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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Cottage Garden Tour

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea. I am home recovering from knee replacement surgery and thought you would enjoy a re-post of one of my popular posts about Jeri's charming cottage garden tour.  Thank you for all of your prayers, healing thoughts and best wishes.  I am doing well - just not quite ready to start painting and getting out in my garden.  Bentley, my Studio Assistant, was  boarded while I was in the hospital and will be happily coming home tomorrow to assume his duties in the garden and studio.

  Today I would love to re-share with you a charming garden owned and created by Jeri Cunningham in Old Towne Orange, CA.  Jeri's garden was recently featured in the Premiere Issue of Vintage Style Magazine and was on the Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour.  The garden tour features Real Gardens by Real People and 100% of the proceeds go to support local charities.

Jeri lives in a 1916 Craftsman bungalow and owns Jeraldine's Interiors - Interior and Outdoor Design and her creativity and talent is evident in her garden as well as the interior of her home .  

Her front porch is so charming.

Her son-in-law, Michael Scott,  handcrafts cedar planters, garden benches,  potting benches ,obelisks, adorable flower totes and and all kinds of charming cedar garden decor.

I fell in  love with the vegetable stand Michael Scott made.

I love his cedar garden tote and  obelisk and want to buy them for my garden. Prices are very reasonable and you can visit their website at http://www.thecedarrose.com/

Let's take a little tour of Jeri's Garden Room.

She  also opened her delightful garden room filled with her fabulous vintage collections for the garden tour.

This is another one of Michael's charming garden potting benches.  It  can be used indoors or outdoors as it is made from Cedar.  Unfortunately I bought my potting bench a few years ago and it is not nearly as nice as his - wish I had known about him back then - his even has a drawer and two shelves and mine from another company has a "fake" drawer. 

Jeri's pottery collection is charming.

Thank you Jeri for the tour of your delightful garden and garden room.  Jeri can be reached through her website at http://www.jeraldinesinteriors.com/ or jeri@jeraldinesinteriors.com.

                                 "A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance."  Proverbs 15:13
Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those who follow my blog.  Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.  Have a lovely week.  Erin

Have a lovely week.  Blessings, Erin


Jen said...

first of all I ADORE old houses and what a beautiful house she has
added to that all the lovely colours and ways she displays her garden
what a special time you had :)

Sonia said...

I'm in love with her garden and garden room! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place! So much inspiration!
Miss Bloomers

Heirloom treasures said...

How charming the garden room is. Such a lovely garden too.What a talented son. Love the things he makes, especially the potting bench. :)

Anonymous said...

This is an enchanting garden Erin, like yours.
Thank you for sharing.

Ruth Welter said...

Erin, that is such a beautiful garden....thank you for sharing these cheerful photos. Have a great week.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful garden!

LuvWheaties said...

I have visited Jeri's garden many times on the Heard's Garden Tour, and it is always one of my favorites! She invited me into her home last year to look around, and it was as lovely as her garden.

GardenOfDaisies said...

WOW, so much inspiration there! Beautiful garden! I love the potting benches! And I can just imagine a climbing rose or clematis on that obelisk!

Twinkle Terrior said...

Erin - LOVE your blog always! this picture of yours is adorable!!

Betty said...

Thank you for sharing with us such a beautiful garden. I also love her garden room.

Anonymous said...

What loveliness! Everything screams summer, relaxing in the shade with some iced tea, and oh all those beautiful flowers!
Beth P

Vicki Boster said...

Erin- I'm so glad you are doing well and recovering-- this has been such a difficult year for you--- all from an innocent little fall :(

I'm sure Bentley will be so happy to be back home. The cottage is absolutely beautiful- I can't even imagine living there!! Your painting is so so beautiful --

Kathryn said...

Very sweet Erin; hope your knee surgery went well and you are on the mend. Blessings. Kathryn

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