Carolyn Aiken:
Where Love Grows

Carolyn Aiken: Where Love Grows

A Victorian- style bistro set is dressed for afternoon tea. 

Carolyn Aiken: Where Love Grows

Carolyn Aiken gathers fresh-cut blooms to brighten interior spaces in her home.

Carolyn Aiken: Where Love Grows

Andrew and one of the couple’s sons built The Boathouse using recycled materials. Its porch offers the perfect spot to sit and watch the grandchildren paddle about the pond.

Carolyn Aiken: Where Love Grows

Left: Carolyn anchored a pretty springtime vignette with a pastel rainbow of delphiniums plucked from her garden. Right: A decorative metal bicycle planter engenders smiles in the garden. 

Carolyn Aiken: Where Love Grows

The Gardener’s Cottage, complete with a tiny cupola and Victorian trim, is decorated with lovely feminine touches—soft hues and lots of lace. 


Text
Karen Callaway
Photography Kate Sears

To learn more about Carolyn Aiken, read “Where Love Grows” on page 59 of the May/June 2017 issue of Victoria. 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. This article in the newest May/June 2017 issue of Victoria is by far my favourite…. When I saw the first page of this article with the gorgeous Lilac tree, I was hooked!

    What a beautiful garden and property to visit! This place is breathtaking and peaceful all at the same time.

    Carolyn has done a tremendous job of incorporating many of God’s most beautiful creations into a perfect location to call home !

    God bless !

    Brandon Hartford
    Te Deum Cottage

    • A full year later, I still see such perfection and comfort in these photos ! I am awaiting my own lilacs to bloom but those pictured are indeed spectacular ! Such pristine beauty everywhere – and the ‘boathouse’ is something I can only dream of having for myself ….

      Wishing for a wonderful and happy Spring to ALL of my fellow Victoria magazine fans !

      God bless !

      Brandon Hartford
      Te Deum Cottage

  2. Re-“Left: Carolyn anchored a pretty springtime vignette with a pastel rainbow of delphiniums plucked from her garden.”

    Those are not delphiniums but LUPINS that grow wild everywhere in P.E.I.

  3. Carolyn
    U r an inspiration to live life in the most beautiful style with family… nature n Victorian home decor n garden tea ……oh my
    I’m in love with u n ur style as it matches mine n my family’s taste
    But we spend weekends almost this way n u r living this life daily

    Would like to meet u some day
    N spend great time in ur company with my n ur family
    do reply
    N connect with me on email or no.
    See you take care

    Thanking u
    Deepika Malhotra
    India
    Indore
    diyamalhotrabba@gmail.com
    918962847685

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