Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Paula's Cottage and Gardens in Early May

 Hello again!
Back from Florida with Dad...
...a few days home...before we head to the lake.
Here are a few more photos from my visit to Paula's last week.
Her cottage was fresh and as charming as always...
 and her early spring gardens were beautiful and promised a  spectacular show
 to come in just a few weeks.

Tiny Finch and Dove eggs came from Paula's sister Carol .

Paula's tiny kitchen is packed with charm
 and reflects her unique decorating style.
 I can attest to the fact that although small in size
 it has served up many delicious meals!

Outside the back door, one of her window boxes just planted with purple blossoms from our good friend Carole 
at Maynard Greenhouse in Old Saybrook.

I just love the texture and look of the patio
 with these tiny flowers, moss and lichen.

It is such a pretty time of year here in Paula's gardens 
with all the ferns and shade flowers just beginning to bloom.

Years ago, Paula and I both bought a few Giant Solomon Seal
 plants at a Trade Secrets Show.
Mine are still thriving at the lake in the Adirondacks...
and Paula's have multiplied and are stunning!

Her lilacs were just beginning to bloom.

The Bird's Nest Inn is stunning and deserves its very own post... highlight the charm of this unexpected little get away!

So...stay tuned for lots more photos from Paula's home
 and my mini vacation in beautiful Connecticut.

Thank you for all your lovely comments.
I read and appreciate them so much!


NMK said...

I Love ,Love her kitchen !!! Her gardens are so pretty....thank you for the Beautiful tour !!!

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Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Paula's cottage is exquisite and absolutely COTTAGE CHARMING and whimsical and delightful in every way.

Thanks so much for sharing, it was such a treat for the senses, both inside and outside her home.

Tell me - did she have a clawfoot bathrub too?

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Soooo Pretty LOVE the metal mannequin on the wall...... We've been busy here.... So not too much blogging lately......I love yours it is looking fabulous!!!!!!!Always a pleasure Maryanne xo

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

What an adorable place...and I love all the touches in the yard...enjoying the tour!

ThiftedBliss said...

I adore every inch of Paula's yard. I am so inspired every time a see a picture of her hard work. Thanks for sharing!

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Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I love Paula's cottage Laura ..... every turn that you make , there is a suprise of something beautiful and must see new things every time you visit !!
Happy Thursday to you Laura. I hope that you are enjoying the merry month of May ! XXXX

Gracie's Cottage said...

So charming...I could move right in! Beautiful photos..

Unknown said...

I LOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Paula's garden and home.......thanks sooooooo much for sharing. I wish she would do a book on her home and garden's like James Cramer's "Seanson's at Seven Gates Farm" from Country Living, an awesome book. Paula's would be just as beautiful. Thanks again, and I CAN NOT wait to see more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annette said...

That is such a charming cottage Paula has created. The grounds are lovely and it looks like such a calm and cozy place to be. You are lucky to be able to visit!

Egretta Wells blog said...

This lovely place and your tour made me sigh and really, it made my day!!

Evi said...

if anyone can put things together in the most charming way, it is Paula. Wonderful as always! Sorry I missed Brimfield again, and being with you gals!!!!
Still not myself, tired, tired!!!
Glad you got back ok from Florida.
Talk soon!
Are you going to Rhinebeck? We are, and so is Paula...
Love you lots,

20 North Ora said...

Thanks so much for sharing her precious home and gardens. Just precious!!


ByLightOfMoon said...

Paula's cottage is stunning and so inspiring. I have moss gardens also and enjoy add in to them! The mushroom shape structure is fabulous! What was it? I always love visiting your blog and your sharing your travels!
Smiles, Cyndi

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a charming home...the gardens are exquisite...

Yeta said...

I just LOVE all !!! Quel charme ... !
Bonne journée