Saturday, April 24, 2010

~ A stroll through the Garden ~

Hello sweet friends! It's been a busy 2 weeks here , the garden is just getting to that popping stage and everything is as green as can be! So lush and pretty! I've been tied down with many projects over the last few months , so today, it's just a quiet walk through the flowers , time to enjoy all their pretty colors and textures...I have a lot more gardening to do, but I thought I'd take you on a mini tour of what's started and is in bloom :) So grab a nice cozy seat and come along.....I even set one up for you :)

A little Sun Tea anyone?....

This beautiful hand made laced edge linen has come with me on many photo shoots, I just adore the contrast of rustic pieces and textures , with it's feminine beauty. It works for designing an interior too, what a pretty combination to have rustic furniture mixed with lace and white cotton ...

Vintage looking garden tools and a water can and off I went....

I call this my garden fairy chair :) Its a vintage kindergarten school house chair, which I chipped up and painted a soft blue and it sits under the weeping dwarf cherry tree, just waiting for the fairies to come along and sit a while ...
I built this rock wall in front of my house the old fashion way, no plans at all, just found rocks and cement...It's lasted 15 + years now , so not so bad for a non-mason :) I fill it with flowers and let them spill over...


The daffodils are everywhere and even though they don't last too long, I just adore them!

Pretty red tulips going up the drive way...

Mixed with pretty lavender colored flowers ( I forgot the name lol ) makes a pretty bold layout ...

~ They are so dainty and pretty up close ~


I haven't finished all my flower boxes, so right now the moss is the highlight in them, but I kinda like that, it's such a rich green and every time I think of moss, I am amazed at how it appears to be like a world in and of itself....
I hope you enjoyed my tiny tour, now it's back to the garden to finish up and enjoy the beautiful weather NY is having this weekend! Thanks for keeping my chair warm for me, I think when I'm all finished today, I'll head out there with a good book and a glass of Chardonnay and some pretty dirty fingernails :)

~ Happy Gardening everyone! ~

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Wishing you a blessed Spring weekend!! Happy trails ........ xox

Big Hugs and appreciation!

~ Cynthia ~

46 comments:

Elyse said...

hello sweetie!

your garden is so pretty and so inspiring! i hope to put in some outdoor time next week. i am swooning over your garden fairy chair!

enjoy!

xo
elyse

Cathy said...

So beautiful! I would stay there for hours!

I adore your fairy chair..so sweet...share some pics of the fairies next time;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful garden and post! The lavendar flowers are Grape Hyacinth.

Kit said...

Oh so wonderful! You have such a lovely knack for making such great displays. I have alot of those lovely Grape Hyacynths too!

Cindy said...

Whar beauty and now I know our home needs a fairy chair!

Diane said...

I like the red bicycle the best!

Hugs,
Diane

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Hi Cynthia :-D
Here in west MI today, it is a dreary, chilly, damp day. But soon it shall be time to hang the sunshade, and put the metal couch cushions out, and set my front porch all up for warm weather. Definetly looking forward to it!

We have several of the kindergarden size wooden chirs. They are so cute! And I have found that they are the perfect height to use as foot stools. Like when I'm working on a paper or sewing project while sitting on the couch. Put a folded blanket on them to soften it up a bit and relax and work. Wonderful combination!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Spring to you! Love seeing your posts today! So many pretty flowers and I love the bicycle! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

Marilyn said...

Breath-taking......
I especially love the bicycle!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Jackie said...

Lovely photos...Love the bicycle.
Happy Weekend!

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Hey Cynthia!!

What a beautiful garden!! I love those red tulips..they almost remind me of poppies and those blue flowers soooo pretty!! Love the teacaup!! Happy Spring!! xoxo

Shelia said...

Hi Cynthia! Oh, your garden is looking so pretty especially since you've sprinkled it with your little pretties. What a sweet little chair! The olden lace edged linen is so lovely and thank you so much for the nice seat and the cuppa tea! :)
I'm having my very first linky blog party on Friday, May 7th. I would love for you to come. There's a little pink button on my sidebar that will give you all the info. Hope you will!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

What a charming garden tour~ thanks!

Tracy said...

Cynthia, I loved the tour around your garden - so pretty! I love the pillow and am really quite fond of moss....don't know why, but I am. Lovely, lovely!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Thanks so much for the tour your garden looks so pretty, enjoy your beautiful weather!
Hugs~Kelly

stefanie said...

I love all the photos, your garden is just beautiful!

marylin & poussy said...

Oh which talent you have! It is wonderful! I write you of France and I admire your realizations!
Accept my friendship with simplicity
Marylin

All things nice... said...

Cynthia,

Your garden looks lovely, good job on the stone wall, looks like you really are green fingered, unlike myself, but maybe I'll learn in time. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend

All things nice...

