Saturday, March 27, 2010

Would love one of these.


Ornate Victorian style glass and iron conservatory.
As I was enjoying my morning cup of coffee and reading my Victoria magazine, I came across this wonderful Ornate Victorian style glass and iron conservatory and fell in love with it.
The glass and iron structure, which can be purchased as a ready to build kit from Peacock Park Design, can be assembled in a couple of days.

Oh to have a little place to make my bears, like this ...would be a dream come true.

Take the time to create or do what you love.
When you do what makes you happy, you are indeed a happier person to be around.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~ Elanor Roosevelt.

I hope that you are all having a splendid weekend, and doing and going places, that make you happy.

Hugs
Carolyn



75 comments:

  1. Oh my yes! I can see myself reading in it now!! I love these!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  2. Thanks for your visit Lisa, and yes, to have a place like this to read, would be great.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  3. Oh, how beautiful is this!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    xxoo

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  4. Amazing! Wouldn't it be so fun to have a workspace like this! It could get a bit chilly here in the winter though. Summertime would be divine and I love the way the second one is decorated. Happy Pink Carolyn and have a beautiful weekend!

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  5. Wouldn't this just be a dream come true Carolyn? I'm not sure how much crafting I would get done in it, but I certainly think Napping would be the order of the day.
    hugs

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  6. That would be an amazing little studio to have- it is so beautiful- I can image how good it would feel with the sun streaming through the windows, oh and pretty potted plants blooming letting their fragrance fill the air. Yes it would be lovely to have.

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  7. Oh, Carolyn, I too would love a conservatory like that. What a wonderful setting for bear making, and napping!
    Thanks for sharing your dream!
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  8. This is a fantastic structure and I can see why you'd like to have one!
    God bless you...let it happen,
    d

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  9. Wouldn't it be wonderful!

    Have a great weekend,

    Hugs, Lynda x

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  10. Thanks Marsha, I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.

    Many thanks Sares, and yes I suppose it would get a little chilly in winter.

    Hi June,

    Napping and reading books would be a good way to spend the day here.

    Oh yes, Lorraine, it would be like a hot house and plants would thrive in there.

    Thanks Laura, seems like you would like to do your bear making here too.
    It is free to dream and who knows!

    Thanks Deanna for your visit and kind words.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  11. Oh, I saw that...just gorgeous!!!!

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  12. Thank you very much Lynda and you have a great weekend.


    Hi Stefanie,

    Many thanks for visiting me today.
    It is gorgeous isn't it.

    Hi Jessica,

    Hope all is well with you and have a great weekend

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  13. Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeous! I definitely would love one too. When I look at the mess I make in my studio all the time, I'm not sure though if that would be the right place for me to work. All those windows would display my chaos too well ;-). For me it would be the perfect place to relax or to have guests for coffee and cake :-).
    Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures, dear friend! I'm off to dream about a Victorian conservatory now ...
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  14. If you get one, I'm coming over! YES YES YES, this is on my dream list. I've always wanted a glass conservatory as an extension to my home. I'd love to sit and draw in the sun, surrounded by beautiful flowers. Aaaaahhhhh.

    So. You getting one? Shall I book my ticket now?

    Have a spectacular weekend, Carolyn!

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  15. HAPPY PINK SATURDAY CAROLYN,
    MY NAME IS DEBBIE. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL BLOG.
    I TOO WOULD LOVE A ROOM LIKE THIS WITH ORCHIDS AND HANGING PLANTS...I WOULD NEVER LEAVE IT.
    I HOPE YOU WILL DROP BY AND SEE ME.
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  16. What a beautiful place to get away to. I think we could all use a space like that. Our Spring Break has begun. Oh so happy to have time on my hands. Many blessings, Tammy

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  17. Wishing you & your family a lovely weekend, dear Carolyn!

    Hugs & *kisses*

    XOXO LOLA:)

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  18. Sigh....I would love to be able to step right into those pics...what a beautiful spot to create and just be.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Denise:)

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  19. I would too.

    Bon weekend a toi,

    Leeann x

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  20. Too funny ~ obviously we both *need* one of these lovelies!

    The next time I go home to Michigan, I'm stopping by ~ I wonder if I call ahead she'll give me a personal tour? :)

    Jo

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  21. Oh yes, oh yes, dearest Carolyn - I can understand you!!! Wonderful!!!
    Lots of hugs and a wonderful weekend, Traude

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  22. That looks like a great place for creating teddy bears! Lots of sunlight and fun things to surround oneself with. :-)

    Hope you're well, Carolyn!

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  23. carolyn, scoot over in that FAB conservatory! it's over-the-top gorgeous...it just makes me sigh.

