Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Touches of Easter Tea & Projects




        Hello everyone,

        I hope your week is going well.

               We have been busy with projects here
    so time seems to be flying by.




         However, I always enjoy a cup
     of tea for my break.

I enjoyed my tea in a pretty
aqua teacup today with a
touch of Easter vignette.


                                                                           Soft and pretty

Yesterday was bread making day.
This week we are enjoying raisin
oatmeal bread.

                                                                   I bought 4 stacking chairs for our
                                                                   little cottage and gave them a makeover.
                                                                   Actually, I only got 2 done but will finish the
                                                                   other 2 tomorrow. I liked the idea of stacking chairs
                                                                   as a space saver for a small space but wanted them to look
                                                                   prettier so I painted them white and then added the blue                                                                                stripes with a number on the back to give them a
                                                                    beachy look.
       



                                                                                 


                                                                         My little granddaughter wanted a pouf
                                                                          for her bedroom but they all seemed
                                                                          expensive to me so when I was at a
                                                                          local thrift shop I saw this footstool
                                                                          that I thought I could over for her and
                                                                         as luck would have it I had picked up the
                                                                         perfect white furry fabric there a couple
                                                                         of weeks ago so I got out my sewing
                                                                         machine and covered it for her. I think
                                                                         it makes a pretty cute pouf for less then
                                                                         $7 dollars. I am sure she will be happy with
                                                                         it and maybe her sister will be putting in an
                                                                         order for one too!

                                                                        I made four new aqua/blue pillows
                                                                        yesterday as well for a more
                                                                        spring like look in our family
                                                                         room. They are made from
                                                                         nice fabric that also came from
                                                                         a thrift shop.

I couldn't resist these cute blue and
white bunny plates for Easter.


                                                                     

I have been enjoying getting
 some projects done for the past
       several weeks but won't mind at all
          when they are done and we can move
on to gardening!


                                                                              Thank you for visiting,

                                                                                                Carolyn

Monday, March 27, 2017

Afternoon Tea in the Boathouse Conservatory




            Hello everyone,

     I hope you enjoyed your weekend. We 
celebrated two of our sons birthdays
here yesterday. They share the same
     birthday but five years apart

Today, I am sharing an afternoon tea
in the Boathouse conservatory that I
had one beautiful summer day a couple
    of years ago but never shared on my blog~
just in one of my own magazines.

It is a gray day here so looking at these
photos gives me a lift and I hope they
will brighten your day too!






Lots of pretty aqua and pink
china.

And of course some tasty
treats to go with our tea.

Romantic vintage wicker chairs and 
a small table I painted aqua/green.

Our conservatory is small but sunny
and cheerful.




A garden bouquet mixed with
store bought roses for our high
tea today.





          Love these roses!


                    I hope you enjoyed my afternoon tea
                       in the Boathouse conservatory. I know
                        I am looking forward to the days when
                           I can enjoy those summer time teas again
                              but first we have some snow to get rid off.

                           Thank you for visiting!

                                           Carolyn