Wednesday, 7 April 2010

A certain enchantment...

On Easter Monday, April showed signs of being truly enchanted.
Its sunshine and early blooms took us out for a walk around the garden.

I wish I could say that the view from the back of the garden looking up to the house was ours

That the view from my study was this

That beyond our pond, if we had one, this is what I could see

That hidden amongst the wilder patches beyond our walled garden were snakeshead fritillairies

That clumps of daffodils grew beneath the trees that framed our views of the Downs

That in amongst the foliage

Entwined in the trees

Were magnificent statues.

And in our painter's garden hellebores in various shades of dusty pink sat blooming in the Easter sun

That this beautiful circle of flowering euphorbia was mine

That all the joys and hints of spring and summer found in these photos belonged to me

That this house was my home

That this beautiful pink door belonged to me and that I could open it wide and welcome you all in to show you the myriad of treasures inside...
Of course I can't lay claim to any of the above, but you can go and visit Charleston Farmhouse yourself and let it weave some of its magic on you... it's my favourite daydream.


Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Kim! Who wouldn't want to live there? Of course, you might need a little help with all the upkeep, so that's a positive side of not owning it! Happy April!

mary said...

And you haven't even mentioned the painted furniture.Does that mean you don't want it and I can have it?

Lisa said...

A magical house and garden.
Lisa x

silverpebble said...

Oh this sounds like an exquisite daydream - I will remember this place, thankyou Kim

Scented Sweetpeas said...

lol I love that post, oh how I wish I owned a garden like that :-) Mind you the cleaning of a large house like that may put me off.

Andylynne said...

What a lot of beautiful places you and your family visit. But the garden photos of your own garden have been lovely as well.

dottycookie said...

I recognised it from the first picture! We were there last Easter - I love that house. I could happily live just in the studio.

Hoping to get to Monk's House this weekend, but I've said that before. We'll see!

ginny said...

this is on my must do list... thank you for sharing your favourite daydream
ginny x

Susie's country cottage said...

Beautiful photographs. It is nice to dream isnt it! I haven't heard of Charleston Farmhouse so I'm going to have a look now.

JuicyFig said...

oooh, If I could afford a house like that, I would probably be able to afford a cleaner and gardener as well, and spend my days 'pottering'


Cowboys and Custard said...

Can I come and stay.. should all this become yours?

Simply sublime..


Louise said...

What a lovely day it turned out to be to visit Charleston. It is good to see how the garden looks at different times of the year. We really must get to visit soon. x

swedishouse said...

Just discovered your delightful blog via C & C's blog. I was also a lucky £100 prize drawer winner YAY! Have you spent yours yet?
I keep changing my mind...just relishing that much too spend really lol!.
Charleston Farmhouse...Devine! I only had the pleasure of visiting it once many years ago 17 to be exact...I reckon another visit is need very soon
Nice to meet you

Ruth Ann said...

What lovely pictures! I envy you living in such a beautiful place!

I look forward to your posting every day - even though you don't blog every day. It's always such a joy to read about wht you are doing!

Ruht Ann

Emma said...

My favouritist place in the whole wide world! Got the book and everything... love it love it there. it's my spiritual home! x

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