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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Winter Garden at The Vintage Lady

Welcome. I am so glad that you stopped by. With snow on the ground in all fifty states you are just in time to take a break from the weather and join me. My friend Kathy, who owns the Vintage Lady in Old Town Tustin, CA, invited us to have tea with her and take a tour of her Winter Vintage Garden. We are having a break in our very rainy weather in Southern California today . . . . I don't know about you, but I am anxious for Spring and Spring garden planting and need to get outside. Kathy has a way of adding color to her garden even in the winter.

Let's get Bentley, my Studio Assistant, and go for a visit.

Bentley is ready to go - he loves going in the car and exploring Kathy's garden.

Old Town Tustin is like going back in time. The mail man picks up the Vintage Lady's mail in a basket left by the front door .

Let's take a peek inside before we go out in the back to her charming little garden filled with old Vintage finds.

Kathy does such a great job "bringing the outside inside" by decorating her shop with old vintage garden furniture.

Every room in her little cottage is painted a different color.

Let's go outside into the garden. Her vintage garden is charming year round - even in the Winter when very few flowers are in bloom.

Kathy adds color with charming signs and vintage figurines .

Love her red winter primroses.

The addition of adorable blue birds to a simple ivy plant is a great way to brighten winter garden plants.

A sweet little ferry with a wicker heart supporting the green plant is adorable and not a bloom in sight.

Looks like a few blooms are starting to peek out inspired by all of our rain.

Kathy designs her darling signs and has a local artist paint them. The red brings so much life and color to her winter garden.

The darling little blue birds are going to go home with me to live in my winter garden.

I love how bright and cheerful the red settee looks in the garden. Hmm - I may have to take this home with me.

Look how cute the old red wagon looks with hearty green plants .

Another sweet cherub brightens a green plant.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to the Vintage Lady. Kathy has a website where you can see more of her adorable shop and garden:

The Vintage Lady
434 El Camino Real
Old Town Tustin, CA 92780

714 731-0422

Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those who follow my blog. Please let me know if you would like to see me paint something special or have any questions.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin


Anonymous said...

I love that little Shop and Kathy is so clever with her plants. The blue birds are adorable - they almost look like they are carved from wood and painted.

Love, Leslie

sandra lee said...

I am putting this on my list of places to visit real soon! Her style is definitely mine too! Thank you for the visit!

Becca said...

What a charming little place! I'm going to check out her site and hopefully be able to visit there one day. Thank you for the lovely tour! :)

Anonymous said...

I loved being outside with you. So nice to see things blooming while we still have snow on the ground here! So looking forward to spring!

Anonymous said...

Oh - my my - what a darling shop - Bentley is equally as darling.

Createology said...

I just found your blog and thank you and Bentley very much for the lovely tours. I moved from this area of So Cal and miss it a lot. I don't miss the traffic or crowds but the treasures of tea houses and antique shoppes and year round flowers are sorely missed. Keep sharing...

*Ulrike* said...

What a treasure place! If we ever make it to CA I'd love to visit it. I am definitely going to check out her website. Those bluebirds are adorable, and would look so cute in the garden. All the signs, sigh, I wish we had such a place here! By the way Bentley looked so cute with his scarf on!
Thanks for the visit today, and hope you had a nice time.