Saturday, April 16, 2011

Out and about in Chelsea

We went for a walk early one Sunday morning before the shops were open.
It was pleasant as there was a nip in the air and the sky was clear blue.
I loved this little Art Deco shop and would have been fun to take a look around it.

The fountain playing in Sloane Square
The ornate entrance to this building is fabulous.

Building Character
"Character is like the foundation of a house~ it is below the surface"

I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.
It is raining here today and so much for going to pick the olives off our tree which are ripe and ready to be harvested.
Maybe tomorrow might be a better day for it.

I look forward to coming to visit you all.


  1. Ohhh, I would love to go into that shop as well!!!

    I hope you have a lovely weekend, Carolyn!!!


  2. What lovely pictures-thanks for sharing:)!



  3. I love Chelsea. Whenever I am in London I always go out of my way to wonder around there.


  4. It's such a beautiful city, beautiful in many ways. You captured it perfectly pretty, sweet Carolyn. How is you mother doing? Have a loveliest of weekends all together xxxxx

  5. Oh how exciting about your olives, looking forward to hearing the results, your photos from your visit bring everything back fresh once again ...lovely x
    Bonne weekend my friend x

  6. Gorgeous photos from London again, you have captured the feeling of a city that sleeps.
    Sounds so nice to pick your own olives, hope it stops raining.
    Have a happy weekend

  7. The art deco shop looks so.. very British! I'm sure you enjoyed looking in the windows and then onto lovely Sloane Square - I always think of Princess Diana shopping in this exclusive area,
    in the days when she was referred to as a Sloane Ranger.
    Have a wonderful week-end! xx

  8. Great beautiful Chelsea.....oh yhe flower show !! must be their soon !!....i shall google right now....lovely lazy weekend love

  9. How is your mom doing??

  10. Wonderful pictures!!!
    I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

  11. Oh how I long to go to these places...and you are picking OLIVES???? ARE THEY GOOD??? What a life...enjoy every bit dearest. Anita

  12. Well George the Lad, who lives in SHROPSHIRE, England has packed his backpack and will be joining us next week!!! teeeeheeee...I am so silly, but I CANNOT help it!

    JOY TO YOU, Anita

  13. Gorgeous photos, darling!
    Happy weekend!


  14. Carolyn--
    oh harvesting olives sounds wonderful-- that`s not possibly here.
    Thanks for your Chelsea tour- so much to investigate--hope the word is right ?
    Hugs and happy week-end to you,dear.

  15. Dear Carolyn
    Here it´s not raininig but we have a very windy weather and I hate it!
    and also the flowers of my garden...
    I hope tomorrow we will have a better day too
    Happy weekend

  16. minute there I thought you got an invite to the wedding!!!!!!Great pictures, that shop looks adorable!
    Maryanne xo

  17. So much day I will make my way over there...oh happy day that will be. Thanks for sharing...I love following along with you. oxxoxo

    So glad you got the little are just too sweet my friend...hugs

  18. HI Carolyn, The buildings are beautiful.

    Olives of your own....sounds like a story book! Wonderful thing to have. I have always bought my olives from the store.

    Red Hots are little cinnamon flavored candies that are sweet and slightly hot. Hope that helps.

    May you have a great week-end.

  19. Hi Carolyn
    I've just had a great time catching up on your posts!
    My family have returned to France so it's time to get back to 'normal'!!
    I was so sorry to hear your dear mum had been in hospital - but good she's home again. A stressful time for you.
    Take care

  20. At this hour the city looks very silent!Have a pretty Sunday!

  21. Oh Carolyn, you sweet and wonderful person, you!!!!

    My email address is:

    You can email me and then I will respond with my postal are soooooo sweet! And isn't that beach, NAVAGIO BEACH off the coast of Greece just a dream? C'est trop beau!!! Love to you, Anita

  22. Happy Sunday my friend
    Love and many blessings
    Thanks for all you share and your visits and kind words♥

  23. Hi Caroyn, Those architetural details are really beautiful and such a joy to look at. Thank you for sharing these pictures.
    It must be great to own some olive trees and make oil or pickled olives.
    I'm glad to hear that your Mom is out of the hospital and doing better. I'll keep my fingers cross that she will be fully recovered soon.
    Have a lovely week!
    Hugs to you,

  24. Gorgeous photos, Carolyn! I just love Chelsea. Your recaps always make me wish that I could hop on a plane to visit :)

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend, sweetie! xoxo

  25. Oh how I want to go to England. I would definitely have to go to Chelsea. Have you ever road those double-decker buses? They look scary to this country bumpkin.LOL!
    sending big hugs your way...

  26. Really glad to hear your Mum is out of hospital and felling better Carolyn!!

    Thank you for the tour of Chelsea. You look great standing in front of the double decker.

    I'm curious. How have you been liking your Canon?


  27. I'm so happy that you are still sharing your trip to England with us.
    A trip of a lifetime.

    Happy your mom is doing better.


  28. Lovely, lovely!! Chelsea is so marvelous – well, all of London is! – g

  29. Your blog is beautiful and those little bears are adorable. You have a gift for creating....

  30. Hi dearest sweet Carolyn, that is so sweet of you to be sending me Easter greetings. It will get to me safely, my neighbors will take of that ;o)
    I hope my Easter envelope will arrive at your doorstep in time. Have a joyful Easter with your beloved family and sweet mother who is hopefully feeling better every day. Much love xxxxx

  31. Love these shots of London, especially the one of the art deco-styled shop. Wishing you a wonderful week :)

    Hugs xx

    Camille @ Paris in Pink

  32. Olives, wonderful! I have been in Greece years ago and there were olive trees all over. Hope your mother feels better!

  33. Sweet Carolyn,

    Iam so happy to hear that your mother has got her health and strength back!!!♥

    I haven`t ever visit in England, maybe someday:)But I coould imagine walking with you there with in your photos:)

    My fiend, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your many lovely messages what I have got from you, I really approciate them, thank you!!♥

    I wish you my dear blogfriend, ♥HAPPY EASTER♥

    I send you many hugs and kisses!!

  34. Lovely images - as always!

    Just returned from brief trip to London too!

    Have a lovely Easter week, dear Carolyn!


    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  35. Dearest Carolyn,

    Hope your Mama is doing better by now... Was behind with reading my blogs. You write in such an entertaining manner and your photos are great as well. Love the 'button-heart' in your previous post.

    Lots of love,



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