Saturday, July 20, 2013

White on white

Hello dear friends,
White roses are always so very pretty and  a joy to have around the home. One of the nice things I like about winter, is my camellia bushes are in bud  so I was happy to go out and pick the first bloom for the season. 
 I was telling you about the beautiful  monogrammed sheet I  bought in France and it makes a lovely tablecloth for a table.
The  drawn thread work and the embroidered monogram are really exquisite and someone has spent a lot of time working on this. 

I would just like to say thank you to my last post - sorry to confuse you but our 25th wedding anniversary was actually back in 2011, when we were there in France.
Looking back through my photos the other day I saw, the lovely 'Rose Cottage' and as I had never shown these, thought I would share with you. Especially if you are planning a trip away and want somewhere to stay just outside of Paris.

We are very happy to have DD come home for the weekend. We have gone for a long walk and ate tuna salad for lunch on the deck. Tonight she has kindly said she will cook dinner for us, so how lucky to have her do this.

Whatever you have planned for the weekend, I hope it is a good one.
Hope to catch up with you all and your lovely blogs soon.

Enjoy each moment dear friends


  1. The monogram is very beautiful and
    so large, among the most beautiful
    i´ve ever seen. Lovely with the
    white roses.
    Have a nice weekend

  2. The monogrammed is sooo beautiful and those white roses on it are perfectly match with the tablecloth.What a beautiful arrangement!
    I visited Paris one time 27 years ago. I love France.But unfortunately my good memory of the trip to Paris is gradually fading away...sad. I should go to France again!

    Have a nice weekend,Carolyn.

  3. Beautiful white roses and I have so many in My garden :)
    The monogram is very beautiful x
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Big hugs x

  4. Gorgeous flowers!
    Love white roses!


  5. White on white is so special, isn't it? And with the textures that vary, the experience is even more interesting! It's so interesting to think you are IN WINTER while we are here sweltering in the heat! The beauty of the internet, of blogging, to connect with others and their lives...wishing you a peaceful winter evening my dear. Anita

  6. Hi Carolyn!
    Gorgeous roses and a fabulous tablecloth:)Hope you are enjoying the weekend!
    ~Anne xx

  7. Much love and many blessings.

    Love Jeanne Beautiful photographs and postings as always.

    Have a gorgeous weekend.

  8. I'm sure you're looking forward to more of your white camellias coming into bloom and a lovely seasonal treat for you. You surround yourself with the most exquisite and romantic treasures, Carolyn. I do hope you have a very special weekend with DD.

  9. Dear Carolyn, I'm so in love with your white roses, how beautiful have them, I also love to have fresh flowers at home! Have a lovely weekend! Kisses! xo

  10. Oh Carolyn, I love white roses. They are so beautiful to me. Your white linen is very nice. I was noticing the white frame too. What a nice table this is.

    Have a nice weekend, dear.


  11. Dear Carolyn!
    Your tablecloth looks so dreamy with your camellias!
    I wish you a happy sunday!
    With love,

  12. Hi Carolyn,
    Thank you so much for your kind thoughts about my painting... The real Honey Bee is such a darling pony, don't you think?
    I just love your beautiful flowers you picked from your garden. The camellia is so lovely, and I love the roses.
    Enjoy your weekend dear friend
    Sending you a big hug!

  13. Dearest Carolyn,
    You got away with a treasure on linens from France. One can only caress such fine work and think about the hands that lovingly created it once...
    Your white Camellia is so beautiful and perfect looking too. Enjoy dinner together with your sweet daughter. What a bliss.

  14. Love the roses Carolyn! Lovely vignette!


  15. Hi sweet friend! I sure wish camellias would grow here! Your white on white is beautiful!!!!
    I hope you have a wonderful Sunday Carolyn!

  16. Dearest Carolyn,
    What an great idea that the BEAUTIFUL monogrammed sheet turned into a great tablecloth; and your arrangement is really gorgeous♡♡♡ Your white Camellia look so proud in your picture(*^_^*) I do wish I still have flower garden which turned into my husband's hobby room.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  17. White is so elegant and your arrangements too.So strange you have winter beautiful to be connected via Internet with your lovely universe!

