Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy May!

Hello dear friends,

I can't believe that it is May already - how did this come around so quickly?

Here are just a few little moments that have made me happy over the past week ~ love drying hydrangeas and seeing what colour they turn out

the joy of having  my 10.00 am cup of coffee 

I bought the tin holder to store our olive oil in the pantry

The olives are ripe on our trees and ready to be harvested and we will be doing this next week. The hungry birds have been feasting on them, so hope they leave some for us.

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself
~Maya Angelou

 Hope you have a happy weekend


  1. How lovely to have your own olive oil - the oil container is lovely - if ever you go to Paris you must check out 22 Rue de Murillo!

  2. Like you - I can't believe the fifth month (May) has arrived, where did the others of 2015 go to?

    Yes, we have all been busy.

    Love your 10.00am coffee - I'm just off to have one too, although it's near to 11.00am as I type this.

    Have a good weekend - 'til next time

    All the best Jan

  3. May we be blessed with only the very best this month and always.
    May is one of my most beloved Months.
    Love and hugs and smiles across the miles Love Jeanne

  4. So lovely with your dried hydrangeas in the clay bottle, I love them dried, too dear Carolyn, -and the tin holder is a wonderful find, the brown bottles looks beautiful inside. I hope, with you, that you will have a great harvest of your olives, with wonderful oil to save !!
    Hugs from Dorthe

  5. Happy weekend Ria...x!

  6. Wonderful images, Carolyn. Each one is a work of art. I adore the green tin with the olive oil bottles. A great find. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the very nice words behind. I'm following you, too. Your bears are delightful, by the way. xxx ~ Nancy

  7. Happy weekend, Carolyn! Lovely hydrangeas!

  8. Dear Carolyn ... thank you so much for your visit to my "little space" and for your kind words. You have a lovely "space" here. You have shared such lovely pictures. Your 10:00 a.m. coffee looks just perfect. Having your own olive oil sounds absolutely wonderful. Sweetest Blessings ♥ Teri

  9. Hi Carolyn! I too enjoy drying my Hydrangea. They are lovely flowers aren't they? I like that 10:00 a.m. cup of coffee too:) These are the simple things in life that we should always look forward to. Enjoy your weekend! xxleslie

  10. Happy May my sweet friend. May it be filled with many more happy moments. Sending you a great big hug.


  11. Wonderful to have your own olives, lovely
    bucket for the bottles.
    Wish you a happy week

  12. Happy May dear friend! I love the hydrangea's.
    Wishing you a beautiful week ahead.

  13. Such sweet and cozy images, Carolyn, of your favourite moments this week. Your 10am coffee looks delicious. Love the colour of that pretty tin holder.

    Have a lovely week!


  14. Lovely post, darling... Happy May!


  15. How wonderful it must be to make your own olive oil. Happy May Carolyn! Hope it's a marvelous month!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  16. Happy May to you too!!! I love that quote!! Does it get any better than that!!! Wishing you a month of beauty Carolyn! Nicole xo

  17. This is a lovely post. Your flowers are wonderful. Your coffee is very inviting...

  18. Beautiful hydrangeas!

    I hope you and the birds enjoy the olives and the oil!

  19. Hi Carolyn! Happy May to you!

  20. The dried blue hydrangeas arranged in the old stoneware pot look beautiful and the tin holder is just the right colour for your bottles of olive oil. There's nothing better than your own produced olive oil and I hope you get a good yield this year. The coffee looks delicious. It's good to take a break and enjoy mid morning. Happy May to you!

  21. Hello Carolyn!!! Thank you for your visit and for becoming a follower to my blog.
    I just joined yours and I like it so much!!! I am so pleased to have a member from New Zealand! You reminded me of my first pen friend when I was a teenager...she was also from New Zealand. I am now going to read some more of your older posts and enjoy your lovely bears!
    Have a happy May month!!!

  22. Oh, I love the 'home' quote by Maya Angelou. She's one of my favorites. wow, how wonderful that you make your own olive oil from the olives that are harvested. I love my morning coffee too, Carolyn, only I have mine around 7:00 am.

    Have a blessed week, my dear friend.

    love, ~Sheri

  23. Dearest Carolyn,
    Lovely photos and some fun additions.
    Wow, indeed where goes the time... Can't believe we are already on May the 6th. I've been racing the past couple of weeks. Getting ready for so many things. Pieter's birthday on Wednesday, on Thursday we went to Atlanta for King's Birthday reception with the Dutch Consul, staying in hotel one night. Back the other day and again next day back to the airport to pick up a dear friend who's staying with us... On a roller coaster!

  24. Happy May, Carolyn! Can hardly believe it.
    What fun to have your own olive trees....hope you're going to post some photos of the harvest.
    Nothing prettier than dried hydrangeas! But then, I love them on the bush too...such a lovely flower, and dries prettier than most.
    Happy week my friend!

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  26. i also love hydrangeas, dear Carolyn.
    your antique pieces are magical.
    man greetings

  27. I hope your olive harvest was good! Enjoy your autumn days! Sarah x

  28. Ahhh, it's the simple pleasures in life that make the day so enjoyable. I love the foam on that cuppa coffee! Have a blissful Mother's Day weekend!

  29. I love hydrangeas. We bring our olive oil from Jerusalem. When I go to the States and have to buy from the grocery store, I'm always disappointed. There's nothing like fresh pressed olives. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  30. Dear Carolyn,
    How sweet of you to come over and meet Finn. Thank you for your kind words.
    Wishing you a beautiful Mother's Day


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