Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
When we were in Maine we bought the old wooden shutters for $5 each.It is amazing what we can fit in a car! I like the old chippy gray paint on them.
I gave the inside some fresh paint and then the fun began. I love setting up the little cottage and when our grandchildren come they love to play in it while the older grandchildren jump on the trampoline behind it. I usually have quiet background music playing , the birds are singing and the curtains are blowing gently in the breeze. When we have garden tours this is a favorite spot. On the first hot night you will find me sleeping out here!
The little electric stove was given to me from our oldest daughter-it was black so I painted it cream.
I think this is the only new thing in the cottage-it was a beautiful Mother's Day gift from my daughters. Everything else is thrift.yardsale or someone's cast away.
This is the cottage by candlelight-it looks so romantic at night.
The little one's love to play with this dollhouse.
So that is our Garden Cottage not fancy but a romantic little hideway, don't you think?
Thursday, May 28, 2009
A longer view of the bed by the driveway
I think these tulips are so showy!
These parrot tulips are showy as well.
This is a golden elder.
Our Magnolia is starting to bloom.
Aren't these pretty?
I like the fringe tulips also.
I think these are Shirley and the dark ones are Queen of the Night.
Virginia bluebells are so pretty I would like them to spread around the garden,
I decided to add some punch to the garden-so I spray painted this blue.
This is a pear tree in blossom.
I know I said I would show the cottage today but it is not quite ready yet. I am having fun doing the little touches now. Come back tomorrow and I will share it with you!