Friday, April 30, 2010

Pretty Things In The Garden

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I started out taking photos of my roses since they are all pretty much in bloom now. Then I got distracted by other things in the garden! So I’ll post the roses another day.

Here’s what caught my eye today in my garden.
bench
A Knockout Rose growing through the spaces in my potting bench.

Forkchandy

My fork chandelier (from my friend Linda) glowing in the afternoon sunlight.

Jardin

Bluestone
Tilepaver
The mosaic pavers I use. I didn’t make them.

Edgers
I did make those mosaic cement  edgers above.

Bunny
A sweet bunny peeking out.

teacupbirdfeeder
A teacup birdfeeder I made last year. Look in my tutorials category if you want to make one too.

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Roses growing through some ironwork in the front yard.

Yellowflowers

My little pot of sunshine.

picketfence
I've really been overwhelmed by all the new readers here - I keep asking myself why? LOL!  I do want to let you know that I am very thankful for each of you that take the time to stop by and visit. I hope you all have wonderful weekends!


P.S. Monday is the May Book Giveaway 

64 comments:

Tennis Girl said...

Manuela,
Your garden is charming. I love your potting bench :)
Robin

Happy@Home said...

Your rose bush truly is a "knock out". I have some that are the same color, but only half as tall. I was able to cut a little bouquet from them yesterday. Your garden ornaments are all so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Gorgeous!!!!! I love the Knock Out Rose and the great potting bench!!!

Jennifer said...

Manuela...When I see pictures of your sweet garden, it makes me want to get a good book and curl up in there and read. It is amazing how your gardens look so homey, as if the coziness of your home flows outside as well.


Have a lovely weekend,
Jen

Marla said...

Manuela, these images of your garden are beautiful, it is a quentesential cottage garden. So very calming and energizing at the same time. Thanks for sharing, Smiles, Marla

julie said...

Such beautiful roses! Being, in the South, you are ahead of us in the season. I am anxiously awaiting the first bloom. The bushes we planted last year are covered with buds ready to open. I can openly hope they will be as abundant as yours!

Laura said...

Your photos are amazing -- probably the reason for all of the new readers.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Oh, maybe because you are so creative and your pictures are beautiful... or because your beautiful personality comes through all the prettiness of your home and garden. :)

When I have a surge of readership, I know I've been linked to from somewhere and wonder... who?

Always Nesting said...

I feel like I'm basking in the sun instead of walking in the Oregon rain :)

Stacey said...

Beautiful! I sure wish I had some of those Knockout roses. It's just too shady on our lot in the woods.

1 Funky Woman said...

Oh, it's just so beautiful! I love seeing all the fun things you add to your garden. I love the pavers and the tea cup!

trish said...

Good Morning.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden with us. What a nice way to start my day. :o)
Have a wonderful day.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Blissitydoodah said...

Hi Manuela!
I love the sights you found, especially the roses coming thru and the fork with prisms!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the look of the roses coming through the dusty blue potting bench! It looks like a magazine cover!
xo
Penny

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous photos, Manuela!

Our Knock Outs haven't bloomed yet. I love how ours look when they grow through the stair railing of the back porch.

Happy Weekend!

Connie said...

Your garden is lush and gorgeous, sugar. I wish mine here in this desert looked that good, but we're trying each year to make it beautiful. Your little stones are darling!
xoxo,
Connie

Roses and Lilacs said...

I like your potting bench and love the mosiac steppers. Your garden looks great. We are way behind and won't have roses for another several weeks.

You must have been visiting and leaving comments on some new blogs. That is what usually brings new folks to my site.
Marnie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What do you mean "why"? You have a great blog, Manuela! A lovely home and obviously a lovely garden to match. Your roses look fantastic and what a nice shot of them coming through your potting bench.

Debbie said...

See now, THIS is what I love about your style and why I read this blog. You have such an eye for putting together things that look perfect. I am positive that if I tried to pull together what you have, it would just look like a mess. YOURS is just lovely and a place I would like to visit. I love those mosiac edges, btw.

