Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cotswald Cottage

Welcome to the Cotswolds, England!

and the "Europe: Simply Irresistible" link party
hosted by Anita of the blog Castles Crowns and Cottages

 I have a little cottage and a garden to share with you

The garden patio is ready for you,
~ with a bistro table set up with candlelight and cake ~

The lambs are always wandering here in the Cotswolds and welcome you too

We shall have cake

And enjoy our visit into the evening by candlelight

My Cotswold cottage is small, but always delighted by guests

Especially Fairy Friends 

{ and blog visitors like you! }

Thank you for coming,
now hop on over to Castles Crowns and Cottages
to continue your tour of Europe!

~ Violet ~


Kizzy Von Doll said...

That is so gorgeous, I love it. Very sweet, I love the place too :) Happy Friday doll, hope you have a great weekend xx

The Dutchess said... sweet..Love it..!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


I am loving this. The creativity you exude, and the vision that everyone will share in such different ways is what I wanted. Oh my, The Cotswolds, that is my next European destination after France, The Netherlands, Scotland, Italy....

HEY! That tiny, itsy-bitsy candelabra looks as if it has real candles...are my eyes enchanting me, or are they real?

I love how you have done this night photo shoot, and I was about to do one last night but the fairies dusted my eyes way too early!!!!!

Girl, you've got it. And I see our beloved Dutchess is here.....HALLO MIJN VRIENDIN! Anita

Constance said...

How I loved this visit to the Cotswolds of England, thank you Violet!

Everybody at Anita's party is simply creating the BEST of travels!

therelishedroost said...

How I love England and a Cotswold cottage. this is adorable!!

Mary Hone said...

Oh my...that is so wonderful! I love everything about it. So very creative!

nélinha said...

your garden is so beautiful, I live in France and I go to England this Summer...How sweet place, I invite you in my blog too...
Bisous de la France

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

This is gorgeous! What fun... I love how you have staged everything. Thank you dear friend for taking me along.....

La Contessa said...

I would LOVE To meet YOU in your GARDEN!THAT CAKE on the silver plateau with the candelabra is something NOT to be missed!What a Beautiful POST!Please pop over and see me..........XX

Linda P said...

What a lovely post, full of magic and inspiration. Love your fairyland. It looks like a vision in grown up land, complete with the table, chairs, beautiful cake and candelabra. Thank you for this sweet visit to the Cotsworlds of England. It would be heaven to visit. Coming over from CCC.

Karena Albert said...

Violet this is such a charming adventure in your Cotswold world. Thank you for sharing!!

The Arts by Karena
Europe: Simply Irresistible Party

Robyn said...

This is so lovely, Violet. The attention to detail is amazing and your photos are fabulous. So nice to find your fun blog!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bebe here... Mum said you were kind enough to send me an invitation for Tea and cake..
I would be honored to sit in such a beautiful setting..
One slice please, I am watching my waistline.. teeheee

speedyrabbit said...

That is the sweetes little cottage We have ever seen,xx Speedy and Rachel

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just had to pop on back here where I see Bebe has come for a slice of cake...she is such a good mouse to only have one slice. Tea Rat however, is not so prudent and wants the WHOLE if you see a rat with boots in your garden, take cover and RUN with that cake! teeee

Oh Violet, this is ever so fun. Did I tell you Ruben saw your post and wants to play too? But he had to dash off to the world of the university, but like Rattus, he is up for some wild fun. Maybe one day on his conference travels, we shall meet. XOXOXO

Carol Z said...

What a lovely party. I was just in the Cotswolds a few weeks ago and what a treat. I want to go back soon and until I can get to England I am so happy to have the experience on your blog.

Stacey said...

I am on my way! What a lovely cottage!!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh Violet,
How perfectly magical your fairy cottage is in the Cotswolds. Leave it to your amazing mind to transform us into your magical intriguing dream world.
Love your european post,

Rhonda said...

Oh so pretty and a visual delight! A magical garden is the true getaway!

Barbara said...

This is so charming and such a delight! You are amazing!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THERE YOU ARE! I just finished my dinner (I have been hungry all day thanks to the FOOD on these glorious posts!) and now I come back to see you, my fabulous sister in CREATIVITY and more....

I SEE THAT FAIRY! How fortunate that she allowed you to snap her image; fairies are not keen on photos but she knows you are a kind soul who loves them and welcomes them into a garden of love. Violet, that additional photo with the full view of the Cotswold scene sitting on the birdbath is exquisite. Your workmanship and photo styling is exemplary, and if the weather wasn't turning bad, I'd be going outside at twilight to take more photos! What joy I share with you today and every day! Aren't cha lovin' this party?


Thistle Cove Farm said...

Absolutely delightful! Your imagination is fabulous and many thanks for this beautiful respite.

The French Hutch said...

I sure am happy I stopped in to visit you. What an enchanted little Cotswold cottage, I love it all! Stone cottage, faries, table and the lambs, especially the lambs. I wish you could see the smile on my face looking at the are you created!
Happy weekend.

The French Hutch

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Violet,

How very sweet your Cotswald cottage is - looks like out of a fairytale.
Taking tea and cake in the garden looks a lovely thing to do also.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy the weekend

Sarah Coller said...

