Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Little Corners Of My Yard

I thought you might like a glimpse into the corners of my yard.

I'm sure you know by now, that I love decorating with flea market and garage sale finds. The yard is no exception.

The cute little garden gate came from, where else, the Ventura Flea Market.
It leads down a path to my Secret Garden.


The cute green shutter also came from the Ventura Flea Market.



This tree, is a curly willow that we only planted last May. I love the curly willow. It will eventually grow like a tunnel that you can walk through.

I had to show you, my shabby old chair that I got from one of my walks around the neighborhood. (Someone was actually throwing it out).

Last year we planted this grapevine, and now it has the biggest grape leaf that I have ever seen.

I hope you enjoy seeing a little part of my yard. I love just walking around, or sitting and reading a favorite magazine, and sipping iced tea.
We will be out there on Sunday, having Father's Day brunch.

Have a great afternoon!


27 comments:

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

How darling! I love your green shutter, and the chair in the last photo! Your garden is just lovely!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I've enjoyed seeing your beautiful garden. You've added just the right amount of charm and interest with your wonderful finds. I especially like that chair...my favorite shade of blue!

Prairie Home-Sherry said...

Hi!Love you site! Come visit me soon...I live also in So. Ca.
Prairiehome.typepad.com

Jerusalem said...

How cute- I love the chair and the shutters. Looks like a lovely yard!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Ooh again lovely photos! The green shutters are gorgeous- so shabby chic!!!

The French Nest said...

You have fabulous taste...I love all of your finds! And a Father's Day brunch in the backyard sounds like a wonderful idea!

KLKinFLA said...

Your yard is lovely! You guys have GREAT flea markets out there...wish you could send some my way.
Karen

Deb said...

What a wonderful "secret garden" you have - filled with so many treasures. It looks charming.

Laurie Anne said...

Hi
Love the chair! I'm looking for a well loved chair for by my front door. Thanks for the inspiration :0)

PAT said...

Hi Rosemary! I loved my walk around your yard. That curly willow is wonderful! The little chair looks great!

I've been in and out of the blogging world this week. Trying to catch up, now!

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Your hydrangeas are gorgeous. Our Endless Summers were knocked back by that bad frost a couple months ago. They're pretty and green, but not one single bloom or bud!

Pat
Back Porch Musings

Rhoda said...

Rosemary, you really have a charming backyard. Wish mine looked like that. I haven't shown the ugly parts of mine, but there are a'plenty!

Rhoda

Genevieve Olsen said...

Oh,Rosemary your garden is lovely.
By the way I found the Victoria 1998 on the Practical Magic house on my bookcase!!!!If you have not seen it I would be happy to email it to you,just email me your address:
bella-enchanted@hotmail.com
"See" you soon!

Felicia said...

Oh, I love your yard! Little treasures around every corner :)

thevintageboquet said...

Hello Rosemary..Your yard pics are great..I felt like I was on an escape!Oh and Happy belated Birthday..Thanks for the kind words re: my blog..enjoy Deb

The Tattered Nest said...

love your blog! you have a beautiful yard...I love the old chair with the spindles missing..take care,Gail

Southern Heart said...

Your yard is full of charm...very welcoming! I can see that a lot of love has gone into it...I especially love that shutter! Thank you for sharing your photos with us!

I hope that you have a great weekend! Do you all have a flea market this weekend?

Love, Andrea

KLKinFLA said...

Hey, Rosemary
Me again...glad you liked my post. This article referenced the Spadena House and Carmel...it was a great article!

I wanted to write and tell you congratulations on your daughter's wedding! Also, if she's going to do pumpkins, check out that book I mentioned last week...The Candlelit Home. He shows some amazing white pumpkins made to look like Cinderella's coach.

Have a great weekend!

the feathered nest said...

Rosemary, you have such a cute backyard with so many charming things! That old chair is perfect - their loss and your gain!

Have a great weekend!

Manuela

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Rosemary, everything in your yard looks as great as everything in your home. The shutters, chair etc. all add that "special Rosemary touch"...
Lidy

Nonnie said...

I love that chair in the last photo. Can't believe someone would be throwing out something so sweet. Your garden looks really lovely.

DebraK said...

Loved the tour of your yard! I picked up an old chair curbside too, but it has finally seen the end...LOL. The vintage treasures you have added to your garden give it a nice personal touch.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

I totally would have picked up that cute chair, too!

Your garden and yard is so pretty, you should give tours.
I love your stone patio. What do you have planted in between the flat stones?

Kimberly :)

Andrea said...

I love your weathered wooden finds (fence, shutter) - what a lovely texture they add to your garden.

Thank you for the inspiration (and believe me - my garden could use a shot of inspiration right about now....)

Allison said...

Rosemary, your yard is so pretty! I really like all of the great flea market and garage sale finds - especially your little chair. The gate is so cute too - makes me really want to walk through it and see your secret garden. The patio reminds me of ours. I bet you'll have a great time outside having brunch!

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Storybook Woods said...

Rosemary, what a charming yard. All the shabby touches, very insriping. You have me thinking I need to do more with my yard. thank you xoxox Clarice

restyled home said...

What a beautiful little garden...it would be a fun place to explore!

cammyk said...

I enjoyed my walk through your back yard. Very charming!!