Saturday, July 25, 2015

My Travels ~ Trip To New York

Happy weekend all.  Today I am sharing a few photos of our trip to New York last weekend.  It was so much fun.  Lots of eye candy, yummy food and way too much walking.  Can't wait to do it again.



The Iconic Plaza Hotel In New York




Beautiful Central Park






Side Entrance to The Plaza Hotel







Public Lobby At The Plaza Hotel









The Famous Palm Court At The Plaza.












Food Plaza At The Plaza Hotel


Lots of delicious goodies here.


The famous Bergdoff Goodman Restaurant where we enjoyed a fantastic and delicious dinner.  The view from here is spectacular.













An incredibly tasty lobster macaroni and cheese.









Chicken with mushrooms and white beans.  Amazing






Roasted octopus with melon salad.  I don't eat octopus but my husband love it.




Some eye candy from the shops on the 8th floor of Bergdorff Goodman.  Way too pricey for me but it is always nice to look and get inspiration.





















A few shots of the city.  I always love walking the streets in New York.  There is always so much to see and way too many goodies to buy. 

















Thank you for visiting sweet friends.

Hugs,

Janet

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Relaxing In Our Guest Bedroom

Hello friends.  I hope your week is going well.

Today, I am sharing a few photographs I took in one of our guest rooms last Saturday.


I seldom play favorites when it comes to rooms in our home but I do have to admit that this guest rooms is one of my favorite rooms in the house.  I find it very peaceful and cozy because of the soft and soothing colors in the room.  Mostly creamy tones with relaxed fabrics that are pure comfort.  




So every now and then, you will find me enjoying a few private moments in this space.  Almost feeling like a guest in my own home.  Is that a silly thing?  So I added a few pretty hydrangeas from my garden and enjoyed the scenery.  Read a little, had a treat and even took a little nap.




It is no secret that I have a little obsession with pretty china.  Just looking at these beauties makes me smile.  It is all about simple pleasures and a bit of pampering. 






















Most of the time, it is family and friends that enjoy this lovely room.  And they do get spoiled when they come to visit.  It is about creating a tucked-away retreat dressed with lots of vintage pieces, welcoming trays and pure comfort in the bedroom.

They often call our home their getaway, the pretty bed and breakfast.

I hope you had a few relaxing minutes with me here.  Thank you for visiting.

Hugs,

Janet



Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tea In The Rose Garden

Hello everyone.  I hope your week is going well.  

Life these days means warmer and longer days and it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the summer's heat and humidity.  Thank goodness for the many windows in our home (all 47 of them) which let us enjoy the many flowers and colors in our garden from within.

Early morning or late afternoon are about the only times we stand to be in our garden.  Truth is, I am not a morning at all.   I am one of those people that needs a full eight ours of sleep to function..  The idea of waking up at 7:00 am on a Saturday truly scares me...  

And so the tranquil afternoon is when I can become immersed in the ritual of tea and set out to celebrate the colors of the sky and the many pretty flowers in our garden.

Last week, I set up our tea table overlooking our delicate rose garden.  Perfect setting for a memorable repast.  I carefully snip off a few pretty blooms from my rose bush to admire their beauty and fragrance while enjoying a nice cup of tea with my neighbors. 



Pressed linen table cloth, Martha Stewart china and vintage Limoges luncheon plates add a unique and romantic style to my table.















This delicate and beloved bust was a rare gift from my mother-in-law.  




I love using vintage silver plate flatware on my table settings.  It always adds a certain nostalgia and elegance.  Most of my treasured pieces have been purchased from flea markets and thrift shops.  They are always great sources for finding these lovely treasures.





 





 



Ask anyone who knows my heart and they will tell you that this is exactly where I love to be.  Every inch of our beloved home and garden is planted in the deepest part of my soul.  I am thankful for all the blessings and goodness that surround me, reassured that dreams do come true.

Thank you for visiting me today.

Fondly,

Janet







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