white Shiplap on the walls . Enjoy every moment by the sea .. I enjoy every moment of your blog . I am so glad I got to meet you a couple of years ago and tour your lovely home and gardens . Enjoy the winter season of planning and having tea of course . Maybe you could share with us some of your lovely tea recipes you post all year, that would be lovely . Hugs from the South ,Debbie Radatz