Amanda said...

Your garden is sooo beautiful! I love all your little touches and your fork chandelier! Have a great weekend.

Michelle Hoad said...

Wow! I have the exact same gate! I just posted a picture of it this morning. I am trying to decide what to plant on it. I was thinking something that vined, like clematis or jasmine. I love the mosaic stepping stones. I am going to make a hopscotch for my girls out of concrete pavers in my back garden. I wonder if I could make them mosaic and get the numbers visible? I'll have to contemplate that one.

Richella said...

Oh, Manuela, I wish you lived next door to me! What a treasure you must be in your neighborhood--and what a treasure you are in the bloggy neighborhood! That's why you have new readers, girl--you offer so much inspiration!

Have a great weekend!

Sharon said...

Manuela,

Thank you for the tour through your garden. Just beautiful! The rose peeking through the Potting Shed would have caught my eye too! Oh how I long to see some flowers! We were getting some Violets blooming, but then got snow! Love the chandelier (on my list of projects) and the mosiac pavers and edgers. Charming!

Have a blessed weeekend!

Sharon

mizdarlin said...

Your garden is wonderful! And love your pavers, too-your sense of old and new blending so well is fabulous-and I'm very jealous, miss having a garden for sure!

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
You have so many new readers because your blog is wonderful and you are wonderful too!
Hugs, Rhondi

Darlene said...

Morning Manuela,

Now not only do I want your mad decorating skills but I want your garden and yard too!!!!! I absolutely LOVE Knock Out roses and want to do a whole bed of them. I think they are named that because they knock themselves out blooming constantly. I LOVE your mosaic pavers, the bird feeder, the ironwork....just EVERYTHING you have shown. Makes my post today showing my little front yard bed look a little sad........ You definitely give me inspiration to get working away on my yard!!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.♥

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Manuela, I love the pretty organic and handmade things in your garden. I am doing a tutorial on how to make a teacup birdfeeder next week. I received one from a friend I asked her how she made them.

For my anniversary, hubby got me a potting table. It is being painted a charcoal grey right now. I can't wait to get it here!

As usual it is so much fun to come and visit. I'm always in for a treat!

BTW- Thanks for the heads up about the giveaway coming soon. I'll be looking for it. Thanks again!
Yvonne

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Manuela~

Your garden is SO beautiful! I love all of the wonderful details~ the mosaic stepping stones and edgers, the fork chandelier, and your gorgeous potting bench of course! I love the teacup bird feeder, too. It adds such a whimsical touch to your garden! My friend across the street made one a few years ago, and I have always admired it. :)

I hope you have a beautiful weekend! :)

Shirlee said...

It's nice to see things blooming in some parts of the world. Your garden is lovely and full of colour, like a garden should be.
I really like the mosaic stepping stones and edging. I've been trying to come up with something substantial, yet attractive to edge a troublesome area and after seeing this, you've given me a great idea.
I always find inspiration here on your blog.
Thanks =)

Linda said...

I think those are the prettiest pavers I've ever seen. It's still cool and overcast here most of the time. I'm hoping it will warm up so I can take a walk. Linda

June said...

Love your garden!! The mosaic tiles are very pretty. :)

Angie said...

You have the kind of garden I want! Love seeing pictures of it!

mamajuliana said...

So much beauty around your home!! I wish that I could create such a haven!!

nycgirl0501 said...

You have so many followers because you make the world a beautiful place! Have a great weekend!

Julie Harward said...

How beautiful! A surprise that you didn't plan on..the best kind! It is all very lovely...wish I could come see it. Have a good weekend :D

KJ's Restart Button said...

Manuela, as one of your newer readers I just want you to know how much I look forward to new posts from you. Love your style.

AshTreeCottage said...

I am in love with both your garden and your charming potting bench!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Nadine said...

