Sunday, August 1, 2010

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Welcome to "SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY", a blog party I host at the beginning of each week to celebrate the things we love about our homes and how we live.

The House in the Roses

Today I'm celebrating my favorite room of the house. Summers are short-lived here where we live, so we use our backyard as much as we can May to October... Our garden is the living room. It's our place for coffee in the morning, and family gatherings in the late afternoon...
 

39 comments:

  1. Hi Cielo - your garden is lovely as usual...it's no wonder you spend as much time as you do out there! They should be featured in the pages of a garden magazine.
    -marie

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  2. Dear Cielo, oh, it is so lovely to see your garden and home full of cosy atmosphere! Have a good time with your family there! greetings from Austria (no klangaroos here around! we have Lipizans instead!)

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  3. Oh the sunlight on your whites in the garden! GORGEOUS!!! I'm joining in with your Monday Party! Blessings, Doni

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  4. I can see why you spend so much time in your beautiful garden. Here in Sweden we have had very hot, dry and sunny, but now it´s changed to cold, rain and windy. Everything is green, but wet, wet and wet. It´s not supposed to be fall yet...elsamarianne

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  5. Lovely table, Cielo. Your garden is so pretty!

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  6. I'm just now discovering "Show off your cottage", so I'm not really prepared. However, next Monday I plan to be here. This is a lovely idea and your pictures are beautiful!
    Have a great week.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  7. Your garden is so lush and beautiful! I love your white linens! It's all so dreamy in the garden! Jacqueline

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  8. Beautiful garden room! Thanks for sharing, @nne

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  9. Your garden is beautiful and so is your china. :) Always gorgeous!
    Hope you have a blessed week!
    Hugs
    Missy

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  10. I love your enchanted garden, Cielo..
    Beautiful photos...
    xo bj

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  11. Gorgeous!!! The garden is exquisite, and so is your china. OH, and I LOVE the eyelet pillows. Definitely, a magical "room."

    Blessings,
    Patti @ Fill My Cup with Beauty

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  12. Trasladar la sala de estar al jardin es maravilloso y el verano invita a ello
    Me encanta tu sala de estar veraniega rodeada de esas preciosas flores
    La próxima semana sin falta participaré en tu "Show off your Cottage Monday"
    Besos

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  13. What a beautiful place to enjoy a cup of tea. Thanks so much for hosting.
    :) Michelle

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  14. Beautiful garden! Thanks for hosting. It's always fun to join in :)

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  15. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. It's just the opposite where I live. October through May are the times to be outdoors - unless you're in the pool cooling off. LOL
    Charlotte

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  16. Beautiful! Absolutely stunning pictures. Love them all!

    xoRebecca

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  17. Good Morning, Cielo,
    I love your Monday's! I would really like to join in soon. I am having a blog make over done right now and when its done I will join in on the fun..
    Your yard is so delightful as I have seen in previous posts, I can see why its one of your favorite places to spend your time in!
    Big hugs, Elizabeth

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  18. Ciao Cielo,

    Beautiful cottage garden, as usual...I wrote about gardens today too! Thanks for the "party" ~ it is always a joy to be a part of it.

    Can't wait to do my "reading" tonight.

    Ciao bella,
    Suzanne

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  19. Oh my goodness! I'd live outdoors there too! We have a very long growing season here - but quite a bit if it has been extremely hot! Thanks again for sharing your beautiful paradise garden,
    Kathy

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  20. Hello Cielo...

    Ohhh my...my friend, if I had a garden such as yours...I would live in it as well! I completely understand about the short time that we can enjoy the outdoors...living here in Colorado. Anyway, I just swoon everytime I come for a visit to your beautiful home and gardens!!! Your flowers are simply fabulous...and it would be sooo sweet to just have tea or read...or whatever...with all of those beauties surrounding you! I also really enjoyed your sweet tea table with all those luscious lace linens...gorgeous! Pretty...pretty teacups too! This was such a treat, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

    I also wanted to thank you for hosting "Show Off Your Cottage Monday"...I really enjoyed participating again this week! I really enjoyed your visit to my Blue Cottage veranda...and your sweet note! Thank you!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  21. Beautiful garden, beautiful china, beautiful lace and pillows and linens -- a lovely post!
    Dreamy.
    Cass

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  22. Hi Cielo,
    A delightful place to spend your summer! We live outdoors all summer as well.
    Thank you for hosting,

    Carolyn

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  23. I'm so pleased I found your blog! and what a pretty garden! I shall be back to visit often
    Dianne xx in cold & wet Southern Australia

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  24. Your garden is just gorgeous and I would love to be sitting there. It's just toooooooo hot to be outside here. Your chairs, the plants and your beautiful tablesetting are just so inviting and beautiful. How wonderful to be able to enjoy it for so long. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  25. This is a lovely, ethereal setting... I've only just discovered you today from Marty's blog. I will be back again to visit. My mother's wedding china is the same pattern as your saucer- are you able to pass along the name to me? I would like to link my latest post to your meme. So nice to meet you.
    ~ Sue

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  26. Beautiful garden and what a wonderful place to spend those long summer days. Great blog.
    Sandy

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  27. Your garden is beautiful and so inviting!

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  28. Oh so beautiful and romantic, no matter how short lived.

    Thanks so much for being a part of "Summer Sundays".

    - The Tablescaper

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  29. Hi Cielo... Your garden looks fabulous! I know what you mean about just living out there.. it all ends way too soon:-)
    Thanks for your visit and sweet comments! I wish I knew how to do layering (like my header).. I had Karen Valentine do it:-) Her blog button is on my sidebar... she makes pretty pages!!
    Bella

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  30. This is just delightful; what a fabulous and whimsical garden and oh my that lace, I just love it!

    Also thanks so much for joining us for last week's tea parties as well!

    (It's been unbelievably busy and I'm just getting caught up)!..,

    Cheers from Wanda Lee

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  31. DEAR CIELO YOUR GARDEN IS FULL OF BEAUTY AND ALL YOUR GARDEN DECOR YUST LOVELY I WISH I CAN GIVE YOU LONGER SUMERS HUGS AND BLESSINGS SANDRA

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  32. HOLA CIELITO QUE HERMOZO ESTA TODO ME ENCANTAN TUS MANTELES TIENEN PRECIOZOS DETALLES TAMBIEN TUS LINDAS TAZAS Y PLATITOS .QUISIERA REGALARTE UNA PRIMAVERA MAS LARGA...ME ENCANTA TODO LO NUEVO QUE HAS PUESTO EN TU BLOG...BENDICIONES

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  33. Absolutely charming!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  34. Hi Cielo, I believe this is the first time I've joined your party. Love your post and the tablecloth is beautiful!

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  35. love love love your garden and so wish I could sit there and drink tea from that gorgeous cup. Will have to get mine out and cultivate some bit of garden to look like yours! xx

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