Friday, June 18, 2010

New Garden Treasure


Hello everyone,


It is a beautiful sunny day here - a perfect day to enjoy the garden but first I want to share my newest garden treasure. Yesterday, we went for a drive to Victoria by the Sea and stopped at Reid House Antiques nearby where I always find some treasures. I was really excited when I asked if the green iron bench was for sale and she said yes-$30. We tied it in to the trunk of our car and I smiled all the way home! If you would like to see the photos I took last year at the quaint little village of Victoria by the Sea click here.



So when we got home I had to find a perfect spot for it in the garden.



and then dress it up a little



the bicycle is a perfect match for it don't you think?



and my old green picnic basket




the basket of the bicycle is full of sweet rocket that will grow wild along our roadsides and looks so pretty with the lupins. It smells wonderful too but it does reseed rather prolifically in our garden.








my old watering can with a garden bouquet



This is a color combo that I like in behind the garden bench-the viburnum snowball bush, my Dad's early peony and my favorite hardy geranium Magnificum.



Sit for a spell and enjoy the beauty of nature and inhale the fragrance of the lilac behind you and the honeysuckle vines beside you and let any worries and cares slip away!


I am joining in with Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday again so once again there is lots of beauty to enjoy there.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend,


Carolyn

38 comments:

Katy Noelle said...

WHAT A DEAL!!! wow. You've made it even prettier, too. You must have had so much fun putting all that together.

Carolyn, I don't know if I've mentioned it to you or not; so, I'll just mention it, here. Yesterday was the last day of school and, for a little while, I won't be able to comment very often. I will still be visiting, though!

If it seems that I've disappeared - that's the reason.

Love, Katy xo

Jackie said...

Carolyn

it is just perfect for your beautiful garden and as you say the bike matches it so well. You have dressed the seat up so beautifully too which suits your wonderful garden, which gives you and us bloggers so much joy!! Jackie in UK.

Nicole said...

Those photos made me sigh. Beautiful! The bench is delicate and lovely - a great match for your pretty garden. :)

Susan said...

What a beautiful garden bench at a bargain price. I would be smiling all the way home, too if I found such a wonderful bargain. It fits in your garden perfect, and you've dressed it up so nice.

once in a blue moon... said...

i can't get over that price unheard of! your set up is positively dreamy~

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

Ohhh my...what a beautiful bench and I can't believe that you got it for just $30...what a bargain!!! My friend, you dressed that little bench up beautifully! I just wished there was someway I could jump through this computer to get there...a cup of tea on your pretty new bench...in your fabulous garden with be awesome!!! What a pretty quilt and I also love that green picnic basket! Awesome photos, Carolyn! Thank you for sharing your newest treasure find with us and another beautiful day in your garden!!!

Have a fabulous Friday, sweet lady!
Chari @Happy To Design

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, lucky you! What a deal! That looks so beautiful in your gorgeous garden!!

Karolina said...

This are so wonderful pictures from your garden, thank you,
Karolina

Lavender Cottage said...

I can't believe you only paid $30 for the bench Carolyn - what a great deal!
And, you've dressed it up so nicely that it creates a beautiful area in the garden.
Judith

Lacy said...

I can't believe it was only 30. dollars. It would have been $200. here.
What a prize!

Janie's World said...

What a beautiful addition to your garden and at a such a low price. Your garden is exquisite and I love the photo with the watering can. LOVELY!

Sherry said...

Carolyn,
That bench looks like it was made for your garden. It looks perfect there. Love how you arranged everything.
Have a great weekend.
Sherry

Bernideen said...

You got a great bargain there! Lovely looking in the garden....

Jeannine said...

Lovely bench and vignette. Your vsitors will love it.

A Garden of Threads said...

What a fantastic find, it looks all dressed up in the garden. Have a wonderful weekend and take care.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

What an amazing find, and absolutely beautiful! ♥

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow!!! What a deal you got. Yes, it's perfect for your garden along with the bike. What a lucky lucky find for you..hugs ~lynne~

Debby said...

What a deal!!! This is such a glorious place to be able to visit, everything is just gorgeous.
Debby

Olivia and Me said...

You are blessed indeed.. as God smiles down upon you.. you bloom for others to see.

Enjoy this soft frilly garden bench my dear!

with love,
Olivia

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

What a gorgeous setting! Your bench was a great find,just perfect for your garden.

Donna

Phyllis said...

Wow - I can't believe that bench was only $30!!! :)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....I don't think you could have anything more perfect for your garden! That is a beauty of an iron bench and what a great price!~Hugs, Patti

Donna said...

Beautiful garden!!! I might actually spend time outside if I had a yard like that!!

Congratulations on your wonderful find!

Alicia said...

If anyone is looking for me I'm lounging in image 9 for the weekend. Please call back next week.
Gorgeous Carolyn, simply gorgeous.

Kathy said...

If possible, your garden looks even more charming! Love it all, Carolyn!
xoxo...Kathy

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ou must have had so much fun putting all that together.
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Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

What a great find...and the price...you can't find a garden bench for that price in Holland.

You gave it a beautiful place in your garden. It just fits in among the roses and other flowers. It gives it a very romantic look. You decorated it wonderfully too!! I can learn something from you :-).

Before I forget, thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. It helps!

Enjoy your weekend,

Lieve groet, Madelief

Birgit said...

Oh what a wonderful iron bench zu have. I love it so much. It`s a perfect partner for your beautiful garden, Carolyn.
Have a nice Sunday and enjoy your garden!!!
xoxo Birgit

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Marja Visscher said...

Dag Carolyn,
Wat heb je dat weer allemaal mooi bij elkaar gezocht,picknickmand, bankje, fiets, bloemen en quilt. Prachtig en héél romantisch! Je hebt er prachtige foto's van gemaakt. Heerlijk om naar te kijken.
Fijne dag nog en lieve groet, Marja

Victorian1885 said...

Your garden is so lovely and the bench is perfect..what a great purchase! Enjoy the sunshine..

Wanda

Virginia said...

The bench is lovely, the perfect addition for your BEAUTIFUL garden.

June said...

Oh Carolyn, do I ever LOVE that sweet bench! What a great find! It looks right at home in the garden.
Everything looks glorious at your place dearest!
hugs

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Your blog is beautiful! so my style! Envious of your pink toile borders. Nice job all around!

Pamela said...

What a steal Carolyn! Only $30 for that beautiful bench? It looks just lovely in your garden and that bicycle is exactly what i have been wanting.
I love your gardens!
Pamela xo

Ingmarie We said...

Such a find! It suits your garden perfectly!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful and serene spot in your garden, Carolyn! What a wonderful bench and what a deal you got on it too! Love the bicycle!

Blessings,
Sandi

LillyB said...

What a perfect touch to an already perfect area!! The bike is a perfect match too!!
Just beautiful and so inviting!!
Lilly