Sunday, June 30, 2013

Serene Escape

Happy Sunday friends.  I hope you all had a lovely and restful weekend.  It's been raining non-stop here in the Northeast.  Hot and very humid.  Thank goodness for air conditioners. 
 
I have been keeping busy around the house.  I have been working on our master bedroom.  Giving it a bit of a romantic makeover using soft light colors, pretty flowers, vintage silver and crystal to create a relaxed and welcoming setting.  It is about picking out pieces that speak to ones heart to design the perfect retreat. 
 
Not one to waste an opportunity to take a few pretty shots, I gathered a couple of the pieces that inspired my bedroom makeover.  Floral fabric, vintage tea cups, cherub candle holder, fresh flowers, hot tea and a raspberry and lemon cake made the perfect setting to take a break from the house work on this rainy afternoon.  What a peaceful and serene escape to enjoy a few pages of Carolyn Aiken's book.  This book is such a treasure chest for inspiration.  The images are simply stunning.
 
Well friends, I hope you all have a wonderful and creative week.  Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave me your sweet and kind words.  They mean a great deal to me.
 
Hugs,
 
Janet
 





 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 





 
 
 













 
 
 

 
 
 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Quiet Charm

Hello friends.  Today, I want to share a few images I took last week.  It was a quiet Saturday morning.  Too early for anyone in the house to be up.  Perfect time to put a little vignette together and take a few shots with my new camera.  I am still getting to know the camera so it is a  must that I play in order to learn right??

Taking advantage of the natural light peeking through the window in my reading room, I dressed up my little side table with a pretty white linen topper and a few little pretty items gathered from around the house and this is what I came up with.  Could you believe the roses in this pitcher are already going on two weeks ... 

Have a lovely and wonderful week.  Thank you for coming.  Your kind words truly make me happy.
 







 
 
 

 





 
 
 

 
 
 





 
 
 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Afternoon In The Garden

Happy Thursday everyone.  Today I thought I share my favorite way to unwind after a long hard day at work.  It is this little corner of my garden.  This solitary sanctuary surrounded by sun-kissed and fragrant flowers make this the ideal spot for a tranquil and relaxing afternoon. 
 
I often sit here with a favorite book or one of my go to magazines.  Perhaps with a little snack and a cup of tea or coffee.  It is my alone time.  Precious, important and greatly needed in this crazy busy world.  What is your favorite spot to relax??
 
I like to set my little table with a nostalgic appeal.  Combined with a mixture of treasures old and new, gives me a sense of comfort.   The refreshing spirit of my garden truly warms my soul and invites me to enjoy the respite of a lazy afternoon.
 
Have a lovely day friends.  Thank you for visiting.  Your sweet and kind words are truly appreciated.



 
 
 
 









































 





Friday, June 7, 2013

Shades of Pink

Happy Friday friends.  I hope you all had a lovely week.  It is going to be a very wet weekend around these parts.  The rain arrived early this morning and it has not stopped all day.  I guess it is a good thing for the grass and all the pretty flowers.
 
I am still taking advantage of the flowers in my garden.  I got to pick a few of the last peonies left in my garden and the delicate blush climbing roses along the fence...  Both equally beatiful and elegant and the inspiration for this little vignette I put together yesterday.  I paired them with my favorite tea cup.  It is by Nikko Japan in the rose pattern. 
 
Have a pleasant weekend.  I hope you can take the time to smell the flowers.  Thank you for stopping by and leaving me your sweet and kind words.















 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Sunday, June 2, 2013

Peonies From My Garden

Hello all.  I hope you are all staying cool on this terribly hot day.  What an entrance for the month of June.  The humidity is just unbearable to plan anything outdoors.  I feel so bad for my poor flowers.  the heat is just too much for them to take.
I have been busy playing in my garden though.  Enjoying all the beauty that surrounds me.  Picking away roses and peonies.  June is just a magical month.  It brings all the magic that nature has to offer bringing to life all our early spring flowers.  I have so many roses and peonies this year.  Enough to place a floral arrangement in each and every room of our home.  It is such a pleasure to be able to pick such beautiful flowers from my own garden.  Each day a new bloom to discover.... 
Today I am sharing a few pictures of the peonies I picked yesterday morning.  They truly take your breath away.  I hope you all have a lovely and wonderful week.
Thank you for your visiting and leaving such lovely and kind comments.