Itch2stitch.com said...

Your garden looks so, so inviting... I love the fairy chair and the cushion on the other one too! Gorgeous! I would love to come and sip some tea! suzie xxx

Amy said...

Everything is looking lovely. I just started buying my planter plants this week. So far I bought 2 pretty ferns. My husband carved me out a wildflower bed. He planted bulbs and I sprinkled wildflower seeds. I've been meaning to have a wildflower bed for years. I hope I have some pretty flowers this summer.

trish said...

What a beautiful tour, thank you for taking us along. :o)
I am hosting a give a way tomorrow.
Please drop by.
It will be fun! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Merrie said...

Ahhh. I think we are soul sisters Cynthia. Your garden is so lovely and filled with so many of my favorite things. Phlox is never here long enough for me. I love the old bicycle and the pillow in that chair too. At the end of the post, in your sidebar I see a picture I also have saved in my collection of inspirations- the pantry door. Hopefully some day something similar will be the new door to my laundry room. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and the rest of your gardening!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, Spring is such a wonderful time; when everything is lush, new and ultra-colorful. So thanks for the tour of your bright blooms and the spot on the porch...I enjoyed it!
Ü
Joni

Liz said...

Hi Cynthia! Love your garden pics!! I've been out there too :) Love it!

Hope you have a great weekend too.

~Liz

32˙North said...

Hi Cynthia,

What a lovely garden you're growing! A wonderful place to spend happy hours outdoors I just visited your Etsy shop - sweet! I sell there too and enjoy it very much.

Amanda

Corners of My Life said...

Just looking at that charming, inviting chair has relaxed me after an emotionally tough day at work. Thanks for the tour. . .

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Cynthia!

Your garden is looking lovely and love the pretty vignette in front of the wicker chair!

Manuela

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I really enjoyed your garden tour. So sweet and pretty. Love the pillow in the wicker chair too. Thanks for sharing your spring beauty with us.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cynthia,
You have been a busy girl! Your garden looks great and so full of pretties. I love your linen, there's nothing like beautiful hand made linen, my favorite too.
We are having rain today,hope your day is lovely.
Hugs, Elizabeth

The Tablescaper said...

what a lovely garden and spot to enjoy it!

- The Tablescaper

Denise Marie said...

just gorgeous!! It is all wonderful.

Rue said...

Hi Cynthia :)

Your home and gardens look beautiful! I love the sisal you are using and that fairy chair is adorable :)

I wish it would warm up a bit here so I could get outside myself!

Enjoy a glass of wine for me ;)

xoxo,
rue

LillySue said...

Stopped in to catch up on everything....Nice to see it is Spring somewhere.(flurries here)!!
LOVE the red bike...gotta get me one!
Blessings~LillySue

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love your garden photos Cynthia. That needlepoint pillow is adorable too. I hope your good weather is continuing.
Blessings,
Marcia

Marilyn said...

Cynthia,

What a beautiful blog! I'm so happy to have discovered it.

Your garden photos are pure eye candy. White linen, wicker furniture, lace, flowers. Love it all!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

HYour spring pictures are really refreshing! I can't wait to get out in my garden, but we can't plant until the end of May as it still freezes. Thanks for the pics!

Molly Rose Cottage said...

Hello Cynthia Thank you for showing your beautiful garden.I just love your home i can sit for hours just looking though it getting ideas.If you check out my blog i too got a set of draws and i wanted to do the same as you and turn it into a work bench but a dear friend of mine turned up and needed draws so i gave them to her no doubt i will pick up another.Once again thank you for all your inspiration.Cheryl

Storybook Woods said...

So beautiful, I love this time of year, with green popping up everywhere. It has been rainig a lot, so I am not doing a lot of gardening but look forward to more. Clarice

Barbara Anne said...

Lovely! Hope your schedule slows so you can enjoy your home and delightful garden more often.

We have many tiny Grape Hyacinths, too, and I marvel at the details in such wee and delightful flowers. We also have Lily of the Valley that add such charm.

Hugs!

maría cecilia said...

Hola Cynthia, popping in for the first time and have loved everything in your home and garden, so many beautiful things to see.
Greetings from Chile,
Maria Cecilia

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Well as usual, your pictures are just fab!Can I come for tea?

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by your blog today. What lovely restful pictures.
Ann
Ann Summerville
Cozy In Texas

Tracy said...

So pretty Cynthia. Thanks for sharing it.
Tracy

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Very pretty!! Thank you for taking us along with you. I really like your little pillow!!

have a sweet day,
becky

Nishant said...

So beautiful! I would stay there for hours!
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Elliott Broidy said...

Looks so chic and fancy!