Oh, that's adorable! How very sweet! How I'd love to have a Cotswold Cottage. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I'd love to have you come visit my England-themed post, as well!

Palomasea said...

Dear Violet...your beautiful creation leaves me speechless! :)) I am all smiles...let us have cake and tea with Anita in our Cotswolds dream! :)
You are amazing, dear friend! :) Love the precious sheep and fairy too! Brava!

So happy to see you joined me for tea at the Gypsy Cotswold cottage as well! :)
Love and blessings...
Enjoy the party!!
- Irina

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

Violet, I love your little Cotswald cottage! And that gorgeous cake! I would love a piece :) I'm also part of Anita's wonderful European party, hope you will stop by!

xo Mary Jo

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

Violet, I love your little Cotswald cottage! And that gorgeous cake! I would love a piece :) I'm also part of Anita's wonderful European party, hope you will stop by!

xo Mary Jo

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Dear, dear Violet,
I was so touched when I saw your name on my comments! I have missed you! Your Cotswold cottage looked so real I thought it was people sized at first, not fairy sized! It is so creative and shows how you see beauty and enchantment everywhere you look. I love the Cotswolds, too, and when we get to France, that is a destination we will be heading to.
Very late here…we will catch up some day…
God continue to bless you…love, dawne

Barbara Fisher said...

Hello Violet, from the Cotswolds I’m Barbara from Somerset just over from Castles Crowns and Cottages. How funny to think we live so close, and yet I only found you because of the lovely Anita! I’m sure the fairies love your sweet little cottage – I know I do. Barbara x

toves sammensurium said...

First of all Violet - I loooove your logo!
Could be my home you now,with the afghans running and me zipping a drink ;) Lovely!!!
And I´d take a trip to the Cotswolds anytime,it has been a dream and it is even stronger these days as I am tying to create a garden outside and love the gardens in Cotswold,so inspirational!So yes please!!!!
TOve :)

Marijke said...

Wow gorgeous, you see it's made with love!
groetjes van Marijke
The Hague, The Netherlands

Jill of All Trades said...

How beautiful. I so SO love cottages. Thanks for the visit!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

My goodness!


How on earth did you manage to bring The Cotswolds home with you?

It must have been that pretty fairy and her magic suitcase!

Every detail is superb!
...and that cake!
Devouring this beauty!

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Oooo aaaa ohhh!!!
I want to go! I want to go!!!

Thank you for a most enchanting visit to the Cotswald Cottage!!
I loved it here!!

Many many Blessings, Linnie

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

This is an adorable post! I would love to visit the Cotswolds and stay in a cottage JUST like this one! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I just had to come back to get another look into this magical world..
Question.. How long is that adorable little metal bike?

I have to say that your photography skills are amazing.
Enjoy your evening

Martina said...

OMG Violet - you must open your garden for visitors from time to time - it's a fairy tale come true for kids and adults who love to dwell in magic and imagination! Your Cotswolds cottage is just simply irressisrabel! xox

Lynzie said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the garden idea. Fairy themed and beautifully written.

VM Creation Atelier said...

Looks irresistible nice!!!
Hello dear Violet:))
Your post is absolutely sweet and SO lovely....
Just amazing,soft and incredibly cozy place to be!

THANKYOU Anita for making so beautiful Ljnk Party for all of us:)))
Hugs from Holland,

It's me said...

Lovely post welcome on Anita's party !!!......nice to met Ria...x !

Anonymous said...

This is simply darling. I am not a huge fan of fairy gardens but this is completely different and more stylish than the ones I have seen. For a second i did think it was a full size cottage. Beautiful.

Red Rose Alley said...

Isn't this the sweetest thing ever? I love fairies so much. I chuckled when I saw the little bicycle and the candelabra hehe. You did a wonderful job on the fairy garden in the Cotswolds. And this is one of my favorite European tours so far.

I hope you are enjoying the summer days.


BRASWELL said...

the uk is my favorite destinations + how creative you are! + thanks for your sweet comment + coming over to the blog.

Sonja Goodson said...

This is too cute for words! What a charming visit and what a beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing with us! These magical journeys via Anita's page are MAKING my summer, in the heat of Texas! :)

Sarah said...

Your fairy garden is delightful. How clever and creative to take us to the Cotswolds though your charming vignette.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

What a delightful visit to your Cotswolds Cottage in England. Love this and your amazing creativity and imagination. Makes one want to jump right into the scene of your darling little garden. That cottage is adorable. The sweet table with cake and the candelabra is incredible. Love the evening shot.
Thank you for sharing. I have so enjoyed my visit.
Hugs for a great rest of the week.
Celestina Marie

Anonymous said...

Oh, Violet! Fairy gardens and fairy tales are a perfect way to dream of a Cotswold cottage! We share the same dream… ♡Dawn

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my dear friend. YES! Penny won the tea set! It was so fun to draw the names and see her name pop up. Bebe and Tea Rat can now have a "proper" tea! teee

See ya later!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Violet, I could move right into that adorable cottage! How sweet of a garden, too.

My dream destination...the UK.

Createology said...

I would love to live in your tiny fantasy vignettes. The details you create are amazing. Creative Beauty Bliss...