Thursday, May 20, 2010

Beautiful Blues

Scrumptious blue - my all time wish was to have a blue and white garden

with a white timber home and flowers everywhere.

I am delighted to say that I'm half way there,

my front garden (above) is filling with blue flowers




The softest blues, seaside in Queensland last year,

one of my all time favourite artists, French fashion illustrator René Gruau's beautiful blue dress

and blue Wisteria from a Southern highland garden.



Gorgeous blue hydrangeas in my front garden

and in one of my vintage raffia handbags, why not!!

I had a little glass inside to hold the water.



Soft tiny little blue flowers with French outdoor furniture,



The most amazing blue sky over the Southern Highlands a couple of years ago,

it was late in the afternoon on Easter Sunday and it was very special to see.

My little blue bird



Palest of pale blue china and blossom,

pretty blue dress and soft cashmere throws

and blue Iris


And.... the two winners of my set of four

"Blossom & Birds' prints are ....


Thank you to everyone that sent me such wonderful wishes for my new on-line store

and to everyone that entered this give away.

and a special thank you to Leigh from Brabourne Farm who featured my store on her blog


  1. Dear Coty,
    Your blues and blossoms are absolutely stunning! I felt the beauty in my heart as I viewed the evocative images. It somehow made me think of drinking sweet wine in a garden on a warm summer's evening, inhaling the intoxicating scent of jasmine. Happy Tablescape Thursday!


  2. Love your blue hues! Lovely! Congrats to the winners too.

  3. So beautiful! Your photos are always so amazing!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Your photos are the beauty itself. Love all that blues (and the sweet little birds).
    Greetings, Johanna

  5. Hi Coty!

    I am so thrilled to have won! Congrats to Marsha too!

    The blues are all looking so fresh and crisp! I especially love the hydrangea in the blue straw bag!


  6. Gorgeous eye candy, as usual! LOVE all the wonderful blues you've included, and I covet your garden with blue flowers!

  7. Darling Coty, never have a won anything in my entire life. I'm simply amazed and thrilled it would be something from you. I cannot tell you how proud I am to be one of the recipients when the entire world entered your giveaway. I promise to use them well. Thank you so very much, xx's

  8. Beautiful blues...the Queensland seaside photo is stunning!

  9. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog!! Your beautiful photographs are amazing!
    Have a good day.
    Ingrid xx

  10. I am in awe of your photos! Very gorgeous! I LOVE all the blues :)


  11. Gorgeous images Coty!!! I love visiting your blog because it makes me sigh with contentment...what a talent you have!!!!

  12. My absolute pleasure Coty! Hope your gorgeous shop is a huge success - I just know it will be because everything you do is simply divine. I'm heading off today for a month overseas but would love to catch up for coffee when I'm back. Leigh

  13. Coty,
    I have just enjoyed having a visit with these two lovely bloggers that were so fortunate to have won your gorgeous gifts!
    I wanted to also mention that my post on straw hats ( i simply had to add your "by the sea" link to complete it) received a nod from Fab Over 50!
    Coty, everytime I sit down at my computer I think about how lucky I am to have you included in my bloggy and also my real life world! Hope you are looking forward to a good week ahead. "We" graduated yesterday so now I can catch my breath and have a little R&R! xoxo

  14. Dear Coty
    Sorry I am so late to your post!! don't know how I missed this one... and so gorgeous.. you never disappoint.. I think I have the same dream as you.. just need that cottage by the sea and perfect!!! I just LOVE the hydrangeas in the vintage bag.. boy that bag takes me back.. I feel eight years old again... how wonderful!! did you keep that all these years or a clever find?

    Well.. congratulations to your lucky lucky winners!! xxx Julie

  15. beautiful pics.
    Blue is my favourite color.
    Good night
    Mari from Italy

  16. Coty, you have transported me to a setting where I feel gentle, cool breezes and enhales sweet scents. Absolute stunning.

    I hope you'll be joining us to share some pinks this Saturday for the Pink Saturday 2nd Birthday Celebration.

  17. Hi Coty!

    You have no idea how thrilled I am to have discovered you and your gorgeous blog this evening.

    I am convinced that by spending time here, studying your work and your divine photos, I will definitely become a better photographer.

    So very nice to meet you!

    All the best,


Your comments and emails truly make my day a very special one. Thank you for dropping by and visiting me at home in Australia, I read every single comment and I treasure each and every one. xxx Coty