Beautiful photos - thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful garden. That teacup bird feeder is beyond charming! And you have so many followers here because you are lovely and charming and you have a beautiful warm inviting home and blog!

Adrienne said...

Your garden is beautiful, Manuela. I love the potting bench and the flowers peeking through add such charm! What I really love are those mosaic stepping stones - what a wonderful thing to add to your garden. Thanks for sharing the beauty outside your home with us today.
~Adrienne~

Mary Ellen said...

Manuela loved looking at your garden! I remember seeing that potting table of yours before, in fact, I copied the picture to my garden file- so want one of those!! I love the fork chandy too, the pavers are so neat- I could look forever and still see something different each time!

bee blessed
mary

http://mischellelooky.blogspot.com/ said...

Manuela, Your garden and your home are sooo beautiful. I love your blog it is so inspiring. I just started blogging and it is very new to me but I seem to be muddling through ok. I love it. I just moved into my grandparents old home and we are working in the flower beds. Your roses remind me of my grandmothers. Trying my best to baby them as much as she did! Thank you for all of the wonderful photos. Have a blessed weekend.

Linda said...

Your roses are stunning, Manuela~ and I love the blue paint on the potting bench!

Sue said...

your garden is very pretty...Hope your enjoying the beautiful weather we are having....have a fun weekend!

Recycled Rita said...

The reason you have so many readers is your blog is charming. You make so many things for your own home and it is pretty, you are warm and friendly and frugal...which in this economy is needed! And you also add a touch of whimsy to things! I love it!
karen....

Grandma said...

Do you know how lucky you are? We actually had snow, rain, wind and a little sunshine today. Our lawns are getting green but the flowerbeds are mostly brown. Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers with us!!!!

Grandma said...

Just going through your blog catching up and noticed you had a giveaway. Where do you get your toile napkins and tissue paper? I MUST have some. Gelswood@aol.com

Marianne@Songbird said...

Ah you have so many little whimsical and funny and beautiful things in your garden. Love them!

Oliva said...

Aww...spring! I can see myself sitting in your garden and enjoying its beauty!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Absolutely lovely Manuela!

supplies overflowing! said...

I would love to explore your garden and discover its surprises!

Storybook Woods said...

Sighhhh, stunning, can I move in with you xoxox Clarice

Suzanne said...

Everything is so pretty! The roses, the bench, the teacup birdfeeder (too cute)...and the mosaics. Can you please send some of your gorgeous weather our way so I can play in my yard? We had snow this past week!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Manuela, I adore that potting bench! I've been looking for one myself. The one I originally had for my garden, that I purchased from a consignment shop, started falling apart shortly after I put it outside. Which is why it's in my kitchen holding pots and pans!
Brenda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty garden. I love roses.

Debbie said...

Lovely! You are so ahead of the Northwest in blooming plants. The potting bench is wonderful. I can just smell the aroma from the roses.Mmmmmm.
Debbie

Kathleen Grace said...

Your garden is as beautiful as your home! How do you do it all?

StephanieinSD said...

Love your roses!!

Betty's corner of the world said...

Hi Manuela ... I love your garden pictures ..I love the blue! ...I've never used blue in my gardens, but this year I'm painting a couple things blue ..I love the blue with red combo ...I think it looks so 'French"
Hugz ..Betty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Why? Because we love you! (Remember that from the Mickey Mouse show?) Pretty photos. laurie

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

How about a tutorial on how you made the mosaic edgers!

Amber said...

Your garden is beautiful!

Melanie said...

You are an amazing gardener. Beautiful!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Manuela I absolutely LOVE your garden and the sweet things you have in it like your mosaic edgers and stepping stones but especially your potting bench. That is so cute. I MISS my flowers especially all my roses. I had a lot of David Austen roses and climbers. I have never posted photo's of my back garden because I can't find my photo's or Cd's since the move but when I do I'll make sure to do that. I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog. Enjoy your day....Maura:)