Category Archives: Garden/Tea Time

Embracing The Splendor of Summer in My Enchanting Cottage Garden🌸🌸🌸

Like a symphony’s final note, the closing of a summer garden in a whispered promise that beauty will return, carried on the wings of time… As the warm embrace of summer envelops my quaint cottage garden, a symphony of colors and fragrances dances upon the gentle breeze. The roses, oh the roses! Their petals unfurl for the second and third time this season, painting the landscape with hues of crimson, blush, and ivory. Their delicate beauty is a testament to nature’s resilience and the care that we have lovingly bestowed upon them. Amidst the verdant foliage, the hydrangeas stand proud … Read the full blog post

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When Adventures Collide: 🚗 A Tale of Laughter and Antiquing

“Life is an adventure, and every day is a chance to discover something new.” – Marcia💗 Hello, sweet friends… Today, I have a hilarious story to share with you…a day of unexpected turns and laughter that occurred while my husband embarked on his own adventure back East with college friends and family, and I kept the home fires burning with Anastasia & Camille. As my husband ventured off for his exciting trip… I decided to make the most of my time back home by planning some fun outings with friends. One of the highlights was an anticipated Garden tour, located … Read the full blog post

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🌸A Serendipitous Garden Tour Friendship🌸

In the garden of life, friends are the fragrant roses that add color and joy to our journey… -Marcia Hello, sweet friend… Happyyyyyy August!!!! As the summer sun bathes the earth in its warm embrace, there’s nothing quite like attending local garden tours to indulge in the splendor of nature. During one of my garden explorations, I stumbled upon a garden that captivated my heart. The meticulous arrangement of flowers, the harmonious blend of colors, and the artistic use of space left me awe-stuck. Intrigued to know more about the green-thumbed genius behind this masterpiece, I decided to pen a … Read the full blog post

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Hosting a Delightful Flower Garden Party: A Unique Twist for a Summer Gathering🏡💐

“You know what’s perfect about today? Everything!“ -Barbie💗 As the summer arrives it’s the perfect time to gather friends and loved ones for a delightful garden party. While the traditional barbecues and picnics are always enjoyable, why not consider hosting a garden flower party this year? Imagine the serene ambiance of blooming flowers, the delightful scent of roses, and the joy of creating personalized flower bouquets. In this blog post, I will share ideas of hosting a garden flower party and how to create a memorable experience for guests. To start off the garden flower party, I took a leisurely … Read the full blog post

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Summer Bliss at Home🏡

“Summer at home is an invitation to slow down, savor the simple joys and rediscover the beauty in everyday moments.” -Marcia Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are well. During the summer months, my favorite place to be is right at home… There’s something incredibly comforting about being in my sweet home when the weather is at its best. The warm rays of the sun filter through the windows… creating a pleasant ambiance that instantly lifts my spirits… One of the main reasons I adore spending summers at home is our thriving garden… It’s a symphony of colors and scents, … Read the full blog post

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🌸The Enchanting Magic of Peonies: 🌸Summer Delight in My Garden

“No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find.” -C.S. Lewis Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… Peonies, with their exquisite beauty, mesmerizing colors, and alluring fragrance, possess an undeniable magic that transforms my garden into a realm of wonder and happiness. As I witness their blooming spectacle each summer… I am reminded of the profound connection we share with nature and the simple joys that bring light to our lives… the magic of peonies, like nature itself… is a gift that continues to inspire, uplift, and fill my heart with … Read the full blog post

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A Celebration of Lilacs & Blooming…

“Lilacs are nature’s way of reminding us that the simplest things can bring us the greatest pleasure.” -Unknown Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are well… With their intoxicating fragrance and delicate purple petals, lilacs hold a special place in the hearts of many…marking the transition from spring to summer, and bringing color and vibrancy to the garden. However, just like any living thing, even these stunning flowers have their moments of vulnerability. A couple of weeks ago, I came across two lilac trees that had seen better days. Their branches were drooping and the leaves had lost their luster. … Read the full blog post

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Embracing the Spirit of Summer: Flags, Decor, and the Joyful Anticipation!☀️⛱️🍉

“Just living is not enough…one must sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Anderson Hello, sweet friend… Can you feel the excitement in the air? As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, I find myself bursting with anticipation for the glorious season that lies ahead. I simply couldn’t contain my enthusiasm any longer, so I decided to embrace the spirit of summer by adorning my surroundings with Fourth of July flags and decorations! Now, I must admit embellishing a little outside dormer uplifted my spirits even more! One of the things I’most excited about is exploring … Read the full blog post

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My She Shed/Spring/Part3/Tour🥰

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandala Hello, sweet friend… Living in the Pacific Northwest can be an exciting adventure for outdoor enthusiasts. At the same time, the region’s unpredictable weather can sometimes put a damper on outdoor projects. As someone who has experienced this first hand, I understand how frustrating it can be when a DIY project takes longer than expected due to inclement weather. For example, a few weeks ago I started a refresh on my outdoor she-shed. However, the constant rain and wind made the project go much longer than anticipated. The good … Read the full blog post

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“It always seems impossible until it is done.” Hello, sweet friend… Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest can present challenges when it comes to completing outdoor projects due to the region’s inclement weather… such was the case this past week… due to cooler temperatures, and rainfall I realized that my spring She Shed refresh… would most likely take longer than I had anticipated… however… I do look forward to sharing the finished project with you…if I can manage to complete it… until then here is the link to Part 1🌸My Cottage She Shed & Spring Refresh|Part 1🌸 where I shared … Read the full blog post

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