We knew that land once, You and I, and once wandered there in the long days now gone by...

There was neither night nor day, an ever~eve of glooming light, when first there glimmered into sight The Cottage Of Lost Play. New~built it was, yet very old, white and thatched with straw of gold, and pierced with peeping lattices that looked toward the sea; and our own childrens' garden~plots were there; our own forget~me~nots, red daisies, cress and mustard, and radishes for tea. There all the borders, trimmed with box, were filled with favourite flowers, with phlox, with lupins, pinks, and hollyhocks, beneath a red may~tree; and all the gardens full of folk that their own little language spoke, but not to You and Me. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Monday, December 13, 2010

Had to Share!! Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I wish you lived next door...

I'd fill your garden up... Elizabeth Lawrence from "Two Gardeners ~ A Friendship in Letters"

Shall we take a turn in the garden?... does she need an introduction? :)

"I hold the firm belief that the purpose of a garden is to give happiness and repose of mind." Gertrude Jekyll Louis Philippe {China Rose} 1834 ~ transplanted from Florida Wild Berries Dames Rocket {seeds from Tasha Tudor's gardens} and Salvia Scilla or Scylla
Thank you for fluttering by ~*~~*~*~* A very HAPPY MAY to you!!

"Both were readers of Jane Austen and showed the same kind of anticipation as the inhabitants of Longborne in Pride and Prejudice: ' The arrival of letters was the first grand object of every morning's impatience.' " ~ Emily Herring Wilson

Monday, April 19, 2010

The sweet, simple things of life...

forget-me-not bouquet from the garden fairies = happiness :)

May you find sweet & simple things that make YOU happy ~*~*~*~*

Thank you Paula for the inspiration from the sweet quote you shared with me
The beautiful background, a precious heart from sweetie Carola
Feather from sweetie Firuzan

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

In the garden the most curious flowers were to be seen,

and on the most beautiful, little silver bells were fastened, which kept on tinkling, in order that no one might pass by without remarking on the flowers...

Thank you for dropping in!

Wishing you Spring Bliss ~*~*~*~*

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pussy Willow wakened from her cozy winter nap...

for the frolicking breeze, on her door would tap.
"It is chilly weather, though the sun feels good; I will wrap up warmly and wear my furry hood."
Mistress Pussy Willow opened wide her door; Never had the sunshine seemed so bright before. Never had the brooklet seemed so full of cheer;
"Good Morning Pussy Willow, Welcome to you dear!"
Never guest was quainter, than when Pussy came to town, in her hood of silver and tiny coat of brown. Happy little children cried with laugh and shout, "SPRING is coming, coming, Mistress Pussy Willow's out!"

Thank you for fluttering by ~*~*~*~**~
May your day be filled with Nature's Delights!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Isn't it Wonderful?!! Spring is here!!

A Happy, Happy and Joyful Spring to you dear friend!
Thank you so much for stopping by the new journal. There's been alot of demands on my time as of late but yet I MUST still find time to play with you, so I thought it would be nice to keep a simple journal, a place to skip about and be carefree. You will find a few quotes, a sprinkling of cheerful and uplifting photos & images... oh and of course no cottage is complete without music and story time :)!
Thank you for allowing me to still share my little world with you!
Hope you enjoy your visit to Cottage of Lost Play!

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. ~ Joann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Photo taken at Wing Haven