  18. I love your white camilla and roses and the tablecloth is a lovely reminder of your time in France. Our daughter is always coming home and cooking for us too, it is such a treat, especially after a long day at work.
    Sarah x

  19. Dear Carolyn
    Your white post is so nice. I love white roses. Your tablecloth is very beautiful.
    I wish you a happy week with a lot of sun. Love and hugs Yvonne

  20. Hello Dear Carolyn.
    It's Monday here in the states and I just had to pop in to check out what is going on in your world. Who could go wrong with white on white....i love it. It is so pretty and clean looking. Charming.

    It is wonderful that you have celebrated your 25th and are adding to it. Tis wonderful.

    I hope I can return to France someday, but when I do I want to be able to speak French and understand the customs somewhat better than what I did. I can dream and it's a sweet dream.

    Wonderful that you have a sweet daughter that will prepare meals for you!

    The flowers are so pretty! Love white. So glad you shared your white on white.

    sending best wishes,

  21. Hello Carolyn darling, just stopped by to see how my lovely friend is doing. I have missed my daily visits to your blog. I am a fan of white roses and must say your drawn thread sheet/tablecloth is exactly like the one I inherited from my Auntie. The duo looks amazing.

    Sending you love & Hugs

  22. what pretty roses! All the creams and whites together look beautiful

  23. Hi Carolyn,

    Your white Camellia perfect .. as it white on white and your linen is stunning and I'm sure it's even more lovely in person. I too enjoy white roses and have them on my blog post today! Something so clean, elegant, fresh about white:)

    Enjoy your day Carolyn! xxleslie

  24. Oh, the roses are beautiful. Love the tablecloth too.
    Thank you so much for visiting.

    Hugs from here


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  26. White flowers are my favourites, always have been, and these are beautiful Carolyn :)

  27. It's all so pretty:)! I love white on white.



  28. I love white on white. Your roses are so gorgeous.

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  31. Hi Carolyn, I'm glad you clarified about your anniversary – I admit to having a moment of deja vu and wondering if I'd missed something!

    The white table and flowers are gorgeous - how lovely to have the camellia blooming already. Our winter camellias are not always reliable but very welcome when they do bloom in December and January.

  32. Carolyn your white on white looks so pretty! Have a great weekend ahead.


  33. What a beautiful table setting. !

  34. Hi Carolyn,

    I love white on white. I love the roses. But your a women after my own heart. I love your camellia bloom. Here where I live they are hard to grow. Could be me ;) lol but I have one that hasn't died now for two years. I just love the flower and the leaves shade of green. Beautiful.
    Have a wonderful day!

  35. Wow , those white roses are simply amazing .

  36. Dearest Carolyn,
    how beautiful your white camellias are! Just gorgeous! And I like the table setting with the nostalgic picture frame very much. In Austria, I'm affraid, the camellias would die in winter. However, at present it is very hot in our country - for the weekend are about 38 degrees Celsius expected (about 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit); that's much too hot for me. I think the moderate climate of New Zealand would give me more pleasure... :o)
    Warm hugs from here, Traude

  37. How wonderful to have your daughter home! And gorgeous...
    A beautiful and sweet table scape, dear Carolyn...the French linen is ever so special.
    I'm off to catch up with your posts!!
    Hugs to you,
    - Irina

  38. Hello there darling friend! I always love to see you pop by to leave a sweet word of acknowledgement! We are having an unusually COLD summer!!!!! But nonetheless, an enchanting one that makes every day a blessing. I hope you have a peaceful and lovely weekend! Anita

  39. Bonjour!

    Visiting Paris is at the top of my "bucket list". God willing I will get there some day. When I do I will sure turn to you for some advice. I would love the see the city but experience some of the beautiful countryside also. I love your posts giving us a glimpse of France, so inspiring. The french sheet is gorgeous as a table cloth and the white roses & camellia finish it off.

    Have a sweet weekend, Edie Marie


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