Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It's Tea Time and a Winner



                                                                        Hello everyone,

                                  It is good to be back for tea time again ~ missed a couple
                                  of weeks while we were away.
                                         This week I am sharing the Maritime Rose china by
                                         Copeland again....it is so pretty!
                              This pattern is very old but not sure who it is made by.

                                        They look pretty together ~ I love to mix and match.




                                                      A beautiful old quilt from Timeworn Treasures
                               
                                               A lovely Easter bonnet and pretty china ~ perfect!
                   We have another day or two with a painter in the house this week
                              and then I hope to finish up my indoor spring cleaning. I will
                              show you the changes when they are all done but some of the
                              painting is more to freshen up then dramatic changes ~ paint
                              colors seem to be harder to pick then they used to be!

                             Now for the winner of my new book/magazine.......
                             the winner is Podso  ~ congratulations!
                              Please send me your address and I will have it
                              shipped to you right away.
                              Thank you to all who entered!
                                                                             

                                                           The first  blooms in our spring garden are
                                                          finally coming!
                                                          It felt so good to get out and do some
                                                          raking and pruning etc. in the garden...
                                                          good things to come!!!

                                                          I am joining Tea Time Tuesday today
                                                          at Rose Chintz Cottage and
                                                           Tea with Friends at
                                                           Bernideen's Tea Time Blog.
                    













Monday, April 21, 2014

Birdbath Makeover


                                                                    
                                                                   Hello everyone,
                                 We are finally getting into spring mode here as the weather
                                 is warming up but I have to admit there is still patches of
                                 around our garden. However, there is lots that can be
                                 raked up etc. and lots of rebirth in the garden, even a few
                                 blooms.
                                      Today, I want to share my new birdbath made from
                                   thrift shop finds.
                                       The top was a sweet little find one day but I thought it
                                       needed a little height for the garden so a week later
                                       when I spotted an old stone lamp, I knew it would
                                       work for a pedestal.

                                       My husband drilled a couple of screws into the base and it
                                       is ready for the birds! It is so nice to see and hear all the
                                       birds in the garden again.

                                             A sunny corner in the sunroom.
                                        This is the last day to enter the giveaway for my latest
                                       book Afternoon Tea at Aiken House & Gardens so
                                        if you would like a chance to win a copy leave a
                                        comment here to enter.
                                                           

Afternoon Tea Aiken House & Gardens


I am joining Between Naps on the Porch  today
for Metamorphosis  Monday.
                                                                 
                                                                                 Have a wonderful day!

                                                                                                              Carolyn