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  24. Dear Julia,

    Sounds like me, I would have mess everywhere too and you would not be able to hide anything with all those windows.
    Great to be able to dream about lovely places like this.

    Thanks so much for your visit Bella, always great to hear from you.
    Book you ticket, would be wonderful to see you, if we want to dream a little.

    Happy pink Saturday to you Debbie and it was lovely to meet you.
    Thanks for visiting and I enjoyed coming over to say hello to you.

    Tammy, have a wonderful Spring break and enjoy your time.
    Yes, I think we could all use a lovely space like this.

    Many thanks Lola and Nora and I am hoping that you are having a great weekend.

    Thank you Denise, and I hope that your weekend is going well.

    Thanks Audrey, it is beautiful.

    Bonjour Leeann,

    Bon weekend, and thanks for visiting me today.

    Hi Jo,

    Yes, a coincidence that we were both dreaming about Conservatories.
    How neat that you can go and visit this beautiful place, next time you go home and I am sure that you will be given the guided tour.

    Many thanks Traude and I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.

    Thank you Debora, was lovely to catch up with you again.
    Hope all is well with you.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  25. Yes sweet Carolyn this conservatory is a beauty & I have just the place for it! Hope you are kicking off your shoes & having a very restful weekend with your darlings.
    Millie ^_^

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  26. Hi Carolyn...so true. Just keeping busy doing what you love (especially in a greenhouse like that).I was in charge of a Garden tour in our town...someone had an Amdega conservatory. It was set up so that mist would spray on all the seedling trays, had gorgeous stone floors. Love conservatories, any light filled room. Hugs, Trish

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  27. Hi Janean,

    Would love to come over.
    Thanks for your visit.

    Hi Millie,

    Hope that you are having a great weekend too, maybe you are in your garden?
    It is very hot here and I have been cleaning some windows.

    Hi Trish,

    I would be very happy in this special place, as I think we all
    would ~ anything with light is beautiful.
    Your garden tour must have been wonderful, mist spraying the seedlings and stone floors ~ sounds perfect.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  28. oh wow Carolyn!!! I want a place like that too...imagine working and enjoying the view and getting inspired to create more!!!

    What a fantastic place...

    Have a wonderful day and thanks for popping in for some tea!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  29. Carolyn darling I wish and pray that all of your dreams come true. In the meantime, have yourself a marvellous weekend.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  30. Carolyn: I'm laughing because when I looked at the first photo I thought: Oh my! Does Carolyn have one of those???? Lucky girl!
    Well, I guess we'll both be thinking we had one now!

    I repeat: I have GOT to get a subscription to Victoria. I used to love it! And it seems to be every bit as good as it once was.

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  31. I too would love such a beautiful conservatory. This one reminds me a bit of the one in The Sound of Music where they have the duet...I am sixteen going on seventeeeeennnnn!

    Always a pleasure to stop by and see all the lovely things you are sharing here and thanks for always taking the time to leave a thoughtful comment over on Bardot in Blue, it is such a joy to read them :-D

    xoxo Bardot in Blue

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  32. Beautiful
    Much love and many blessings
    Love Jeanne

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  33. Me Too... :p Have a wonderful week ahead, Carolyn. All my best wishes!

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  34. Hello Carolyn,
    a conservatory (as an extension of the house, so it's warm in winter too) is a BIG DREAM of mine!!! Maybe, sooner or later ;))
    I love the etagére in the first picture too!
    Monicaxx.
    P.S I have your sheep displayed on my inspiration board, so I can see it everyday...

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  35. Thanks so much Diana for visiting me today and yes, to be able to do your fabulous artwork here, would be wonderful.

    You too dear Duchess, I hope that you are having a delightful weekend.

    Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for your visit, and yes, I love this magazine and it always has such beautiful and inspiring things in it.

    Hi Bardot in Blue,

    thank you so much for visiting me today and it is always wonderful to read your lovely comments, you leave for me. Happy week.

    Many thanks Jeanne and blessings to you.

    Thank you Fe and wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

    Hello Monica,

    I think many of us would like a conservatory and they must be lovely to have your morning coffee in and a place to relax.
    That is so neat that you have the sheep displayed on your Inspiration board, I too have your lovely heart doll on mine and love looking at it.
    Many thanks for your visit.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  36. Thanks so much Diana for visiting me today and yes, to be able to do your fabulous artwork here, would be wonderful.

    You too dear Duchess, I hope that you are having a delightful weekend.

    Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for your visit, and yes, I love this magazine and it always has such beautiful and inspiring things in it.

    Hi Bardot in Blue,

    thank you so much for visiting me today and it is always wonderful to read your lovely comments, you leave for me. Happy week.

    Many thanks Jeanne and blessings to you.

