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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Secret Garden-White Wednesday


Let's take a stroll through the gardens! I got this "Secret Garden" plaque several years ago at the Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana.

I think this girl is supposed to be a fountain, because there is a hole in the center of her urn. She weighs an absolute ton!

I found this wicker chair curbside. The birdhouse and little cart were garage sale finds.

This birdhouse started out life as a donation box, shaped like a church. I took off the steeple, covered the slot on top with a big hinge, and added the old door plate in front.

Daisies....

Phlox.....

And the beautiful watch that I won from Debbie at My Shabby Roses! It's so pretty, and thankfully my daughter's wrists are too skinny for it to fit, otherwise I would have to hide it every night! Thanks Debbie!
If you would like to see lots more whites, please go to Faded Charm, where Kathleen is the hostess with the mostest!

30 comments:

Tete said...

I love the watering can on the sheperds hook. Curbside stuff is the best stuff! I got my wicker chairs that way, too. Silly people, what are they thinking?
Thanks for the visit and the comment!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

love your garden whites- beautiful!
Especially that fountain piece. I'm on White Wednesday too! Wanna be a Barn Chick?

Karen

craftyles said...

Your garden is so peaceful. Love all your little touches. I wish I could find a chair like that on the curb!

Lady Pamela said...

Hi Carol,
Love what you have done with your garden. The pink watering can is a great idea, mind if I 'borrow' it?
Thanks for visiting me on my blog.

Amy said...

Your garden looks so peaceful, you have made a great little space with all of your finds.
Amy

Rose said...

love the plaques. you have some beautiful items for the garden. have a good day,

Sylvia said...

I love yard art and yours looks wonderful outdoors...I made a secret garden awhile back too...absolutely love it...come see.

Sylvia

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your garden treasures. The wicker chair with a plant is perfect and that pink watering can adorable. Guess I should go curb shopping....

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Beautiful gardens!!

On my recent jaunt to WI with Sister Pam and dad, the topic of Sears houses came up - - - not sure why.

Sister Pam had NEVER heard of them! I was able to bring up your blog and google for your post about the Sears houses and show her yours. She was duly impressed!

Linda said...

Hi Carol~ I love all your Secret Garden finds! I have a Secret Garden, too! Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog~ so nice to make a new blogging friend! I' m going to follow your fun blog, too!

Julie said...

wow! can't believe your wicker curbside treasure. YAY..love that kind the best cause they are FREE!!!!!
Thanks for sharing and for visiting with me today. :-)

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Love your garden stuff! How in the world could someone dump that adorable wicker chair?! Glad you were there to rescue it and give it a proper home.

Thanks for your kind post! Yes, it takes me forever to decide where to put things. Especially right now because I don't have it set up exactly as I want. We've just picked up some more old doors so hopefully soon it'll be as I dream it!

Oh...it's so funny, here in Riverside there's a great antique market called Old Glory. Love your blog, I look forward to following.

Blessings,
Missy

Our Back Porch said...

I would love to come sit in your garden. So tranquil. ♥♡♥ Love that pink watering can! ♥♡ ♥

Happy White Wednesday!

Blessings,
Rebecca

xinex said...

I have a secret garden and for the longest time, I searched for a sign and never found one. I have to custom order it. I love your sign, so pretty and I love the bird house too! Pretty flowers!..Christine

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Thanks for visiting my garden blog. You also have pretty whites in your garden.
~ Julie

Maureen said...

Looking good Carol! I love all the special little touches.

Sandra said...

Wonderful garden finds and displays...so lovely and what a pretty watch!

The Lazy Peacock said...

your garden is so beautiful! love the secret garden sign.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

The little girl fountain is adorable. Everything looks so put together. I also love your header picture! Perfection!
Smiles,
Beth

Debbie said...

Hi Carol~~I too love the watering can and what you've done with it!!! too cute. Don't you just love finding things to add to the character of your gardens? You've done a super job of putting things together.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh Carol! lots of pretties in this post! You now that I am loving that curbside chair!! And I really adore that table next to it! What great finds.

Creative Breathing said...

Wonderful White Wednesday late on Thursday! Imagine someone throwing out that adorable rocker. Thank goodness it found it's way to you! Have a great weekend! Elizabeth

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

Hi! I adore the secret garden plaque! I love that your blog header photo is so pretty and cheerful.

Thanks for visiting me and enjoy the weekend! :)
Alison
http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

Icy BC said...

Beautiful display in your garden! Love the birdhouse..

Jackie said...

Happy Friday...It's HOT sizzlin' out here in Washington...No rain anywhere for once!

I think your garden is cute...just like your home...your life...your spirit!

The birdhouses are made so cute now a days I'd like to move into them. I found a cute one yesterday in a Dutch Antique Shop...I'll post it next week.

Going right now to the post office to send your cupcake box to you...Hope you like the assorted cupcake treasures!

Off to Portland...come tie a ribbon around the old Oak Tree at Aunt Hatties!

Patricia Torres said...

Oh... my.. how beautiful.. Your garden and all its elements are simply awesome.. Loved the watering can and the wicker chair..

Bernideen said...

Oh what cute things! I enjoyed my visit here!

Shelley Germann said...

Love your garden pics! Can't get enough!

Rose Gold said...

I really love the way you design your garden!I also buy things in a garage sales.I bought last week an old basket that has a mini fountain structure in the inside and I add some small flowering plants.For the result,it looked like a place of fairies.Great post.

Rose Crystal said...

Thanks for sharing these photos. I have two of those chairs, well, they look like those and they really suit my garden theme. My garden is like a wonderland of flowers but a small version. LOL. Thanks! I just had a good idea when looking at that angel in your post.