Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Garden Vignettes


I think it was back at Easter while at a family gathering at my brother-in-law's home, that I found myself wandering around the backyard. After overeating and sitting for a while, I felt the need to get up and stretch my legs. So I took my camera and went in search of some photo ops. I ended up spying into the neighbor's backyard (no fence, so it was unavoidable), and found this amazing garden.









 












I love how the garden is decorated with flea market and garage sale finds. The old shutters and doors and empty clay pots give the garden a cottage feel.  I've been trying to emulate this in a small way in my own yard.

Looking at these photos inspires me to go outside and work in the garden. How about it, are you inspired?

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  1. Great photos. Loved the garden. Our new place is a little baron in the landscape dept but we'll get there slowly.

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    1. Thanks, Carla! I think a garden should always be a work-in-progress. It's never finished because making changes is part of the fun.

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  2. Pretty vignettes! Love your flea market finds in the garden.
    -Lynn

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    1. Thanks, Lynn! Unfortunately, I was just visiting. I have been working on my garden this spring and will be posting some pictures real soon.

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  3. Wow - your landscape is so darling! so glad i popped over from An Oregon Cottage to say hello! xoox, tracie

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    1. Thanks, Tracie. I wish this was my garden! I'm still working on mine and using this one as inspiration. I'll be posting more photos of mine during the summer. Please stop back by.

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  4. Love the chicken on the table with the potted herbs in the green box--so pretty! Also love the containers on the shutter--very nice.

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    1. Athena, I love all the pots scattered around and the grapevine wreaths. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. At least once per week I take my camera and walk around my new neighborhood. This is my first summer here. I find some really great yards/gardens around here to photograph. So fun to stumble upon these beauties!
    Brenda

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    1. Brenda, I love taking photos of the neighbors' yards and houses. Sometimes, I wonder if they are going to come outside and ask me what I'm doing. So far, no one has!

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  6. Lots of good ideas from where you visited to add to your garden. I love artsy things on the walls, ground and hanging from trees.

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    1. I'm trying to add some items to my garden without making it too cluttered, but getting the right cottage feel. This can be a hard balance to achieve. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. I've got a new spot I want to fill with a potting table and the ideas in this garden you found are perfect. I think I even have a pair of old shutters somewhere! Thanks, Sallie. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Jami! I love the grapevine wreath and the pots hanging on the old shutters.

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