    Thank you Fe and wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

    Hello Monica,

    I think many of us would like a conservatory and they must be lovely to have your morning coffee in and a place to relax.
    That is so neat that you have the sheep displayed on your Inspiration board, I too have your lovely heart doll on mine and love looking at it.
    Many thanks for your visit.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  37. Okay, Carolyn, if you get one of those I do hope we all get to see photos of it as I'm sure we will!!! What a lovely place for you to construct your adorable bears!!! I'd love to come and tat alongside you! ;)

    Thank you for coming over to celebrate my blogoversary with me today! Good luck to you! :)
    ~TattingChic ♥

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  38. Oh It would be awesome if this was bigger and I could have a wedding in it! So beautiful.

    I hadnt heard of dustjacket but I just checked it out and loved it. And yes I am pretty sure Beckham doesnt eat many cupcakes, but I am about to! Ha

    Twila
    blog.twilasvintageclothing.com

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  39. Hi TattingChic,

    Only a dream, but it would be lovely and if I am ever lucky enough to have one, sure you could come over and do your tatting with me.
    Glad to be able to celebrate your second blog Anniversary with you and wishing you all the best.

    Hi Twila,

    It would be a beautiful place for a wedding.
    Enjoy your cupcake.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  40. Carolyn,

    I went nuts over that conservatory when I saw it in Victoria magazine. I can just imagine lounging in a wicker chair with a cup of tea and a good book within all that beautiful ironwork:).

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  41. Hi Carolyn...Oh, I saw this in the magazine and fell in love with it too! It is so gorgeous...buy a piece of property and get building!
    It would make an absolutely amazing studio.

    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  42. Hi Kim,

    I could just picture you here too, in maybe one of your Victorian gowns, relaxing on a wicker chair.
    It is wonderful and no harm in dreaming.

    Hi Nancy,

    It would make the perfect studio.
    Though with all the windows, you would have to do your crafting and be careful you were not messy.
    Thanks for your visit.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  43. Oh I love it, it's fabulous! Fancy being able to get one these days!

    Hope your weekend was lovely,
    xoxo DJ

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  44. Go ahead and buy it, Carolyn! You have my blessing! :)

    Love,
    C

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  45. Oh, I saw this too, and fell madly in love. Where Women Create also featured her lovely studio and an article about her. Wouldn't you just love to create in there?

    Karen

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  46. Thank you for your visit Dustjacket, and I hope that your weekend was lovely and your week ahead a wonderful one.

    thanks Charity, one day maybe.

    Thank you for your visit Maria and I look forward to coming to visit your blog.

    Hi Karen,

    I thought it would be beautiful to create in this lovely space.
    Seems like we all love this Conservatory.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  47. How Beautiful and Romantic the conservatory is. It would be grand to have a place such as this.

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  48. wow, love all these too, especialy the first one. I always like vintage look :)

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  49. Thats really beautifuol Carolyn!!!
    I love it.I can see myself ine there...LOL.Thank you for coming by for a visit.You are so sweet.Any comments that come from you are cherished because,you are such a talent with all the beautiful bears and such you create.
    XXOO Marie Antionette

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  50. ahh Victoria Magazine. if it's the same one we have here in the states, it was my absolute favorite when i was growing up (i read my mom's issues which she has kept to this day!).
    such wonderful inspiration.
    xoxo alison

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  51. Hi Carolyn;

    I love that article on Peacock Designs too... Yes I dream of such a wonderful place to have my studio -- wouldn't it be grand.... (Victoria Magazine is the best!) Still reserving this month's issue for a quiet moment with TEA.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my new blog designs. I got it from "Blogger in Draft" (http://bloggerindraft.blogspot.com/2010/03/blogger-template-designer.html) Blogger has all sorts of new design tools -- easy to use -- check it out, You might find something there you like.

    Wishing you a wonderful week.
    blessings,
    Rosalind

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  52. Thanks for your visit Carol, and it would be lovely to have one of these.

    Many thanks Gleenn, anything vintage is lovely, I agree with you.

    Lovely to have a visit from you Marie Antoinette and I loved seeing your new dolls you have made.

    Thanks Alison, I love Victoria magazine, as it always has something beautiful and inspiring. How neat that your Mum has kept all the issues of it.

    Hi Rosalind,

    Your new look to your blogs is lovely and I will have to take a look at the new design tool for blogger, thanks for sharing the links.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  53. Ooooh moi too!!! FAB... but I need more property... hmmmm

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  54. I would love one of those too (but not very practical in Canada). I have to settle to stain glass windows. Such pretty photos you posted.

    I noticed Johnny Depp pops up a lot on your blog ("you may be interest in" section). Yep, I'm interested :)

    Karen

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  55. That would be wonderful to have a place like that just for yourself. Awww .. things were so romantic back in the day.
    Blessings!
    Gwen

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  56. Thank you for your visit Fifi.

