Friday, May 28, 2010

Flags and Flea Market Finds In My Garden


Welcome. I am so glad that you stopped by. We are still having cool weather in Southern California near the coast and I am still serving tea. My garden gate is always open to welcome you. Would you like to sit and relax while sipping a cup of mint tea? My garden is all decked out with flags to celebrate Memorial Day and to honor our Service Men and Women who have given up so much to secure our Freedoms both here and abroad.

I have some fun "thrifty finds" to share with you. The red and white check chair cushions came from Wallmart - - Two for $10.00 or $5.00 each. They are made from a weather proof fabric and are perfect for my flea market garden table and chairs. The red and white check table cloth was $5.00 and it also comes in blue and white check.

Bentley, my helpful Studio Assistant, is already in the garden looking for inspiration for a little flag painting to celebrate Memorial Day.















My flea market Radio Flyer wagon is all decked out for the holiday.









One of my favorite flea market finds is this window with a mirror and little window box. I love using mirrors in my small garden to create the illusion of a larger space.

With so many flags around I could not resist painting a small pot of flowers all dressed up with flags.




Flags flying on the bridge entrance to Balboa Island honoring our Service Men and Women.



Bentley and I are off to Balboa Island to look for climbing pink roses and cottage inspirations for us to paint next week. I received so many e-mails and comments on having a little art lesson on how to paint a cottage with climbing pink roses that we will paint a little cottage together next week. We will paint lilacs after we paint a cottage.

Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those who are following my blog.

Have a lovely Memorial Day. Blessings, Erin

15 comments:

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Your garden looks gorgeous as usual! Just love Bentley!
Hugs,
Lynn

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Everything looks so festive with your red, white and blue! I love your painting. So pretty!!! Have a wonderful holiday. Love & blessings from NC!

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

Your garden is perfect for Memorial Day. I love all of your red white and blue.
Hugs,
Penny

Terra said...

I can tell you are an artist just by looking at how you create beauty by arranging chairs, cushions, flags, wagon, so artistically.
Have a beautiful Memorial Day.

Becca said...

Love Bentley's smile in the last photo. Have a great weekend!

Tennis Girl said...

Erin,
Everything is so pretty. I love the flag tucked in here and there!
Hi to Bentley, too.
xo
Robin

Terry said...

You have the most beautiful garden! And Bentley is so cute, I think he knows how to pose for your pictures!

Thank you for continuing to inspire me with all your lovelies!

Happy Memorial Day,
Terry

Donna said...

Your garden looks wonderful, Erin, and I love your painting. Bentley is the sweetest!

Happy Memorial Day!
Hugs,
Donna

dobco said...

Love all the colorful celebration you have going on in your garden. Enjoy these cooler days...I'm afraid the hot ones are on their way!

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

DEAR ERIN YOUR GARDEN IS SO DARLING THE RED AND BLUE COLORS YUST PERFECT,WHAT AN ARTIST YOU ARE....HUGS AND BLESSINGS...SANDRA

shabbydreaming said...

LOVE all your pictures, the outside tabkle and chairs looks very inviting!!

AshTreeCottage said...

What a lovely and patriotic garden!! Give your sweet Bentley a big hug from me!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Phyllis said...

Can't wait for the lessons!

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