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Monday, 4 May 2009

Blue Monday


It's Blue Monday again and I want to welcome you all to Sally's fun event. All kinds of folks who love the colour blue share their pictures and wares on this day and I hope you will check out the sites by clicking on the link http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ or the Blue Monday button on my sidebar.

Today I will finish up in my guest room and share a few other blues.

Some of you may have seen this already....The bed in blue and white.

A little round table dressed up in blue and white.
A painting my sister did many years ago with the Irish blessing on it.
A photo of Brackley Beach which is on our north shore.
This is a grouping of the pictures on the wall over the little round table. They look a little crooked, but they're not! The third picture is a print called 'Autumn Stream' by Stamm with a scripture verse from John 7:38 on it.

Now for the grand finale!
This is the outside of our home, with our rolling lawns and spacious yard for the grandchildren to play in......Just kidding.....Are any of you familiar with 'Anne of Green Gables' and the TV series 'Road to Avonlea'? Well, this is the hotel which they called the White Sands Hotel in the stories.

In reality, it is the Dalvay-by-the-Sea Hotel which is on the north shore, not far from where we live. We took a drive out along the shore yesterday because it was such a beautiful day and we took some pictures to show you. The Hotel is beautiful no matter which angle you look at it.

This house was built in 1895 by Alexander MacDonald, a wealthy businessman and one-time president of Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller.
MacDonald, who was originally from Scotland, used this house as a summer home and every year he would bring his family and staff here and they would live in the residence until it was time to go back from whence they came, which I believe was Cincinnati, Ohio. Before he returned to the States every Autumn, he would throw a big party and invite everyone in the community. Very generous fellow, wouldn't you say?
Can you imagine spending the summer in this grand place with the beaches within walking distance? Dare to dream!
This is another shot of the Hotel with the Dalvay pond behind it. It is a very nice place to stay while visiting the Island and they serve up a very tasty menu too. Rumor has it, you can get Sticky Date Pudding with Toffee Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream on it. Yummy!
Too bad it's not open for the season yet. We have an Anniversary coming up. Are you listening, Hubby Darlin'?

Well, those are my blues for you this week. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

40 comments:

  1. my room is ready!!! teehee Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

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  2. Your blue bedroom looks lovely. I'm especially smitten with the bedspread & the artwork!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  3. Lovely place, and Yes, I'm familar with Anne of Green Gables read the books and saw the movie..Very good..

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  4. Your blue bedroom is very pretty. And "your"..lol.. home is fantastic. How nice to live that close to it. It would make a great place to go for an Aniversary supper.
    Molly

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  5. Beautiful pictures. You got me...my mouth was open letting in flies when I saw the grand mansion and grounds. Looks lie a lovely place to visit!

    Blessings to you from Kansas,
    Valerie

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  6. That is a LOVELY "little" home... I hope you get it!

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  7. My what lovely homes !!! I love your bedroom---looks so peaceful--drop by my blog---as I am new--thanks

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  8. Oh my goodness! I loved watching te "Anne of Green Gables" series~ mostly because of the beautiful scenery~ I was just saying to my son last weekend that I would love to visit there one day.... how lucky you are to live so close to it! Happy to have found your pretty blog too~ Happy Blue Monday!

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  9. There's a bunch of blue in your bedroom, and that house IS grand. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

    Please remember to leave a comment.

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  10. I sort of choked on my coffee at the comment about 'your' house. :)

    You've made your room beautiful.

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  11. What a nice guest room. You had me going with the hotel :0)
    I'm enjoying reading the Anne books right now. I just finished Anne of Avonlea....Would love to visit your island someday...

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  12. The hotel is beautiful*! I'm wondering if it is the same one I saw a few years ago featured on Great Country Inns*! Love it*!
    _Ashley*

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  13. I love the blue bedroom. The spread is so lovely! Happy Blue Monday!

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  14. Oh my I want a room too!
    Such lovely pictures ,I really enjoyed your grouping over the round table.
    I love Anne of Green Gables so I truly enjoyed the photo's and information you shared about the Inn.What an amazing place it is.
    I cnnot imaine ever wanting to leave .
    Happy Blue Monday to you.
    Blessings for your upcoming anniversary !

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  15. Yes indeed let's get that hubby to give you your anniversary wish!

    Your art in the blue bdr is wonderful especially to have art from your sister....!

    Thanks for sharing this part of your space! :)

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  16. I love your blue bedroom since I'm such a sucker for blue and white...very pretty and welcoming!

    Could you even imagine living in that beautiful house by the water!?! Just gorgeous!

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  17. Your blue bedroom is beautiful. I really like the little round table with the blue skirt.

    My Granddaughter and I use to faithfully watch road to Avonlea. We were so upset when it was no longer on the air.

    Iris

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  18. Hi Sandi
    Love your blue room! I love Anne of Green Gables, the mansion is something to behold. Thank you for sharing.
    Sue

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  19. Hi Sandi,
    Your blue bedroom is lovely!
    Dalvey is beautiful isn't it?
    Carolyn

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  20. Nice blues but you sure had me fooled as I thought that was your house:) I was thinking I need to visit her asap. Well now I know where I can go for a nice hotel:) Thanks for sharing all your pretty blues today with me and making me smile:)
    Joyce

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  21. What a gorgeous hotel! Funny joke too - I was just about to start packing for a visit!
    xo...Kathy

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  22. Your guest bedroom with all the lovely blues in the decor is a wonderful retreat.

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  23. You had me going there for a minute that you lived in that grand place!!
    But it's probably better yet just to go and visit any way, you can enjoy yourself and not have to worry about keeping that huge place clean!! right?!

    have a lovely day,
    Sherri

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  24. Beautiful blues especially that hotel! It's gorgeous! I thought it looked familiar...Christine

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  25. I love the way you redid you guest room. It's so pretty ♥ I couldn't even begin to imagine what it would be like to live in a house like that. It's beautiful. I hope your hubby takes you there so you can report back to all of us. Have a lovely evening ♥

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  26. Love the guest room anyone would be happy to stay there (myself included) and yes I loved Anne of Green Gables I enjoyed Colleen Dewhurst in this series more than anything else has has ever done.

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  27. Your bedroom is lovely! I thought WoW! You have some spread there - but truly I would love to visit that Grand Mansion, too. ~ Robyn

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  28. Everything is beautiful in this post: the bedroom and the hotel.

    Alfazema

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  29. Hi Sandi...wow, you really had me going there...I was ready to pack up and come move in with you!!! What a house/mansion! Love your chintz....
    Susan

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  30. I've been out of the loop. Just checkin' on ya. Your guest room is so beautiful. I hope I can visit PEI sometime! xorachel

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  31. I loved this post. Very interesting.

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    Have a great day!

    Melissa

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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