    Many thanks Karen, for visiting me today.
    JD ... maybe I will have to stop writing a post on this guy.
    I just thought it was interesting about the Mad Hatter, because I had not heard why that was.

    Hi Gwendolyn,

    Things did seem so much more romantic and simple, years ago.
    Thanks for your visit.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  57. OH!!!
    I would love one of those, too!! Those are such gorgeous photos and I can only imagine the serene feeling that would surround and comfort us!!!
    Ahhhh. Beautiful!
    Love and hugs to you~ have a beautiful day, sweetie!!
    oxoxox
    Christina

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  58. oh I would adore a place to sit and create and dream like that. So magical...I think I would never ever leave. Happy week to you...Easter Blessings. xo

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  59. Hi Carolyn, I agree with you. That Victorian conservatory is just to die for! It reminds me of the Victorian era Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. I went a year and a half ago and took photos - it was fabulous! You must go if you ever make it out here to San Francisco.
    Sharon :-)

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  60. Carolyn amor, I hope you had a beautiful and relaxing weekend :) Here we enjoyed the sunshine and on Sunday we picked avocados and I loved feeling the sunshine on my face as I looked up into the tree for them :) These pictures that you shared are so gorgeous...but then it gives me a case of the "I wish, I wish" :) But that is one of my favorite quotes :) I also wanted to share with you that my lil blog has a new look :) I am loving it, please let me know what you think :) Have a beautiful week amor :) Besos, Rose

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  61. Have a lovely Easter Carolyn. A lovely relaxing time with your family. Maybe a couple of creme caramel eggs won't hurt ah!! My love to your Mum if you're visiting. Luv you dear friend.

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  62. WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ONE TOO!
    YOUR BLOG IS LOVELY CAROLYN!
    HAPPY DAY!
    ROSA

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  63. Oh, the conservatory is such a wonderful idea! I think that would make a great alternate living room and also an office... there's nothing better than having nature surround you and being able to enjoy all the natural light (even if it's raining).

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  64. Hi Carolyn! I saw that in Victoria and LOVED it too!!! It would be so dreamy to have one of those *sigh*

    Hugs ~

    :) T

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  65. What a beautiful dream you have!:) I know how inspiring it could be to work in the enviroment filled with beauty...Perhaps, one day you will have it, I do not see any reason as to why not. :-))) Wishing you wonderful week ahead!:-)

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  66. Thank you so much Christina, and I hope that you are having a beautiful week.

    Many thanks Koralee, I would never want to leave if I had one of these.
    Easter blessings to you.

    Hi Sharon,

    I have been to San Francisco, but was not there very long and will have to look out for it, if I am lucky enough to go back.
    I think they have a big structure like this in Paris too, saw a doco once and that was lovely.

    Oh how wonderful Rose, a new look to your blog! Will be over to visit you dear friend.
    I hope that you are having a great week.

    Thank you Karen for your visit and kind Easter wishes, and for Mum.
    I hope that you have a lovely time and yes, a few little Easter eggs will be fine. Love to all you and your family.

    Many thanks Rosa, for your visit and wishing you a lovely day.

    Thanks Haute-World ~ oh an office would be lovely and as you say listening to the raindrops on the roof would be great.

    Many thanks Tracey, for your visit.
    You will be getting so excited for your trip to Paris. Good luck with the preparations and bon voyage, dear friend.

    Thank you so much Anya for visiting me today and always makes me happy to read your notes.
    I hope that you are having a wonderful week.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  67. Stunning, I have always dreamed of owning an iron/glass conservatory. So glad to see I am not alone. Just imagine breakfast or tea in a conservatory on a sunny day... or rainy... probably also beautiful. Cheers!

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  68. Thanks for your visit Peter, it would be great for taking afternoon tea, in a wonderful place like this.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  69. Oh that is a lovely place to dream and doze.

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  70. Hi Jenny,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and I look forward to coming to see you.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  71. ha ha that's so funny because I was just telling my husband last night about that conservatory and how you can assemble it in a few days ~ I love it! He actually later commented on how if I end up with it, we could put the cat's litter box there instead of in his workshop in the basement! ....he's given me a glimmer of hope :) Wouldn't it be lovely though???

    This is my first time reading your blog...came over from Doreen @ Vermont Harvest, it's very lovely and I'll be back! Have a great day and happy dreaming! Jenn

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  72. Hi Jenn,

    Many thanks for visiting my blog and I look forward to coming over to say hello to you.
    I am sure you would be happy to have the cat with you in there, if that is what it takes to get one of these.
    Good luck and have a great week.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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