Friday, June 29, 2012

Welcome Friends

 Welcome Friends!
           I am glad you could come because I want to show off our little rose garden today as the roses are at their peek in here.Some of our roses haven't started to bloom yet but these hardy ones are always early.. It is a small enclosed garden at the south of our Gardener's Cottage. If you are new here and would like to see inside the Gardener's Cottage click here and here.
  I see you took your bicycle-it does look pretty.
 Come on in and have a seat.
 The vintage wicher pistachio green chairs are pretty comfortable.
 The roses are climbing high this year.
 My angel adds some charm.
 I love this antique pitcher with a big bouquet and the sweet little birdhouse.
 Have a cup of tea and enjoy a book for awhile.
 It is a cozy little secluded spot-don't you think? This area is surrounded by roses(mostly Therese Bugnet) and a beautybush behind the angel.
 Of all the pictures I took that day(last week) this is one of my favorites. It makes me smile every time.

I have been getting some garden questions lately and one day soon I will do a post on the making of our garden. If anyone has any questions-fire away and I will answer them in the post. We have a few more tours in the next five days and then a break so I will have a little more time then-although I confess it is hard to drag me indoors in summer!

I am joining My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday and The Rose Garden in Malevik for Show Off Saturday.

Take care,

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Aqua Daze

One of my pleasures in summer is eating out in the garden.

    And since I am loving the color aqua lately I have been collecting bits & pieces of aqua when I am out thrifting.
 Last week I found this pretty aqua tablecloth.

 Lemonade is so refreshing on a summer day.

 Pretty vintage aqua plates.
 I love aqua with touches of pink too.
 The pink beautybush is in full glory right now behind the angel watching over us.

 I painted these old wooden chairs aqua.

Hope your daze are going well!

I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home.

Thank you for visiting,


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Special Garden Visitors

 Hello everyone,
         I hope you are enjoying your summer-still can't believe it is already here. We did get some badly needed rain but now the sun is shining again. My computer was being upgraded the last few days so I was missing in action. I am happy to have it back with a lot more space for my pictures and hopefully it will be a little faster as well.
 The peonies are blooming away and I haven't even shown them to you yet! I hope to have time to take some photos today to share.

 I love the combo of the peonies,lady's mantle and magnificum geranium so they have been interspursed around the garden.

 The hardey roses are blooming thoughout the garden.
 Now,for some very special garden visitors- I am very honoured to have had Lauriane and her husband come to visit our home and garden all the way from Brazil.  Some of you may remember that Lauriane sent me some beautiful handmade gifts awhile ago-click here if you would like to see.Anyway,a few weeks ago Lauriane wrote to me that they would like to visit our garden in June and I was amazed and thrilled that someone would travel so far to visit because we had connected through blogging! It was a beautiful sunny day and we enjoyed our time together.
 Lauriane came bearing gifts again-you can image how delighted I was to see this beautiful painting that Lauriane did from a blog photo . I love how she captured every little detail right down to the bracket under the birdhouse that Andrew built.

 Lauriane also made these sweet little hearts for me-she knows my taste so well!
 Thank you so much Lauriane- I will cherish your visit and of course the gifts too forever! We did very well comunicating in spite of a language barrier. You can visit Laurieane at her beautiful blog Atelier Cantihnho  das Artes.
 Before Lauriane's visit we had  five tours in three days and it rained on one of the days so umbrella's came in very handy.
 My husband shot these from an upstairs bedroom.
 And last but not least we had this little pink fairy(Lila) land in our garden one evening!

A small bouquet of peonies-love their fragrance!

Thank you for joining me today 'I have a couple of tours from Japan coming up the end of the week but next week is free so my camera will be put to good use.

Enjoy your day.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Soft & Sweet

     I am popping in to share a few soft and sweet images of pretty tea things.
 Thrift shop finds-of course!

 I took these photos a couple of weeks ago when the Beauty of Moscow lilac was at it's peek.
The Primrose lilac above.

We have a few tours this weekend and the forecast is for rain but we really need it so hopefully we all have unbrellas and wellies.

Happy Weekend!